Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wrapped up in fall!

Hello! I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!  I have my upline Stampin' Up meeting today, so my morning will be full of crafty fun!

I really got into the fall theme for our latest stamp club meeting!  All three cards featured goodies from the Holiday Catalog and were perfect for fall!  

I don't normally do a whole lot of creating with Halloween but the Googly Ghouls stamp set (also part of the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle) was just too cute! The bundle is perfect for making little treat bags so I made sure I put it on my preorder.  When I saw the adorable mummy card at  Robyn's Stamping Hood , I knew I had to CASE it!


The 'wrapped' background is an easy technique but looks so awesome.  I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock in the size that I wanted the layer (sorry, didn't write down the measurements...).   I cut 3 strips about 1" wide  and the same length of the layer with the paper trimmer. Then I did some very unscientific or mathematical cutting.  Just make sure that the one side is wider than the other. Hope that makes sense.  This does not have to be even and actually looks better when it's a little wavy.  Before adhering the 'wraps', I inked all of the edges with basic black ink, then alternated the strips onto the layer.  The rest was pretty basic.  Don't you just love the little googly eyes (or is that just the preschool teacher coming out?)!

Thanks once again for stopping by and I hope you find some time to be crafty this weekend!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-whisper white, basic black, pumpkin pie, Ink-basic black, stazon black, Stamp Set-Googly Ghouls, Accessories-lots of punches: word window, modern label, scallop circle, and 1 3/4" circle, googlies, basic black scallop dots ribbon


  1. You have some fabulous cards posted on your blog. Thank you for sharing your talents!

    Jessica Lynn

  2. This is soo cute! I love the cute little bat!

  3. Everything is more fun with googly eyes, for sure! This is ADORABLE! I really lovethat background technique, too. So perfect for the little mummy. Hooray for non-mathmatical cutting...haha! That made me smile and I think that makes it even more fun to create that way. Hope you have a fun weekend! :)

  4. I love this Halloween card!! Great layout:) Welcome to the DT on Color Me Beautiful!! And your from Indiana!! I was born in Indy and lived in IN most of my childhood:)

  5. This is so sweeeet....okay, perhaps it's supposed to scare the cornflakes out of me, but really?'s adorable!
    Great technique with the wrap...must remember that one! I'm lookin' a little closer....are you sure this isn't you, after a mornin' with those ikkle tykes?...hahhha!

  6. Lovely piece Margaret! So creative and yes, I love googly eyes too and I was a teacher so not sure what that says about me!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Love all the googlie eyes and that background! Fabulous!

  8. This is darling! I love the little mummy & bat stamps!!

  9. I love this adorable set, it's soooo cute Margaret! It's wierd because normally I don't do a lot for Halloween either but the fun side of it is inspiring me this year. Hmmmm....great minds you know. Have a super week! Hugs

  10. this is a cute card Margaret-I like the bg you created


I would love to know what you think! Thanks for commenting!