“Spooky Town” Halloween Cards

“Spooky Town” Halloween Cards
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When I attended the Fall Weekend Retreat, my mission was to make as many cards as possible.  I wanted to maximize that concentrated time and focus on cards.  My goal was to make 45 cards and I am glad I set a goal or I never could have pushed myself to make 52.  I started off the first night making these Halloween cards using some paper and rub-ons I paid $10 for at the CK Convention last November.  The patterned paper and rub-ons are from the retired? Imaginisce “Spooky Town” collection.

I like to use a craft knife to cut around shapes (such as the “boo hoo hoo” ghost) and pop them out with double stick foam tape.  Is the owl ghost crying?  “Boo hoo hoo” – seriously?

Purple Halloween Card

Purple Halloween Card

I don’t know if it’s a good idea to eat spooky candy, but if I were you, I would stay away from the stuff!  Here’s a card for it and inside I could write a warning about consuming spooky candy.

Spooky Candy

Spooky Candy

“Won’t you take me to Spooky Town?” I added rhinestones to the jack-o-lantern’s eyes and popped out the red distressed cardstock on top of the ribbon.

Spooky Town!

Spooky Town!

What’s so spooky about a silver fence?  Umm, nothing.  I just love my silver shimmery paper and I brought my Martha Stewart fence punch and was dying to use it again.  🙂

Spooky Halloween Card

Spooky Halloween Card

Sometimes I feel like I should apologize when I make a simple card like this one.  I must explain that I popped out the cute stitched pumpkin with double stick foam tape to show a little more effort.  😀  Remember – I had to take some shortcuts and make simple cards in order to reach my goal.

Simple Halloween Card

Simple Halloween Card

I just love this paper!  Parts of it are shiny & embossed – it really speaks for itself; lending it to simple cards.

BOO! Card 2

BOO! Card 2

-=* Happy Halloween *=-

-=* Happy Halloween *=-

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

I cut three strips of different card stock up to make this card and rubbed on the spooky sentiment in the center.

Witches Stew

Witches Stew

Thanks for reading my blog!  If you can’t get enough Halloween card ideas, more Halloween cards are featured in this week’s previous posts:

Have a Cute Halloween!

Have a Spooky Halloween!

Have a Happy Halloween!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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