Monday, October 7, 2013

October means Fall and Halloween!

Hello everyone!  Welcome!  I meant to post this on October 1st, but time gets away from me.  October has become one of my favorite months.  I love Fall and everything about it.  I love the colors and the cooler weather.  I love the way the light makes everything in the garden look so rich and intense.  I also love Halloween.  Not the gory, horrible Halloween, but the Halloween of yesterday, cute witches and jack-o-lanterns with big toothy grins,  children in cute costumes.  I love making home decorations and I always have a great time adding to my collection of paper art for the season. 

My newest, for the moment, Halloween project is an accordion flip card.  This is what it looks like.


I don't remember where I first saw this Sizzix die and it's companion frame and label die, but I fell in love with it.  I finally bought both dies a few weeks ago and I couldn't wait to play with it. I cut the accordion card four times from black card stock.  I used Authentique Halloween papers for the labels and black card stock and orange glitter paper from the stash for the labels.  I love Authentique papers and they do some of the best Halloween papers so I knew I was going to use them for this project.  The little ovals of vintage Halloween children were in my stash of Halloween papers.  They worked perfectly for the labels.  I cut scalloped ovals with a Spellbinders die to back them.  The bare branch tree and the lamp post are Tim Holtz dies and the black cat was also from the stash.  Here are some close ups of the panels.

And, the back.

I always like to do something to the back so that it's a little detail that maybe I'm the only one who knows about it!
So, there you have it.  My first Halloween project of the year.  Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting.  I really appreciate your visit and your comments.  I hope you have a wonderful week.


  1. It is a bootiful card Maryanne, you do such wonderful work with your cards. Happy October!

  2. This is a wonderful card! I like the sweetness of these Halloween images of the kids, with the touch of spookiness with the tree and cat. And the little touch of detail to the back is great :-)

  3. A fab accordion card Maryanne. Suits this theme perfectly. Love all of your wonderful details

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  4. Stunning flipcard Marianne and such a great idea!! Love the images you used and how you finished it. So bright and cheerful!

  5. What a great holiday card/decoration, Maryanne! I'll admit I've never really heard of a flip card before. I am always amazed at the beautiful projects talented paper artists like you come up with!

  6. I LOVE Fall...right up there with winter! I have no children, but there are orange lights outside my door on my bushes right now! Love this so are so darn creative! the detail in the back makes this all the more special!

  7. LOVE IT!!!! Love those sweet pictures and the orange glittery paper!!!!!!

  8. I love it, Maryanne! Absolutely LOVE it!!!! You are so creative!! It has the best Halloween feel and just that special touch of creativity!

  9. I love it! I really love the vintage feel and all the little details - the cat is fab! You really are the Queen of Detail!


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