Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Trick or Treat

Happy Wednesday morning!! I've been trying to draw some new designs, but nothing has been working out quite right...don't you hate when you're trying to create and that happens?? Anyway...instead of getting frustrated, I thought I'd try to get my creative juices flowing with some stamping. I've been meaning to use my "Little Monster Pals" stamp for a Halloween project. Just by adding stamp #708 (Pumpkin Basket)...they've been turned into little trick-or-treating monsters!! I combined them with my trio of trick-or-treating word stamps to get this:

I used my 2 Marvy tag punches (pink and blue), with a foam dot in between for dimension. Here's a closer look at each panel:

The measurements for this card is 2-3/4" x 6-1/4"...score at 2", 4" and 4-1/4". Of course, you'll need something to put the card in...click here for a simple template for this "flapless envelope/box":

Fold up the card and it slips right in. I kept the outside decorations simple using stamp #701 (Pumpkin) and a place to address the "envelope". Then I got carried away and had to make one using some belated birthday stamps:

I used a Martha Stewart scallop border punch...if you punch out a border, make sure you punch it out first and then measure your card size to 2-3/4" x 8-1/4". Score at 2", 4", 4-1/4" and 6-1/4". Here's a closer look:

With that extra 4th panel, you'll need a little wider box...click here for a template.

ok...it's back to the drawing board for me...wish me luck!!!


Genevieve Rodriguez said...

These look great! Good luck with the rest of your projects!

MsJay said...

These are so cute. Love it.

Kris said...

Awesome projects Jean!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspirations!

ShaniKulani said...

Awesome cards!! good luck with your mojo :) TFS!

jazzo said...

Awww....Jean, these are cute. Thanks for sharing and Good Luck creating;)

Sue from Oregon said...

These are just as cute as can be!

Anonymous said...

Good luck! I don't know how this would sell but I keep looking for a cute critter eating a spam musubi! Or at least a musubi that I can mask onto your cute animals!
Christy T.

Lisa said...

What a creative idea! Can't wait for the next project.