Thursday, September 18, 2014

Happy Halloween!!

Hello everyone!! Hope all is well with you!!! I have been filling out papers to join DAR..The Daughters of the American Revolution. I thought I had it all together but now I have to get a birth certificate for my grandmother, death certificates for my grandparents, their marriage certificate, and even a birth certificate for my ex that will be a tricky one...LOL!!! My cousin did all the hard work....she did all the research from our great grandparents back to our revolutionary ancestor and even to our Mayflower ancestor...pretty cool stuff!!  Anyway....

October is almost here and you know what that means...Halloween!!!! I love all the fun associated with Halloween....bats, ghosts, spiders...EEEEEK!!!

Both my cards today feature the Taylored Expressions dies called Gothic Window Accessories. The set includes a pumpkin,2 bats, a cat, and a crow...perfect for all your spooky needs!!

The sentiment from the Big Bold Halloween stamp set was stamped on the Choice Snow White cardstock and the washi tape was added underneath the sentiment. Then the spooky diecuts cut from Oreo and Candy Corncard stock were popped up with foam dots... Hocus Pocus Matching Sequins and twine finish it off.  

Along with the TE Gothic Window Accessories dies, I used the Lable Stacklets 5 dies for the layers and the TE Tangled Webs Embossing Folder on the background  Pumpkin card stock and patterned papers from the Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper pack. The sentiment from the Big Bold Halloween set was embossed with white ep on the Oreo card stock and matted with Granny Smith card stock.

The cat and bats were matted with Pumpkin card stock and the twine is the finishing touch. 

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!! I hope you get to do something crafty today!!!

Supply List:
First card

Taylored Expressions stamps: Big Bold Halloween
Paper: Choice Snow White, Oreo, Candy Corn (TE), 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Twine (TE), Washi Tape (Doodlebug) , Hocus Pocus Matching Sequins (TE)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Gothic Window Accessories

Second Card:

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Big Bold Halloween
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Pumpkin, Granny Smith, Oreo (TE), Hocus Pocus 6x6 paper pack (TE)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White EP (American Crafts), Twine (TE), Tangled Webs Embossing Folder (TE)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Gothic Window Accessories, Label Stacklets 5


Annette Allen said...

SPOOKY cool cards..

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulously fun Halloween designs, Joan! I love these bright, vibrant cards!

jimlynn said...

Fun cards for Halloween!! Love the sentiment and washi on that first one.
That's great about D.A.R.! I'm in that - but my brother did all the work for me! Have fun finding everything you need.

*Vicki* said...

Oh your post is full of some spooky and cute FUN!! LOVE the festive papers and colors here Joan! :) HUGS

Becky said...

That is wonderful that you can trace your family to the Mayflower.

Love your cards this morning, they are awesome. Love that first one, awesome washi tape.

Sue B said...

Ooh these are wonderful Joan… I love the cute animals on the first card… and the gorgeous washi tapes!!
and LOVE the gothic window with the pretty paper border and the fab sentiment…. both stunning designs!! :-)
Hope you have a good day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Tammy said...

Congratulations on DAR! Love both of your Halloween cards, I'm with you, love all the fun inspirations of Halloween!

Jen Shults said...

These are so great Joan! I really like how you did the stacklets! I just all looks great together!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are great halloween cards. Love the bright colors and the stacklets used on the 2nd card. Good luck on getting all the info together.

VanessaB said...

fantastic halloween cards. The tomb saying is so funny! :)

Mariƫlle said...

Great cards Joan!!!!

Maria said...

Love how you used those dies! Fabulous Halloween cards! And, big congrats on joining the awesome!

Aashna said...

These cards are so extremely creative!! I'm so excited for Halloween, I've been thinking about it since July. I hope you can get all those certificates you need (:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Halloween cards Joan! I love the 1st one!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute Halloween cards Joan. Love the die-cut pieces on the first card. The layers are awesome on the second.

Courtney K said...

Love both of these Halloween cards, Joan. My fave is that first one though - it is so fun & cute! Love how the cat is standing on the pumpkin with the crow on his tail. So clever!