Monday, December 15, 2014

Pop it Ups Designer Challenge - G45 Halloween Card

Hi all! It's time again for Karen Burniston's Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. This month we are celebrating cards for each month of the year. Each designer picked a month or two and made a card highlighting a holiday or event that takes place in that month.

Karen suggested that I do a Halloween card and I was happy to meant that I could pull out my Eerie Tales paper from Graphic 45! Halloween had come and gone before I had a chance to use it, and I had the perfect card idea to highlight all the wonderful images from this collection.

Here is the front of my card. I love the way G45's papers coordinate, making it easy to throw a card like this together. It looks like it took ages, but I think I was done in an hour or so!

I didn't have time for a full tutorial, but I took this photo so you could see how I built up the layers. I cut a piece of black Core'dinations cardstock to 12" x 5" and folded it in half. I aligned the Lots of Pops die on the fold and die cut my pop up. The Lots of Pops is so perfect for this kind of layering - lots of little tabs and platforms for your fussy cut pieces.

I cut out most of my layers last night while I was watching tv. That made putting this together very quick work. After adhering the central image, I just built out from that, adding bits and pieces until it looked nice and full. It's hard to make out, but I die cut Karen's Tree and added it with a foam dot to the back of the card. The little owl cut from the paper is a perfect fit!

Here's a quick Vine I made this evening. I apologize for the lighting, but at least you can get a better view of all the layers. So fun! I am becoming addicting to fussy cutting. :)

All of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium, Elizabeth Craft Designs, and Amazon via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order at IE.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back tomorrow when I'll be sharing another card for this fun challenge!


  1. Wow! This is fabulous, Shelly! I love all those fussy cut pieces and the way you've built up your scene. This is stunning! With your amazing talent, Graphic 45 paper & Karen's Lots of Pops die, how could it not be?!?

  2. Love, love, love this card. Thanks for sharing how you created it. Now I have to go look at the other ones. Thanks.

  3. Hello you say you used core craft but the inside of you main card looks tan. did you double the card with the black on the outside and tan on the inside

  4. GORGEOUS, Shelly!! What a fun Halloween card with all of those wonderful vintage images all layered together :) That KB Lots of Pops die looks like a definite winner!! I had no idea there was a die that did that!! Oh boy!! On the wish list that goes ;)

  5. Amazingly beautiful! I don't know how you'd ever give it away, ha. Thanks for the little video, too. I'd love to see a longer tutorial one day. : )


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