Sunday, October 29, 2017

Trick or Treat - Coffin Gatefold Card

Hi everyone,

Have you ever made a coffin card?
No? Neither have I, so I thought I would try something new.

I found this template from a Martha Stewart product which I was able to download and print out on normal copier paper.


I then cut out the inside of the 'coffin' along the dash lines.
The 'coffin' is approx 2 3/4" W (at its widest point) x 6" H.

Trace this template onto your patterned paper.
Make sure you have 2.

You also need 2 strips of card stock measuring 2 1/4" x 6".
Score each piece at 1/4" and 2" along the short edge.

Next, run a strip of double sided sticky tape along one of the scored flaps and adhere one coffin to it so that it opens to the left of the gatefold card.

In a mirror image, adhere the other strip of the right side of the other coffin so that the coffin opens to the right of the gatefold card.

Next, run double sided tape along the other 1/4" score on each of the card stock strips and adhere them on top of each other to form the back and base of the card.

For the middle part of the card, you will need some patterned paper 3 5/8" x 6".

You can watch the process video HERE

I decided to embellish my card with this cute Witch Stamp I have been using all month.

Here is my gatefold card closed :

Here is is open:

This card is being sent to a friend whom Im swapping with this month.
I decided to attach her ATC's to the inside of the "coffin doors" so that when she opens her card, the ATC's swing out.
The PL card in the middle, is where I will write the sentiment.

I hope this has inspired you to make a gatefold card.
Or at least, you know where you can learn how to make one should you ever need to.

Happy Crafting,

My Mind's eye ~ Trick or Treat ~10 Halloween Cards ~

Hello Everyone,

Im back today with my usual 10 cards series using the My Mind's Eye paper collection 'Trick or Treat' from the October Kit.

Today's blog is going to be a quick one showing you each card and you can watch the whole process over on my YT channel (link below).

Card 1: Boo Crew 

Card 2: Creepy Halloween

Card 3: Spooky Halloween

Card 4: Ghost Fright

Card 5: Scaredy Cat Shaker Card

Card 6: Trick or Treat

Card 7: Happy Trick or Treat

Card 8: Frightful Shaker Card

Card 9: Best Witches

Card 10: Is something the matter?

Here they all are :)

Watch the process video here

Happy Halloween Crafting.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Trick or Treat! - Amira's Halloween Treat Bags & Witch's Hat Paper Clips

Hello everyone,

I'm back for a very quick blog post to show you my Trick or Treat Halloween Bags and some cute paper clip art I made!

I ordered this cute stamp on AliExpress a while ago and she ended up getting used A LOT this October! I love her so much.

I sat up one night and coloured her several different ways using Prima water colors and I even made her skin purple and green!

Needless to say, I did have to fussy cut them all out by hand but that didn't take too long I promise.

Next, I pulled out my We R Memory Keeper Gift Bag Punch Board


Best Witches

Witches and Friends 

And I made some cute Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

I also made some Witch's Hat Paper Clips as closures for the bags

Here is each one separately:

I have a process video for you to watch on my YT channel  here 

Have you been Halloween crafting??

Friday, October 20, 2017

Amira's Halloween Play Challenge #7 - Halloween Script + PRIZE REVEAL

Welcome back to the LAST DAY of the Halloween Play Challenge!

Today I am playing with the Vintage Spirits Die by Sizzix and Tim Holtz

These dies make GREAT sentiments on cards.

Card 1- Fright

For this card, I used VersaMark and black embossing powder to add the "Happy Halloween" and the spider. Next, I used Distress Ink 'Carved Pumpkin' to ink around the edges leaving a bright white centre.

Next, I die-cut the word 'Fright' out of the glitter foam.

I then added a pumpkin in the corner and some grid stamping for texture in the background for a more "worn" look.

Card 2- Wicked

This second card, uses a cute girl dressed as a witch (stamp set from my stash).
She is coloured in using Prima Watercolors.
I also used a Wrought Iron die-cut (from my stash) which I coloured using green/gold/brown to achieve a rust effect.

I felt like she needed something in the bottom left corner so I added a pumpkin.

I love this card!
She is not wicked at all....sort of cute wicked- like she had too much chocolate!

Card 3- Boo

This card is another one of my favourites- a clean and bright card where I stamped characters and elements straight onto the card front (instead of glueing them on as I usually do for fear of stuffing up!).

It looks like the cat did a spell on the pumpkins and they erupted with a funnel that came up to say "Boo".
I later added some stars and magic whirl to emphasis this.

So here are my 3 cards together!

This die set has SO many possibilities!!!

Here are some fun ideas I considered.

So there you have it!
7 days- 7 cards!
Here they all are

 I am SO PROUD of this collection!

So lets talk prizes.

As Vera announced, there will be 3 prizes for participants in this Halloween Challenge.

You already know that the scarecrow die is Prize #1 to be won.

The winner of Prize #2 will receive all 7 cards pictured (below) from me.

And prize #3 is this Trick or Treat decorative brads set by My Mind's Eye

Check out the process video HERE

Get Halloween crafting and enter the challenge for a chance to win one of these cool prizes.

You must be a member of our FB Group to enter.
Entries must be posted by the 20th October

Thank you so much for joining me in this challenge.

Happy Halloween Crafting.