Too Cute to Spook Birthday Card

So it looks like we have a BLOG HOP on our hands!!!  
I'd like to thank everyone who participated in our first Blog Hop, and thank you very much Amy Peacock for planning it all.  
I have added 3 different project to for you to view, and would love if you would carry on and join the others that created some very inspiring Halloween projects for your viewing pleasure.  
At the end of the third post I will leave a link on where to head next.  
Happy Halloween and Happy Crafting from Prairie Paper Haven!!!!
I recently created a card for a special lady that is celebrating her birthday this month.  I love the card and wanted to share it.
I used papers from the Halloween Magic Collection by Bella Blvd. and a stamp set called Too Cute to Spook from Tiddly Inks.  I plan to carry these stamps in the very near future cause I think they're super cute!  
I started by cutting a piece of patterned paper (Goblin Treats) to fit the pre-cut card base that I was using. I then used my scissors (with the blades open) to distress the edges of the cardstock by running the open blade over it.  I then distressed the edges further with Black Soot Distress Ink.  
I then used two separate stamps to create a personal sentiment that would fit the theme of the card: AmyR's Spooked Out Stamp set and AmyR's Scripted Sentiments stamp set.  I masked the "halloween" part of the sentiment so that it wouldn't be inked, and then used a stamp positioner to place the birthday greeting underneath.  
I then drew a check box with a black pen and used a purple marker to make the check mark.
I then cut the sentiment to the size I wanted and added it some various cardstock embellishments I had in my stash.  I also inked the edges of these to add a distressed look.  
Then using my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers, I colored in the image I had chosen for the card.  
I used a stencil template that I've had for quite some time to make the archway shape cutout.  I adhered the image to some patterned paper (Boo Buddies), and cut around the arch shape to make a mat. I then used my foam applicator (same one I used to distress the edges of the paper), without re-inking, to add a bit of color to the white cardstock, so it didn't stand out so much.
To assemble the card I place the original cardstock piece I mentioned above onto the card base, and then added a bit of color by layering a few strips of the patterned papers (Boo Buddies and  Pumpkin Parade) to the base.  I then layered the cardstock embellishments I mentioned above to cover the original image (the crow), so just the "Halloween Checklist" message was visible.  I tied a bow around the black "frame" and then adhered the stamped image beside it to finish off the card.  
Hope you enjoy the card!  

Happy Crafting!!!

Written by Jodie Ganshorn — October 23, 2014

Gorjuss Halloween Treat Card

I recently created another card with a Halloween theme, using the Gorjuss Urban Ladybird Stamp set from DoCrafts, and one of the coordinating 8"x8" paper collections.  
I did this card in more of a postcard style, instead of a traditional card.  I cut the base from the Bo Bunny Double Dot Licorice Cardstock, and then cut a mat from Bo Bunny Double Dot Wildberry Cardstock to adhere to the base making it 1/8" smaller than the base itself.  I then cut some of the lighter colored patterned paper from the Gorjuss paper collection to fit over the Wildberry mat, cutting it 1/8" smaller than the mat, so only to show the red cardstock slightly.    
I used an embossing powder jar as a template for my circles for the postcard. Using the bottom of the jar as the size for the sentiment circle and then flipped the jar over and used the lid as the mat size for the sentiment circle. I used my scissors to cut out the circle shapes.  
I used the Black Soot Mini Distress Ink to ink the edges of all the papers used for the card, applying it with the round inking tool.   
I stamped the image and used my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers to color them in.  
Once the image was colored I cut it out with scissors.  On the original postcard I made, I inked the edges of this image as well, to try and tone down the white cardstock a bit, and I think I liked that better than leaving the edges white.  
I adhered the different layers of paper onto eachother, and added a Doodlebug Beetle Black Doily to add more dimension to the card. I added the main mat and the smaller black dot layer to the postcard with Black Foam Squares to add even more height to it. 
I then tied a bow using Burgundy Crepe Ribbon from Creative Impressions. (I absolutely love this ribbon, ties beautifully!)
Lastly, I added the colored image and the sentiment circle to finish off the postcard.  I added some more foam squares on the top and bottom of the image and on the top of the sentiment circle where they hung off the card band, so they would hold up better. 

Hope you enjoy this postcard creation!
Happy Crafting!!!

Written by Jodie Ganshorn — October 22, 2014

Fang-tastic Halloween Card

This is a 6.5"x5" card that I made using an image from the Fang-tastic Stamp set from Your Next Stamp, and  paper from the Simple Stories Frankie & Friends Collection.  
I used some pre-cut card bases that I've had in my stash for a while (the size is noted above).  
I planned to make more than one card, so stamped the image a few times.  I used my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers to do the coloring, doing my best to match the colors in the paper collection.  
I cut a mat from some Bo Bunny Double Dot Boysenberry Cardstock and the Frankie & Friends Happy Haunting patterned paper for the for the main part of the card. I used the Frankie & Friends Monster Mash patterned paper for the strip on the side which was matted onto a piece of Bo Bunny Double Dot Avocado cardstock.
I used some of the *New* Black Crepe Ribbon from Creative Impressions, which I absolutely LOVE,  and tied a bow around the card. I then stamped the "you're fang-tastic" sentiment from AmyR's Spooked Out stamp set and cut a banner shape to fit.  
I then added a couple of enamel dots from the Frankie & Friends collection to finish off the card.  
Hope you enjoy the cards and Happy Crafting!!!
To continue on the BLOG HOP...
Carry on with Cayla
and then hop on over to see Tracy, Carlye, and Amy
Happy Halloween and Happy Crafting!!!

Written by Jodie Ganshorn — October 21, 2014

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