Monday, September 15, 2014

Pop it Ups Designer Challenge - Spooky September!

Hi all! Today I'm sharing a card I made for September's Karen Burniston Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. This month's theme is Spooky September, so I decided to create a fun Halloween pop-up!

The paper I used is all from Echo Park's Chillingsworth collection. On the front of my card, I layered various papers, cutting the bottom piece with one of Karen's Agatha Edges dies. The center panel was stamped with a witch image from My Mind's Eye and cut using one of the label dies included in the Lorna Label Pop-Up collection.

Oooh, here's my spooky house! I love how it turned out. I thought quite a bit about how to make Karen's adorable Holiday House into a towering haunted house and I think I came up with a pretty easy way to get that look.

To make the center house panel, I folded my cardstock in half, placed the bottom of the house die just over the edge (so it won't cut through) and die cut my piece. After unfolding the house, I cut off the other pointed end and trimmed the house to fit. I did the same thing for the wings on either side of the house, but used the smaller portico die.

To give the house dimension, I added pop dots to the two skinny parts of the house, then adhered them to the pop-up. Speaking of which, I used the Lorna Label die which ends up being totally covered by my house, but leaves a little ledge in the front to hold up my fence. The fence was cut using Karen's House Pivot Card die. I trimmed the fence pieces out then covered them with ECD's black Silk Microfine Glitter.

To finish my card, I cut an orange panel using one of the coordinating label dies and then used the stitching die to highlight it. I added another panel and then my stamped sentiment, which is on the banner die that's included in the Lorna Label set.

I hope you're inspired to start your fall crafting! If you don't celebrate Halloween, you could easily adjust the colors and images to make a cute autumn house or get a head start on Christmas and make a pretty snow-covered cottage.

All the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium and Elizabeth Craft Designs. Remember, you can you my coupon code (at IE only) - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow with another fun card for Karen's challenge!


  1. This is amazing ... Love your spooky house!

  2. What a fantastic doubled spooky house! I love the skull on the door & the sparkly fence too.

  3. I love the patterned paper, this card is just awesome.

  4. OMG ... Shelly + Karen+ Tim = Spook-tacular ! ! That paper rocks too ... "Chillingly Spooktacular" !!

  5. The pop up house is adorable in a spooky kind of way Shelly, the papers are fantastic too. You really are the Queen of 'cards in motion'!

  6. Shelly your spooky house is just amazing !! I adore the fab work and your creativity !!!
    Thanks a lot for sharing this !!
    Hugs from Spain.. Monica

  7. This so Totally Rocks Shelly Love everything about it!!!

  8. Fantastic use of the holiday house die - Maryann

  9. Uh, just WOW!!! WOW, WOW, and WOW!! I love everything about this, but I may be a bit more partial to the glitter fence! That's a great touch!! XOXO-Shari T.

  10. Okay. You are a genius. That's all there is to it. I LOVE the way you doubled up the house die to make this fantastic haunted house! I will definitely be keeping this technique in mind when using this die! =)


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