Thursday, June 23, 2011

Halloween mojo

Someone should stop me! I have a serious addiction to making Halloween cards. I already have 20 done and we're 4 months out. I know I'm attracted to the colors, orange and green being two of my favorite colors to use on cards, so that's one reason I can't get away from these cards. I also have some super embellishments I picked up months ago that I've been dying to use.

One set of cards I made used up 5 sheets of Halloween paper that I know I bought in 2002 or 2003. I never did any 8.5x11 scrapbooks and I was done trick or treating by that time, so I can't imagine why I thought I'd need it. I managed to turn it into 10 cards. I used the top of the paper to line the inside of the card. I thought it would be a shame to waste the top but because of its border I thought it would be hard to use elsewhere. I think it turned out well.

I loved this spider ribbon the instant I saw it, so I had to get it on a card. My stash didn't include any spider web paper, so I made my own with a straightedge and pen. I finished the card off with a stamp from Inkadinkado's dollar collection from JoAnn's. I love that this card is so clearly Halloween but doesn't include any orange! I'll definitely be making more of these.

My last Halloween card to share today is a paper pieced pumpkin. I took randomly sized (but around 1/2") strips of orange paper and adhered them to card stock. I used a nestie to cut out an oval. I used a leaf die cut and hand cut a stem. Rick rack mimics the vine. I finished it off with a chipboard bookplate I inked to match the green in the background. This is a great way to use scraps. If you wanted to make it look more like a pumpkin or don't have an oval die, you could print a pumpkin or oval off your computer on regular paper and glue the strips on the wrong side. Hold it up to the light to make sure you've covered everything. Then cut along the line of your print-out.

1 comment:

  1. Love the paper, very cute. I can see why you're having so much fun making Halloween cards.


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