Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dies R Us - Magical Halloween

Hi all! I hope things are going well for you! This is a cute Halloween card that looks complicated but was easy to make with a few dies.  I hope this inspires you to take a look at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog, there is a new creation to inspire you every day!  Here is my Magical Halloween card:

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Die-Versions Whispers Creepy Gate, #DV-692
Die-Versions Sweet Petites, House with Chimney, #DVP-049
Lawn Fawn Costume Party Dies, #LF1459
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts Craft Border Die, Stitched Tree, #LF1236
WOW! Primary Ebony Super Fine Embossing Powder, #WHOOSF
Fence from Silhouette Cameo
Embossing Ink
Mottled Blue Cardstock
Brown, Orange & White card
Watercolor Paper
Blender Pen
Pop Dots

I had already colored and cut the cuties from Costume Party so all I had to do was make the background for this card. The sky is made from a mottled blue card.  I've had this cardstock for at least ten years! I often think to get rid of it, but then I come up with another card that needs a sky and I dig it out again.

As you can see, I edited the creepy gate a bit, cutting the ends and the birds to help it fit on the card better.  I cut the fence using my Silhouette Cameo and I matched it with the gate the best I could.

I had originally cut the house out of beige card, but you could barely see it (it melted into the background), so I decided orange would give the house some presence and it IS a Halloween card.  This cute little house has smoke
coming out of the chimney, which will be SO cool in the winter, but, once I put the house on the hill, the smoke was too "high", so I trimmed it off.

Once I put the background together, I added the Costume Party characters, complete with a pumpkin bucket to collect all the candy.  I hope when they finally get to the house on the hill they get lots of candy 'cause it looks pretty spooky to me!  To add a bit more interest, I used dimensional dots on  the unicorn; he sticks out a bit more than his two trick or treating friends.  He should; after all, he has the candy bucket!

I have a small giveaway going on! Just go to this post, and comment on which costume you like the best.  Open internationally and on going until I get 75 entries or November 1, 2017, whichever comes first.  

Thank you so much for checking out my latest creation! I hope you will join us on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and then perhaps you'll take the time to whip up a project and you'll enter into the Challenge on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Hope to see you there! Fondly, Christi

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I'm entering my Magical Halloween Card in the following challenges:
My Time to Craft - Halloween/Cats
Heartful Stamping - Anything Goes & a Stamp
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (DT Creations Only)
Emerald Creek - Freaky Fun
Pink & Main - #26, Halloween/Fall
Paradise of Stamps - #59, Autumn/Halloween
The Rubber Buggy Challenge - #4, Autumn and/or Halloween
Aud Sentiments - #191, A Sentiment & Halloween
Allsorts - #438, Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Mood Board


  1. Just so adorable and love what you did with the gate and Lawn Fawn tricker treaters. Thank you for joining us and sharing your adorable card with us at The Rubber Buggy challenge and can't wait to see your next project or card with us soon. Hugs Nancy Hill, Design Team for The Rubber Buggy

  2. Some fabulous dies and a brilliant design, great colours too.
    Thank you for joining our 'Halloween' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  3. A fabulous Halloween creation. Love those dies!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge!

  4. Aww, they're too cute to spook!

  5. Such a great card Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MTTC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Lovely!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

  8. Very cute! Love the little trick or treaters and that big iron fence/gate! Congrats on making Top 3 over at heARTful stamping challenge this week. Hope you'll be back!

  9. super cute card.. great use of dies and also fun theme. Thanks for joining us at The Rubber Buggy

  10. Adorable card!! Love those stamps from Lawn Fawn!! Thanks for joining ud at The Rubber Buggy Challenge. Noe- DT


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