Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun

Stampin up ghouls

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Long live "Batty for You!"  It's delightful for Halloween cards, spooky treats or perhaps a dash of jazz to one of the Pillow Box die cuts?  I'm partial to Dracula.  TIP:  This set coordinates beautifully with Stampin' Up!'s 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches.

I stamped each "ghoul" on Whisper White card stock (left to right, Perfect Plum, Basic Gray and Kiwi Kiss Ink).  Each was popped out with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch and layered on a 1 3/8" Circle.  A few Stampin' Dimensionals adhere each circle to layers below, created with Stampin' Up!'s Tag and Small Tag Punches.  TIP:  For some spooky spunk, I angled each tag.

The horizontal panel is topped with a layer of Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper, followed by Perfect Plum and Whisper White card stock.  A batty orange pattern (also Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper) is layered over a 4.25 x 5.5 card base in Basic Black.

The sentiment was my first choice from Chills and Thrills Rub-Ons.  "Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun!"  Hilarious. The Whisper White oval is layered on a Spellbinders Doubled Ended Tag.  This was my first time "out" with the Double Ended Tags.  TIP:  I love that I can create a ribbon slide in absolutely any card stock color.  Gotta have 'em?  Marcie offers them at Cut At Home (on sale, too).  The final touch.  A handsome snippet of Black Gingham Ribbon.

Howls and Pretties . . . Mary

Stamp Set:  Batty for You

Paper:  Ghostly Greetings Designer Series, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Basic Gray

Ink:  Perfect Plum, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss

Punch Punch:  1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Tag and Small Tag Punches, Large Oval Punch

Cool Tools:  Spellbinders Double Ended Tags, Big Shot

The Perfect Touch:  Black Gingham Ribbon, Chills and Thrills Rub-ons


  1. It’s cards like this that makes me think maybe I should get “into” halloween. Very cute card

  2. Love the ribbon slide tip – off to see if there are more at Cut At Home!

  3. I never thought of using the circle punch with the tag punch. This is a neat idea 🙂

  4. That is so stinking cute! LOVE it!
    Hugs and smiles

  5. Your card is cute and funny.
    God bless

  6. Gorgeous card! Love every element you’ve included in there. I’ve always had a soft spot for that set. (Never got it, though – it’s not available in French. I now have Deer Friends to console me, though.)

    That tag looks pretty cool! TFS!

  7. How fun – I like it!!! I need to dig out my halloween stamps!!!

  8. Super cute, I love the layers and the way you did the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Colleen Kramer

    Too Fun! What a great way to put those punches to work with such great dp!

  10. Not only do ghouls want to have fun, Mary does also like to have fun. You can tell by your cards you are always having fun. I love the card and I’m going to give Marcie a call and order that ribbon slide.

  11. Great card! I love the background paper and what a clever layering idea. Very fun Mary!

  12. Super cute! Love the layered punches!

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