Saturday, September 30

Trick Or Treat

We're finishing the month with one last card from Deanne!

Thursday, September 28

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Pumpkin Patch
digital stamps

Tuesday, September 26

Pumpkin Days

A nice, simple card ready to attach to a bag of Halloween treats!

Digital Stamps:


Sunday, September 24

Too Cute To Spook

I don't have a lot of Halloween paper in my collection, so out came the markers and some spare cardstock. The background is just a series of black stripes, drawn free hand in various widths. I then filled the spaces between with orange, purple and green... a great colour combination for Halloween. The band across the middle was created by tearing the edges and running an orange marker along the rough cardstock. The rest of the pattern was scribbled in with the same markers as the background.

Digital Stamps:

Friday, September 22

Haunting Halloween

Judy is sharing two fabulous Halloween cards she created with the Stack of Jacks set of digital stamps. She coloured and fussy cut around the images and popped them onto beautifully dark backgrounds for a kicking contrast! 

Wednesday, September 20

Tutorial - Vertical Stepper Cards

Vertical Stepper cards feature concertina sections on both sides and a bridge section that holds everything together, which is also a great spot for embellishments. They're simple to make and can be resized without too much effort, they also fold flat for postage and will fit into a standard envelope.

1. Start with two pieces of cardstock measuring 11" x 5", which will create a card measuring 5" x 5" when folded.

2. Place one piece of cardstock horizontally on your scoreboard and score at 1", 2", 4" and 6". Repeat for the second piece of cardstock, then fold along all the score lines to form two concertinas.

3. Use glue or double sided tape to secure the two large sections together. It doesn't matter which one is uppermost.

4. To decorate, trim some patterned paper to fit each of the sections. You'll need one piece at 47/8" x 47/8", four pieces at 47/8" x 17/8", and four pieces at 47/8" x 7/8". Use glue or tape to secure them to each of the card panels.

5. To form the bridge or closure, cut a piece of cardstock measuring 5" x 11/4", and decorate with patterned paper if desired. You could also stamp an image or sentiment if your prefer.

6. Decide where you'd like the bridge to sit, keeping in mind any decorations you wish to add to your card. Use strong glue or tape to fix the ends of the bridge to the 1" sections of the card.

7. Finish by adding an image, sentiment and whatever embellishments you wish.

Digital Stamps:

Monday, September 18

Trick Or Treat

Googly eyes, fussy cutting, and some foam tape have given Kathy's card lots of fabulous dimension and movement. She used one of the images from the Costume Parade set of digital stamps, combined with kraft cardstock and a weathered wood pattern to create this fabulous Halloween card.

Saturday, September 16

Everything Papercraft - C.A.S. Cards

C.A.S. is an acronym meaning “Clean And Simple”. There’s often debate about what constitutes a clean and simple card with some challenge groups having strict instructions about what can and cannot be included.

Generally, CAS cards have large areas of clean cardstock, often referred to as “white space”, “blank space”, or “open space”, that’s free from images, textures and patterns. They are usually one layer with clean lines, minimal to no embellishments and simple sentiments.

Thursday, September 14

Trick or Treat

The background of this card is actually on the inside and is visible because I've cut around the three little trick-or-treaters. I created the night sky by brushing blue and black ink onto the cardstock, leaving a circular mask in place for the moon. The stars are simply dots of white pen.

Digital Stamps:

Tuesday, September 12

Hot Tip Tuesday

Black and white or grey and white papers are always a good investment. It's easy to colour them with markers, inks, paints and sprays so that they perfectly match your images and embellishments. If you're feeling particularly creative, you could even try colouring them with multiple colours!

Sunday, September 10

Always Watching

Have you ever felt that creeping sensation of being watched? Can you imagine heading into your pumpkin patch and seeing all these eyes on you?! Haunting season is just around the corner and Deanne has created this fabulous card using the Stack of Jacks set of digital stamps.

Friday, September 8

Fright Night

When creating simple cards, I often use markers or ink to colour the cardstock. It's a great way to make sure everything coordinates perfectly and cuts down on the amount of cardstock I need to have in my stash... not that it stops me collecting more! 

Digital Stamps:

Wednesday, September 6

Boo To You!

Judy has created these two fabulous cards using the Costume Parade set of digital stamps, along with lots of bright, cheerful colours and some fantastic Halloween-themed paper!

Monday, September 4

T-Shirt and Easel Cards

Check out this fabulously spooky card that Kathy created with the Stack of Jacks digital set and some well-placed vellum! Don't you just love the effect those torn edges give?! Just like fog rolling in across the night sky. Ooooooh!

How about a fabulous t-shirt card complete with haunted pumpkin decoration and ghostly apparition?! Kathy has kindly included a template for those who would like to create her card, and if you pop over to her blog you might even find a few more fun examples.