221 posts categorized "Halloween"

09/27/2022

Tue 27

Happy Ghosts on a Forest Path by Jean Okimoto

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The new Forest Path from our Christmas 2022 Collection is quickly becoming a Design Team favorite.  It's great for frosty winter scenes like Sara's and Trina's.  Add wide-eyed ghosts from the Ghosts in the Forest set - and it's a Halloween card too!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here sharing a fall scene with a combo from our Fall and Christmas Collections.

Prep the Forest Path die by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the tiny offcuts around the treetops.  Cut it from black cardstock.

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Cut a piece of the dark gray/brown Earth Neutral 6x6 to fit behind the black diecut and attach it.  It's either an old country road winding thru the woods - or a muddy stream after a fall rainstorm.   Attach it to a top-folded dark orange A2 card.

Cut the ghosts from the Ghosts in the Forest set.  Love their faces!  Attach them to the background with foam tape.

Cut Boo Posh Script from black cardstock and the bright yellow-green Lush Green Collection 6x6.

Use a hard rubber brayer and frayed burlap Distress Oxide ink to highlight the texture of Kraft Woodgrain Paper.  Dry the ink and diecut Rickety House - just the main section, not the roof section.  Cut the roof from the dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6.  Cut a scrap of the yellow glittered Twinkling Jewel 6x6 for a sparkly door and windows.

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Thanks for visiting our blog - hope you enjoyed this little detour from our Christmas designs.  Halloween cards are always fun to send - and receive - before the Christmas rush.

See you in October...

Jeansignature-3

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09/15/2022

Thu 15

Gated and Ghosted Creepy Cabin Happy Halloween
by Anne Thompson

I've got an extra post this week and decided to make one more Halloween card before I switch gears and start creating for the December holidays.  The Creepy Cabin sits behind the Fancy Gate while Ghosts in the Forest swirl around.  I think my grandsons will like this one!

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to make this card

  • start with a white notecard
  • cut the CREEPY CABIN 94634 in the center of a piece of BLACK GLOSSY PAPER SH44004; trim it with one of the larger rectangles from RECTANGLE BASICS SET 30086 (or trim with your paper cutter 5 1/4 X 4)
  • add scraps of orange paper behind the cabin windows and door
  • add a scrap of a coral plaid paper from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013 behind the cabin cut-out
  • attach the finished cabin panel to the front of the notecard
  • cut the FANCY GATE GLOBE 94623 from another piece of the Black Glossy Paper and attach it over the cabin, bending the side hinges a bit for more dimension
  • cut the background HAPPY HALLOWEEN POSH SCRIPT 94585 from a scrap of orange paper and the detailed lettering from a scrap of the coral plaid paper; glue them together and place at the top of the card where it will overlap the top of the gate a tiny bit
  • cut three of the small ghosts from GHOSTS IN THE FOREST 94622 using white glitter paper from the MAJESTIC HUES GLITTER PAD GP1008; add them to the front against the black paper with dimensional foam dots

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

09/11/2022

Sun 11

Halloween Easel
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I can’t get enough of these adorable ghosts, so I had to use them again but this time for a Halloween easel card.


Started by die cutting a moon mask with a Circle Basics die and attached it to an A2 size Bristol panel.  Using blender brushes, ink blended Speckled Egg, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress inks for the sky.  Splattered with diluted black and white gouache paints for some texture.

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The Fancy Gate Globe was then die cut twice from black cardstock.  Trimmed off the arches on both; on one of them, cut in half and cut away the gate details.  Adhered them together like so to create a fence with the gate.  Great way to stretch your supplies. 😉

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Next, die cut the Woodgrain Tree Trunk from black cardstock and the ghosts from white.  Added shading to the moon and ghosts with Copic Sketch markers, then assemble the scene onto the panel.  The right ghost was popped up with foam adhesive for dimension.  Spritz the entire panel with a shimmer spray for some sparkle (sorry couldn’t capture it in the photos).

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To create the easel base, scored the front of an A2 size top folding card base at 2.75” and adhered the panel to the bottom half below the scored line.  The Happy Halloween Posh Script sentiment with shadow was then die cut from white and navy cardstock to be used as the stopper.  Here’s a side view of it all propped up.

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And here’s the view from the front.

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And that is it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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09/10/2022

Sat 10

Ghostly Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

 

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Transition from late summer to fall - and Halloween - with ghosts and the new Creepy Cabin.  The floral background from the Garland 6x6 set is perfect for summer, fall and winter projects.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with another idea featuring a die from our Fall '22 Collection.

Cut the Garland 6x6 floral print with the largest Nested Globe die.  

