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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

SUPPLY LIST

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

Happy HOWLoween Card for RRR

RRR Happy HOWLoween card with G45 Rare Oddities

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  Oh, I have been locked in the studio busily concocting some not so spooky Halloween cards.  What inspired this madness?  The incredible Too Cute to Spook Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon!  These ribbons are devilshly delightful!  Take a look at this Happy HOWLoween card made with Graphic 45’s Rare Oddities papers.

Happy Howloween Card, Rare Oddities, by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1I love this ribbon so much, I had to put TWO bows on the card!   I just couldn’t stop myself!

Happy Howloween Card, Rare Oddities, by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3The flower/bow cluster on this Happy HOWLoween card has a base tied with Apple Green Plaid Ribbon.  On top of that, I added a bow tied with Halloween Confetti Dots on Black Grosgrain.  I tucked Solid Green Baker’s Twine beneath my Petaloo Green Anemone. I just love the way these colors POP!  Tangerine Shimmer Satin draws the eye to the majestic owl perched on a skeleton key.

Happy Howloween Card, Rare Oddities, by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2Can you see the belly band of Tangerine Satin Ribbon and Halloween Confetti Ribbon?

Happy Howloween Card, Rare Oddities, by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4Here’s a peeky at the inside, because I know you like to see the finishing touches on this Happy HOWLoween card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy