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Say BOO! Midnight Tales Halloween Card

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Halloween Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Say BOO!  Midnight Tales Halloween Card!

Hello, Friends!  Say BOO!  Because Halloween is creeping up around the corner, I thought I’d share this Midnight Tales Halloween Card today.  Made from bits and bobs of the G45 collection, paired up with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Reneabouquets, it’s a Spooktacularly fun creation! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Tips and Tricks!

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base from black cardstock, of course!
  • Next, cut (4) 6″ x 1″ strips of designer paper.  Miter the corners and adhere them to the card base.   This is a great way to save designer paper when you are running a bit short!
  • Now, Trim the 6×6 G45 image around the orange frame and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Then die cut a doily from scraps of orange patterned paper.  As long as the hue matches the paper collection, it doesn’t really matter what collection the paper comes from! Adjere the doily in the center of the card front. Then layer it with a smaller black doily.

  • Now add the Midnight Tales Sticker and the Reneabouquets Winnie the Witch Printed Beautiful Board.  Pop the Beautiful Board up on foam tape to make it pop!
  • Next, die cut a banner (linked below) from scraps of cardstock.  Pop up on foam tape and adhere in the bottom right hand corner.
  • Finally, create a beautiful ribbon border.  Layer Halloween Cats Grosgrain Ribbon over Black Delicate Stitched Satin.   Some spooky grey flowers and Silver Metallic String provide the perfect finishing touch!
A Peek Inside

The inside is a hodgepodge of assorted Halloween papers paired up with the few G45 images I had left in my stash.  But it works!

Tuck a little chocolate treat inside a mini folio and you’re ready to call it a day!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio

Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Midnight Tales Fold out Folio for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Graphic 45 Midnight Tales Fold Out Folio is my inspiration piece for the Really Reasonable Ribbon September 2021 Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Ginny’s gorgeous blog.  Today we’re focusing on the spooktacular RRR Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment.

The Grape Diamond Satin Ribbon was the perfect accent for this 5 1/2″ square folio.

It really pops off the page, especially when layered over Black Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Add some ribbon to the spine, too.  It’s always a great accent!

A Peek Inside

Make this simple fold out style folio by joining two 11″ x 5 1/2″ panels of cardstock together.  Then score from the left at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  This forms the cover and spine of the album.

Then score the rest of the paper every 5 1/4″.  Accordion fold to create this pull out element.  It’s one of the easiest ways to create a quick folio with lots of room for photos and journaling.

Score ephemera cards to create a little flip action on the right hand side of the album.

Add pockets, flap pages and ephemera to dress op the folio pages.

Decorate the background of a page with 2 1/4″ squares of designer paper.  Then top it with a little fold out folio.  This is a great way to use up bits and bobs of designer paper.

Adhere ephemera cards to tip in pages so you will have room to write down those important memories.  Photos can be mounted on the base page.

A little folio like this one can easily be finished in a day.  I only had scraps of the paper collection to work with, but I was pleasantly surprised at  how far those scraps went!

On With the Hop

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties the lovely Cheryl has in store for you.  Be sure to finish up the hop over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. If you answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE September Ribbon Club Assortment!

If you’re not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club, now is a great time to join!  RRR will send a monthly themed Ribbon Club Assortment delivered straight to your home mailbox.  It’s a great way to build up your ribbon stash.  You can sign up HERE.

I’ve provided a linked supply list for the products used in this project below the post.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01Authentique Masquerade Halloween Tea Tag: Halloween Week Day 5

Hello, Friends!  This Authentique Masquerade  Halloween Tea Tag is proof that the holiday is not just for  kids.  Who would not love to give (or receive) this “Tea Party in a Tag” treat?  It’s assembled just like the Halloween Treat Tags that I shared earlier this week.  And, it uses the same paper collection.  Simply swap out the more adult “mask” themed papers and images for the too cute to spook ones.

Look at all the goodies you can fit inside the tag pocket!  It’s everything you need to brew up a Halloween Tea Party for one.  You gotta love that Halloween party image from the paper collection, too!

The back side of the tag is a clever little tea wallet.

What a fun way to say “BOO!”

I hope you’ve enjoyed Halloween Week.  It’s always a little sad to put our fun Halloween papers away for the season.

I still have a couple of cute Halloween Pop Up Cards in my ETSY shop if you need a last minute card or gift.

Next week I’ll be sharing some beautiful fall creations.  Then it’s on to a month of Christmas inspiration in November.  What sort of projects and product lines would you like to see?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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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