Cut the Creepy Cabin die from Kraft Woodgrain Paper - leave an extra ⅓" above and below the bottom of the design.  Cut it with a portion of the 3" wide Nested Globe die.  Attach a scrap of the yellow Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad sheet behind the house to illuminate the windows and double-door.

The ghosts and bats are from the popular Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - a favorite for Halloween cards.  Cut them from heavy white cardstock and Black Glossy Paper (it's very sturdy cardstock that's great for scored and embossed designs).

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Attach the diecuts to a top-folded green A2 card.  Add the large Clear Fairy Drops.  Cut an A2-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the Fairy Drops and card for mailing.

Thanks for visiting the blog...have a great weekend!

Jeansignature-3

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09/08/2022

Thu 08

Boo to You
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple Halloween card for you featuring new products from the fall release.

I die cut the ghosts from white cardstock and randomly glued them to a black cardstock panel.

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Once the glue was dry, I trimmed the overhanging ghosts from the background and glued it to to a orange cardstock mat.  I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a white card base.

I die cut the shadow from the "Boo to You" die from orange cardstock and the words from white cardstock.  I glued the words to the orange shadow die cut, then glued it to a vellum die cut circle.  Next, I glued this to my card and that's it!  Cutting all the ghosts was probably the most time consuming part of the card.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Donnasignature

 

Supplies

94622 Ghosts in the Forest Craft Die

94587 Boo Posh Script Die

 

 

09/06/2022

Tue 06

Flying Witch on a Golden Broom by Jean Okimoto

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Traditional holiday colors and designs are nice...but Halloween gives us a great excuse to play with colors and design elements.  Like a Black Glossy cardstock witch with a pink cape riding a shimmery golden broom.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a mix-and-match Halloween idea, just for fun.

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Cut Exquisite Leaf Frame from the dark orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.  

Cut Flying Witch from Black Glossy Paper (it's  cardstock).  Cut the cape section from the pink sheet in the Berry Red Collection. Cut the broom from a gold sheet in the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad.  Trim it and attach it over the Black Glossy broom.

Cut the 1-¼" moon from the white Polished Foil Pad sheet using the Circle Basics die.

Cut 2 bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set - from Black Glossy cardstock.

Cut Boo Posh Script from black cardstock and the orange cardstock used for the leaf frame.

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Attach the diecuts to a dark orange A2 card - use foam dots for the witch's cape and the bottom of the broom.

Have fun experimenting with this design - try it with different cape colors - like chartreuse, teal, coral or fuchsia. And post it as your entry in our September Falling for Fall Challenge!

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

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09/05/2022

Mon 05

Happy Halloween Scene
by Anne Thompson

The view from my window inspired today's card...cattails and trees border the pond in my yard.  To make it into a Halloween scene, I added a yellow full moon and the flying witch against a glittery night sky.

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There are so many papers on this 6X6 card.

  • BLACK GLOSSY PAPER SH44004 as the 6X6 background
  • WOODSY PLAID PP1018, one on top of the black glossy paper and five different plaids for trees and cattails
  • MAJESTIC HUES GLITTER PAD GP1008 black glitter paper for the inner night sky background
  • EARTH NEUTRALS COLLECTION SP1009 brown for a tree and two layers of black for the witch and the Happy Halloween background
  • SUNNY ORANGE COLLECTION SP1002 for the moon and Happy Halloween lettering

These are the five dies I used.

  • a circle die from the CIRCLE BASICS SET 30087
  • WOODGRAIN TREE TRUNK 94630
  • CATTAIL BORDER 94625
  • FLYING WITCH 94624
  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN POSH SCRIPT 94585

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to make this card

  • start with a piece of Black Glossy Paper cut 6X6
  • add a layer of plaid just a scant bit smaller than the black glossy paper
  • make the inner panel next starting with a 5 7/8" square of black glitter paper
  • die cut a circle for the moon from yellow cardstock and add it to the upper right corner
  • cut out a bunch of trees--I ended up using only 4 with the darkest one in the back and the lightest one popped up with dimensional foam in the foreground
  • die cut the cattails and color the tips with a brown marker; add to the bottom of the trees; trim this panel as needed and add to the card
  • die cut two of the flying witch and her cape and glue them together for more dimension and add to the upper right corner with dimensional foam dots
  • cut two of the Happy Halloween background from black cardstock and glue together
  • cut one of the detailed Happy Halloween lettering from yellow cardstock and add to the background using a glue pen
  • add the sentiment to the lower left corner of the panel

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

09/04/2022

Sun 04

Creating Halloween Decor
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I thought now would be a good time to share a 3-D Halloween ornament with you for those of you who enjoy making their own holiday decorations. My design can either be hung like an ornament, or I have it sitting up on my desk for decoration.

