78 posts categorized "Halloween"

10/31/2019

Thu 31

Creep It Real
by Candice Crawford

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Happy Halloween Everyone! 

To celebrate the holiday, I am showcasing a Halloween card made with the Spellcaster Witch and Magical Cauldron dies that were released in September. I just love the little spooky witch die and how she coordinates with the cauldron to appear as though she is making spooky witches brew! 

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The background of today's card was made using my distress oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed. I used these colors to mimic the popular Pastel Halloween theme that I love so much. I sprinkled some water onto the background piece to create that beautiful oxidation, then dried my cardstock with a piece of paper towel. Next, I die cut the witch, cauldron and frame using some black cardstock from my stash. I also die cut the cauldrom from my inked background piece to emboss the steam from the cauldron onto the paper. 

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I then adhered the die cut witch and the black cauldron to the colored cardstock piece with some foam tape. Next I used my wink of stella glitter pen on the witch to give the witch a bit of sparkle. 

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I  then stamped the sentiment, Creep It Real, from the Halloween Fun stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock in black Versafine ink. I created some banner tails on the white cardstock, then adhered the piece onto my card front with some foam tape. 

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I just love the color combination of this card and how quick and easy it all came together. I hope you enjoyed today's project. Have a great day and Happy Halloween! 

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10/28/2019

Mon 28

Halloween Treat Bag Topper
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone, 

Candice here to share with you a too cute to spook gift idea using dies from the Poppystamps September Release. With Halloween just a few short days away, I created these cute Pastel Halloween treat bag toppers to package up a few Halloween treats for my coworkers. Now if you're not familiar with Pastel Halloween, which is a new trend for Halloween, its simply taking the Halloween theme and decorating in pastel colors like pink, purple and teal instead of traditional orange, green and dark purple. The idea is for Halloween to be more cute instead of scary and gory. I love anything pastel, so designing with a Pastel Halloween theme is right up my alley. 

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To create my treats bag toppers, I first cut a piece of black cardstock to 4.25 inches wide x 4.5  inches long. Then I folded and scored the cardstock on the 4.5 side in half at 2.25. inches.  Next I cut each of my pastel pink, purple and teal pieces of cardstock with the zig zag stripes die. I then assembled the zig zag stripe pattern onto the folded black cardstock base using a piece of each of the three pastel colors.  

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Next I cut out two ghosts from the Scary Ghost die and adhered them to the bag topper with some foam tape. I then cut a strip of black cardstock and stamped the sentiment A Halloween Hello from the Halloween fun stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled on some white embossing powder over the inked sentiment and heat embossed it. I adhered the sentiment on top of the Zig Zag stripes with some foam tape. Viloa!  Now you have a cute Pastel Halloween Treat Bag Topper to dress up your gifts.

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This project was so easy and fun to make. I made several of these bag toppers and attached them to the top of my treat bags filled them with a mixture of with halloween themed goodies. Some of my bags contained halloween themed chocolates, while others contained halloween themed magnetic list pads and pencils. For the bags that contained the chocolates, I used the celebrated brand treat bags from Michaels. For you next gift, try dressing up your packaging with a cute bag topper.  

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's project. 

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10/27/2019

Sun 27

Surprise!
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Crafty Friends!

We are so happy that you stopped by today! I have a super cute little Halloween scene to share with you. I just fell in love with the Surprise Skeleton, and thought he would look adorable if he were surprised by a few of his spooky friends. Take a look!

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Our Surprise Skeleton takes a peek out the window and sees the Whittle Ghost! The Whittle Pumpkins join in on the fun! 

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To create this card, start with a background panel embossed with your favorite brick wall pattern, then line up the Cottage Window die right in the center. 

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After the window is cut, then stack up all of your card pieces. I used two different sheets of vellum, one yellow and one a pretty grey diamond pattern. The vellum sheets are glued onto your card base, then the embossed wall piece. Trim the Surprise Skeleton from the circle and add him behind the windows. 

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Cut out the Whittle Ghost, the Whittle Pumpkins, Winter Berries, and Autumn Leaf Set, and arrange them on your card, creating a fun little Halloween scene.

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Even my cat, Omar Kitty, decided to join in on the fun!

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Thanks so much for joining us today! Happy Halloween!

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10/25/2019

Fri 25

Witches in a scrap crop!!!!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Last weekend I shared a scrap workshop with materials from Poppystamps!

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We made Witches jiji, We dress the Witches using the Paper Piecing technique!!!!!

I love teach and do beautiful things with Poppystamps!!!!!

Do you want to come with me? jiji Look these beauties!!!!! 

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I love all!!!!

A friend took us all cupcakes!!!!! I liked taking these photos, it can be a very nice idea for Halloween!!!!

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I am fascinated with the Little Witch of Poppy!!!!!

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And my friends too jajaja

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Tell me, in what project would you put a little witch?

Kisses amigas!!!!!!!!

