159 posts categorized "Halloween"

For a Very Special Boo
by Meghan Kennihan

FinalHi Crafty Friends,
I have a fun fall themed Halloween Card featuring fall colors instead of the purples, bright oranges and greens of a typical Halloween card. I love the various Poppy Stamp Leaf Dies and I paired them with a spooky pumpkin frame for a Special Boo.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Which color combo do you like better...bright oranges, blacks, & purples or warm orange, browns, and yellows?
A: Me? I like everything BRIGHT so definitely the orange, black, purple combo

Final_6 (3)I created my background using Distress Oxide Walnut Stain, Carved Pumpkin, and Wild Honey Inks. Then I splattered it with gold and white paint.

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I die cut my pumpkin faces, the ghosts, and the word BOO from the 6x6 Rainbow Reflections 6x6 Mirror Paper Pad for that extra shine and framed my sentiment with the Jack O' Lantern Frame Die.

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Have a Magical Day
by Lisa Elton

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When you think of Halloween colors, your mind usually goes to orange and black. I've added lavender to those traditional colors today to mix things up!

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I started by adding the Pointy Lattice Plate die cut to the largest of the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames. After a little trimming, they were adhered to a white card base.

The Witches Shoe makes a fun focal point for this card. Make it sparkly... even better! A trio of spiders from the Whittle Creatures are crawling around while a happy little jack-o-lantern hides in the corner!

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I got a bit creative with the sentiment. I did some selective inking for the words (Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit) and topped them off with big sparkly letters from the Marzipan Alphabet set.


A little sparkle and a little fun. I hope I've inspired you to get creative today. Thanks for visiting us here on the Poppystamps blog!

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Spooky Neighborhood Home
by Jeanne Jachna

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Do you love Halloween?  It's my favorite holiday!   It brings back good memories as a child being able to dress, up and stay out all night.  Oh yes!!! Don't forget the candy!!!

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If you love Halloween too, I want to make sure that you know that this month's challenge at Poppystamps is "Get You Boo On!".  We're looking for Halloween designs and you're not limited to cards.  Home decor, treats, tags, and page layouts are all welcome at the challenge.  By linking up your design to your blog, gallery or Instagram account, you're automatically entered into our $20 store gift certificate giveaway.

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The new Neighborhood Home Pop Up Easel Set is so versatile. You can change the look of the house or dress it up for different occasions simply by cutting it in different colors and / or by adding different accessories from different die sets.   It's also a unique shaped card because it's a pop up easel! 

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It was easy to assemble the house.  The set comes with a die for the card base, background, and the house face.  It was easy to cut the light grey house and then cut the house again with yellow for the window inserts.   Window cuts in the set include paned and pane-less windows.

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I added ghosts and pumpkins from the Whittle Scary Guys die set.  The pumpkin foliage is from a retired die set called Leaves and Berries. 

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It's a win/win.. stock your stash with some great cards, and enter our challenge for a chance to win!   We'd love to see what you're making!

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Finished Size: 4.25  x 5.5"



PSC#109 - Get Your Boo On!

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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 Challenge #108 Old School is Greta H

Poppystamps Sept  Seize the BD  FMSThe lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Donna Phelan

Please contact me (Jeanne) at [email protected] 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#109 Get your Boo On!  Do you love Halloween?  Then this one is for you!  We want you to share a Halloween project with us!  We're looking for cute ghosts and goblins, pumpkins, and don't forget those treats!  We welcome home décor, page layouts, tags and everything in between!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps die on your project!  You must use a Poppystamps product to be eligible to win! 

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 Beverly Jordan selected by Meghan this time.  I love how colorful and unique Beverly's cards are! She always uses wonderful embellishments and makes gorgeous scrapbook layouts too!

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Blog:  Beverly Jordan

Instagram: @jordanbev5

Hello! My name is Beverly Jordan and I am an avid scrapbooker with a love for scoping out antique markets, creating Christmas cards 10 months ahead of time and baking delicious desserts.  Scrapbooking, cooking and traveling are just a few of my passions that I share on my blog! 


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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 29  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!

A very Booooo card!
by Patty Tanúz

Hola Amigas, Boo to you!!! :)

How are you?

I'm happy! Halloween is near and I love making my cute cards with Poppy's beautiful dies!


I love my new card! My main characters are a love! Our papers are so terrifics for this occasion! Look how cute is  this:


I leave you a close-up of this fabulous alphabet! If you don't have it yet, run to our store for it! I like the size and font!!!


I made my twisted houses with our star paper: Black Glossy!!! And remember, in our Online Store, we have glitz with our Fairy Crystals!


I'll be back quickly with another post!


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Floating By
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello , Marybeth Lopez  with you today. I created this fun little card with friendly ghost floating by, even the " Boo" looks friendly.

I used Poppystamps : Halloween Assemblage,Whittle Scary Guys ( not :), Boo Poe Script and Autumn Fairy Jewels. All linked below.


I found this striped piece of vellum, it seemed just perfect for some light and airy ghost floating around on the card.


These Poppystamps ghost are just too cute ! At first I just had the 3 larger ghost then decided to add the two smaller Whittle Scary Ghost and love the way they added so much to the card. I love using the Autumn Fairy Jewels for the eyes , it couldn't be any easier. Just plop on. I used the same size on the small and large ghost.


I cut the boo out twice and layered it. Since it is so fragile I used spray adhesive to adhere together. You can still take your time and use glue. I have a small box I keep my spray in and I use that whenever I need to spray the adhesive to my intricate die cuts. 


Thank you for the visit today friends. I hope you can find some time to enjoy some crafty time and relax.

I hope you have a blessed rest of September.