Monday, October 15, 2007

Halloween Cards

A friend of mine held a craft festival and asked me to make something to bring for sale. Among all the mini albums, pages and explosion boxes that I took, I made this set of 5 Halloween cards. I have to admit, that my love for creating Halloween cards rivals my love for making just about any kind of card! It's not even my favorite holiday, but there is just something so fun about Halloween crafting that takes me back to being 10 years old and having just a pair of scissors, markers, crayons, construction paper and Scotch tape! I just love it! °Ü°

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Thank You Cards

When I taught my scrapbook class this month, I decided to teach attaching metal embellishments and distressing with ink. I wanted the project to be small so that it wouldn't be overwhelming for those new to scrapbooking, so we made this card. Now, I have to be honest, I totally procrastinated this class. We were meeting at my house at 7 pm and I designed this card at 3:30 that afternoon. I used to say that I always did work best under pressure and I guess it is true because I thought it came out pretty cute and the girls absolutely loved it! They had a lot of fun making it and a few loved using the hammer and eyelet setter... something about it being a stress reliever! Ü
Everything on the card is distressed with chestnut brown ColorBox fluid chalk ink pad. (I LOVE this ink! It is the only brand I buy for distressing) I used Marcella by K Bungalow coordinating paper. 2 tags cut with my Cricut, one for the "Thank You" on the front and one for signing your name. ( I thought that was a little different, but cute and worked) One square cut for personalizing your note, 6 inches of ribbon, 3 brads, 5 eyelets and 2 jump rings for attaching the tag to the ribbon. That's all there was to it. Of course, cutting the papers to fit but that was really simple.
I really loved they way they turned out and plan to make lots more for sending after Christmas!


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