Haunted House

Stampin up cuttlebug haunted house

This haunted house is simply too cute to be spooky!  It's all about splendid texture from two Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Haunted Halloween and Spiderweb (a gift from my stamping pal, Sandy).  Not a single stamp was used.

TIP:  I inked up the inside back of the haunted house embossing folder, coloring the raised areas in Jet Black Stazon.  Very Vanilla card stock was slipped inside and given a ride through my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. This is the delightful result.  TIP:  It wasn't easy to get the Black Stazon off the inside of the folder . . . just be prepared for a little extra elbow grease.  If I tried it again, I would use Black Craft Ink–hoping that it would clean up easier. The house was then snipped out.

Using Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Edge Punch, I added some pizzazz to Elegant Eggplant, sponged the edges in Basic Black and layered it on top of the Summer Sun card stock (horizontal panel).  The edges again were sponged in black.

The spiderweb embossing folder and Elegant Eggplant card stock really bring the background to life.  TIP:  For added drama, I rubbed my Elegant Eggplant inkpad over the texture.  The image is layered on Summer Sun and a 4.25 x 5.5 card base in Basic Black (scored at the side).

The Summer Sun Moon (a contradiction in terms) was created using Stampin' Up!'s new 1 3/4" Circle Punch.  The edges are sponged and I tossed on a couple of bat rub-ons from the Chills and Thrills Rub-On set.  The sentiment is also from Chills and Thrills.  I layered "Haunted House" on Very Vanilla card stock and popped it out with a 1" Circle Punch (coordinates beautifully with these label holders from Hodgepodge Hardware).  The finishing touches are some sassy Circle Rhinestone Brads from the Fire Collection to anchor the sentiment and ad a fun "doorknob."

Haunts and Pretties . . . . M

Stamps:  None
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, Basic Black
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant
Cool Tools:  Stampin' Up! 1" and 1 3/4" Circle Punches, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponges, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Haunted Halloween and Spiderweb Embossing Folders
The Perfect Touch:  Chills and Thrills Rub-Ons, Circle Rhinestone Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver


  1. I love how this turned out!

  2. Wow, this card turned out awesome!!! But oh wow, cleaning off StazOn off of that folder… Not fun! I mistakenly used my Basic Grey ink on the SAMJ sheet the other day and it still hasn’t totally come off despite my best effort at using StazOn cleaner and scrubbing!


  3. Ooohhhh…this is so spooky looking. Like it has a fog over it. Very creepy! Great job!

  4. WOW! This is great!!! I just love it! The web Cuttlebug background looks amazing with your whole design and the hardware looks awesome with it too.

  5. Woo Hoo! I actually have BOTH of those folders. I’ve been looking them thinking “Why did I?,” but thanks to you, Mary, I now see I was merely waiting for you to inspire. Two thumbs up!

  6. Colleen Kramer

    Fun! The texture on this card is so great. You really show the versatility of the rub-ons, too.

  7. Great card Mary – I also enjoyed your photography tips yesterday. Joan

  8. Wow, no stamping? Great card! Love the cuttlebug embossing folders.

  9. Great card!

  10. That card is just Bootiful!

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