Halloween Gatefold with Taylored Expressions

Welcome everyone! I have a fun Halloween Gatefold card to share with you today featuring products from TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS. These are so cute and really easy to make. If you are looking for Halloween cards – here ya go! And keep in mind TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS ships super fast so depending on when you are reading this , you have plenty of time to get some Halloween projects done.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video showing you how to create this card that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.

CARD DETAILS

You will need to start with a piece of OREO card stock measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Using my Scor Pal, I score one end at 2 1/8″, flip the card stock and score the other side at 2 1/8″ using my bone folder. That will give you a gatefold card. Super easy!

For the inside panel, I used the GATEFOLD REVEAL and die cut the center piece from OREO card stock and the flags you need to cut twice from JELLY DONUT card stock.

I like to do all my decorating before putting my pieces together.

The inside flaps of the card, I heat embossed in SILVER Embossing powder the spiderwebs from FLIP THE WEB.

The ghosts from CUTTING EDGE GHOSTS are stamped in OREO ink onto SUGAR CUBE card stock. Then lightly colored with copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. The die for the group of ghosts actually only partially die cuts the ghosts so I trimmed them down to fit behind my window.

I used the CAPS LOCK BOO and die cut from COOKIE MONSTER card stock. Then lightly ink blended PLUM PUNCH with the blending brushes for an ombre effect.

I also used the super cool MINI-STRIPS-HALLOWEEN! These sentiment sets are amazing! I stamped this one on CANDY CORN card stock with OREO ink and used the coordinating die to cut them out. This die cuts all the sentiments at once into perfect strips! I grabbed the two that I will be using and can save the rest for later.

On a separate piece of OREO card stock measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, I white heat embossed the SHIPLAP background. I thought this kind of had a haunted house feel to it. I trimmed it down and added to the front flaps of my card.

For the sleeve or belly band, I used a piece of VELLUM measuring 1 1/2″ x 11″ and wrapped around my card front. I secured the pieces together with double sided tape and trimmed off any excess. Be sure to watch the VIDEO on how I put the fun window together for the inside !

How cute are these ghosts peeking through!?

I hope this inspired you! I love these colors together and this was such a fun interactive card to create. Plus super easy!

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My Monthly Hero -September 2019 using the Misti Stamping Tool

Welcome everyone! I have some inspiration to share using the My Monthly Hero Kit from September 2019. I am a huge fan of Halloween so most of these cards have a Halloween feel to them. My last couple cards are just really fun lol.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

My first card features quite a few of the new products that were released in September.

I first start out with ink blending Key Lime Fizz and Blue Raspberry Reactive Ink onto White card stock using Life Changing Blender Brushes. Once dry, I spritz with water to add some interest.

Next, I die cut the Spider Web Window from Pitch Black card stock and adhere over my ink blended background. The Happy Halloween is from the My Monthly Hero kit and die cut from Pixie Dust card stock.

I added images that I had stamped and colored with my copic markers using I See Crafting and Pure Magic stamp set.

I love how it looks like the background is glowing behind the web.

My next card is featuring the Peek-A-Boo Drawers Fancy die and stamp set. This is what drew me into the kit. This card is a little more work but love the look!

I started my card a little backwards then most. First, I die cut my Peek-A-Book Drawers from Pitch Black card stock. Then using my Misti Stamping Tool and Misti Corners, I lined up the coordinating stamp set. I found this much easier to get my image to line up with the die cut.

I stamped the image with Embossing Ink onto the die cut panel and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

Using acrylic blocks, I stamped handles/labels onto each of the windows with Embossing Ink and heat embossed those in Gold Embossing Powder as well.

On a piece of white card stock, I ink blended the same color combination as I did in a previous card. Once that was dry, I lined my ink blended panel into my Misti and using the die cut piece as a guide, I started added images that would fit in those drawers. I used images from the stamp set in the kit, and I See Crafting. You’ll get a better idea what I’m talking about when you see it in the video.

When I had all the images lined up, I removed the front piece which is the Peek-A-Boo panel, and stamped the images with Versafine Ink onto my ink blended panel.

When I had all the spaces filled, I added the Peek-A-Boo panel with Liquid glue. The Peek-A-Boo die embosses lines so you can fold up the windows and show the inside. Then I can add this panel to an A2 size notecard and add a message inside.

My last set of cards is not really Halloween related but really cool. For these, I’m using the Add-ons that were released with the kit including Bug Collection and the Color Layering Moth.

