Halloween is just around the corner, Funny thing about Halloween is that people either totally get into it, costumes, decorations the whole nine yards. Then there are those who would rather hide in there basements and forget the whole thing. Which or should I say WITCH way to you celebrate? Either way, most of us love the candy.
Halloween isn’t traditionally a big card sending time of year .As a rule I make a few, then use my stash of supplies to make little treat bags and decor pieces. Nevertheless, I can’t help myself, I have to make a few and here is one I came up with.
Starting with a base of yummy Pumpkin Pie cardstock, I then cut a piece of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper at 6 x 5.25 scoring and folding in 2″. This allows two sides of the paper to show, you really don’t need to add much more to your card then because the paper does most of the work. Before I adhered the paper, I tied a bit of black twine around it. Stamped the spider in versamark on white cardstock and embossed it with black embossing powder. Adding a spider web and then the Happy Halloween, I cut out the oval with my big shot. A little sponging around the edges a few dimensionals and it was done.
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Happy World Card Making Day!
Hope you can find a bit of time in your day to make a card. Remember though, the joy you get creating is best shared by mailing or hand delivering your card. Personally going to the mail box and finding a handmade card, always brings a huge smile to my face.
Spring is my favorite time of the year, followed closely by Fall. Such a glorious pallet of colors Mother Nature gives us, they only problem is what follows. Leaves are so fun and easy to use on cards and can be both masculine and feminine in most cases. These leaves were pretty easy to make thanks for the dies in the Gather Together Bundle. First, dropping fall colors from my reinkers onto a glass mat, I then spritzed it with water and dragged watercolor paper around to move the color. After the paper dried, the leaves were die cut. In addition to cutting the leaves out, these dies also emboss them creating texture which adds so much to the card.
Once that was done, I stamped the Birch stamp on a piece of Whisper White with Gray Granite. Mossy Meadow twine was wrapped around it and tied in a bow. Then A Gray Granite stitched nested label stamped with the sentiment was added and the leaves were attached. I mounted it on a Gray Granite base then took the new Shimmery Chrystal Effects do add a few water droplets. Let me know what you think, I would love to hear from you.
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My inspiration for this card came from last years November Paper Pumpkin! Last years November kit was one of my favorites. This year they’ve added a coordinating tag one for Decembers kit. If you haven’t already subscribed, there is a link up top where you can subscribe so you won’t miss out.
First I started this card out with a Cherry Cobbler base and the little deer from the plaid DSP. After diecuting a dozen of the single boughs from the Beautiful Boughs Die, I punched out out a 2′ circle of vellum to adhere the bought to. I then added a few sprigs in gold from the punch in the annual catalog. After embossing Joyful Season from Lots of Cheer in gold, I cut it out with the stitched labels die. Glued it on added a little bow and then adhered it to the card front.
On the inside I used the large die to cut the panel then added the sentiment from Peaceful Boughs and a couple of boughs.