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Friday, September 29, 2023

Bag of Bones, Halloween Card, Stampin' Up! 2023

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun Halloween card to share with you. I have used this layout on many small images. It's a perfect way to showcase them. Please read on to see how the card is made.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Cajun Craze card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

You will need to cut your paper as follows: 

The Basic White piece measures 3-1/2" x 4-5/8"

The Basic Black piece measures 3" x 4-1/8"

And the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Them Bones" 12" x 12" package measures 2-7/8" x 4".

I took the DSP and the Basic Black piece and temporarily put them together using a little bit of tape about 1-3/4" down from the top and kind of centered. It doesn't have to be exact, it's only a small amount of tape.  I used my 1-1/4" circle punch and I dropped the taped pieces in until the Basic Black piece went in as far as it could, I eyed the sides and punched out the two circles. Next I took the DSP piece and using the 1-3/8" circle punch I did the same thing, except I added a piece of copier paper behind it so it would punch clearly without getting stuck. Once that was done I taped the DSP to the Basic Black piece. The DSP circle has a nice black ring around the inside of it now. 

The cat is from the "Them Bones" DSP and was die cut using the matching die from the "Them Bones" bundle.  I taped it to another piece of DSP from the same package. Then I set that piece in place using Dimensionals around the circle. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the Basic Black piece and tape on the flat part where the cat was added. You don't want to add Dimensionals there or the card will bulge in the middle. This piece was then added to the Basic White piece and the Basic White piece was taped to the Cajun Craze card base.

The "Happy Halloween" was stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and them fussy cut. It was added to the front of the card using Dimensionals. Sometimes I will just wrap a ribbon around the DSP/card stock piece and tie a knot in the area the words are. Then you don't need to add any words. Once the words were in place I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White to the inside and the card was done.

This is a fun way to use those little images that suddenly become the focal piece of your card.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Halloween card,


Gisela said...

Awesome card. I like the skeletons.

KardsbyKadie said...

I LOVE Halloween and ADORE cats.......
These two combined are WINNERS in my book.