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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, October 19, 2013

Jack O'Lantern Kitten Peeker

I was able to spend a little time in my craft room today and came up with a very cute card. There is no stamping in this card. It's been a long time since I made a card strictly from Cricut cuts. But, here it is.....
I found a very similar vintage Halloween card. It was so cute, I CASE'd it. Here's the recipe

  • Purple Layer: card stock from Recollections
  • Black Layer: Generic Black card stock
  • Pattern Paper: K & Company Sleepy Tree Paper Pad
  • Pumpkin (yellow): cut from Cricut Craft Room Basics using yellow scrap paper
  • Jack O'Lantern: pumpkin from Cricut Craft Room Basics. Jack O'Lantern face from Ultimate creative series cartridge with square removed. Faced superimposed onto pumpkin so that it would cut out the face on the pumpkin. Orange scrap paper used
  • Leaves: cut from Ultimate Creative Series using scrap olive green card stock
  • Vines: curling ribbon from stash
  • Cat head: Cut from black card stock using Ultimate Creative Series. Whiskers drawn on with white glaze pen. Eyes drawn on with white glaze pen. Mouth outlined with grey oil pencil. Nose cut from scrap pink card stock.
  • Witch Hat: Base layer cut from purple card stock. Layers cut from black card stock. Cut using Disney Pooh and Friends cartridge.
  • Sentiment: computer generated and inked in Really Rust ink from Stampin Up.
  • Bat: sticker from stash.
FCCB: Purple and Black
Cardz TV: Ghost and Goblin Party
Paper Playtime: Buttons and Ribbon
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: Bingo (Ribbon, Orange, Players Choice)
Craftin' Desert Divas: Halloween
Pinspirational Challenges: Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges: Frame It
DLArt: Pumpkin
Little Scrap Pieces: Anything Goes
3 Girl Jam: Anthing Halloween with Ribbon
Cut It Up: Halloween or Day of the Dead
Sparkles monthly Challenge: Halloween or Colors

Hope you like it!



  1. This is so adorable! l love how you used the ribbon for the vines! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  2. Super cute! Love those papers. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Halloween“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  3. Totally cute & fun!! Great job!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  4. Cute card! I like the idea of using curled ribbon for the vines - perfect!

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Halloween/Day of the Dead Challenge!


  5. So cute, colorful and fun! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug - Bingo. Loll

  6. So cute! Thank you for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges.

    DT Member

  7. very sweet card.Glad you could join in at FCCB

  8. Love all the bright colors. Great cat in the pumpkin. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  9. Wow....what a great card! I love the image!

  10. Love the image. Super cute. Thanks for joining our Frame It Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  11. Another super cute card !!! Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Halloween Linky Party !


  12. Super adorable! Thanks for sharing this cutie kitty at Cardz TV.

  13. What a fabulous card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
    Delightful Challenges DT

  14. This is such a fun and bright card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Digital Delights Delightful Challenge Blog! We hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Digital Delights Delightful Challenge DT

  15. Great card lovely and bright , Thanks so much for joining us over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  16. What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join our October Bingo Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!

  17. Oh, I love how you used curling ribbon on this! Wonderful idea!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  18. Awwwwww....this is adorable!!! Such a cute Halloween card!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at 3GJ for our Anything Halloween w/Ribbon challenge!

  19. Super fun and spooky! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  20. thanks so much for joining CTV ghost and goblin challenge with your super cute halloween card! Karen