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Witching Hour Halloween Pop Up Cards

Witching Hour Halloween Pop Up Cards: How to Create a Card Background from Scraps

Hello Friends!  It’s Day Four of Halloween Week and today it’s all about Halloween Pop Up Cards!  If you’ve never made one, you can find a great tutorial HERE.   Pop up cards are a perfect style for Halloween.  They have that “BOO” factor going on, after all.  So today I have a trio of Halloween Pop Up Cards to share with you and a tutorial for making your own cool card backgrounds from scraps.

We all have scraps….and some of us…ahem…have piles of them.  All three backgrounds on these Halloween Pop Up Cards are made with scraps of paper.  I’ve added stitching and vellum to a couple to create a ghostly effect.  The video tutorial below will show you how quick and easy it is to make these backgrounds.  But first, let’s enjoy the cards!

Darla the Witch Halloween Pop Up Card with Reneabouquets

Witching Hour Pop Up Card with Carta Bella Halloween Market Reneabouquet Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Here’s sweet little Darla the Witch, sitting on a pumpkin, waiting for the witching hour. Create this scene faster than you can say “Bibbety, Bobbity, Boo!”

  • First, heat emboss the laser cut Halloween Clock with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel.
  • Then heat emboss the clock hands with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.
  • Adhere foam dimensionals to the back side of the clock.  Choose an area that will be covered up so the dimensionals don’t peek through.
  • Now back Darla the Witch with a double layer of dimensionals and adhere.
  • Wrap the panel with a ribbon border.

  • Next tie gold metallic string over the ribbon and add a word token.
  • Then tuck in some gorgeous flowers and a spooktacular Halloween butterfly.

A Peek Inside

And here’s the pop up feature inside.  So fun to make!

There’s even a fold down flap!  How fun is that?

 

Halloween Pop Up Cards #2: The Witches Ball

The Witch's Ball Halloween Pop Up Card by Kathy Clement kathy By Design Carta Bella Halloween Market PHoto 01

Now we know what Darla the Witch was thinking about while perched on her pumpkin!  She was wondering what to wear to the annual Witches Ball!

This card background is made exactly like the first sample.  I just didn’t cover it with vellum or add machine stitching.

Darla’s ballgown will be the talk of the town, don’t you think?

  • First, heat emboss the dress mannequin with Allure Hammered Metal Embossing Powder.
  • Once the embossing cools, trace the outside edge onto patterned paper.  Cut this out and adhere behind the mannequin.  This will help the dress to pop off the background.
  • Now add a panel of dark paper to the center of your card.  Create ribbon borders above and below.  This will also help draw the eye to the dress form.

  • Heat emboss a little hanger and suspend the BOO ephemera bit.
  • Die cut the witch hat from scraps of paper and layer together with foam dimensionals.  Adhere in the corner of the BOO banner.
  • Darla’s pet owl is going tot he ball, too.  Someone has to chaperone!
The Pop Up Element

Add a flap to the bottom half of the card.  This doesn’t technically pop up, but it can be folded up for display.  Cute, right?

Create a little sentiment panel behind the flap.

Halloween Pop Up Cards #3:  A Mosaic Tile Background

The third card in this “story” features Darla’s fancy broomstick and a really cool mosaic background made from scraps.

Stitching on a vellum layer gives this card a cool ghostly feel.  Or maybe it’s foggy tonight.  Either way, Darla’s cat will safely navigate all the way to the Witches Ball and back.

This 6″ x 4″ journal card was too large to fit in my 5 1/2″ wide pocket.  So I scored and folded it.  Then I trimmed out an ephemera bit to go on the cover.

The back side has a blank sentiment panel where you can add a ghostly greeting.

How to Create a Spooktacular Background from Scraps

Are you ready to learn how to make frightfully fabulous backgrounds from your scraps?  This short video tutorial will show you how to  make the diagonal stripe background and the mosaic style background.  Of course, you can use this technique with any patterned paper you have in your stash.

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

I’ve also listed these Halloween cards in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card

Haunted Mansion Pop Up Halloween Card Carta Bella Halloween Market by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card with Carta Bella Halloween Market Collection

Hello, Friends!  It’s Day 3 of Halloween Week: time to share this Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card!  While cleaning out my stash of chipboard in the Closet of Shame, I ran across this spook-tacular chipboard frame.  Not sure where I got it, or when, but I’m glad it surfaced just in time for Halloween Week!

A Little Halloween  Mixed Media Mayhem

The inspiration piece for this 5 1/2″ square card is this boo-tiful chipboard haunted house and frame.  I pulled out my magical heat embossing tools to create this creepy enameled finish on the frame.

