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Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Halloween Card

Hi my name is Maria. I have been crafting my entire life and scrapbooking for the past 10+ years. When the Original Cricut first came out, of course, I had to have to the new tool of the block—but it wasn’t until I got my Expression--of course when it first came out--that I caught the “BUG”! Over the past few years, I have been blessed with many amazing opportunities in the scrapbook field. One of those was attending Summer CHA and meeting Joy and Melanie where they asked me to be a Guest Designer this week. I’m going to focus primarily on projects for Halloween this week. Thanks Joy and Melanie!

For Simple Card Monday I have a card that I made on the Gypsy, but can easily be reproduced if you don’t have one with only a few small changes. If you a Gypsy, I have added a file for you. Click HERE to get it.

The dimensions given below are if you don’t have a Gypsy:

The scallop square and rings are basic shapes and can be found on many cartridges if you don't have the ones listed.

Card Base—Just Because Cards 7”

Top of Card Base—Just Because Cards 7”

Rings (Silver)—Plantin Schoolbook, Discard Middle 1”

Rings (Purple)—Plantin Schoolbook Discard Ring 1”

Halloween Shapes—Pumpkin Carvings 1”

Inside Orange—7 x 7.5”

Scallop Square—Accent Essentials 2.5”

Boo—Pumpkin Carvings 2”

Happy Halloween—Happy Hauntings 1.0

Bugs—Happy Hauntings 7.0”


On the Gypsy file the holes are actually cut out of the black top layer to let the purple show through and there is no need to cut the rings in purple or the Happy Halloween in purple.


Sheer orange ribbon was added to the card top before adhering to the base. Scor-tape was put along the edge of the card. Instead of a pleat method, I used a pinching method to make the ruffle.


Since the paper I used to cut the orange Halloween circles had a white core, I used Copic markers along the edge of the circles.


Inside the card is a pop-up mechanism for the Boo element. Before adhering the orange inside the card I cut two 1.5” slits vertically in the middle of the card leaving 1” in between to make the pop-up mechanism.

Small orange crystals were added to the front of the card.

See you tomorrow with a Halloween Layout!



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191 comments:

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

this is super super cute....love it!

Susan said...

This is amazing... and that is your simple card? Thanks for being here this week Maria!

xx Susan

Donna VW said...

Wow! This is fabulous!

Jamie said...

Great card!! Very creative.

Dana said...

I love how you used so many images on one card! Nice job!

sillyp said...

Wow, that was alot of work. I don't own a gypsy...YET...but I will try this concept on a card this week. /thanks Maria.

Katie said...

LOVE this card!!!

3dotsmom said...

Wow, what a great card!!

Darn it, last week I saw Capedia us the pumpkin carving cartridge and now you - I thought for sure this is a cartridge I would not need, no I am thinking twice.

Can't wait to see the rest of your projects.

Thhanks,
Michelle

craftaholic said...

Very cute and love your blog site!!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

Rexann

4kids4 said...

Very cool card!! I just love Halloween...can't wait to see what you do next! TFS

Denise said...

What an amazing card!!!! Wow, wow wow!!! I love all the images in the front and the way the sentiment pops up inside...pure awesomeness!!!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Really cute card. I need to try that card base!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Bobbi said...

Such a cute card. I wish I had Happy Haunting so I could use your file but I will have try to recreate with a different cart. TFS

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Cute card! I like to pop up element. TFS!

Amy Chomas said...

Maria! This turned out awesome! You go girl! You think of so much cool stuff to do with the Gypsy! I need to get mine out, eeeek!

shari said...

Awesome card Maria! Shari (cricutrookie)

Jingle said...

I SO love this card! It is really fantastic!

GreenScrap said...

That is such a pretty card I love it!! I have the gypsy but I don't have those cartridges but i think I can make something with the ones I got. TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Kel said...

very cute.. Love the inside feature too!

Robyn said...

That is sooooo awesome Maria!! Great job!!

Hugs,
Robyn

Court said...

Fun! Great job!

Deb with Dogs said...

WOW - WOW - WOW!!! I really like it - awesome creativity! Just great!

Anonymous said...

Very cool!

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

scraphappy said...

What a beautiful card!

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Love the card. thanks

Angie said...

Super cute. Love the ribbon and the inside! Super cute!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What an awesome card! Thanks so much for sharing!

mrsgeek said...

