Fall / Halloween Blog Blitz Begins
By Jeanne Jachna

EEK!  It's another great day here at Poppystamps as we begin our Fall / Halloween Blog Blitz!  If you're loving the cooler temps and beginning to think about card making and home decor projects for fall/Thanksgiving and Halloween you're in the right place!  Our Blog Blitz is a time  for us to share projects made with the latest release - and yes!  give some prizes too!   Today I'm sharing the NEW Surprise Skeleton - and that's today's prize too! 
I confess that my favorite holiday is HALLOWEEN!  There is something absolutely magical about the bright colors, costumes, and late night festivities that I just can't resist.  
The Surprise Skeleton cuts the negative portion of the die - so you're left with the skeleton inside an open circle.  He makes a wonderful silhouette perfect for making a shaker.  I cut the Surprise Skeleton from white card stock. Next I cut the die cut with a circle die so he is free from the background.  Make sure you use a circle slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the frame.   Next I adhered a Double Stitched Circle Frame over the skeleton die cut.   
The card base is topped with a slightly smaller panel of black card stock.  I cut strips of 1 1/8 x 4" green and purple card stock and adhered them together on their reverse side.   I trimmed the assembled panel so that it is slightly smaller than the black panel and adhered it in place.   The orange center strip is 2 1/2 x 5 1/4".  I used the same circle die as above on the skeleton to cut a window at the top and bottom of the orange panel.   I adhered the assembled framed skeletons over the die cut holes and added clear acetate to the back of the orange panel.  Black Ric Rac Stitches are adhered to the reverse of the orange panel for a fun look against the stripes.  I added adhesive foam tape around the openings on the reverse side of the assembled panel, placed sequins on the striped panel (placing them where the windows would be) and adhered the panel over them.  
A sentiment from the new Halloween Fun stamp set is placed between the two shakers on the front of the card. I added a few sequins to the card front to look like they escaped! 
So fun right?  Ok now what you've been waiting for!  The prize!  

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



How Spooky fun
this shaker card
Carla from Utah

Love Halloween. That skeleton die is really fun. Love your shaker card. It's spooktacular. Hugz

LOL ~ What a FUN card! I LOVE that skeleton!

So much fun begins now!
Love the Halloween colors with cute new dies! Spectacular!

I love the colors of Halloween too - and especially this lovely shaker card! What a fun and fabulous piece of art work Jeannie! TFS and for the hop - looking forward to this!

This skeleton is great! Perfect for my
Halloween layouts!

Love your card. It is so much fun! You did a great job. TFS

AWESOME Shaker! I love the bright Halloween Colors!!!!

BOO-tiful card!
LOVE your skeleton shakers ... they're SO MUCH FUN :)

How spooky!! :) Love the bright colours!

Hi Jeanne,

Your card made me smile - it is so darn cute! Thank you for a chance to win this skeleton!


I HAD TO comment on this, Jeanne! SO STINK'IN CUTE!!!! ;)<3

OMGoodness... I love that skeleton in the circle and I think the card you made with him is wonderful. The colors are so Halloween and its such a fun card! Thank you for sharing.

This is so cute! Halloween cards are my favorite to make!

Cutest shaker card ever! Love this fun Surprise Skeleton die!

Hi Jeanne, Such a colourful and fun card, I think the 'Surprise Skeleton' looks quite a 'cheerful chappie'.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Too cute! Fun colors and love the sentiment and shaker skeletons!

Hermosa tarjeta, el die de calavera me encanta

A card full of color, I love it !!!

Super spooky card! xx

Fabulous! I love everything about your card, the colors, the way you layered it, the sequins and of course, the very cool Surprise Skeleton.

Me encanto ... super coqueto ese esqueleto

Fun card! Love the die and your technique!

Wow! What an awesome Halloween card! The shaker is perfect for the skeleton and I love the colors! <3

Love shaker cards! and yours is great. Gotta have the new Surprise Skeleton die.

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