Saturday, October 26, 2013

October- Happy Halloween!

No October birthdays in our family... but there is Halloween! Love to make Halloween cards because the grandkids love them so much!

Our eight grandchildren live far enough away that we don't get them to trick-or-treat... so I add the treats in my cards! As a matter of fact- we don't have ANY trick-or-treaters, being a bit off the beaten path. I also send a card to Mom just because she gets a smile out of mail...

Here's one of the eight grandkid cards ...

There's a lot going on with this interactive card! I used the SU Booglie Eye stamp set for the cute little characters, PTI's Mighty Oak stamp and matching die for the tree and Movers and Shakers die and zipper die with the embossed white pull stamp. Notice the little eyes peeking out from near the witch?

When the arrow on the bottom is pulled out, the three trick-or-treaters move across the card and out pops BOO! with a hidden googlie-eyed bat! 

The top has an embossed white arrow with a pull direction too. It works with PTI's Zipper die which I used on DSP.  It has a hidden message underneath which says, "Trick or Treat" or it might say "Halloween is a Hoot" depending on the grandchild! 

The inside sentiment is Happy Halloween embossed with gold embossing powder.

I made eight different cards using the same design, so each message was a little different to give each kiddo a surprise opening. The response from them has been fantastic! I also used some inexpensive Halloween paper to make envelopes with my new envelope maker... So fun! Here's a quick look at 5 of them...

Next... Here is the card that I sent Mom...

This is a Fancy Fold card which gives three panels.  This is the card closed. Although I have used this design before, I changed the dimensions for this card. The base is 4.5" x 10.5", scoring each end at 1.75", 3.5" making the card just a little smaller than Lyla's birthday card (my June posting). 

The front face - First layer ...I added a 4x3 black panel on the first flap, then a DSP, and the Madison window in black with the opposite DSP underneath it. The corner spiderweb is embossed on vellum with the Booglie eye spider, colored with Black Wink of Stella pen. PTI's Trick or Treat die is attached to a piece of vellum. The picture is ok, but way more impressive in real life!

Here is the opened card, showing all three panels. Different Halloween patterned papers cover the panels and then Halloween Hoot stamp set and fussy cut the pieces on the card. Sorry the pictures don't do it justice... 

The sentiment is gold embossed on the black base, and the witch is colored with markers and my new favorite Wink of Stella pens!

The stamp set is SU Halloween Hoot and I just love the witch with the ability to have her carrying signs, the broom or the owl! She also appears on the envelope front... Happy Halloween!