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Fri 01


 'Morning Crafty Friends!

Any plans for the upcoming weekend?  I've planned an afternoon making Halloween cards and have been working with the new dies, stamps and stencils...here's one I have to share with you today.


The front cover of this card is narrowed by 1 1/2" to give you a little peek of the inside spider web. The cave bat die cut is cleverly designed to depict both the "positive" and "negative" of each bat--look closely (click on the photo to show a larger view). So I adhered some key lime distressed dot paper behind it to show off that great feature.

 The Happy Halloween sentiment is mounted on orange layering paper and actually extends beyond the edge of the cover on the right side.

 Here is the card partially open---LOVE this Texture Distress Web stencil!  I used black pigment ink applied with a sponge applicator and the detail is amazing.  I found that using pigment ink worked best--fewer splotches and a smooth application. 


 Now for the full-reveal.....

I really like the Little Mice dies---not fond of the real critters but these die cut ones are just so cute!!

I added a tiny piece of mounting tape beneath their heads to elevate and a bitty purple gemstone on their noses.  The "eek!" is spelled out with the Classic Lower Alphabet die set--so easy!


 Here's the list of materials I used---so you can add to your shopping list--hee hee.

# 99018 Cave Bat Border

# 99019 Little Mice

# 98360 Classic Lower Alphabet

#88580 Texture Distressed Web

B2004 Happy Halloween stamp


White notecards

#77897 Key Lime distressed dot

# 44053 Dove Gray

# 44017 Jack o Lantern sheets

# 44064 Violet Sheets

On a side note, over the last two weekends I traveled to two great stores, Craft Fancy in Arlington Heights, IL and Buffalo Stamps and Stuff in Amherst, NY to teach Memory Box classes.  What GREAT stores and such nice owners, employees and class students.  I took a few photos to share...

Having a great time making Memory Box cards at Craft Fancy

Craft Fancy class

These fun girls are Marnie and Diane---they know their stuff!  Marnie is a fellow Memory Box Design Team member.  She and Diane know all the best places in town and gave me a mini-tour--thanks girls!

Craft Fancy is a beautiful store and look at all the Memory Box goodness---IMG_0487

The next weekend I was teaching at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff hosted by Sharon (far right) and her wonderful staff ( L to R ) Donna and Deb.  Yes, they are as friendly and fun as they look.


There's an added bonus to coming in to Buffalo Stamps....their adorable store pup, Sadie


 I took this photo during class when they were working on their Holiday cards.  This store is chock-full of beautiful antiques and everything you could possible want --especially Memory Box products!


My next stop is Simple Pleasures in Colorado Springs on Aug 22-23.  I can't wait to visit and meet store owner Cathy.  If you're in the area, join us for more Memory Box Classes! 

Happy Friday!



Your card is so cute, and you're right, these mice are adorable. Great job!

fun card, love the web inside , and the cute surprise with the mice!

Super cette carte! Bises

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