Category Archives: Halloween

Pumpkin Thank Yous

November 6, 2016

These are the thank you cards from my son’s birthday. I needed to make something that fast and easy to make.

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Close up of one card

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All six cards in the set

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started by cutting some strips of patterned paper. The paper is from a Die Cuts With a View Halloween paper pack. I cut the strips to be 2.5” x 5.5”. I added some stitching detail to the edges with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders Dies.

I also cut a strip of black card stock for each card. This strip of was 3” x 5.5”. I dry embossed these strips with a dotted embossing folder by Darice. I layered the patterned paper strip on the top of the black strip. Next, I adhered the strips to the white card bases.

I made the sentiment strips next. I stamped the Thanks in black ink. I used three colors of Distress Inks to add color to my sentiment banners. I cut in a fish tail end on each banner and attached them to the cards. As a finishing touch I colored parts of the letters in with a white gel pen.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s A Good Apple

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Halloween Treat Boxes

October 31. 2016

These are the treat boxes my children made for their classmates. Each box had a Halloween tempory tattoo, the skeleton sunglasses, and a very small piece of candy in it.

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Details

Size:  Pillow boxes made from 6 x 6 patterned paper.

Extra Details:  I die cut the stitched rectangles from white cardstock. I stamped the sentiments and images on each rectangle. Using water color pencils I add some color to the edges of each rectangle. Once dry, the children signed their names.

I cut some 12 x 12 patterned paper into 6 x 6 squares. I used the We R Memory Keepers pillow box punch board to create the pillow boxes. I stuffed all the goodies inside and attached the rectangles to the outside. The glasses wouldn’t fit, so I just tucked the arms into the boxes.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah and Winter Gifts

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sweet Halloween

October 9, 2016

I found a new Flikr Group, LOVE! – Hand made Cards, ATCs, and other crafts. They have a monthly challenge and I thought I would give it a try this month. The theme for this month is Coloring the Season with non-traditional colors. This is the card I came up with.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by cutting a panel of water color paper to 5.5 x 3”. Using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders I added the cross stitch detail to the edge of the panel. I used washi tape to mask off a strip. I used six colors of Distress Inks to create my rainbow. Some of the images inked in one color and then added a second color to help the transitions between colors.

Once I finished the rainbow stamping, I peeled up the washi tape. I added a sentiment in the masked area. I combined two stamp sets to create my sentiment. I also added two more tiny images near my sentiment. I used a silver gel pen to outline my sentiment area.

Lastly, I adhered the panel to a black card base and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

LOVE! – Hand made Cards, ATCs, and other crafts: Coloring the Season, October

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, Happy Harvest, and Baked with Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ghost Birthday

October 8, 2016

Cheri Moss just posted a video on the Lawn Fawn blog that used medical tape to create a “mummy” ish background. So, I raided my medicine cabinet and gave it a try.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by clear embossing the chevron strips on a black card base. (I actually made four of these card bases which is why you have been so many of them on my blog lately.)

Next, I cut a piece of black card stock to about the size of a card front. I coved the card stock with the medical tape, making sure to overlap the tape and cover all of the black card stock. Using a stitched rectangle, I die cut the taped piece. Using the same stitched rectangle, I die cut a second piece of black card stock. From the second piece I also cut a grassy border strip and a forest border strip.

Using Distress Inks, I added some color to the taped panel. I attempted to make a moon scene. I left a white circle and progressively worked out from yellows to oranges. It is very hard to see, but adds some subtle interest.

I adhered the forest border flat to the taped panel. I heat embossed the sentiment in silver on the grass strip before popping it up on fun foam. I adhered the taped panel to my card base after that.

Lastly, I raided my box of pre colored and pre cut images. I found the wagon with the pumpkins, some pumpkins, and a little velum ghost. I added all of those to my card and it was done.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #139: Pintrest Inspired

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/10/lawnscaping-challenge-pinterest.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Booyah, Happy Harvest, and Hats Off to You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles, Grassy Border, and Forest Border

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Hickory Smoke, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade

Pumpkin Face

October 7, 2016

The idea for this card came to me while wandering around my local craft store and looking at all the Halloween Decorations. I kept it sentiment free so that I can send it any time and for any reason in October.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by clear embossing the chevron strips on a black card base. While those were cooling, I die cut a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I stamped the images with Versa Fine black ink and used Ranger’s Holographic embossing powder. I used the back of the pizza slice from Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart set to make the triangle shapes. I used two shades of Distress Ink to add color to my pumpkin face.

Lastly, I adhered the inked panel to the card base and the card was finished.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #139: Pintrest Inspired

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/10/lawnscaping-challenge-pinterest.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Halloween

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6843

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Halloween Inspiration

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-halloween-inspiration/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart and Chevron Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pumpkin Party Invite

October 4, 2016

My son’s birthday is at the end of this month, which means it is time to party plan! This year, he wants a Halloween party with lots of pumpkins and Jack o’ Lanterns. Here is the invitation that will be mailed out this week.

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The front

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After opening the first panel

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The inside of the card without the information

Details

Size:  Flip Fold Card; closed dimensions are 4.25” wide and 5” tall (included the circle die cut)

Extra Details:  I found a tutorial for this type of card on Christi Beck’s YouTube channel, called Stamp In Texas. Following her directions I created the card base and die cut a circle from the top right section of the card. I also cut a 4” x 4” white panel, a smaller black circle, a small white circle, and a 4” x 6” white panel.

I heat embossed “You’re Invited” with white embossing powder on the top flap. I added some orange glitter tape under the embossing and folded the extra over the edge.

