Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Quick Halloween Treat

We are really fortunate to live in such a fun community.  Part of that attraction to our side of town is a little commercial area called Bown Crossing.  Bown has a several restaurants, a couple of businesses and our family favorite Powell's candy store.  If you have you never been to a Powell's, it is a cross between Willy Wonka's candy factory and a Soda Shop.  Powell's stocks every type of candy you can think of-old and new.  They have the Willy Wonka movie on continuous loop in the back of the store.  The store is true nirvana for kids and adults.

About a month ago, we popped in to pick up some candy and I spotted these cute little orange and white candy sticks.  I picked a few up hoping that I would have some time to make something cute for Halloween.  Yesterday, I finally had some time to sit down and play.  

Using the adorable CTMH Scaredy Cat paper pack, CTMH stamp set, Trick or Treat Sweets and CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, I gave these cute little candy sticks a candy "make over".  I think they came out really cute and I have on my to do list today to make a stop at Powell's to pick up some black and white sticks to play with.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Haunted House from Artfully Sent Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  This year we have decided to host our neighborhood Halloween party at our house. I thought it would be fun to send out party invitations. The new Close to My Heart Artfully Sent cartridge made this task so simple. I ended up going with an electronic invitation this year, but this paper version would have been easy to produce.

It is a pocket card. The purple section lifts out and includes all of the party details.  I backed the haunted house with gold glitter paper and rounded the corners of the insert card.  I used liquid glass on the stamped pumpkin and attached the little ghost friend on the insert.

While I was at it, I decided to make an easel post it note card with the new stamp set from CTMH called "Halloween Greetings".

I thought about giving it to my daughter's teacher, but decided against it in the end, just in case it would be considered offensive. ;-)