Friday, August 7, 2009

First Halloween Card for the Year!

It may be only August, but I just got my new Trick or Treat with Who's That Girl, and I had to ink her up! I love the fall season, and have always enjoyed Halloween. I am happy to start early so a have a few things ready to go. I can tell that this stamp will be a favorite. For my first used of the stamp I went with a vintage, more adult style, perfect for a co-workers, but next I will probably go a different direction and do something for a younger child!  I also added a little matching treat box so I can add a little chocolate! 

This project is for this week My Favorite Challenge in the MFT Forum at Splitcoast. The challenge was to use black and white or another neutral, only adding color to the image. For the card I created a front door scene, drawing in the tile entryway, using my scorepal to add some texture to the house, and added I pieced in potted plant. The papers are from Cosmo Crickett and the dress is pieced. The image is colored with Copics. The edges of the paper are sponged with distressing ink. I added brads to the corners, lace, ribbon, and a charm that says "Trick or Treat".

A long as I had everything out, I decided to add a little treat box. This cute little treat box is actually from the MFT kit I bought last month. I covered the box with the paper I used on the card. I colored a portion of the stamp image, cut it out with my nestibilities, added some lace that matched the card, and tied a ribbon around the box. The sentiment is included in the set.

Thank for looking. Looking forward to more holiday stamping!


Stamps - MFT Trick or Treat with Who's That Girl, MFT potted plant
Ink - Memento Black, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Tea Dye
Paper - DP Cosmo Crickett, Su Very Vanilla, Black, MFT Perfect Panels
Extras - Lace, Ribbon, Charm, Twine, Copics, Nestibilities, Brads, MFT Gift Box


  1. oh dear! this is SUPER cute - I love the floor & wall you made on the card! sweet treat box too!

  2. Very cute ! Love everything about this card and treat bag! Unfortunately we (Canucks)don't celebrate this like our brothers to our south.I don't even own a Hallowe'en stamp ! : ( Oh well !

  3. I love how you do paneling, and adding the plant is genius, and then there's the box, which is also great. I don't think I'd ever think to cover the gable boxes but that's because I just love the color.

  4. Way to cute and so clever!! You Go Girl.

  5. What a beautiful creations Melody,i love the images and Papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  6. Fabulous! I love the combination of colours and elements.

  7. What an awesome card, wow Halloween is just around the corner, how did you color the ghost? Great papers!

  8. Melody, This card is so cute. I love all the work you did on it. What a great idea to use your scorepal to add some texture to the house. The paper pieced potted plant looks great. All those little detail make this an outstanding card.