To make the display, I used a combination of new release die cuts as well as older dies. I encourage you to look at the various dome layer dies because there are so many that can be used for Christmas or winter as well as Halloween and fall.

The highlight of the display is the new Fancy Gate Globe die that I used in the front. I really wanted it to be the star of the show and open up to reveal an vignette in the back. I cut the gate out of black mirror paper so that it really shines and looks different from the plain black cardstock I used in the back of the card.

I also used a couple of the new ghost dies in the gates so that they added a spooky front to the card.

When you open up the gates, this is what you see:

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I added some spooky trees in dark grey as well as a hill and the brand new Creepy Cabin die. I chose a bright orange for the house so that it would really pop, but I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the top to give it an aged look.

To finish the display, I added some Halloween twine to the top.

Here is another view of the layers:

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A list of the items I used on the card:

94623 Fancy Gate Globe die

94532 Nested Globes die

94491 Snowglobe Backer

94509 Winter Wood Dome Layer

94508 Haunted House Dome Layer

94634 Creepy Cabin

94622 Ghosts in the Forest

FP1003 Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Laurasignature

 

 

09/02/2022

Fri 02

Location, Location, Location by Jean Okimoto

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Congrats to the winners of the August Yellow Card Challenge!  Here's some inspiration for September's Falling for Fall Challenge.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more new designs from our Fall '22 Collection.

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It's like a Halloween Street of Dreams here  - with a trio of home designs to chose from.  Cut the new Rickety House and fence from the pale gray Earth Neutrals 6x6 Collection.  Cut just the house portion from the Creepy Cabin die from black cardstock.  Cut the house and part of the ground of the Haunted House Dome Layer from the brown 6x6 in the Earth Neutrals Collection.

Attach little pieces of the cream 6x6 from the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad  behind the doors and windows of the three houses.

Cut the new Woodgrain Tree Trunk from a brown Earth Neutrals 6x6.

The Haunted Entrance Dome Layer die set includes great holiday icons.  Cut the ghosts from heavy white cardstock.  Cut the bats from a Black Glossy 8.5x11 sheet.

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Attach the diecuts to an orange A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  

It's always fun to mix and match old and new items.  There are so many ways to combine classic favorite Halloween designs - have fun designing your Halloween cards, tags, treat wrappers,  layouts and  deccor.  

Thanks for visiting the blog - see you again next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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08/31/2022

Wed 31

Haunted House Halloween Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a halloween scene card using the Nested Globe die set to create a window to the Creepy Cabin with bats and ghosts flying around.

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Windows:

Take the 3 grey/brown gradient Earth Neutral and trim down to A2 size.  Keep the scraps.  Take the matching sized Nested Globe die to the  and center of the darkest color card panel and die cut out the center.   Repeat on the other 2 panels with the next 2 size Nested Globe dies.  Cut the scrap pcs in to 1/2" strips and glue 2 pcs together. Glue the strips around the edge of each panel to create a little depth between the layers.

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Die Cuts:

Die cut the Creepy Cabin and the fence from Rickety House die set from the same matching dark brown Earth Neutral paper. Die cut the bats from Haunted Entrance Globe Layered die set and Fancy Gate Globe die from Black Glossy paper. Die cut the ghosts from the Haunted Entrance Globe Layered die set from white paper.

Ink Blending:

To make the sky ink blend Distress Oxide Mustard Seed from the lower to center on a white card stock slightly bigger than the smallest opening.  Then ink blend Distress Oxide Ripe Persimmon around the outside edges.  set aside.  Take another scrap white card stock and repeat same ink blending process.  Let dry and then die cut the top Happy Halloween Posh Scrip die and the pumpkins from Haunted Entrance Globe Layered die.  

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Assembly:

Fussy cut the trees from the Creepy Cabin.  Glue the Creepy Cabin to the bottom panel.  Glue the fence to to the back of the Creepy Cabin.  Trim off the fence behind the door and window.  Adhere the sky panel behind the Creepy Cabin.   Adhere 1 of the ghost to the front of the panel.  Take the middle panel and adhere the trees to the back. Adhere 1 ghost to the back of the middle panel and 1 ghost to the front of the panel. Adhere 1 smaller bat to the trees.  Trim the bottom off the Fancy Gate Globe die and adhere to the back of the panel.  Bend the gate so the open outward.  Adhere 1 ghost to the backside of the panel.  Adhere the sentiment, pumpkins, and 1 bat to the front panel.  Adhere to a A2 size card. 

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Supplies

94623 Fancy Gate Globe craft die

94634 Creepy Cabin craft die

94632 Rickety House craft die

94585 Happy Halloween Posh Script craft die