Monday, October 22, 2012

A Tisket, A Casket

As I sit here writing my blog, I'm watching my husband rake leaves.  I have a love/hate relationship with leaves.  I love when they change colors and look so beautiful - still on the trees.  But I hate when they all fall, have to be raked up, and track into the house.  It also means snow is on the horizon and I hate that more than falling leaves.  I'm getting cold just thinking about it. Brrr!   It is supposed to warm up here by the middle of the week.  I just hope it continues on through Halloween.  It's sad when the children have to cover their costumes with heavy coats while they're trick or treating.

This is the last Halloween card that I need.  There are other Halloween challenges this week that this card won't fit into so I may be making a couple more but I can always use them next year.   

Even though I like them, I don't often do shaped cards.  This one just screamed "shape" at me so I had to answer.  You'll see why in a minute.  I cut the casket from Happy Hauntings with all it's layers and a second bottom layer.  I didn't weld the top and bottom together but folded the bottom at the top and adhered it down.  That's a rather convoluted sentence so I hope you understand what I'm saying.   The top layer is from a Tim Holtz Core-dinations collection with a kraft core that I sanded to look like worn wood. 

Now here's the best part:  Ready?

Ha ha.  What were you expecting?  I cut my little skeleton from Happy Hauntings using photo paper so he has a little shine to him.  The BOO! was stamped and embossed with white powder.  I am SO loving this card. 

He's being entered into the challenges at
Paper Playtime - Welcome to Boo-ville
CardzTV - Fall-o-ween
My Sheri Crafts - Halloween


  1. This is Amazing!Spooky and Cool!Love it!TFS

  2. This is such a great shape card, just perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV Stamps:)

  3. Fabulous shaped card!! Love it! Thank you so very much for joining our Cardz TV Stamps DT Challenge!!!! :)

  4. Fun shaped card for your little skeleton! How clever! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  5. Great card... wonderful job with the shape and content. Thanks for sharing this at My Sheri Crafts