Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! Today’s post is for a Facebook Live that I did as a vendor in a virtual craft fair in the Virtual Fall Fest Facebook Group. I know we have all been missing those craft fairs and I was excited when my friend Jennie asked me to participate in her group. You too can attend just by joining the FB Group here. As I mentioned in my live, I am giving away one of the September Paper Pumpkin kits for a lucky person picked randomly from the comments on my video. You can also get another entry in the drawing to win by commenting here on this post and also by joining my email list. That’s 3 chances to win the Hello Pumpkin kit!! Tomorrow morning I will pick the winner and post the name in the FB Group. How fun is that?!?
Here’s a look at the project from the Facebook Live. Isn’t it cute? It’s one of the cards my Stamp Club created this past Friday. Here are the measurements for the card:
- Card base in Basic Gray cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Basic Gray layer cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed with the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder
- Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Black Glitter paper cut at 1″ x 4″, flagged with the Banners Pick a Punch
- Magic in the Night DSP cut at 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, flagged with the Banners Pick a Punch
When I designed this card, I was rushing to get ready to go on vacation. I work in my studio M-F from 9 until about 4 in the afternoon. It was Thursday afternoon about 2 and I was trying to be out of the studio by 3…you know, always running right until the last minute! I cut my card base, embossed the top layer and attached it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. I stamped the sentiment from the Celebration Tidings stamp set on the label cut from one of the dies that is part of that bundle. I cut one of the bats in that gorgeous glitter paper and added it with a mini black dimensional. I added more black dimensionals to the label, but thought it needed more, so I cut a strip of the Black Glitter and one from the Magic in the Night DSP, flagged the ends and then added it all to the card front. This is where the card took a turn….I went to open the card and realized I had added everything to the card, which was upside down! It opened to the right rather then the left! I showed it to my helper Shelia, and she said to leave it that way because it was perfect for Halloween!!! lol That’s when we came up with the flying bat on the inside.
Now I’m sure had I had more time to work with it, I could have come up with a better way to add the “trick” to my card, but I was in a hurry. I grabbed a piece of the retired black twine and cut two more bats from the glitter paper. One is cut right side up and the other is cut from the back side of the glitter paper so that the two bats match up completely. I used Mini Glue Dots to the bats and attached them together with the twine between them. To attach them to the card, I punched out a 1/2″ circle (retired punch) of Basic Gray and attached it all with Mini Glue Dots. The piece of twine I used was way too long, so when prepping the class, I cut it down to 4″ and it worked much better. When you open the card, the bat “flies” around. I thought it turned out really well for being a “boo” boo! lol For the inside layer, I took out the Festive Corners stamp set and the sentiment on the upper left hand corner and then added the other sentiment from the Celebration Tidings stamp set. Everything is stamped in Tuxedo Black ink.
And don’t forget the envelope! I stamped the spooky on the front and the spider on the flap, both from the Festive Corners stamp set. I think it turned out to be a cute Halloween card, what do you think? I hope you liked the card. If you would like to purchase any of the items from today’s project, just head over to my online store here. You can use Host Code KVAAQGWZ until 6:00 pm tonight for another chance to win that Paper Pumpkin kit. That will give you 4 entries into the drawing!! Be sure to leave a comment on this post, one on the FB Live and join my email list if you haven’t already. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!