Please forgive my recent absence. I’ve had some family issues that needed my immediate attention. Sadly my father in law is not well, so if you’re the praying sort, I’d be ever so grateful if you’d put in a good word with the Big Guy for him. Thank you in advance for that.
This week, the amazing ladies of the ABC Toys & Crafts are sharing some super fun Halloween goodies with you all, and I’m the lucky stiff that gets to start off all the fun!! Today’s card features a spooky haunted house image that I cut out using my beloved Pink Slice and the Spellbound Design Card. Oh My Spookiness!! Isn’t it just the creepiest?!! I adore my Pink Slice, but can I tell you that the Slice is NOTHING without the design cards. The design cards are BOMB.COM when it comes to card making. I have two design cards with Halloween designs on them – Spellbound and Spook Alley. Both have images that can be used in so many fun ways – the possibilities are really endless. It occurred to me late last night as I was throwing this card together that I could cut two of these creepy haunted houses out and attach them to a simple box to hold all kinds of spooky treats. Party favors, banners, home decor – really, my mind just swims with ideas for these two cards. Once you own your Pink Slice, the sooner you can add design cards to your collection, the happier you’ll be and the more fun you’ll have playing along with me!! LOL
So I cut the haunted house out of black card stock. It’s a 4” image. Next, I trimmed the orange piece of card stock and stamped the background using all of the words and images from the Hero Arts clear stamp set called Happy Halloween. I didn’t even peel the clear stamps off of the acetate backing – I just inked them up and stamped them on the orange cardstock. How easy is that?!! (I learned that little trick from my sweet stamping friend - *waving HI, Kim!*) The purple fence is a border punch from Martha Stewart Crafts called Spooky Fence. I adore it! The bats are another Martha Stewart Crafts punch.
STAMPS: Happy Halloween (Hero Arts)
INK: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
PAPER: Grape Jelly and Black Licorice CS (Poptone), Orange Zest and Harvest Gold CS (Papertrey Ink), Black CS (American Crafts)
ACCESSORIES: Pink Slice (Making Memories), Slice Hands Free Kit (Making Memories), Spellbound Design Card (Making Memories), Bat Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts), 3D Dots (EK Success), Spooky Fence Border Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts), Polka Dot Button (Kuttin Kards), Purple, Orange and Yellow Baker’s Twine (Divine Twine), Glue Dots, Scalloped Edge Punch (Stampin’ Up!), Janome Sew Mini
Check out that orange polka dot button – do you not just LOVE it?!! I do, too!! I received the button on this card, as well as the others pictured here from a new crafty friend – Kristy from Kuttin’ Cards. OMG – this girl just oozes with talent, and her buttons are to die for!! I won the Halloween buttons, and she’s so sweet, she sent me another set, too. I plan to use these babies very, very soon, so keep your eyes peeled. If you must have some for yourself, Kristy has an Etsy store, and I know she’d love to make some for you, too. Tell her I sent you!!
Okay, I’ve blathered on enough for one day. Thanks so much for stopping by today – it warms my heart knowing that you all take precious time out of your day to visit.