Welcome to the Make My Monday two-week challenge # 186! I’m the host for #186, and I chose the themes of spooky and/or Halloween colors (purple, orange, green, black). Whether you participate in Halloween or not, I hope you can find some inspiration in my card, which I CASe’d, or the other design team members. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create, so please add your card to our gallery.. Happy crafting!
Here’s my fun fold Scary Cute card:
I’ll admit that I struggled with my own challenge in that I couldn’t figure out what I really wanted to do. When my mojo is missing, I turn to Pinterest for ideas, and this time was no different. I found inspiration in Elaine’s Creations Scary Cute card, and my mojo returned. I didn’t copy her card exactly, but you can see just how much it inspired my own card.
Here’s Elaine’s Creation:
- The Parakeet Party base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
- The Basic Black measures 4 inches by 11-1/2 inches, scored at 2-5/8 and 5-1/4 inches.
- I used two patterns of the Black and White Designs DSP (designer series paper). The larger piece measures 3-7/8 by 5 inches. The two checkerboard pieces measure 2-5/8 by 4 inches. I punched a 1-inch circle from the stars pattern DSP for the envelope seal.
- The Basic White cardstock for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
- I used a piece of Parakeet Party 6 x 6 inch DSP for the background of the tree frame. I also cut a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- In addition, I used a scrap piece of Parakeet Party cardstock for the front panel of trick-or-treaters.
Stamping and Cropping:
- All the stamps and die cuts come from the Scary Cute bundle. I only used the Momento Tuxedo Black ink for this card.
- I stamped the front panel of trick-or-treaters, BOO!, and the bats on a piece of Parakeet Party cardstock.
- Next, I stamped the inside sentiment and fairy princess on the white cardstock.
- HINT: When using the silhouette stamps, it’s much easier to use the Stamparatus to ensure that you get the depth of color that you want while making sure everything stays lined up correctly.
- Next, I cropped everything I needed for both the inside and the outside. Once I had the black tree frame cropped, I used the negative leftover piece to crop the cat.
- Any time I’ve cropped this tree frame, I’ve saved the negative pieces. Therefore, I used two of these negative pieces to crop all the bats I needed.
- Next, I adhered the frame pieces, the cat, and the bats using multipurpose liquid glue. There are dimensionals under the finished frame.
- I cropped the front Parakeet Party cardstock using a deckled rectangle die. Then, I outlined it using the same color marker so the edges would be clean. Next, I added a piece of the black glittery washi tape to the bottom of the panel, which grounded the trick-or-treaters so they don’t look like they are floating. I added dimensionals under this panel as well.
- Before adhering the DSP pieces to the front of the card and the white cardstock panel to the inside, I added some glittery Old Olive washi tape to the bottom of the panels.
- Then, I adhered the DSP pieces to the cardstock.
- I wrapped a length of the gorgeous Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the top of the black easel cardstock and tied it in a bow. Then, I adhered the black base to the Parakeet Party base using multipurpose liquid glue. At the same time, I adhered the white cardstock to the inside of the card.
- HINT: This metallic ribbon is also spectacular for Christmas cards, and I’m posting a card with it tomorrow.
- The last pieces to add were the frame and the front sentiment.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
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Have a Peachy Day!
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I did with the purchase of two of these NEW birthday organizer kits! I actually got my delivery with the two kits on Sunday (yes, it was delivered on Sunday)! YEAH!
Here’s an unboxing video explaining the kit contents:
I got one kit for my mom and one for my aunt, neither of whom get out as easily as they used to do. I’m in the process of making additional cards to include with this kit, that I will make for them before I give them as a present.