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Wednesday, October 23, 2013


As much as my kids enjoy Halloween (Hello, Candy Season!), they really don't like the scary aspect of the holiday. You know, like all those skeletons and bloody kind of stuff? Those things really creep them out. The girls love the cutesy stuff though and I totally understand. Even I can't resist those costumed Hello Kitties and Lalaloopsies! So when I first saw the tombstone in the Halloween Town Cut Its, I knew that it was an image that I cannot use for my cards.

Or so I thought.

What if I could combine the cute with the creepy? I mean, what if the card was creepy on the outside but when opened....

..a ghost pops up and makes the card totally adorable? Would a card like that bring a chuckle to my kids?

I had to give it a try.

Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, and applying the same idea behind my Pac Man-inspired Ghost Card, I came up with this:

Once assembled, the card looks like a tombstone on the outside but is totally cute on the inside.

I couldn't wait to give the card to the kids!

The girls were curious about the card but when they opened it, they laughed! I was so happy that they loved my project so I showed them my photos and suddenly their expressions changed.

They said my pictures looked creepy.

Sigh. So much for that!

Files used:
Ghost, Tombstone: Halloween Town Cut Its 
Sentiment: Fright Delights Cut Its


  1. LOL I was going to say I loved how you set the stage with the moss covered rocky terrain for your photos! Another wonderful take that made me smile - thanks Jin!

  2. Love this idea! I've got to try my hand at a pop up. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I really enjoyed this pop up ghost
    You are one clever designer
    Thanks for posting everyday.
    You really are an inspiration:)
    P.S. Your girls are a Hoot:) Too sweet...