The air is crisp, there are football games on Friday night, pumpkin everything has begun to pop up and Halloween is in a few short weeks. Ahhh, October is in the air.
There’s lots of talk about parties at my house. This weekend we’re celebrating my mom’s 90th! Then in a couple of weeks we’re hosting a pumpkin carving party. And at the end of the month, there will be a costume party. Because for Halloween, it isn’t so much about the trick or treating, it’s about the costume. And, it has to be home made. But enough about that, I know you’d rather see some samples.
Since we’re hosting the pumpkin carving, my daughter asked if I would create an invitation. And for, Creation Station we were to use Fall Fest this week. I took one look at the pumpkins and my wheels started turning.
I used Mossy Meadow for my card base and layered that with a piece of Color Me Autumn designer paper. Then the fun began with the Very Vanilla focal layer.
I stacked my pumpkins from Fall Fest using a mask with the bottom two layers. The ink is Pumpkin Pie. Then I added leaves for arms and a pony tail – again using a mask. The ink for these was Mossy Meadow. I pulled out my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write marker and drew on some tendrils. Then using the Fun Fall framelits, I cut some Mossy Meadow leaves for shoes. After adding a row of Basic Pearls for a belt, I used the banner framelit from the Label Card thinlit and cut a Vellum banner. I heat embossed the sentiment from Fall Fest in Gold.
Invitation done? Check!
Tip: Take your craft knife and trim a teeny, tiny bit off the bottom of the line in the exclamation point. It will stamp and emboss better and won’t look like Fall has three “L’s”.
Next, I still had pumpkin on the brain.
I took one of the Tiny Treat Boxes (25 to a pack) and was thrilled to find that the small pumpkin framelit in the Fun Fall framelits just fits the side panels on the box. I inserted Vellum inside/behind each cut out and added a piece of White and Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim. I thought these would be perfect for treats.
And then thinking ahead….
I tried these little boxes out as luminaries. As you can see, they work perfectly. Just insert one of the battery operated votive candles.
Now, it’s time for you to move on.
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