I have two different versions of the moth. One of them I stamped in Forest, Lime Green and Dusty Blue which I had received in previous kits. My other moth is stamped in Blue Raspberry, Pool Party and Thistle Reactive Inks.

To make them sparkle and shine, I inked the entire image with Embossing ink and heat embossed with Sparkle Embossing Powder. Then used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I thought the Bug Collection background stamp was really cool. It reminded me of the bug collections we used to have to do in Science Class.

I stamped the background stamp onto Kraft card stock, once in Cocoa ink and once in Sand Stone ink.

I originally tried to stamp the sentiment in black ink onto the front panels but it got lost in the background so I stamped then onto White card stock and added to the front instead.

My colorful moths are added to the front with foam squares for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration using the My Monthly Hero Kit! Remember, the kit is only available while supplies last so if you like the Peek-A-Boo drawers, you’ll want to grab this kit!

SUPPLIES

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Halloween Yeti – Flippin Awesome!

Welcome everyone! I have a fun Halloween Interactive card to share today using the Flippin Awesome die from Lawn Fawn!

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video that you can view down below or (HERE) on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

I think these interactive cards are really fun to tell a story. Mine is about this Yeti getting a pumpkin for Halloween and carving a fun face. These Yetis are not just for winter. They want to have fun all year round! They would also make great monsters on a Halloween card.

To create my scene, I used Happy Harvest, Pick of the Patch and Yeti or Not stamp sets. They are stamped in Jet Black ink onto white card stock with my Misti tool and colored with copic markers.

I created a spooky night time background by ink blending Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks with a Life Changing Blender Brush. I splattered on Liquid Stardust and gold paint from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors for sparkly stars.

For my scenery, I used a Stitched Hillside Border die cut from Cilantro card stock and ink blended with Pine Needles. I also added the Spooky Fence that I die cut from Black Glitter card stock from the Autumn Collection.

Once my interactive card was put together, I decided to add a few more elements from the Spooktacular stamp set.

The sentiments are from the Spooky Village and Pick of the Patch stamp set which paired perfectly with my scene. I stamped them in Embossing Ink onto Black Licorice card stock and heat embossed with White embossing powder. I then used the Everyday Sentiments Banner die to cut out my sentiments and attach to my card front.

I hope you enjoyed todays’ inspiration!

SUPPLIES

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Spellbinders Eek-a-Boo!

Welcome back everyone! I’m sharing some inspiration using the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Kit Eek-A-Boo! This kit creates fun Halloween costumes. I am showing three on my card today but you could also make a Frankenstein too or mix and match with some fun colors for a totally different Halloween monster!

If you haven’t signed up for the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month you can check out HERE ( clickable link).

I used a variety of card stock to create my Halloween characters. Most of us have a ton of card stock just begging to be played with but the hardest color, I think personally, is to find a peach skin color. Lawn Fawn’s Apricot card stock is perfect for this look!

My background was created by using the Taylored Expressions Spiderweb Stencil. I applied Black Soot Distress Ink over the stencil onto a piece of Slate card stock from Gina K Designs. I also used my Blending Brushes from Taylored Expressions which are now available for preorder and should be arriving soon!

After attaching my kiddos, I adhered a sentiment from the Spooky Village stamp set that I heat embossed in white onto Fake Tan card stock.

SUPPLIES

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Spooky House Lawn Fawn

Welcome everyone! One of my favorite seasons is Fall mainly for the beautiful weather and trees but also because Halloween is in Fall! I love all the creepy spooky stuff! Today’s card is going to be creating a spooky Halloween background for the Build-A-House Halloween Add On from Lawn Fawn

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video you can check out down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

To create the background, I ink blended Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, and Fired Brick Distress Oxide using Life Changing Blender Brushes. I finished it off with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Add sparkle to your backgrounds with the NEW Liquid Stardust from Lawn Fawn. It’s magic in a bottle!

For the elements on my card I stamped images from Spooktacular and Say What Pets with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored with copic markers.

Copic Colors Used

  • Cat – W6, W5, W4, W2
  • Headstones – N8, N5, N4, N2

Some other elements of my card include the Build-A-House, Build-A-House Halloween Add On, Grassy Border, Shadow Box Park On, and Everyday Sentiment Banner.

I gave my house and images some dimension by adding Gina K Designs Black Foam Squares. Black is great to use because they are disguised by the dark background.

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial. Are you excited for Fall or Halloween?

SUPPLIES

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