Something is Brewing - Halloween

This card is a Halloween window where a cauldron is brewing something up for Halloween under the watchful eye of a black cat.


I love Poppystamps dies, as they are so versatile. In this card I cut the table down in height and cut the tips off the fence to give it a more "Halloweenish" feel.

I cut the branches from the Memory Box Orchard Frame Die and applied two of the three trees from the Memory Box Birch Trio.

Supplies you will need:

Poppystamps Dies:

Small Madison Arched Window [848]

Ashton Side Table [897]

Sitting Cat [860]

Picket Fence [827]

Grassland Border [825]

Walking Cat [859]

Memory Box Dies:

Orchard Tree Frame (98300)

Debutante Frame (98297)

Birch Trio (98617)

Grim Cauldron (98700)

Ghastly Ghosts (98701)

Tiny Bubbles (98699)

Memory Box Stamps:

Witch You Happy Halloween(B1973)

Memory Box Paper:

SH-Dill (44010)

SH-Jack-o-Lantern (44017)

SH-Licorice (44022)

SH-Meadow (44024)

Adhesives (glue, tape, circles or foam adhesives), scissors or paper trimmer to cut paper small enough to run through a die-cut machine, die-cut machine, black ink for stamping greeting inside card.

Prepare the frame:

Step 1:  Using Licorice sheet paper run the Orchard Tree Frame through your die cutting machine.  Trim out all but the center tree.

Step 2: Using Jack-O-Lantern card stock run the Debutante Frame through the die cutting machine.  Carefully attach the Orchard Frame to the Debutante Frame.

Step 3:  Run the Birch Trio through the die cutting machine and trim off one tree.  Attach the remaining two trees over the tree left in the Orchard Frame. This helps to hide it and secure the birch trees to the frame.

Prepare the Window:

Step 1:  Die cut in Licorice card stock the Madison Small Arched Window. Die cut the Sitting Cat (and 3 of the Walking Cat – you will use him later). Die cut the Ghosts, Cauldrons (you will use only the large one).

Step 2: Die cut in Meadow card stock the Bubbles and the ghosts.

Step 3: Die cut in White card stock the ghosts. Also cut enough white card stock to go behind the window. This is where you will assemble your scene. Place double sided adhesive tape to the back of the white card stock. This will make it easier to adhere later.

Step 4: Die cut in Jack-O-Lantern, the Pumpkins and the Bubbles.

Step 5: Die cut in Vanilla Bean the Aston Side Table.

Step 7: Assemble the components of the window and adhere to the white base. Attach with one level of foam adhesives the black window frame (Madison Small Arched Window) to the white backing over the scene. 

Step 8: Peel the strips from the back of the white backing and attach your window scene to your Debutante Frame.

Finish the Card’s Exterior:

Step 1: Cut the Grassland border in Dill card stock.

Step 2: Cut the Picket Fence in Licorice card stock.

Step 3: Weave both together a little and adhere to Debutante Frame.

Step 4: Add ghosts in Meadow, Licorice and White (that you cut earlier) randomly around the card. If you have the Bats die cut you could use some of those as well.


Complete the inside of the card:

Step 1: Using adhesive of our choice adhere the three Walking Cats you cut earlier.

Step 2: Stamp the “Witching You A Happy Halloween” stamp.  Then turn the stamp and stamp the witches hat that is located on the side of the greeting stamp.

Viola! You are done! I hope you have enjoyed a peek into my Halloween collection.


Kimberly, great card. Lots to look at. I love that you showed the inside of your card. The cats are perfect!. Nice job!

Awwww love Halloween , in México we have Dead Day, but I love Halloween too!!!! Great work!

Love your use of the die's! Thank you for sharing.

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