  • First, place the frame on a piece of ordinary printer paper.
  • Next, apply Versamark Clear Embossing Ink generously over the surface of the chipboard.
  • Now, place the frame in a funnel tray and cover with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel.  Tap the excess off into the tray and immediately put it back into the jar and seal it!  This way, you don’t accidentally spill the embossing powder!
  • Place the chipboard back on the printer paper and heat emboss.  This takes a while when you are working with embossing enamel, so be patient.  The gold flecks will begin to melt and swirl around in the black enamel and create a spooky finish.
  • Once you have finished heat embossing, leave the frame to cool for a minute or two. Embossing enamel takes a while to set up.  If you touch it, you will leave a fingerprint!
Haunted Mansion Halloween Easel Card Details

While the embossing enamel is cooling and setting, you can work on the rest of the card details.

  • First, die cut a spooky “moon” from the pumpkin patterned paper.  This will sit behind the haunted mansion.
  • Then die cut the haunted mansion from scraps of solid cardstock.  Cut this from black, ivory and orange cardstock.  Place foam dimensionals between the layers and place them together so that the images are slightly offset.  This creates loads of dimension.
  • Cover the inside of the card with a 5 3/8″ square of the pumpkin patterned paper.
  • Mat the plaid candy corn border on black cardstock and adhere as seen in the photo.

  • Now place the die cut haunted mansion on the left hand side of the border to serve as a stopper.
  • Next, create a 5 3/8″ card front from orange cardstock.  This is where the Haunted Mansion Chipboard will be adhered.
  • Now add your finishing touches: jet black vintage buttons, ribbon, flowers, fussy cuts, stickers and charms.

It’s BOO-tiful!

A Peek Inside

Now, finish the inside of the card with more designer paper, some stickers, ephemera bits and a sentiment panel.  Hocus pocus!  You’re done!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration to help you get your Halloween Mojo flowing.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Halloween Week Day Two: Quick & Easy Treat Tags

Authentique Masquerade Halloween treat Tags by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Halloween Week Day Two: Quick & Easy Treat Tags with Authentique Masquerade

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Halloween Week Day Two!  Today we’re going to make quick & easy treat tags with Authentique Masquerade and G45 Large Black Tags.  You’re going to love how simple it is to put these little beauties together!

How to Make a Halloween Treat Tag
  • Begin by die cutting tag liners with the G45 Large Tag Die.  You will need 2 liners per tag.
  • If you do not have this die, you can just cut designer paper to measure 3 5/8″ x 8 1/4″.  Round the corners with a punch.
  • Cut 2 1/2″ from the bottom of the die cut.  This will line the pocket flap.

  • Place a G45 Large Black Tag on your scoring tool so that the rounded edge is on the left.
  • Now score at 7″ and 7 1/2″.
  • Fold along the score lines to form the base of a pocket.
  • Adhere the tag liners to the tag base. Remember that the pocket  flap will be folded up, so make sure you are lining the correct side of the pocket flap.
  • Next, cut 2 pieces of 1 1/2″ wide  black cardstock.  You want the height to be slightly shorter than the pocket flap. Score each piece at 1/2″ and 1″.  These will be the pocket sides.  Simply adhere the outer flaps to the sides of the pocket.

TIP:  You can make your own tag from heavy black cardstock.  Cut the piece to measure  3 3/4″ x 9″.  Cut the top corners and round the bottom with a corner rounding punch.  Then score and fold as we did above.

  • Once the tags have been lined and the pocket flap is secure, wrap the pocket with a piece of ribbon and tie a bow.
  • Now you just need to add ribbons and decorate the tag.
  • A full sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fits perfectly in the pocket.  Dress it up with a little designer paper if you wish.
The Flip Side

Here’s a peek at the back side of the tag. Create a little note card from a 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ scrap of black cardstock. Score it down the middle.  Add a 3×4 image to the front.  Place magnets inside to hold it shut.  Then line with designer papers.

This gives you the perfect spot to add a spooky greeting.  These are such fun to make that I had to do another one.  Here’s a peek:

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Treat Tag #2 Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Now that you know how easy it is to make these cute treat tags, you can fill up a basket of them to give to friends, family and co-workers.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use to make your Halloween a little more spooktacular this year.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Halloween Week: Slimline Shaker Treat Card

Halloween Slimline Shaker Treat Card Carta Bella Halloween Market Reneabouquets Beautiful Board by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01
Halloween Week: Slimline Shaker Treat Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Halloween Week Day One!  Since Halloween is just a couple weeks away, I thought it would be fun to share a week of Halloween Inspiration here on the blog. Today’s spooky project is a Carta Bella Halloween Market Slimline Shaker Treat Card.

Carta Bella Halloween Market Slimline Shaker Treat Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Like all slimline cards, this one measures 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  Here’s how to create the base for this fun card.

