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Friday, September 30, 2016

Mr Cardmaker Gets His Spooky On with 12 Kits of Occasions

Believe it or not, I have TWO blog posts today! Scroll around to find the other one!

Well, there couldn't be a BETTER reason to get back into the blogosphere than to join in with the AMAZING team at 12 Kits of Occasions. This is a great group of card makers and stampers that actually take the time to put together twelve months of kits that contain the most amazing things, and they send the out to the group (and to guests!) to see how everybody interprets their goodies. It's a FANTASTIC idea, and I'm thrilled that I was asked by the fabulous Jeanne Jachna to join in for my second time!

I LOOOOOOOOVE Halloween cards--almost even more than Christmas cards! They can be cute, spooky, weird, whatever. SO freeing!

I had TONS of fun with this kit! Can't wait to share!

I made ALL of these--

(Pssst! See that swirly stem thingy under the biggest pumpkin? That's actually part of a Christmas word die!)

I'm making a conscious effort to NOT blather on like I usually do, because this is a photo heavy post, but I wanted to jump in here a sec.
There was a TRIO of the trick or treaters, and I went nuts trying to get them AND the castle on without overlapping or cutting anything off. I finally had to give up on the third guy.

But I got him in! Literally!

INSIDE! He was too great to waste.

Well, there's PLENTY more stuff in the kit to keep going, but I am SPENT!

NO! There's MORE!!!

Because I am crazy like that...

I made these, too--

 These images were SO cute, and the papers that were left over were so great, I just HAD to make these 4"x4" sweet little things! (Besides, my card list is GROWING, so I actually needed more cards!)

Whew! NOW I am done!

I really want to extend a HUGE thank-you to Jeanne Jachna and all the crew at 12 Kits of Occasions for letting me play along. I had a BLAST!

I appreciate YOU sticking with me in this really long post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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  1. Love your cards!! I seriously can't pick a favorite!! I love making Halloween cards too, I lean toward weird and creepy though! LOL

  2. Richard! Seriously every single one of your cards are outstanding. Just when I thought I found my favourite there was another!! Your completely rocked this kit, love how you added touches of neon, two shakers! and so many layers and creative touches. It was so nice to have you as our guest this month--well done!

  3. Oh Yes!! Richard is back!! I love all these wicked-cute cards - and even the wicked-scary ones!
    You have definitely been productive - and CREATIVE - Richard! Excellent work! And I laughed out loud about the third guy being on the inside! The card was perfect either way!

  4. WOW x a zillion, Richard, with the incredible creativity of your abundance of awesome Halloween-themed cards! You've gone above and beyond with Jeanne's kit; everything here is spooktacular! The mini-cards: sheer delights! I'm honoured to be guest designing with you for this occasion; you've sparked yet more ideas for the leftovers in my collection...

  5. You wowed us with all the fun projects you made with Jeanne’s awesome kit! I love the added glow you added to a lot of your projects!Love , love, love that background of the haunted house ...awesome card,Richard!

  6. Lots of fun and fabulous Halloween cards there Mister! All are super great!

  7. I'm at a loss for words - what a fantastic collection of cards! So many great ideas!

  8. O.M.G. You are a freaking rockstar. Thank you for exisiting. These are so awesome... I LOVE Halloween, and you, sir, have done the supplies and the holiday total justice!

  9. These Halloween cards are ingenious. The kit is amazingly assembled. The other eleven are sure to astound. You've given inspiration for others to give it a go! The trio of trick or treaters is Stunning ... Loved hiding the 3rd child inside rather than crowding the front. The colored ink is marvelously intense. All winners.

  10. Holy cow. If there were a prize for most cards, you would TOTALLY win. I love seeing all the clever and creative things you did with Jeanne's kit. And, yes--I had to rush over here to see how your mummy cards looked. I guess great minds....and all that. Seriously love all of your designs.

  11. Yay, Richard. These are completely over the top! And I mean top! It seems you 'caught the kit' bug, and were able to create the best projects ever! So many ideas here, can't wait to go back and study each a bit closer. (Think they call that casing, a nice name for copy!) Thanks for being a terrific guest!

  12. Richard your treats, and editing tricks, make me smile BIG!! Fabulous cards ... and I didn't even attempt to put Mr. H's raven to use - so THIS is how it should look, and I'm leaving it at that! Happy to have you on the Team today!!!

  13. Richard, can I call you Richard or is MR. CARDMAKER to me too - -ha ha! The very first time I fell upon your blog, I knew I had discovered something special. You have so many really great ideas, and I love how you always show me a fantastic new technique too. Really beautiful work, and I love seeing it around blogland here and there!
    Take Care!

  14. So nice to have you guesting with us Richard! You totally rocked Jeanne's amazing kit. I like the neons you added to your cards, its gives them a spooky glow!!

  15. Oh my wonders!! Your cards are magnificent!! I LOVE the way you used those trick or treaters and the raven card, amazing!!!!

  16. O.M.G., you are amazing! You've outdone us all by making so many fantastic projects from Jeanne's wonderful kit. Love all the variety of designs, from spooky to cute! It's always hard to pick favorites but your haunted house card is spectacular!!

  17. So sorry I'm late Richard - my computer was being very bad! I can't believe all the beautiful cards you made.. You used so many images that I just didn't get around to and now you're making me wish I had. I love the trick or treaters by the haunted mansion - very clever.. and the raven with all those layers! You made me proud (as always) so happy to call you friend! I think you're amazing!

  18. OMG these are awesome Richard, I love them. This is the first year I am sending Halloween cards and you have inspired me..Cx

  19. These are wonderful Richard. I love your combinations and the use of color. What a wonderful kit that must have been!

  20. Richard, you did the most amazing things with Jeanne's kit!!! Your "cute" cards at the end are so fantastic. I love how you colored all the darling images, adding details in all the right places. And your spider web shaker card/tag card were amazing. What a brilliant idea. I'm thrilled I still have those die cuts to CASE you idea. I love your floating bunch of ghosts, fabulously layered ravens...well, really, I just love them all. So glad you joined us this mont!


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