You Make Me S-M-I-L-E


Halloween is just around the corner and it’s so much fun to see the exciting anticipation in my grandsons’ faces.  We are counting the days and talking about costumes.  Even though they will not go out door-to-door, they still get disguised and go to our civic center’s Fall Festival where they will have plenty of safe games and fun for the local children.  Personally, I like those hot dogs they serve right off the grill.  At any age, Halloween makes us smile.

The base of the card is Old Olive.  Set this aside until the rest of the design is completed.  Layer a piece of Perfect Plum on to Basic Black.  Cut these so only ⅛” border is showing on each side.

Next comes 2 pieces of the DSP from Cast a Spell; one cut vertically and one cut horizontally.  I absolutely love this pattern.

Before mounting, adhere a piece of ⅝” Basic Black ribbon onto the vertical cut DSP and attach a Black grommet at the center.  Mount these onto the design base and adhere the ribbon at the back.  Knot and trim an additional piece of ⅝” Basic Black ribbon and attach with a glue dot.    Attach four Old Olive brads in each corner of the horizontal cut DSP using the paper piercer and mat pack for placement.  Attach the design unit to the Old Olive Base.

Stamp the image from Eat, Drink & Be Scary using Basic Black on Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.  Cut out the image using the Curly Label Punch.  With the Sizzix Big Shot, cut a mat for the punched image from a scrap of Basic Black, using the Movers & Shaper Curly Label die.  Adhere these.  Cut a piece of the Old Olive design from the Cast a Spell DSP and a mat using Basic Black cardstock.  Use the corner rounder punch to round 2 opposite corners.  Mount the Curly Label component on to the mat set with Dimensionals.  Adhere this unit to the card also using Dimensionals.    

So far, this card has my vote for this year’s Halloween card.  I’m not quite finished experimenting just yet.


Stamps:  Eat, Drink & Be Scary
Paper:  Old Olive, Basic Black,
Perfect Plum
, Pumpkin Pie and Cast a Spell DSP
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Movers & Shaper Curly Label Die, Curly Label Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Ribbon, Grommet, Brads, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Posted on : Oct 04 2009
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