Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Everyday Is Halloween For Me...

 I love Halloween.
 It's is my favorite holiday.
 When I was a kid, I didn't wait for Christmas, for me it was and has always been Halloween.
 Since it is October, I couldn't resist and I made more Halloween cards.
These cards are from scraps and odds and ends I had in my scrap box. 
Every once in a while I go through my scrap box and just stamp on the scraps and then I fussy cut them.  
I put them in little bags and put them away. 
I do the same with mats. I cut them, emboss them, ink them, put adhesive on the backs and then I rubber band them and put them aside for when  I want to make a quick card.
When I get the urge, I pull them out and make cards with what I have, and that is what makes it fun.

I used :
Black card stock to make A2 cards.
The mats were out of black card stock using Tim Holtz embossing folders:  Dot Matrix, Checkerboard and Gridlock.
The papers I used were scraps from Graphic 45 and Recollections card stock.

 Card 1:
3 Skulls on  Checkerboard mat.

Inside of Card 1:
 red card stock with Happy Halloween stamp on Gridlock Mat.

Card 2: 
Skull on Circle (both Graphic 45 scraps) on Dot Matrix mat.

Inside of Card 2: 
Graphic 45 paper as mat, with tan card stock scrap to write a little Halloween note and Skull as the finishing touch.

This was so fun. I love doing cards like this. 
I use up scraps.
 I get to reuse my favorite papers and stamps, and in the end I am always surprised of the outcome.
It really takes no planning, just a few moments here and there to stamp on scraps, cut them out, and bag them up.
When you get a few more spare moments make some mats, add texture and color; when you have enough rubber band them together and put them aside.
Then when you have more time to kill or spare, make extra card blanks and rubber band them together.
Doing these thing little by little and putting them in a place you can remember will make for fun, fast and amazingly interesting cards.
Give it a try... all it takes are a few moments here and there and all your scraps. 

I entered these cards in the following :
 MCC - Challenge #1 - the gh'oul times - ends October 31



Addicted to Stamps & More - Addicted to {Halloween}

Also entered in:
Just Keep On Crafting
Anything goes Challenge #4
you can find it here:


  1. Great Halloween cards, Yvonne. Thanks so much for participating in the Crafty Friends challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

  2. Love your projects! I like all the embossing and the skull stamped images. Thanks for participating in the Simply Crafts challenge!


  3. This is a terrific project and what a wonderful use of all your scraps! Thanks so much for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More! (I can't seem to find a link on your blog back to our challenge). xx

    1. Hi, i added your link. sorry, i thought i did, but when i checked it wasn't there. Still new at this, sorry.

  4. A perfect card for Halloween - thanks for joining in this week at ATS&M - Jacqueline xx

  5. A ghoul card, you can tell how much you enjoy Halloween. have a terrific spooky time. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More. Caz

    1. thanks for letting me know that i had word verification on. did not know. new to blogging. I removed it.

  6. I Really love those sculls. Wonderful use of scraps. Great Project thanks for joining us at AWNB
    Paula DT

  7. Great Halloween cards, thanks for the tips on organising but I'm afraid it's too late for me:)) Thanks for playing along at ATS&M
    Val x

  8. Great use of all those scraps, love how you made some of your skulls striped. Thanks for entering at Art With No Boundaries.

  9. Great job on this! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  10. What eerie cards! (That's a compliment!!) The embossing makes for such a fabulous touch!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  11. super spooky love it thank you for joining over at mcc challenge with nana and rhonda could you please add my new blog button and I also am following you now. hugs

    1. your blog button is added, thanks for following.

  12. Very cool embossed backgrounds and striped skeletons! So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

  13. SPOOKY & COOL Halloween cards. Terrific job on them. Thanks for joining the Simply Crafts Challenge. Hugs- Glora

  14. Great cards, I love the texture and it's wonderful to use everything eventually. Thanks for joining us for the Trick or Treat challenge this week.
    Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  15. This is really nice, but please link back to our challenge to be considered for a prize

  16. Love the way you did the skulls, Yvonne! Fantastic card. Really wish you had linked it to our challenge. :-D We're happy that you chose our "Trick or Treat" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week. If you link to our challenge, you can be in the draw and I hope we see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

    1. linked. sorry, I am still so new at this.

    2. Ooops, also noticed that your post is back linked, meaning that it was posted to your blog long before our challenge started. I'm sorry but that makes it ineligible for any prizes. :-( Maybe you can enter again in our new challenge which starts tomorrow.
      NanaConnie DT

  17. Love the skull image and embossing but thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown but please link back to our challenge blog
    Carol DT x

  18. Oooo spooky! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  19. Such a fabulous spooky creation Yvonne..
    Thanks for joining in with us at ATC’S and cards with Attitude..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  20. Great Project! Spooktacular! Thanks for sharing with TTCRD This week.

  21. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
    Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.