Boo!

Today I was scheduled as a Guest Designer on Miss Kate Cuttables.  Since then, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I was asked to be a member of their fabulous design team.  So I’ll be posting for them twice this month.  Great month for that to happen as I love making Halloween cards.

Here’s the card I made to share with you today.  Before I do, though, I just want to remind you to pick up your Freebie of the Day at Miss Kate’s.

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I love all the titles at Miss Kate Cuttables, but I don’t do a lot of scrapbooking these days.  That doesn’t stop me from using titles; I just turn them into cards.  Such is the case with this Boo Title.

First, I took the largest mat layer and created a mirror image of it in my Silhouette.  I placed a perforated line down the middle and, viola, a card was made.  It didn’t sit well because of the uneven bottom, so I tried something I’ve never done before.  I created a card base with a shaped opening in the front just 1/8″ larger than the folded card.  The front was permanently attached to the back.  I cut a black mat that fit exactly inside the opening and I attached the card on top of it.  As a result, the Boo opens from the base.  I’m surprised it never occurred to me to do this previously, but I really like the way it turned out and will definitely try this again.

For the base, I used some old Bazzill paper which has glittery flecks in it.  I cut the top layer of the ghost, the letters and some stars from it.  Basic Gray, Basic Black and three shades of orange were used for the balance.  I attached the jack-o-lantern with an Action Wobble Spring.  These make for such a fun interactive card.

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I colored the openings of the jack-o-lantern with Sakura Gold Glaze so it looks like it’s glowing from the inside.  The first picture doesn’t do this justice.  Perhaps this one will give you a better idea of what it looks like.

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I created the panel for the inside of the card by doing an internal offset.  The ghost and stars were converted to print only to accent the Happy Halloween title (I removed the bats from the title before placing it on my panel).

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I’ll have a few more Halloween cards to share for my next Miss Kate’s post later this month.  If you make a project of your own with a Miss Kate’s file, be sure to share it on her Facebook Galleria so we can all ooh and aah over it.    And come at visit the blog, the store, Pinterest or Instagram for inspiration and great products.

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  1. Jeanette says:

    What a fun Halloween card!

  2. al donahue says:

    congratulations Kim, you know I think you’re amazing

  3. Denise Sayers says:

    Great idea to mount that shaped card on a base to make it easier for people to display. I like how that one turned out.

  4. nclights7 says:

    Bootiful job! Heehee!

  5. Kelly S says:

    Congratulations on the Miss Kate team! You’ll do wonders, no doubt, as they are gaining a star ♥ Your card is SPOOK-tacular!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Kelly. I can remember when I used to wonder how the heck to get on a DT. Now I’m on three! Lots of fun.

  6. Lynn McAuley says:

    Such a fabulously fun Halloween design, Kim!

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