Pop it Ups Wednesday with Frances – Spooky Halloween Greetings

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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a Pop it Ups Wednesday tutorial today. This time round I am playing with a few of Karen Burniston’s new dies to create a Halloween card. My card features Whiskers the Cat sitting on the witch’s broomstick. I think the poor witch has fallen off it by the looks of the witch’s hat and shoes lying on the ground…. oh dear!

Here’s how I created my card:

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1. Cut a piece of purple cardstock that measures 11 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Score along the 11 inch edge at 51/2 inches.
Place the pop up die that is included in the Twist Circle Pop Up die set so that the top of the die is approximately 3/4 inches from the top edge and the centre alignment nubs are on the fold. Run through die cutting machine.
Cut a scrap of purple cardstock that is slightly larger than the long platform arm die included in the Twist Circle Pop Up die set. Run through die cutting machine.

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2. Using the Whiskers the Cat die set die cut the following:

  • (1) Solid Cat Body from Grey Cardstock
  • (1) Detail Cat Body from Black Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (1) set of Whiskers from Grey Cardstock
  • (1) set of Eye from Green Cardstock that has Clear Double  Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (1) set of Cat Ears from Pink Cardstock that has Clear Double  Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (1) Cat Nose from Pink Cardstock that has Clear Double  Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (1) Cat Mouth from Pink Cardstock that has Clear Double  Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • Assemble Whiskers the Cat referring to photo above for reference.
3. Using the Props 9 Die set die cut the following:
  • (1) Broomstick from Brown Cardstock
  • (1) Broom Head from Yellow Cardstock
  • (1) Witch’s Hat from Grey Cardstock
  • (1) Witch’s Hat from Black Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • (1) set of Witch’s Shoes from Black Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • (1) Witch’s Hat Band from Purple Cardstock
  • (1) Witch’s Hat Band from Orange Cardstock
  • (2) Buckles from Gold Cardstock
  • Sponge the edges of the Grey Witch’s Hat with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Thread the Purple Hat Band through the Gold Buckle and attach to the Witch’s Hat. 
  • Adhere hat to cat.
  • Assemble Broom (TIP: Make the broom slightly narrower than you would normally so it doesn’t get caught when the card opens and closes.)
  • Make a cut around the cat’s tail and front leg and thread the broom through theses cuts so it appears the cat is sitting on the broom.
  • Attach the cat to the front of the platform arm (refer to Karen Burniston’s video if this is the first time you have made this style of card).
  • Fold  card to ensure that the card opens and closes without the Cat catching on anything on the card. If it does, make adjustments with the positioning of the cat on the platform arm.

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4. Using the Halloween Scene die set die cut the following:

  • (1) Crocked Tree/Branch from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (3) Bats from black cardstock that has that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (1) Spider from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (1) Spider Web from silver cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (2) Graveyard Scene on a piece of black card that measures 3 inches x 11 inches. Score and fold cardstock in half and line the edge of the die on the fold to cut first side and then line the die up with the piece already cut to cut other side.
  • From the Twist Circle die set, die cut the smallest solid circle from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • Sponge around the edge of the white circle with pumice stone distress ink. Adhere the circle to the top right hand corner of the card.
  • Adhere the graveyard scene to the bottom edge of the card, adhering one side first and then the other.
  • Adhere the crocked branch to the top left hand side of the card.
  • Adhere the silver spider web over the crocked branch. Attach a small piece of thread to the underside of the adhesive on the web and attach the other end to the spider and adhere that to the card so the spider is hanging from the spiderweb over the graveyard.
  • Adhere the bats to the card referring to the photo above for placement.
5. Using the black hat that we die cut in step 3, remove the protective backing from the front of the hat.
  • Thread the orange hat band through the gold buckle and attach to the hat.
  • Cover the remainder of the exposed adhesive with Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish the glitter into the adhesive and attach to the bottom right hand side of the card.
  • Using the black witch’s shoes that were die cut in step 3, remove the protective backing from the front of the shoes and cover with  Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish the glitter into the adhesive. 
  • Cut a piece of orange cardstock approximately 1/4 inch x 2 inches. Cut in half so you have two pieces.
  • Cut a tiny rectangle of green cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back and attach to orange cardstock to resemble stripes.
  • Adhere the strips of card into each shoe to resemble legs. 
  • Attach witch’s legs/shoes to the bottom left hand side of the card so that it looks like the witch crash landed.
  • Sponge around the edge of the purple card using black ink.

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6. The Inside of the Card: 

  • Cut a piece of purple cardstock that measures 11 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches to create a side folding card.

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  • Fold the card in half and using the Stage It Stencil – Bats, sponge through the stencil using black ink to create a stencilled background all over the card.
  • Adhere the inside of the card to the card front.
7. Die cut another graveyard scene from the Halloween Scene die set onto a piece of black cardstock that is 3 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Adhere this to the bottom of the front of the card.
  • Sponge around the edge of the purple card using black ink.
8. Using the circles from the Twist Circle Pop Up die set die cut the following:
  • (1) Largest Circle from black cardstock
  • (1) Second Largest Circle from white cardstock
  • (1) Decorative Circle from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • Layer all circles together using photo as a guide.
  • Using the “Spooky Halloween Greetings” sentiment from the Halloween Clear Stamp set, stamp onto the centre of the circle using black ink.
  • Adhere the circle to the top of the front of the card.

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
 
Supplies: 
 
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other: 
Cardstock – Black; Grey; Purple; Dark Purple; Gold; Silver; Brown; Mustard; Pink; Orange; Green
Inks – Black Soot Distress Ink; Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Die Cutting Machine
  1. Oh Francis, I just love this whole thing. My new stuff should be here soon and I can’t wait to use them. Thanks so much for this easy to follow tutorial.