Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Spooky Fun with Karen Burniston's Barn Pop-Up!!

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome!! My son is soon going to a local pumpkin farm on a class trip and that got me thinking.....what if it was a night trip and it was a haunted pumpkin farm! So I created this Haunted Pumpkin Farm card using Karen Burniston's Barn Pop Stand along with several other of her fantastic dies!

For this card, I started with a 5 x 7 card base using heavy weight black cardstock. I then die cut a rectangle (4.875 x 6.875) from heavy weight smooth white cardstock and another rectangle the same size from a olive green cardstock. 

I started by creating the background and base of the card. I wanted to create a night scene, so I used my Tim Holtz Moon stencil. I placed the smallest moon stencil on to my card using repositionable tape runner. Then using Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, I created my night sky! Once done, I added some white paint flecks to create stars. I used Copic Opaque white paint (is it paint or ink?) mixed with a little bit of water. I set this aside to dry.

For the ground area, I used Distress Oxide ink in Rustic Wilderness and Black Soot to create this dark grassy area. I set this aside to dry.

I then die cut out the barn from heavy weight smooth white cardstock. I die cut all the pieces from the same cardstock. I began by tracing out the wood panel on the barn, making sure the wood wasn't straight and there were lots of areas that would look like it was falling apart. I then began to color the panels in using Copic markers. Once I had the barn the way I wanted it, I added some Black Soot Distress Oxide ink to the edges and set it aside. I colored the rest of the pieces of the barn in the same way, then began to glue everything together. When I added the barn doors, I put them on crooked so it looked really dilapidated. 

I then die cut the small ghost from the Haunted Tiny House Add-Ons and added it to the little window at the top of the barn. I added some glow in the dark ink to the ghost. 

I also cut out a ghost from the Halloween Elements die set from heavy weight vellum and added it to the back of the barn. 

I die cut the platform from the House and Fence Pop-Up die using heavy weight black cardstock. 

I glued down the background and grass base to the card base. Then I glued in the platform. To see how this platform fits into a card click here to watch Karen Burniston's assembly video.

I then die cut two trees from the Tree Pop-Up die set. I just cut these from black cardstock and fitted them to the background of the card. I die cut the little fence from the Haunted Tiny House Pop-Up to the background and to the front of the platform. I cut this from smooth white cardstock and used Copic markers to color it. 

I die cut the small pumpkins from the new Halloween Borders and added them around my Haunted Pumpkin Farm. I cut a little path way to fit on the platform and colored that using Copic markers. 

Last but not least, I needed to add some Trick or Treaters! So I die cut the Lamb and Pig and added costumes to them using the Tiny Accessory dies. Lastly, I die cut some black leaves from the Tree Pop-Up and glued them around the ground.

For the front of my card, I kept it really simple. I die cut some panels from patterned paper and glued them together. With so much detail on the inside, I wanted to keep it simple on the front. 

I just love how this Haunted Barn came out. I think creating Halloween cards are my new favorite cards! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!


  1. This is adorable! I LOVE the farm animals with the haunted barn!!!!!

  2. OMG! So adorable! Love this! Animals in costume so cute!!!

  3. So many times I look at my barn popup die and all I can see is that red barn with the animals. I forget that you can use it for so much more. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Such a fun scene! Love the barn and the jack o'lanterns! Cute critters and ghosts too!


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