  • First, score black 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock on the long side at 3 1/2″ , 4″, 7 1/2″, 8″ and 91/2″.
  • Now fold along the scored lines to create an 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine at the top.
  • Next, cut an 8 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ panel of Carta Bella Solid Cardstock.
  • Top this with an 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ panel of the plaid pattern.
  • Now cut the candy cart border strip and adhere in the center of the plaid pattern.
  • Run 1/4″ Scor-Tape along the bottom of the card.  Leave the ends long on each side.  Then adhere a piece of Halloween Ribbon and wrap around to the back side of the panel.
  • Repeat this along the top of the card and adhere black crochet lace.
  • Create the shaker element from an ephemera frame.  Pop the center sentiment out of the frame and adhere to the candy carts. Then back the frame with clear cardstock.  Add layers of foam tape.  Place your sequin mix in the center of the sentiment.
  • Now line up the frame with the sentiment and press to adhere.
  • Adhere a Reneabouquets Scarecrow on the left hand side of the shaker frame.
  • Then add flowers, ribbon and buttons to complete the card front.
A Peek Inside

It’s easy to add the box pocket inside this card.

  • First, fold along the scored lines.  You can see the 1/2″ spine on the bottom of the pocket in this photo.
  • Fold the extra scored flap behind the pocket area to  make a sturdy pocket.
  • Next, cut (2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ pieces of black cardstock from your scraps.
  • Now score each of these at 1/2″ and 1″.  Fold along the scored lines.  These will be the sides of the pockets.  Adhere the left and right hand flaps to the back of the pocket and to the base of the card.

Now all you need to do is decorate your card and add a little treat to the pocket.  Create a small note card from a scrap of designer paper and write a spooky greeting inside.

I love to make this style of card.  It’s quick and easy, but looks terrific.  Putting a treat in the pocket turns it into a gift.  I hope you’ll have fun  making this one!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another boo-tiful Halloween project!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Ghosts in the Camera Halloween Shaker Card

Authentique Masquerade Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Camera Vignette Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ghost in the Camera Halloween Shaker Card with APG October Die of the Month Club

Hello, Friends!  Halloween Hijinks are afoot in this Ghost in the Camera Shaker Card!  First I  paired up Authentique Paper’s Masquerade Collection with the Amazing Paper Grace October 2020 Die of the Month.   Then I invited Reneabouquets  Beautiful Board, Buttons Galore Novelty Buttons,  and Really Reasonable Ribbon to this Ghostly Masquerade party.  Those mischievous little ghosts employed a little hocus pocus to trap a masked couple inside the lens of this spooky little camera.

World Cardmaking Day Giveaway Winner Announcement

Before we look at the details of this whimsical card, I need to announce the winner of my World Cardmaking Day Giveaway.  The randomly chosen winner (I used random.org) is Claire Gagne!

Congratulations, Claire!  I’ll be contacting you via email to let you know how to claim your Splendor Card Club Kit from the Button Farm.

Many thanks to all who viewed the post and left such lovely comments!  You touched my heart with your kind and generous words!

If you would like to learn how to subscribe to my Quarterly Card Kit Club, please click HERE.  Now on with our regularly scheduled programming!

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Vignette Camera: Poof!  You’re a Shaker Element

The Vintage Vignette Camera Die is designed to function as a pop up element.  But you can easily turn it into a shaker element.  Here’s how:

  • First die cut the camera body from black cardstock.  Place the largest and next to the larges lens circles inside the aperture of the camera.
  • Then cut the camera body again just as you did with the black cardstock.  But this time use patterned paper.
  • Now remove the lenses from the aperture and die cut from patterned paper again.  This will be the back of the shaker element.
  • Next, Die cut the little camera body again from clear cardstock (acetate).  Be sure to take the lenses out!  We need a solid piece of acetate.
  • Now die cut the top of the camera from both black cardstock and a complementary pattern.
  • Use the camera lens to cut the  masquerade couple from a 3×4 card
  • Layer the pieces in this order:
    • Patterned camera body with aperture
    • Black camera body with aperture (stagger this so the black border shows)
    • Clear cardstock.
    • 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips on the back of this assembly
    • Patterned paper camera body without the aperture
      • center the die cut couple on this piece so that the line up with the aperture on the other piece.
  • Now fill the body of the shaker frame with some sequins.
  • Then attach the solid back to the back of the camera.

Now you are ready to decorate your card!  That’s always the fun part for me.

Create your own embellishment by layering the Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board witch over the laser cut pumpkin.  I treated the pumpkin with Seth Apter Taos Sunset Baked Enamel.

A Peek Inside

Create a little  inside the easel.  Then die cut a few of the tabbed photo mounts that come in the kit.  Tuck these into a decorative little folio and store in the pocket.  This is the perfect place to add some pics of your favorite ghouls and goblins.

Be sure to pop over to Becca’s Blog to see how she used this clever APG Club Kit.  And if you would like to learn more about the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit, please click HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

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

Thanks for stopping by1

Cheerio,

kathy

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