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3D Halloween Mini Card by Shannon Cooper

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Oh, I am all for Halloween all year round. And since I (we all?) have no idea what day it is anyway, why not Halloween?

The “card” (so much more than a flat card!) by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper
is so fun! Lots of depth for just a “card”!

Here’s a teaser from Shannon’s blog post:

Is it October yet?



Halloween has been on my mind lately, more so than usual, which put me in a mood to make a few spooky things. Nothing wrong with getting a head start on holiday crafting, right?

I had two Arched Triptychs with Overlays and thought they would make an interesting little card to give to a friend that enjoys Halloween as much as I do. She also loves miniatures, so I glued the overlay from the second arched triptych over the first to create enough depth for a “bookcase” with oodles of dark and creepy things! (More on the basic construction later.) Let’s talk minis!

I rifled through my bin of Halloween charms and beads and cast metal to fill the shelves. That bin is completely full of things that would have been great, but the ones that made the cut (look at that 3D jack-o-lantern on the top shelf!) worked out fine. I snipped the rings off a few charms such as the Antique Copper Skull (he has kooky rhinestone eyes now) and the aforementioned 3D jack-o-lantern (with a snippet of orange vellum glued to the back).

On the back of the bookcase is the card. Weird, huh? But there’s a reason for that. I left the card flat and simple so it would fit nicely into a pocket envelope. Here’s the reason the card is attached to the mini bookcase: The card flap supports the bookcase so it can be displayed without toppling over. Hooray for not toppling over!

Love the artwork, Shannon! Shannon gives tips on bullding the double-thick “bookshelves” (and lots more photos) on her blog post. Plus here’s Shannon’s supply list. And… there’s another photo in the Giveaway section below! (But don’t miss the new goodies & new sale between here and there!)

What else is new today?

Ah… those new Antique Bronze 3D Jack-o-Lantern Charms and the back in stock Small Ceramic Grim Reaper Beads are in Shannon’s artwork, too! As there’s a Tiny Halloween Things FLASH SALE, some of the new items are also on sale!

NEW Flash Sale: Tiny Halloween Things!

This collection has HALLOWEEN items from the Miniatures, Beads and Charms sections! Note: as some of the Halloween items in the Miniatures section are chipboard kits, these aren’t all “tiny”!

30% off on EVERYTHING in this BIG collection! Over 110 items (including some of the new items shown above)!

Note: Anything tagged clearance or clearance charms in this group is marked down to 50% off! And new items have just been put on clearance!

The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, May 18th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Here’s examples of clearance charms or general clearance in the sale (50% off — and all 3 below are new markdowns)!

3D Halloween Mini Card Giveaway!

Sooo many cute little Halloween options to choose from! Starting with the items from Shannon’s supply list already featured above:
Arched Triptych with Overlay – 2.5×4 (TWO sets so you can double the depth of the shelves!)
New Antique Copper Skull Charm
Small Metal Skeleton
New Antique Bronze 3D Jack-o-Lantern Charm
Back in stock Small Ceramic Grim Reaper Bead

And 3 more things from Shannon’s supplies (that are also shown in photos below):
Antique Leather Book Spines Collage Sheet (on every shelf!)
Twilight 8×8 Paper Pad (sooo many cool patterns, including that hanging spider border across the card — see the left side of the wide photo above)
Familiars Half Sheet (look at that beauty of an owl!)

To enter the 3D Halloween Mini Card 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, MONDAY Night, May 18, 2020).

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 donít 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

Oh! The Buzzy Bee’s Butterfly Boutique Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Monica Gabehart! Please check your email for more information.

Posted by Leslie, May 17th, 2020

54 responses to “3D Halloween Mini Card by Shannon Cooper”

  1. Mary Clyde Sparks says:

    I love the vampire teeth!

  2. Kim R says:

    Omg! Too dang cute! Love that someone is doing Halloween this time of year. Is also my fav theme!

  3. Debbi Decker says:

    Oh! This is fantastic! That grim reaper bead!

  4. Donna Weinstein says:

    My daughters and I watch Hocus Pocus EVERY Halloween! Would LOVE to win this to give them!

  5. Lynn Fox says:

    Yay for Halloween!!! Just what we need!!!

  6. LeAnn Aagard says:

    Hurray for Halloween!🎃

  7. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I love books and Halloween…what a great combination. I’d really enjoy customizing my own and sending out this little surprise. Great way to brighten someone’s day!

  8. jo says:

    This card is SO CUTE! I love how she used the books and little metal charms!! Perfect for Halfway to Halloween!

