happy halloween cards 2017

Happy Halloween Card using Stampin' Up! products, by Kitty Smith, bashfulcat.com


Oh gosh, I nearly missed posting on my favorite holiday!  I love Halloween.  And I love making Halloween cards!  (I just wish I was better about actually mailing them.  Sorry friends!)  Okay, so just a quicky post, to share a couple more of this year’s cards.

Lovin’ the Cat Punch

The first card (above) is a mish-mash of old and new products, but the design is totally doable with any paper;  I just wanted to use up some old Halloween Designer Series Paper that I had left over.  Using the old “Halloween Night” Specialty DSP, I chose three different designs, and just cut out small pieces, inking them with a bit of black ink (the two “whiter” ones looked a little stark as is).  I matted all three pieces on a piece of black cardstock, and applied it to an orange card-base.  The jack-o-lantern was cut from the new set “Spooky Night” DSP, and popped up with some dimensionals.  There are some great cats in that set that actually fit in the new, awesome, Cat Punch, but I chose to go for basic black, with a little orange & black twine bow.  I also popped him, and the sentiment, up with dimensionals.  Super quick and easy, but cute.  😀

Halloween Owl card, using Stampin' Up! products, by Kitty Smith, bashfulcat.com

Something Wicked This Way Comes

My second card uses all stuff from the new holiday catalog.  I got the moon-lit tree from the designer series paper, Spooky Night, but the owl is actually a stamp from the Spooky Cat stamp set.  And I just thought he absolutely HAD to have googly eyes.  They make every card critter more fun.  The sentiment is from the new Labels to Love set.  When I first put it on the card, it just didn’t “pop” enough, so I punched out a second Everyday Label from black card-stock, sliced it in half horizontally, and glued it to the back of my sentiment label, adding some space in the middle.  This is a great trick when you don’t have “nested” punches or dies.

I know they’re here somewhere…

I had planned on using the ultra-cool new black rhinestones as an accent, but I looked everywhere and could not find mine.  (They showed up a week later, exactly where they should have been.  Does that ever happen to you?)  So, I pulled out some clear rhinestones, and colored them with a black Sharpie – worked just fine.

To pull the card all together, I added three thin strips of coordinating cardstock to a piece of Vanilla (cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″).  I matted my owl image on some black cardstock, giving it a small border.  Then I matted a matching bit of striped paper with black cardstock, popped up the sentiment with dimensionals, and glued on three (faux) black rhinestones to the striped piece.  And there are some dimensionals under the owl image, too.

That’s it from me today.  Gotta post this before the special day is over!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a spooky-but-fun Halloween!

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