Halloween Cards (A Few Days Late…)

I’m not one to make a big deal out of Halloween celebrations – I’d rather celebrate Reformation Day!  However, I had some great supplies in my October Paper Pumpkin, and I thought my grandmas would probably like a friendly little hello in their mailboxes, so these are the cards I came up with.

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I used the “Eat Something Sweet” sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin box on the inside of each of them.

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m not sure if I need different watercolors to get darker colors, but my purple/orange sunset didn’t end up nearly as “spooky” as I had hoped.

What do you think?

I used watercolor paper for the bottom and wet embossed the trees in black.  The swirl dry embossing on the black card stock was from a texture plate by Sizzix, and the ribbon was in my stash.

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May Paper Pumpkin

My amazing Partner-in-Crafting-Crime who lives nearly 800 miles away and is also a Stampin’ Up demonstrator declared that we were going to have dedicated craft time via Skype.  This time was going to be facilitated by the presence of the happy little box known as Paper Pumpkin.

Paper Pumpkin via Skype

My dear Partner -in-Crafting-Crime “Paper Pumpkin-ing” with me via Skype!

We’re two months in to the fun, and it’s been great to spend time together crafting even if we do live so far away!

My first card ended up being for my brother-in-law’s birthday.  I didn’t stray too far from the pre-designed card, but I did make a few changes.

May 2014 Paper Pumpkin Card 1

I like that you can use as much or as little brain power as you want with Paper Pumpkin: So tired, you can’t think straight, but want to make a card? Just follow the instructions.  Feeling creative?  Try something different and make it all your own.

Thanks, Paper Pumpkin, for the Skype crafting time with my friend!