HAPPY HALLOWEEN and Prize winners announced!!

Eeeeeee it's my FAVORITE day of the year!

Have you seen all the cool 6x6 patterned paper packs Whimsy Stamps has been releasing?! They've been super popular and make it super easy for quick handmade cards.

 For today's card I'm using one of my favorite sheets from the Haunted paper pack. I simply cut the portion of the paper image I liked best and adhered it to a black card base. The card is almost done (lol).

Then I added a strip of black glitter washi tape across the bottom.

I used the Halloween Postage clear stamp set to stamp the "BOO" and hand cut it out then used a foam dot to pop it up next to the owl.

I used the largest of the two fences from the Build-a-Grave die set, and glued it to the corner. Then I stamped the little tombstone also from the Halloween Postage set, hand cut it out and adhered it to the front to complete my card.

 So many of the Whimsy Stamps patterned papers have awesome scenes on them that can help make your cardmaking a breeze! Check 'em out...what's your favorite?

I hope you have a hauntingly, frightfully, and fun Halloween!! Be sure to check out the Whimsy Stamps blog at 6pm EST for tonight's announcement of all the winners from our Annual 31 Nights of Halloween blog celebration. 
Good luck every BODY!

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Haunted Mansion Slimline

WELCOME Foolish Mortals to the Haunted Mansion...I could totally live there!

I used the Slimline Scallop Peekaboo die and cut that out from black card stock, I also used the smallest die from the Slimline Birthday Scallops die to cut out the center of the peekaboo layer.

I used my paper trimmer and cut out the portion of Haunted paper that I wanted to show through the opening. It wasn't quite long enough so I used another portion of the same sheet of paper and added it at the bottom portion. You can't even tell it was pieced together at all.

I used the Spooky Large Word die and cut that out of heavy vellum

Then just cut off the web portion and tucked it in the upper left corner.

I die cut the Haunted Words from a lavender cardstock 3 times each and stacked/glued them together to give them more stability and dimension.

I also added the same lavender card stock behind the X's that cut out from the Slimline Scallop Peekaboo die. I love those little X's on this die, it's funny how such a small detail can make such a big difference. 

To complete my project, I matted onto a purple slimline card base, and popped up the Slimline Scallop Peekaboo frame with foam tape and added the Haunted Words last.

If you can't get enough Halloween card making ideas you won't want to miss the Whimsy Stamps annual 31 Nights of Halloween celebration going on every night in October. Check it out HERE.


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Slimline Vampire Graveyard

For today's post I have a slimline Halloween card that combines two of my favorite things, haunted stuffs and vampire stuffs, love me some wolves too... 

To start out I cut a black Slimline Wonky Windows and will use just the frame portion. (save the inside pieces to cut out your word and wolf).

Then I lined up the Slimline Wonky Window die on the Vampire paper, paying attention to where I wanted it to cut out the designs. It's so cool because the openings on the die lined up perfectly with the house, and graveyard scene on the paper...how cool is that?! 
I set aside the frame, and vampire paper pieces to work on the card base.

For the card base, I punched a circle out of a post-it note and stuck it on a white slimline card base where I wanted my "moon" to be. Then I sponged on dark grey ink (black inks works too) over the moon mask and in the white window areas. Once I had the inking to my liking, I removed the moon mask and dabbed a little more grey ink across the moon so it wasn't so stark.

The upper right piece of Vampire paper is larger than the frame opening so I was sure to glue that piece on BEFORE gluing the black slimline frame on top of it. Once The black frame was in place I glued the other two Vampire paper pieces inside their applicable window openings.  

I used the Haunted Words die set and cut out "Haunted" 3 times from grey card stock, and "Graveyard" 3 times from black card stock. I almost always glue/stack my word dies 3-4 times to give them stability and extra dimension.

For the inside (which I think could actually be a card front too), I cut a strip of black card stock and glued it to the bottom. 
I used another piece of a different design from the Vampire papers and glued that to the inside. 
Then sponged on some grey/black ink on the sides, and added two of the large fences from the Build-a-Grave die set (one of my favs of the season).

To complete my card I used the wolf from the Monster Parade die set (another item on my favorites list this year) and die cut that from black card stock black and added red cardstock behind his eye. 

I hope you enjoyed today's post and don't forget that Whimsy Stamps is celebrating our 31 Nights of Halloween event every single night in October over on the Whimsy Blog. Be sure to check it out every night at 6pm...there are several special guests, and lots of prizes to be given away too!

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Creepy Clown Sleep Tight

Well HELLOOOOO there lovelies, are you enjoying this Halloween season...I sure am?!

This card came together very quickly, I just die cut from Kraft card stock the largest of the Wavy Pierced Rectangle dies and stamped the Creepy Clown with Versafine chestnut ink.

Then I sponged on some of the same ink around the edges to "age" the card stock.

I colored just a few areas of the Creepy Clown using Prisma colored pencils.

I stamped the clown again onto a scrap piece of kraft card stock and fussy cut out just his hands then added the hands to the image with foam tape so they look like they are coming toward you.

I stamped the sentiment with chestnut ink, die cut it out with one of the Comic Speech Bubbles and sponged around the edges. Then added it to the card also with foam tape for added dimension. 

To complete my Creepy Clown card, I added it to a black card base which really seemed to make it pop. Are you afraid of creepy clowns, or even regular clowns? See you in your nightmares...Eeeeeeheheheheee!

Be sure to check out all the Halloween fun and prizes over on the Whimsy blog every night this month for our annual 31 Nights of Halloween celebration, there's LOTS of prizes and Halloween card making inspiration!

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The Haunting of Hill House

Here's another favorite of mine from the Whimsy Stamps Halloween collection, the Slimline Hill House die coupled with the 6x6 Vampire papers, and a borrowed lamp post from the Elvira die set too.

Pretty much everything released this season, works together one way or another...it's my favorite Halloween release EVER!

I cut the Slimline Hill House once from black card stock, once from yellow card stock, and once from grey card stock. I could have not cut the grey one and just let the grey color of the card base to show through but I think it gives a more finished look with the road piece sponged and put inside the opening.

I laid the house on top of the Vampire paper and used a pencil to draw around the curvy edge, then used scissors to cut it out then glued it to the card base.

I sponged some black ink on the road and glued that into place.  And also glued the yellow pieces inside their applicable windows and door openings. Normally I just add card stock to the back of a die cut when I want a different color in the openings but I got ahead of myself and glued the house to the card before I did that. Can you saaaaay Goooober 😜?!

I used the Elvira die set for the lamp post and sponged on some white ink to just the right edge, I like how that makes it looks like the moon light is reflecting on it. 

I almost always add a sentiment to the front of my cards but in this case I thought it looked better without one, so I called it done.

Don't forget to check out all the Halloween FUN happening on the Whimsy Stamps blog this month while we celebrate our annual 31 Nights of Halloween blog party! LOTS of special guests, prizes, and Halloween card making inspiration!

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