While the beginning of Fall is fast approaching, Halloween is the first celebration. Since my children are grown adults now, Halloween isn’t the same for me. I have such fond memories of getting them ready for their Halloween school parades, creating thier costumes, and just enjoying them having fun. I do continue to send Halloween cards, so I thought I would get started on a few.

Today’s card is another Designer Series Paper showcase for a quick, easy, and fun card design.

The “Them Bones” Designer Series Paper has “spooky” designs that are perfect backgrounds for die cut elements from the Tricks & Treats Bundle. I thought it would be fun to mix the two and create a spooky scene.

So, let’s make a card!

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

  • Cut a Basic Gray cardstock card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5 1/5″.
  • The Basic White cardstock mat layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I die cut the ghost and the sentiment using Basic White cardstock. Then I die cut another sentiment using Starry Sky cardstock.
  • To create the Basic White shadow on the Starry Sky sentiment, I added some liquid glur to the top of the Basic White “Boo” sentiment, then attached the Starry Sky “Boo” to it, slightly off-setting the top layer.
  • I stamped the haunted house with Starry Sky ink and die cut it with the coordinating die.
  • There’s a Basic White writing layer on the inside of the card. It measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Cajun Craze ink, and embellished with a few stamped bats.
  • Just for fun, I added a 1/4″ patterned paper strip to the left side of the writing layer.

As I was putting this card together, I thought about how easy it would be to add a little gift card holder to the top inside flap. It’s always nice to give a Halloween “thank you”!

So, crate a fun Halloween scene with the “Them Bones” Designer Series Paper, add a ghost, a “Boo!”, and a haunted house, and create a fun card!

… the only limitation is your imagination!



Today’s Product Details




September Free Card Kit


My September Mini Card Kit features the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper. You will receive the Kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 from my online store using the Host Code XWWPUMY7. Each Mini Kit includes:

  • The cut cardstock and patterned paper to complete both cards.
  • Sentiment layers so you can customize each design using sentiments you already have.
  • Embellishments and Dimensionals to complete the cards as I’ve designed them.
  • Envelopes.
  • A printed PDF Tutorial with photos and measurements.
  • A video link to make the cards along with me.

To receive your Kit, use the Host Code below when prompted during the ordering process.

September Host code – XWWPUMY7