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CASEing Halloween

Last week I made a card during What's Up! Stampers that was a big hit. It was a simple fun fold card - a Z-fold - about which I also wrote a blog. In the blog I shared dimensions and products I used. You can find that blog post here.

I made that card using two pieces from this piece of the Them Bones Designer Series Paper:

When cutting each section from the rest, I realized how much fun it would be to make cards with each of these pieces. Well, for this first one, I used two pieces on the one card, and on a couple other cards I did the same. I ended up with 6 amazing cards with these pieces, and they each are unique in their own way. Two of the pieces (shown below) had cards made with those sections right in the catalog.

On page 48 of the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog, you can see these Cards,

I decided to CASE (Copy and Steal Everything) both of these cards to make them my samples for those pieces of the sectioned piece of Designer Series Paper. The first took a little time.

I stamped all of the skeleton parts (and cat) (each arm and leg separately, and the body separate, too) using Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, then embossed them all in white Embossing Powder. After cutting each piece out using the Bag of Bones Dies, I glued my skeletons together. I cut the pre-printed background down to 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" and adhered that to the Starry Sky card base.

If you look closely again at the background I used, you'll notice there are no tombstones on it.

I took this piece of the Designer Series Paper and fussy cut those tombstones out of that. I love the addition those make to the card! The "Happy Halloween" embossed in white on the Pumpkin Pie Deckled Rectangle finished it off just perfectly.

For the second card I cased from the Mini Catalog, I used the spotlight panel. What a great opportunity to case the catalog card and use the fun show-time parts of the Dies. So. Adorable!

I changed the size of the card because I wanted a standard sized card, but I think it still turned out great. I started with a Basic Gray card base measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", then scored in half at 4 1/4". The houndstooth background Designer Series Paper is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and added to the front of the card. The Spotlight panel measuring 3" x 4 1/2" is then decorated with all the skeleton parts and pieces, and even the moon and stars, cut from the Glow in the Dark Specialty Paper in the Mini Catalog.

Don't ever underestimate the power of the samples in the catalogs. They are meant to be enjoyed, shared, and CASEd. And just look how awesome they are! 👆🏻

Happy CASEing!


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