63 posts categorized "Halloween"

09/13/2019

Fri 13

Blog Blitz Halloween Shaker Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello and welcome to the Poppystamps Fall/Halloween Blog Blitz! Nadine here with a Halloween shaker card that I made using several of the new Halloween dies. Want to know how to win the fun Poppystamps Smiling Jack O Lantern Die that I used below on my card? Make sure to scroll to the bottom of my post to find out how.

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For the sentiment, I used the Poppystamps Halloween Fun Stamp Set. I also used the Surprise Skelton as one of the shakers and the Scary Ghost die to emboss on my card.

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Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my shaker card.
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Okay, now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post, you can win the Smiling Jack O Lantern die set.

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!! :)
Nadine

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09/10/2019

Tue 10

A Halloween Hello
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! It is Dana here and I am so excited to be joining the Poppy Stamps Design Team!! Today I am sharing a Fun Halloween card with you all that uses many Wonderful dies from the Latest Release. I started my card by creating my background. I used Color Burst powders in Merlot and Indigo and a little Nuvo Shimmer Powder in Storm Cloud. I added the powders to watercolor paper and spritzed them with water until I created my desired background. 

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Next, I used the Double Stitch Rectangle Frame to create my frame for my card panel. I then die cut the Magical Cauldron and Scary Ghost for my card design. I also die cut the Magical Cauldron from my card panel to add the fun stitched vapor and bubbles to my card front. 

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To finish my card, I used the Halloween Fun stamp set to stamp my sentiment in a watermark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. Lastly, I attached my card panel to my A2 card base and attached my die cuts to my card front.

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Now, how about a Giveaway? Would you like to win the adorable Scary Ghost die? All you need to do is comment on my post today and you will be entered in the drawing. The last day to comment is September 23 and the winners will be announced on September 26! Good Luck!!

I hope you enjoyed my card today!! I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

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09/09/2019

Mon 09

Bright and Beautiful Halloween
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today to participate in our Fall/Halloween Poppystamps Blog Blitz! Today, my card features the brand new Friendly Cat! I love her adorable feline face and the soft, closed eyes. Isn't she darling?

You might win the Friendly Cat simply by leaving a comment on today's blog post! One winner will be randomly selected from every blog post to win the featured die, so be sure to leave a comment on every blog post with a prize that you'd like to win! Take a look at Friendly Cat!

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I cut Friendly Cat out of black cardstock, and cut the Magical Cauldron out of shiny black foil paper, which gives it a great look and feel, like a shiny new cauldron. I wanted the Cat and the Cauldron to stand out against my bright, saturated background. Can you take a magical guess on how it was created? Alcohol Ink on YUPO paper!

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I used shades of orange, purple, and green to create a dizzying, bubbling look, and inserted bright lime green paper behind the bubble holes from Magical Cauldron. I inserted black paper behind the Cauldron, then added the shiny cauldron on top with a round pop dot, and placed Friendly Cat right where I wanted her, adhered with foam pop dots as well. I finished the look with clear "sprinkles," which are acrylic beads with flat bottoms that are perfect for card making. Easy Breezy and unique! No two cards will ever look exactly alike!

The fun doesn't stop with just ONE chance at a giveaway! For a SECOND chance to win Friendly Cat 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!

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Thanks so much for joining us today, and don't forget to leave a comment!

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09/08/2019

Sun 08

Fall / Halloween Poppystamps Blog Blitz
by Marybeth Lopez

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Hi there and welcome to the Fall/ Halloween Poppystamps Blog Blitz. You have a chance to win a prize! The prize that I am giving away on this post is: Halloween Fun Stamp Set!  I really love the font on this set and think is perfect for Halloween. My card is totally inspired by the card Dave made ( owner of Poppystamps )  You can see his beautiful card over at the store or click on the link to this die , listed below.

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I used Peerless water color paint sheets for my watercolored images and blended the background with  distress oxide inks. The jewels are adhered upside down to go into the card base, just makes it a bit flatter for mailing and I like the way it sparkles. ( you can see the bit of extra space below in the cauldron photo)

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Everything on my card started out white but the card base. I cut the tip of the leaf off to add to the cauldron to look a bit spooky .( maybe like a claw) :)

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I used three colors and just blended till I was happy , then added a few splatters of dark watercolor paint and some shimmer spritzer.

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I wanted to show you that I cut the cauldron a few times the orange pot is layered twice and then I just added tape to the back of the purple one to put back in place, (the die and steam impression are connected). Last I adhered the two layer orange cauldron to the purple pot.

 

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All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post !  Hope you enjoy the Blitz and win a prize! Happy September to you all

 

 

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. ( copied from Jeanne)

 

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09/06/2019

Fri 06

Fall / Halloween Blog Blitz Begins
By Jeanne Jachna

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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! 
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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.  
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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.   
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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.  
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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! 
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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!! :)

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
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09/05/2019

Thu 05

DIY Halloween Tea Light Holder with Video Tutorial
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello, Nadine here and Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year! I may not like scary movies but I love to decorate for Halloween. So for my first Halloween craft for this year is a DIY Halloween tea light holder.
Have you ever envisioned something in your head but have no idea if it will turn out how you envision it or not? Well, that was exactly what kind of project this was for me. Luckily, it actually turned out!

