184 posts categorized "Halloween"


Thu 24

Spooky Cute Haunted House
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a hauntingly cute card! I used two of the newest layer dies, Haunted Entrance Dome Layer Die and Haunted House Dome Layer Die.  I die cut the dome layers with Copic friendly paper and colored the scene with Copic Markers. 


When assembling the dome layers, fold the scored edges so the flap of the top scene folds back and the flap of the back scene folds forward.  Adhere together at the bottom flaps and at the top of the dome.  Set aside to dry.  When dry, I tied a bow with bakers twine through the top slot.


I trimmed a piece of gray cardstock and adhered to a card base than inked up the edges with chipped sapphire distress oxide ink. Than I added a few splatters of black paint. Allow to dry. Trim a piece of vellum paper and stamp the sentiment. I used the stamp set Halloween Pumpkin. 

Copic shades: E25, E27, E29; V15, V17, V09, BV08; C1, C4, C6; YG17, YG95; YR04, YR07, R08


I assembled the card and finished it off with a few scattered sequins.

Thanks for peeking!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Tue 22

Boo Card
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone! Today I have a clean and simple Halloween card for you. I took several elements from the new dome dies to create this simple card.

To begin, I used gray cardstock and die cut only the haunted house from the Haunted House Dome Layer Die. Next I die cut the Winter Wood Dome from black cardstock and glued the haunted house behind it.  After I glued the die cut to white cardstock, I adhered the card front to a gray cardstock mat.  The matted card front was then mounted to a white card base. 


To finish the card I die cut the pumpkin from orange cardstock and glued that to my card. Next I used black cardstock and white embossed the word Boo. I used a 1" circle punch to cut out the word and glued it to the top of the dome.


That's it for today!  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!






Mon 21

Going Batty in the Woods
by Anne Thompson

I don't make many Halloween cards, so today's work was a good challenge for me.  I don't like to see bats up close and flying around my head here in the woods even though they eat mosquitoes, but these black glitter ones are pretty cute!  I also love the glitter paper woodland layers against that black/white/gold plaid!


To start I went through my dies to see what could be used to create a Halloween card, and I pulled these.


I actually made a practice card first before the final glittery one so I could try out an idea I had about putting the domed layers together.


I like this first gray/black/browns card but felt I needed more color on the front in addition to the glitter papers on the next one.

So I added a piece of plaid paper from the CHRISTMAS PLAID 6X6 PACK PP1009 to a Licorice (black) notecard.  Then I die cut everything using black and two different gold glitter papers from the FROSTED GLITTER PAD GP1004 and the HOLIDAY GLITTER PAD GP1005.  


Here's an explanation of the something different way I layered the dies together.  I put the Snowglobe Backer piece down first, then the darker gold Winter Wood Dome Layer, dropping the top of that piece to snug up against the the inside of the first arch.  I used glue on the pieces that attached to the plaid paper and Scor-Tape that adhered to the glitter paper layer behind it.


I added the black glitter Haunted House Entrance Dome Layer in the same way.


Next I added the tiny bats inside the domes against the plaid paper.  I placed a larger Cave Bat in the upper right.  I stamped "Boo" from the HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN CLEAR STAMP SET CL5264 on a scrap of the plaid paper using VersaFine Clair Nocturne (black) ink, mounted it on a scrap of gold glitter paper, and mounted that onto a scrap of the black glitter paper.  To add it at the bottom center, I used a skinny piece of foam tape at the bottom edge of the sentiment piece so it would lay flat against the glitter paper layers nearer the top of the sentiment.


On the inside of the card I added a piece of black and white checked paper from the same paper pad and another large Cave Bat.  I stamped "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" from the same stamp set using the same ink.


I think these two cards will go in the Halloween box I send to my grandsons next month.  Happy Halloween!


Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature






Sun 20

Ghosts in the Garden by Jean Okimoto


Create an interactive Halloween card with a triple-layered fall scene - the dies from our latest release do all of the work for you!  The top two Dome Layers are just tied at the top and swing back and forth just for fun.  Hello - happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here with a card that acquired a life of its own.  It started as 2 layers and 2 ghosts, but grew to 4 layers, 4 ghosts and 2 pumpkins.


Cut a solid orange background with the inner edge of the Snowglobe Backer die.  

