Howl-o-ween Treat Halloween Card For The Paper Players

by Joanne James23. August 2015 10:00

It's Sunday and you know what that means: time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! This week it is my turn to host and I have my very first sketch challenge for you:


You know how much I love a sketch challenge - it's so exciting to have designed my first one for you to play along with this week! I am still pre-occupied with my pre-order goodies, so I decided to use this week's Color Throwdown colours to create not something floral as per the inspiration photo, rather a decidedly spooky Halloween treat for you. Here's my card:

So many lovely things to share on my card this week! The background paper is a piece of the new Halloween DSP pack 'Happy Haunting' - there are some great patterns in this pack. For the large circle on my sketch, I used one of the new Spider Web doilies - I think these may be my actual most favourite Halloween product in the new catalogue! They are so dramatic and such great value, at just £4.25 for a pack of 24. I will be using these everywhere! for the smaller circle, I just had to use the owl from the Howl-o-ween Treat set - isn't he adorable?! The stamp set comes with a co-ordinating set of 'Boo To You' framelits dies and what's more they are available as a bundle too - great news! The framelits are a must as they make cutting out the shapes, such as the wand, the pumpkin basket and the hat, so easy. This card is choc full of texture too: I accented the eyes with a couple of round Itty Bitty Epoxy Sticker Accents and stamped the hat in Versamark and heat embossed it in black to add a lovely shine against the Cucumber Crush cardstock of the hat - you can see it better here in this close-up photo:

I also used the awesome new black glimmer paper for my sentiment, again cut out using my Big Shot and the 'Boo To You' framelits. Just look at how sparkly it is: 

Lastly, I added a Cucumber Crush banner punched with my Triple Banner Punch and the Confetti Stars Border Punch and I infilled the star shapes by paper-piecing with black glimmer paper stars for added sparkle. I also decorated the inside of my card and what's more, remembered to take a photo of it:

How cute is that?! I hope you like today's Halloween card and that it has you even more excited for the fun things still to come in the new seasonal catalogue. Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile - on leave
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing how you choose to interpret my sketch on your cards in the gallery this week. I'll be spending today in the garden; yesterday's BBQ and vegetarian menu was a huge success, so today we are following that with another lunch of vegetables from our garden - with sausages too though, of the meat variety! 

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

* Howl-o-ween treat - available September 1st

* Boo To You Framelits - available September 1st

* Spider Web Doilies - available September 1st

* Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper - available September 1st

* Black Glimmer Paper - available September 1st

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (8) -

Laurie United States
8/23/2015 11:09:49 PM #

I LOVE this Halloween card! The new products are amazing....I love that owl. Great card and sketch challenge, Joanne!

VicckieZUnited States
8/24/2015 11:34:53 PM #

Yes....these colors are perfectt for Halloweeen and it's getting to bee that time year!  Cute card! So glad you joined us at CTD!

BroniUnited States
8/24/2015 11:48:08 PM #

This is such a great combination of the challenges!  Love this super cute Halloween card!  I'm so glad you joined us this week at the Color Throwdown!

Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
8/25/2015 1:07:38 AM #

What a cute Halloween creation...inside and out!  Love all the new SU goodies you used!  Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
8/25/2015 10:21:36 PM #

What a plethora of Halloween goodies on display here, Joanne!  Love the bold splash of Cucumber Crush and the darling way you've incorporated stars into the design.  Such a fantastic sketch and you've outdone yourself here!  Bravo!

Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
8/27/2015 12:12:20 AM #

Wow, what a fun card, Joanne! So many great elements. I really surprised at how large the owl and hat images are, and the sentiment for that matter. I thought they were much smaller, but they make for a very happy, bold card!

Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
8/27/2015 12:15:40 AM #

Oh ps: great sketch!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/6/2015 9:30:32 PM #

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Halloween card!!!!!!!!!  I now know I must order this set.  I just keep looking back at every detail!  I hope you don't mind if I CASE this for a grand child card!  XX

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