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. Sheryl Kemper says:

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

  2. always_painting says:

    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. harleychickx2 says:

    We’re gonna decorate boo bags with this.

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

  6. Joy,
    That is super cute. I too love that paper.

  7. 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!!

  8. I love the bling and the newsprint! It looks awesome!

  9. Janet Licari says:

    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

  10. 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.

  11. 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)!!

  12. Love this card!!! and the bling adds a nice touch…

  13. MissMichelle says:

    I learn something new everyday from you!!!! Thanks you are so creative!

  14. shewhodreams says:

    Cool Halloween card! You always inspire me.

  15. beadgal29 says:

    I don’t really like skulls or halloween, but this is super cute, Joy!!

  16. Love the added bling to the skull! I have been wanting the “Life’s a Beach” cartridge for soooooo long. Anyway, very cute card!

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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

  20. dgutierez1 says:

    This is a very interesting card Joy – I like it – great job!!

    Deanne G
    [email protected]

  21. I have some teenage nephews that would love this card. THanks for the inspiration.

  22. This is the cutest, err I mean the spookiest with great pizazz!!. Rosann

  23. Love the look with the newspaper and glamor sparkles!

  24. Super cute project Joy as always! I LOVE that paper.

  25. 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

  26. So cute!! Love the bling.

  27. BrowerBakes says:

    SO cute! Those Martha Stewart cartridges are so versatile 🙂

  28. Joy this is so awesome, thanks for sharing your amazing talent… love this card.

  29. 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”!

  30. That is so cool thanks for sharing..

  31. Love this project – thanks for sharing! I need more Halloween paper – I can just tell!

  32. Love this card Joy! I’ll hve to check out that cartridge today. Thanks for sharing!

  33. cruella63703 says:

    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

  34. 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!!!!!!

  35. winnielosie says:

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

  36. I love the design, and the paper from K&Co. is perfect! Of course, what is a card without bling?! Great job! 🙂

  37. 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

  38. sy3_smith says:

    Can I move in next door? they get great stuff from you! hahaa

  39. Spooooky!! I love the bling!

  40. flipflopdiva says:

    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!!!)

  41. finecrafter says:

    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!

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

  43. 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.

  44. I never would have thought to use text print paper for a skeleton, but it’s perfect!

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