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Happy Halloween Craft Challenge – Entries

Entries from our Halloween Craft Challenge are starting to come in!  Please take the time to review them all as they are posted & be sure to leave a comment.  We always want to hear what our readers think!

The "final" entry was sent to us by Jessica Scott:

Little Monster Layout– Monsters & Striped Patterned Paper; Flowers – Bo Bunny // Bling & Pearl Brads, Alphabets, Cardstock & Patterned Paper: American Crafts

For this layout, the pumpkin die cut ribbon was adhered behind the photo mat to create a scalloped semi-border. The black & white polka dot organza was formed into a quick and easy hair bow for the little monster. Instead of the knot, a bling brad holds it together. I pried apart the prongs to create a small opening at the base of the brad, then slipped my ribbon through the opening to form two sets of loops on either side of the brad. Since there was no knot formed, I was able to maneuver the loops to my liking after the brad was in place.

Special Treats Gift Box– Patterned Papers: Bo Bunny, Jillibean Soup // Ribbon: May Arts // Epoxy Charm: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio w/ Bo Bunny Paper // Alphabets: American Crafts Vinyl Thickers & Remarks Cardstock Stickers

For this altered gift box, I modge-podged a recycled embellishment container, then adhered the pumpkin shaped ribbon to the inside top of the box to create an all-season scallop affect. I adhered the black grosgrain ribbon with hot glue to hold the pleats, then added a few of the ribbon ghosts to top it all off. The inside gift bag was tied with the orange & black polka dot satin and black cutout ribbons.


Another late entry was sent is.  Courtney Baker of Practicing Creativity  sent us this link for her project – Autumn Pumpkin. 


Never say that this is your final entry!  😉  Edna Guerra just surprised us with this "Texas Chic" skeleton.  She was kind enough to include a tutorial also.  So be sure to stay tuned in the next couple weeks for a detailed post of her project:


One final late entry!  These were sent to us by Tanya Smith of The Adventures Of Us:


This project was sent to us by Teresa Eadie:

This gift basket was sent to us by Alonda Williams of Color Divine Gifts:

Supplies:     photo album, basket, wreath

                      glue & scissors

                      May Arts Ribbons

                      Autumn Floral


1.  Decorate both basket and wreath autumn foral, glue and let dry.

2   Add May Arts Ribbon.

Photo Album

1   Glue May Arts Ribbon to your photo album and let dry.


Wow!  Wish we could have posted all of the fabulous projects this next lady sent to us.  Here are a just few, sent to us by Lynn Ochs:

May Arts Candle:  An already purchased candle holder was transformed using rubber stamps (JustRite), Spellbinders cat cutout, and finished with a bow made perfect by using May Arts Ribbon.

May Arts Ribbon Card – Background paper was created by laying pieces of ribbon side by side.  Then Spellbinders pumpkin and witch shapes were used to finish the focal point.  The pumpkin was bumped using an embossing folder from Cuttlebug and Distress Ink was used to soften the edges.

May Arts Counting Book Ten pages; each with a counting sentence “I see ______ pumpkins”.  From 1 to 10 each page showcases a number of pumpkins (ribbon) for the young child to count.


These projects were sent to us by Denise Bryant:

Photo #1 shows a Halloween treat bag made out of of an envelope, tied closed with a ribbon and cute Halloween tag.

Photo #2 shows my Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) ready for my monthly swap. This month's theme was 'fonts and alphabets' but I wanted to put a Halloween slant on it also since it's one of my favorite times of the year. I had fun embellishing them with the satin cutout ghosts, bats, and pumpkins!

Photo #3 shows a close up shot of the ATC.

Photo #4 card is made with a purchased glittered die cut, embellished with satin cutout bats and the ribbons. Fun and easy!

Photo #5 is a fun card featuring some satin cutout ghosts that like to frolic in the woods…. A small slit along the tree trunk allows me to slip a bit of the ghost behind the tree. "



These cards were sent to us by Lisa Itatani: 


These birdcages were sent to us by Jenifer Cowles:



These projects were sent to us by Karen Baker:

"I've created a series of clean and graphic cards showcasing the Halloween May Arts Ribbon Stack stitched to solid cardstock and SRM Sticker Sentiments. Included in my Halloween Card Pack is a decorated jar full of treats! I really like the consistency of the cards, yet each card has its own personality! Thanks for giving me this opportunity, it was really fun and I was able to challenge myself."


