Category Archives: Halloween

Ghost Invitations

November 23, 2017

These are the invitations that my son designed for his birthday party in October.

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began these invitations by choosing the card base colors. Then, we die cut white panels for the front of each invitation. My son and I stamped the ghosts, sentiments and lines on the white panels. Then my son colored each panel with colored pencils. When, he was finished, we adhered the panels to the card bases.

I print the party info on to white card stock and then die cut the info out with a stitched rectangle die. We adhered these panels to the inside of the cards. We added a web and spider to the inside of the cards to complete the cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah

Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Cute Cobweb

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Fake Tan, Sugar Plum and Jalapeno

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Halloween Gift Bags

November 5, 2017

Oh man, October got busy fast. I made a few things, but I never found the time to post them. These are the treat bags I made for my son’s birthday party. It was Halloween themed.

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Extra Details: I began with a store bought kraft gift bag. I added some stamping the bag itself. I used bats and candy corn.

I die cut the pumpkin tag in both orange and black. I added the face to the orange die cut. I also cut a green leaf. I stamped “Just for You” on the leaf. I layered everything together and tied the bags closed with some orange and white twine.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #15: Clever Gift Packaging

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-15-clever-gift-packaging

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Trick or Treat and Tiny Tags

Dies Used: Fall Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Fake Tan

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

October Banner

October 15, 2017

I have had this banner made for 2 weeks but haven’t remember to photograph it and blog it.

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Panoramic view

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First pennant

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Middle pennant

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Last pennant

 

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Size:  Banner with 4 x 5.5 inch pennants

Extra Details:  I began by cutting all of the triangle shaped pennants from some light purple card stock. I used the WE R Memory Keepers Banner Border for this. I stamped a starry back drop in silver ink on the pennants. You can’t really see it unless you are very close.

Next, I die cut and layered the house silhouettes. I added some small yellow rectangles behind the houses to give the windows and doors some interest.

I stamped and die cut the candy pieces next. In the interest of time, I stamped the candy on some colored card stock so I didn’t even have to color it. I did add a few little details with a white gel pen after I glued the candy on.

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the bats, ghosts, and candy bags. I used Prismacolor pencils for all of the coloring. I added these to my scene using liquid glue.

I die cut the tiny pumpkin tag nine times from orange and black card stock. I used the Jack O’ Lantern Face in two of the orange pumpkins and the letters for WELCOME in the others. I tied them together with orange thread and hung them from the bottom of the pennants.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Not a Card

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10477

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, Starry Backdrops, Trick or Treat and Year Seven

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fall Tiny Tags, Little Town Hillside Pop Up Add On, Quinn’s Capital ABCs and Year Seven Dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Brilliance Pigment Ink in Starlite Silver

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the banner!

Potion Jars

October 8, 2017

I just got Lawn Fawn’s How You Bean? stamp set and wanted to use the cute little jar. It being almost Halloween, I went with a spooky lab scene.

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped all of the jar and lids on water color paper. I used grey ink to stamp everything with. I added some labels to the jars. I used Distress Inks to water color the jars. Once everything was dry, I fussy cut everything out. I hand wrote the names on the labels with a black pen. I also added a few spiders for interest.

I adhered a velum cobweb to the top right corner of a black card base. I adhered the lids to the jars with foam tape and then adhered the jars to the card base.

For the inside of the card, I created a white liner. I used a slightly darker grey ink to stamp the sentiments. I used the same Distress Inks I water colored with to stamp the bubbles on the liner. I adhered it to the card base and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s How You Bean?, How You Bean? Candy Corn Add On, Summertime Charm, Snow Cool and Science of Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobwebs

Ink: Distress Inks in Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin, Crushed Olive, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet

Simon Says Stamp Slate and Smoke Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Sweet as Candy Corn

October 8, 2017

I love making Halloween cards. There is just something fun about making cards that are just a little on the darker side. Here are two cards I made using the new Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Candy Corn Add On set.

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Inside of cards

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began these cards with a strip of paper that was 1.5” inches wide. Using masking, I stamped the candy corn group all the way up the strip. I used Prismacolor pencils to color all of the images. On one strip I only used orange and yellow; on the other strip, I added a few black areas.

I adhered the colored strip to a slightly larger black strip of card stock. Then I layered that on a strip of orange card stock that had be cut with a scalloped border die. I used the smallest scallop on one of the orange strips and the medium on the other. Then I adhered those strips to a black card base. I added a sentiment with white embossing powder.

