Tuesday, September 10, 2013

To Cute To Spook

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Don't get me wrong, I am not into the gory stuff, just like a little bit of scary and some fun too. I decorate my whole house for Halloween and throw an annual bash.

I even go so far as putting a skeleton in the bed in my guest bedroom. He's life size, with a night cap on,  a bed tray in front of him and he's holding a cup of coffee.

Anyway, I also get the most fun out of making Halloween cards and I'd like to share a couple with you today.

The first uses some darling Halloween papers by My Minds Eye and a cute stamp by Imaginisce.

I stamped the skeleton on patterned paper, fussy cut a little bow and popped a rhinestone on it.

Supplies used: card stock - black, orange; patterned papers - Costumes, Neighborhood, Big Dots, Halloween Words and Pumpkins in Blackbird by My Minds Eye; stamp Skull Snag 'em by Imaginisce; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; scalloped circle and circle punches by Stampin' Up; border punches - Fiskars and Martha Stewart; word stickers - Authentique; rhinestone - Kaiser Kraft; brads - Making Memories.

For my second card I had some fun with papers and stamps by American Crafts.

I added a little bit of Black Diamond Stickles to the tops of the clouds. 

I noticed, after I took the picture, how different the cloud I stamped on white card stock is. Note to self -  next time stamp it on the same patterned paper as the background!!! Oh well!!!

Supplies used: card stock - orange, vanilla, black; patterned papers - Halloween Night, Night Light, Autumn Cider all in Nightfall by American Crafts and Tangerine in Poolside Collection by Lasting Impressions; stamps - Spooky Night by American Crafts; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; brads - Making Memories; Black Diamond Stickles; Pop Dots.


Mom said...

Both cards use colors and embellishments very well. The layout is well done also.

sue w. said...

Hi Esther, love these cards hun, great spooky embellishments. Wish we made as much of Halloween over here, especially as it's my birthday, bet you have a super time.
Hugs Sue W.

Sherrie K. said...

Both cards are awesome! Very spooky and embellished so fun! Great inspiration my friend!
Sherrie K

chillin with Quillin said...

there both awesome, love the embelishments !!!!

CathyK said...

I. Love. That. Bunny. Best card ever!!!

Kim H said...

Esther ~ Okay were do I begin ~ the cards I LOVE or how I want to be your neighbor??? Those cards are just AMAZING and just LOVE how different they both are! Always perfect on your attention to detail! Now as for being your neighbor ~ I would LOVE!! Sounds so fun!

GabyCreates.com said...

I don't do scary gory either! Your cards are actually cute! How cool that you throw a party but a skeleton
on my guest bed...nah! LOL