These projects were sent to us by Tanya Hulbert:

"The first photo is of a vintage Halloween girl posted on Cosmo Cricket print. Classy corner cut. Look closely and see Stickles used on little girl's belt and her pumpkin. Two beautiful May Arts ribbon used on the book's spine and wrapped around the bottom. This was all put together on an old geometry book!"

"The second photos image was found on the Graphics Fairy website and mounted on sparkly black card stock. Thank you Graphics Fairy! The paper is Dream Street Papers. I adore the owls! Stamp is from Paper Zone. Black and orange ribbon is from May Arts (of course) along with the partial pumpkin ribbon for fan's center. What fun!"


This candy box was sent to us from Pam Barker:

"This is a picture of my sons Halloween candy box I made for him using all the ribbons that you sent for the Halloween competition."


This boo banner was sent to us by Roxanne Furlong:

"For Halloween, I made a BOO! banner for my tabletop, using EX01, EX10, EX25, MD28, KB 38, and JD 10 ribbons and trims from May Arts. I used recylced cardboard for the base of the project, then added Halloween-themed papers, embellishments, flowers, and vintage images.
The ribbons and trims really added an extra-special touch to give my banner a cute, nostalgic feel."


This haunted house was sent to us by the ladies over at Purple Lion Paper:

Attached is the haunted house made out of a box using your ribbons. All the paper used is from our online store, Purple Lion Paper. We had so much fun doing this box … We hope you like it… Your ribbons are so beautiful and we had so much fun using them for this application.


This Halloween bag was sent to us by Cindy Holshouser:

You can read more about how she did this project on her blog, Sweet P. Paperie


These projects were sent to us by Rosemary Dennis:

spooky card: supplies: cardstock: papertrey ink plum pudding & white cs; basicgrey eerie pp; ribbon: may arts bats & dotted sheer ribbons; ink: ranger dusty concord distress ink; papertrey ink true black; stamps: {stamps}of life – spooky2scare set & stampin up! priceless set

make card from plum pudding cardstock. cut pattern paper to fit card front, ink edges with dusty concord distress ink and adhere to card front. cut white cardstock smaller than patterned paper piece, ink edge with distress ink, stamp with flourishes and adhere to card front. cut slit in top of card thread sheer dotted ribbon through and tie. stamp ghost from spooky2scare on white cardstock with true back ink and ink edges with distress ink. cut patterned paper piece to fit ghost, ink edges and adhere to card over ribbon with foam dimensionals. adhere ghost to pp piece. cut five bats from bat ribbon and adhere to flourishes as shown. stamp word "spooky" in corner.

halloween bag & tag: supplies: paper reflections small kraft gift bag; pp: basicgrey eerie; ribbon: may arts pumpkin, bat & ghost ribbons, sheer dotted, black/orange gingham & orange dotted ribbons; ink: ranger dustry concord distress ink. cuttlebug & spellbinders long plain & scalloped rectangle dies

cut patterned paper to fit front of bag, distress edges a bit & adhere to bag. adhere row of length of pumpkin ribbon to bottom of bag. cut bats and ghosts from respective ribbon and ahdere to patterned paper.

diecut cream cardstock using scalloped long rectangle die and ink edges with distress ink. cut pp using plain long rectangle die and adhere to scalloped piece. adhere short length of pumpkins to bottom and ghosts and bat to tag as shown. punch hole in top, thread gingham ribbon through and tie around bag handle. tie short lengths of orange, sheer dotted & gingham ribbon around other side of bag handle.

treats for you card: supplies: papertrey ink plum pudding & white cardstock; basicgrey eerie pp; ink: dusty concord distress ink, stampin up! pumpkin pie & papertrey ink true black; ribbon: may arts pumpkin & bat ribbons; stamps: {stamps}of life spooky2scare & thanks2fall.

make card from plum pudding cardstock. stamp pumpkin on white cardstock with pumpkin pie ink. over stamp with pumpkin face & lines; stamp hat on white cardstock with true black ink and trim out pumpkin & hat. ink with dustry concord ink. cut pp to fit card front as shown and adhere. cut smaller piece of patterned paper, round two corners and ink with distress ink. adhere pumpkins from pumpkin ribbon to card front as shown. adhere rounded corner piece to card front. adhere stamped pumpkin & hat to card. cut length of bat ribbon and staple to card as shown. stamp with sentiment.


