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!




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

9 thoughts on “Rare Oddities Curio Cabinet Halloween Card

  1. Helen

    This is such a delightful card for Halloween. The suggestions for creating dimension and the faux glass effect are the little things that make your card special. Adding a pocket to an easel card is an idea I know I’ll be using on my next easel card, Kathy. I always enjoy something crafty that serves a double purpose. tfs-hugs!

  2. Sue

    Love this one Kathy. I don’t have either sets of G45 papers but I do have some other spooky stuff. Great little work of art Kathy, you have done it yet again.
    There is frost on all the roofs again this morning. Pretty cold now. Time to bring out the woollies i think. Mitts at least.

  3. Betsy

    Yikes! Yet another paper selection I didn’t realize was out there. I need to get up to speed. last week I was forced to order 3 paper pads : ). I love every inch of this. Purple is my go to for halloween. Thanks Kathy for another treasure.

  4. Susan Steele

    I luv this Oddities easel card! I never did get these gf45 papers …thought I would never think of anything to make with them, back when I first started …..but my tastes have mellowed! I think I really like them now!!! And looking at all your past projects …everyone of them …Adorable! Oh how you can just make paper come alive!!! Luv that! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Absolutely perfect Halloween card – perfect for anyone – I love this paper collection, and with your vision, you came up with a WINNER (again)!!!!!

  6. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, when I saw the email I couldn’t wait to open it. Oh my, what an eerily gorgeous card! Adding the flowers really takes it to a whole new level. And what a fantastic idea to use the glossy accents for the glass panes. I do have this collection and am so glad you are giving us such great ideas for it’s use! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  7. Sherry Somers

    spooky! I love those flowers. The color is perfect for this paper. This card folio is awesome. Nice job

  8. Sara Emily Barker

    Great Halloween easel card, with lots of details to feast my eyes on! I love how beautiful and creepy at the same time this paper is, and so happy you reached deep into your stash to create this fun card. Your G45 projects are some of the first things that drew me into blogging–you are such an inspiration, my friend!

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