Cut Haunted Entrance Dome Layer from dark brown cardstock.  Cut Haunted House Dome Layer from dark taupe cardstock.  Cut Winter Wood Dome Layer from dark brown cardstock.  Attach the orange inner dome to the Winter Wood Dome Layer - tape the pieces together across the back.

Cut 4 ghosts from Memory Box Watercolor Paper.  Cut the pumpkins from dark orange cardstock.  

Attach the pumpkins to the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer - use a foam dot for the smaller pumpkin.  Attach a small ghost to the dark taupe dome layer.  Attach a big ghost to the orange background.

Cut the olive green floral print from the Garland 6x6 pack with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die. Attach it to a top-folded white A2 card.  Tie a gold cord through the holes at the top of the 3 Dome Layers then attach everything to the floral print.  Add 2 more ghosts.

Shake the bottle of Goldfinch Glitter Glue and squirt a big drop of it onto scrap paper.  Use a toothpick or skewer to dot some of the flowers with the glue.



Winter Wood and Haunted Entrance Dome Layers aren't just for Halloween - use them for winter scenes over a snowy background too.  Add bunnies and eggs to the Dome Layers for spring cards in April. Thanks for visiting...have fun creating with the great coordinating designs!











Sun 13

Clean and Simple Halloween Card
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Today I want to share a quick Halloween card with you.  I rather liked the simplicity of the design.

To make the card, I first masked two sides of the card and then sponged it with various colors of Distress Oxide Ink:


Next, I removed the masks so that I was left with crisp edges:


As a final touch, I popped up a circle with foam tape and added a few bats cut from black glitter paper.  You need a little sparkle after all!


Thanks for stopping by today!






Wed 09

Bats, Ghosts and Halloween Dome Layers by Jean Okimoto

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Say "Boo" with the great new ghosts and bats in a lattice-bordered frame from Poppystamps. Square cards usually require extra postage and special handling - but this fits perfectly into an A2 envelope.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a square-ish Halloween design for you,

Cut the Poppystamps Circle Fold Frame from gray cardstock.  Fold it back along the scored left edge to form a tab.  Cut a 4-¼" x 5-½" rectangle of the same cardstock.  Use the tab as a hinge to attach the frame to the back of the rectangle.  Rub the Poppystamps Lattice Small Curve Border with scrunched waxed paper to prep it for easy removal of the little pieces.  Cut two curve borders and attach them to the card front.

Cut an orange circle with the inner edge of the Circle Fold Frame.  Attach the lattice borders.

Cut the house from the Haunted House Dome Layer from black cardstock.  Trim the bottom with the inner edge of the Circle Fold Frame.  

Cut the ghosts and bats from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer set from the black and white sheets of the Frosted Glitter Pad.  Cut the bats again from black cardstock and attach them behind the glittered bats for extra dimension.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamps and Die Set - on green cardtock with Onyx Black VersaFine.  Dry the ink and cut it with the 1" Circle Basics die.

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Attach the diecuts to the circle and the card. Cut little accent squares of the green Frosted Glitter Pack sheet.


Create unique window cards for holiday or everyday greetings.  Layering the smaller diecuts helps create a little story within the cutout and keeps the little pieces organized.  

Thanks for visiting!






Mon 07

Halloween Pumpkins on Patterned Papers
by Anne Thompson

I love the new HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN Clearstamp/Dies set CL5264-D!  (You can find this set and one with just the stamps--CL5264--in the Memory Box catalog under New Releases, 2020 Christmas.)  I chose to use stamps and their corresponding dies to create several Halloween cards by stamping the images on Memory Box patterned papers.


I'm showing this one first because it is my favorite of the three I made.  Love that plaid paper!

I started by choosing papers from the CHRISTMAS PLAID PP1009 pad and from GARLAND STRIPES AND DOTS PP1011 to use for the pumpkins and acorn/oak leaf images.  I used VersaFine Clair Pinecone (brown) ink to stamp them on several of the patterned papers.


 I used colored pencils to add shading to the pumpkins and color to the leaves, stems, and acorns.


I knew I wanted to add dimensional foam tape to the plaid images and I wanted a stiffer paper so I adhered the plaid  paper to white cardstock before die cutting the images.  At this point I also stamped the small rectangular frame and added "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" inside.  Then I die cut everything on the three papers.


