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!
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.
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.