These Halloween projects were sent to us by Jennifer Hadder:

Halloween Lanterns

Spinner cards

Witches boot

Goodies for my son's preschool class

Witches shoe with pumpkins


This Halloween frame was sent to us by Jennie Posthumus:

"A Halloween Picture frame that's easy to do! I used a large 7"x7" ceramic tile I had for another project. They can be bought fairly cheaply at Home Depot, Lowes, or any other hardware store that sells ceramic flooring tiles.
I carefully hot glued the bats and pumpkins so the picture could slide inside them (used a 4×6, but it could be easily adapted for a 5×7").
To glue the bats, just put glue on the top of the heads, for the pumpkins, along the bottom. The picture will slide in perfectly. Either pumpkins or bats could be substitued for ghosts.
Then, I added the angled ribbon, using hot glue. The same with the hanger.
Since I didn't have any scrap book stickers for halloween (or any other stickers, since it's not usually possible to keep them out of the kids' hands), I wrote in "Happy Halloween".
A quick, easy, and fun project. It took less than thirty minutes to glue it all together, including drying time for the hot glue. It would be a great present for anyone!"

This card was sent to us by Sonya of Stamp Works:

"I was able to incorporate a bit of each ribbon from the Halloween Fun Pack on one card. I had alot of fun creating this card as I layered card stock and ribbons. The image is from The Greeting Farms, the image is colored with Copic Markers, card stocks are from Stampin' Up, and all the ribbons are of course May Arts Halloween Fun Pack."


These projects were sent to us by Peggy Cain of Create With Bubbe

  • Gable box: This is simply covered with Cloud 9 Seasonal printed paper, edged with Colorbox Charcoal ink, “boo” cut on the Cricut and embossed with the cuttlebug folder and accented with Colorbox inks, tangerine, lime pastel and wisteria. Accented with ribbon: KB38, EX01, JD10, and MD28. I used the bow easy to make the bow.


  • Witch card: A2 card, base is purple Bazzil cardstock, printed paper is Cloud 9 Seasonal, tone on the edge and  little ghost (EX01) to accent (tucked under the paper) (EX01), witch was cut using the Little Monsters Cricut cartridge and embellished with the Pumpkin(EX28) and bat ribbon(ex10), and stickles. I sewed the edges on the machine, stamped words are Inkadinkado
  • Mummy Can: I recycled a tin can, wrapped with gauze, glued jumbo googlie eyes and used the bat ribbon (EX10) for her eyebrows, a small piece of ribbon (KB38) is tied in a piece to look like a ponytail.


  • Splat card: A2 size card, splatted with paint daubers and water, Inkadinkado stamp and accented with bat ribbon (EX10)
  • Candy Can: I recycled this can and covered it with Cloud 9 Seasonal paper. Used a Martha Stewart web border punch and black cardstock for the top rim, bat ribbon (EX10) along the bottom. There is ribbon (JD10)wrapped around the handle, one little ghost(EX01) glued on the top and finished off with the black pot-a-dot ribbon (MD28)


These cards were sent to us by Cathy Clark of By The "C" Creations:


halloween card

It is a little hard to tell in the picture, but this is a Tri-Fold card

  • Stamps: Both from Impression Obsession
  • Paper: CS-Bazzill, DP-purple check is from Hobby Lobby, blackglitter dot is DoodlebugDesign
  • CopicMarkers: E00, E02, E11, YR02, YR68, YR07, R22, R05, RV23, R46, R59, E33, E35, E37, Y15, C1, C3, C7, BV23, 100, V15, V09, YG03
  • SakuraGlazePen: Purple and Black
  • Stickles: Star Dust, Lavendar and Yellow
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Spica Pens: Silver and Gold
  • Ribbon: Black and Orange check – May Arts

Happy Halloween

Card Recipe:

  • No stamps involved
  • Sentiment: computer generated
  • Papers: CS-Bazzill, DP- My Mind's Eye "The Spider's Web" collection—"Pumpkin Patch"
  • Twine: May Arts
  • Black and White Dot Ribbon: May Arts
  • Spider: Martha Stewart Stickers with black glitter added
  • Spider Web: Recollections Border Stickers with black glitter added
  • Black Glitter: Art Glitter  by Barbara Trombley
  1. lisa a.

    Wow… I am in awe of all the gorgous projects. Such talent.

  2. Harmony

    So much variety! The birdcage is just so very creative!

  3. Tifany D.

    All the projects are great! I especially love the birdcage!

