Sunday, September 12, 2010

Top Note Frankenstein - Revisited!

I'm not the first one to use the Top Note die for a Halloween card, so let me give credit to all the wonderful stampers I've seen use this that I have CASE'd here.  Thanks for the inspiration!  Here's one of the first links I found back to 2008 showing another example of the Top Note Frankenstein card:  CrazyStampinWomen

FYI, to accommodate Frank's size (with bolts) I ended up making a slightly larger card, not your usual A2, maybe an A4 (?) - it fits inside the slightly larger invitation envelopes that are often more readily available at your local big box store. 

The details:  Retired Only Orange base & Basic Black for main card; Old Olive cardstock used for main Top Note.  I sponged edges of Top Note with the Old Olive ink. Circle punches used for eyes, oval punch for nose, edges of the green punched items sponged also.  Some scrap chalkboard vinyl was used to cut & adhere Frank's "hair" (a partial Top Note) and 1/2" circle punch used on scrap vinyl for center of his eyes. The nose is adhered with dimensionals.   I used my white Signo gel pen for the accent on his hair & eyeballs & a plain black pen for other facial features.  Large oval, scallop oval, & modern label punches with some scrap skinny pumpking pie ribbon used to finish sentiment.  Happy Halloween sentiment from All Holidays stamp set.

Okay, maybe I have enough Halloween cards now!  Time for Christmas stamping!  :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

World Card Making Day, October 2

Plan now for a Card Making Day party!  I'm getting ready, although final scheduled time is still yet to be determined.  Here's a sneak peak at the cards I have planned so far for my cardmaking party!

Photos above show the pre-designed cards that will be ready to make. The actual supplies used may vary or be altered, depending on availability. Plus, we'll create & decorate small treat boxes, or gift tags for upcoming company charity events if there is time.  Hope everyone enjoys it!

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!