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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Halloween Reigns

Know what happens when you bury yourself in the studio to continue with the ongoing never-ending clean-out, purge and organize task? Nothing real creative. It's Halloween month and as I unbury more and more Halloween stuff, I am working to resist the want to stop the organizing and start the Halloween fun. I have managed to organize all of my dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Elizabeth Craft Designs and most of the Spellbinder dies. I still have the dies from Savvy, Penny Black, Impression Obsession, Hero Arts, Altenew, Die-namics, and Lord knows who else. The good news is that I don't have nearly the number of dies from these companies as I have from those I've organized.

I digress to Halloween fun, on purpose! I took time out during the Presidential debate (another Halloween nightmare!) and made this card. I will admit rubber stamping was not included but the intricate die cutting more than compensated for the lack of stamping tonight.

PoppyStamps, Memory Box, Halloween, Jolee's Boutique, Authentique,, So Silk Card Stock, Glossy Accents, Die Cuts

The dies are from PoppyStamps and Memory Box. The central die is "Spooky Frame Set" from Memory Box (98703); the sentiment is from PoppyStamps, "Hip Halloween" (1557). I die cut the frame 3 times, each with different card stock, i.e., black, decorated and polished card stock with a slight marble design. I layered the black card stock onto the decorated card stock. I purposely did not punch out all of the openings with the decorated paper so there was something there to show. I adhered both layers with Glossy Accents using a needle-nose applicator tip. Once that was adhered to the base card, I used only the center oval insert from the marble card stock. An accent piece from EK Success' "Vintage Ravens & Words" by Jolee's Boutique was placed on the oval. The sentiment was die cut from a piece of orange scrapbook paper and adhered with Glossy Accents. I added mini pearl dots in 4 spots where an empty hole was. The base card is So Silk card stock in Fashion Purple cut to an A2 card size. The decorated scrapbook paper is from Authentique's Spirited collection.

I just love Halloween!

Looking around the blog universe, I have to say I really liked this card on the Magenta blog by Ellie Knol. There's something about the softness from the Nuance watercolors.

Magenta Style, Nuance Powdered Watercolors, Ellie Knol

Click on this link to go to the Magenta blog for this posting:

Impression Obsession has joined with MISTI for a blog hop. Of course, one of my favorites was this Halloween card by Jenny Gropp . . .

Impression Obsession, Cover-A-Card Background Stamp, Halloween, Jenny Gropp

Click on this link to go to Jenny's blog for the details:

I'm sure I have the spider web cover-a-card background stamp; that one definitely has to come out for a card or two!

From the Art 'n Soul blog, here's a beautiful and easy Christmas card made by Dianne Johnson . . .

We R Memory Keepers, Next Level Embossing Folder, Art 'n Soul, Dianne Johnson, Christmas, Penny Black

This card is made using a new "Next Level" embossing folder that you can find at Art 'n Soul in Lacey, WA. Click on this link to go to the blog posting, and also discover what else has come into the store for you to ogle and purchase . . .

Thanks so much for stopping by. Any comments you might have are totally welcome!

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