I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween POP Up Card

Well friends, I have to tell you... if you own a Cricut, you simply must purchase the new CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge. It is phenomenal for card making with so many interesting elements to choose from. Cards include envelopes and liners. 

You can purchase this cartridge HERE

Today, I'm showing you how I created the Halloween Pop up Card, thanks to Mary from Cardz TV who posted her own card. 

Since the pop up is on the inside of the card, I actually started with the outside of the card. I wanted to use all of my favorite Halloween colors, and include a ghost (there are ghosts in the pop up design). This particular ghost is from Miss Kate's Cuttables. Remember that she has a daily freebie file! I used two different stamps here, the cat and moon stamp is from an old Inkadinkado set called Trick or Treat, and the Happy Halloween stamp is from Cardz TV the Going in Circles set. 

Here is the inside. The cartridge cuts the layer with a square pop up that fits just behind the haunted house. The ghost and moon are also cut out of this layer. I backed this on white so that the ghosts were white, and then put a small piece of orange behind the moon. You cut the house and tree separately. 

To keep with the theme of ghosts, I decided to cut another ghost to place on the inside. 

The ghosts and goblins sentiments is from Cardz TV new set Frankly Frightful.
I smeared back ink around the edges of most elements here so that nothing would look too shiny and instead keep with a spooky design. 

The Artfully Sent cartridge is full of these fun cards. Put it on your wish list!

Challenges Entered
Cardz 4 Guyz: Spooky Halloween
Clear it Out: Stash - black and orange (all scraps of cardstock)
Shopping Our Stash: Halloween (stash - papers and moon stamp)
Try it on Tuesday: Spooky
Craftin Desert Diva's: Halloween
Dream Valley Challenges: Halloween
Red Carpet Studio: Halloween (loved the inspiration photo)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Halloween
The Corrosive Challenge: Halloween


  1. Super cute card! Thank you for entering it in at Red Carpet Studio!

  2. Great use of those cut outs, and a fab pop up card.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz4Guyz this week. :)

  3. OMG Girl Your card is WICKED Awesome you really did one SPOOKtacular job!! I too love this cartridge and I have seen this card done by a few other gals....and YOU truly made it your own I love your version YOU totally ROCKed it!!

  4. Fabulous, I love to see cards with the Xtra Factor and this has it. Kids love something different. Thanks for joining in with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Hope to see you again. Caz

  5. Very pretty Halloween card. I specially love the cute ghost.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar x

  6. Thank you for sharing your super hHlloween card with us at TioT's this time.

  7. Amazing card. Love the design. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  8. Wonderful card Faith!!! Love it!! :)

  9. What an adorable Halloween pop up card! I especially like the creepy cat stamp! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at RCS!

  10. Super Halloween pop up card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  11. WOW! fantastic pop up card! Love the spooky scene! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for the Halloween challenge!!

  12. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...your project is awesome...hope you stop by and play with us again <((><

  13. Yay! How fun is this!
    I've not done a pop-up in ages…maybe I need too!
    Great project!
    Thanks for also sharing at our Halloween Linky Party for Craftin' Desert Diva's!

    Warmly, Leah (CDD DT)

  14. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'


  15. fun card! I love the fun Halloween images :) thanks for joining our challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  16. Pop up cards are some of my favorites! Great job! Thanks for sharing it over at Red Carpet Studio!

  17. Wonderful card, love the creation of the negative space. Thanks for joining us over at Try it on Tuesday. Nikki

  18. Fab card - thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin last week - we hope you join us again this week! Wedgie xxx

  19. Fun pop-up card with sooo much detail! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  20. Gorgeous creation, both inside and out, love the pop up idea! Thanks for joining Shopping Our Stash this week, good luck, take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  21. Fab card! I love the little scene :-) Thank you for joining our Halloween challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx


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