This upcoming weekend we will be decorating the house for the two different parties we are hosting for Halloween. My son is having a pumpkin carving party with his friends and then we will have our annual pizza party with our neighbors and family before we all go out trick-or-treating together (or stay back on our front porch handing out candy and drinking hot apple cider).
With that in mind this edition of Happy Everything has a little something homemade to celebrate the holiday. Of course what else could it possibly be besides another version of a banner?
This time a bunch of new Girl's Paperie paper became a long row of houses spelling out trick-or-treat...it's hanging on the big chalkboard we have in our living room...
The design is kept pretty simple since there are so many fun patterns.
Hope this helps inspire you to get crafty as we get close to a fun night of trick-or-treating.
The reason that Halloween is one of my favorite nights of the year is this front porch. If you stop by to trick-or-treat and happen to mention you like the decorations you will ALWAYS get an extra piece of candy.
It's time for all things spooky with Halloween in just a couple of weeks and with that in mind we crafted some greeting cards to help share the creepy and kooky excitement.
This month I asked Danielle Flanders to join me in some card making since I have admired her work for a while. She absolutely outdid herself...love all the details on her cards!
Here's what Danielle had to say about making the card...
I decided to use 2 small Jenni Bowlin die cuts as the base of this card! So, I first decorated the front and then stitched them together on the left edge to create the card base. The feltie on the front is a Pink Paislee Doodad from the new Hocus Pocus line! Papers are Pink Paislee - Hocus Pocus and Sweetness, buttons are Jenni Bowlin and twine is from Studio Calico. I decided to create my own sentiment with vellum and my printer! Glue Arts has a vellum adhesive that is wonderful and that is what I used to attach it to my page.
When I was looking through my stash, I found this polkadot paper and some banner stickers, which both reminded me of a party! (The polkadots reminded me of sprinkles!) My daughter's birthday is 2 days after Halloween, so we often have a Halloween themed birthday party for her and she loves it. I used a Melissa Frances resin frame, backed it with Hocus Pocus paper by Pink Paislee and added the Hocus Pocus stickers and metal badge. To create the curled paper, I cut skinny strips of paper and wrapped them around something really small...the point of my embossing stylus. The smaller you make them, the better they will stay because the large ones uncurl relatively easy. If you really want them to stay, you can wet the paper, curl it and let it dry overnight. Of course, with the dimension, this card may have to be hand-delivered....but I think the recipient would be delighted
Danielle's blog has so many more fantastic projects.
When it comes to Halloween I usually embrace all things cute so here's my take on "spooky" cards...
Various punches helped me make a Halloween night theme...and a little foam tape for dimension helps the witch fly past the moon.
These are little 3x3 cards to include with gift packages I'll be mailing out. Spritzes and splotches of black mist grunged up some cute orange gingham and the little office tag allowed me to use the jack-o-lantern image as an added detail.
Hope seeing these cards helps you get inspired to send some tricks or treats.