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2 Halloween Projects! NEW Sale & FREE Gift!

Filed under Giveaways, Guest Designers, Halloween, Little Ghouls Kit, Newsletters, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Swaps

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists for both projects on the new site: Rhonda’s Little Ghouls ATCs and Ginny’s Grow Where You are Planted Halloween Decor Shadow Box.

We have 2 Halloween projects today! Plus some new Christmas trims and a couple new box feet you’ll love!

But first a reminder: MONDAY, October 23rd is the deadline for artwork to be postmarked for the Little Ghouls ATC Swap! (Where has the time gone?!) And if you need some last minute spooky images to finish your project (though at this late date I’d suggest a digital file): a new sale!

EVERYTHING in the Halloween Collage Sheets section is on sale for 50% off! BIG section to peruse: over 160 collage sheets!

The sale ends Monday night, October 23rd! Go check ’em out. Plus check below for a new FREE Gift with a similar Halloween theme!

Little Ghouls ATCs by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas

Here’s some more inspiration for Halloween ATCs! I love these jazzy ATCs that Rhonda made (plaid with skeletons? ahem… you’ll see even more Halloween plaids later in this newsletter).

Personally, I wish it were Halloween all year long so I could keep making spooky art work.

Every time I catch a glance of one of these Halloween Darlings or Little Demons I giggle and snort because they just look too perfect and their expressions are to “die” for!

So even though my cards look complicated, they were super easy to make with these fancy overlays. I can’t wait to see the ATCs I receive from other artists. I already know they will be spook-tacular, creepy-ative and fright-abulous!

Here’s a link to Rhonda’s supply list. See more photos on her blog post.

New FREE Gift:
Haunted House Kraft 12×12 Paper Set

Yes! I love this set and it was just announced 2 (or maybe 3) weeks ago! Still available to purchase, but there’s enough here to give some away!

Harlequin diamonds; cat, hats & bats (!); and faux vintage ads (all printed single-sided on heavy kraft cardstock). I love the tight palette plus (of course) the images!

THREE 12" x 12" single-sided cardstock kraft sheets. More photos are on the paper set page.

All orders over $24 on Thursday through Monday, October 19-23 (2017) will receive one of these paper sets FREE!

Please note: do NOT add this paper set to your order or you will be charged for it (unless you would like to purchase an additional set). The FREE paper set will automatically be added to all qualifying orders so you do not need to do anything special.

Hooray for the Grow Where You are Planted Giveaway featuring artwork by Guest Designer Ginny Nemchek!

We are so excited to have the uber-talented Ginny Nemchek as the Guest Designer for October!

Ginny took the Little Ghouls Kit and extras from her own stash to create this spooktacular Grow Where You are Planted Halloween Decor Shadow Box (see the big, wide photo below). After Ginny created her shadowbox, she lined each cubby with assorted papers from the Bewitched 6×6 Paper Pad.

“Going with a spooky garden theme I created bat flowers growing on copper stems with itty bitty buttons and charms added. The little gardener chap has a wheelbarrow to harvest his crop and fanciful wings, altered chipboard gate, and a mossy field to plant in.

“Star garland and glittery strips add texture and brings the design out onto the front of the frame. The trick to adding layers of vintage images is to include foam spacers for depth.”

Head over to Ginny’s blog to find out how she made the shadowbox and to see more photos.

Psst… Ginny is selling this shadowbox in her Etsy show: Polly’s Paper Studio.

This Giveaway includes EVERYTHING in Ginny’s supply list for her Grow Where You are Planted Halloween Decor Shadow Box! Note: as there’s a Little Ghouls Kit included in the supply list, if something is listed that’s already included in the kit, I’ll just include one set/item.


To enter the Grow Where You are Planted Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, October 20, 2017)!

And tell me: what part Ginny’s shadowbox do you like best? (Or what detail inspires you most?) I’m quite fond of the copper wire wrapped around the black bats and coiled around the chipboard wrought iron fence (to have the bats growing in the garden — see the close-up in the top right of my big photo).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Teatime in Wonderland Giveaway? Deborah T! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, October 19th, 2017

42 responses to “2 Halloween Projects! NEW Sale & FREE Gift!”

  1. Anne W says:

    This is darling! I love those 2 little guys with the added wing details and hats. So precious.

  2. Jen R says:

    I love it all! Those winged children are perfect!

  3. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    The flowers, the flowers, the flowers. I love the orange and black flowers on the shadowbox. Terrific job!