Using masking, I created a lineup of pumpkins on the bottom of the square white panel. I added some Jack o’ Lantern faces with a thin black Sharpie. I stamped the ghost so he could hide under the top flap. I used colored pencils to add color to the scene. Then, I adhered the scene panel to the card base.

I layered the white circle on the black circle and stamped the Boo speech bubble. I added some colored pencil to the white circle as well. Then I adhered the circle to the scene panel where it pops out through circle die cut.

I added the party information and some stamping to the 4”x 6” panel and adhered it to the inside of the card. I love the way this invitation turned out.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, Happy Harvest, So Thankful

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fab BOO lous

October 2, 2016

Halloween is coming and I’m getting in the spirit. I made this card for a friend who just started a new job. The current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge inspired me to use a lot of embossing powders.

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Close up of the embossing

Details

Size:  Vertical Top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by clear embossing the chevron strips on a black card base. I still struggle with lining up background stamps and getting a perfect impression every time.  I still love the way the background turned out, it feels very Halloween-ie to me.

Next, I die cut a smallish stitched rectangle from water color paper. I created my own custom sentiment. I saw this sentiment on a Halloween decoration at a local store and fell in love with it. I used black ink and clear embossing power on the black parts of the sentiment and the little spider. For the ghost and Boo, I used silver embossing powder. I felt that my ghost was a little lonely on the bottom of the panel, so I added some stars with white embossing powder.

Once all the embossing was dry, I added color to the panel. I used Distress Inks for everything. I carefully ink blended some purple and green inks on the background using a foam tool. I water colored the ghost with the same ink. I added some very light grey ink to the ghost for shadows.

For added texture, I flicked some water on the panel and soaked it up a clean paper towel. I added my panel to my black card base and was done.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Powder Power

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6479

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-31/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Chevron Backdrops, Riley’s ABCs, and Sally’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, and Hickory Smoke

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Geometric Ghoul’s Night Out

September 23, 2016

Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming! I had fun with my Booyah stamp set today. I also entered this card in the current Lawnscaping Challenge.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle and a stitched circle from some what color paper. I stamped my ghost image on the circle and added some stars behind her. I did some partial inking to get the witches hat on her head. I used my Distress Inks as water colors to add color.  I also ink blended some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on the edges.

On the rectangle panel I stamped the strip of triangles in grey ink. Once that was dry, I used Distress Inks to smoosh some color on the panel. I added some ink splatters in white and black once the colored ink was dry.  I also ink blended some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on the edges.

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it.

I adhered the inked panel to a black card base. The ghost circle and sentiment strip are popped up on fun foam.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #138: Geometric

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/09/lawnscaping-challenge-gemoetric.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah and Sharp Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Smoke

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Wilted Violet, and Twisted Citron

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ghostly Skies

September 13, 2016

I have been seeing so many beautiful inked backgrounds on the Lawn Fawn Flickr group lately. I love looking at them and wanted to try one also. However, I couldn’t decide which color combo I wanted to use, so I made two cards.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color paper. The first thing I did was die cut a circle to use as a mask. Using a repositionable adhesive, I placed it on the water color paper. Then I began ink blending. I used three shades of Distress Ink and Black Soot for each panel. I started with the lightest color closest to the circle mask.

Once I was done ink blending, I removed the mask and set the panels aside to dry. I found a scrap of vellum and stamped my ghosts on it. I used Versa Mark ink and silver embossing powder. I fussy cut the ghosts out once the embossing powder was cool.

I stamped the tree and fence in Versa Fine ink and filled the images in with a black Sharpie marker. Next, I trimmed the panels down a little and adhered them to the black card bases.

Then, I adhered the vellum ghosts. I used a liquid glue that I tried to keep under the embossing lines. Sometimes, it work very well and sometimes, it did not.

Lastly, I heat embossing the sentiment on a scrap of black card stock with silver embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiments into little banners and attached them to the top of the inked panels.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah and Critters on the Farm

Fiskars’ Tree of Life

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles (for the mask)

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, and Black Soot

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ghoul’s Night Out

August 20, 2016

Lawn Fawn has been showing off their new stamps this week. I love the Happy Howloween set. They featured an adorable card in their video of the dogs all dressed up for Halloween around the edges of the card. I took that idea and raid my stamps to see what I could make.

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The outside of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I stamped all of my images in VersaFine or Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink. I used the grey ink for the ghost to make them appear more translucent. I didn’t really plan out my spacing and I feel like some images ended up too close together.

I used my Distress Inks to water color everything in. I left the ghosts mostly white. I added a little shadow under the hats with Iced Spruce Distress Ink and a lot of water. I also gave them the rosy cheeks from Rooting for You and some Spun Sugar Distress Inks.

The background is a combination of Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke, Twisted Citron and Black Soot inks. I would add a wash of one color, decide I didn’t like it, and added another color over the top. I used the Black Soot to add some shadows around each ghost which helped them to stand out more.

 

While the Distress Ink was drying, I created my card base. I made a top folding A2 card base out of black card stock. Using Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Ink, I stamped the small candy images all around the edges. I added a liner to the inside of the card and stamped my sentiment and spider in VersaFine ink.

Challenges Entered: Lawnscaping Challenge #136: Punny Time

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/08/lawnscaping-challenge-136-punny-time.html

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, and Rooting for You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: VersaFine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Ink

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Spun Sugar, Carved Pumpkin, Blueprint Sketch, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Hickory Smoke, and Iced Spruce

 

Hope you enjoyed the card