Blog Hop Halloween Treats

October Blog HopThank you for joining us for the Pals Halloween Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual trick-or-treat hop where you will either learn great tricks for your creative projects or enjoy a blog candy treat. 

You should have just left stop number 19 on the Pals Hop – Peggy Noe at If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

By Debbie Mageed, Halloween, Fun Fold, Tri-Shutter Fold, Stampin' Up!, Halloween Happiness, Best of Halloween, Mixed Medley, Halloween Bash, Notable Alphabet, Owl Builder PunchI have a confession to make – Halloween is not my favorite holiday, but I LOVED making this tri-fold card!  If you are wanting to make a WOW card – a card that really packs a punch – this is very easy to assemble and is both a card and home decor.  I could explain it to you but I really think the easiest way for you to make one is to follow this diagram.  It really is easy with the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer and Scoring Tool.  And the battery-operated tea-lights, wrapped in Witches’ Brew Washi Tape, makes the openings super-spooky!!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Sets:  Halloween Happiness, Best of Halloween, Mixed Medley, Halloween Bash, Designer Typeset Polymer, Notable Alphabet
  • Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Witches’ Brew DSP
  • Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Silver Metallic Encore Pad, So Saffron
  • Cool Tools: Scallop Oval Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Owl Builder Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Googlies (retired), Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

So, this is a great blog hop month so I thought I would give you a bonus idea!

Halloween Luminary

This luminary was very quick and easy to put together – just 4″ squares of DSP and vellum.  I used the circle framelit so I could place it exactly where I wanted it on all sides.  I stamped the vellum with the DSP in place so I knew exactly where I wanted to put it.  Then it was just a matter of punching holes and attaching all of the sides with ribbon.  Super fun and fast!!  To keep it safe, I have the battery-operated tea-lights on the inside.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Halloween Bash
  • Paper: Witches’ Brew DSP
  • Ink: Black Stazon
  • Cool Tools: Circle Framelit, Corner Rounder, Crop-a-dile (retired)
  • Finishing Touch: Pumpkin 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

IMG_0278[1]Now, for the Blog Candy!  I had so much fun with the stamp set Halloween Bash and LOVE the fact that it coordinates with punches, so I decided I would share the joy.  Please leave me a comment (located under the date at the top of this post) by 12:00 AM EDT Thursday, October 9th on this blog post and you will be entered into the drawing.  I would love to know what your Halloween traditions are and what is your favorite memory of Halloween growing up!

The next stop is Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping, stop number 21 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Keep calm and craft on!


  1. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  5. Debbie Crowley at  expressivelydeb…
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin’ Affair!
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at  Stampgoodness
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  11. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  12. Lisa Davis at Cherry Street Paper Treats
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at  My Stampin Space
  16. Beth Beard at  My little craft blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  18. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  19. Peggy Noe at
  20. Debbie Mageed at  Secret Stamper <——-YOU ARE HERE!
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  23. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  24. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  26. Margaret Moody at Margaret Moody


  1. Wow, the card is AMAZING! My mind is busy thinking of other holidays where I could use this!

  2. Our town has a Halloween parade that everyone goes to. The main street is closed and the teachers do not assign homework that night.

  3. Fantastic choice of card fold for all the card details, Debbie! I think my favorite is the owl, but ask me again in a couple of minutes… It might change, LOL. The tea light with the washi tape is delightful. And the luminary has a spin I have not yet seen with the ribbon ties… So sweet. Great projects for the hop!

  4. Your card is great! So many clever ideas all in one card! Love it!

  5. Wow! This card is intense!! My favorite Halloween traditions were watching old VHS tapes of recorded Halloween TV show episodes. Kate & Allie, Roseanne, Home Improvement, The Simpsons, Garfield. Good times! Don’t know if my parents even still have a VCR though!

  6. Your card is awesome!! A favorite tradition is decorating for Halloween. To see the expression of my children when they were younger, and now to see the expressions of the grandchildren. My favorite memory when growing up was deciding what to dress up as to go Trick or Treating.

