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Rare Oddities Curio Cabinet Halloween Card

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Curio Cabinet Halloween Card

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Rare Oddities Curio Cabinet Halloween Card is a “scrap your stash” project.  It’s always fun to use old favorites in new ways.  And I  bet I am not the only one who has a few sheets of this gorgeous collection lying around gathering dust.  Time to sharpen the scissors and get our Halloween on with the ghosts of Halloween past!

TIP: If you don’t have Rare Oddities in the house, you could substitute the cabinet images from Olde Curiosity Shoppe DCE.

The base of this card is a 6″ x 6″ easel, so it’s pretty simple to make.  Fussy cut the elements from the signature page, and then pop them up with dimensionals for added punch.  The center panel in my Curio Cabinet is popped up on two layers of waste chipboard to add even more dimension to the card.  When finished, I covered the individual panes with Glossy Accents to give them the appearance of glass.  Add in a little chipboard action, ribbon, flowers and a pressed penny from my stash, and the card front is finished.

Rare Oddities Curio Cabinet Halloween Card: A Peek Inside

Have you ever added a pocket to an easel card?  It’s really easy to do, and lends a surprise element, which is always fun.

To make this pocket, I simply cut my designer paper 2″ longer than the height of the card base.  Since this is a 6″ x 6″ card, that means I cut my paper to measure 5 7/8″ x 7 7/8″.  Next, score the paper at 5 7/8″, add gussets to the pockets, if desired, fold and adhere to the card base.  Quick and easy pocket!  As a bonus, the pocket serves as the stopper for the easel mechanism.

Use your scraps to create a little cutaway folio to tuck into that pocket, and you’ve got yourself a frightfully fabulous Halloween card!

TIP: To see other Rare oddities projects, click HERE.

I hope I’ve inspired you to dust off some of your older Halloween collections and make something boo-tiful today.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Here are the supplies I used to make this Rare Oddities Curio Cabinet Halloween Card:

Spooktacular Rare Oddities Shaker Easel Card

Spooktacular Rare Oddities Easel Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  How about a Spooktacular Rare Oddities Easel Card just for the fun of it?  It’s purple-icious, frightfully fabulous and fun to make!  You’ll have to dig into your crafty stash of G45 retired papers to make this one,.  Or, just follow these easy steps and substitute your favorite Halloween papers.

  • Begin by creating a black 6″ x 6″ card base. Score the card front at 3″ and fold to form the easel mechanism.
  • Next, cut a 2nd 6″ x 6″ panel of purple cardstock.  Add a 5 7/8″ panel of rusty orange cardstock on top.
  • Now cut a 5 3/4″ panel of Graphic 45 Rare Oddities and adhere on top.
  • Then, cut a 5 3/4″ x 4″ panel of the 8×8 border page.  Adhere a thin strip of the plaid pattern on the top and bottom.
  • Now, stitch all these layers together on your sewing machine.  (optional…but looks so cool!)

TIP: When planning to stitch layers together on a sewing machine, don’t place adhesive around the edges.  Just add a small spot of adhesive in the center of each layer to keep it in place.  This way, you won’t gunk up your sewing machine, but the layers will stay straight as you sew.

Spooktacular Rare Oddities Easel Shaker Card: Making the Shaker Element

  • Begin by die cutting the Amazing Paper Grace Brilliante Rondelle Die from purple foil AC cardstock.  Use just the 2 largest dies.
  • Next, place  the largest Spellbinder’s Standard Small Circle Die in the center of the Brilliante Rondelle die to cut out the center aperture.  Doing this leaves you enough of a margin to place foam strips on the back.  Otherwise, the foam strips will show, and we don’t want that!
  • Then die cut clear cardstock using just the largest Brilliante Rondelle Die.
  • Now adhere the clear cardstock to the back side of the purple foil die cut. Use Dries Clear Adhesive to keep things neat and tidy.
  • Place a double or triple layer of Darice foam strips on the back of the shaker window.
  • Next, cut the “You Bewitch Me” sentiment from the 8×8 paper pad.  Back with thin dimensionals and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Now place your sequins in the center of the card, then carefully set the shaker box over the top.

Spooktacular Rare Oddities Easel Shaker Card: More Tips!

