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Whimsy Stamps | Spooky Slimline Card in a Box

September 22, 2021

Whimsy Stamps | Spooky Slimline Card in a Box

September 22, 2021

Hello crafty friends! I am thrilled to be guest designing for Whimsy Stamps! I absolutely love all of the amazing products that Whimsy Stamps has to offer! For my card today, I created a slimline box card featuring a semi-spooky Halloween-themed graveyard scene. I don’t celebrate Halloween much but I love creating Halloween-themed cards for those that do!

To start, I first created my box base from scratch using some black card stock, a paper trimmer, a scoring board, and adhesive. When folded, this card fits perfectly into a slimline or #10 business envelope! (See photo at bottom of this post.) I layered my card with both some white card stock and a piece of spooky patterned paper from the “Haunted” Paper Pack. I usually like to ink-blend my backgrounds but I absolutely love how easily this detailed patterned paper adds such eye-catching designs! I then added some strips of grass that I die cut from black card stock using the “Grass and Cloud Edger” Die Set. I also added a spooky fence from black card stock using the “Build-a-Graveyard” Die Set.

Next, I stamped some images from the “Sheets and Giggles” Stamp Set onto a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Card Stock with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them with Copic alcohol markers (colors listed on photo above) and quickly cut them out using my Brother ScanNCut machine. I then used the “Build-a-Graveyard” Die Set again to die cut some headstones from white card stock. You can simply use gray colored card stock but I wanted to color mine with Copic Markers in order to add some shading and subtle texture. If you don’t feel comfortable coloring, ink-blending would work well too! I used Copic colors W1, W3, W5, and W7.

I then adhered my gravestones to the inner shelves of my card base with liquid adhesive and attached a ghost behind each gravestone. I also added some twiggy tress that I had die cut from black card stock using the Trees Assortment Die Set. For my sentiment, I used the same piece of patterned paper as I did for my card background and heat embossed the words “Trick-or-Treat” from the “Candy Corn Dress Up” Stamp Set with Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder.

Thanks so much for dropping by! If you liked this card and want more inspiration, feel free to stop by my INSTAGRAM feed! ❤️

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Sheets and Giggles Clear Stamps |…
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Candy Corn Dress Up Clear Stamps |…
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Build-a-Graveyard Die Set | Whimsy…
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Tree Assortment Die Set | Whimsy Stamps
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6×6 Paper Pack – Haunted | Whimsy Stamps
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  • Jeanne September 22, 2021 at 7:11 AM

    Oh this is fa-boo-lous, Rachel! (Sorry, could not resist). What a terrific slimline box card. So full of spooky fun. I like how you used the pattern paper (Whimsy has a great selection) and the not quite scary ghosties. Fun and festive card design in your wonderful Rachel style. 🙂 Congrats on the guest spot. We are the real winners to be able to see what you come up with. 🙂

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 4, 2021 at 5:54 PM

      Lol, thank you, sweet friend! Your sweet comments always make me smile! 🥰

  • Andrea Shell September 22, 2021 at 8:57 PM

    What an amazing box card! Love all of the details and those cute ghosts!

  • Meghan Kennihan September 23, 2021 at 9:35 AM

    Absolutely adorable scene Rachel!!!

  • Debbie Davis September 23, 2021 at 10:20 AM

    This is just tooooo CUTE for words, LOVE this SOOOO much! Thank you for being our special guest…you’re amazing Rachel, love and appreciate you! Giant HUGS!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 4, 2021 at 5:55 PM

      Thank you, my friend! Thanks so much for inviting me to guest design! So many fun products to work with! 🥰

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 4, 2021 at 5:56 PM

      Sending hugs back! 🤗

  • Anne+Sturgeon September 23, 2021 at 1:58 PM

    This is crazy amazing…you know how much I love a box card!! Now in slimline, no way!! Whimsy Stamps is so great and I hope to be able to visit the store when we go to Florida. Love all the elements here and am now on the adventure to make one of these. Great job and you constantly keep me enamored with your crafting skills…

    • rachelalvaradodesigns October 4, 2021 at 5:56 PM

      Aww, you are so sweet, Anne, thank you! I hope you get to visit the Whimsy Stamps store too! 😍

    Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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