Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy Halloween!?!

This card uses new $1 stamps that I found at Michael's last week. Aren't they adorable? I picked up maybe 8 new halloween/fall stamps...the bin was COMPLETELY full and this was the new I dug through all of them and made sure I got my fill of them! I even picked out a few for other people. At $1 each I can afford to do that! LOL! My guess is that there were probably 15 new stamp designs for the fall/halloween season? Since I'm running out of space for my single stamps I decided to be picky. That's why I came home with ONLY 8 (ha!)

Here's a close up of just the card:

And here's the card and the envelope I stamped to go with it:

The idea for the layout of this card was another sketch I found online. But the sketch was for a standard size card and my three circles wouldn't fit on a standard size card. So, I modified the sketch to fit a tall card and I made the tall card the right size to fit in a business size envelope.

I stamped the three spiders on white cardstock and used a medium sized circle punch to punch them out. (Tip for newbie punch users: flip the punch upside down so you can see what you are punching out and center it better.) Then I used a large circle punch to cut a contrasting circle to mat it. The rest is pretty simple layering.

I've made more halloween cards this year than ever before. I'm not sure why I'm in this mode right now...but I am! So I'm going with the flow till my next 'fancy' strikes me.

Have a wonderful day!



Lauren said...

Jane -
I can't believe that spider stamp was a buck! Great deal. I love what you did with it.

Rose Ann said...

Only eight! I love your card! Great colors, and I love the decorated envelope as well!

Anonymous said...

I, too, love what you did especially the envelope. I also try to stamp my envelope to go with the card.

Lisa C. said...

this is so cute, love this stamp. I haven't been able to find any halloween stamps at my Micheal's. SIGH..wish I could they are too cute!