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Fri 25

Magic In The Night
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  It's Jeanne here today and I'm sharing a sparkly Halloween card.  Halloween really is my favorite holiday.  As a child there was no other night that was as magical and mysterious!   I got to roam the neighborhood in disguise... AT NIGHT!!!  and get treats from every house I visited!   Now that I'm grown it still captures my imagination!  The neighborhood comes alive and  I love seeing the kids dressed as superheros, storm troopers, princesses and more. 
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My card captures a visit to the pumpkin patch on a chill night.. the sky is dark (and sparkly with stars).. .. did you hear that?   Are the spirits haunting  or is it just a black cat hunting field mice in the night?   
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This card starts with the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Fame cut from white cardstock.   I colored the pumpkins and vines with Copic markers.  You can use any brand you like.. the reason I favor Copics is because I color ALOT.  Copic markers are easy to refill  so I never have to buy a new marker.   
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I wanted LOTS of CONTRAST so I decided to layer the colored die cut over a panel of ombre blue distress ink.    Orange and blue are opposite each other on the color wheel making them COMPLIMENTARY.  This means that together they have the strongest contrast.   The panel is inked in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.  It's splattered with water to add some depth.  Next I adhered double sided adhesive to the distress panel and topped it with the colored Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame. 
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I stamped the sentiment from the Pumpkin Patch Clear Stamp Set on the panel and inserted it into the frame.  A sprinkle of clear crystal fine glitter pressed into the remaining exposed adhesive adds lots of sparkle and shine! 
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The Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame also includes a few extra pumpkin die cuts.  I colored a few and adhered them with adhesive foam tape over the pumpkins on the frame.  A Whittle Ghost and Black Whittle Cat make this scene more fun!
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I hope this Halloween brings back some magical memories for you, and that you create some new ones to reflect on  in coming years!  Hugs to you!

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Finished Size 4.25  x 5.5"

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10/23/2019

Wed 23

Enchanted Challenge with Poppystamps
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

Are you playing along with our Poppystamps October Challenge! This month, the theme is Enchanted, and today, I am sharing my sweet little Enchanted Kitty card! Take a look!

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I created this Enchanted Kitty card with just a few new dies and my favorite Distress Oxide Inks. Blending oxide inks are easy and fun too! I started with the center, and worked my way out toward the outside edges using greens, blues, and some purple. When the inks were dry, I splashed them with a few water drops off a paintbrush, causing the inks to react and blend. That's the fun part.

 

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I then inked and splashed a second piece out of yellows and oranges to cut out the full moon, using the center of the Stitchwork Circle Frames. 

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While the ink and water were drying, I cut out the pumpkin pieces from the Pumpkin patch Sidekick Frame and Stencil. I cut different pumpkins in shades of orange, vines and leaves in green, then inked the edges of both the pumpkins and the leaves.

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After all the pieces were cut out and inked, I assembled and glued the row of pumpkins, the vines and leaf bits, and the Peek a Boo Kitty in one long line, then glued that onto my background panel.

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Add your big cheesy moon and a few sequins, and voila! Let the magic happen!

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Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you will create! Make a card using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp, link it up here with our Challenge Badge, and your project might be randomly selected to win some marvelous blog candy!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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10/18/2019

Fri 18

Fa-Boo-Lous Layout
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!!

Today I share my new Halloween Layout!!!!! 

Bring your cup of coffee and enjoy that I have many photos for you! Look!!!!!

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I have many protagonist stars in my layout jiji  These diecuts from Poppy love me! jiji

I will talk with you about "Spellcaster Witch"!!!

First, when I see this little Witch, my first sentiment was fear!!!! jajaja I thought it is very creepy !!!! 

Then I said, I want to transform her into a sweet and good Witch!

First, I cut several layers, I want a "chipboard" embellishment jiji
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I have 4 cuts...  I only need the face and body in white!

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I adhere 3 layers and white is to decorate!!! Cut hat....

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I love this! Have you seen her face? Everything changes and is no more creepy!

Look at her big eyelashes like mine !!! jajaja

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To the top I add the hat!!!! I painted her blouse with a Black Sharpie!!!!

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Look this "creepy sweetness" jajaja I really love her!!!!! Do you like???? jiji Now looks like a tender old lady jajaja

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When I went to a business where  sell coffee,  gave me that strip of paper for the hot glass, it's a good idea to recycle it to dress my little witch!!! jiji

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Then, you can see her in my layout!!!! I add some details with a white pen!!!! Look at her mouth!!! jiji is red!!!! jiji

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But I also have other diecuts protagonists! I love all!!!! jiji The ghost says Boo!!! jaja

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Look this part!!!! I love Poppy stamps! Wow!!!!
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And the Surprise Skeleton is so funny!!! It seems he wants to scare my sweet Witch! jiji11

Ohhhh, my pretty witch  already lives in the garden of my house!!!!!
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Oh, I share you the background of my layout! So light a fire! jiji

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And finally, my layout again,The enchanted Witch on the right side, it's me jajaja

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Do you like???? Thanks for the patience of reading me here!

