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134 posts categorized "Halloween"

Peek a BOO Kitty with The 2022 Cat Lovers Blog Hop
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are so glad that you've dropped by today! Poppystamps is proud to be a part part of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop! Today I am sharing an adorable Cat card made with the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit AND a fun surprise for for all the crafty cat lovers participating in this week's Cat Lovers Hop!

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You can get all the great details on how to play along with this year's 2022 Cat Lovers Hop, see tons of great Cat themed cards and projects, and link up your own crazy kitty cards over on the blog Her Peaceful Garden right here: https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com

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This Peek a BOO Kitty card was so much un to make! The Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit has a great collection of sweet, pudgy whittle kitties to chose from too! I started with a lilac purple card base, and cut out all the kitties, leaves, and swirly designs.

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Once everything was cut, I added a few foam pop dots and arranged it all onto my card. Easy Breezy!

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Here's the surprise! Leave a comment for your chance to win The Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit! One random Cat Lovers Hop participant will be selected. 

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

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Challenge Reminder: Halloween Treat Box
by Candice Crawford

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Hello crafters! Are you ready for Halloween? Today's project share is a Halloween flip top treat box designed with the new Fall dies from Poppystamps. This box can hold several fun size candies and delite any recipient. 

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To create my project I used the new Witches Shoe die along with the Spider web from the Halloween Assemblage die set and the whimiscal spider from the Whittle Creatures Craft die.  The box can easily be created from one sheet of cardstock for the base of the box and decorated with patterned paper. For my box, I used plain white cardstock that was colored with Distress Oxide Inks. 

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I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks, for the panels on my box, which I think paired very well with the Witches Shoe die that was cut from purple glitter cardstock. 

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The treat box comes together rather quickly and can easily be massed produced. You can create several of these boxes for Trick or Treaters, co-workers or use as a favor gift for a Halloween party. 

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Today, I'd like to  remind you to join our monthly challenge that starts on the first of every month.  The theme for this month is Anything BUT a Card.  OI hope my fliptop treat box is the inspiration you need to play along. Your project can be for any theme or occasion.  Don't forget to link your design to our challenge to enter you in our monthly giveaway for a $20 gift card to Poppystamps!   I sure hope you find some time to play! 

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Spooky Night
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Poppystamps Friends!

The spooky season is here and we have had so much fun playing with the newest Halloween and Autumn dies from Poppystamps! Today, I am sharing a bright mixed media design using the new Cat Collage, Twisted Houses, and Leafy Branch Oval. Take a look!

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The very first step I took was to get out my alcohol inks and create a panel with deep blood oranges and vivid yellows, and let that dry for about 3 days! Where I live in Florida, alcohol ink panels can stay sticky for days! When it was finally dry, I cut out the Cat Collage from a black panel, along with the Leafy Branch Oval, Twisted Houses, and Snowman and Trees.

 

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I then cut tiny squares from my YUPO paper alcohol ink panel a little smaller than each twisted House, and glued in to the back. I also cut a circle  a little larger than my Cat Collage moon and glued that to the back of my black card base. I used tiny foam pop dot circles on the backs of each Twisted House, then assembled everything on my card.

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That was the fun part! The vivid color of the blended alcohol inks make these little houses and cat perfect for some spooky fun!

 

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I finished the card with a few Fairy Jewels and Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones for a fun finishing touch! Let's get our boos on!

Thanks for joining us today!

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Halloween Tags
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I love this time of year!  It marks the beginning of fall.. and the start of all the fall and winter holidays!  Halloween is my favorite!  It seemed like the best night of the year when I was a kid because I could dress up, go out after dark and did I mention CANDY? I have a handful of "Special" ghouls that will get a treat bag that always get a little extra dressing. 

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My tag trio each start out the same.. I inked a panel of white cardstock with Distress Oxide in candy corn colors with a touch of purple for a night sky.  I splattered them with water and some Ph. Martins Bleedproof White to add a little dimension.  Each panel is cut with an oval die and then topped with the Poppystamps Twisted Tree Oval.

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Next just add your favorite Poppystamps dies to create scenes.   A simple die cut circle becomes a bright full moon above a scary haunted house from the Twisted Houses set.  Whittle Creatures and the Whittle Pumpkin Witch are also perfectly sized for these scene tags.  

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I'm reminding you to join our monthly challenge that starts on the first of every month.  The theme this time is ABC - that means Anything BUT a Card.  It can be for any occasion - maybe you've got some holiday baking in the coming months.  A pretty tag makes your treats even sweeter.  And.. don't forget that linking your design to our challenge automatically enters you in our monthly giveaway - a $20 gift card to Poppystamps!   I sure hope you find some time to play! 

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A card with a playful ghost!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

I made this slim line card with a playful ghost with a tender face!!

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Our Boo is elegant and with black glossy paper, a lot more!!!

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I like to outline the little ghost with a Copy marker and make his badges!!!!

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I painted the leaves with gold color!!!

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Hope you like!!!!

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Here a picture with the card only!!!

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Kisses!!!!

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The Wicked Witch of the West
by Janet Katz

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The first time I saw the new Witches Shoe die from Poppystamps, I immediately thought of the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. I didn't like that movie as a small child and I would hide behind the TV every time the witch came on TV. I figured she couldn't see me that way. Fast forward to now.
 
I toyed around with the idea of creating the famous image of the house on the legs and then I dove in to see if it would work. I chose a slimline design that measures 3.5" x 8.5". I knew I needed legs to make my design and there are no leg dies. I printed a simple illustration from the internet and did that old trick many of us learned in elementary school. I scribbled with a pencil over the backside of the image and then put it scribble side down on a piece of 110lb. white cardstock. Then I traced over one leg. When I lifted my image from the cardstock, I could see a faint line that I could cut along. I cut out two legs. Next, I cut strips of 65lb. black cardstock to create the look of black and white striped tights. I glued them on the legs and then cut off all the excess along the edges of both legs. I inked the bottom edge of the legs just a tiny bit to provide a shadow.
 
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I die cut two Witches Shoes with the new Poppystamps die from red glitter cardstock from the Memory Box Glitzy Glitter 6 x 6 pad. I decided to leave off the extra "collar" piece at the top edge of each shoe. I created the buckle from red and black glitter paper. To make the whole stocking and shoe ensemble work, I had to trim the feet on my legs just a little to fit it behind the shoe (ouch!). When it looked right, I adhered them together.
 
I used some yellow ink, yellow cardstock, and an embossing folder I had in my stash to create the yellow brick road. Next, I cut up strips from a sheet of cream Woodgrain Paper to create the siding of the house. I inked the edges with a brown ink and then glued one to the next by overlapping each piece just a little.
 
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I struggled with what to use for the whole card base and decided on green for grass. I used the brand new Pine Needle Shoots die in a slightly darker green to make grass shoots, adhering some with foam tape for dimension. What a flexible die!
 
Finally, I put everything together to create my Wicked Witch Scene. My sentiment was computer printed and die cut with the largest Word Balloons die.
 
I was thrilled to be able to shoot my photos on a vintage copy of the Wizard of Oz, owned by a relative many years ago.
 
When did you first see The Wizard of Oz?
 
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