Skull Card using Gypsy, Life is a Beach & Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cricut Cartridge

I love this Stampin’ Up Newsprint paper.

What I think is cool about this card besides the paper is that I was able to make it using non-traditional cartridges for this Halloween theme.  See?  That skull came from Life is a Beach and the “BOO” is from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cart.  I think it’s fun to scour your cartridges for unexpected things.  Though I guess “Boo” from MS isn’t that much of a stretch, but I still enjoy looking in unexpected places.

I heart my Gypsy!

I welded the images at the top to form the card.  The other skull and “BOO” were cut out in different papers.

The Happy Hauntings cartridge is in the machine, but I’m actually running the machine with the Gypsy.

The only thing I don’t like about Stampin’ Up paper is that I love it so much, I don’t want to use it.  That’s so silly!

Here is the welded skull card before adding “BOO” or bling.

This is where “BOO” came from…well, from this pack of paper and the MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart.


I bought this bling (and more) from a great vendor at the last few scrapbooking shows I attended.  They sell all their bling for $1 each and it’s all pretty great.  Don’t you love finding deals like that?



Making the skull card was pretty fun.  I got to use some of my favorite papers AND BLING!  FUN!  I think this card will go in that bag I made the other day.  You remember, it was the one I made with the Imagine.  It had a haunted house on it.  I already added that little coffin in the bag.  This is going to make a great little surprise for my neighbor for Halloween!

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  1. VERY CUTE. I’m going to do this one. I have those carts. Thanks for sharing, JOY!

  2. This is a really cute card. LOVE the bling! I love using the gypsy to make cards.

  3. Oh, I really love this Halloween Card!
    I have a daughter-in-law that would love to receive one like this.
    I just got the Life’s a Beach Cartridge, so maybe I will try this!
    Thanks so much for all your creative ideas!
    (and your cricut advice/tips…I couldn’t live without it!)

  4. Sometimes it’s good when someone finds a cut on a cartridge I wouldn’t have looked at!! Thanks for reminding us to explore!!

  5. So, now I have to go look at the Life is a beach cart since I never knew there was a skull on it!! LOL I love this card, such a cool look!!

  6. The card turned out great. I agree about paper problems. I do the same thing…buy it because you like it, then don’t use it because then it will be gone. Got to get over this because it slows up everything.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  7. GREAT card…very cool! Thanks for reminding me about that skull….I need to do some Halloween decorating…my boys would love this! And, yes, I’ll be back tomorrow! 🙂

    ~Sharon C.

  8. Oh, I love BLING, too! And I know just which vendor you are talking about: Scrapbucks and they have a website (doesn’t everyone except me?!) with lots of stuff only a $1. Just thought you might like to know. You know how we scrappers are – we like to share. ;D)!!

  9. You always have such great projects…I have Life is a Beach, will go look again at my cartridges for great ideas. I have been using my gypsy more and more…am really getting used to it. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Super cute! I have Life’s a Beach and have seriously considered ordering MS Seasonal Cake, although the only place I’ve found it is HSN, and I hate paying full price for anything 🙂 Thanks for all of the great advice!

  11. There is a skull in Paper Doll Dress Up that could be modified. Love the idea of trying to find non-traditional things in the different cartridges. Kathy

  12. Joy…”Won’t you be my neighbor?” What a great card and gift you are making for your neighbor! It only took me 5 tries to sign in today! I DO have to remember to open Joy’s Life not from a link….in it’s own window. You are a “picky” site! LOL!
    Love your card and the bling!
    Teresa K
    happiqueen at aol. com

  13. I have a problem with using some of my favorite paper too 🙂
    I’m making birthday cards this week and I’ve been using some of my favorite DCWV paper that I have been “saving”!

  14. I want the bag you made with all the wonderful goodies you have made, can I trick or treat at your house for it? This card is great. I have noticed you use that bling often and was wondering does it come off the sheet in one piece for you to put on your project or do you have to create the design on your project? I just bought the Haunted Halloween cart. after seeing your haunted tree you made, I loved it. You are on a fun ghoulish role. tfs

  15. OMG!!!! I have Life is a Beach Cartridge and did not know there was a skull on it. Have to go check it out now. As usual, I love your ideas. Great Card!!!!!!

  16. I made my daughter a skull birthday card last month, she would love this one also . Thanks a million Joy

  17. That came out fabulous… gotta love the bling! I know what you mean about using your designer/patterned paper, I am horrible when it comes to that. I have sooo much paper but cringe at the thought of actually cutting it!! LOL! Thanks for always inspiring me!
    tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

  18. I heart it!! and you too!!! I also hoard my favorite papers—that’s why my scrapbook room is overflowing!!! Hi, My name is Roxanne and I’m a scrapbook stuff collector and hoarder!!! We should start a support group!!! We could make stuff for it!!! LOL!!! (I’d heart my gypsy, too if I had one!!!)

  19. This is very cool! I love that SU paper, I’ve never seen it before(I’m so not with it!). I’ll have to try this with a different skull since I don’t have LAB. Keep the ideas coming!

  20. super creative! I visited that vendor at the Scrapbook Expo last year and got some of that same bling!

  21. I like your bling. I need to go to the store and look for some more. My boyfriend went to Michaels the other day and bought me some bling for my Cricut Circle Week 1 Challenge.

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