However! Unless you're doing a really vintage looking Halloween project, BROWN just doesn't cut it, just like rusty orange, dusty blue and maroon really don't make it either. I love autumnal colors. Save those for all the beautiful Autumn and Thanksgiving cards.
One man's opinion. I'd love to see some projects where you prove me wrong, btw!!
How do I come to this conclusion, you ask? Well, I pulled out my paper collection, which includes a beautiful pad of autumn papers from Me and My Big Ideas that my DSIL Jan gave me for my birthday. LOVE these papers, but...yeah, not for Halloween. Had to go to this cute collection of papers I picked up at Target's dollar bins. This thing has no label. Seriously. Love to give credit where it's due, but...anyway. Great papers.
The inside and envelope look like this-
I really LOVE how creepy all these spiders are! The label here is done with Spellbinders Nestabilities grommet tag dies, and again the stamps are Studio G. I have just begun to decorate my envelopes! Missed a lot of great creative opportunities there in the past! I like giving the recipient a hint of what's to come!
I decided to enter this into The Rubber Cafe's Spellbinders challenge. Check it out!!
Since I was in the swing of things, I made this too--
With this inside--
I had such a hoot making this one. I giggled like an idiot at some moments here. Don't you love the spiders on the ribbon?
I started by making the pumpkins with my cuttlebug and Nestabilities small ovals dies. I used scraps from the Target paper, some SU designer paper, and just orange cs from The paper company (my value pack). I cut the stems by hand and I have a tiny oak leaf punch from somewhere and used scraps to make the green part. I popped it off the base with mounting tape.
The letters are done from scraps with Sizzix wallflower letter dies and the cuttlebug. These are so pretty, but some of them are rather persnickety, and take several passes and various pieces of cardstock in the machine. I think they are worth the effort, though.
The card base is GinaK Designs Kraft. I used Versamark and more Studio G stamps to make the webs on the base, did the spiders in Memento Tuxedo Black and I used white gel pen to decorate and highlight things, including the spider eyes, the letters, and the faux stitching. I also used glitter pen to highlight just about everything. Hello, my name is Richard and I am a glitter pen junky.....
Since I made a ton of letters, and lots of ovals, not to mention a weird sense of humor, I also made this....Parents, avert your child's eyes--
I find this incredibly funny. I am weird that way. I did try to visually "bleep" some of the letters, but you get the idea.
This isn't even a card yet. Just the pumpkin. This is a sort of family joke, so I apologize if it offends anyone. It makes me giggle, though...
I have one more, but I'll save it for next time. Leave 'em wanting more, they say...
And I hope you do.
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