Friday, October 26, 2012

BOO!! It's Halloween Time

October already, and I have hardly make a card in 4 months!!!  What's up with that?  Well, I finally got busy and made some cards for the grandkids and neices and nephews.  Today I will show you the ones that are for my very special grandchildren.

I started off with an idea from my dear friend, Paula.  (Thank you, Paula)  She and I met in Florida, but have lived close to one another in Illinois for a lot of time and didn't know it.  She showed me a card in Cardmaker's magazine that she was making, and I liked it so much that I decided to do it too.  Here is a page from the magazine that shows the directions to make the card:

So I bought the paper suggested and it was on sale.  I also used some dimensional stickers I had purchased after Halloween last year (I will do this again, because I have used these goodies for the last 2 years).   This first one uses pumpkins just like the magazine did.  I added some extra stickers and a Martha spiderweb punch on the "belt" closusre:

Pumpkin card closed

Pumpkin card open

The next one, was made using skeletons for my older grandson.  The top image is a sticker that changes when you move it.  The papers were from the suggested paper package.  I cut out the skull and cross bones and put crystal effects over them to give them more dimension.  The bats for the "belt" to hold it closed were from a package of precut glittery shapes that were 12" long (again bought on sale last year):

Skeleton card closed

Skeleton card open

And the last one was for my only granddaughter, so I used a cute witch (she is pretty young, so I didn't want to scare her).  All of the items I have added to the cards were from things picked up on sale last year:

Witch card closed

Witch card open

Here are all four cards (closed) together.  I made 2 with pumpkins.  They really look different even though I used the same layout:

I hope that you liked my versions of the card from Cardmaker's magazine.  You should be able to find the magazine in stores like Michael's and JoAnn's

Hope you have a frightfully fun Halloween.  Tomorrow I will post some cards that I made that are more basic and have very little stamping.

Sandy (Cheesy


Donna Ellis said...

Woooo, you were busy, Sandy! I love those cards - and you made FOUR of them! Such vibrant colors, great embellishments, and lots of layering, too. You did all this in an afternoon? Will you show me how to make this card? LOL I want one with hearts or flowers.

creativearts said...

I have been thinking about trying this card, so maybe now that I've seen how beautiful yours is, I will try it. That had to have been some work but well worthwile. The project is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Sandy What a lovely card!!!! I peeked in from your posting just now.

I would love to make one of these cards for my grandchildren tis vanentines soooo I hope you will help me to figure it out when I see you later this month.