Thursday, October 31, 2013

no tricks, just treats (Paper Smooches, SSS, Stampin Royalty)

Hope you have a fun Halloween.  Wonder how many kids will come to our door this evening? Halloween hit Germany a few years back (when Wal-mart hit Germany, actually -  before that I had started it in our neighborhood by sticking notes in mailboxes telling people how it all works ;) but it hasn't really taken off. We are more about Fastnacht here.  Oh, and Wal-mart left too.

Anyhoo, a card.

Love those eyes on the punkin from Paper Smooches Halloweenies stamp set.  Played with Distress Inks.  Again.  On the punkin.  Behind the sentiment.  And on my inked-after-embossed-and-mitred frame.  Gotta love that PP to back it all up.

TIP: Create the mitred look with masking.  I die cut the frame and used a Post-It note at an angle to mask the seams before stamping the woodgrain!  Tricky, eh?

Playing at these fun places today:
Paper Smooches Sparks - Picture Perfect (leaves = fall = Halloween; it's a stretch ;)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Anything Goes
Stampin Royalty - #200 Anything Goes

Happy Halloween!

Supplies happy halloween:
Paper: cardbase Bringmann, PP American Crafts, recycled cereal box
Stamps: Paper Smooches, Clear and Simple Stamps woodgrain
Ink:  Versamark , Distress
Tools: square die Sizzix, sewing machine, scissors
Other:  embossing powder


  1. Great card and I really love how you made that frame. Very clever (as usual)!

  2. Cute card! I remember missing the colorful Halloween candy isles in grocery store when I lived in Germany. It's funny the odd things you miss. Germany's chocolate is so much better but I just missed all the decorations that you see here in the stores.

  3. What a fun Halloween card, Maria - love your mitreing, too - well done! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  4. That's a happy and cheerful Halloween card! Love the mitred frame and the swooshes on the cobwebs.

  5. Halloween and Wal-Mart...hmmm. I love all the elements on your card - it's so fun and spooky!

  6. Such a fun Halloween card! Love the dp and how you made that frame!!!! Dang girl! And the color behind your little pumpkin really caught my eye. This is a great card, Maria. Love it. Bev

  7. Love !! this one, that pumpkin is so adorable

  8. Love this card! What an amazing design!

  9. Too fun! I love that spiderweb paper and that frame with the pumpkin look fantastic, they totally pop!

  10. This is so cute! Love those pumpkin eyes too!

  11. Adorable card Maria! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  12. What a fabbbbbbbbbbbbbbby card! I LOVE your little trick/tip for the wood frame! FAB!! THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you join in the fun this week for the STRIPE trend watch challenge;)


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