Friday, November 03, 2006

Fall and Halloween Cards


image credits: http://www.masterpiecestudios.com/theme_halloween.cfm


I know you may have been working on halloween layouts and halloween cards or gift baggies this week. Let's use up some of those leftovers--and some from your stash--in our first set of inspirations. If you use browns, oranges, beige, tan, rust cardstock as a base and as blocky backgrounds you can easily slap on a leftover halloween theme tag, button, or pumpkin item. Heck just tie 2 or 3 different fibers around a 1x3 inch torn piece and poof you have a simple accent right there. Add wording (or not) and a card is done.

One tips I use is to make at least 3 cards in the same 'format' or layout at a time. It saves thinking up a new idea time after time and the people who GET the card don't know you made two other identical cards to send other people ...nor would they care! LOL

Halloween card inspiration and ideas seen at all these sights

quick and simple colorblocking and stickers. Love how she used smaller scraps and just printed mant sentiments at once on her computer on white cardstock

http://scrapjazz.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=155594

absolutely my style! Love the tear and chalk method
http://scrapjazz.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=154928

misc ideas
http://www.canadascrapbooks.com/ubbthreads/Spotlight-Feb05.php

stamp your wording
http://scrapjazz.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=157673

or cut up one sheet of themed text paper-it makes many cards!
http://scrapjazz.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=157534

clip art pumpkins cut out
http://scrapjazz.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=152578

pet stamp repurposed for card
http://scrapjazz.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=125800

be unpredictable in how you lay out the elements (odd shape card with flap, sideways text, clear pocket with staples, sewn mat)
http://scrapjazz.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=123784

Use stripes and vintage art
http://scrapjazz.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=115954

Enjoy! And let's make some BOO-tiful cards with those odd scraps!!
Rock

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