Halloween & Fall Blog Hop – September 2022

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Halloween and Fall Themed Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner. Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour, or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my card creation with you today!

For me, Halloween is the “unofficial kick-off” for holiday cards and crafts, which I start in early September to get ahead of! So, I thought I would try something new (to me) and fun, a pop-up card featuring the Scary Cute Bundle, which is super easy to create and can be used for any type of card!

To make the pop-up for the card front, cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 5 ½” x 6 ¼” and score at ½” and 1” from each end. Then I used the second from the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut from the middle. To strengthen the pop-up, cut another piece of Basic Black cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and use the third from the largest Deckled Rectangle die to die-cut from the middle. These opening do not have to be exact as the smaller will cover the larger when adhered together:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use Blending Brushes with Starry Sky and Basic Gray inks to create the nighttime sky and I used the long speckled/splatter stamp from Daffodil Daydream to heat emboss with White Embossing Powder for the stars. This will be your base layer adhered to the card base. Tip-I positioned the Basic White cardstock under the 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Basic Black cardstock (almost completely to the bottom so they both line up) as a guide for the heat embossing to make sure it does not get covered up by the frame. I also only partially colored the Basic White cardstock because the bottom will be covered.

2. From Basic Black cardstock, use the spooky house die and the two largest bat dies to die-cut out, use Wink of Stella along the roof tops of the house and fence and completely over the bats, and cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to adhere to the back of the spooky house for the windows.

3. From Basic White cardstock, use the half-moon die to die-cut to pieces, use the Blending Brush with the Basic Gray ink, lightly go over one piece (I just used what was left on the brush), and use Wink of Stella just in the middle of the half-moon. Both pieces will be layered together.

4. Cut a 4” x 2 ½” piece of Smoky Slate cardstock and use the largest Layering Diorama Die to partially die-cut along the 4” side create the “hill”, whichever part of the die you would like, use your Stamparatus to stamp the treat or tricking trio stamp in Memento ink (use the Basic Black frame with the colored Basic White base layer as a guide for positioning), and use Wink of Stella just along the top of the hill.

I first adhered the hill to the back of the Basic Black frame, accordion fold the pop-up Basic Black pop-up frame (make sure to burnish the folds with your bone folder) and adhere the frame to the pop-up frame. Adhere the very bottom of the house to the back of the hill, adhere the nighttime sky base layer to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, almost down to the bottom edge, adhere the layered pop-up to the cardfront, and adhere the die-cut half-moon and bats as shown. I used liquid glue for everything, this way I had some wiggle room to ensure everything lined up and for the strong adhesive:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Starry Sky ink and stamp the bats and trick or treating trio in Basic Gray ink:

For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, I stamped the bats in the bottom left corner three times in Basic Gray ink:

Isn’t this a super fun and easy way to create a pop-up for your card front? I will be making other versions of this fun card layout! While the template for the pop-up is not my idea, this was inspired by a recent YouTube video posted by Jennifer McGuire I watched. I love being inspired by other crafter and stampers!

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