TIP: For a frightfully fabulous finishing touch, adhere vintage tinsel trim round the sides of the shaker box.  It looks ghoulishly grand!

TIP:  Adhere the card front as the very last step in the process.  Remember, only place adhesive on the bottom half of the easel card, below the 3″ score line!

Finish the card with ribbon, chipboard, die cut butterflies and charms!

 Sweet Treats Inside

Use your scraps to create a pocket and a little 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ gift card/treat wallet.

Tuck in a small journal card where you can write your Ghostly Greetings and a tasty chocolate treat.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio!

kathy

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*Please note…some items from my stash are retired.  You can substitute items from your stash in their place.  

Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio for Butterbee Scraps

Hello, Friends!   We’re kicking the month of October off with this Magic of Oz Sentimental Scarecrow Folio, and it’s a very fun way to get things started! Butterbee Scraps has the cutest Wizard of Oz charm collection, and it goes perfectly with Graphic 45’s Magic of Oz collection.  Don’t those ruby slippers make you want to click your heels together and chant, “There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home?”

  The Scarecrow was always my favorite Oz character, so I made him the star of this 5″ x 7″ folio.  Even though the album is small in size, it is loaded with interactive features, and very fun to flip through.

TIP:  Paint silver tone charms with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint for a quick makeover.  Just tap it on with your finger.  I also used it on the roses and on the edges of the chipboard charm.

TIP: Chalk paint is wonderful for painting metal objects.  There is no need to prime with Gesso, so it’s a one-step process.  Paint the G45 Drawer Pull with black chalk paint.  Then come back and tap the raised areas with gold to create a wonderfully aged finish.

Sentimental Scarecrow Folio: Fun at Every Turn

TIP: Create this folio base by joining two 7″ x 11″ panels of heavy black cardstock.  To do this, adhere 1/2″ Scor-Tape along the short edge of one sheet.  Then peel off the liner tape and align the 2nd panel over the tape.

TIP: To create the base for this folio, score the long side at 3″ 3 1/2″ 8 1/2″, 9″, 13″.  Trim the piece on the right to measure 2″ wide.  This will fold and become the right hand pocket.

TIP: The Magic of Oz is a fussy cutter’s dream come true!   Cut Dorothy and Toto out from the large 6″ x 6″ card front.  Then trim out the compass rose.  Adhere just the bottom and right hand edge to form a pocket for Dorothy to live in.

Die cut patterned paper using the G45 ATC Tags die.  Line the tags, add fussy cut cards from the collection and tuck into the shallow side pocket.

The center pocket is a surprise flap page with a hidden pocket beneath it.  The left hand panel is a 5″ x 5″  accordion pull out page.  As you can see, I’ve decorated all the panels with fussy cut images of our Sentimental Scarecrow.  I just love him!

The hidden pocket has (3) 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mounts tucked inside.  You’ll see all the details in this short project share video.

Sentimental Scarecrow Folio Project Share Video

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You will find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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You’ve Been Booed! Halloween Treat Tags

 

You’ve Been Booed:  Halloween Treat Tags with Halloween Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  You’ve been BOOED!  Which is a very good thing in our part of the world.  This fun trend involves leaving a Halloween treat on a neighbor’s doorstep, ringing the doorbell and running away.  A note inside says, “You’ve Been Booed!” and encourages the recipient to pay it forward to someone else in the neighborhood.  The treat can be anything from a card, to a bottle of wine, to a sweet treat.  But I thought these frightfully fabulous Halloween Treat Tags would be perfect for the occasion.

You’ve Been Booed: Creating the Tag Base

For each tag base you will need to do the following:

  • First, cut a 4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of heavy, 110# black cardstock.
  • Then cut (2) 3 7/8″ x 8 3/8″ panels of patterned paper.
  • Now, pull out some corner shaping dies and crop the top corners.
  • Next, place the long side of the tag on your scoring tool.  Score at 6″ and again at 6 1/2″.
  • Then, line the tag front and back with the patterned paper.  Score each side at 6″ and 6 1/2″ again after you add each layer.
  • Now. old the bottom of the tag up to form a pocket.
  • Next, cut (2) 1″ x 1 1/2″ scraps of black cardstock.  Score at 1/2″ and again at 3/4″.  Fold to form little tabs that will fit inside the pocket and form sides.  Adhere.
  • Finally, wrap the bottom edge of the pocket with 1/4″ Scor-Tape and wrap with Halloween Ribbon.
You’ve Been Booed: Adding the Details

Decorate your pocket with handmade rosettes, Halloween Charms and stickers.  I’ve used Authentique’s Twilight Collection to make my tags.  Then, fill the pockets with treats that any grown up ghoul or goblin would enjoy.

