October 29, 2022

TRICK OR TREAT

Are you old enough to remember Caspar the Friendly Ghost? I'm not sure if he's been around lately or not, but I remember him vividly from my long ago childhood.

As soon as I saw the little ghost stamp in the September 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit, I immediately thought of Caspar. I know he doesn't really look like him, but he has just such a cute friendly face.


Digging through my stash of Designer Series Paper, I discovered this haunted house piece from several Halloweens ago. I thought that was perfect, that the ghosties could be flitting around from house to house.


In the stamp set, besides the cute ghost, there was another stamp that was a small group of bats. Interesting fact: Did you know that the proper name for a group of bats is a "cauldron"? How appropriate is that?!? 

Using a golden/orangish piece of cardstock on which to adhere the haunted house piece, I stamped in black ink the cauldrons of bats all around the edge. While you have to inspect it closely to discover that the black blobs around the edge are actually bats, I think it provided an interesting border.


Here you go, a tutorial to create a card like mine:

SUPPLIES:
White cardstock
Black cardstock
Gold/orange cardstock
Haunted House Designer Series Paper

Spooky Treats stamps, Paper Pumpkin, September 2022

Black ink

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Ornate Frames dies
Black crocheted trim
Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper Snips

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of black cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut a piece of gold/orange cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4". Using the bats stamp from the September 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit, stamp the bats haphazardly in black ink around the entire perimeter of this paper. Adhere this to the black card base.

Cut a piece of haunted house Designer Series Paper to 3 3/4" x 5" and adhere this to the bat-edged cardstock.

On scraps of white cardstock, using the ghost stamp from the same kit, stamp three ghosts in black nk. Fussy cut them. Add them to the DSP background, but leave the lower right corner ghostless.

On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp "trick or treat" from the Paper Pumpkin kit. Die cut it with a die from the Ornate Frames set.

Cut a 3-4" piece of black crocheted trim, fold it in half, and tape it to the back of the sentiment on the left side.Trim the ends to angles.

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add this tag to the lower right corner of the card.

Cut another piece of the gold/orange paper to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere it to the inside to make writing in the card easier than writing on the black. If you want to (I didn't) you could stamp the cauldrons of bats all around the edges of this piece too. If you did that, the bats would show up better as actual bats.


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Since you are like no other being ever created 
since the beginning of time, 
you are incomparable.
- Brenda Ueland -


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Ghostly
Smiles.












14 comments:

  1. That is a perfect Halloween card! I used to love watching Casper and his pal Wendy too.

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! I completely forgot about Wendy!

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  2. I used to love Caspar, but these ghosts are adorable!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/10/i-dont-see-one-of-these-very-often.html

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    1. Arent's they though? I couldn't resist them. Not scary at all.

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  3. This is the cutest card! Who doesn't love a friendly little ghost or two? Hope you had a great Halloween. Stopping by to sat hi from The Happy Now blog hop.

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  4. Cute Project...always love your cards! Sandi

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  5. I remember Casper, can hear the song in my head right now lol. Your ghosts are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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    1. Huh, now I'm jealous. I don't remember the song. I'm so glad you like the little ghosties!

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  6. What a cute Halloween card! These ghosts look more friendly than frightening. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 40.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I fell in love with the friendly ghost stamp immediately. Who needs a scary ghost??

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  7. Thanks for posting at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party! Hope to see you at the new party this week!

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