This was almost the card I was going to post for last weeks designer challenge as the theme was Halloweenor or Fall but I decided that Inwanted to be different than the rest and go with fall. Back in July Karen Burniston made a card using the Spinner Square dieset, where she used it THREE TIMES on one card, to make a “Triple Square Spinner Card”. I absolutely love when she teaches new ways to use dies that I already have. But anyone who knows me knows that I challenge myself to find a way to put my own spin (yes the pun was intended) on it, so instead of squares I decided to make a giant Haunted Mansion. This is what I came up with.
With this technique not only does the haunted mansion pop up but the bats, and the “boo” swing from left to right, and the ghost swings from right to left. To see this card in action please check out my FACEBOOK page, feel free to join if you would like to share your own crafty creations. You can also see a video of this card on my INSTAGRAM page.
IT’S SNEAK PEAK TIME, and I’m so EXCITED. I made a few cards and I had a hard time choosing which one to post first. I decided on this one because it uses 3 new products so it’s 3 sneak peaks 😁. This adorable Skeleton from the Skeleton and Bats set, the Slim Pattern Plate- Spiders, and the Slim Pattern Plate – Bats. All the dies used for this card are from Karen Buriston, I will list them as I go, and all the links will be at the bottom of this post. I cut enough pieces so I made 2 cards. The front of the card is a shaker, with a skeleton, I didn’t want him to get stuck upside down so I added him to a thread so he could glide up and down with out the possibility of him flipping upside down. Links are at the bottom of the page
The inside has this fun pop-up with all these adorable Halloween characters
All the fun is in the reveal, to see this card in action please check out my FACEBOOK page, feel free to join if you would like to share your own crafty creations. You can also see a video of this card on my INSTAGRAM page.
Trying really hard to get back on track, well at least this week’s Crazy4Challenges challenge is done on time 🙂 it’s the third weekend of the month and that means it is a sketch challenge. I don’t typically make Halloween cards but I thought that I would give it a go. I can’t take much credit for the card as the front is a design challenge and the inside is a close re-creation of a Karen Burniston card.
Sometimes other things come out of my messy craft room, like this Halloween mirror
The vinyl letters are from Stampin’ Up from years ago. Vinyl letters and pictures can be found in craft stores or online. I bought the mirror cheap in fields. It had an all gold frame but I smudged it and the exterior of the mirror with Staz on black ink and a sponge.
Here are a few more pages from a baby book I had made for family friends. It is the fall and Halloween pages. I call it a growth chart book. I also give a Teddy bear with the book and for a year, every month and holiday the parents take a photo of baby with the bear and then they have a record of how much baby grew in their first year. Other pages can be found here https://mymessycraftroom.me/2018/08/31/monkey-fun/