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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Boo to you!

Welcome to my latest installment of Wow, you really can make a card without spending the big bucks! :D



I love these monsters! And I found them all in the cheap bins at Michaels! (Aside: don't even think about getting me started on the fact that they're dollar stamps in the US, and we pay 50% more.) The patterned paper is from a freebie digi pack! The Boo medallion is a Love the Day freebie! A bit of colouring, a scallop punch, some ribbon... poof, a cute and inexpensive Hallowe'en card! (Not to mention more exclamation marks than should ever be used in one paragraph.)
I made this for a boat-load haunted house-full of challenges. I pulled my colours and some of the themes from The latest Bows and Berries inspiration photo challenge. The ribbon loop qualifies this for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge (CFC22). I hope it's not considered double-dipping to also add this to the Ribbon Carousel challenge... anything goes. Speaking of... one last entry for the Simon Says Stamp challenge, although they've far surpassed their 1000 entries goal. (Next , they should team up with Pixar... "To Infinity... and Beyond!") 


Supplies: white & black cardstock, Sherry K Designs patterned paper, Love the Day "boo" circle, Brilliance graphite black ink, clear embossing powder, Prismacolor pencils, chipboard, Stampin' Up scallop border punch, Offray ribbon, Fiskars glue dots Pin It Now!

18 comments:

Jocelyn Olson said...

You are so good to make this card on such a low budget. You're awesome! Next, you'll be ripping the curtains off the windows to make cards (although, preferably not green and cream toille, and yes, I've watched The Sound of Music way too many times). LOL! This card is super cute and I LOVE the monsters. I'm so glad you joined up with the Bows and Berries challenge--woo hoo!

Virginia L. said...

WAY TO GO on stretching our dismal Loonies! I know what you mean about paying 50% MORE than the US citizens ( but we are NOT going there, are we!?). Love your stamping and fun colors on this cute card, Lindsey!!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

kasia c. said...

Ack! this is too cute! I almost picked those up the last time I was at Michaels. You rocked them for sure! LOVE it. :)

Jen W. said...

Those monsters are so super cute and the end result of this card sure doesn't look low budget - it rocks! And you think paying $1.50 is bad? Everything in our Dollar Store is $2.99. Seriously. I will take Canadian prices any day! :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

adorable little monsters. great find in the Michaels bin! I adore that paper too.

Michele Gross said...

Super cute!!! Glad you had fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Cath said...

Very cute, Lindsey! :)

Meg said...

Way to rock the "dollar" bin, Lindsey! These guys look great on that long card and I love that free medallion!

Awesome combining of challenges, too!

Laura Davis said...

Ahhhhh I love these stamps, I just bought them myself. Super cute card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Emily Leiphart said...

How cute! Love it.

Donelda said...

So cool!! and I love the idea that you don't have to spend a fortune to make a great card! Honestly, there are so many "freebies" out there that it is possible to be creative inexpensively!! I agree with the "dollar bin" at Michaels ... especially once our dollar became equal to the U.S. currency ... and don't even get me started on books!!!!!!!!!

Karin said...

Those little Halloweenies are totally cute! I love that they were cheapies...Rockin holiday card!

Angela said...

Buck and a half? That's loony. Or is it loonie? Whichever spelling is right.... You just let me know when you'd like to visit the lovely Mitten, and we'll rock the dollar bins, the dollar stores, and any other place where things are actually a dollar. ;)
That said, I'd drop a buck-fifty on those little monsters too -- they are super-cute! Love that almost everything else was free. Way to save!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

What a fabulous card! I love all the cute Halloween characters and I really like how you used the ribbon! Thanks for inspiring me!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Whoops! I'm also supposed to say: Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel this week!

Gill McCall said...

fabby take on the picture - thanks for joining us at B&B

Gill McCall said...

fabby take on the picture - thanks for joining us at B&B

Gill McCall said...

fabby take on the picture - thanks for joining us at B&B