  4. Do of

    So hard to choose because ya’ll did a “Spook”-tacular job!

    ….but…I love the birdcages!

  5. Maïté

    I love these projects ! Especially the birdcages ! I found them too cute !

  6. Pam Loris

    Such great projects! I love using ribbon too! Will have to start looking more carefully for May Arts ribbons! They are all just wonderful!

  7. Amy

    All the entries are wonderful! So much talent!

  8. Jasmine Ford

    These projects are great! Many talented people out there! I love the ones that use the vintage images, and those birdcages are too cute!

  9. Juanna

    Love the DIY birdcages and house (:

  10. Bambi Pro

    adorable projects. Love them all.

  11. Aviva

    I can’t choose my favorite! All of the cards are wonderful, and I especially love the candy jar and the witches shoe!

  12. Tanya M. R.

    So many talented people…great project ideas!!!

  13. Rebecca Ednie

    The shoe is something I could totally adapt for any season!

  14. Annette S.

    So many gorgeous projects, I love the birdcages, candy boxes, the shoe, oh the list goes on, they are all fantastic!!!


  15. Donna

    All the creations are so gorgeous and well done, congrats to everyone whom made something, you did am awesome job!!
    Have to say, my favorite was the bag and tag, and a few of the cards, but ALL were great.

  16. Darcee R

    Love the boots Jennifer Hadder made! Super cute!

  17. Sharon Gullikson

    The entries were incredibly wonderful!! I guess my favorite is the bird in the cage, but I really love each one for different reasons…

  18. Tracy

    Love, love, LOVE the birdcages! Could be adapted for spring projects too! So many great ideas here, can’t wait to have my kids decorate their trick or treat bags!

  19. Anita Young

    Love Jennifer’s spinner cards!!!! So many fabulous projects 🙂

  20. Lydia Jones

    All the projects are just beautiful!!!!

  21. Linda van Vliet

    such AMAZING projects! I especially like the bird cages! It’s very hard to imagine that ribbons are used on every project! The little with ghosts are cute! I would love to dance with them between the trees 🙂

  22. Beverly BL

    Love Jennifer Hadder’s pump with pumpkins. Very cute.

  23. Pauline Gilbert

    Just love Denise Bryant’s ghosts frolicking in the woods. We don’t celebrate Halloween here in Australia, but I wish we did.

  24. Tona

    They were all great projects.
    I love Jennifers witches boot & witches shoe as well as Alona’s gift basket.

  25. DeniseB

    Lots of great projects! Fun to see what everybody came up with.

  26. TraceyT

    Love those bird cages!

  27. Latrice Murphy

    Absolutely LOVE the bird cages by Jennifer Cowles! Great job! So many great ones here too.

  28. Ming Kwong

    I love them all but my favorite is the house.

  29. Valerie

    Gorgeous entries but I am loving Karen Baker’s gorgeous, clean and simple collection!

  30. ~Tammy~

    Beautiful projects and cards! I love Karen’s Clean and Graphic style!

  31. erin

    Karen made me come and check these out, love them all, but I am a CAS girl at heart…. Well done to all of you!

  32. Cheryl (Shestamps)

    I came here from Karen B’s blog. I love her style and had to come see what else was posted over here. I love all these creations. Very inspiring!

  33. Lynn

    Karen’s cas style is my fav! Lovely projects!

  34. Natalie E

    What a fantastic lot of projects, but I do love Karen’s clean and simple, but oh-so-stunning cards!

  35. Lisa Petrella

    These are all FANTASTIC! My favorites are Karen Baker’s card stack and candy jar, Peggy Cain’s mummy can, and Jenifer Cowles’ bird cages!! AWESOME creations, ladies!

  36. Charlene

    All the projects are super cute! Well done!

  37. Mary Better

    I love the mummy and gable box, they are my favorite. Can’t wait to try these ideas. Way to go.

  38. Ginny Lee

    I am Batty about Peggy’s designs!! They r so ghostly wonderful! To darn cute!!

  39. Leah

    What fun projects! how creative and festive!

  40. Jennifer H.

    Such great Halloween crafts! Love all the cards and altered items!!

  41. Charlene

    Cute, cute…love that mummy!

  42. jen shears

    Love Cathy’s cards! And Peggy’s projects are very creative!!! 🙂

  43. Lexi

    These cards are bootiful Cathy!…sorry–I couldn’t help myself ;D


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