VIDEO: Handmade Halloween: Day 1 ~ Batty Shaker Card featuring Simon Says Stamp

Hi there and welcome to Day 1 of my Halloween video series, Handmade Halloween!  For this series I will create five Halloween projects featuring all kinds of goodies from some of my favorite crafty companies so stay tuned for more!

To kick things off I wanted to use this absolutely purr-fect image from the Trick or Treat stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.  This set has been out for a while but it is new to me so I had a lot of fun coloring this image!  My favorite color combo for Halloween is purple and black.  I just love the way they look together so I created my own patterned paper using these colors and a spiderweb stencil by Carta Bella.  

To keep everything coordinated I used the Seedless Preserves Distress Ink (love the pink tones in this!) for my card base as well as the base of my patterned paper.  I finished it off with some Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks for a super fun contrast.  Dracula Kitty is colored using Copic markers and I couldn't resist coloring him like my Egon kitty to add a splash of orange. 

This card has lots of die cutting, including the part that inspired me to do a Halloween shaker - these adorable bats that pop out when you use the Batty Border die by Memory Box.  They make the greatest shaker confetti!  And this scripty Halloween is so dainty and is the perfect pair for the kitty image.  I layered up three of those scripty sentiments to provide some stability to this super fragile die cut.

And that is the project for today!  Join me for Handmade Halloween: Day 2 (coming soon) as well as my 200 YouTube Subscriber GIVEAWAY that you can still enter until this Friday!  I am really close to 300 subscribers now and if I hit that mark before the end of the giveaway I'll draw a fourth winner!  The video tutorial is linked below as well as all of the supplies I used for this project.  Thanks so much for joining me!  Bye!

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  1. WOW Tara, I KNEW your numbers would rise fast! Congrats on your approaching 300 subscribers, you cards and videos are so great, expect more to come in the near future!
    Such a cute card, I can't wait for the video!

  2. Omg!!!!! This is Faboolous! !!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs, Heidi

  3. Enjoyed this shaker card. Color choices were fun!