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Trick or Treat!

Hi Bleeps! I hope you all are having a great week! Last night, I was inspired by some new patterned paper I've been eyeing since it's reveal, Graphic 45's Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection. I usually do not create any Halloween projects, but this collection helps out...a lot!

I'm getting really excited about our upcoming trip. We're headed to CHA! I hope to see some Bleeps and meet new ones too!

  1. Trim purple cardstock to create a 5.5" square card base.
  2. Stamp checkered background pattern with purple ink.
  3. Adhere ric rac trim and twine to the card front.
  4. Die cut label from patterned paper.
  5. Die cut scalloped square frame purple cardstock, then add rhinestone frame.
  6. Pop scalloped square frame die cut off label die cut.
  7. Pop patterned paper circle die cut off center of frame embellishment.
  8. Add mini library clip to frame embellishment and pop off card front.
  9. Add tag with mini safety pin to card front.
  10. Die cut star and staple die cut, then pop off card front.
  11. On rustic cardstock, stamp sentiment, add distress ink, then adhere to card front.
Tips, Tricks & Techniques
  • DIY Die Cut Framed Embellishments - Yes, you can do-it-yourself! Simply use your die templates to create your own custom framed embellishments now being sold in the markets. Combine shapes, patterns, and textures for fun embellishments.
  • Stamping with Distress - Want an uneven stamped image? Try adding uneven ink coverage!

Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - off beat backgrounds (checkered pattern); The Stamps of Life - thanks2fall (sentiment)
Ink :: Papertrey Ink - plum pudding; Ranger - antique linen; Tsukineko - memento tuxedo black
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - plum pudding, ripe avocado, rustic cream
Patterned Paper :: Graphic 45 - wonderland classifieds, tags (hallowe'en in wonderland collection)
Embellishments :: Heidi Swapp - bling frame; Craft Supply - twine, black ric rac trim; Stampin' Up! - mini library clip; Creative Impressions - safety pin
Tools :: Spellbinders - classic scalloped squares LG (S4-127), classic squares LG (S4-126), stars five (S4-092), labels three (s4-189), wizard; Ranger - blending tool, mini stapler

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!!


claudia shadler said...

Ashley, this card is awesome and ooh, so spooky, hehe. I really like the layout of the card and the pennant style. The checkered background rocks, looked like PP to me at first! Have fun in CHA, I am hopping to make it next yr, I really want to meet you! seriously :) Or perhaps if I get to DC first :)


Angie Tieman said...

Oh heavenly days, what a beautiful card! Those papers are too yummy! I wonder what they smell like...ha! ha!

CraftyMomOf3 said...

That is simply FANTABULOUS!! You never cease to amaze me Ashley!! Constant inspiration =) Thank you!!

Crafty Hugs!

Deborah Young said...

Now I see why you had to have that paper. Delightful! Okay, now I'm going to give in and make a banner. Love it, girlfriend!

Unknown said...

Too too cute!!! Love everything you've done on this card. Great job!

AJ said...

it's adorable Ashley- i love the details!!

Michelle said...

I got this collection a couple weeks ago too - it's the best!! So different...so fun...and who doesn't love Alice in Wonderland! Love your little clothesline bannter and the way you've got the tags cliped on there - fun!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! This is so stunning Ashley! I love that paper :)

Isha Gupta said...

Stunning card. I admire your work.

Alice said...

fabulous!! so beautiful!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Vintage Halloween card Ashley! Love the blingy frame :)

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