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Holiday Blizzard 2011: Halloween Card

By: Nola J. Burkhard, Artistic Guide

 Finished Card Size: Approx. 105mm x 140mm or 4.25" x 5.5"

I made this cute Halloween card for one of the Holiday Blizzard Projects.  I love this paper by Graphic 45, it's called Halloween in Wonderland, but you'll have to forgive me--as there is no stampin' involved--how can that be!!!?  I only have the one picture to share with you as this really is a simple, but fun card to make.  Supply list and directions follow.

Supplies:
Stamps:
Gasp--None!
Paper:
Card base - Always Aritchoke (Stampin' Up!)
Purple layer -  Concord Crush (Stampin' Up! )
Printed paper (Graphic 45)
Images and "Halloween" Graphic 45)
Inks:
Gasp again--None!
Other:
Tangerine Tango Ribbon (Stampin' Up!)
Star Brads, buttons and bling (stash)
Punches: Corner ticket, Scallop Oval, Large Oval (EK Success)
Scallop rectangle Die (Sizzix)
Big Shot Die Cut Machine (Sizzix)
Dimensionals
Sticky Tape
Glue dots
Tombo mulitpurpose glue,
hole punch

Directions:

  1. Cut paper for card at 215mm X 140mm and fold in half for card base.
  2. Cut printed layer at 130mm X 100mg and notch the corners with the ticket punch.  Use the Tombo to glue it to card base.
  3. Cut Concord Crush layer at 140 X 100 and apply sticky tape to the middle of one side.  Place the ribbon over sticky tape and then tape a bit of the ribbon to the back fo the Concord Crush layer.  Use the Tombo again to glue that to the front of the card.
  4. Punch out 3 shapes from striped paper that comes in the Halloween in Wonderland collection. Use a different punch or the rectangle die for each.
  5. With fingers separate the 3 tags you want to use from the perforated sheet that comes in the same collection and glue it to your punched/die shapes. Use glue dots to attache the buttons to the bottoms of the tags and punch a hole in the top for the brads to go thourgh.  Fold the wings of the brads open through the holes.
  6. Apply dimensionals to the back of each punched/die shape and then press them onto your card front
  7. Separate "Halloween" from the perforated sheet and glue it to the bottom right of your card.
  8. Use a glue dot under the orange star embellishment and press it onto the edge of the Halloween strip.
  9. Note:  For those of you who prefer to work in "inches", multiply millimeters times 0.03937", or go here for a conversion chart.

Hope you enjoy my card--the paper might be hard to find as it's from a batch I bought last year.  I did check the Graphic 45's website and they do still have this collection, along with tons of other wonderful collections, still available.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Wonderland during this Halloween season.  Should you create with this same collection, please let us know as we'd love to see what you come up with too.  Before I go, here is a spread I created for a Round Robin I was in for Altered Books.  I had so much fun with these papers, what is left is still at my dinning room table!

Here is the other side of the spread.  This one has a cute little tag booklet I also made from the same c0llection of papers. It's glued right into the book.

Stamp, Create, Play . . . Everyday!

Hugs, Nola

 

 

 



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