Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Halloween Cards

Today I'd like to share a group of Halloween Cards I made for Operation Write Home!

When making Halloween cards for Operation Write Home they ask that the cards are not what I would call morbid. No skulls, grave stones, blood, etc. The reason being that there is a possibility that this may be the last card someone gets from a love one. Terrible thought to think, but unfortunately one that must be considered.

I came across these darling papers by Reminisce recently. They were just perfect for OWH cards with their darling vintage images. I grabbed this weeks sketch from OWH's Stars and Stamps blog and went to work.


Here is the sketch:




Here are close ups of the individual cards:








Supplies used: cardstock - black, orange; patterned papers from Halloween collection by Reminisce; Stickers from Halloween by Reminisce; ribbon - Making Memories and Michaels; buttons - Little Yellow Bicycle and my stash; twine - Trendy Twine and Liz's Paper Loft Boutique; Brads - Making Memories; rhinestones - Kaiser Craft; Pop Dots

12 comments:

liz at liz's paper loft said...

wow! one little sketch, 6 beautiful cards!!!!

Mom said...

Every one of these cards is just so colorful, cute and festive. They are charming and a reminder of the good in the "good old days". GREAT JOB !!

Kim H said...

Esther ~ WOW! All of your cards are just GORGEOUS! I am in AWE of how you did this many cards from one sketch ~ BRILLIANT job! I always tell you this but you are doing such a WONDERFUL thing for those who serve our country! HUgs for that! But boy I would have NEVER thought about the idea of this could be the last card a loved one could recieve! You are one BEAUTIFUL human being!

Julie said...

Awesome cards, Esther! Love those vintage images, and you did a great job combining other papers with them. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

chillin with Quillin said...

there totally awesome !!!!
Paula

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They are all fantastic.

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Lisa said...

These are gorgeous!! I absolutely love the vintage images...they make beautiful cards!! So festive and fun :)

Lisa
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Linda said...

I adore Halloween vintage images! Great cards! TFS!!!

Jen said...

These are great! Love the vintage images and the layers really work to show them off!

CathyK said...

Spooktacular cards!

Cheryl Anderegg A said...

Such great cards, you use the sketch very nicely! Thank you for sharing!

JustYolie said...

Fantastic Halloween cards!! I'm sure the recipients will love them!!