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Thursday, August 24, 2017

First Halloween card of the year...

I send Halloween cards to a few adults in my family, so I need some that aren't quite as juvenile as the ones I make for the grandkids. Here's what I came up with for my first one:

The dies for my cup and spoon are from an unbranded set. The spider web border was made with a Martha Stewart punch, and the bigger web in the lower left corner is a section of a spider web doily from a package of orange, gold and black web doilies from Michael's.

I created my sentiment on the computer and printed it out before cutting it out with a stitched oval die.

I have several Halloween stamp sets, so I used the hanging spider from one of them. It's one of my older sets and has lost its packaging, so I'm not sure of the brand.

To create the steam coming from my coffee cup, I used a stamp from a Fiskars coffee-themed stamp set and some gray ink. Then I filled in the stamp with a glitter pen. I think it gave just the right affect.

This is the inside of my card. My "happy Halloween" die is also unbranded. The nice thing about this die is that I can carefully snip the words away from the frame and use them--or the frame--by themselves. In looking at the photo, I just realized that there is space for a little something beneath the words. Hmmmmm....what could I put there? Another spider? I'll have to give that some thought!

We are currently packing our suitcases and getting ready for the big trip across the pond. I'm always concerned that I'm going to forget to do something important - like put our mail on hold - before we leave. I do make lists and check things off, but that doesn't keep me from worrying!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Spooky, but . . . great Cheryl my friend! Such a fun design! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Linda said...

HAHA, that sentiment is great!

Glittered Paws said...

Totally adult Halloween - love the steam rising from the cup. I think I might have to "case" your sentiment inside.
I didn't know you were going across the pond this trip - where???

designbydonna said...

Fun card. I always like ones with pun sentiments. I say yes, add a spider inside too.

designbydonna said...

Oh yeah, Have a great trip. And be safe. What areas are you visiting?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Really great.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh cool spooky card Cheryl, love your sparkly steam!
Off on your travels again? Lucky duck, hope you have a great time :)

Patti J said...

Very cute! You are so creative!

Sue said...

Super fun Halloween card, Cheryl, and love the sentiment.


Mona Pendleton said...

Such a spooktacular card Cheryl! I'll pass on the spider but the coffee sounds wonderful right about now :) Hope you have a great weekend!