Sunday, September 24, 2017

Trick or Treat

Hi, everyone! Halloween is on the way and I am creating like crazy!  It was only in the low 50's today, dreary and rainy, so it was a perfect day to hang out and create; after the football game, of course!  I paired one of those crazy birds with a brand new die. I hope this inspires you to get started on your Halloween crafts! And I do hope you are having better weather.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Square Card Base (5 1/2" x 5 1/2")
White, Black, Purple and Orange Card Stock
Tutti Designs Spiderweb Window, #TUTTI-376
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps, #CMS212
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Bird Crazy Dies, #660954
Tim Holtz Crazy Talk Stamps, #CMS236
Googly Eyes
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Fine Embossing Powder, White, #WhiteEP2
Embossing Ink
Distress Ink in Carved Pumpkin
Derwent Inktense Pencils

I began this card thinking my window would be orange, but changed my mind.  Instead, I die cut the window out of black card and inserted it into the negative space left from the orange cut.  I then used carved pumpkin to edge the design.  I then cut a piece of white card with the intention of layering it behind the window, but I set that aside. I needed to choose a character to peek out of the window first!

I have quite a stash of images I've already colored in and I chose this crazy bird out of that pile.  I did use Inktense Pencils to color him; I'm getting smarter, I wrote it on the back of the image what medium I used to color it.  After that, I added the googly eyes (mostly because this is what I look like when I see a spider!) and positioned the bird where I wanted him to be.  I glued him in place and trimmed the rest of the image.  Then I added the white card to the back of the window.  

Lastly, I chose a pretty purple card out of my card stock, stamped the phrase with embossing ink and heat embossed the sentiment with fine detail white embossing powder.  I assembled the entire card and there you go! I am thrilled that I got this die. Even though it is geared toward Halloween, I can see no reason why I can't cut the webs out of it and use it all year round! Thanks for reading and please visit some of the Dies R Us blogs (enabler alert - the store is having some awesome sales!) and don't forget to enter the challenge; there is a new one on the first and the fifteenth of every month! ~ Fondly, Christi

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I would like to enter my Trick or Treat card in the following challenges:
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #12 - Day 2
Scrapy Land - #74, Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - #434, Things with Wings
Mix it Up - #5, Anything Goes w/ Option of Inlaid Die Cut
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes w/ Die Cuts
Use Your Stuff - #281, Old & New (stamps = old, window die = new)
Muse Challenge - #235, see photo inspiration:


  1. Oh bless, he looks very forlorn looking out of that window. I think he's definitely expecting a trick! Love that web frame it looks fab on your scarily good card!

  2. so cute! i know you are a halloween freak so can't wait to see what else you have up you sleeve xoxo

  3. Super fun card, great wing theme for our challenge at Allsorts xxxxx

  4. Super CUTE! That crazy bird sure looks worried there might be something scary on the other side of that window! Lucky you to have cool weather! Thank you for sharing your Halloween card with us at Scrapy Land! Hugs! Sara Emily

  5. Christi, I love your NBUS die... and it is even better paired with Tim Holtz' crazy bird. Great combo! Thanks for joining Muse this week!

  6. I don't think I've ever seen a better use for one of those Krazy Birds, Christi! This is a hoot and very, very clever! I agree with you - that's how I look when I see a spider, too!! Thank you so much for playing in NBUS Challenge #12!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. So cute!! Love the crazy bird peeking in the window. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

  8. OMG, the look on his face is priceless! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

  9. Love the bird peeking in the window and your rendition of Eliz's card.

  10. So cute in and clever the way you have that Crazy Bird peeking out. That is a stamp set I have not inked up yet either. Oh, dear!


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