Time for a Celebration with Them Bones

Is there anything more celebratory than a trio of dancing skeletons? I was prepared to add a “Trick or Treat” sentiment to this card, but after I cropped the three skeletons from a variety of dance poses in the Them Bones Designer Series Paper, I knew I needed something more. Here’s the card I made to share with you today:

Them Bones Designer Series Paper, Beautiful Balloons, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The hounds tooth background and each of the dancing skeletons (I couldn’t get them to spell “YMCA”) are pulled right from the Them Bones Designer Series Paper – a fun Halloween-themed pack of papers with a few pages that can be used outside of the Halloween Holiday. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Them Bones Designer Series Paper:

Them Bones Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 162215I cropped each of the skeletons with a circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies and then framed each on with a white circle I cropped with 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. How festive are these guys?

Them Bones Designer Series Paper, Beautiful Balloons, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I heat embossed the sentiment on a 1″ x 3″ strip of Cajun Craze cardstock with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and framed it with a tiny white border to match the skeletons. The sentiment is pulled from the Beautiful Balloons stamp set, which is part of the Beautiful Balloons Bundle. Here’s a closer look at this bundle:

Beautiful Balloons Bundle, Stampin Up! 161457 With the Cajun Craze circles and a mostly Pumpkin Pie backdrop, I knew a black sentiment and card base would add a little drama to this card. I added some Basic Black Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems for a little added shine. If you like the combination of Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Basic Black as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:.

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Black

Stamps: Beautiful Balloons  Papers: Them Bones Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Thick Basic White  Inks: Versamark  Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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Trucking Along Bundle, Stampin Up!, 162306

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  1. Ha ha . . . couldn’t get them to spell YMCA! Darling card and fun trio!

  2. Fun card and layout!

  3. What a fun way to use this DSP! Love it! Enjoy your day!

  4. Your blog post is as cute as the card!

  5. Oh, Mary Fish!! Too funny!
    Awesome card, Brian. Fun and flirty. Love how you are always so inventive with our DSP. ♥️

  6. That skeleton is a star and deserves the spotlight! Such a fun card….and adorable!

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