Saturday, October 2, 2010

October = Halloween!

Happy World Card Making Day!
You know, I really celebrate card making every day (every day that I can sit at my table that is) but this day really pushes me into gear for the upcoming holidays.

Today, I am working on Halloween cards and treat boxes. Every year I buy adorable Halloween papers and 'bellies and don't use them up. Then the next year rolls around and companies all have NEW lines that I can't resist, so I don't use up what I didn't use from the year(s) before. *sigh*

This year I am changing that habit!

I bought the Happy Halloween line from Echo Park at Scrapfest and LOVE the colors and patterns. I really like buying the entire line for things like this because everything matches and I don't have to stop the creative process to go dig for something that might work. When I got home with the papers I realized that the new Tiny Treats Halloween set and coordinating Mat Stack 4 die from PTI coordinates perfectly! YEAAA!

So... I'm off and running. Creating Halloween cards - mass producing even! (those who know me know that I don't mass produce. lol)

Here's what I'm working on:

This one uses the little bat sentiment, but I cringed at cutting out all the little bats, so instead I used a Martha Stewart bat punch and the black & white polka dot paper. The bat is two layers and separated by a tiny piece of foam tape.

I just love this little glittery spider! I stamped him once and colored him completely black with a Copic marker. Then stamped him again and colored his face with a black glitter pen and covered his body with Eyeliner Black Sparkly Fluff (Our Craft Lounge). The edge of the circle is covered in Eyeliner Black Crafty Sparkles and is attached to the die cut with foam tape. I *dirtied* up the die cut using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The glitter ribbon (who doesn't love glittery spider webs!?!?) is from Michael's.

The last in my group uses the same spider and die cut. I changed up the papers, layout and didn't *dirty* it up.

So, there you have it...I have a fun day ahead. I hope you do too!!
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*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! LOVE your Halloween creations!! They are all just darling!! TFS and happy WCMD!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your Halloween cards are just SO cute! I love all things Halloween, so these are right up my alley. Love the PTI goodies, too. Thanks for sharing and happy WCMD.

Charlene said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Melissa said...

Cute cards - LOVE them! Happy World Card Making Day!


Bevie Pearl said...

I love your polka dot bat. All your cards are spooktacular.....but the polka dot bat is adorable.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I saw these on Facebook, but just have to say again that they're so beautifully done. :)

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Wonderful job. I know mass producing is quiet a job, but you did just great.

Kerry Crockett said...

Such great cards! I just found your blog and can't wait to take a look at the rest of your work!