Halloween…it’s coming!!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which kicks off the holiday card making season with Halloween! I know that Halloween is not for everyone, however, I love Halloween, along with everything associated with it! Why? Well, think about this-there are no gifts to buy, no big meals to make, people to invite, people NOT to invite (lol), trying to keep the peace, getting presents and goodies off in the mail on time, and yeah, you get it! Halloween, you can dress up as anything you want (or not) and eat CANDY! What can I say? I have a sweet tooth, like scary movies, and read horror novels (Stephen King is my favorite)! While everyone has their own taste and style, I was super excited to see the Magic in this Night Suite! It’s been a while since a Halloween suite has come out that really appealed to me (and that’s ok), there are always stamps, dies, and accessories that catch my eye, because yes, I do make and send Halloween cards! 

For the base layer, use this design from the Magic in this Night DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. A 7” piece of the 1 ½” Metallic Mesh Ribbon.

2. Use the small rectangle die from the Halloween Magic Dies to cut out of Basic Gray cardstock, emboss with the Cobwebs 3D EF, and use a spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint to spritz the embossed cardstock.

3. Use the large rectangle die from the Halloween Magic Dies to cut out of Pretty Peacock cardstock, this will be layered under the embossed Basic Gray piece.

4. Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the large spider in Stazon ink on Silver Foil, and cut out with the coordinating die.
5. Cut a ½” x 3” piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock, heat emboss the sentiment in Silver Emboss Powder, and use the squared side of the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch on each end.

6. From the Black Glitter Paper, use both sets of bat dies to cut out. You will not be using the largest bat cut-out, so this can be put aside for another project.

First, place the mesh ribbon across the middle of the cardstock, adhering the ends to the back side, and then adhere the layered die cuts with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals:

Adhere the sentiment as shown with mini black dimensionals, the spider with a glue dot, the three smaller bats with mini black dimensionals (cut one in half for the smallest two), and the larger bat with a glue dot as shown:

This completed piece is adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, adhere the ¾” x 4” DSP along the side, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, and the small spiders with Memento and Pretty Peacock ink:

Isn’t this a fun Halloween card? My take on these new products used? The mesh ribbon is awesome, the glitter paper is not only easy to cut (with the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine!), but it does NOT get glitter everywhere, and I love the Cobweb 3D EF, I have the one that came out years ago. A fun fact going forward with my Halloween cards, I am making multiples of each one you see. I cut the DSP used today into six base layers (4” x 5 ¼”) and six small strips (¾”x 4”) for the inside. I used three pieces each for today’s card and then on Friday, I will show you the three cards I made using the opposite side of the DSP.

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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