I’ve added some Biscoff cookies, candy corn, a tea wallet, honey stick, vintage spoon and chocolate to my tag pockets.

You’ve Been Booed: A Little Upcycled Card

This wee card is attached to a clothing tag that I salvaged from my husband’s cargo shorts.  The main tag measured about 3″ x 4″ and had a nice shape.  Two smaller tags were attached with jute cord.  Clearly, they were too nice to throw away.  So I painted them with black chalk paint and turned them into a vehicle for this wee card.

There’s room inside for a little ghoulish greeting.  The small tags are dressed up with paper scraps and stickers.

You’ve Been Booed:  The Ribbon Topper

The thing that really makes this tag spooktacular is the ribbon topper.  These all come from the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment.  Simply punch a hole at the top of each tag, thread the ribbons and the jute string on the upcycled tags through the hole.  Don’t fold the ribbons in half; just pull them through and tie them together with another bit of ribbon.  Tie a bow, add some fall leaves and a flower, and you’ve got a fabulous tag!

Here’s a look at the other tag I made.

Don’t take this the wrong way…but I hope YOU get BOOED this Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m going to help you get your Halloween on with this Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial.  This 5″ x 7″ tag and pocket folio is such a quick and easy make that you will want to make loads of them.  And, it’s adaptable to any season or theme!  Just change out the papers and you are good to go!  How spooktacular is that?

I’m always on the lookout for pocket style cards, and went hunting on Pinterest to see what I could find.  There were loads of tutorials for a double pocket card, but they were all sized for 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card bases.  Since I like a nice big card base, I had to pull out my pencil and do some math-ing, which always makes my brain hurt.  But after a few false starts, I figured out how to create this version of a pocket card, which I love.

Create a belly band as the folio closure.  I generally use magnets to secure these, but this folio was just a tad bit chubby (too much candy corn???) so I had to decorate a binder clip and secure everything with that instead.

Mat the witch sticker on a die cut doily and adhere to the belly band.  Add Diamond Stickles for just the right touch of glittery goodness.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial: Making the Tag Insert

You will learn how to create the pocket card base and line the pages in the video tutorial below.  Every pocket needs a tag, though, so here’s how to make this cute tag insert:

  • First, cut a 3 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel of heavy black cardstock.
  • Then cut (2) 3 5/8″ x 8 3/8″ panels of Twilight patterned paper.
  • Next, round the bottom corners with a 1/2″ corner rounder punch.
  • Now, shape the top corners  with a Stub Shaped corner punch.
  • Line both sides of the tag.
  • Attach ric rac with Dries Clear Adhesive, letting the ends hang over the edges of the tag.
  • Now tie the ric rack together with some baker’s twine and add buttons.
  • Mat a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ panel of the cobweb paper on a slightly larger panel of black cardstock.
  • Then mat the image and adhere.
  • Punch a hole in the top of the tag and add ribbons and flowers.

Mat a sentiment or photo panel on the back of the tag and decorate with stickers to finish.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

The inside of the folio is so cute!  You’ll learn how to cover the pages in the tutorial.

TIP: File folder stickers make the perfect tuck spot for a treat.  Mat on a piece of black card that is slightly wider and twice as tall.  Place the sticker on the top half, score and fold.  Then adhere the back side to the folio base.  Insert a small paper clip to hold the file folder shut, then slip in the candy.

Use scraps of black card to make a little photo wallet to tuck into a pocket on the opposite page.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial:: The flip side

The cool thing about this design is that you end up having a second pocket on the back side of the folio.

This is the perfect spot to tuck in a couple more little photo wallets.

Authentique Twilight Pocket Folio Tutorial: The Youtube Video

To learn how to make this folio base, just click play.

You’ll find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that will help you get your Halloween crafting underway.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Have a boo-tiful day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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