It seems ever since I found this Cricut cut on the Artiste cartridge every year it makes at least one Halloween card to fill my list. This year I fell in love with the example in the Holiday Expressions catalog so I did my best at replicating it with the stamps I have. I LOVE the new Little Monsters stamp set, however after doing a quick inventory of the Halloween stamps that I have on hand decided to pass (at least for now).
I cut my bat twice – once in Black and again 1/4″ smaller in Thistle cut off the wings and mounted them to the front. I then hand doodled on some stitching with my journaling pen. I chose a stamp from Perfect Fit Halloween and mounted it over a piece of a Zip Strip from the Nevermore paper packet that was sitting on my desk and added a black swirl sparkle from my stash.
For the inside I layered White C/S sponged with Pomegranate (it looked like blood to me) stamped Happy Halloween and the bat from Frightfully Fun.
I’m not sure if it’s just because he’s my husband, but he told me that he liked it better than the sample in the catalog.
Now to remember who got my bat card last year.
Halloween just happens to be one of my favorite holidays to make cards for so of course the Nevermore Paper Packet was high on my list of wants. I’ve also been revisiting using my Cricut cartridges.
When I was looking for ideas on Pinterest I found a cute coffin posted from the Jeanette Lynton Blog back in October 2012. I decided it would be a fun treat box for a sweet granddaughter!
I played around and cut a web and a spider along with the word Eek all with Artiste! I was having issues cutting the small letters in eek and decided it could just as easily be layered on a pennant. I even got to use my black tulle that I’ve had for a couple of years.
This coffin box will be part of a special Nevermore Class on September 17th. You will need to register by Saturday, September 5th to allow cutting time. Please call or e-mail me if you have additional questions.
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September is quickly approaching which means there’s a Card Class right around the corner! September 4th to be exact – 10am or 6:30pm. I’ve had lots of people ask me about my card classes so I thought I’d share a little about what to expect.
What do we do? We have fun – laughter has been heard coming from the craft room (especially during the morning class). You will go home with three completed cards ready to go in the mail or be added to your stash!
What is expected of me as a student? Be prepared with your basic stamping kit (don’t have one let’s get it ordered). Be on time and ready to create. Leave your options open, flip the paper, flip the card…let your creativity flow. Most importantly have fun!!!
What you can expect from me? I will welcome you whether you are a beginner or experienced stamper, I enthusiastically share my love of papercrafting (most of the time). For a $5.00 fee you will receive a packet of precut papers and embellishments to complete your cards. The inks and stamps we use for the cards will be shared among participants. You will receive instruction and help as needed. You are encouraged to let your own creative talent take over.
When does all this happen? Normally there is a monthly $5.00 Card Class held the first Thursday of the month (I ask you to keep a flexible schedule just in case it needs to be changed). There will also be special card classes offered at other times of the month. Join the Royal Court (follow my blog) to keep informed of up to date card classes. You can also “like” my Facebook Page – papercrafting princess.
Do you still have questions? Leave me a comment and lets get them answered!