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Monday, October 8, 2012

Challenge #3: Halloween Cards

Welcome to the third challenge on this new challenge blog.  We are so happy you've joined us and can't wait to see what you've created.  Please be sure that your entry is contains at least one SVG (or similar) file.  Cartridge cut projects do not qualify.  The theme for this two week challenge is:

Prize for this challenge is a $5 Gift Certificate for SVG files
from the Creative Pointe's ON LINE STORE.
You'll find over 100 SVG files/sets available for all your paper crafting projects. 
Lots of free SVGs too!
Winner will be randomly chosen from all submissions.
One extra special entry will receive the"Creative Choice" button.

Ready for some inspiration?  Let's take a look at what the Design Team created using SVG diecuts.  For detailed information and/or instructions, please click on their blog link.

Octavia from T's CORNER FOR SCRAPPIN' created this card using the HALLOWEEN SET ONE SVG file from The Creative Pointe.  The bats were stamped on and embossed with Versamark and Martha Stewart Onyx embossing powder.  The “Witching You a happy HALLOWEEN” was stamped on with Versamark and embossed with Martha Stewart White embossing powder.  You can't tell by the photo but the witch is actually on a homemade spring wobble...she moves!!  Octavia says "The paper just goes to show that you should hold on to all your scraps.  I have had this paper for 4 or 5 years I’m sure!  It was perfect for this card!  The color and the trees just seem to make the card “pop.”
The inside of the card shows two arched cats from the Halloween Set One also.  "I cut these and covered them with Studio G Glitter Flocking….just for that fuzzy feel.  The eyes were put on with Yellow Stickles."

Victoria from PAPER SQUIRREL made a card using the HAUNTED HOUSE SVG.  She says "Isn't this file from The Creative Pointe great?  This card actually was very simple since the cut file does most of the work!  I cut my house from some black and grey damask paper, the front door and bat from a recycled Christmas card, and the moon from some orange background paper.  One of my favorite things about working with SVG files and Sure-Cuts-A-Lot (SCAL), is that I can see exactly how everything will lay out on my mat and I only had to cut ONCE for this whole card!"

Carolyn from GRANNY MA's CREATIVE BLOG got busy and created two cute cards using the HAUNTED HOUSE  and had this to say about the card pictured above:  "This is a standard card that I placed the haunted house on.  I cut out a fence SVG found on the MTC software library; and the ghost and Boo title is one I created." 
The card Carolyn created (shown above) is a step-card that also used the HAUNTED HOUSE SVG file by the Creative Pointe.  Here's what she had to say:  "The two ghosts in the front are by Cr8tive Cutz and the pumpkin border is by Heather M.  Cardstock from Stampin Up and Wal-Mart."

Penny from PENNY DUNCAN CREATIONS created this easel card using a variety of cut files.  "I really had ALOT of fun creating this.....I made up a new file and used some of my older well as used a few from Creative Pointe's HALLOWEEN SET TWO .  So to create this FUN card...I started out my base using some of the Core Impressions from Graphic 45 Coordinations Patterned Paper that was already embossed and used my sanding block to remove some of the color off the top of half of the card give the affect of the ground and sky......  I then took all the files I created and chose for this creation into Sure Cuts Alot 3 and cut each of them out with my Silver Bullet Pro Cutter.....using regular cardstock in brown, orange, white &'s after they were cut that I distressed them in different ways.....was lots and lots of fun!!!!  On the fence I used an embossing folder from The Paper Studio which is Hobby Lobby's store brand of embossing folders in the wood grain...I like the finer grain of this design....I distressed the edges of the pickets with ink in a darker brown....used foam squares to give more of a dimensional look......
The big moon I just made a big circle and cut in orange then distressed the edges with distress inks and a TH distressing sponge......I then coated with Versamark Dazzle in Champagne color and then coated with clear embossing powder and heat lets the moon sparkle a bit.......I gotta's the first time using a Versamark Dazzle pad....have used the regular ones a lot but not the Dazzle....I REALLY like it!!!!  I used this pad on the ghosts the word circle the black layer behind the word circle....and also on the tombstone......I really really like how it made the tombstone look......makes it look like granite I think.....
On the word circle...I wrote out the words with a Sharpie and the Pen Tool and my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter....then I colored them with 2 of my Distress Markers...then sprayed with water to allow the markers to bleed and then dried with my heat gave it just the look I was wanting....then I hit the edges with some dark brown ink and then coated with the dazzle Versamark pad....coated with clear embossing powder and heat it a bit of a spooky grungy look...don't ya think!!
For the owl I hit the background piece with a dark brown ink pad and then layered the body over the top....used an orange and brown Dick Blick alcohol marker to color the beak on the owl.....then attached him like he is perched in the branches of the bare tree.....he's watching all the trick or treaters!! ;)  
I then took my Distresser from Zutter and distressed the edges of the background piece before attaching all the pieces for the card.......on the inside of the card I used some grey and orange cardstock with a bit of brown and a bat border I have........Voila!!!  Complete.....So I REALLY hope you like it...I think it turned out really FUN!!!!!"

Shelissa from SHELISSA'S CRAFT STUDIO created this spooky sparkly card whose base has a chillingly cute curved top and bottom.  She used the CANDY CORN HALLOWEEN HEADING along with lots of other great elements to create it.
Here's a peek at the inside
A view of the entire outside
A close up of the back

Pam from MZLAVR2's CREATIONS created this card using the tombstone file from HALLOWEEN SET TWO.

Tina from TINA'S SCRAP CORNER created this 6 x 6 card using HALLOWEEN SET TWO and says this about it:  "When I think of Halloween the first thing that comes to mind is to Trick or Treat. So this card portrays that a little bit. The bats are tricking the ghosts or the ghosts are tricking the bats but the treat is the card that was made with some great files from The Creative Pointe. The black sparkle cardstock worked fantastic for this card and the files cut so well. Happy Halloween!"

Cindy from THE CREATIVE POINTE  used the witch from HALLOWEEN SET ONE to create this tent topper card which she says "makes the moon and witch really stand out.  I embossed the purple cardstock to make it look windy and added a SVG graveyard scene.  The "BOO" letters came from a new Creative Pointe FREEBIE FILE.  Hope you'll head over to my blog for more details."

Now it's your turn to show us your creation!  Link up below and you may win...


  1. These are all GREAT projects! You ladies are wonderful and thanks for sharing. When I run out of ideas I know where to go!