Saturday, November 13, 2010

More Halloween Cards

 The first card uses batty paper from the Halloween pack from Michael's and I used my Cricut's Jasmine cartridge to cut out the "Boo" from purple paper.

One card uses an image I received in a swap and colored with watercolor pencils and blended with gamasol, a strip of patterned paper from Michael's and the "Bugs and Hisses" sentiment from Stampendous.

Another uses Fluffles the Cat from Stampendous, colored with markers and Spellbinders dies to mat with black on purple with more stripey paper from the Halloween pack. "Bugs and Hisses" completes the front.

I received the spooky shelf of bottles in a swap, don't know what it is called or who makes it. I colored it with map pencils and used gamasol to blend it and put it on a SU Top Note in green I've had and once again, the background paper is from the Halloween pack from Michael's!    :-)

The last card uses SU's CrossHatch background stamped in black on orange, a pale green strip and then tags made with the Carved and Candlelit pumpkins.

More Halloween cards

Here are a few of the Halloween cards I made this year. Some are a variation on the theme of the full moon I posted about earlier and all use the circular chipboard from Michael's I mentioned before.

One is covered in yellow paper and has 2 large die cut bats (Sizzix, old original yellow die) with rhinestone eyes. The wings are curled up to give some dimentionality to them. It probably won't survive the mailing, but I tried!

Another is also covered with the yellow paper for the full moon and has a Martha Stewart witch stamped on it, with some bats from SU's Halloween Backgrounds and a ribbon tied at the top.

The third was super simple, since it was just cut out from patterned paper from Michael's showing a crow on a gravestone.

The last one is covered in black with spider web embossed (Fiskar's texture plate) and then traced with a white gel pen. The spider is cut and embossed with a Cuttlebug die and has black lines added to the legs. Black plaid (with a tiny bit of orange in it) ribbon is the finishing touch.

JDRF Auction - Christmas Cards

My husband's employer has an auction to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and this year I donated 20 Christmas cards. Here's what I made for them. I found the stocking paper at Tuesday Morning and (it's hard to see in the photo) edged the stocking square with gold. The red background cardstock is also edged with the gold and then I tied on a ribbon that I bought several years ago at Recollections. A super easy card!
I made this card a couple of years ago for fall. Recently my mom had hers sitting out and someone commented on it, thinking it was a store bought card. :-o

The leaves are a SU set called Autumn; the text is a small Michael's $1 stamp from a few years ago and I used the Creole Kaleidacolor ink pad and stamped on Ivory cardstock. It is matted on Really Rust paper and tied with an orangey ribbon.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I'm Back!!! Halloween Cards

It's been awhile since I've posted...I have a new job! I've been looking for a job for almost 3 years now and finally found one. It is a contract position, for about 8 months, as a wafer polish engineer at MEMC. They are a company that makes the thin slices of silicon that the semiconductor companies like Intel, AMD and Texas Instruments use as the foundation to make computer chips. So far, I've really enjoyed the job!

But back to cards. I made 40 Halloween cards, but my favorite one (I made 10 of them) is a bit unusual...I found some chipboard at Michael's - in the $1 bin - shaped like a round ornament (with other Christmas shapes) but thought it would make a perfect full moon for Halloween! I covered one side with yellow paper (why do we always think of yellow for Halloween moons when the moon is white???) and used the new jumbo wheel from SU "Bring on the Bats". I tied ribbon through the precut holes in the chipboard and voila...

I'll post more of my Halloween cards later!