September 2, 2009

Trick or Treat

Halloween is officially on it's way. The stores are already lining their shelves with bags of candy and costumes galore. I'm not a big fan of halloween and never really got into it as a kid. My husband on the other hand likes to go all out for the event.  He even gets dressed up. I prefer to focus on the Christmas season.  

Here are a couple of mini cards that I made using the new Sweet Centers set in the Holiday Mini catty. One is a shaker card and the other is a treat card using the sweet treat cups.

The shaker card uses the window sheets in the Night & Day Specialty dp and the jack-o-latern face is from an retired stamp set called "Carved and Candlelit". I used the 1 3/8" circle punch for this. For this card I should have added some more micro beads and even some of the bigger beads to mix it up a little. The picture doesn't do this card justice because it's an interactive card and I find them to be a conversational piece. I've also black embossed the outer image which makes it pop and add shine.

I'll probably make the treat cup cards for my daughter's classmates. I've seen a lot of crafters take the time to make sure the treat cup can be opened without wrecking the card but let's be honest, the average 6 year old just wants to get to the good stuff: The Candy!!! To make it easier to get to I used re-positional gluedots.  I didn't buy the 1 3/4" circle punch for this but used my circle scissors . It worked but would have take less time if I had had the punch. If you do decide to use the circle scissors, first cut out the circle and then use your stamp-a-ma-jig to position the stamp properly and trim the image as you like. I may put less candy in the cup and put the jack-o-latern face in behind.
Paper: SU Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper white, Night & Day Specialty dp
Ink:  Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories:  Circle scissors, black embossing powder, treat cup, orange micro beads, candy, 1 3/8" circle punch.
Stamp sets:  Sweet Centers, Grateful Greetings, Carved and Candlelit


  1. I'm not a Halloween person either...I loved getting candy when I was little, but hated having to organize my own costumes...which probably meant my mom wasn't into it either. She must've helped when I was little...but it was either baseball player, gypsy or hobo. But I love looking at the colours of your project :) Will have to discuss the latest SU announcement with you...

  2. Yes Moe, please pray for me as I decide how to move forward. I plan on to put a notice on my blog and I'm praying for the right words...words that won't hinder my business nor the wonderful relationships that I've developed in the last month.

    As always, thanks for your encouraging words. It means much to me as an artist.