Halloween Card Ideas: October Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Today marks a first. It’s the first blog hop for a group us who have a commonality, we are all hooked on papercrafting using Stampin’ Up! products. We are from all over the U.S. and Canada who’ve never met in person. Christine Komara, Super Stamp Girl, posted a message about organizing a monthly themed blog hop. The people you see in this hop are those of us who had a resounding “Yes”! Plan on joining us the first of each month to check out everyones wonderful creations.

halloween card ideas

Since the kick off for “Blogging Friends Blog Hop” starts October 1st, we decided to make the theme of the cards Halloween or Fall for those who do not celebrate Halloween. This should be a great hop for those of you looking for Halloween and or Fall card ideas!

Halloween Card Ideas

For our first blog hop, I went with a Halloween themed card using my Happy Scenes Stamp Set yet again! See how much use I’ve gotten out this one set? See, you do not need a whole lot of products to get started. With just one versatile set, you can make several different themed cards.

Halloween Card Ideas

I had been practicing my watercoloring technique with a different set, since I really feel it’s one of those things that does not come to all of us right off the bat. No Halloween pun intended. 🙂 After a few card front designs with watercolor, I decided to give it a rest and move on to my Stampin’ Write Markers to just do some coloring.

halloween card ideas

For this card I used Tip Top Taupe for the card base. For the top part of the card I embossed a piece of Tangerine Tango Cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For the bottom of the card I used a piece of Mossy Meadow Cardstock and embossed the sentiment “Sweet Treat” using the Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear Mount Stamp Set. For embossing, I used VersaMark, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I then used a strip of Burlap Ribbon and adhered it with Fast Fuse Adhesive to give some dimension to the that background.

On a piece of Whisper White Cardstock I stamped the Halloween Theme from Happy Scenes using Black Memento Ink. For coloring the scene I used markers from the 2014-2016 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers, Tangelo Twist for the pumpkins and some leaves, Hello Honey for leaves, Mossy Meadow for the grass pieces, and Tip Top Taupe from the 2015-2017 In Color Stampin’ Write Marker Set for the tree branches. I felt like that scene still needed a little more added to it, so I added Crystal Effects to the pumpkins and a few of the leaves and Dazzling Details to the spider.

halloween card ideas

Next I cut out the window frame using the Hearth and Home Framelits Dies on the Tip Top Taupe card stock. I adhered the scene to the window frame using MultiPurpose Liquid Glue, and used Dimensionals to pop out the frame a bit from the background. I topped of the frame with a Boo tag using the sentiment from Happy Scenes and the Note Tag Punch, used the piercing tool for holes and then fed a piece of Tangelo Twist Thick Baker’s Twine (left over from Sale-a-Bration) through the holes. I used glue dots to adhere it to the top of the frame.

The bottom of the card looked very stark, so I added to three black Candy Dots to the far left side of the card.

What do you think? You like? I’m happy with how it turned out!

Below is a list of products I used to make this card. Click on any photo and it will take you directly to my store for that item.

October Blogging Friends Blog Hop Details

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Halloween card! To move on to the next person in this hop, simply click on the image below. You can also see a list of all participants and their direct links below.

halloween card ideas

Crystal Komara
Lisa Kmiec
Anna Masciovecchio
Chris Pochatek
Libby Fens
Anne Power
Mary Blocher
Danica Ferrante
Deb Smart
Jessica Mink
Jodi Horsley <— You Are Here!



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I am a work from home mom who dearly loves her 15-year-old daughter, 11-year-old boy/girl twins, and husband. I love my life and feel very blessed by what God has provided for me.


  1. I love your card! I have been loving the Happy Scenes Bundle, too! So versatile! I love the little “Boo” banner you hung from the window. Such a cute touch!
    Danica Ferrante recently posted..Stampin’ Up! Happy Haunting Washi Tape Halloween Card for the First Ever Blogging Friends Blog Hop!!!My Profile

    • Thank you Danica! I actually CASED the “Boo” banner from a card I saw on SplitCoastStampers. 🙂 I’m actually quite surprised at how much I’ve found to make with just this one set. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Oh my gosh – I just love all the details on your card, Jodi! The embossing and burlap give it great texture, and the twisted baker’s twine with the ‘boo’ sign are fabulous! Thanks for sharing a great card 😉
    Deborah Smart recently posted..Blogging Friends Blog Hop!My Profile

  3. I love the window card…I like how the ends of the twine are what I call a “frayed” look…Thanks for sharing…

    • Thank you so much for your comments, and stopping by June! I had a lot of fun with this first Blog Hop. 🙂 Come back on November 1st for our Thanksgiving and/or Fall themes. 😉

  4. I LOVE this set! Wishing I had purchased it! I love the banner “BOO” at the top. Burlap is my thing right now. I seem to be using it on everything the last couple months. Super cute!

    • Thank you Jessica! The burlap has been my thing lately too! Although, I have a feeling my thing is going to switch to that adorable Real Red PomPom Trim in the Holiday catalog for Christmas. 🙂

  5. Crystal Komara says

    Hi Jody, super cute job on this card. I love the window dies, but what really caught my eye is the baker’s twine wrapped above the window, I love the extra added dimension. So happy you decided to join us on the BFBH adventure. Looking forward to seeing your work next month! Crystal

  6. www.superstampgirl.com says

    Hi Jodi, I love what you have done with these window dies, but more specifically the use of the baker’s twine above the window. I think it just adds a real unique dimension. So happy you decided to join us at the BFBH group. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next month too! Crystal

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