September 20, 2007

Trick or Treat

The idea behind all this ribbon was to create the effect of one of those French memo boards that you can slide photos and things into. I thought it would look cute to have my little Halloween squares inserted into the ribbons. But it didn't. So the ribbon became just my background, and I then placed my squares down the card.
The witch stamps are $1 stamps from Joann's. I added a little opaque marker to the socks and buckle on the shoes to make it pop. Thee "Trick or Treat" stamp is from Hero Arts. I added a little scribbed border around it. I could get away with that because I wanted a crooked look. No problem, you know it's going to turnout crooked anyway.

Check out these Target finds! The mini albums were $1 each. They'll be just perfect for altering. The alphabet stamp was $1, too, and I think will get some use.

The real deal was the chipboard note boxes which were 24 cents each on clearance. The flap is covered with this turquoise material, but the rest of it can be covered with paper, stamped on, lots of possibilities. I'm always looking for boxes to put a set of cards in as a gift.


SmilynStef said...

Love how you combined the witch's head and her shoes ... very cute.

Michelle said...

I love your Halloween card! Great colors....such a fun card.

I am soooooo envious of those who can find such deals. I must go to our Target tomorrow to see if I can find some of the chipboard envelopes. TFS!

Silvergirl said...

Your Halloween cards are great!

And I agree... Target is a great place to shop for dollar bargains.