October 31, 2013

trick-or-treat



Just quickly stopping by to wish everyone a happy Halloween and to post an entry for this week’s Make It Monday, using inlaid die cuts.


The design is simple, but when making multiples with all of the die cuts involved, I don’t think I could have added more and mailed the cards on time. Brianna saw me cranking the handle of my Cuttlebug and asked if there wasn’t a motorized version I could buy. She is ever so practical.



To me, what makes this card is the patterned paper used for the eyes, mouth and stem. That detail added a little bit of whimsy to the pumpkin. And, with shifting the triangle dies ever so slightly, each pumpkin had its own personality.


I live on a busy street, so only the most diehard trick-or-treaters, adolescent boys, make it to my door. I’ve been tempted to shut off the floodlights, since the buying of candy, etc. seems almost too much trouble for two or three kids, but I just cannot allow myself to turn into that old fart each neighborhood has. Hope you get lots of children in fun and original costumes gracing your door.


Happy Halloween!

nancy

7 comments:

Kathy Mc said...

Love your pumpkin cards with their individual faces. They look awesome with the orange polka dot pumpkins & black herringbone faces. Got a chuckle out of your post about your neighborhood. They have to cross a bridge and walk a long driveway to our house, and it's usually dark & rainy. If I was a kid, I'd go to the housing developments instead. : )

artful-notions said...

Adorable! Perfect inlay eyes and scraggly tooth smile! We are the old folks of the neighborhood, who close the shutters and turn off the lights. We live in the country, and why walk a mile between each house? Usually end up in daughter's neighborhood handing out candy while the grandkids go T &T.

Kristii said...

What a cute take on the challenge! Love it!

Nancy Guse said...

Your choice of die for this challenge is perfect, love the pumpkin! I have this die too, but seldom use it. We live in the country and don't get any trick or treaters, which is fine but it would be fun to see the costumes. Thanks for all your wonderful comments. I signed up to be a follower.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What fun Great Pumpkins you made, Nancy!! I LOL at what you said about the neighborhood old farts ... I'm going to remember that when we get tempted to turn off our lights!! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Well happy late Halloween to you ! Love those wonderful pumpkins inlays. no you can't be the neighborhood fart...never!

Barb said...

so cute! perfect halloween project :)