Friday, October 15, 2010

Fun-mare Before Halloween

Welcome to the Fun-mare Before Halloween Blog Hop hosted by the wonderful and oh so talented Jessica from KinderStampO.  There will be a variety of Halloween projects to inspire you and awesome prizes from our terrific sponsors:

*Scrappy Moms     *Unity Stamp Co     *Peachy Keen Stamps     *Helmar Adhesives 
*Your Memories Here     *Imaginisce     *Sizzix

If you arrived here by chance, you might want to hop back to the beginning.  Click HERE to find your way back to Jessica's blog.  If you just came from Liz's Paper Loft, you are hopping in the correct order and I can't wait to show you what I have designed for this blog hop.

 I decided to create two cards for those who might like to send a card at this time of year, but might not necessarily like all the scary things associated with Halloween.  These are perfect for someone who is looking for a card to send to a friend or loved one who they won't see at Halloween:) 

             "Witching You Were Here"

The first card is a Joy-fold card.

Black paper: 9" x 4.25" score at 3.5 (left side) - Large card
   8.5" x 3" (fold in half) - Small card

Orange paper: 2 cuts of 4" x 2.75"
        4" x 3.25"
        5.25" x 4"

The orange paper gets attached to the black paper leaving a small border.

Remember, if you want to add ribbon to your card, you need to add it now before you attach the smaller card to the larger card.  This opens to the left.

This is the pocket that will hold a hidden treat.  You will also need to add 4 brads to attach a pocket to hold your treat.  You can glue three of the sides but don't glue the top because you will need to be able to slide in your treat.  This must all be done prior to attaching the smaller and larger cards together.

Now you can attach the smaller card (with the bow) to the larger card (which has been folded on the left side at 3.5".  You can use your ATG gun or double sided tape, glue, etc...  I placed my adhesive on the back of the smaller card and then placed it on the larger card.

Create a sentiment.  This one says, "Since we are apart today And I cannot be there.
I thought I'd send a TREAT your way To show how much I care..."  This goes on the side just opposite the pocket.

The inside left says "I miss you."  The lovely and not so scary witch was cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.  She is 3" tall.  Her legs were cut so that she could fit on the card, yet she could be big:)  Although this is the inside left of the card, it is also the outside of the larger card before you attach the cards.

Here is the inside of the finished card with a hidden treat!!!  On the left you will see a few bats of various sizes cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge.  The bats have been stitched with a gel pen so that they pop off the page!  

My second card is a Tri-fold card.

12 x 12" piece of Cardstock
Coordinating Patterned Papers
Scoring tool
Paper Trimmer
Bone Folder

 ***Cut The 12 x12 Cardstock to 5 ½” x 12”
Place 5 ½” x 12" piece of cardstock horizontally in your Scoring tool and Score at 2”, 4”, 8” and 10”.
Turn cardstock a ¼ turn. Cut between the score marks at 2” and 10” @ 1 ½ “ from the top edge of the cardstock. Repeat on the other long side.
Fold (see pictures):

Using card base as a template, trace the section with the T-shaped fold onto patterned paper. If you wish to have an “edge” of the card base show, trim 1/16” to 1/8” off each side of the pattern paper. Using card base as a template, trace the section with the T-shaped fold onto patterned paper. If you wish to have an “edge” of the card base show, trim 1/16” to 1/8” off each side of the pattern paper.

Cut 2 Pieces of patterned paper 2" x 5 1/2" or to leave an edge cut 1 3/4" x 5"
Cut 2 Pieces of patterned paper 2" x 2 1/2" or to leave an edge cut 1 3/4" x 2"
Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper 2" x 1 1/2" to cover the base of the cardstock. Or to leave an “edge” cut pattern paper 1 3/4” x 2”
Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 1 1/2” x 4” to cover the base of the cardstock. Or to leave an “edge” cut pattern paper 1 3/8” x 3 3/4”
Cut 1 piece of patterned paper 2 1/2” x 4” to cover the base of the cardstock. Or to leave an “edge” cut pattern paper 2 3/8” x 3 ¾”

Dry fit all of the pieces before adhering to card base. Once You know it fits go ahead and adhere all pieces down.  

