Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sharing Halloween Treats with a Friend

 As I mentioned before, I didn't think I would make Halloween cards this year....that was before I saw this year's line of Authentique Halloween papers at Ben Franklin Crafts. The vintage looking series really caught my eye and there was a particular image that I thought would be perfect to add to a card and enclose in a box of Hawaii treats I was mailing.  I saw a vintage-looking Halloween card in blogland that I thought I could imitate, but alas mine turned out totally different.....not bad, but different.  I ended up assembling the papers kind of like a crazy quilt and I think it works well with the vintage style of the main image.
The 6" square card base was formed from half a sheet of Canvas Corp kraft cardstock.  I think the graphic words (which show on the back of the card) of Live, Love, Laugh are a good match for the sentiment of this card.  The Authentique sticker, 'This is where the Magic begins' made me think that this card would be perfect to frame as an additional gift so I am including a frame in the box of goodies so that after reading my interior message the card can be inserted into the frame and hung wherever appropriate....perhaps the kitchen...perhaps another room? LOL!  Well, that's the fun for today......if you like vintage, go check out the Halloween AND Christmas papers at Ben Franklin Crafts...have some shopping fun....you deserve it!

4 comments:

Annette Allen said...

i love the vintage look to this card.. it is so sweet..

Hope you are enjoying your week.. :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the shabby chic to your card, the ribbon is just adorable too....

Niki G said...

Loving the layers of PP! Sweetly done in vintage.

Leanne said...

This is perfect. I have such a hard time putting different patterns together and you did it beautifully. Love it!
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