Today is another Hallowe'en card! This little guy (don't mind the dark photo, I took it last night under artificial light) was made with strips of paper, a corner rounder, and a lot of distressing and sponging! The sentiment is from Close to My Heart's stamp of the month, last month, called "Thriller". I added a couple pieces of hemp and pop dotted the sentiment.
The card opens bottom to top instead of left to right, it just made sense to me at the time, not sure why.
Super easy, super fast... and I think this card can be done with kids too. I made sure the strips of paper were longer than the 4.25 width of the card so that I could angle them. Then I just cut down the excess. I was not afraid to use ink on a sponge, just about anywhere. Those are googly eyes, though you could just as easily use two different size circles to make eyes.
In other news, I'm the recipient of an award! my first ever, actually! Thank you, Kari, for thinking of me. Please check out Kari's blog sometime: Pigtail's Paper Patch.
There are steps to take once you get this award. Thanking the person who gave it to you (with a link back to their blog), post it on your blog, share three things about yourself (or things you like to do) and then pass the award on to five more people.
I think it's pretty obvious to anyone who reads my blog that I love to craft and that I play World of Warcraft, so I'll go for some lesser known facts about me.
Those closer to me already know that I was in the Canadian Infantry "back in the day". I joined at the ripe old age of 17 (I had to get my guardian to sign for me!) and took my basic training right here in Alberta with the Princess Patricia.
I also love to work with youth and very much miss my volunteer job as a "Civilian Instructor" with the Canadian Cadet program. I worked with three different units (two Air Cadets and one Army Cadets). Those kids were 12-18, but the Girl Guides I've worked with were only 9-11. I miss having the time to share.
A long time dream that I've had, that very few people know about, is my dream to run a foster home. I still hope to open my home when my own children are a little older (when the youngest is 5-6) and when I actually own my home. It's important to me to feel like I'm helping children in some capacity and I have plenty of love to share!
I simply cannot pick and choose five people to forward this award to, there are just too many fabulous blogs that I follow, however I know it would be disappointing if I didn't pick five people. So I let my daughter point out five blogs from the, very large, list of those I follow and love!
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