Sunday, October 14, 2012

Happy Halloween Card with Character Construction

Hi Dreamers!
Having a great weekend here.  Spent all day yesterday at a card making event with my stamping buddy, Sharon.  The event was hosted by Suzanne Everett and was great fun.  We made 14 super fun all occasion cards.
We are getting closer to Halloween, but there is still plenty of time to make a few cards.  I have made quite a few Halloween cards that I will be sending out to friends and family.   I wanted to share one of those cards with you today.  This super cute card is made with stamps from Character Construction's Bird & Bee Paperie #16 set.

  • The cat costume was stamped with Black Soot Distress ink on white CS and several Halloween decorative papers. 
  •  I cut out the images from the DP and paper pieced onto the White CS.  I love the effect of the paper piecing   Reminds me of vintage 1940's clothing.  
  • I die cut (Spellbinders) two labels, one in velum and one in orange CS.  I stamped on the velum label with Stazon ink and layered the labels slightly off setting them.  

  • I added orange and purple ribbons, rhinestones and a cat wand (also in the Bird & Bee Paperie set) for accents. 

Isn't this an adorable image??!!  I am just loving it for Halloween.  Check out my other projects made with this stamp set here and here.  

Some fun challenges for my Cat Costume Happy Halloween Card:
Simon Says Stamp: punches or die cuts
Cute Card Thursday: paper piecing
Stampin for the Weekend: spooky
Allsorts: too cute to spook
Fat pages with attitude: yellow, red, orange
Third Coast: Halloween
Art With No Boundaries: Halloween

Great weather here today.  I have to get outside and put away all my little garden ornaments.  Well, some of them are not so little and are made of cement--quite heavy. I also have to cut back all the peonies.   But, it is a nice day and I could use some fresh air.  I hope you are having a enjoyable  weekend!  Love ya.


  1. Fabulous Halloween card - the ribbons look super.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  2. Wow - fourteen cards in a day is going it some! Very cute one here... love the paper piecing! I think if this trick or treater appeared on my doorstep I'd hand everything over - not a friendly expression!! Have a great week, Karen.
    Alison x

  3. Amazing 14 cards...that must have been a full on day. Love your card, great colours.

  4. This is such an eye catching Halloween card Karen.

    Many thanks for joining our 'spooky'theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Sweet little halloween card Karen! I love your color palette and all the trimming.

  6. Great creation. THanks for joining the Third Coast Challenge.

  7. Stunning card karen. Just love the image and that cat mask is so cute.

    Annie x

  8. Lovely Halloween card That image is fabulous Thanks for joining us at AWNB Paula DT

  9. Such a fab Halloween card Karen, love the paper piecing! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

  10. Great Halloweencard! Thanks for joining the Third Coast Challenge.

  11. Great vintage stamps, I really like the cat wand to go with her cat costume, she's truly the Cat Princess. Thanks for entering at Art With No Boundaries.

  12. Wicked cool project Karen, I love everything about this one! Thanks for playing in a Third Coast Challenge!

  13. I want her skirt! Thanks for participating in the Third Coast Rubber Stamps Challenge!


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