Oct 31 2011


I'm hoping my girlfriend doesn't see this card before it arrives in her mailbox.  I meant to send it off earlier than I actually did!  She loves witches and decorating for Halloween.  I was inspired by a card I saw from LeAnne Pugliese (I think!) to create this one using Wicked Cool Stamp Set and Pick Your Poison Designer Paper!



I liked the "play" of images to make it Halloween with a nod to hanging stockings for Christmas…just struck my fancy, I guess!  The base of the card is Pumpkin Pie and I layered on Basic Black cardstock and Pick Your Poison Designer Paper on top of that.  I "built" the fireplace with another pattern in Pick Your Poison…I was thrilled to see it had a "brick" pattern to it.  I made the mantle from Basic Black cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  I stamped the boots from Wicked Cool stamp set three times and cut out only the right one, then attached it to the fireplace with Pumpkin Pie Mini Brads.  I cut a Basic Black rectangle for the fireplace and rounded the corners, then added flames with the Two Step Bird Punch (wings) from Daffodil Delight and sponged with Pumpkin Pie.  There are Early Espresso logs cut to place the flames on. 


At the top, I stamped Even the Naughtly Deserve Something Nice from Tags til Christmas stamp set in Basic Black on Very Vanilla and punched with the Curly Label Punch, then highlighted a couple words with the Pumpkin Pie Marker.  It is popped up on top with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also decorated the inside, but I'll leave that as a surprise for my friend just in case!


Have a wonderful Halloween!!!

3 People have left comments on this post

Oct 31, 2011 - 02:10:46
Carol Carriveau said:

Oh wow, Connie…this is fabulous!!!!

Oct 31, 2011 - 11:10:16
Rose Kerry said:

Adorable card, love the witches stocking over the fireplace.  Very cute!

Nov 3, 2011 - 12:11:04
Jean Fitch said:

Very cool Connie!!   When this came up on the monitor I couldn't stop grinning and shaking my head over your amazing creativity!   Now tha'ts what I call a different kind of stocking hung by the chimney with care!