We will not have trick-or-treating or any of our traditional Halloween evening activities. Instead, I will plan a fun ghoulish supper followed by an evening of board games.
Leading up to the 31st, we should be able to partake of some of the normal fall activities. Pumpkin carving, picking out candy for the candy bowl and, if we are lucky and the home improvement projects are finished, putting up a few decorations around the house.
I used the Cricut to fussy cut the images from the Got Candy (CC8204) stamp set, the title and created the pumpkin for some shaped journaling strips. The background in the green and white is also from the Cricut image set Artbooking along with the photo mats.
In anticipation of our Halloween celebration in 2020, I created this “A COVID Halloween” layout using some of the Got Candy collection. I took my inspiration from this sketch.
I’m looking forward to starting another layout and I only wish I had my photos, but soon enough I will be dreaming of more time at my craft table and less time unpacking boxing and trying to find homes for all of our things.
Less than $1.85 per card including tax and shipping for the yearly subscription is an a amazing deal. That doesn’t include any bonus cards or the stamp set, block & ink! Here are cards 3-12 plus the 3 bonus cards I made with a brief description of what I did to create the cards.
All I did on card #3 was stylus emboss the big heart, one of the little hearts & curved the petals on the green flower. I used foam tape under the hearts above the sentiment. I also stamped the leaves under the green flower head.
Card Number four was kicked up a notch with a couple of pink leaves and a palm branch. Splattered the sentiment base with the pink shimmer brush and added some sequence along with stylus embossing the foliage & flower.
I added some fern color stars from the circles of stars along with palm brand and a peach flower head to card #5. Glitzed it up a bit with the clear shimmer brush too.
Adding some second generation stamped leaves and a few of the cricut cuts was all Card #6 needed.
I gave all the pre-cut die images from one card to the other card, and added all stars from the cricut cuts. Sprinkle in a few sequences and cards #7 are done.
A couple of blue belle palm branches and a blue belle and white flower head joined a folded in half white leaf to complete cards #8. (Sprinkled with a few sequences too.)
In the chaos of moving from room to room, one of the blue houses was lost for Card #9. Add a few sequences and rotate the 2nd card and it’s done.
I took both of the pre-printed card bases and cut them in half. I added 2 white card bases and added the front panel on them. The flowers on the branch are not pre-printed, so I found a flower stamp and used the center to turn the blank die-cuts into flowers. (The other 2 panels will be used in the bonus cards later.)
Card #11 was straight foward. Some stylus embossing on the flowers and palm branch, add some foam tape for dimension and sprinkle with a few sequences.
I put all the yellow stars with one card base and added pink & white to the other card base. Sprinkle a few tiny silver stars and both cards should be well received.
Rounding the corners from one of the wood card panels cut from Card #10, I then cut the sunflowers off of the notecard from Jeannette Lynton and added a foam taped sentiment. You can see a few of the petals were outlined with the clear shimmer brush.
The sentiment also came from the notecard from Jeannette Lynton and so I added some of the left over palm branches and white leaves along with a great flower head for fun.
This last card I took the last woodgrain panel from card #10 and made a cluster of flowers and leaves that were left over from the set of cricut images I added to this subscription kit.
If you didn’t see the Cricut Image set in the previous post. Here it is. All the images come from the Flower Market cartridge and I used 4 half sheets of 12×12 in blue belle, peach, fern & white daisy.
With all the noise and activity in the house from the workers, I’ve been struggling to focus and be creative. I’ve dabbled with this and forced myself to glue flowers to the front of cards, but wasn’t feeling it until yesterday.
I had tried learning more about the distress oxides ink and made some little samples on different papers with different products. Today when sleep eluded me, I decided I was going to do SOMETHING with them. a quick glance on pinterest and I had some inspiration.
My craft desk has been strewn with pieces parts of of various projects, current and from years ago. I had decided I wanted to use some things up in the employ of cards for happy mail.
At first I was distracted by interruptions, the thoughts in my head and the colors of the flowers on my desk. I gave myself permission to discard any piece that was blocking me from creating. It’s funny. I removed dark flowers and leaves that had been punched from orange cardstock. Once those were no longer in my way, I was able to create. . . .
Most of these pieces were leftovers from our August Club Night cards. I added some silver and white pieces and the blockade gave way and I was able to create!
If you have the Art Philosophy Image Set, you should be able to cut out your own card pieces. Here is the link.
Also there is a video for some of the techniques used in creating it here.
There are still more pieces on my craft table. I’m going to see what I can do with them! Happy Crafting!
Back before our family moved to California, and then before the Coronavirus was an everyday concern, I hosted a free monthly crop. Ladies would come and work on their own projects during the day and in the evenings everyone would be given the materials for a project. Often the project was a card workshop, but sometimes we did home decor items or learned new techniques. We have all missed this, and I have started hosting zoom chat & crafts for everyone in my VIP group. (Got to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/CraftingwithAmanda and request to join)
This month I decided we needed to try and do more together and I designed this card for our third Thursday chat & craft.
I originally designed this card for a color challenge and a scraplift challenge.
I used the August 2020 Stamp of the Month for all the background stamping. It was fun doing some random stamping again!