***This tutorial is from Jill The Scrapoholic.  Thank you Jill for letting me post this to my blog today:)  Jill taught me how to make Tri-fold cards and I love them!! 

This "Witching You Were Here" card is for my dad.  It has been personalized with Halloween pictures of the two of us from the past.  You can do with with a friend or family member that may be away from you this Halloween! (By the way, this is just an example and my dad is really here with me!)  

This is really easy to do if you have a scanner and a printer.  Scan in old Halloween photos. Print on white card stock and cut to size.  It is that simple.  These are much clearer looking in person.  It was hard to photograph and I got a lot of glare.  Since I was going for more of a fall look, something less scary, I used matching pumpkins cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge to decorate the card.  It is a bit hard to see in the photo, but the front of the card is embossed with one of the new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.  It shows a house in the woods and it looked perfect for this card. 


Here is your chance to win some candy:)  I am offering two ink pads and a stamp, as well as a homemade Halloween card.  All you have to do to be eligible is leave me a comment on this post and become a follower.  Tell me what you favorite Halloween candy is....

Don't forget to make your way over to Martha's awesome blog to see what she has created!!

Here is a list of the very talented crafters participating in this blog hop:
Jessica - KinderStampO
Cheri - Graphicat Creations
Cheryl - Nana's Creative Corner
Christine - Chris's Creations
Debbie - DD'S Crafts
Iva - IvaRai's Scrappy Blog
Jessica Baker - That'z Uneek
Linda - My Quilling Nest
Liz - Liz's Paper Loft
Madison - Funky Cards (Me)
Martha - crafty dreams (so~nando manualidades)
Meighen - Scrappin_3rdeeschik
Melanie - Scrappy Mel
Nicki - Canadian Nickel Scrap'n
Shelley - Heartstrings
Tammy - Scrappy Critters
***Jessica - Don't miss this page!  Don't miss this page!
***Make sure you visit this last page to have a chance to win an additional prize:)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.


  1. Hello, my favorite candy hands down is candy corn! Should I be lucky to win some blog hop candy, I can be reached at TY

  2. My favorite candy hummmmmm thats a hard one because I like alot of candy at Halloween. I am not to pickey. I would say the first ones I usually gobble up are Whoppers or Twizzlers. Thanks!

  3. I really enjoyed your cards, & thanks so much for all the instructions! My favorite candy is Caramel Apple Sugar Babies, they are incredible, just like biting into a caramel apple! I am now one of your followers!! Thanks!!

  4. I have to say that candy corn is my favorite. I just love both of your cards but if I had to choose one it would be the first one.

  5. Thanks for sharing your instructions on how to make the tri-fold card, and your card within a card.

  6. wow Madison love your cards and thanks for putting up the directions as well I have to try this love your work Debbie @

  7. Love the cards. Never have tried a trifold card but I think after seeing yours that I will. Thanks for the inspiration. I am also a follower!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  8. love these cards!!! my favorite halloween treat would be kraft caramels. i will always try to snag a few from the kids' bags.

  9. These cards are so stinkin cute! I love that you showed how to make the second one since I am such a visual learner lol! I am already a loyal follower and my favorite halloween candy is the little candy corn pumpkins. They are the BEST

  10. The witch with wiggle eyes is awesome! I am a follower and my favorite Halloween candy would be..the fun size chocolate...any chocolate lol!

  11. Awwe yes Candy corn, can't buy don't need but love it, just like your cards Amazing... by the way love your blog background, I LOVE ribbon.... this is awesome, the for the HOP

  12. My favorite is the candy corn, I am a follower, and your cards are great.

  13. Candy Corn is my all time favorite candy, lol all year long! its just soooo sweet. thanks for sharing.

  14. very cute cards....favorite candy...tootsie rolls

  15. Love your cards!

    I'm a candy corn lover! Can't get enough of it during the season!


  16. Both cards are great as always, good instructions also TFS

  17. These are awesome always wanted to make cards like these. TFS.

    Jess B.