To assemble the plaid pumpkin card, I added an orange striped paper to a white notecard and adhered the pumpkin with dimensional foam tape.  I used more of that tape on the sentiment banner.  And I attached the single acorn/oak leaf with glue dots.  I put the extra strip of plaid paper on the inside of the card.


Here are the three finished cards.  I stamped "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" directly on the striped and dotted pumpkins.  I placed the orange dot paper pumpkin on a red/green/white plaid on a white notecard and tucked the acorn/oak leaf under the right bottom edge of the pumpkin.  I arranged the orange striped pumpkin on a green plaid paper adhered to a kraft notecard and attached the acorn/oak leaf in the bottom left corner using Glue Dots.  Then I stamped and colored the acorn/oak leaf above  the stamped "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" on three envelopes.

Ta-Da!  Three cards that Mom will enjoy sending to her friends this October!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




Sun 06

Bats Flying Over the Stitched Circle Wreath by Jean Okimoto

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The new collection of stitching dies creates the perfect backgrounds for fall cards. Stitched Circle Wreath adds a textured, starburst-y look to a simple Halloween card.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a September Halloween Challenge idea for you.

Cut the Stylish Frame Trio circle from orange cardstock.  Rub the Stitched Circle Wreath briskly with scrunched waxed paper to prep the die for easy removal of the tiny circles.  Cut the circle.  Stitch the circles with black crochet thread or embroidery thread.  Tape the ends of the thread behind the circle with Scotch Tape.  

Cut Cave Bat from the black glittered sheet in the new Frosted Glitter Pad.  Cut the smaller bats - from the Haunted Entrance Dome Layer Set - from black cardstock.  Cut a 1" white cardtock cirlcle.  Attach the bats - use foam tape for the Cave Bat.  The smallest bat will be attached inside the card with the greeting.


Stamp the greeting - from the new Halloween Pumpkin Clear Stamps and Die Set - with Onyx Black VersaFine Clair.  Attach the extra bat.

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The stitched details would be great for other occasions too - as fireworks for July 4th, in metallic gold or silver for the winter holidays and splashy bright colors for a birthday.  

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Thursday!





Sat 05

Haunted House "Snowglobe"
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  In the Christmas 2020 release, there was a series of dies that could be used individually to make a 2-D card or combined to make a 3-D ornament/home decor snowglobe.  In the latest release, there are new dies that make spooky Halloween scenes.

To make my spooky 3-D scene, I started by sponging Distress Inks onto white cardstock.  I always make at least two backgrounds when I get out my inks.  I love having a spare.  Once I sponged the ink, I then spritzed it with water to give it a mottled look:


Here are the colors I used:


I cut out the various layers for my scene using black cardstock:


Some of the things I would like to point out about the pieces:

On the wrought iron fence die, I cut it out a second time with grey paper and then glued the grey on top of the black.

I glued the Distress Ink background behind the last piece of the scene.

For the haunted house, I cut it out in grey paper then glued yellow cardstock behind the windows and glued brown cardstock behind the door.  I then attached the grey house onto the black die cut piece.

The final piece is the Snowglobe backer that serves as a base for all the pieces.

Here is a closeup of the scene:


Last time I used the Snowglobe Backer to make a holiday card, I placed the big flap of the die on the front of the ornament.  I thought it looked like a snowbank for my scene.  For the Halloween project, I had the flap in the back because I didn't want it to obstruct the fencing.  You can use the backing die either way and it will work out just fine.

Have a great weekend!







Fri 04

Trick or Treat
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone! Today I have a Halloween card for you featuring new products from Memory Box. I started by sponging a piece of black cardstock with Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Inks. Once the ink was dry I spattered the paper with orange, white and black inks.

I die cut the Jack o Lantern Bucket from orange cardstock and the background of the pumpkin from black cardstock. Using Black Soot Distress Ink, I lightly sponged the edges of the pumpkin. I glued the black background behind the jack o Lantern and used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.  

Next I used white cardstock and die cut many ghosts. I used the ghost dies from the new Haunted House Dome Layer Die and an older die called Floating Ghosts. I lightly inked the edges of the ghosts with Black Soot Distress Ink and then glued them to my card as if they were coming out of the pumpkin.


I white heat embossed the words Trick or Treat on my card and then glued the card front to a orange patterned paper mat. Next I used foam tape to adhere this to a white card base.


That's it for today! Have a great Labor day Weekend!