Saturday, September 16, 2017

It's Getting Close to Halloween!

Close enough for me to begin decorating and creating!  I got these really cool "salad grabbers" at the Dollar Tree - they are made from a skeleton arm and hand, and you get 2 of them! I just HAD to grab them and I have been painting them with glow in the dark paint; my goal is to stick them on the lawn so they appear to be coming up from the dirt, BWAHAHHAHHH!! 

As soon as I spied the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card die set I knew I had to have it.  Once I had the set, I watched the Lawn Fawn Video on how to assemble the card and saw fabulous ideas from their design team.  I can see holiday ornaments in my recipients futures!  Anyway, since the video tells you how to assemble the card I won't be going into that detail, however, please be aware that sticky tape DOES go bad.  Apparently, you cannot keep it for 20 years, find it, and try to use it to make something.  Also, mono-adhesive leaves a strip wider than where you want the adhesive to go, lastly, wet glue doesn't work AT ALL.  Yes, I made a HUGE mess, swore like a sailor and scared the fur babies (in my defense, they are SO cute when they puff up!) and finally got my adhesive nightmare under control.  Needless to say there is an order for more 1/8" wide tape on it's way to my door.  So, back to the card:

This is What I Used to Make my Card:
Black Card (for shadow box)
Light Brown Card (for hills)
Orange Card (for pumpkins)
Watercolor Card 
Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card, LF1486
Lawn Fawn Costume Party Stamps, LF1458
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Paper Smooches Wise Dies Streamers, KFBD029 (here is a nice substitute)
Stampin' Up! Blender Pens
Circle Punch
Yellow Card
Pop Dot

I made the Shadow Box and attached the hills as instructed on the video.  Then came the fun part.  As some of you may know, I get on these coloring kicks where I color & color & cut and then, days,

View From the Top
sometimes months later, I use the items I colored.  Well, I did the same with all the cute costumed folks in the Costume Party set.  I colored and cut like a madwoman.  I even have candy corn, chocolate bars and adorable individually wrapped candies ready to use.  I picked out a witch and a mummy to you in this card.  I gave the mummy a cute little pumpkin candy catcher and set a plain pumpkin near my witch.  Once I was happy with the placement, I stuck all the elements down.  I also used a nice bright yellow card, punched a moon out and pop dotted that to the upper right corner.  For the grand finale, I made a Happy Halloween banner as a sentiment. 
A2 Envie - ooops!

This scrumptious little shadow box will close to fit into a standard A2 envelope so it requires NO EXTRA POSTAGE! That is a huge selling point to me!  As you can see from my pictures below, mine did not fit in an A2 envie, due to the placement of the banner.  However, it fit like a charm in an A7 envelope, and assuming you haven't stuffed the envelope full of rocks, it should also be able to go out to the USA with one "forever" stamp. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll get inspired to make some screamingly cool Halloween goodies! Christi

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I would like to enter my Halloween Shadow Card in the following challenges, found at Challenges for Days (shameless plug): 
Cuttlebug Mania - M,  Anything Goes w/ Dies and/or Embossing
Happy Little Stampers - Sept. Anything Goes with Dies Challenge 
One Crazy Stamper - M, Seasons of Celebration
Crafty Catz - Halloween
Crafty Friends Challenge - #66, To Use Dies and/or Punches
Allsorts - #433, Feels Like Autumn 
Lawn Fawnatics - #13, Inspiration Board (see below)

Thank you & hope to see you at Dies R Us


  1. Fab makes but wot? No pix of the dollar store grabbers newly painted?


  2. Wonderful halloween card!!
    So beutiful !! Its. gorgeous!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {Welcome to follow my blog}

  3. What a cute shadow box card. Love the cute images!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

  4. Fab card, sounds like the sticking was a bit of a sticking point though! We need to see the salad servers too!

  5. Your shadow box is delightful!! WOW! Thanks bunches for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Sure hope you will remember us for our next challenge too! Xj.
    TTCRD DT: Joi@RR{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. Super shadow box card and great fun images.
    Thank you for joining our 'Feels like Autumn' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  7. Your Halloween shadow box card is so fun! I enjoyed reading about your travails with the adhesive, been there! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Lawn Fawnatics!

  8. 'Thanks' for sharing your lovely card in the 'Dies/Punches' challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


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