Such a cool card

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wow! What a fabulous card! It is just gorgeous! I love how you added the ribbon along the bottom!

ShoppingTamii said...

that card is SO awesome!

Glora said...

Fun idea. I love the ribbon.

The Hendrys said...

Very cute card. I really love the inside too!

christana08 said...

i love the inside!

Megan H. said...

Wow super card. Looks awesome.
Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Dawn said...

that was great. thanks for sharing. very nice.

Abbie said...

Very creative Halloween card! Love it.

Cindy McVey said...

Super cute! I expecially love the inside!

~Army Wife Molly~ said...

Wow! I wouldn't even know where to begin to make that card! It is so cool!! Love it!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Great card
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom

Scrapper69 said...

What a really COOL looking card Maria! I don't know if I would call it simple! LOL But I do LOVE IT! :o)

Hey Jude said...

Great card, I love all the detail in it thank you so much for sharing. Judy

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Wow, awesome card! Especially love the inside with the orange paper and the pop up effect. Great job! And welcome to Everyday Cricut. Can't wait to see what you have for the rest of the week.

coupondenise at live dot com

Carrie K said...

very nice! Can't wait for more!

DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo fabulous, Maria! Love the vintage look and the pop up inside. We sure know all about pop ups, don't we? LOL Love this! xxD

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! Love all the details! Thanks for sharing!

*Star said...

amazing card! I love everything about it!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Brigitte said...

What a beautiful card!!! I wonder what your more complicated project will look like, lol! Great job.

Anonymous said...

Maria, this is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us the rest of the week!

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

THis is so original and terrific. Thanks for all the great ideas. You are awesome and I cant wait to see all the other goodies youll be posting this week.

Crhiga said...

Lovely Halloween card!!! Thanks for sharing.

Carol

Sarah B. said...

Beautiful! I can't believe that's your simple card! LOL! It's great!

Sarah

Cathy H. said...

Really cute Halloween card! Will look forward to the rest of the week!

Wendy said...

This is fabulous! Glad to have you on board this week, Maria, and I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Beverly said...

What a cute card! I am really looking forward to seeing your creations this week, Maria!

J Jo said...

Love the popup!

Just Me said...

That is an adorably cute card.

Jessica said...

What a beautiful card! Simple...I can't wait to see the rest! Thanks

Sandra said...

what a great card!
Sandra

Maria said...

Thanks for all the GREAT comments everyone! You have really made me feel welcome...and sorry I guess there isn't much about me in any shape or form that is simple, LOL!

DebJoAl said...

Very cute! Love all the Halloween shapes on 1 card!!

Donna Parker - donna@parker99.com said...

What a cute card. This is one anyone would be thrilled to receive!

Nitasha said...

Too cute! Gorgeous inside and out!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great card! Loving the ruffles :D. TFS!

mississchic said...

Thanks. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

jengd said...

Wow! What a card! I love those "medallions" on it and the ribbon looks fantastic!

Lynn B said...

Really great card! Love the different cuts.

Ryansmaama said...

Love this card. Thanks for sharing.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Summer Braxton said...

Such a unique card. Love it!

sleigh said...

Great card! I got the Pumpkin Carving cart and love it :)

Amy said...

Wow, cool Halloween card. And thanks for including instructions for those of us who don't have the Gypsy!

RAP said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Tabitha said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to more of your projects this week.

Kath said...

That is sooo cute - thanks for the file!

Mary - Biker Granny said...

Very creative card - can't wait to see your next project! Also want to congratulate Suz on winning last week's giveaway...enjoy it!

Suzy said...

How cute! Love the pop up! :)

Vicki said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing.

brandy c said...

This is really adorable! I love it!
xoxo
brandy

Kelly Massman said...

Awesome project!

Debra said...

Sweet! It's a great card! Welcome to Everyday Cricut.

Carissa said...

I think I'll have to try the "pinch" method. The card looks great. I'm excited to see what's in store for us this week.
carissawiley at gmail dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

This card is sooooo cute!!! Love the inside too

Noelle said...

What a great card! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy Bayles said...

Wonderful job.....I love the card.
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

Jen Chadwick said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!

jen_chadwick at hotmail dot com

janine_jepsen said...

I love Halloween projects~just wish I had more time. Also wish I had a Gypsy but that is another story. Looking forward to your creations!
Janine

Em'smom said...

very cool! love it
Lori

Liz said...

Really cute card. Can't wait to see the layout.

Sharon said...

This is just wonderful!! I love it! :)

Kristie Maynard said...

Great card! TFS

**Treefrog** said...

What a great card and a great tutorial! Love how you did the ribbon! TFS

jennydecuir said...

Very "cute" card!

JANLYNN said...

Welcome Maria. We are all looking forward to your projects. I love pop up cards. Thanks for shareing.

Mary Ellen said...

That's a great card. The circles almost look like patches in the picture. Thanks for all the instructions also.

Sanguinartears said...

Cool card. I really like how the Boo pops out. TFS :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I absolutely love it.

flscraplady said...

This is too cute!!

Laney said...

Really great card very spooky, thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

Oh my goodness, such delicate cuts! What a great card. TFS! Anna
tinemorp at hotmail dot com

Joyce L. said...

So cute! Thanks so much for sharing. Love the way the circles show the purple! Have a great week!
jdwlo

Heather said...

Very cute card!

Deanna said...

What a great card. I love it. Fantastic detail.

ScrappyMama said...

Great card...thanks for the inspiration!

crafty queen said...

I way love this card!!!

Shelly said...

Very cute card and super creative!

Scrappin Melissa said...

This is absolutely darling! Thanks for the cut file!

barbsmith2536 said...

Great card.

Barb from Toronto, Canada
barbsmith2536@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This is a great card.
Thanks for sharing.
Erin k.
ekell77 at hotmail dot com

TeacherMom said...

Great project!!!! Thanks also for the wonderful directions--I love when you all make it so easy to scraplift your ideas!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to your next project!!!

Amy said...

Neato!

Charlene said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

scraptraci said...

what a cute card Maria. Very creative as always

traci

K Led said...

What a great card, I love the paper and the pop up inside is adorable.

Carie Ledbetter

Melinda said...

That is too cute! I just got my E and have been blog hopping to see all the cool things people can make with it. Thanks for the visual..great job!

Lacey Herring said...

Very cute!!!

Lisa B said...

Very cute card. I love the pop up greeting inside.

chignon said...

I adore pop-ups! Your card is wonderful and I really like the orange ribbon.

SherriC. said...

Love it!!!! thanks so much for sharing the file too!!!

Cynthia B. said...

This card has everything...ribbon, bling, great use of the Cricut...awesome job with this! Thanks for sharing!

MrsPaperRose said...

Fabulous card! It's very unique and thank you for sharing the file!

AZOWEN said...

So glad I have this cart. Can't wait to try this card. Thanks for the inspiration

juli (sweetpz) said...

gorgeous card! love it!
hugs
juli

PattiG said...

Awesome!!!!!

Ola said...

This is a fabulous card... and if this is your simple, I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Wow!!! :) What a fancy card!

Thanks for sharing (I appreciate all the cuts and detailed instructions),

Jennifer

Wendy Raffin said...

This is soo cute. I love the smaller pop up! It is hard to creat something that is no so overwhelming sometimes and you nailed it! Great job.

littlen said...

This is a great card. TFS.

adisaac said...

great card

ellen s. said...

wow that is amazing detail!

Corrie M. said...

Love the pop up, this is a fantastic card!

Former Hawaii Girl

Holly said...

So creative!!!!

Lisa said...

Welcome Maria!!!! This card is gorgeous! Love everything about it. Look forward to seeing what else you have planned for the rest of the week! Thanks so much for sharing and the wonderful inspiration!

Crafty Hugs,
LisaRN499

Joy said...

Oh too cute !!! Love the circle cut outs and the inside is so cute !! Can't wait to see your creations this week !!!
xoxo Joy

Cheri said...

Love it!

Linda said...

This is amazing. Thanks for all the directions.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Rhonda said...

Cute card! Can't wait to see what else you do!

Kelly said...

Love this card! TFS

Chris Wooten said...

really great!!!! thanks for sharing. i can use all the inspiration you throw out, lol.

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
chris

debbie said...

Love these projects....Halloween is my runner up favorite holiday (next to Christmas) love Harry the dog :0)

Donna said...

Wow, this is a very creative, awesome card. TFS.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

AShu93 said...

This is a great card. I like the shape & the fun way you added the ribbon.

TheLastOfNine said...

Nice touch with the "boo" popping out.
Gloris H

Kim. said...

A really lovely card and I love the fun pop up inside.
Kim xXx

mary stuart said...

At first i though you used Girl Scout badges on the card! It turned out cute and i can use that for my daughters' GS scrap pages, too!
Thanks for making is easy for non-gypsy owners.
Love your work!

cdaily28 said...

Love the card!

Rachel said...

Wow! Very cute, not so simple. Can't wait to see what else you make!
~Rachel in Sacramento

Susan said...

Fabulous! Tremendous amount of work ~ and we're all soooo glad you did it! Love the inside of your card ~ such detail!
SusanJ

Angela said...

Glad you are here. This is such an awesome card. Can't wait to see all this week's creations.

Laurieinaz said...

Such a cute card. TFS.

Tanya T said...

What a sweet card! Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us!
-Tanya
thomfam at inreach dot com

ScrappinT said...

What a cute card!

Karen said...

Halloween is so fun to craft!!! Love your work, I have only been into scrapbooking & cardmaking a short time but the talent I see on these blogs is AMAZING!!!!!
Thanks
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

MommaMcVic said...

LOVE the use of ribbon cut card! Ive never seen that before!
Kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

Wow - this is quite intricate - Great Job Maria!

Carrie T said...

Awesome Card!!

JenBenLola said...

Wow, great card! :o) JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What a cool card. If this is your simple card, I have to see what your fancy card looks like. TFS.

Chao
cmouber@hotmail.com

Drew and Kristin said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer! I love the card you made...very creative!

~Kristin

JenJack said...

I usually don't have the patience for cards, but I may have to give this one a try! Too cute!

cfine said...

Love this idea! I just got Pumpkin Carvings so I'm going to try this. I also like the pop up feature, I'll have to have a go at that too!

MissScrapAlot said...

Love it, thanks for the ideas!!!!

wyme98@yahoo.com

pcrusberg said...

Oh, I really like this card. All of the Happy Hauntings creatures make it great. Thanks!

Manders said...

fun ideas I'm hoping to start getting thing for my new space I love my cricut and would be nice to take it out of the closet

cinmfoster said...

Cute card

Jan Foselli said...

Awesome card! I love the pop up in the inside of the card.

Theresa said...

fantastic card! how creative!

Marty said...

Thanks for sharing with us this week Maria. Your card is stunning!

StefanieH said...

cute card, i love the way you did the ribbon.

J said...

I was blown away by your tutorial. What a great project. I can't wait to try it out with my Cricut.

Thanks Maria for all your work and inspiration.

Jane

Kris in Alaska said...

Awesome card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

creativeprincess said...

I love how you did the ribbon on this card. Thanks fro sharing!
Tara

thecreativeprincess at hotmail dot com

Terrie L said...

OH, how cute is that!
Love the ruffled lace!

Joann said...

Great card. thank you for sharing.

Joann
joannmarch

AprilsL8 said...

Love the card!!

gmaJ said...

This is a very cute card!! I love the way you did the circles with the rings around them! Sets them off!

Paula said...

This is adorable. I think I am going to steal it to make Christmas cards, with a christmas theme, of course!! Thanks.

Wonder Woman said...

This is a really cool layout.

Never a dull moment said...

Such an amazing card... thanks for sharing it!

Jamie said...

Great card.. it looks wonderful .. and i LOVE the pop up "boo" in the inside of the card. thanks so much for sharing such a great card!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

craftin-dawn said...

late with my comment post, been sick in bed with bad cold, hate being sick! Love your card very cute!

Kirsteen said...

aw that is so cute - I think I may have caught the 'bug' too lol

Allison said...

LOVE the pop-up "boo"!

Sonia said...

This is really nice. Thank You!

TeresaK said...

I just love that card! Such a good idea! Thank you for sharing!

JoyLynn said...

Awesome! Love the papers and the simplicity of the circles. Halloween is SO FUN!

MommaMcVic said...

Oh so very cute!
Kacee

Heidi said...

this is amazing!!! what a great experience we have had to see your craftiness! looking forward to more of your posts!

leo229 said...

great card, its not so simply though...lol.
Luzoliva1@gmail.com

jacobsonbruce said...

This is really adorable. You did a great job.
~Margo Jacobson (go-go)

BAHGL said...

AMAZING detail on your card!

felkatz said...

very cute!!


felkatz at gmail dot com

Kim. said...

This card is really effective, love the concept and the inside pop up.
Kim xXx

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