Have A Hoot Peek A Boo Clean and Simple Halloween Card

by Joanne James16. October 2021 09:00

Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card for the current challenge over at Addicted to CAS where the code word is 'Spooky':

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I'm also linking up with the ladies over at Retro Rubber where the theme is 'anything goes' and at SUO Challenges where the theme is Halloween too. Whilst digging around in my retired stamp collection the other week, since this is where most of my Halloween stamps are to be found, I remembered there were three different Halloween owls in last year's 'Have A Hoot' stamp set from September 2020 and decided to use it to try a really easy fun fold Peek-A-Boo style card that I had seen Jennifer McGuire make ages ago that I wanted to have a go at. Here's what the card looks like closed:


Then as you open the card, it reveals either another image or message - I went with a 'boo' courtesy of the owl hiding behind the pumpkin:


Perfect for the challenge over at Just Add Ink this week where they are all about moving parts too. Here's a short video clip so that you can actually see how the peek-a-boo mechanism works:

Isn't that fun?! I embossed the front of my card with my retired cobweb embossing folder to add to the spooky vibe; I'm hoping this doesn't take away too much from the CAS aspect of my card and my 'white space'. Here's a close-up of that mischievous owl:


No visual summary of the key products used on today's project since they are all retired; it was fun to take a trip into the retired box to create this super simple card to share with you today.

Enjoy your day; I'm off to the hockey pitch side lines! I'll be back tomorrow with my card for our new challenge at the Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Have-A-Hoot stamp set (retired)
  • Cobweb Embossing Folder (retired)
  • Stampin' Blends - various

Comments (10) -

Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
10/17/2021 5:57:17 AM #

This is such a fun interactive moving element Joanne, super cute too! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.x


VickyUnited Kingdom
10/17/2021 11:00:16 AM #

I always like to see The Crafty Owl  feature an owl on her cards Joanne and this one is brilliant with its fun surprise message! Thank you for coming to play with us at Addicted to CAS! Vicky x


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
10/17/2021 5:52:03 PM #

Eee, love it Joanne!  These owls are the best, and I still have the EF, too - so happy to see it out and about!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!


Tina Gillespie
Tina GillespieAustralia
10/19/2021 9:42:35 AM #

Oh, how cool! What a great idea for a card - I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.


Toni M Maddox
Toni M MaddoxUnited States
10/20/2021 4:16:36 PM #

Super cute!


Renee Daley
Renee DaleyUnited States
10/22/2021 2:28:13 PM #

I remember this cute little owl! So fun. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!


Claire Grantham
Claire GranthamUnited States
10/22/2021 7:27:53 PM #

Oh this is so good. Love the peek-a-boo idea. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT


JaydeeUnited States
10/22/2021 8:19:55 PM #

Joanne, I love this technique and the bright pop of blue really does bring out the orange in the pumpkin.  That little owl and pumpkin scene just makes me smile.  I also love the added texture from the embossing folder.  So glad you joined us this week at Addicted to CAS


Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
10/25/2021 3:21:07 PM #

What a great spooky card.  The spiderweb is what does it for me.  Anything with spiders is definitely spooky  That moving element is the perfect touch for this Halloween card.


Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
10/27/2021 6:05:08 AM #

This card is adorable, Joanne!  I'm still a bit sad I didn't get the Have a Hoot bundle last year.  I love the little pop of color where the owl is, and your embossed spiderweb is spooky and still delightfully CAS!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges, hope to see you in the gallery for our next challenge which just started!


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