  7. Love, love, love

  8. I love your luminary!! What a cute and original idea!!

  9. love your card. My favorite Halloween memory is of being little and “making” your own costume. In those days, you found old clothes and makeup and planned for months ahead about what you would be Halloween night. It was great fun. One year, I was a spooky bride. My mum had an old trunk of old dresses and me and my friends took advantage of these LOL

  10. My favorite memory is trick or treating with all my friends and our dads. Now they all come to my house and we pass out the candy. I love Halloween.

  11. Oh my goodness, this card is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I’m sure it is a lot of work but well worth it. I definitely want to try one. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Awesome, awesome, awesome. I love to decorate the house for Halloween and had so much fun trick or treating with my brothers and sister and friends when I was a kid. My husband and dog dress up as Superman (and Superdog) to hand out candy every year. I STILL have fun on Halloween!

  12. Super cute projects!! I live in a town of 700 people so we do up Halloween as a community. A BIG kiddie parade of costumes down Main Street, trick-or-treating door to door and to each business, pumpkin decorating contest etc… lots of fun. Thanks for sharing! Gail Slagle

  13. I remember going to the Halloween parades in school(before they quit them) with the kids and seeing all the smiles, as everyone was having such a good time and looking forward to what came in the evening. Thanks for sharing your Halloween Ideas.

  14. I love your Halloween card. Like you, Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday, but do love this card. My favorite tradition is handing out candy to the little ones. I love seeing them in their costumes. All the little bears, tigers and bunnies, so cute.

  15. Love your ideas! Can’t wait to make them.

  16. What a really cute card! My favorite Halloween memories are of family; going out with my sisters in our tiny town when I was a girl and then when my own children were young. It was so much fun for me to make their costumes.

  17. Wow, what great ideas! My favorite Halloween memory is of a neighbor we had growing up. Minnie was a little old lady who played grandma to all us neighbor kids. Each Halloween she would had make popcorn balls for each of us. “normal trick or treaters got the regular candy, but those of us that visited her often got a popcorn ball – it made us feel so special.

  18. My favorite memory is that my parents always worked together to make us a homemade costume. They were the best!

  19. Debbie…this card is fantastic!!! So much detail and I love that it folds out! Very very “spooky”!

  20. Very creative. Thank you for your tricks and a chance to win a treat!!!

  21. Wow Debbie! No wonder you have been so busy. Beautiful creations! The card, candle and luminary are all real WOW projects. So very nicely done on all. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Julie Trevett-Smith

    This is an amazing card! Well done. Thank you for sharing the instructions on how to make it, too.

  23. Total wow factor! Wonderful Halloween creations!

  24. Wow! This is a real show-stopper card! Thanks for the inspiration. I LOVE it!

  25. Wow! What an intricate card. Looks great.

  26. So creative! Thanks for both projects! I still miss taking my children trick-or-treating when they were small! Such great memories.

  27. What a great Halloween tri-fold card and luminary!!! The card is super cool and amazing!
    My favorite memory of Halloween is the year we moved to Cincinnati and ended up having 4 pumpkins to be carved for Halloween (3 were a surprise from a new neighbor, a gift for each of my sons). What a mess, but how creative those pumpkins looked on Halloween lit up with candles, on a dark night! The boys loved it – truly a family activity! Also, it was a wonderful and thoughtful gesture by the mother of my eldest son’s new friend.
    Thanks again for sharing great crafting ideas!

  28. All I can say is WOW! That tri-fold card is visually AMAZING.
    My favorite Halloween memory is the year my son (who is now 36) and two of his buddies dressed up as girls. They were 11 years old and they looked hilarious. I still have a photo of them and it always makes me laugh.

  29. My grandkids come over and we all go trick or treating as one big scary group. Thanks for the great ideas!

  30. Your trifold card is great! Our Haloween traditions are pretty simple: it’s all about the candy! 🙂 My hubby is a big kid and enjoys trick-or-treating with our 3 boys and then sharing in the spoils!

  31. Wow your projects are SPOOKtacular! love them both. hugs.

  32. Thanks for sharing your projects, they are just lovely!

  33. My family didnt celebrate Halloween growing up….so I can’t say I have a favorite memory…I just remember being terrified that the neighborhood kids would throw eggs on me!

