Friday, October 6, 2023

Scrap N Stamp Halloween Hop--Ghostly Greetings!

Welcome to this months Scrap N Stamp blog hop! We, of course, are celebrating none other than HALLOWEEN! You should have arrived from the lovely MEGHAN K!

Full confession here..I do not like Halloween. Even as a kid, I never enjoyed it. However, I do like creating some spooky cards. Well, kind of spooky. More "spooky-cute".

I chose to use a variety of Tim Holtz/Sizzix products for my card today.

I die cut all the pieces from Mixed Media paper. I added colour using the "smooshing" technique with a variety of Distress Inks. This adds colour quickly while creating some fabulous texture! 

I used one of the pumpkins from the Pumpkin Duo Die Set, the hat and tie (which fit perfectly on that pumpkin) are from the Tailored Die Set. The foliage comes from the Funky Florals 2 set. The clouds are from Christmas Cutouts. The little skull on the top hat is from Trick or Treaters and the "31" is cut using the Alphanumeric Nomads set. The small bat is from an older set I had in my stash.

As you can see, all these die sets work wonderfully together and it also shows that I have a bit of an obsession with Tim Holtz dies and die cutting in general!!

To create the background, which is pretty much covered by my focal point, I used Transparent Distress Crackle paste along with the new Spellbound Stencil. I did ink blend some Broken China Distress Ink over it. This was done directly on a white card base.

I die cut an oval window into a card front, foam mounted it onto the base then foam mounted my focal cluster.

Because there is so much texture on this card already, I did not add any sparkle, shine, gems or sequins.

Hope you enjoyed this not so spooky Halloween card! Even though I'm not into Halloween, I had so much fun going through my stash of TH dies and creating!!

Now on to the treats!!

Leave a lovely comment on each stop of this hop for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Scrap N Stamp Online Store!!  You have until October 24, 2023 to leave a comment. Winner will be announced on the SNS Blog on October 31, 2023. GOOD LUCK!!

But here's one more treat for your pillowcase...

Save 25% on select Halloween themed items until Oct 11/23!  Happy Shopping!



  1. Your use of so many die cuts to create is inspirational and helps revitalize use of Tim dies! This is such fun card and lots of new ideas for techniques!

  2. Your use of many of the Tim dies helps inspire me to get busy using them to create cards and mix and match to create seasonal! Thanks for the ideas!

  3. Hopping is a challenging me as my comments vanish! And then can’t see the post now but love how these cards give me inspiration for my supplies!

  4. The coloring effect is really great. And I LOVE the dies you used. This is unlike anything I've ever seen. LOVE IT

  5. Love this take on a pumpkin with the top hat and tie! I love the colours you 'smooshed'. Thanks for sharing Laurie!

  6. Love this card!!!! What a great design!thanks for sharing, and Happy Halloween!

  7. What a great scene you created - so fun!! I just love it. The design is awesome.

  8. Very Mad Hater-ish. Really neat idea!

  9. That is just so darn spooky cute! Great colors, techniques and dies!

  10. Great card with these awesome dies! I love the way you combined the die sets to make your fun card!

  11. Love it! Very creative!

  12. Such a beautiful card, I love your attention to detail, the hand-painted look and the purple. Love purple in anything Halloween.

  13. Great use of the dies to create this detailed card.


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