My friends and I gather in my card cave to stamp, share ideas, talk, and eat!
Enjoy some of my card cave creations!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Blitz

Along with a card I entered in The Shabby Tea Room's Week #30 Challenge (and that I gave to my nine-year-old granddaughter), I also made five other Halloween cards for my grandchildren who range in age from one to nine!   Since I have four grandsons, I did not make very many frilly Halloween cards!

This card was for my one-year-old granddaughter.  I modified it from a door hanger that I made in our neighborhood card club.

My (almost) three-year-old grandson does not like scary things, so I thought these laughing pumpkins would be perfect for him!

While I was looking through SU's latest catalog, I got the idea for pumpkin ornaments, so I used SU's ornament punch and several other SU punches to create some ornaments for my three-year-old grandson's card.

My five-year-old grandson loves to trick or treat, so I thought this would be the perfect card for him.

I found this layout for a card in a recent craft magazine, and I added a web and some spiders to make it extra scary for my seven-year-old grandson!

Consider It CASED!

The challenge for Week #33 in The Shabby Tea Room was to CASE a card that one of the design team members posted.  I chose Clare Buswell's card, "Fruity Strawberries."  I changed the color palette to black and white, added a butterfly since I did not have any DSP that had butterflies on it, and gathered some black ribbon to use instead of lace.  I also found a brad to use in place of the button in the bottom right corner.  Although you can't tell by looking at the photo, I added glitter to the butterfly and also the flowers.
I also entered this card in The Paper Players Challenge #22--Anything Goes!

Stamp:  SU's Whimsical Words; Paper:  SU's Night and Day (retired); Punches:  SU's Decorative Label (extra-large), Martha Stewart butterfly punch; Accessories:  Me & My BIG Ideas rhinestone bling; Making Memories brad, and ribbon and flowers from AC Moore.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Halloween

UPDATE:  My card won an "HONORABLE MENTION CUP OF TEA"  for The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge #30!
This week at The Shabby Tea Room,  vintage Halloween cards are the challenge.  I have six Halloween cards to make for my grandchildren, so I thought I would get started by entering my older granddaughter's card in the challenge.  I printed out the poem on my computer and then assembled the card.

Stamps:  SU's Greeting Card Kids, All Holidays; Ink:  SU's Basic Black; Paper:  SU's Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Martha Stewart Holidays mat pad (green patterned paper); Punches:  SU's Decorative Label, Designer Label, Modern Label; Accessories:  Flowers, ribbon, and brads--Michael's, leaves--Wal-Mart, bling--AC Moore.