Spooky Time Shutter Card

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Boo!  Did I scare you?  I’ve been busy playing with my Crafty Secrets Halloween goodies, so I’m feeling a bit mischievous this morning.  Today, I’m taking you on a virtual haunted house tour with my Spooky Time shutter card.  It’s a really cute card that would make a great table or party decoration for upcoming Halloween festivities.  There are lots of details in this “sweet and spooky” card, so get comfy and let’s take a look.

Crafty Secrets Shutter Card 09I used lots of images from the sweetly spooky Halloween Creative Scraps to decorate the card. The beautiful Halloween Diamond paper and washi tape paper are printed to  8″ square from the Creating With Vintage Halloween CD 4.  There are so many goodies tucked into this amazing CD that if it was the only Halloween resource in your craft room, you would want for nothing.

This tall and skinny card measures 3″ x 7″ when folded shut. But when you open it up, it’s like a panoramic scene right out of Trick or Treat heaven.

Crafty Secrets Shutter Card 01I had so much fun selecting images to fit on the inside panels.  Some are backed with glitter paper to add a little sparkle and shine.  I love the way these colors pop off the ghoulish green cardstock background.

Crafty Secrets Shutter Card 02I used some metal brads that I found in my stash to add a little fun to the card.  I love the Haunted House!  If you look closely, you’ll see the ghosts are wearing a little Diamond Stickles.  Like all the other images on this card, the Halloween letters came from the Vintage Halloween Scraps.   They are on the back side, already shaped like tags, so all I had to do was cut them out, ink the edges and layer them with foam tape to make the back section of the card.

Crafty Secrets Shutter Card 01I love the costume cuties waltzing the night away and the sweet little witch with her kitty and pumpkin, too.

Crafty Secrets Shutter Card 05The ruler is from the washi tape paper on the CD.  This washi tape is so pretty, it could be used on lots of other project, not just Halloween. I love that!

Crafty Secrets Shutter Card 06Here’s another piece of pretty washi tape underneath this little fella who’s clearly unsure about the intentions of the black cats and jack o lanterns!  You know me…I have to use my Diamond Stickles!

I’m trying to show you the card from a bunch of different angles so you can see all the cute artwork.  And I still have images left over to use on other projects.

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To make the framed image on the cover, I began by painting a chipboard frame with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint.  This took 2 coats. Then I inked up a distressed stamp with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and stamped on top of the paint.  Next, I sponged on a little Peeled Paint Distress Paint and then topped the whole thing off with a layer of Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint.  It doesn’t look like much when it goes on, but as it dries, it creates these awesome cracks and vintage shine.  I think this might be my favorite part of the whole card.

I hope you enjoyed my virtual Haunted House tour!  If you are getting ready to create for Halloween, you’ll want to be sure to take a look at the amazing Halloween and Fall Sale pack Sandy has going on in the shop right now.  She’s clearing out her US warehouse, and going all digital so she’s put together some amazing DEALS.  Take a look!

halloween-sale-pack-craftysecretsThat’s all treats and no tricks, my friends!

Are you getting ready for Halloween?  We don’t get many trick or treaters in our neighborhood anymore, but I love to go out with the grandgirls whenever I get the chance.  Kids make the holidays so much fun!  I’d love to hear what you’re stirring up for Halloween in the comment section below.  Hearing from you makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!  Until next time…



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7 thoughts on “Spooky Time Shutter Card

  1. Diane H

    Amazing project…I LOVE it…you have many “cool” things to work with,I want to come to your house and play!!! One of the best shutter cards I have seen!!

  2. Birgit

    Wow! Eye candy galore! So many wonderful things to look at and discover about your fabulous creation.
    We don’t get any trick-or-treater’s here either. I used to make up little gift packages for my nieces and nephews but they’re all beyond that age now too. I miss doing halloween treats like that.

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