Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Halloween Cards...



Halloween is in the air, and for me, it's the best time of the year. I love Halloween, no other holiday compares to it. For my Bitties (nieces and nephews) I made 4 Halloween cards and my daughter Justice joined in the fun and made 4 Halloween cards for them also. So we each picked 4 and made them.

I also made one to send to I Feel The Love Project, it's a good cause, and i learned about it from my Action Wobbles newsletter, but you can find it here: http://www.ifeeltheloveproject.blogspot.com/ , please check it out.

The following items were used to make all the cards:
Recollections  Orange Cardstock.
Recollections All Seasons paper pad
DCWV Glitter Matstack Cardstock, for Orange and Green Glitter Mats
Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Well Groomed Cardstock # 4500170, Le' Romantique Celebration Cardstock #4500168
Cricut Cartridges:  My Quiet Book,
Happy Hauntings,
October 31st,
Wrap It Up,
 Nursery Rhymes
Chic & Scary
and Once Upon a Princess
Martha Stewart Tombstone Punch & Stamp set
Marvy Uchida Star Punch
Halloween stickers

For all my cards I used:
Envelopes were made using Recollections All Seasons paper pad, except #4.
All Cards were made using Recollections Orange cardstock.
All mats  in Green and Orange were made using DCWV Glitter Matstack Cardstock.





 1) For my 1st Halloween card I used several odds and ends. 
What I actually do is i take a day, and just cut with my Cricut all the shapes and items i want, or i think I will use. 
Then out of the scraps, I punch out the other items such as the mini tombstones and stars.
 I used the Martha Stewart punch and stamp tombstone punch set. 
For the trees and moon I used the  My Quiet Book Cricut Project Art Catridge, with Graphic 45  Le' Romantique Collection Well Groomed #4500170.
For the haunted house i used Cricut Happy Haunting Cartridge on page 46 in black cardstock, and i just used yellow scraps and glued them behind the house openings for the windows and door.



1) On the inside of the 1st Card I fussy cut the bottles from the Recollections All Season paper pad and used stickles to make the bubbles. 
I used the All Seasons paper with the tags for the spiders, and the orange journal block is just scrap orange cardstock stamped with lines to write my message.



2)For my 2nd Halloween card I placed an orange block of cardstock with the turn back cut out from Recollections All Seasons paper pad. 
The skeletons, spider and tombstone were just from random stickers that i had left over in my Halloween stockpile. 


2) Inside of my 2nd Halloween card. I used October 31st Cricut cartridge for the orange tombstone and the candy apple, which I inked the apple part red and the stick green which turned a nice green tan. 
The journaling block is made out of scrap cardstock. 
The spider is cut from  Cricut Wrap It Up Cartridge on page 39 (using the phrase feature) out of Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Celebration Cardstock #4500168.


3) For my 3rd Halloween card I used :
The Haunted House Image is from Recollections All Seasons paper pad. 
The  black mini tombstone is  punched with Martha Stewart Tombstone punch and stamp set. 
The moon is cut out of orange cardstock using October 31st Cricut cartridge. 
The star was punched from Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Well Groomed cardstock using my very loved Marvy Uchida star punch.



3) Inside of my 3rd Halloween card I used Recollections grey cardstock and the October 31st Cricut Cartridge to make the tombstone, inked the edges in black ink. 
The pumpkin is made cut out of Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Well Groomed cardstock, cut from Nursery Rhymes Cricut Cartridge (on page 52 using the phrase feature for Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater and I just used the pumpkin ) and i inked the stem with green ink.
The journaling block is scrap orange cardstock.
 The tombstone image is cut from Recollections All Seasons paper pad.
The ghost sticker is from my left over Halloween stock pile.


4) For my 4th Halloween card (this is the one I submitted for  http://www.ifeeltheloveproject.blogspot.com/) I used:
Witching Hour image is from Recollections All Seasons paper pad.
The Pumpkin with vines is cut from orange cardstock from the October 31st Cricut Cartridge.
The envelope is an orange and yellow paper, i don't know the maker, i have had it for at least 2 years.



4) Inside of my 4th Halloween card is very simple. 
The gate with the raven cut out of black cardstock using  Chic & Scary Cricut Cartridge.
The moon is cut from Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Well Groomed cardstock using My Quiet Book Cricut Cartridge.
The star is punch using my Marvy Uchida Star Punch.


4) This is the back of my 4th card, and my envelope.



These were created by my daughter Justice:

All her envelopes were made using Recollections All Seasons paper pad.
All Cards were made using Recollections Orange cardstock.
All mats  in Green and Orange were made using DCWV Glitter Matstack Cardstock.




Her 1st card was made using:
Martha Stewart tombstone punch and stamp set, in Graphic 45 cardstock and scrap orange cardstock.
The tree was cut from October 31st Cricut Cartridge.
The skulls were cut from Chic & Scary Cricut Cartridge, from the skull and cross bones ticket, she just used the skulls.


Her 2nd card was made using:
Halloween sticker  (candy corn and mini pumpkins ) from my Halloween stock pile.
Candy corn images from Recollections All Season paper pad.
Martha Stewart tombstone punch and stamp set, in Graphic 45 cardstock and scrap orange cardstock.
The Candy apple was cut from Orange cardstock from October 31st Cricut cartridge.


Her 3rd Halloween card was made using:
October circle and Raven on fence both cut from Chic & Scary Cricut Cartridge.
The orange moon cut from October 31st Cricut Cartridge.
The star is punch using my Marvy Uchida Star Punch, with Graphic 45 paper.


Her 4th Halloween card was made using:
The witch in the circle and the Raven on the fence in black cardstock, both  cut from Chic & Scary Cricut Cartridge.
Martha Stewart tombstone punch and stamp set, in Graphic 45 cardstock and scrap orange cardstock.


These 8 cards were so much fun to make with my daughter. 
We have decide to make this a regular activity when it comes to Holiday cards. 
It's may seem like it's complicated or too many pieces from many cartridges, but like i stated earlier, I spend a day just cutting and punching out images that i think i may use and when i have a huge pile, or i am tired then i stop and we use whatever i cut up to that point.
 When it is time to make the cards we choose from the pile of cut outs and stickers.
 So it's is a very simple process, and it, at least for us, is easier this way, because spend more time creating and less time trying to decide what to cut. 



8 comments:

  1. Yvonne, your cards are awesome!!! Welcome to the I Feel the Love Project. We are so happy to have you joining us this month. Thank you for thinking of us as you made the cards for your nieces and nephews. We are so excited to welcome you and the kids at Casa Pacifica will be blessed with yet another card:) You ROCK!!
    ~Madison Ifeelthelove.blogspot.com

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  2. Yvonne, I posted your card on the I Feel the Love Project Face Book page today too!!

    http://www.facebook.com/IFeelTheLoveProject?ref=hl

    ~Madison

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  3. Super spooktacular cards! They all are wonderful! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  4. What a great set of cards! You put a lot of work and die cuts into these! :) Good job! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges! :)

    Kimberly
    Cut It Up Co-Founder

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  5. What a great set of cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up!

    Stacey

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  6. Fantastic cards!! Ya'll did an awesome job. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

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  7. Love your cards and thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

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  8. Your cards are awesome! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut:)

    Annette
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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