Happy Halloween RIP

© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

The Halloween holiday is always such fun! I love seeing the kids in costume, and handing out the candy while wearing my “good” witch costume. It bring back memories of my kids when they were little, and one time my son dressed as “Karlif the Mummy,” and lost the wrappings as he went from house to house. Lucky he had long johns on underneath!



·       Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits
·       Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
·       A sunny window
·       Scraps of white and off white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
·       Scraps of black card stock to die cut and for mouse card layer and base
·       Dies: Die-Versions™ Sweet Petites Mouse and Bird, MemoryBoxTM  “Haunted Web” 99007, and CheeryLynnTM “RIP” B637, “Happy Halloween” B469, Spider web corner B117
·       Stamps: Impression ObsessionTM IOD7839 Crows, and Stampscapes™ Moon and clouds
·       Tonic Studios™ Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine
·       Westcott™ paper trimmer
·       Scor-Pal™
·       Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive, double sided foam tape
·       ColorBox® Black pigment ink pad


1.     Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create off-white slurry, and create one or more sheets of medium weight handmade paper. Allow the paper to dry.
2.     Tear one sheet of the off-white handmade paper in half, then score and fold to create a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” top fold card.
3.     Die cut the bird, multi webs, and “Happy Halloween” from black cardstock scrap.
4.     Stamp the crows in the bottom left of the handmade paper card.
5.     Attach the multi web die with adhesive to the top of the card.
6.     Attach the “happy Halloween” die cut above the stamped crows.
7.     Attach the bird to the lower right of the card.
8.     Die cut the web corner and “RIP” from black cardstock scrap.
9.     Die cut the mouse from a scrap of off white handmade paper.
10.  Cut three background layers, two of the off white handmade paper and one black.
11.  Score and fold the black cardstock to create a 4 ¼ X 5 ½” side fold card.
12.  Stamp the moonscape onto the smaller piece of handmade paper.
13.  Layer (see photo), center and attach to the front of the card with adhesive.
14.  Attach the web corner to the lower right corner of the layered pieces.
15.  Attach “RIP” to the mouse’s body.
16.  Attach the mouse to the lower left of the layered pieces.


  1. These are just perfect for Halloween! Love the black and white!

    1. They really are fun.......will be mailing them next week.......each piece of handmade paper was just a tad different but all were of course wonderful! Making multiples of the cards was a snap! Love and light,

  2. Love them, especially the one on the right where you left the deckled edge!

  3. Greetings Sandee, I love leaving the deckle edges on the cards made with handmade paper.....it just adds to their beauty. Delighed you like them. Love and light,

  4. Awesome, love the elements on this card. I too love the deckled edges left on the paper.

  5. Awesome, love the elements on this card. I too love the deckled edges left on the paper.

  6. Thanks so much Donna.......they really were easy cards to make.....Love and light,


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