Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mixing the old with the new 1st Halloween card of the year!

Hi there! Wanted to share my first Halloween card of the year. I ordered some new goodies from Inkadinkado  and Papertrey Ink. Everything came yesterday evening, it was like Christmas for me! :) I wanted to use my new goodies on a Halloween card. I ordered so many cute Halloween stamps over at Inkadinkado ;) They had a sale when I ordered and all the Halloween stamps were 20% off, so this Trickster Cat mini set and most of the other stamps I ordered were only 1.60 a piece! Woot woot, I love me a good deal and so cute as well.... You'll be seeing more in the upcoming months :)

Shockingly enough, I'd never ordered anything from Papertrey Ink before.... and OH MY GOSH, if you haven't you should go over there & check it out, so many cool stamps and coordinating dies. I had to rein myself in and keep it to these stamps, and the coordinating layering dies, all of which I used on this card. I also ordered some test tubes, so I can make some adorable Halloween goodies like Niki Estes these are too cute! The final thing I got from there were some clear boxes to package my cards in. I have so many cards, and as much as I love Etsy, I just haven't had the drive to spend time posting (and posting regularly, too...) to make 3-5$ per card. So, I decided to package some up/ 4 to a box and save them for when I need little gifts! In fact, I used a box today! :)

Ok, enough yammering, I know.... ;) My card: started with a base of handmade paper (I love this stuff/generic brand, I bought it at Xpedx if you have one of those...) and added a strip of late year's SU! Halloween DSP with a punched strip behind. Then topped it off with the die cut and stamped pieces. The cat was heat embossed with black EP on ivory cardstock and fussy cut. I colored his eyes and nose with markers and used pop dots to attach him to the die cut. The colors used on this card are: Ivory, Black, Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush, and Old Olive. I hope you like it! I am SO READY for fall! Bring on the cooler weather, autumn leaves, hot cider, and cute Halloween crafts! I CAN'T WAIT!!! :)

Have a stellar day!! xoxox, Noelle

supply list: stamps: Inakdinkado & Papertrey Ink; dies: Papertrey Ink; punch: EK Success; DP: Stampin' Up! and generic; solid cardstock: SU!; black embossing powder and heat gun; ink pads and markers: SU!

DUST IT OFF!: Use last year's DP scraps for your cards this year! Don't forget your trusty non-themed punches either!!


Annette said...

now that is one cool card... I LOVE IT...
Halloween cards are always so fun...

Anne Marie said...

LOVE this card, Noelle!! Love that sneaky little kitty image and the pretty mix of patterns! Uh oh, I feel a shopping binge coming on. Eeek!! You made it too easy by sharing the links. Lol!! Have a great day! Hugs! :)