Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mr. Bones' Halloween Spook-Out!

In this week's Make It Monday, Ashley shows us tips for making any shape into a trendy garland to put on our projects If you would like to check it out for yourself, you can find all the info here.  I decided to combine Ashley's technique with PTI's Mr. Bones' Halloween Spook Out festivities.  You can find out all about that here.

It's family birthday season here, with 4 birthdays in just one month.  I decided to combine this challenge with a birthday card for my nephew.  The kids are of an age now where it's just easier to give cash or a gift card (plus they like that better than anything that'd I'd pick out for them), so I made one of my "cash" cards.  If you would like to read/see how they are put together, you can see that in this post.

Let me tell you - I had so much fun making this card.  I just LOVE the Mr. Bones stamp set with matching dies.  I'm not a big Halloween crafter, but I couldn't resist that adorable skeleton!  I concealed the cash underneath the zipper die cut, and made sure my decorative layers wouldn't interfere with the zipper ripping.  When it came to the banner, I knew I needed a small banner to fit in that space between Mr. Bones hands.  Then it hit me -  I could die cut a star and just snip off the tips to use for my banner.  (yeah, I'm still patting myself on the back for that one.  lol!)

I die cut the fence and then sponged on some grey ink to bring out the woodgrain.  The "HB2U" sentiment and pumpkin face (or Mr. Punk, as Heather would call him.  hehe :) were heat embossed in white.  The banner is attached to a piece of black bakers twine.  I've got the various layers put on in varying heights with foam dimensionals.

I have to admit, I was tickled with the results and found I could only justify giving this cutie away if I were to make another one for me to keep!  :)

Fence die by MFT, star die for the banner by Spellbinders, grass die by Amuse, bakers twine by the Twinery.  All other supplies by PTI.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!


  1. Talk about all the detail, WOW I love your card! The idea of make a Halloween card into a zipper card, great idea, you could put lots of spooky things in there.

  2. Thats incredible, I love the monochromatic theme, this is adorable!

  3. Ok all I can say is OMG your card is why spooky cute... love it

  4. You hit this out of the park! Wonderful black and white scheme and perfect composition to make it sing. (Sorry, I'm metaphor fixated today...perhaps bewitched by your card?) This even grabs the attention in the thumbnail size, and that's hard to do. Your nephew will love it!

  5. Love the entire scene you made using the various stamps, and dies. They all went together perfectly. I am sure he will love it (heck, I do!)

  6. This card is darling! Love the b/w combo . . . will absolutely make someone's Halloween!

  7. Awesome card! Love your banner. Very creative.