  9. Deb Revier says:

    Love, love Halloween. Love love miniatures. Such a fun project.

  10. Sharon House says:

    What fun! This would look fantastic alongside the collectible witch dolls in my Halloween corner!

  11. Vera Collier says:

    I love Halloween and this project is wonderful! Reminds me of a bookcase you would see in the Addams Family mansion!

  12. Sara Tann says:

    Oh how I needed this post! Nothing puts me in a good mood like Halloween. This is wickedly delightful and just what I needed. Love this!

  13. Oh boy I love Halloween I would love to make a mini diorama with these items.

  14. Gail F says:

    Oh! I just love this! Halloween is my favorite holiday!

  15. Katie says:

    This is so cute! Excited to see this year’s Halloween projects beginning! It’s brightens my day, keep up the awesome work!

  16. Jen says:

    I love Halloween and this little card too!!

  17. Debra Gergely says:

    Absolutely love anything Halloween! This is so Fabulous. Would love to add this to my Halloween stash!

  18. Anne S. says:

    It’s never too early for Halloween!

  19. Jeanette Wilde says:

    Absolutely love that “card”! So going to try something like it.

  20. Jean Marmo says:

    Such a fun Halloween project! Love all the details!

  21. Nancy O says:

    This is reminiscent of the Halloween ATCs that were exchanged during the trades. Would love to add this to my display.

  22. Dee Neff says:

    Love this! Halloween is the best!

  23. Gail says:

    I believe you can never have to much Halloween! Love it! ☠️

  24. Laurie S says:

    Never to early for Halloween! Love the card, boo scary!!!

  25. Nadine says:

    Love all the Halloween stuff!!!

  26. jackie says:

    Too cool! I’ll be using these ideas for a bookcase in my haunted house.


    Love Halloween and this card! It is never too early to start Halloween projects.

  28. Trudy says:

    So ready for some Halloween!!!!

  29. Chris K. says:

    What a cute and clever project!

  30. Lucy W says:

    Super creative ideas! Makes a wonderful change from all the xmas ideas I keep seeing on blogs. thanks for sharing…..

  31. Marilyn Ray says:

    Ooooooooooo. Just whit I need right move. Halloween. This project is perfect.

  32. Kathy Toews says:

    I love the folding triptych with overlays!

  33. Lorrie Koenig says:

    I adore Halloween projects! Shannon came up with a cute, clever project that made me smile. I need to check out more of those cute charms on sale too!
    Thanks for always doing such fun drawings.

  34. Ann F. says:

    I love love love Halloween! So much fun!

  35. Denise Bryant says:

    I am all about Halloween, so this right up my alley! LOVE this project! Awesome elements on Shannon’s spooky bookcase!

  36. Marjorie Smelt says:

    It’s always time for Hallowe’en!

  37. Barbara Griggs says:

    The bookcase design is very clever and actually can be adapted to many different themes…that said, spooky is always in season in my world.

  38. Nancy E says:

    So cool. Great design for the Halloween aficionado in your family. I can think other possibilities as well.

  39. Sue Young says:

    Love this!!! Halloween is my fave!!

  40. kathy sokol says:

    I would make this for my niece–she doesn’t just celebrate Halloween, she IS Halloween1

  41. Peggy B says:

    Love Halloween! Oh, the possibilities!

  42. Dianna says:

    Love Halloween and miniatures! Never to early for Halloween. Shannon’s 3D Halloween mini card is completely awesome! What a great artistic project to create.

  43. ricki walker says:

    This is awesome! I LOVE Halloween and any time of the year is perfect for it!

  44. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Love the pumpkin beads!

  45. Kat Cashwell says:

    Yay Halloween!!!! Love this🎃👻

  46. Jennie I says:

    I love all the Halloween goodness!

  47. Sue O. says:

    I love seeing Halloween decorations all year round.

  48. Laural says:

    Loving the idea Shannon! YES for Halloween!

  49. Christi C says:

    I definitely vote for having Halloween at LEAST once a week 🙂 It truly is my favorite holiday 🙂

  50. Karen Mallory says:

    Never too early or to late for Halloween crafting!!!

  51. Jenn McCann says:

    Halloween is a year round event!

  52. Noreen says:

    Super cute card! Shannon’s friend is so lucky to get it. I do Halloween whenever it strikes me to create for it.

  53. Jaimi B says:

    I love this! I can’t wait for Halloween!

  54. Dana says:

    This is a super cute card. I love Halloween.