What vegetable was orginally carved for Halloween? The Irish brought the tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack O’Lantern to America. But, the original Jack O’Lantern was not a pumpkin. Pumpkins did not exist in Ireland. Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow’s Eve, and placed an ember in them, to ward off evil spirits.
Next to Christmas, Halloween is probably my favorite holiday to decorate for and that means making cards to share with friends too! I loved the Hello Pumpkin product line from Close to My Heart from the minute I got my first look at the catalog. I love that the stamps are cute (fits the challenge at Double Trouble) and the paper is very versatile, Close to My Heart makes sure to include papers that are not just for holiday.
Do you notice the cute border on the ghost card? It was made with the new Thin Cuts Decorative Borders. I can’t wait to try some of the other thin cuts so stay tuned!!!
I’m linking up over at Three Amigo’s Blog Hop Challenge #19 Autumn/Halloween you should think about linking up too! There’s also one more week to play along with Double Trouble.