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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Halloween Easel Card (September Card Class, Card #3)

Those who know me personally know that I'm not much of a 'Halloween person'...  Surprisingly though, I've been creating plenty of Halloween projects, cards, and layouts lately!  Before ya know it, I'm gonna have one of those plastic witch things crashing into the big oak tree in my front yard and a spooky skeleton hanging on my front door...  Okay, maybe the skeleton is pushing it.  But I do have a jar of candy corn still sitting here on my desk, and I have to keep reminding myself that it's o-n-l-y September ( I say this cuz I'm ready to make CHRISTMAS cards and projects galore -- I mean I am just itching to pull out the holly leaves and mistletoe!!)!

Anyway, the great team over at Cricut Cardz Challenge has come up with an awesome Challenge #42 that required the use of the 'card' feature on any Cricut cartridge...  And, of course, given my short rant above, it's a Halloween-themed card. :)

So...  Who already noticed that this is an Easel-Fold Card?  There's another picture below that demonstrates this more effectively...  I absolutely love this style of card because it just begs to be placed in plain view by the lucky recipient!  Now, who's asking where the 'card' feature is on my card?  See the tombstone?  Well...  I originally was going to use a big ole tombstone as the whole card...  But as I sat staring at it, I really thought it needed a tree and a moon and a purple sky (the color isn't quite right in the picture, but the sky really is a dark, purplish, maroon color...)...  OH!  I should also mention that I don't have any of the Halloween cartridges (refer to rant above)...  {YET!  Cuz truth be told, I ordered one just today.}  BUT, I did actually use the 'card' feature on the 'Sweet Treats' Cricut Cartridge!  The tombstone (now just a mini-card cut at 2.5") is actually the card for one of the cupcakes!!  I'm not gonna lie -- I was tickled with myself for finding that!!

The tree was cut from the 'Heritage' Cartridge at 5".  I used my Sizzix Halloween embossing folder for the 'Trick or Treat' (for those of you who are shocked that I own that already -- I literally just bought it to use on this Halloween card!  And now I love it...).  The tombstone is hand-lettered...  And I couldn't possibly have come up with the phrase for that without my BFF!!  Thanks, Christi!!  :)

As I've mentioned in previous posts, each month I am pleased to offer a class where participants create eight handmade cards perfect for sending to someone special...  This card is the third of the eight cards we'll be making at the September Card Class on September 29th!!  To see the rest of the cards in this month's collection, please be sure to sign up for email updates and/or become a follower!  Card #1 can be seen HERE...  And Card #2 can be seen HERE...  I will be posting the remaining five cards for this month's class this week!!

As always, your comments are always appreciated!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a super day!!


Jeri said...

Great easel card. So much detail. The mini card tombstone is a really cute idea. Thanks for sharing with us at CCC.

Chris said...

I'm not big on Halloween either, but this card is way cool (though I still like the spider one better). I have to ask...what exactly is an easel card? I see that it opens on the top. Does it have a stand to make it stay open?

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