78 posts categorized "Halloween"

10/08/2019

Tue 08

Halloween Fun
by Dana Kirby

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Hi Friends! I am happy to be back today sharing a fun Halloween card with you all. How is your Halloween crafting coming along? I love to send out a few Halloween cards this time of year and the latest release from Poppy Stamps definitely has everything I need to create some great cards! The layout I chose today would work well for so many occasions. Let's get started, shall we?

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I started my card by creating a color block piece in Halloween colors. I began by cutting .25" cardstock strips in orange, lime green and purple. I then used a tape runner and attached the strips of cardstock to a piece of copy paper. I have found using thin (copy) paper for this technique makes it is easier to trim my panel down with my paper cutter. Once I had all the strips attached, I trimmed the panel down to 4 x 3.25 inches. I then attached this to my A2 card base. 

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Next, I die cut a Pointed Square Frame from black and white cardstock. I then used the inside piece of the frame and die cut the Smiling Jack O Lantern from both pieces of cardstock. This gave me both pieces I needed, the frame and the inside piece with the Jack O Lantern. I inlaid these two pieces together and mounted them onto my striped panel. Lastly, I inlaid the black pieces (eyes, nose and mouth) back into the Jack O Lantern to give it a finished look...he just makes me smile!

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To finish my card, I stamped my sentiment from the Halloween Fun stamp set directly onto my card base. 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I inspired you to create a few Halloween cards of your own.

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10/02/2019

Wed 02

Boo-Yah!
by Nancy Penir

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Hello Poppy Friends! Thought I'd bring you some Halloween inspiration from the new release. Hope you're well on your way with your Halloween cards. This one goes to a special grandson in the Marines. He completed basic training and is currently in the infantry. I'm so proud of this young man, and sending him cards brings me joy, and I hope he gets a big smile from them!

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A shaker is always fun to receive, and is really very easy. Here's how I did this one.

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To create my spooky night sky, I covered my A2 sized card with Oxide Inks.

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I'm sure you all know what happens when water hits the oxide inks. Just be sure to let it dry before the next step.

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I used my metallic watercolor paints to flick drops of copper onto the panel.

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I repeated the entire technique with a panel of yellow, orange and pink oxide inks. I die cut Surprise Skeleton 3 times. (Note: the die was cut 3 times before inking and adding droplets. I masked the 3 circles and added my sentiment, first stamped in black, then clear versa mark) The sequin mix will be confined to the 3 windows.

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Surprise Skeleton is just too cute to be scary, don't you think? Hope you have a crafty week ahead, always the best kind!

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10/01/2019

Tue 01

PSC#61 Enchanted

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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 last month's challenge PSC#60 Anything Goes is Joyce M

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The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Heidi H

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!

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PSC#61 Enchanted - Do you love Halloween?  This month we're bewitched with the delight of this spooktacular holiday. Whether your Halloween is filled with the glamour of the Gothic or spooky sweet with tricks and treats for your little devils, we hope you play along with us.   Just be sure to include at least one Poppystamps image (die cut, stencil, or stamp) 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.

Halloween Witch Shaker Card by Nadine Carlier

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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! 

 

09/17/2019

Tue 17

Fall / Halloween Blog Blitz
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today we continues with our Fall/Halloween Release!!!

I like the last months of the year because they are pure party!!!!!

I share to you my card precisely with our 2 blog blitz themes!!!!! Boo!!!! jiji

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I use watercolors for give color to my Autumn Leaf Set craft die!!!! I made a mix of several colors jiji

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After, I just put my paper on it and waited for it to dry!!!!!

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After I cut and my Leafs are so pretty, so beautiful and more jiji . They seem so real to me!

Attention:  For this day, this  is the prize! On this post you can win Autumn Leaf Set!!!!!

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Look!!!!! It seems that I went to my garden and cut the leaves! jiji

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Look the sentiment!!!! I really love "Halloween Fun Clear Stamp Set"!!!

It has a letter that I love and very pretty phrases!

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For my background with  Autumn Leaves Sidekick Frame and Stencil craft die, I use the stencil and I put some gesso with glitter!!!! 

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The stars of my card are little scary ghosts that appear in the fall jiji Boo!!!! 

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REMEMBER: 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!! 

Besos Amigas!!!!

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09/16/2019

Mon 16

Halloween / Fall Blog Blitz - Haunt it
by Tina Wilstrup

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Hello Everyone! We are showcasing the halloween/fall release in this Blog Blitz and have I got a fun spooktacular card for you today! You may want to get a warm cuppa and get cozy, because this has lots of details!

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I had this scene in my head and so I planned out where I wanted everything. This finished card is 5x7 inches to fit everything in. I die cut the Magical cauldron, because I wanted the steam parts to show. I placed the cauldron back in, securing it on the back, and also added a tiny piece of gold cardstock behind the holes. I ink blended the panel with Twisted citron, Spiced marmelade, Seedless preserved and Black soot Distress oxide inks. I also diluted a drop of gold acrylic paint with a little water and splattered it over the cauldron.
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I had watched a video of a pull tab technique and decided it could be done without the dies. So I created the pull tab out of black cardstock and cut a narrow strip out of the panel. Make sure you first place your elements and test placement before cutting.
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Pulling the pull tab "arms" through the slot and - again - testing placement, I could mark the pull tab with a pencil to cut off the excess so it wont show on the finished card. Pull the arms back out, cut with your scissors and reposition arms and surprise element. I was placing the Happy Jack O Lantern over the Scary ghost. Since the ghost wasn't quite covered I cut it to size. When placing the Jack o lantern I popped it up with foam squares, making sure they wouldn't be in the way of the ghost going up and down. With a strip of cardstock I secured the pull tab on the back. Also, when adding craft foam to the back I made sure it didn't colide with the pull tab.
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I colored all the die cut elements with Copics, giving them the look of a glow on the one side. This is the Spellcaster witch, how cool is she!
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Here I've used the Friendly cat and the smaller pumpkins are from the Pumpkin Patch Sidekick frame. I also wanted the cat to have a little cauldron-glow and the eyes are made with a gold pen. The sentiment from the Halloween Fun stamp set is heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

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So here's the card showing the surprise ghost. I let the pull tab stick out from the top of card, looking like a tombstone that rises when the ghost appeares. On the top of the tab I wrote PULL with a gold pen.
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And guess what! I couldn't help myself from throwing in a little extra fun, so I heat embossed the ghost with a glow-in-the-dark embossing powder. I think it looks so cool!
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So much fun right? 

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Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Spellcaster Witch.

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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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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