Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Family of Halloween Cards

I'm really enjoying learning how to use my new Silhouette die-cutting machine and its software. I decided to make a set of cards for my in-laws using the Haunted House Silhouette Cutting File.
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Three of these cards are for my nieces, and the fourth is for my mother-in-law (my nieces' folks are getting a card too, but that's in a different post). My sister-in-law told me what the girls are going as for Halloween this year, so I looked up the costumes on and used the Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge (that's right, I pulled out my Cricut too!) to personalize their cards.

Our oldest niece is going as a Rock Star in a glittery purple dress:
The dress was printed on a shiny purple paper and painted with purple Stickles. The feather boa is covered with Flower Soft. The pre-glittered background paper is by Core'Dinations (used on all the doll cards), and the foreground paper on this card is by Graphic 45 (I used a Graphic 45 paper for the baby's card too; the other DPs are from my stash). The yellow linings are cut from Recollections or Paper Company cardstocks. The base card and the shiny papers are all Recollections brand.

Although I cut the house-blackout layer on my Silhouette, I printed the sentiments and glued them behind the doors.
I added detail with a black PITT artist pen to the pre-cut lines on the faces and treat bags. I also added "pulls" on the doors with baker's twine.

Our second niece is going as a Rapunzel Bride (Who knew that was a thing! I know she owns a Rapunzel wig, as I've worn it several times while playing with the girls!):

And the 1-month-old is going as Snow White, so I put "Happy 1st Trick or Treat" in her doorway (sorry the door is shut in this photo).

I used the same Fiskars stamp, orange ink, Paper Company cardstock, and PageMaps die for the inside of all the cards:

For my mother-in-law's card, I kept it really simple and let the Haunted House silhouette shine. We'll be meeting her boyfriend for the first time in November, and this is the first card we've sent to both of them. So this is sort of our introduction to him...think I hit it on the head, ha!

I'm entering this set into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts October Challenge: Halloween
Crafting for all Seasons #63: Too cute to spook
Divas by Design: Spooked
Simon Says Stamp: Halloween/Halloween Colors (3rd entry)
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Halloween

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  1. Fantastic Halloween card hun, love them all xxx

  2. Wow! Amazing collection of Halloween cards. Love the Silhouette you have used here. Nice selection of PP's and colors.

  3. OMG what a fabulous collection! Looks like you've figured out that Silhouette quite well (I'm so jealous!) LOL!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL/HALLOWEEN’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. Well done on getting to grips with your new machine. Lovely work. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

  5. Fabulous selection of cards..Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  6. CG, what a great set of really personal cards! Each one too cute to spook! While I'm here, let my just pop my hat on!
    Thanks for playing in the Too Cute To Spook Challenge at Crafting For All Seasons!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx


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