Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Addicted to CAS: Hip Haunts

I needed Halloween cards for my 21- and 25-year old sons and the Spooky challenge at Addicted to CAS pushed me into getting them done. I recently did two pink(!) ghost cards for my nieces, and I thought I'd turn to the dark, spooky side for my sons but the cards turned out a bit more on the cute side. Since they are CAS, I'm still crediting Addicted to CAS for my inspiration! (Maybe the spider in the corner works for "spooky"!!)

10.12.21 AtC

These are the Hip Haunts dies from Sizzix/Tim Holtz.  I love the detail in his dies but I may need to start just admiring them instead of buying and working with them - between older hands and older eyes, they are tough to work with. SO many bitty pieces to line up but that's also what gives them their charm!

10.12.21 AtC Cat

I am particularly in love with the cat because I modified him to have the look of one of our cats.  Check out the actual cat being "abused" by my youngest!  (They are actually great friends - my son was just demonstrating how tolerant the cat is.) I added black ears, nose and tail to my cat die to make it obvious it was this cat!

The mummy is cute too. There are four characters in the die set then a die that cuts all kinds of disguises - different mustaches and sunglasses and more.

10.12.21 AtC Mummy

The inside sentiment is my favorite part.  I didn't see this stamp last year, but with both kids on college campuses that still have some mask mandates - this stamp by Stampendous still seemed just right!

Stamps: Photo Play Trick or Treat Halloween along with coordinating dies, Stampendous Double Mask
Dies: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Hip Haunts, Photo Play Sentiment Strips Etched dies


  1. Awesome Halloween cards, Kim! I have several TH dies and you're right: they're very fiddly! *Most* of the time, I don't mind, as putting them together is similar to doing a puzzle and the results are usually successful. Your sons will love these!

  2. Too cute to spook, they're faBOOlous!

  3. Both are so cute! I love the sentiment too!

  4. These are SO FUN!! I LOVE that mask stamp!!

  5. Yes, I think it has been Halloween all year...especially if you live here is the U.S. :)
    LOVE these fun cards, Kim, and I think your sons will love them too! Clever images and fabulous CAS designs, as always! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!


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