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Haunted House Happy Birthday Halloween Card

This week’s color challenge of Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Early Espresso at Hand Stamped Sentiments inspired me to make this birthday card for my father.  His birthday is on Halloween so every year I make card for him.  My card is based on the gate fold card.  I marked 1″ on the top and on the side then cut the top at an angle for the roof.  I used the Large Scallop Edgelits Die for the shingles and sponged around the edges of the card with Early Espresso to add some spooky shadowing.

To add dimension to the bat, booo, and sentiment I embossed them.

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Stampin' Up! Color Challenge Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango

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Haunted House Birthday Card

Size:  4.25″ W x 5.5″ H (closed)

Stamp sets:  Toxic Treats, Wicked Cool, Ghoulish Googlies

Ink:  Island Indigo, Early Espresso

Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Early Espresso

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Woodgrain Textured Impressions folder , Chevron Textured Impressions folder, Peekaboo frames Bigz L Die, Large Scallop Edgelits Dies, Clear Iridescent embossing powder, Clear embossing powder, Googlies, Sponge Dauber, Basic Rhinestones (colored with Sharpies), Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Brads, white Baker’s Twine (sponged with Early Espresso)

A Happy Birthday Haunted House!

How time flies!  My dad is celebrating his 75th birthday today, October 31st.  I created this haunted house birthday card complete with ghosts and bats.  The card is based on the gate fold card.  I cut the top of the card to look like roofs and shingled them using my Scallop border punch.  I used the 1-1/4 inch Square Punch for the window and added the strips for window panes.  The shingles I created with Basic Black and layered with a smaller piece of Whisper White and drew the shutters with a black marker.  It was a lot of fun creating this card.

Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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For the inside of the card I decorated it with a ghost, spider webs and a lollie.  I used My Digital Studio to create the sentiment then punched it out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.

Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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Happy Birthday Haunted House Card

Size:  5.50”  H x 4.50” W

Stamp sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White; DSP Cast a Spell

Ink: Whisper White Craft

Accessories: Big Shot, Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip, Decorative Label Punch, 2-3/8″ Circle Scallop Punch, retired Bat Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Owl Builder Punch, 1-1/4 Square Punch, Basic Rhinestones (colored with purple Sharpie), Simply Scored, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dazzling Details, MS Spiderweb border punch, MS Goo punch, non-Stampin’ Up! black polka dot ribbon

Playing with Pennants and Banners

This week Hand Stamped Sentiments is having a Banner Bash!  Create any paper craft project using banners or pennants.  I’ve been wanting to use my new Halloween stamp set Howl-o-Ween Creeps so here’s a sneak peek of one of the monster images and sentiments.  This set is so much fun!  I can’t wait to create more Halloween items with this set.  I stamped the Frankenstein image on water color paper then used a blender pen and ink pads to color him.  I punched him out with 1-3/4 inch circle punch and sponged the edges with Basic Black ink.  Since the theme for the challenge is pennants I decided to create one large pennant using the Perfect Pennants die for the front of my card.  I then printed with My Digital Studio the DSP layers.  I used Cast a Spell and the Night Owl Digital kit.  I hope you’re inspired to start thinking about your fall and Halloween projects.  The Howl-o-Ween Creeps stamp set will be available on September 1st.

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Inside of card

Join us Hand Stamped Sentiments for our Banner Bash Theme Challenge!

Banner Bash #81

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Happy Howl-O-Ween Card

Size:  5.50” H x 4.25” W

Stamp sets: Howl-o-ween Creeps, Wicked Cool

Paper: Card base:  Pumpkin Pie, Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry; DSP; Digital Paper Cast a Spell and Night Owl Digital kit, Watercolor paper

Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1-1/4” Square Punch, 1-3/8” Circle Punch,1-3/4” Circle Punch, Retired Bat Punch, 1/8” Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Blender Pen

Creating Wicked Cool Halloween Memories

I’ve recently started to get back to my scrap booking.  I created these Halloween layouts for my last workshop’s make and take projects and my guests had a lot of fun creating them.  I had them create the SPOOKY page and I showed the BOO! page as a companion page.  These were a lot of fun create so maybe now I can print all those great Halloween pictures of my friends and complete my Halloween scrap books.  LOL


Halloween 6x6 srap book pages

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I used the Wicked Cool Halloween stamp set.  The images are perfect for creating cards, scrap book pages and gift items.


Wicked Cool Stamp set – clear mount #120600 $14.95                     wood mount #118738 $19.95


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Wicked Cool 6″ x 6″ scrap book pages

Finished size: 6.00″ w x 6.00″h

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Rick Razzleberry, Crazy Cajun, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Crazy Cajun

Accessories: Big Shot, Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Stampin’ Up! Sizzlits Die, Two-Step Owl Punch (ghost), Scallop Trim Border Punch, Curly Label Punch, 5/8″ black grosgrain ribbon, Stampin’ dimensionals

Techniques: Stamping

Wicked Halloween

I just received  the Halloween stamp set Wicked Cool and I had to use it for the shaving cream technique challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The tutorial for this technique can be found on SplitcoastStampers.   I had never tried this technique before because I thought it would be complicated but it’s not.  It was easy peasy and so much fun!  This is now one of my favorite techniques.  I used Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie ink to create the swirls in the shaving cream.  Each corner was stamped with the spider web and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

I stamped the hat and sentiment on Pumpkin Pie and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The shoes were stamped with Basic Black ink on Whisper White and sponged with Rich Razzleberry.  The bats were stamped on the cape with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The template for the cape is below with card recipe.   I used taffeta Pumpkin Pie ribbon and black rhinestones on the cape.

I’ve also submitted this card to PPA60 Halloween Inspiration challenge.  Stop by and take the challenge.

Shaving Cream Halloween card

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Project info:

Wicked Halloween Card

Cape Template: Click here for cape template.

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black

Ink: Re-inkers:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry;  Classic ink pad Basic Black

Accessories: Heat tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Black self-adhesive rhinestones, 1/8″ Pumpkin Pie Tafetta ribbon, Dimensionals

Techniques: Shaving Cream

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