I cut a white liner for the inside of each card. I added a die cut spider and web. I stamped the sentiment and adhered the candy corn. Lastly, I adhered the liner to the inside of the cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s How You Bean? and How You Bean? Candy Corn Add On

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobweb and Stitched Scalloped Border

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Franken Bear Bookmarks

October 1, 2017

Because I am crazy, I decided to make every student in my class a bookmark for Halloween. I think they turned out super cute, but they were fairly time consuming.

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Extra Details: I began these bookmarks, by stamping the front and back of all the bears on some white card stock. I used a mini ink blending tool and some Lawn Fawn Celery Stick ink to color all of the bears. I stamped the stitches on the bears next. I die cut the bears using the matching dies.

  I stamped the monster hair on a separate piece of paper. I used colored pencils to color the hair and then fussy cut them out. I painted the edges with a back marker to hide any cutting errors.

I die cut the book marks from some black cardstock. I adhered the front of the bear to the book mark, and then added the monster hair. I adhered the back of the bear to the back of the book mark. I adhered the hair, making sure to line the back hair to the front hair. I trimmed the ears and tag holes that stuck out from the hair with my scissors.

Lastly, I white heat embossed the sentiment on the front of the book mark. I plan on sign the back of the book marks with a white gel pen.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-42/

LOVE! Challenge #22: Anything Goes Again

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157687331763124/        

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Dear and Booyah

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Dear dies and For You Deer Add On

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s White Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Celery Stick

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

If the Hat Fits…

September 4, 2017

It is STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp and their new release is fantastic. The If The Hat Fits stamp set is my favorite. I couldn’t get the name out of my head so I made a couple of cards using it.

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with half a sheet of white card stock. I found all of the witches’ hat stamps I had in my collection and created a patterned paper with them. I added some stars in the open spaces. I used PrismaColor pencils to color everything in.

I used a cross stitched rectangle die to create two panels from the half sheet of paper. I adhered each panel to a white card base. I added the broom stick and words to the inside of the card bases.

I also die cut two smaller rectangles from black cardstock. I used alpha sets and white embossing powder to create the sentiment. I colored in the large letters with a colored pencil. I added some Wink of Stella to the large letters and orange hat bands. I adhered the sentiments panel to the card base using foam tape.

At the last minute, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut two more hats to add to the sentiment panels. I covered those in Wink of Stella also.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, Happy Howloween, Hats Off to You, Quinn’s Capital ABCs, Riley’s ABCs and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Ghost Hugs

September 3, 2017

I saw this sentiment on a My Favorite Things stamp set. It is soo cute and perfect for October.

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting two stitched rectangles; one from black card stock and one from white card stock. I also die cut the letters for ghost hugs from water color paper. I used Distress Inks to water color the letters.

While the letters were drying, I stamped and white heat embossed the beginning of the sentiment on the black rectangle. I used glow in the dark embossing powder to add the ghosts. They are much more subtle in real life. I glued the letters down to the black panel. I used fun foam to adhere the panel to a black card base.

I used an alpha stamp set for the inside sentiment. I added some ghosts in a light grey ink and then adhered on the inside of the card base.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-41/

LOVE! Flickr Challenge #21: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157688413315245/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangles, Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo and Wild Rose

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Ghost Trick or Treat

August 27, 2017

After I finished the Halloween Dog Cards Set, I had four ink smooshed backgrounds left over. I didn’t want to waste them, so I created four more Halloween cards. This time the design is the pretty much the same for each card. One is different because I was running out of pieces.

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began this card with the four orange ink smooshed backgrounds, four black card bases and four white liners. I had done enough with the dogs so I moved on to another Halloween stamp set in my stash.

I stamped and white heat embossed some frames on black card stock. I fussy cut out the frames on bother the outside and inside. I stamped the same frames on white card stock. I stamped my images on the white frames and used colored pencils to color them in. I trimmed the colored frames to be smaller than the back frames. I adhered the white frames to the black frames.

The sentiment I wanted to use was too large from any of the frames, so I partial stamped a frame and made it large. I did this with both black and white frames. I layered the sentiment behind the black frame so it matched the others.

Next, I began playing with the layout of my card front. I adhered the frames to the orange ink smooshed pieces. I trimmed any pieces that hung over. For the fourth card, I used a few of the small pieces I cut off to finish the design.

I stamped a sentiment on the liner and added a treat bag and some candy corn. I used colored pencils to add color to the images on the liner. Then I adhered it to the card base.

I also made envelopes to go with these cards.

Challenges Entered:

Lawn Fawnatics #11: Cards for Kids

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 – Cards for Kids!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Flirty Frames, Trick or Treat and Critters in Costume

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards