Week of October 28th, 2012

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Spooky Skeleton Card and a Bonus Card

The week went so fast and I’m sorry to say I’m back with my final project for the week. I’ve added a bonus project for you at the end. The Spooky Skeleton card is something I made on my Gypsy literally just fooling around with some images. The card base is welded and I have a Gypsy file attached HERE for those of you who have one. If not, I have a few tips for you to make this without one. If you like the cut out frame look—you can cut two of the shifts of the frame , make a “hinge” with a 1.5” x 2” piece of paper folded in half and attach to the top to make a hinge. Then cut the top layer of the frame out twice and attach over the others to cover the hinge. This would give you the look without the Gypsy. If you don’t want to go to that trouble, you can just make your basic 5”x7” folded card, cut the frame out and attach to the front of the card. Other than that, there are no welds.


Frame—Happy Hauntings (I welded two 6.3 inch frames together). I cut the weld out in solid black and the grey/black glitter and layered them. I also the inside of the frame out in a script print. If you don’t have a Gypsy and using the “hinge” method I mentioned above, cut at 6”. If using the basic method, you will have to adjust the size of the frame to your card front. The two layers of the card base are Pop Dotted together.

Skeleton and Skeleton Shadow—Happy Hauntings 3.5”

Sign—Happy Hauntings 1” I cut this twice to get the black for the inside of the frame.

Spooky Stamp—Stamps of Life with white pigment ink

Chain on Skeleton can be found in the jewelry section of your craft store

Paper Line—Anna Griffin Halloween and DCWV Metallic’s in Silver

You will notice that in quite a few places on this card I cut things out and layered them without Pop Dots as I did in a earlier project this week. That is why you see two of everything on the mat.


When cutting small pieces like this it is always a good idea to leave them on the mat while assembling the layers. It holds down your base layer. Also a tweezers is a must!


Just a basic bow at the top and I added some of the negatives of the frame after I took them off the mat to the inside of the card.


And for the bonus project….I made this with my Imagine and the Imagine More Cards Cartridge and Wild Card Cartridge. This is for Joy, Melanie and all you that took the time to look at my projects and leave the incredible comments all week long. You really don’t know how much your kind words mean to me!

I have tried to answer everyone’s questions all week through emails and comments here, but if I missed someone or you still have a question, please feel free to contact me any time by emailing me. You can get my address on my Blog HERE. I will post some details of how I made this card on the Imagine on my Blog on Monday……but for now thanks again and I hope to see you again soon! Maria








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jennyplace2 said...

Wow, this is amazing! Wonderful TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Very cool wicked skeleton card! It just screams halloween. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Lee said...

Woo, great creations! Thanks for sharing! I will love creating new projects!

Holly Hudspeth said...

That skeleton card is so cool. Awesome detail and very inspiring. I like the decorated envelope on the scallop circle card.

Amy K said...

Your diecut flower on the back of your envie is very eyecatching! Nice touch!

Angie said...

The skeleton card is FABULOUS!!! Very cool! Great job and thanks for all of your work this week!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Spook-tacular card!!! I love it!!

Court said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing!! :)

6boyzmom said...

Awww your skeleton card is so cute! I am already subscribed so I guess that makes me a follower? Or a stalker?lol! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jan Foselli said...

I hope you have enjoyed your week here! What a spooky card! Great job!

Rhonda said...

Very cool! You did an awesome job all week!

Laurieinaz said...

Great card!

Ohhh Snap said...

Wonderful cards! Love the layers on the Halloween card and the images are just so pretty on the thank you card. Thank you for sharing with us this week :D.

Isabel Z said...

The spooky card is absolutely amazing. I love the detail.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Wow! For just fooling around with your Gypsy this came out great and Spooky! Thanks for the great projects this week.

Betty Fox said...

That is just cool! I really like this cart!

Amy said...

Wow, jusdt amazing! Love the layered skeleton--thanks for the tip about leaving it stuck to the mat for gluing. I always learn something new every time I read this blog!

adisaac said...

Amazing..... I can't imagine how excited somone would be to receive this card

GiGi said...

That skeleton card is AMAZING! I love all the different layers and the details. Great card!

chignon said...

Terrific creepy card! Nice details.

ellen s. said...

oh WOWO! awesome!

KidzNkritters said...

You have such great ideas! Thank you so much.

Ann said...

Both cards are truly awesome! Thanks for a wonderful week!
Mstgane
Ann

Vanessa said...

Your skeleton card is adorable! I love all the dimension. The other card is very pretty also. Thanks for sharing with us this week!

sucor said...

Your skeleton card is Awesome! I love how you embellished the envelope for your beautiful thank you card!
sucor_2@hotmail.com

Joy said...

What a cool skeleton card ! Spooky cute ! I LOVE the thank you card,it is GORGEOUS !!! I sure have enjoyed all your creations this week...TFS !!!
xoxo Joy

Celeste B. said...

Very good creation! I really like it a lot, TFS! :)

RAP said...

Very spooky!!! Great job

3dotsmom said...

Love this card, as I did all your creations this week!

I am going to have to start layering more, I love the effect.

Thanks for the inspiration this week.

Michelle M.

Donna Nguyen said...

Ooh, I love everything about it...the colors, the shape of card, the metallic paper! It's perfect for Halloween! ツ

Kelly Massman said...

That is one spooky card!
The flower card is really pretty!

AShu93 said...

This is a really terrific card. I just love the unusual shape! And your skeleton is just awesome.

4kids4 said...

LOVE your skeleton card...very cool!! I'm sorry to see you go...this was a fantastic week!! But I'll be checking on you...I'm now following your blog...tfs!

~Sharon C.

Jean said...

That is so cool!!! Wonderfully creative!

Jamie said...

Fabulous!! I love the dimention.

ShawnfromMN said...

Maria, I have loved your projects!! You are so very talented!!!

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Holy cow you are clever.... The skeleton card is awesome!
You have brought some great talent/creativity to this blog this week!!! I will definitely be following you!!

Trish

The Cropping Canuck said...

Very cool skeleton!

~*Joann*~ said...

Oh this a very spooky card! I love it, its amazing!!!!

Laney said...

What a GREAT card I am going to have to give this a try, thanks for sharing.

Kath said...

Thanks for a great week of ideas! I love them all.

Donna said...

Scary, I love it. Thanks for the wonderful week. You are so talented.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

love2create said...

Wow, that is one of the best halloween cards I've ever seen! Don't have this cart, but do have it on my wish list to get one of these days. Thanks so much for sharing your projects this week!
JeanH

Bonita said...

Very creative. Love the thank you card. So pretty. Thanks.

Megan H. said...

Super cute. Thanks for sharing your projects.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

The Kansas Stephens said...

SPOOKTACULAR!!!!!!!

Sandy said...

No bones about it, this is a really cute card.Looking forward to having things from you in the future.

Teresa said...

super cute and love the extra tips that help with assembly.
tbeard

Kel said...

very cool... very creepy.. I just happen to use metalic paper the other day to get a head on xmas stuff and it really is fun to use now and again! Great job.. TFS!

JenBenLola said...

The skeleton is fantastic. Great job! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

GreenScrap said...

That is super cool I love the metallic paper!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

janine_jepsen said...

You are SO COOL!!!! I'm hoping my HH cart shows up today so I can play with it this weekend. I've really enjoyed you this week...can you come back???

Janine

Shell said...

Wow! That paper is amazing & works so well for this card.

StefanieH said...

your card is amazing, i love it. TFS.

ScrappinT said...

Love the skeleton card! Wish I had a gypsy! I really loved the thank you card for the girls, it was just lovely.

Carrie K said...

Spooky card! Love it! Thanks for sharing all your projects this week. It has been fun! Now I have ANOTHER blog to follow!

Kelly said...

Love the skeleton card, but the Imagine card is awesome! TFS

candkleo said...

That card is JAW DROPPING! Fantastic work! This just may have sold me on getting a gypsy. I love the papers you used too. What an eye for design you have! Thanks for an incredible week! :) Kelly candkleo@msn.com

Lynn B said...

Great cards. I have enjoyed the gyspy files this week. Thanks!

Susan said...

Oh Maria - WOW! I love your spooky card; how awesome. Oh yes, girly, you are a TOUGH act to follow. I had better get to work!!! Thank you for a week of fabulous projects!!

xx Susan

Wonder Woman said...

What a little piece of art! Both are very cute but that skeleton is adorable!

Susan said...

What a fabulous card! That is a work of art! Your talent is amazing! So appreciate you sharing with us!
SusanJ in Atlanta

AprilsL8 said...

Love your cards! That Halloween one is great!!

Linda said...

Wow they are wonderful card. I love that skeleton. I downloaded the file but I am not sure were it went. Then I remembered I don't have that cartridge so it won't work anyway. Good reason to go out and get it right? LOL
Thanks for the wonderful ideas!
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Liliana said...

Amazing!Love, love, love the skeleton card! Fantastic job! TFS!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely completely an utterly adorable! I love it!!!

cdaily28 said...

Love the cards! I really enjoyed seeing your projects this week thanks for all the great ideas!!!

Denise said...

This card is spectacular!!!! I love the frame and skeleton. I have this cart. I'm going to have to scrap lift this!!! Thanks for the idea :)

Traci said...

Love Love Love the spooky card!

Traci
(NursetraciScrapper@gmail.com)

Bobbi said...

This is a great card. I love how spooky it looks. TFS

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wow! These are both such fabulous cards! I love how you made the skeleton card with the frames! I never thought to do that! That's why I come here for my inspiration!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

That is an awesome Skeleton card...love the dimension & the bonus card is so pretty

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

Eerie. Spooky. Dark ... but I so love it. It's been a great week of projects - thank you.

Tabitha said...

Very cute skeleton card. I love your Thank you card. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing this week.

Em'smom said...

creeeeepy coooool! Love it! thanks for the idea.
Lori

IRW Dana said...

You give great tips for your projects and cards. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

Tanya T said...

Wonder card...Loving the skeleton.
Thanks for sharing your techniques with us!
-Tanya
thomfam at inreach dot com

Mary - Biker Granny said...

I love your creations, and you have the patience of a Saint with all those small pieces of the layered skeleton! It's been great having you here this week and I'll be signing up to follow you on your own blog.

Glora said...

That turned out pretty spooky! Great job. I love the dimension.

MommaMcVic said...

Very cool- My girls would love to make this card with me.. I really have never seen anything like it.. I have to go show my girls! Would be a great Halloween invite too!!
Great job!
Kacee

mekei said...

scary

Lori said...

I have to say thanks for the tip - I never thought to leave the all the cuts on my mat and build on the mat so the small stuff doesn't get lost or so I but the glue on the correct side. Thanks ~lori

gallionlori at gmail dot com

Karen said...

What an amazing card. I love all the layers - and such a cool tip about assembling tiny cuts ON the Cricut mat! Brilliant - thanks so much.
Cheers, Karen
www alteredscrapbooking dot com

Hey Jude said...

Maria, sorry to see you go but I am sure Mel and Joy will invite you back you did a super job. Oh and the card really is scary
JSharer417 at aol dot com

JANLYNN said...

I have so enjoyed your projects this week. This skeleton card is spooky and cute at the same time thaks for shareing.

mary stuart said...

Darling skeleton card, Marie!
Love your work. Thanks for the tips for non-gypsy creations! Your week sure did go fast, but we can keep up with you on your blog. thanks for your link.

littlen said...

Wow! What an amazing card. I just got Happy Haunting and can't wait to start using it.

Debra said...

Wow! These are great! Thanks for the bonus work! You are incredible and I've enjoyed your time here.

motherloves3 said...

Love the skeleton card. You did an amazing job!

Anonymous said...

omg that card is so freakin awesome. love it...thnx for sharing

lynda p in calif

Kirsteen said...

Wow what a great card. It makes me think of the Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World - very spooky xx

Deanna said...

I love the card. I don't have happy hauntings but might try to recreate my own version of this. Thanks.

Just Me said...

The skeleton card is so cute.
I have enjoyed seeing your project this week. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

BekahSP said...

OMG - the skeleton card is amazing and Spooky Cool!!! You are very talented, keep up the great work. Thanks for the inspiration.

MommaSaid said...

Awesome cards! Thank you so much for sharing this week.

Tanya said...

Very cool skeleton card! I love it :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

scraphappy said...

Cool card! You are so creative. I am going to a scrapbook day tomorrow and I can hardly wait because you have inspired so much this week:) Hopefully I can get a lot of cards and lay outs finished.

ScrappyMama said...

Maria, your halloween card is very impressive but I LOVE the bonus project you shared with us...it is simply beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your great projects & your enthusiasm with us all week!

Ruth said...

I love this Halloween card, but unfortunately I bought the Oct 31 cart and not Happy Hauntings. It has been a fun week and you've had some grat projects. I also like the thank you card & look forward to seeing your instructions on Monday.

Thanks for your ideas this week

ShoppingTamii said...

what an awesome card!

pcrusberg said...

The skeleton looks like he's ready for some spooking! I really like the dark papers you chose for this card. Thanks, Pam

ps You've been a great designer this week! Thanks for that too.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

The skeleton card is adorable but the bonus card is the prettiest image I have seen from the Imagine!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Baba said...

Fabulous job on the skeleton! I adore it! And yes, it does look spooky, but that's what Halloween is all about.

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOHHHHH, so spooky!!!!! I adore this Maria! (you knew I would, didn't you? LOL) FABULOUS! Gorgeous thank you card, too. You need to come help me with my Imagine. So far I can't even get the paper to stick to the mat. LOL One of these days I'll have some time to mess with it, I guess. Your cards are just stunning! You've done an amazing job this week! xxD

Kathy said...

Love the cards! Looks like a lot of cutting and piecing, but totally worth it!

Teri Berrios said...

GREAT CARDS.....absolutely LOVE the Halloween one - it's fabulous!! Hugs, T

Linda said...

Very cool skeleton card. The thank you card is so sweet.
Thanks for all you do for us.
Linda in Stanwood

SherriC. said...

This is just amazing!!!!I really really really need to get this cart!!!
thanks for being here all week your projects have really inspired me.....

Kris in Alaska said...

Wowsers! Great card! Sorry to see you go too! Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

JenJack said...

What a work of art!

KTbirdiegirl said...

Great Halloween card! I love how you welded the shape and made it look like a frame/card! You're so creative! BTW, Joy will love your thank you card...love the envelope, too.
Kathryn

galvananahs said...

That is beautiful and SPOOKY!!!

Heidi said...

Ahh! I need to get this cartridge! It is so fun! What a great card, I love Halloween and all things related to it.

Jessica said...

What a great idea about leaving small cuts on the mat while you put them together! I wonder why I have't thought of that before? Oh well, thanks for that great idea!

Luv 2 Create said...

Spooky cute !!!! We have enjoyed your visit and hope to see more. I enjoyed every project this week. Thanks for sharing. The rose card is beautiful and appreciated.
Marcie

Donna said...

Love the bonus card! Beautiful, really!
Blessings, Donna

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

The skeleton card is super cool - spooky yet eerily elegant - great job!

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the Skelton card! It looks soooo cool! Your Imagine card is very pretty.... the flowers make it POP! Thanks for all your projects this week.... You make some AWESOME crafts! :o)

Crhiga said...

Awesome Halloween card!! Thanks for a great week of projects!!!

Carol

Noelle said...

what an amazing card! Thanks for all your inspiration this week!

WendySGC said...

WOW - is right - I am jealous that I don't have this kind of time to play.

WendySGC at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

What an amazing card!!! I have to invest in the Gypsy I think I will do so much more crafting with it. Thanks for a great week of projects!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

SHELLEE said...

LOVE this! Your creativity is very inspiring! Hope we see you again soon!
Shellee

The Hendrys said...

Very cute cards. Thanks for the tutorial!

winniepooh95 said...

Wow! I love the skeleton card!!

Wendy Raffin said...

I am sorry to see this is your last day! You have done amazing work and so generously shared the gypsy files. So kind, and super job!

Diana said...

COOL idea!

Glenda Joy said...

Gorgeous thank you card. Those roses are stunning.

TheLastOfNine said...

It was nice to see your work. See you on your blog. Have a great weekend all.
Gloria H

Drew and Kristin said...

I like how you pop-dotted the skeleton. It really adds to the card!

~ Kristin

Manhattan Mandie said...

W O W ! Is all I can say!!!! That is incredible!

nanapuddin said...

Love it!! My grandson would love it!! TFS! wish I had Happy Hauntings!!

Brigitte said...

Wow, it think your card is awesome!!! All the project you show us this week are wonderful! Thanks so much for taking the time to share.

Denise said...

These cards are amazing! Wonderful job!

sandpaperxsilk at hotmail dot com

*Star said...

Wow, Awesome cards! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Wendy said...

Your skeleton card is AMAZING! And the bonus card is lovely....

Cyd said...

Excellent spooky card. TFS!

Charlene said...

I love your Imagine card. TFS!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Anonymous said...

Great projects.
Erin K.
ekell77 at hotmail dot com

Marty said...

Thanks for sharing this week all your talent and inspiration have been wonderful.

TeresaK said...

That is the most amazing card...you saved the best for last! LOVE IT! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us this week!

jengd said...

Fab card! Thanks for all of your inspiration this week!

Santaread said...

WOW great cards.

Shelly said...

So cute! Very cool skeleton.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

How cute

Sharon said...

Awesom skeleton card!!!! The Thank You care is beautiful!! I have really enjoyed your projects this week. Thanks so much for sharing them with us! :)

Dawn said...

love it. lots of work, but great

Lynn B. said...

Your skeleton card is really amazing!

lpboyles(at)gmail(dot)com

debbie said...

Wicked cool skeleton....and I just LUV the metallic paper. Awesome job! Thanks for all the details.

Stephanie said...

I am now following your blog! Enjoy it so much!!

Stephanie said...

What a cute creation. I love that skeleton!!

kim.mom said...

AMAZING!!! Hope you do another week sometime soon!

Eileen said...

What an amazing dimensional card!

Jen Chadwick said...

Too cute on the skeleton! Really like the card, too!

Thanks for sharing!

- - Sheryl - - said...

i love this! all the layers - and a great tip! TFS with us

Sandy Bayles said...

This is my favorite of all cards made this Halloween. I just love the card and black and white made a great effect....... Can this file be gotten. I have a Gypsy......
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

Cynthia B. said...

Wow this card is amazing! So much spooky detail- love it!

mississchic said...

Nice paper. mississchic@ yahoo dotcom

dianne said...

Very cool skeleton card!!! Gotta scraplift this one. Thanks for sharing the Gypsp file ;).

Ellie said...

your details are amazing, thanks for sharing! just amazing! Ellie

Allison said...

Cool card!

jennydecuir said...

Love the silver paper for the base of the skeleton. Great job!

leo229 said...

i would love to win the cartridge. This is such a cute card. I wish I could be as talented as you are. you are amazing.
luzoliva1@gmail.com

farmlifewife said...

Best Halloween card I've seen yet!

Karen said...

What a spooktacular card. Love the skeleton and the frame look of it! Thanks for sharing how to do it for those of us who do not have a gypsy yet.

Tammy said...

Wow...both are really neat!
smiles...Tammy

Heather said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the skeleton card. Coolest Halloween card I have seen so far. TFS

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you so much for sharing with us. You do amazing projects and thanks for sharing how you made them.

Maria said...

Wow! Another gorgeous creation!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jamie said...

both cards are wonderful.. thanks so much for sharing!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job on that skelaton! TFS

paty08 said...

Awesome card, very creative. I love it. Thanks for sharing....
pmonte08@yahoo.com

katieb'screativeendeavors said...

Awesome skeleton card-painstaking work putting all the bones on!

Joann said...

Wow awesome card. Thank you for sharing with us this week.

Joann
joannmarch

TeresaM said...

Wow, That skeleton card is AMAZING!!

DebJoAl said...

Love the spooky skeleton card!

gmaJ said...

Maria, that skeleton card is so "Halloween"! Thanks for the tip about leaving the base on the mat while a$$sembling, I never would of thought of that! The other card you made is so pretty too, it looks dimensional almost the way the flowers are! Enjoyed your projects this week!

Carissa said...

That skeleton is AMAZING! I can't believe you designed that! So great!
carissawiley at gmail dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...these cards are fantastic! Love that skeleton.

jacobsonbruce said...

I love, love, love how you did the skeleton. I think I may have to break down & buy Happy Hauntings!
~Margo Jacobson
(go-go)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I would have never thought of making a skeleton in a frame. Keep up the great work and TY for the chance at winning this cart.
Scrappygirl78

scrappy girl said...

TY for the chance at this cart.

Scrappin Melissa said...

very detailed! love it

Paula said...

I love this!!! I am not into card making but love to incorporate these items on my layouts! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love this card. Thanks for sharing the file.

Marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

CyndiU said...

Your work is absolutely inspiring. Still out on the Imagine, but I do love how you are using it. TFS

BAHGL said...

That is a really cool project! Thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

Wow! This card is so cool! Anna
tinemorp at hotmail dot com

carol525 said...

LOVED THEM ALL.will be new projects. thank you for sharing..

Anonymous said...

Just Love your Skeleton Card!
Carol
ottersL@pacbell.net

crafty queen said...

Awesome idea leaving the pieces on the mat and assembling them next to it. Thanks
gdobberteen@yahoo.com

**Treefrog** said...

Absolutely wonderful cards, both ends of the spectrum! Love how you did the skeleton card, I may have to try it! TFS

Lisa B said...

The skeleton card is very spooky looking. Great job!

Donna VW said...

This is great!

LeAnn said...

Just discovered your blog after taking a class today to learn more about my Cricut. Will definitely bookmark!!

felkatz said...

love the skeleton card!!! sooo nice.. i have yet to use metalic papers!

felkatz at gmail dot com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Super cool Spooky Skeleton card
rebecca minor
buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom

jandokan said...

Your skeleton card is stinkin' cute :D
and the rose card is beautiful!
tfs, hugs Anja

if you've time, check my blog for the Breast Cancer Awareness/Girl Power Blog Hop

Morti said...

I'm trying to talk my other half into getting a cricut, and this skeleton card might just win the argument - brilliant!

Kitkat36 said...

Wow this is just awesome. My teens would love this.

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