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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Jack o' Lantern Card

This was supposed to be a quick and easy card. Well, it was easy, but not so quick. Sometimes, I get all caught up in choosing the right papers and it takes me forever to decide. That was the case with this one. I ended up using digital paper from Granny Enchanted and I made the striped paper the sentiment is on. So, this is what I came up with:
Size: 4.25 x 5.5
Torn Vertical Paper Strips: digital papers from Granny Enchanted
Striped Paper: designed by me on the computer.
Sentiment: From a freebie by Far Far Hill called Vintage Halloween D├ęcor.
Jack o' Lantern: Black circle is plain black card stock. The face was cut from the Autumn Celebrations Cricut Cartridge. The green "glow" of the jack o' lantern as well as the purple shimmer paper are scrap.

I know the colors I chose are not traditional Halloween colors. I wanted the dark burgundy to kind of represent dried pools of blood.

I think this card turned out kind of creepy, which is exactly what I was going for. What do you think?

I Heart Sketches: Sketch031
Addicted to CAS: Holliday
Little Scrap Pieces: Anything Card Project
Docerela Stamps: Use a Border
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas: Anything Goes


  1. nice card Miranda!! great take on the sketch.
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  2. What a creepy holloween card !!

    Thanks for joining our Sketch Challenge @ Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} - From the Heart Stamps

  3. A very scary Halloween card Miranda! Thank you for sharing with us at the Addicted to Clean and Simple holiday challenge.
    Sylvia x

  4. Very spooky for sure! The paper reminds me of fabric--love the texture and depth! Thanks for joining my sketch challenge!

  5. This is super and I know what you mean about picking out the papers. LOL Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Anything Goes“ Linky Party.

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