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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Birthday Card

Made this gate-fold card for my Mother-in-Law who has a birthday on Halloween.  Gave it to her early, as we saw her for Thanksgiving, and I didn’t want to put it in the mail, because of the bulkiness (from dimensions) of it.

 when opened:-

Was made completely using the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  I used, however, the Imagine More cartridge for the floodfilling of the patterns on the pumpkins and the “B” in BOO.

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridge – Imagine More
Cricut Cartridge – Happy Hauntings
Glue – regular; ATG; Zig Two Way
Cardstock – double-sided for the card base; white (for the Imagine)
Patterned Paper
Ribbon – Halloween “Celebrate It”
Die Cuts – from K & Company – bats, eyes, ghost
Stickles – purple (??) and orange (Distressed Spiced Marmalade)
Seed beads – cat’s eyes
Pop dots
Sentiment -- used the following font:-  “Lunacy More

While using my Stickles, I discovered a couple of things:-

(1)     The purple one has an “unknown identity”.  The poor li’l thing wasn’t named.  So, he’s just going to be known as “Purrrrty Purple”.  J  I have a few other ones that are nameless.  L
I wonder why these larger ones weren’t named??
(2)     The orange one is a “Distressed” one.  Noooo, he’s not suffering from distress, that’s just what Tim Holtz named him.  Having said all of that, I discovered that he has a much larger nozzle, which made his outpourings a lot thicker than the usual thin line of the regular Stickles.

I wasn’t too sure whether I liked the Distressed Stickles, or not, because of this feature.  But, I read on the Net that one can use a heat tool on these ones --- making them shimmer, which cannot be done with the regular Stickles.  I’m going to have to test these out to see the difference. J

Back to my card.  I wound a piece of ribbon around the whole gate-fold card and then glued a backing piece of cardstock to the back of the card, allowing for the ribbon to be hidden.  See pic.

Well, that ends my spiel on this card.  J



  1. Oh my this is so adorable!!!! love the design!!!! You did a fabulous job on it!!!!

  2. This is so cute! I love the fold and all of the spooky details! :)Amy

  3. Wow Miss Ladybug! That's a lot of work! So cool!

  4. Hiya, my sweet Linda!!! Wow, what a cute-cute card -- love the design, the way it folds; it's just cute!!! You always do cute or beautiful...lol!!!

    Thanks for stopping by -- always a pleasure to have you drop in. So..., you think my craftroom may look like heaven on earth, huh? Well, I'm here to tell you, you've got the direction wrong -- try the opposite way!!! LOL!!!

    Hugs my friend!!! Love ya!

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