  34. I am definitely going to try and make this card. I love it!!

  35. Forgot to add fav memory. Has to be when my kids spray painted our Great Pyrenees green to go trick or treating with them. She was such a good sport

  36. Wow, so many comments, I’m new to your blog, but enjoy it already. Thanks.

  37. SO intricate! I remember each Halloween going around the neighborhood with my dad only to go home to mom handing out candy.

  38. By your fab card and votive holder, no one would ever guess Halloween is not your favorite holiday! I have a confession to make too–Halloween is my very favorite time for crafting. Thanks for the blog candy chance. That is my favorite Halloween set from the new catalog.

  39. I really love your project. Very clever!

  40. My favorite memories of Halloween is carving the pumpkin and see who can make the craziest face. I love Halloween when all the kids get to go “trick or treating”

    You card is just super; I made a birthday card for my 22 year old granddaughter with this layout. Thanks for sharing

  41. Cute card! Love the folds. My favorite Halloween memory is all the trick-or-treaters who used to come to my home (over 100). They were always surprised to see me…as I saw them everyday at the elementary school where I used to work! Love those little goblins!

  42. This card is wonderful! I love this method…just made my first one this week using this method, but your Halloween theme makes it a real standout! Thanks for sharing. Favorite memories of Halloween growing up was being able to walk all over town (without fear) trick or treating.

  43. I am not really fond of Halloween per se, but all the great projects by the Pals have ‘enabled’ me to really enjoy making Halloween projects too! I just love this; it is absolutely a work of art! I don’t own this stamp set and would love the chance to win it! Thanks 🙂

  44. Mary Anne Schnettgoecke

    I LOVE your card!!! Fabulous! I also love how you used the washi tape on the tea light – cute!

  45. love both these ideas, this luminary is soo neat!! tfs!! my fave Halloween memory is when we were in about grade one and my sisters and I all went trick or treating with another few families from the neighbourhood, and my best friends parents were dressed up as homer and marg simpson…ha ha…soo much fun!!!

  46. WOW! Beautiful projects! That card is just amazing! Carving pumpkins is a great memory and making our own pumpkin seeds;)

  47. The card is a wow… but I know its a lot of work! You did a great Halloween card for not being to much into Halloween. Halloween is my favorite time of the year, I start decorating in September. (I have some pic’s on my blog) My favorite memory of Halloween is Trick or Treating with my Brother and Sisters, we only got to do it a few times. Now I trick or treat with my kids until every light is out! lol My sons get tired of going before me and beg to go home! lol
    Shirley Pumpkin #23

  48. Love your creativity! My favorite Halloween memory was the year my sister passed down her unicorn costume to me. I wanted to wear it everyday, even to school.

  49. I have many Halloween memories, but one of my favorites was going to Trick or Treat at my grandmother’s house. Instead of giving out candy, she would give us homemade popcorn balls. So yummy! I continue that tradition today. My girls (ages 7 & 3) make huge batches of popcorn balls to give out as treats. So much fun!

  50. I am going to the beach next week with my grandchildren. We are definitely going to make several of these luminaries.

  51. Your projects are definately “wow factors” Beautiful creations. In our neighborhood we all sit in our neighbors driveway to hand out the candy. They have hot dogs and hot chocolate. So fun to connect with the neighbors while giving out our candy.

  52. These are fantastic projects! It is amazing to find out Halloween is NOT your favorite holiday! My fav Halloween memory is when my two youngest sons and a neighbor friend wanted to be Baby Kermit, Baby Fozzie and she was Baby Ms. Piggy! They were homemade costumes and I even dressed up as the nanny! It was so much fun. I love to dress up, so Halloween is a favorite for me! Great stamp set to win, hope I am the one picked!

  53. Growing up and living in Minnesota we occasionally would have a snowy Halloween – and it was just so much fun running from house to house to get candy with snowflakes coming down !
    Love your card and your luminary ! TFS

  54. Halloween has always been a fun time for me. I love making costumes for myself, family and friends. Love your projects and will try both of them.

  55. this is a definite WOW project, debbie!
    hugs, m

  56. I love your projects especially the uber-fancy trifold card. So fun! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your awesome blog candy!

  57. Fall and Halloween are my favorite time of the year ! Thanks for all you do!

  58. Love the design of your card.

  59. Love the card. Some of my favorite memories are making costumes for my daughter for halloween

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