What is one of the most important parts of the party, the invitation, of
course! Think outside of the envelope with your cards. Could you use
them to decorate the buffet tables or other areas in the house that need a
little something? Maybe stack them on multilevel boxes or jars as a great way to show off your Halloween cards and add a splash of
spooky fun and color too.
I like how Annette’s card is Halloween in reverse, monsters dressing up as
people--how perfect. Her medallions would be great little name tag necklace,
just attach a little ribbon and there you go. Clip them to the
side of serving dishes or attach them to one’s drink so you can easily
recognize your glass. Smitha's damask skull adds a sophisticated look and makes a
huge impact with the dramatic use of white, black and orange. Change your
look and stick to 3 colors only for your decorations and invitation and show
the more serious side of Halloween. It’s not just for kids, after all! But if you want to channel your inner kid, print out a fun Halloween digi stamp and color like I did on my Tricks card. Now get your
paper, scissors, candy, and let your creativity fly, preferably not on a
Trick or Treat ON MARS!! by Annette Witherspoon
Supplies: Paper: The Paper Company, Stamps: Stampin' Up!, My Cute Stamps, Ink:
Memento, Ranger Industries, Embossing Powder. Tools: Scoring Board:
Martha Stewart Crafts, Heat Gun: Darice, Electronic Die Cut
Machine: Silhouette America, Punch: Marvy Uchida.
Design Notes: When creating this card,
I was trying to think of a way to incorporate a mustache stamp
into a Halloween theme. Then it occurred to me. I could dress up
a monster as a person. Why not? People dress as monsters for
Halloween! So this is my version of what it would be like to go
trick or treating on Mars. Tip: Don't be afraid to let your
imagination go wild. Zany and whimsical creations can put a
smile on almost anyone's face.
Trick or treat Damask skull by Smitha Katti
Supplies: Paper: The Paper Company, Archivers, Embossing
Industries, Brads: Making Memories, Ribbon: American Crafts. Digital
Supplies: Skull: Echo Park.
Design Notes: Print skull damask onto
cardstock, with printer setting at "best quality". As soon as
printed, while the ink is still wet, sprinkle embossing powder
onto the pattern and heat emboss.
Vamp Tricks by Melissa Oeters
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Paper: Authentique,
Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle, K & Company, Markers: Copic, Adhesives:
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, Glue Arts, Other: googly eyes.
Tools: Corner Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Stamps: Kraftin Kimmies,
Other: sewing machine.
Design Notes: I used my sewing machine to outline around the 3 edges of the
face of the card. Hattie is raised using two stacked 3D Foam Squares and
was attached after all other parts of the card were assembled. The front
flat portion of the card was created using the Authentique paper and
scissors to cut out along the pattern of the paper.