Monday, September 26, 2011

Feeling Wicked?

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For September 25th to 30th, we have a theme to follow, which is Halloween. For me it’s a wonderful time of year. The air gets a chilly nip, the trees are ablaze with color, pumpkin patches and jack-o-lanterns abound.
I’ve been itching to try out some “vintage” style lately. It all started in Nashville at the vendor hall. I kept passing this one booth that had the most awesome paper ever, a new line called Authentique. I’d drool and swoon every time I passed the endcap where the paper was. I was trying to be strong and not break the promise I made to myself before I left home – NO MORE PAPER!

On the last day, minutes before the vendor hall was to close, I snuck out of class early because I just couldn’t stand to leave without this awesome, vintage Halloween and Christmas paper. I sprinted to the vendor hall, went right to the booth to buy the paper. To my utter shock and bafflement, ALL the paper was GONE! There wasn’t a sheet left anywhere in their booth. With a quivering lip, I asked what happened to the pretty paper, I must have some. The show was ending and they had already started packing up. Julie Creek, being the sweet, awesome lady she is, unpacked a huge crate of paper so that I could pick out everything I wanted. We must have spent 20 minutes sitting on the floor digging through paper and chatting about all the scrapbooking gossip as if we’d known each other for years!

If you’d like some of this lovely paper or hundreds of other cool items, please visit Julie at Creek Bank Creations!

And thanks to Julie and Creek Bank Creations, here’s my vintage Halloween card…

Supply List:
Patterned Paper, Authentique, Glowing Collection
Vintage Halloween Postcard, downloaded from internet
Seam binding, crinkled
Pearls, Want 2 Scrap
Glimmer Mist, Black Magic
Martha Stewart border punch
Coredinations cardstock (grey)
Close To My Heart cardstock, Taffy, Ivory and Crème Brulee
CTMH ink in Sunset, Grey Wool, and Black
CTMH Stamp set, Wicked

My card base is 5x7 and made with CTMH ivory cardstock. I inked the edges with Grey Wool ink. I cut the spooky music paper about one-half inch smaller than my base and also inked the edges with Grey Wool and I attached it to my card base. Next I cut the harlequin paper and matted it with crème brulee card stock. I inked the harlequin with Grey Wool and the crème brulee with Sunset. I just kinda “eyeballed” the size, so I can’t give you the exact dimensions. {I do that a lot. Math is not my strong suit, so any time I can “eyeball” something, it’s a good thing.}

Next, I matted the orange spooky handwriting paper with black cardstock. I used a MS border punch to cut my grey cardstock and then sprayed it with Black Magic Glimmer Mist. {The name of that color begs to be used on Halloween projects, huh?} I used an edge distresser to “chew up” the edges of my vintage postcard and then matted it on ivory cardstock inked with Grey Wool ink. For my little banner, I stamped “I’m Feeling Wicked” in black on taffy cardstock and inked it in Sunset ink.

After I had all my pieces ready, I moved them around until I got it just the way I wanted it and I glued everything down. As a finishing touch, I took one of those really big, fancy pearl swirlies and cut it to the size I wanted for my card and stuck it on. I really enjoyed working on this card and I hope you liked it too.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!


  1. Awe what a cute story, I can so relate to it. Great job on the card. TFS

  2. NO MORE PAPER!! hee hee......we've all done it, haven't we? Card turned out really cool! And nice 'how-to.'

  3. Wonderful card, Kelly. I can relate to the no more paper, I tell myself that all the time. My sister and I have a running joke about all the paper I! Thank you so much for sharing with us.