Friday, October 24, 2008

more halloween

I know... another Halloween card but hey I'm running out of time - and i've got a lot of cute Halloween stamps.
Seems every year I find some new stamps, buy them - sure that I'll make cards and then...I run out of time. This year I'm determined to use 'em!
And i think i really like these Purple Onion Designs Halloween Border Tapes. There are two different sentiments - the one here "Happy Hallowen" and the "Trick or Treat".
I'm also trying to use what I have - in terms of paper and cardstock. I have tons of cardstock scraps - every color of the rainbow - nicely filed in my cardstock scrap files (organized by color of course). And I have tons of patterned paper (also arranged by color and, in this case, by holiday.) so I just went to the stash and found this Creative Imaginations paper (by Debbie Mumm). Ran the orange cardstock through the Cuttlebug with the swiss dot embossing folder. Throw in some tape to put it all together and I was done. Easy but cute card!
(yes ... i broke down and bought the Cuttlebug. It was 50% off and I said "SOLD". I was using my Cuttlebug embossing folders with my zipemate - it worked ok but it was getting more and more difficult. And these days I'm over anything that gives me a struggle. And I gotta tell you - that Cuttlebug just makes it soooooo easy. Runs that embossing folder right on thru with not a speck of resistance. That's what I'm talkin about.) I will make a few more of this card as I've got a bit more of that paper.
This is a bad precedent to set - 2 posts in one day but I'm doing it. I have to go into work tomorrow (Saturday... blasphemy) and I've got an eye doctor appointment after that - finally doing something I need (I'm bad at that but I'm workin on it). Talk to you soon!


michelle cook infantino said...

Cute card.

I do the same thing--buy all these cute Halloween things--whether stamps, stickers, etc. and seem to make only a couple cards. Then there's the issue of getting them in the mail.

I swear a few will go out Monday! I swear it I tell ya.

June Houck said...

Those pumpkins crack me up! Sorry you have to work today. Yuck. Good luck at the eye doc. Good for you getting some cards made!

Babsarella said...

Ohhhh cute card!!! I was using those same stamps this weekend to create a few cards too. LOVE THEM and hope Michele will make some more with other sentiments. I have to tell ya, you enabled me to purchase the Cuttlebug back a week or so ago when it was on sale at AC Moore. Now I have been stockpiling embossing folders. I did actually use it on a card the other day (I'll post it soon). I want to get the little dot folder that you used. JoAnn and Michael's don't seem to carry it. Hoping I might find it at AC Moore. I will check this week. Oh, and YAY to using what you have on hand. I am trying to do that too, but it is so hard to resist all the pretty papers I see.

lauren said...

ooooooooooooh i am DIGGIN' said halloween cards and those cool "noteblock" stamps as well! it always amazes me how much mileage you and june can get out of a few supplies...just SOOOOOO MANY different (& cool!) ideas--most inspirin' madame! :)

Sue McGettigan said...

Super cute card - how could it not be with POD stamps AND Cuttlebugging?? Love it!

Lisa Renéa said...

Tracy, your Halloween cards are so cute, love the purple one in the other post, too! It's great to see your creations, as always!!