Them Bones, TSOT 628 & Cardz 4 Guyz 333

Welcome back to the Cardz 4 Guyz biweekly challenge. Our host for challenge #333, Melanie, chose spooky, or scary, or birds for the theme. The sky is the limit with these three options! When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the rest of the projects from the other design team members. As always, I’m blown away by the creativity and individuality when interpreting the challenges. We’d love to have you play along, so please upload your creations to our gallery.

I combined some new and some retired products for my “spooky” card, although I don’t really think it is spooky or scary.

Here’s my card:

Honestly, I just kept staring at the papers I have left from my Them Bones paper share. I was completely lost until I started looking at sketch challenges and found the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s challenge # 628. Once I had that sketch, everything else just fell into place rather quickly. I always love to participate in the TSOT challenges, and have been honored to have been picked as one of the top three a number of times the latest of which you can find here.

Here’s the sketch:


  • The Starry Sky base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Trim a piece of the Them Bones DSP (designer series paper) to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Trim a coordinating piece of DSP to 1-1/4 by 5-3/8 inches for the left panel.
  • The mat for the rectangle DSP piece measures 2-3/8 by 4 inches.
  • I trimmed the smaller, matted DSP according to the section of the pattern on the DSP. See the image below:
  • I’ve already used the Trick or Treat panel, and you can see that card here
  • I cropped a deckled circle from white cardstock for stamping.
  • The sentiment banner is the smallest deckled rectangle die.
  • I punched a 1-inch circle from a piece of 6 x 6 InColor DSP for the envelope flap.

Stamping & Assembly:

  • Stamp the skeleton heads from Cutest Halloween on the white cardstock in Smoky Slate ink.
  • Stamp the face using Starry Sky ink.
  • Crop the deckled circle. Outline the circle with a Smoky Slate Stamping Write Marker.
  • Use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the DSP pieces.
  • Wrap Starry Sky and white baker’s twine around the DSP and adhere in the back using tear & tape.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the circle and adhere to the front of the card.
  • After cleaning a piece of Starry Sky cardstock using your embossing buddy, stamp the sentiment, from a Banner Year stamp set, using VersaMark ink.
  • Cover with embossing powder and heat set using your heat tool.
  • Stamping a couple of cobwebs from the Banner Year stamp set in Starry Sky ink.
  • Crop using a deckled rectangle die.

Finishing the Inside and the Envelope:

  • I used the letters from the Letters for You retired stamp set in Starry Sky ink. There are some stamp and die sets with which I will not part, and this is one of them.
  • I stamped the spiders and webs from the Banner Year stamp set in Smoky Slate ink
  • Finally, I stamped more spiders and webs on the envelope flap and on the front of the card.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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