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I cut out the Poppystamps Spellcaster Witch die from the StyleTechCraft Bright Green Luster Craft Vinyl and wrapped it around the base that I created. I then cut out the Poppystamps Scary Ghost and the Poppystamps Friendly Cat from the StyleTechCraft Purple Luster Craft Vinyl.

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Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my Halloween tea light.
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See you next time!
Nadine
 
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06/26/2019

Wed 26

Whittle Halloween Tag
by Olga Direktorenko

Hi there and thanks for stopping by!

Today I'm sharing a first Halloween project this year! This cute little tag is really easy to create:

I have used the double stitched tag along with a matching frame to create a shape of a tag. I attached a frame with some foam tape and then started adding some die cut shapes from the Whittle collection. I arranged all the die cuts inside the frame, trimmed them down where necessary and then simply stuck them down with some liquid glue. 

As a finishing touch I added some sequins and the tag is done!

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I hope you enjoyed today's project. See you again soon on Poppystamps blog! Have a beautiful week!

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10/31/2018

Wed 31

Happy Halloween
by Nancy Penir

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Happy Halloween Poppy Peeps! Nancy here, and I'm bringing Halloween greetings to you on the last day of October.

That's right, it's holiday rush beginning tomorrow. So for today, what's better than one Halloween pumpkin? 3 Halloween pumpkins!

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I began by giving 2 A2 sized watercolor cardstock a wash with purple and lime green. Nothing fancy here. Just wet the cardstock and apply color. If you want to speed drying time up a bit, use your heat gun.

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When dry, I marked the half way point of my cardstock, and cut my pumpkin window once. I knew I was going to have a trio of pumpkin windows on my card front. Measuring first saves a lot of grief!

I die cut the image again in the top left corner, and a third time on the bottom right corner. Then watercolored the pumpkin orange. Watercoloring takes a bit of time, applying paint, letting it dry, and going over those spots you want darker.

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I covered my pumpkins before adding the splatters of paint to the card, then when dry, foam taped the top card for dimension.

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Here's a closeup of how I watercolored one of the pumpkins

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Notice how I followed the stitching lines of the pumpkin, and applied my color darker on the lines and on the bottom. 

I glossy A-ed the center pumpkin and added a stem (product listed below). 

Too late to give this card away, but it'll keep till next year!

Have a Happy safe Halloween!

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10/29/2018

Mon 29

A Whittle Halloween Treat
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Everyone!

We are so glad you could join us today! Halloween is right around the corner, so today I am sharing with you a super simple easy breezy last-minute Halloween card that is all treat, and no trick!

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I originally planned on making three matching little treat tags, but I decided at the last minute to put them all together in a cheerful little candy parade! I used the Whittle Candy Corn, the Whittle Ghosts, and the Whittle Pumpkins! I can't get over how cute these faces are too! 

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This CAS card is easy to make too! Simply cut out the little Whittle Candy Corn, Ghosts, and Pumpkins in yellow, white, and orange, and then cut a second set in light grey. Cut out tiny little squares in yellow and black, and glue them to the back of your tiny pumpkins and ghosts. This will make them come alive! Then glue the colored cut to the grey cut to create a little shadow and make them pop just a touch. These characters are too cute to spook!

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We are so glad you dropped by today to share a little last minute Halloween inspiration! 

Happy Halloween!

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10/27/2018

Sat 27

Halloween Porch
by Jeanne Jachna

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You're here so I know you love to craft.  Sometimes I'm not feeling so inspired.  When that happens I usually tell myself it's time to take a break.   There are other times when everything I see makes me want to get crafty.  
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I think it's important to support the craft community whether it's buying from small business owners or playing along with challenges I find on line.  It's a great way to find inspiration, see what other people are making and maybe find a few friends too.  I love the photo at Fusion Card Challenge this time and found myself recreating the fall porch scene with die cuts. 
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The background really defines the look of the porch. I die cut a panel of  light blue card stock with the Leafy Wreath Collage.   To replicate the look of the siding on the wall I scored lines across the panel every 1/4".  I attached some packing tape to the back of the panel and inserted colorful cardstock leaves inside the sticky openings in the front for a smooth finish.  I inked the edges of the panel to help define the lines in the panel and create shadow.
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The wood flooring was created using the Seaside Dock die.  I attached several die cut panels together on their reverse side, brushed them with distress ink and then cut the panel to fit my card front. 
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I added loads of dies (you can find a complete list below).  The Happy Halloween Signs create my sentiment.  
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Dark Stitched Batty Collage bats swoop around the Garden Lantern light.

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Whittle Ghosts with rosy cheeks are moaning in the wind and  of course there's a Harvest Pumpkin embellished with Stitched Pumpkin Leaves on the porch too.

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A Formal Candle die cut is placed inside the Garden Lantern with Circle Basics die cuts providing a glow.
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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope my card inspires you to make too! 

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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"

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