Kisses amigas!!!!

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10/17/2019

Thu 17

Pumpkin Moon
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

We are thrilled you have dropped by today! Today, I am sharing a delightfully spooky little card perfect for Halloween! I love the brand new Village Houses, and I thought they would look a little bit spooky under a big, bright, pumpkin moon, created with the Smiling Jack o Lantern. Take a look!

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I used a few of my favorite tips and tricks to create this colorful card. I love the idea of the great pumpkin visible in the glitzy moon, rising above the tiny village. To create this card, you will need the Double Stitch Square Frames, Smiling Jack o Lantern, Autumn Leaf Set, and Village Houses. You will also need your favorite Halloween yardstick, and your alcohol inks. I used shades of green, blue, yellow, red, and a touch of purple.

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I'm not sure what I was thinking when I made this background panel out of alcohol inks and YUPO paper. This large scrap was actually tucked away in a little box where I keep the YUPO paper and pieces, and when I saw that shiny blend of greens and blues, I thought it would make a weirdly wonderful Halloween sky. I cut a piece large enough to fit behind a black cardstock Double Stitch Square Frame.

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On a project with a lot of tiny cuts, I usually cut everything out before I start gluing. Sometimes, I may even cut two or three versions in different colors, just to make sure I have the right color combination. If you look closely, you'll see I originally planned on a shiny Bazzil cardstock for the Smiling Jack o Lantern, then changed it to orange glitter paper for the finished look.

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To create the look of lights in the Village Houses, I cut tiny squares of yellow big enough to cover the window openings, yet small enough not to extend beyond the edges of the houses. Be careful not to get any glue in the window!

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The Smiling Jack o Lantern is a unique die. It cuts out the moon and the facial features from the pumpkin, but the pumpkin is still attached in two points, creating a cool effect. So I made the cut directly onto my YUPO paper background panel. Then I cut the Jack o Lantern again in glitter yellow paper, then a third time in glitter orange paper. I adhered the YUPO paper onto my card base, then added the yellow moon. Once they were in place, I added the glitter orange pumpkin directly on top of the alcohol inked pumpkin with tiny pieces of foam pop dots. The result is a shiny Jack o Lantern face floating in front of a glittery moon.

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Add your tiny village underneath the moon, along with a few leaves from the Autumn leaf Set, cut in shades of purple and maroon. A few purple sequins and Hocus Pocus! Let the spooky fun begin!

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 Thanks so much for joining us today! Keep it spooky!

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10/16/2019

Wed 16

Challenge Reminder: Enchanted
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and Happy Halloween! I have a challenge reminder for you, one I hope will be enchanting. Our challenge this month has a Halloween theme, but instead of spooky or scary, how about Enchanted?

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The beautiful Pumpkin Patch Sidekick Frame and Stencil was my starting point. I watercolored the whole Frame, pumpkins and leaves with my metallics.

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They go on like watercolors, but the mica in the paint gives a glow to your images.

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The frame and enchanting fairies were glued onto a sponged inked base. Then a bit of Nuvo Glimmer Moonstone added to the fairies. How would you create an enchanting Halloween card? We'd love to see! 

There's a 20.00 gift card for the winner of our challenge, that runs through the 29th. 

Hope you have a great and creative week!

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10/09/2019

Wed 09

Challenge Reminder: A Witchy Halloween Shaker Card
by Nadine Carlier

Halloween Witch Shaker Card by Nadine Carlier

Hello, Nadine here today with a reminder to enter the PSC#61 Enchanted Challenge.  The rules are simple, you just need to use a die or stamp from Poppystamps and create something that is "Enchanted". Plus if you enter you could win a gift card to the Poppystamps store!!

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I had made a video showing you all how I created this card but technology was not on my side and somehow the video got corrupted so I lost it. :( So I will do my best to explain how I created my card.
I first started with a white piece of cardstock for my card front and rounded off the top of it.  Then using some Copic markers and an airbrush machine I sprayed the top half with some orange markers and the bottom half with green markers. I then took the Poppystamps Magical Cauldron Die and cut it out of the background piece I used the Copics on. For the witch, I used the Poppystamps Spellcaster Witch Die and cut the witch out of black cardstock. Just under the Cauldron, I used the Fa-Boo-Lous stamp from the Halloween Fun Stamp Set. Where I cut out the cauldron on the backside I added a piece of acetate and then added some 3D foam tape around the cauldron to add some shaker elements and then went all the way around the rest of the back of the card front with the 3D foam tape. Then attached the card front the card base to seel in the shaker elements.

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Using one of the circles from the MemoryBox Basic Circle dies I cut out a moon and used airbrushed some yellow Copic Markers on it and adhered it to my card. Stamped some bats from the Halloween Fun Stamp Set around the moon. Then I adhered the witch to the front of the card with some 3D foam squares.

For all the details on the challenge click HERE!  I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

See you next time!
Nadine

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