  4. K Toews says:

    I love the little kid with the pumpkin on a stick.

  5. Jean Marmo says:

    Aren’t these so fun! Love the children with wings! So creative!

  6. Tanya says:

    Wow, I love this! The orange and black roses, the twine in Halloween colors! This is the cutest project I have seen this seasons!

  7. Debi H. says:

    Such a adorable vintage creation! Love it!!

  8. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the garden with bats, but I love it all! thanks for all the wonderful and fun projects!!

  9. Traci says:

    The black cats of course but the vintage images are great too. >^..^<

  10. Emily Ann D. says:

    I love the 3 dimensional-ness of it and all the little do-dads.

  11. Barb A says:

    Love the whole shadow box, but the flower bats are my favorite part. The cat is wonderful, the winged kids, moon, pumpkin, everything is so much fun! What an inspiring scene! Love it all.

  12. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love this. I especially like the little boy with the wheelbarrow and the “grow where you are planted” words.

  13. Kim R says:

    The bat flowers are so cool! Love it!

  14. Catharine McCammon says:

    I want to smell those aromatic ORANGE flowers. I’ll even share with the bugs in my garden!

  15. Michelle G says:

    I love the bat flowers…what an awesome idea!

  16. Cheryl Lee says:

    I like the Halloween papers she used, and the vintage-style Halloween items. Also the use of the black and orange roses. A sweet little project! Congrats to Deborah T!

  17. Jan K says:

    Love this project! I think the smiling moon, owl, and jackolantern is my most favorite, but the whole box is fantastic!

  18. Barb macaskill says:

    Wow! The background paper is perfect for this shadowbox! I love the little boy in the lower right corner! Cute hat and the pumpkin 🎃 lollipops 🍭 🍭 🍭 are adorable! TFS!
    Congratulations to Deborah T on her win!

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    Love Rhonda’s ATCs and Ginny’s fabulous shadow box! I love the clusters of orange and black flowers for embellishment!

  20. Katherine Williams says:

    I love the little orange and black roses. I think I would add even more. I want to use pictures of my grandson and make him the star of his own Halloween shadow box. Maybe take pictures of him all dressed up in his costume this year.

  21. Nancy O says:

    How fun! Would do a haunted forest theme though using my grandchildren as the characters.

  22. Carla says:

    Love the kids?

  23. I love the moon with the cat. I love vintage Halloween decorations.

  24. Jo says:

    I love all the compartments! And of course because it’s halloween themed!

  25. Marilyn B. Hughes says:

    I like the way she arranged the orange and black roses.

  26. Tee Hall says:

    I think the pretty bright Halloween Patterned papers in the background is simply gorgeous! The flower arrangements with twine and the moons dangling in upper corner is lovely! Fun embellishments and collage!

  27. Heather says:

    I like the wee children with wings.

  28. Karen Mallory says:

    Fun giveaway! I love how she uses the orange and black flowers on her box!

  29. Love the Halloween theme. The different Halloween papers really make the scene! The bats, and orange and black flowers are the frosting on the cake!!!

  30. Once again, me and Halloween!

  31. Loretta B says:

    This is wonderful! What great ideas!

  32. Judy Goodwin says:

    I like the cat and pumpkins. OH. Also the moon and Jack-o-lantern

  33. Nancy E says:

    I love the little boy with wings!

  34. Charlotte Deerborn says:

    I love Halloween so the pumpkin, owl, and moon speaks to me.

  35. Angela Bowling says:

    I love the multilayered rosette below “grow where you are planted”.

  36. Sylvia L. says:

    I like the way the different background papers all work together. Very nice work.

  37. sheila AR says:

    There are so many things I love about this! My favorite are the frisky moons, they keep calling all of us out to play. Also think it’s funny that they are “hiding” in a bottom cubbie and cavorting with the owl! Gorgeous fun project Ginny, you have inspired me!!!

  38. Lisa norton says:

    Love the vintage look of the frame with the old pictures! Would love to switch it up and take the chipboard cards into halloween tarot cards! I just love all your designers!!!

  39. Rebecca Russell says:

    I love how you take the beauty of the garden and weave it with spooky fun!

  40. Carol Slowik says:

    I would have to say that I love all of the different textures that Ginny used in the shadow box. I especially like the textures in the flower arrangement at the bottom. Love!!

  41. Jennie Ingram says:

    My favorite part is the flowers overlaid with the paper fans, and the dimensionality she added with layers and textures.

  42. Mary Mac says:

    I am all about the gorgeous orange flowers.