110 posts categorized "Halloween"

Spooky Halloween Wishes
by Jeanne Jachna

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Halloween is creeping up fast and I just had to sneak in just one more card to celebrate the spooky season.  Halloween is my favorite holiday after all!   And my favorite crafty item is craft dies so this card is all smiles from me! 


Oh and before I forget we have a special sale for you this weekend! No trick! All treats!!! Enjoy 15% off our entire store site October 29-31! No code required. Discounted price shown in shopping cart!

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I always start a scene card by arranging different elements on a piece of clear plastic the size of my card base.  This one started with that fun Happy Jack O Lantern.  The next think I knew I was adding some Scary Ghosts and foliage. 

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The Boo Outline makes a simple sentiment and I like that I can personalize it with different colors.  I thought the black and orange would be traditional, but it would look great in other colors too.. how about candy corn? 

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The clear plastic sheet makes it easy to pick up my arrangement and layer it over different colors to decide on a favorite.  I knew I wanted to go with purple.. but color block or Distress Ink?  I decided on an ombre Distress Oxide in Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet.

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I hope you have  perfect weather for Halloween night so you can sit outside and greet your friends and neighbors as they go a haunting!  I wonder if you'll be able to recognize them!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Get Your Boo On
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Friends!

It's time to Get Your Boo On, and enter our Poppystamps October Challenge, Make it Magical! Create a card or project using at least one Poppystamps product, link it up on our challenge page, and YOU, yes, boooootiful you, could be randomly selected to win an amazing Poppystamps prize! This month's theme is Make it Magical!


Helping me keep it magical this month is one of my very favorite designers, Michele Ferguson, from the blog I Card Everyone. You can find her crafting right here https://icardeveryone.blogspot.com 

Both Michele and I LOVE Halloween, so it was my pleasure to invite her to partner up for this spooky challenge! I LOVE Michele's pretty, layered CAS style, and was super excited to see what she would create. Michele even surprised us with TWO amazing designs featuring Poppystamps products. Take a look!

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Michele's first card uses a few Poppystamps favorites: Scary Ghost, Surprise Skeleton, and Boo Outline!

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For her Thank BOO card, Michele used Twisted Tree Oval, Surprise Skeleton, Boo Outline, and Simple Thank You! I love the deep blue and the bright yellow - -a surprising and trendy Halloween color combination!


I also used deep blue and jewel tone yellows, oranges, and greens to create the background panel for my own card. I squirted a few drops of alcohol ink and blew them all around using my brand new giant squishy rubber ball air blower. FUN! I could make these colorful YUPO paper cards all day long! I used images from Whittle Ghosts, Snowman and Trees from our newest release, and Boo Outline. A few Fairy Jewels in shades of green, navy and turquoise ad that magical sparkle at the end!

Now it's your turn to enter the Poppystamps challenge! We'd love to see what you'll create! Thank you so much to one of my creative muses, Michele Ferguson, from I Card Everyone!


Thank you so much for joining us today!







Happy Halloween
by Marybeth Lopez


Happy October to you all. Marybeth Lopez  here today, sharing a few new Poppystamps dies. These are Christmas dies turned into Halloween cards. I used Poppystamps new die called Snowman and Trees along with Layered House Globe all linked below.


I also used some of the new memory box Glitzy Glitter Pad and last years Halloween Ingredients set for the sentiment.


I cut out a few layers in each color so I could decide what color I wanted to use. I used the purple as the base of the house then layered the black glitter on top. I used the Earth Neutral paper pack for the door and roof.





 Thank you for the visit today, I hope I have inspired you to  use your dies in many different ways.

Hope you have a blessed week. 







Challenge Reminder - Make it Magical

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Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day.  Maybe you're looking for ideas to get a jump start?  I hope you'll check out the Poppystamps Monthly Challenge!  It's a great way to see the world of craft dies through the eyes of the design team and players.  And who knows?  You might just be the lucky winner of the prize - a $20 gift card to the Poppystamps store! 


This month they're looking for the beautiful and unexpected that goes beyond what you'd see in ordinary life.  You can make that fantasy - think rainbows and unicorns or perhaps a Halloween fright like my card today. 

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I used lots of different dies to create a scene. I arranged the die cuts on a piece of plastic the size of my card base and found myself layering on more and more.   I think it's the little details that bring a scene to life. 

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Sometimes you just can't find what you want.  The pretty Garden Lantern was just asking for a candle inside.  I could  have cut one by hand but it would never look as clean and crisp as a craft die.. so I did a little digging.  I came up with the  Whittle Fireplace set.  I used the fire's flame for my candle flame, and the ledge of the mantle for the candle itself.    A Brilliant Ring adds a glow around the candle's flame. 

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I was so glad I found the fireplace because as soon as I saw the little mice I had to add them among the Whittle Oak Leaves and Mushrooms & Toadstools. 

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Some Birch Trees are added to the Distress Oxide inked background and a Scary Ghosts appears from the dark woods.  I added a simple "Boooo!" sentiment with the Poetic Uppercase Alphabet and a scatter of Fairy Drops and Gems for some sparkle. 

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Our parent company, Memory Box has added alot of sweet things to their line up including Glitter Glue, Gems, Dew Drops, Embossing Folders and more! 
I hope you find some time to play along - I'd sure love to see what you make! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"



Spooky Barn
by Nancy Penir


Hello! And welcome! It's Halloween time. Can you believe it? I'm featuring Poppy's Barn Die Set with a spooky theme, something I love to do with die sets, stretch their use with the seasons and holidays. Scroll down for pictures, fair warning, there's lots to see!


The base of the barn was cut with dark blue cardstock, from Memory Box's fabulous cardstock collection. The rest are bright Halloween colors, also from the MB Collections. 


The following photos are closeups of the areas with spooky characters. The web was white embossed onto vellum and fussy cut.


I love to back my images with another die cut, for a shadow or a glow.


The handmade A2 sized envelope is stamped and stenciled onto butcher paper. 


Inside there's a Halloween greeting, and you can see the area where the barn Pop Up rests.


Hope you enjoyed today's post. And you're inspired to play with combining your dies more. All that I've used is listed below. Happy fall, and Happy Halloween!

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Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #84 Wonderful Washi is Denise Bryant


The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Jenny Martin.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!


PSC#84 Make It Magical!   This time we're looking for a sweet escape!  Something beautiful or unusual that is beyond what you'd find in ordinary life.   Perhaps a fantasy scene with  unicorns and dragons, or some Halloween fun?!   Throw in a little bling or glitter for an extra sprinkle of fun or let the images do the talking!    The challenge is not limited to cards - we'd love to see your page layouts, home decor, tags, and mixed media.   It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.

Meet our October guest Michele Ferguson!  I think Michele is fun and fabulous.  Her cards always have a special twist designed to make you smile.  I think you'll appreciate her special sense of humor that will keep you on your toes!


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Blog: I Card Everyone

I am a Michigander who loves to spend hours in her craft studio each and every day! I share my makes with you at my blog I Card Everyone!


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Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on October 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on November 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make!