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Friday, October 25, 2019

I think I've gone a little batty...

I've been busy making Halloween cards, and that involves...well...a lot of bats!

I think I put as many bats on this card as it could hold without being bat-crazy! I printed a quote from Shel Silverstein with my computer, cut it out with a die and inked the edges.

I then grabbed a die set with different sizes of bats and cut them all out. I gave them some spooky eyes with a white pen and added a little glitter to the veins in their wings.

The spider web border was made with a Martha Stewart punch.

The three bats on the left side of the card were popped up on some foam squares. In this photo you can see the glitter lines on their wings, too.

On the inside of my card, I added some hanging bats. They're kind of creepy, aren't they?

Happy Halloween was cut with a die that is actually part of a Halloween wreath die set. I think it works just fine on its own, though.

For my second card I used the same CS and also the same decorative elements. However, this time I made a gatefold card.

This card has a shutter mechanism on the inside. I now have a die set that cuts out the shutter mechanism for me, but I've also made all the parts by hand. There are lots of tutorials online and they're quite easy. You just have to search for "shutter card" tutorials and I'm sure you'll find one.

Of course, this card features bats, too, but only a couple of them. Not quite the bat invasion of the first card.

I guess I have to start thinking about buying some Halloween candy to hand out. We always have trick or treaters at our door, even when it's cold out!

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


Lynette said...

Your cards are fabulous, Cheryl! Great sentiment:) I love the shutter card!! I really need to try one of those.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

The first card really is creepy with those hanging bats inside. :) All three are perfect for the holiday. Like Lynette, I've never made a shutter card but I've watched videos and really want to make one.

Patti J said...

These are so much fun! Love your sweet little bats, and your sentiment is perfect! The shutter mechanism is wonderful! My grands would love it! I'll have to look for that die set! Thanks for sharing!

designbydonna said...

These are all cute. Even glittery bats can be cute. Love that quote, it is perfect for the occassion.

Glittered Paws said...

Been a while since I made a shutter card I'm going to look for a shutter die - and oh those spooky bats (the ones on the inside). But would you believe we have a bat house on one of our trees and we have very few bugs to content with, especially the biting ones.

Lynne in NI said...

Heee it looks like you've had lots of fun with your Halloween cards Cheryl! Lovin your little sparkly bats and that verse is brilliant :)