holly-pumpkin-smFor this card I wanted something that wasn’t too involved but that had a lot of punch. I had also just purchased a couple of die cuts from Memory box and wanted to use them.¬† I cut out the twig wreath and the pumpkin fit perfectly.
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I purchased the holly vine, but to me the first thing I saw with it were little flying bats, so I cut it out of book paper and then added the black crystals over top. The little sparkle you see on the card is just Rock Candy Stickles (my favorite – I wish they sold it in bigger bottles).
Happy Halloween!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
7071-G Smiling Pumpkin
8062-C Happy Halloweenie! (text)

other supplies used:
twig wreath and holly vine  Рdie cut (Memory box)

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estella-notafraid-sm“Ah oh”, looks to be his first thought. Estella (Sandee’s Stamps) created this wonderful Halloween card. She stamped the background, added the punched out fence and then cut out the little boy and put him on top. The little accent of orange around the saying is just perfect. And I loved that she colored his little wizard outfit in bright blue – making it not so scary looking. :)

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1188-K Toad sister
8183-D Not afraid of the dark (text)
9058-L Graveyard

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estella-safehexEstella (Sandee’s Stamps) got crafty with this card – just look at those embellishments! The background paper is creepy-crawly indeed. I love the way she colored Witch Gertrude and the fact that Little Squeaky bat is cut out and looks like he’s really floating. Thanks Estella!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1173-K Witch Gertrude
5066-B Little Squeaky (bat)
8180-D Safe Hex (text)

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estella-tension-smDon’t ya just want to jump into this card? It would be so nice to just lay back and enjoy a nice pension indeed! Estella (Sandee’s Stamps) certainly had the right idea when she created this little gem of a card.

eat cake graphics stamps used:
1130-I Walter floats
9036-B Burp-o-la cola

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halloweenbook-smIn between making stamps I’ve been slowly working on this project. I purchased this house album and knew I wanted to do something…but what? Halloween!
I started adding paint and paper to the backgrounds and it just kind of took on a life of it’s own.
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Most of the stamps from my own line I stamped on either white cardstock or book paper. I found some glue called “liquid scrap dots” and I actually used that instead of foam dots to add dimension to some of the stamps. In the picture above, the crows, I stamped twice, cut them apart and then used the liquid scrap dots to glue things down. Unlike foam dots which are the same height all the way across – with the glue I could push the top part of the the wing down so it touched the crow body – that way it kind of looked like it was flapping a bit.

Here’s some more pictures:
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I had picked up all those sayings on the pages last year at Michaels – they are all Martha Stewart treat package stickers. On most of the pages I distressed them by rubbing a black Staz-on ink pad over the edges. I also used a black marker and just kind of scribbled to add in some detail. Totally fun!

eat cake graphics stamps used:
Lots of Halloween

other supplies used:
Masonite House Album (AlphaStamps)
Martha Stewart stickers (Micheals)
Memory Box die
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots Adhesive Glue 1103

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