Spooky Sweets

This is the third card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  If you have been following my blog for a while now you will know I am not a fan of Halloween.  I won’t go into the reasons today except to say too much candy, kids too wild, sugar meltdowns, snow and rain.  That about covers it.  In any case, once in a while I see a Halloween stamp set and/or punch that I think is adorable and end up buying.  Plus, now that I have grandchildren, I can send them Halloween cards and not have to deal with any of those reasons I listed above.

Spooky Sweets is one of those stamp sets.  I love the matching Spooky Bats Punch and considered getting that alone but the bats were so cute in the stamp set and I love the cloud or haze stamp (I am not sure what to call it).

This card was very easy to make.  I first stamped the bats in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and punched them out.  I cut the “moon” using my Layering Circle Framelits in Mango Melody and then stamped the haze over it with Basic Gray Ink.  Then I stamped the haze onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock and adhered the moon and bats over that.  The sentiment was stamped in Mango Melody ink and punch out using the Darling Label Punch.  This punch is part of a kit that has matching stamps, ink spots, a clear block and a gorgeous metal box.

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Darling Label Punch Box

Stampin’ Up! has this adorable tin box that has a stamp set, punch, two Ink Cubes (Grapefruit Grove & Night Of Navy) and a thin clear block inside.  The box is gorgeous and it all looks like this:

This card was super easy to make.  I first stamped the sentiment in Memento Ink and then cut it out using the Darling Label Punch.  Then I punched out a piece of Basic Black cardstock using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch.  Then I punched out  piece of Golf Foil cardstock using the Starburst Punch.  The black and gold Designer Series Paper is from Broadway Bound.  I just layered a strip of 1/4″ Basic Black cardstock over the top. I thought this would make a great masculine card or you could give it to someone with a big birthday!

Speaking of big birthdays, I don’t think I ever told you about what my lovely friends did on my 40th birthday.  We had this habit of making “memories” on each other’s birthdays.  I’ll tell you about that more later.

Rob and I decided to go to a local restaurant that night.  It was just a sandwich/burger place.  All of a sudden there seemed to be a commotion going on.  The customers and staff were all laughing and carrying on.  I looked up and saw a group of people, all dressed in black robes coming towards us.  They looked like a bunch of hooded Grim Reapers with scythes and staffs.   There was this one poor elderly woman who became very afraid and one of my friends had to tell her it was just a joke.  It was quite a site!  It even startled me at first until I figured out what was going on.  It is something I will never forget!

This card would have been perfect for that birthday!

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