Halloween has never been one of my favorite holidays, but now that I have grandchildren excited about trick or treating, I've started to make a couple of Halloween cards each year. This year I used an old stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I've always loved, Friendship Jar: Fall Fillers. They recently released some dies for the stamps, and I couldn't resist. The two cards are somewhat similar, but clearly one is for the girls (Skylar and Ella) and one is for the little boy.
I made a shaker card for Skylar and Ella. In addition to the Friendship Jar: Fall Fillers, I used the original Friendship Jar stamps, the friendship jar shaker die, and the Night Sky Cover Plate. The patterned paper is a tiny piece of an old Doodle Bug paper as well as a glitter border sticker from the same line. The sequins are a mix of ones I purchased at Michael's and online.
I used some of the same supplies for Caleb's card, but instead of a shaker, I used another image from the Friendship Jar: Fall Fillers---the candy corn. All the images on both cards were colored with Copic markers.
The border on the bottom of this card is also from Doodle Bug as are the stars (which are also glittery.)
Caleb went with me on my run to Paper Source in Evanston. (There's a bakery with great cookies a few doors down.) He saw all their Halloween craft supplies, and we picked out one that made some Halloween ornaments. Let me just say this was NOT a craft for toddlers! It took me most of the morning to get the four ornaments put together, and ready for Caleb to finish them when he came home from preschool. He thought getting all the eyes, hair, spider legs, etc. on the ornaments was fun, so it was definitely worth it. I've saved another set for Skylar for next year; there isn't time for us to get them made this year.
And right before we left, Caleb and Grandpa picked out a design for the jack o' lantern, and Grandpa got it carved. A bit scarier than anything I would have chosen, but Caleb was delighted!
We're going out trick or treating with Skylar for awhile tonight. Don't know whether we'll give in before she does or not!