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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Cutest Halloween, Frightfully Cute, Frightful Tags, Halloween Card, 2021 Holiday Catalog

I had ordered a couple of cute Halloween sets that I thought would be fun for the granddaughters to play with that wouldn't be scary or cause them to ask me too many questions about frightful things.  So I thought these would be on the lighter side. Nothing to go bump in the night here.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Highland Heather. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.  I used the "Corner Flip" technique on this card. It's a perfect card layout for these smaller images. I had done this technique before and I looked back on my directions and I was able to repeat it without going "huh".  LOL  That's a good thing!!!

So to make the cuts on the card you place the long side of the card on your paper trimmer, not paper cutter.  The left edge is on the 3" mark. Take the blade and put it at the 4-7/8" mark and cut up to the 2-1/2" mark. Turn the card stock clockwise (the short end is not on the top of the trimmer) and place the blade on the 3" mark and cut up to the 5/8" mark. When you put your blade at the 3" mark you will notice that the cut mark from the first cut is right there.  

Fold your card in half. I find it easier if you do this before you flip the corner. You can see which is easier for you. I also fold my card in half before I even make my cuts. I just open it up to cut it, it really doesn't make a difference.  The side you are cutting is actually the front of your card. 

For the black and white layer of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Cute Halloween" 6" x 6" stack, I cut the piece 4" x 5-1/4". I set it on top of my unflipped card and I marked it on the top and the right side so I could cut the angle. It's about 1/2" in on the top and about 1-7/8" up from the bottom on the right side. I usually just take my 4" x 5-1/4" piece and mark it with my fingernail or a pencil and line it up on the paper cutter and cut the angle. Do what works the best for you.

There, now we've got the major parts done so the fun can start.  

Flip your corner and tape or glue it down. I prefer glue because I know it will stay. I glue it and set a punch on top of it while I'm working on the rest of the parts. Set your punch upside down on it so there's more surface coverage.

For my white square, I cut two 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" pieces of Basic White card stock. One for the front and one to cover the mess on the backside of the front. You can leave it plain but it's not very pretty. Plus you can also stamp on that square as well.

I glued the squares in place and again I set the punch back on top to let it set up.

I had bought the "Frightful Tags" dies. I thought I would get a lot of use out of it. It has some fun elements that caught my eye. The spider web, the tree, the witches hat and the fence were the biggest selling features for me. I like the rest of the dies but these are the ones that were of great interest to me. I die cut a Basic Black spider web. I should have used the double sided sticky paper but I forgot. I added a dot of glue in the middle and then I added some glue to a scrap piece of card stock and used a toothpick to put some glue on areas that stuck up. 

The ghost is from a piece of DSP in the same "Cute Halloween" stack and the punch from the "Cutest Halloween" bundle.  You can also punch out a pumpkin and cat head too!  There was a spider in the set to stamp but I would have to fussy cut it. We can't have that now, can we?  LOL  I had my heart on that ghost so there was no changing that. I set the ghost in place using Dimensionals.  

The spider web needed something more so I added some of the sequins from the "Subtle Shimmer Sequins" container from the new Holiday catalog. I used the ones that looked like pearly vellum. I glued them in place on the spider web.

The words are from the "Frightfully Cute" set and were stamped using Black Memento ink. I also stamped a little pumpkin under the words. It came from the "Frightfully Cute" set. I die cut them using a die from the "Ornate Frames" die set. I tried the die from the "Frightful Tags" but it was too big so I had to hunt for something that would fit that space on the bottom. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside of the card and the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make. I like how cute it is and not scary for kids!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see this cute Halloween card,


KardsbyKadie said...

Only thing that is going to go bump in the night is someone getting up to take a second look at this DARLING card. TFS!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I don't think any child would be afraid of that cute little ghost! Great card!

Wavah said...

So very cute. Love it!