header.gif (12,818 bytes)



Hallowe'en is almost here! Are ya'll ready? Although I really do not celebrate Halloween, I do get a big bowl of candy for the neighborhood kids. I think that's the best part. I can recall my childhood years, getting dressed up (usually finding something around the house to create a costume), and grabbing a pillow case (yep, a pillow case) to go trick or treating in my neighborhood. Our neighbors were extremely generous. I usually returned with nearly a half-full pillow case full of goodies! When we returned, we would dump our candy out on the floor and check it for any 'tricks!' Seems like I recall sorting "adult" candy too like those charlie chews! Parents always get their fair share too. I've always been a candy lover, so Halloween is so exciting to get FREE CANDY!

The thing is, I really never liked designing paper crafts for Halloween, until this year. I've really enjoyed it and I'm glad I didn't throw in the towel and give up. I hope to be able to do more holiday related cards this year, especially for Easter. It seems that I struggle in that area! What about you. Is it hard to create for certain holidays?

  1. Trim flocked diamond patterned paper to 5" x 5".
  2. Trim polka dotted patterned paper to about 2" x 5" and adhere to diamond patterned paper.
  3. Add crocheted trim.
  4. Add glitter (using Scor-Tape).
  5. Add word ribbon and saddle stitched ribbon and tie into a bow.
  6. Add leaf trinket pins. (TIP: Using wire cutters, trim the pin ends to prevent injury.)
  7. Add button with twine to ribbon knot.
  8. Trim playing card patterned paper and adhere to felt (cut using pinking scissors), then add zig zag stitching and adhere to card front.
  9. Add sentiment tag, then adhere to 5" square card base.

Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - terracotta tile (card base)
Patterned Paper :: Graphic 45 - Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection (jaberwocky + tag); My Mind's Eye - Haunted collection (haunted harlequin paper)
Embellishments :: Graphic 45 - crocheted trim, word ribbon; Papertrey Ink - terracotta tile saddle stitch ribbon, black button; Heather Bailey - felt; May Arts - twine; Maya Road - leaf trinket pins; Doodlebug - orange glitter
Adhesive :: Helmar - 450 Quick Dry adhesive; 3M - ATG 714; Scor-Pal - Scor-Tape
Tools :: Janome - sewing machine; Fiskars - pinking scissors

Ya'll have a good weekend! Thanks for your visit!


Kim J said...

This is gorgeous, Ashley! Great use of one of my fav new lines. :)

Luv 2 Create said...

This is so great. Love the gorgeous paper that was used.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is truly AWESOME!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love the vintage Halloween look to your card. I have a terrible time creating for Christmas.

Ashleigh said...

Lovely card as always! :)
I love the pumpkin Tweedledee & Tweedledum

Anonymous said...

OMG Ashley, this is fantastic! That image is wicked, love it!

Lea L. said...

This is so fun!! I love the cute images!! ♥♥♥

Blog Design: Girly by Design