  18. Those are both very nice.I'd have to say the little butterfingers

  19. Your tri-fold card is adorable! My favorite candy is snickers! Try not to have them around, though--lol!

  20. really cute cards! great job as usual! candy corns are my fav halloween candy! I'm sure that grosses most people out!

  21. Look at all these cards! They are all great! Wow you've been busy.

  22. Love the cards. My favorite is candy corn - fat free, just watch the calories.

  23. Hmm I thought I left a post after midnight last night... Oh well LOL
    Great cards!!! Just adorable. Getting ready to go watch my GD play volleyball today.
    I love Reese's Cups.

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  25. GREAT job on your cards!!! I loved them. Have a super great Saturday!!!

  26. Awesome cards!!! I absolutely LOVE them! The pictures were such an awesome touch! :o) XOXO Momo

  27. awwwww Madison, these are just to cute !!! (and architectural quality :D) Martha C.

  28. My fave candy is any and all chocolate!

  29. cute cards. they are so cute. thanks for sharing & the chance to win

  30. yikes I forgot my email

  31. What cute cards! I love all your doodling!


  32. Hi Madison--your fellow CWC DT member here, KAndrew!
    Your cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL--you did a great job!
    PS My favorite candy is hot tamales--yum yum!
    I have a blog hop with giveaway and free cut file going on today too--if you get a chance, hop on over!

  33. GREAT JOB!! I have been wondering how to make those cards and will have to give it a try!!

    My favorite candy for halloween is now the new Pumpkin spice hershey kisses :-)

  34. Love, love, love these cards! I made my first tri-fold card yesterday as a birthday card for my niece. They're really fun to make and I love how you personalized yours for your dad. TFS!

  35. WOW what a FABULOUS job Madison!!! You definitely rocked your hop girlie girl! VERY nice. I have never done a tri fold card I guess it's about time :-) Thank you for the easy to understand directions. Can't wait to see what you dream up for CWC!!!

  36. Both cards are totally cool. The trifold is my fav. You did a fab job and so glad you are here with us.

  37. Thanks for sharing the how-tos on the cards. I am so sending that hidden treat one to my son! I'm having a great time on the hop! ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com

  38. These cards are awesome! And such a great idea, 'witching you were here'.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  39. Very coool cards!! Favorite hallowen candy is peanut butter cups!

  40. I have yet to make a tri-fold card but have defiantly bookmarked your tutorial! Thanks so much! My FAV candy for Halloween is Bit o' Honey - I take all the kids cause they don't like them! YAY me!

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

  41. Thanks for a fun day of hopping! The cards are adorable!!



  42. I love the treat card and great directions for the the trifold card!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  43. now just who wouldn't like to receive one of these special cards?

  44. I love your cards. My favorite card is the Tri-fold. I like the paper that you used on your cards. I have the biggest sweet tooth, so I love ALL candy, Chocolate is my favorite, any chocolate.

  45. I love your cards. I love both cards...and I love others you have made. I have been a follower of yours for awhile! You are so creative!

  46. I'm a follower. Love your creations. Favorite Halloween candy - Reese Peanut Butter Cups

  47. Great cards. Favorite Halloween candy is Brach's candy Pumpkins and candy corn!

    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

  48. Smarties! Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes. Great projects
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  49. My fave candy for halloween is Candy Corn!!
    Great cards, the witch is too cute.

    taniwol at yahoo dot com

  50. Love all of these! They are all so good :) My favorite candy is probably Nerds, that is what I always go for!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  51. OH i love them...Oh reeses mini cups not the full size the mini's seem to have just the right
    monique leslie at gmail dot com

  52. Love those cards I have never attempted one of these but yours makes me want to try! My fav halloween treat is caramel apples, if they don't count as candy then it's candy corn. Thank you for the inspiration!


