Stampin’ Up! Frightfully Cute Halloween for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge to work with – AND a new hopper – help me welcome Tara Carpenter to the hop line-up! – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I figured being that it’s practically October and I think I’ve done like…one?…two??…Halloween cards, that maybe I ought to bring another one to the table.  So…out came the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Frightfully Cute Bundle.  Take a look-see:

And…here’s our sketch challenge!

I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!  I went from top left to bottom right.  My “free” space is…”arachnids”! 😂😂😂

I started with two designs from the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP that I matted on Highland Heather – the larger is the card front.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to wrap a length of Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon around the smaller panel, then I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the fun Frightful Tags die set – I cut a Black Glitter Paper spider web and adhered it with some Black Stampin Dimensionals (just on the bottom half of the web so they’re hidden).

I tied a little bow from the Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the Frightfully Cute spider on his web three times in Tuxedo Black.  Then I cut it out with one of the label dies in the Frightful Tags set.  I popped the label over the ribbon and spider web with double-stacked Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Frightfully Cute sentiment in Highland Heather on Basic White and cut it with a second label die in Frightful Tags.  Then I adhered it to the label with Liquid Glue.

I cut out a Highland Heather witch’s hat using the Frightful Tags die and popped it onto the label with Black Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Pumpkin Pie stars from the Cute Stars Adhesive-backed Sequins here and there and that finished off the card front.

So…as I was designing this card, I thought I wanted some… more…on the front, so I fussy cut a jack o’lantern, cat and bat from a piece of Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Obviously, I changed my mind, but…I’d FUSSY CUT THREE THINGS!  So….I adhered them to the bottom of a Basic White Panel and then added a Cute Halloween sentiment in Highland Heather and some more Cute Stars Adhesive-backed Sequins.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into my Pumpkin Pie card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got a Highland Heather witch from Frightfully Cute on the front…

…and more of the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Halloween isn’t my fave of the holidays, but…the little die cuts in the Frightful Tags die set – with the matching Frightfully Cute stamp set – are just too much fun to NOT play with!  Thanks to the SU designers, I learned a few great color combinations from the Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP.  And – a spider web in Black Glitter Paper is way pretty!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored & folded at 5 1/2″)

Highland Heather Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/8″ (smaller DSP panel on front); Frightful Tags die cut witch’s hat

Basic White Cardstock: Frightful Tags die cut label (sentiment and label with spiders); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Black Glimmer Paper:  Frightful Tags die cut spider web

Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 4″ (smaller DSP panel on front); Fussy cut images on inside; 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Frightfully Cute Halloween for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Tara Carpenter

    How Frightful! Super cute

  2. The web and the spiders are so cute!

  3. That’s way too cute! Love the fun Halloween images, perfect designer papers too! 🙂

  4. This card IS frightfully cute!! Love it!!! 😊

  5. I’m not big on halloween, but this card is so danged cute, I might change my mind.

  6. kristigraystamping

    Too stinkin cute Mary, love everything about this card

  7. Karen Ksenzakovic

    LOVE this Mary 🙂 Great mix of the DSP’s and that witches hat adds the perfect finishing touch along with the web

  8. Susan K

    Awesomely frightfully cute! Love every detail plus the 3 fussy cut cuties. If I’d’ve cut ‘em, I’d’ve used ‘em too! TFS

    • stampsnlingers

      Right? Can’t waste a good fussy cut!! Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  9. Gail S.

    Thanks so much for the downloadable tutorial!! Really cute card and one I will be CASE’ing for sure. Just received this set and dies and getting ready to make my Halloween cards. So enjoy your blog and appreciate you sharing your talents —and Finn!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Gail – I was hoping that the PDF would be a useful tool for everyone – glad to hear it! 🙂 Happy CASEing – and thanks for the kind words! 🙂

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