Happy Halloween, my card crafting friends! I had so much fun creating cards with Simon Says Stamp’s Frightful Fun Card Kit that I made 13 cards instead of just 10. The stamp set called Frightful Fun was packed with cute images to color in, or if you need a fast card, the kit included printed cardstock shapes to adhere to your cards. I really was surprised with how much I enjoyed using these cardstock shapes–I’m usually all about stamps and art mediums. Even my kids enjoyed the kit. They made several goodies bags with the Halloween Treat Bags that were included.
Card #1: Die Cut Ghost Boo Card
The kit included the most adorable ghost die. I used this for card #1. I cut out the ghost with white cardstock and a piece of black fun foam–I just used the letters from this. I used Distress Oxides Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot to put some vivid Halloween colors behind him. I also used a piece of the Orange Peel cardstock behind that and adhered it all to a black card base.
Card #2: Batty for Treats
The kit came with lots of fabulous pattern paper, but that didn’t stop me from creating my own pattern paper with the smaller images from the stamp set. I stamped them onto a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of yellow cardstock and cut it out with a faux stitched circle die–I wanted it to look like the moon. For the inside of this card (and with most of my cards), I used the cut aparts from the pattern paper–so cute and easy to use.
Copics: Bat – V25, C4 Carmel Apples – R35, E35 Candy Corns – YR07, Y08 Taffy – RV13 Lollipops – RV13, B02
Card #3: Spooky Halloween Tree
I loved using this spooky tree stamp! I colored in this whole scene with Copics and heat embossed the sentiment right onto the panel with white embossing powder. This is almost a one-layer card. I attached this panel onto a black card base.
Copics: Tree – E23, E25, E27 Moon – Y11 Grass – G07 Fence – C2, C4, C7 Owl – E50, E53, E57, YR14 Sky – V15, V17
Card #4: Ghost Printed Cardstock Shape
There were so many of the printed cardstock shapes from Pebbles in this kit! I loved them all, and I used up most of them on these cards. This ghost was one of my favorites, and he is the star of this card. All I did was die cut some cardstocks from this kit to put behind him, added a few lavender sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and this card was done!
Card #5: Skeleton Card
I used a piece of the pattern paper from this kit to stamp my skeleton image onto. It has a very subtle bat pattern on it, but it worked well behind this heat embossed image. I used Prismacolor pencils to color him in. This really made him pop off the paper. I used Tim Holtz’s Stacked Deckle Thinlits dies to cut out this panel and a piece of Orange Peel cardstock. These dies are new to my craft room, and I thought they added the perfect touch of tattered Halloween cuteness to the card. It was a last minute decision to add the ribbon onto my card. I never learn to think before I adhere everything together! I have to carefully pull up the layers of my cards to sandwich the ribbon or twine in between them and secure it. However, this card was not coming apart, so I carefully glued it down right at the edges so it wouldn’t fray. I cut some gold confetti sequins into moon shapes with a hole paper punch. On the inside of the card I stamped out another sentiment and the skeleton again with Distress Oxides.
Card #6: Fancy Halloween Card
The pretty printed cardstock shapes inspired me to make this elegant Halloween card, as well as the Nuvo Ivory Sands glitter. This was another quick and easy card to put together. I also added drops of glue on the pumpkin and the flowers and poured over more glitter. This turned out to be one of my favorite cards from this collection. I also need to add some of this pretty cream colored card stock to my collection–love it!
Card #7: Trick-or-Treaters Printed Cardstock Shape Card
I thought this would make a great card for one of my kiddos. The trick-or-treaters are adorable! I also wanted to incorporate a piece of the pattern paper that matched the cutout of the kids. This card consisted of die cuts and printed cardstock shapes–very easy and fun! A few enamel sprinkles added a fun finishing touch.
Card #8: Pumpkins on Kraft Cardstock
I stamped out two of the pumpkins from the stamp set onto a piece of Kraft cardstock. I colored them in with Prismacolor pencils. It didn’t take long to coloring them in, even though I added a few layers of pencil onto this panel. I adhered some strips of pattern paper and cardstock behind this panel. My camera stopped filming while doing this, but it’s simple to recreate by looking at the picture.
Card #9: Cat in a Cauldron Card
I heat embossed this cat and cauldron image onto a piece of the Royal Purple cardstock with white embossing powder. I used more Prismacolor pencils here and allowed the purple of the paper to show through. I wanted the background to look like a cloud of magical smoke rising up from the cauldron, so I colored around the candies with a green pencil and then went around that with orange, then red, then purple. Another fun kids’ Halloween card.
Card #10: Spooky Ghosts Card
I had to include a card using the two darling ghost stamps from this set. First, I heat embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with SSS Antique Gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the ghosts randomly around the sentiment and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I used Bristol Smooth cardstock because I was planning on blending some Distress Oxide inks over it, and the Bristol cardstock allows these inks to blend very smoothly. After applying the Distress Oxides, I made sure to wipe off the ink from the lines of my embossed images to brighten them up again.
Card# 11: Tombstones Happy Halloween Card
I lost the video footage for these last three cards. I really love how they turned out, so I wanted to include them. I used the orange and black dotted pattern paper for my background on this card. These three tombstones are printed cardstock shapes, and I glued the side two down flat. The middle tombstone as well at the grass I popped up with some foam adhesive. I mimicked the sentiments on the tombstones by heat embossing my stamped sentiment–one with white embossing powder and the other with gold.
Card# 12: Witches Portraits Card
I used more pattern paper and printed cardstock shapes on this card. These two witch silhouettes were too cut to ignore. I used puffy stickers from the kit to look like tacks and drew in the strings with a Copic multi-liner. I should have stopped there, but the kit included a cute little bottle of Glosssy Accents that I wanted to try out. I put Glossy accents over the witch portraits to look like a pane of glass in front of them, but it ended up warping the cardstock shapes. Maybe if I had applied the Glossy accents before adhering the shapes onto the card with foam squares, it would have stayed more flat. Oh well, I tried.
Card #13: You’re Bewitching Card
Another cute witch is the focus of this card, and I made sure it took center stage by cutting a circle spotlight for her out of this dark gray cardstock. I used Green Apple cardstock behind her to make her pop. The sentiment is another printed cardstock shape, and it went perfectly with my little witch. For added interest I adhered some green sequins from my stash.
Below is the video I created for these cards. You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy! Happiest of Halloweens to you!