  53. those cards are gorgeous.... I am a follower already, i would say peanutbutter cups are my favorite candy


  54. Peanut butter cups... Super cute TFS

  55. Beautiful cards! I have such a sweet tooth, it's hard to pick just one! I love sour patch kids!
    kmgillon at yahoo dot com

  56. My fav halloween candy? My fav all time candy is Reese's, and I adore the Reese's pumpkin shaped chocolates! YUM!

  57. Umm Candy Corn of course but I also love them there candy corn Pumpkins :) those are yummy too. Thanks for this awesome card absolutely spectacular

  58. Heath Bars and Butterfingers! Yum Yum Yum. Thank You for the directions for the cards especially the one with the special folds. I have always wanted to try this one. Thank you for the hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  59. Favorite candy is anything chocolate!!

  60. Wow! I do not think your cards are funky...I think they are wonderful! My favorite candy is Milky Ways (of course, any chocolate is good!).


  61. Candy corn with dry roasted peanuts is my favorite Halloween treat. LOVE both of your cards .. . SWEET!!!

  62. I've never see a joy fold card. What an awesome card. I'm gonna have to give that one a try. TFS and for a chance to win.

    stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

  63. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! I love your cards! My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn.

  64. candy corn of course is there anything else, I love the cards you made and will have to try the second one . JSharer417 at aol dot com

  65. my favorite halloween candy is anything reeses peanut butter cup.. bats , pumpkins.. anything

  66. I'm a follower and I love CANDY CORN!!!!

  67. Great projects! I am already a follower! My favorite candy is candy corn!

  68. very cute... thanks for sharing! Hersey's chocolate!!!


  69. I really like your cards, my Favorite Halloween candy is going to be the Candy corn the chocolate ones, I buy several bags so that I have well into the spring thanks so much for sharing with us.

  70. your cards are adorable! love the different fun cards - I tend to stick with the same ol' fold in 1/2..... Have a great day! luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

  71. Great cards. Thanks for the directions.

  72. Great cards. So fun.

    My favorite halloween candy is russell stover orange marshmallow pumpkins. YUM!!!

  73. OMG !!! this is really cute, Nice card, I love candy corn.

  74. Madison, love that first card so much. I think I might try that kind of card tonight.

    -- dalis
    alidalis AT comcast DOT net
    your friend from CWC

  75. Favorite Halloween candy...hummmm..........Whoppers, just wonder how many points they are? LOL...........great project! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  76. and I forgot my contact info!
    That's it for now!

  77. I love the uniqueness of the first card. Really a beautiful piece.

  78. My favorite Halloween candy is the Milky Way bars--but anything chocolate will do :-) I love your Halloween cards and love that you posted detailed instructions for us all.

    Katsews at gmail dot com

  79. Your cards are awesome! And I love mini Snickers!


    strefger at

  80. I really like your cards. Very nicely done

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

  81. Your cards are so cute! Lovethe ti-fold one. I am a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

  82. Love your cards! And it's Candy Corn all the way!!
    I am already a follower. TFS and a chance to win some yummy candy!!!
    Bonnie C

  83. I love both of your cards. TFS.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

  84. Your cards are great Madison. I am a follower of yours and was so fortunate to have won your last blog hop candy :)

    Deanne G

  85. Love your cards. You are so creative with the colors and techniques. My favorite Halloween treat is anything chocolate, the darker the better.

  86. Love your funky cards! I'm a cardmaker too so I'm always thrilled to find new and different designs as inspiration. Thanks for sharing. I'm now following your blog so I'll be back soon!

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  87. Witching you were here too, to show me how to make your awesome card... Thank you!

  88. Love your cards, TFS!!!!
    my favourite candy would be CHOCOLATE, anything CHOCOLATE....

  89. Great cards and terrific instructions! Thanks for sharing!

  90. The tri-fold card is perfect for my grandsons-thank you for such wonderful inspiration.

  91. I steal all the kids Resee cups, and candy corn, butterfingers and BitOhoneys! Thanks for sharing the card, I have been trying to find the time to try one~!

  92. You really inspired me to make those cards for my boys that live in Texas. It is so hard living away from the hubby's kids, but I want to send them cards with goodies in them, and you really are a very inspirational person. This hop is amazing and I am beyond excited. I am like a kid in an candy store, speaking of candy, my favorite candy is candy corn, however I like candy from time to time. Thank you again for amazing ideas and your giveaway. My email address is



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