Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day and so my friend, Kim, invited several of us over to make cards for the soldiers.  These will be sent to the troops so they have cards they can send home to family members.  To make these easier to send, I tried to keep them simpler. 


My first card is using one of those precious House Mouse Designs stamps.  I had actually set out one to take with me with the perfect Autumn theme, but moved a few things around in my craftroom and misplaced it.  Kim let me dig through her stamps and I found this cute It's My Party Happy Hopper stamp.  It is really a birthday image but I decided to get creative and make it fit my needs. 

After coloring the image, I cut it out and added it inside the pumpkin shaped window created with a Spellbinders’ die.  I die cut smaller pumpkins, added some color and dimension, and added a cute face to the larger one that I tucked under the Hopper’s arms.  I added some Fall leaves, cut and embossed with another Spellbinders die from some white cardstock colored with Memento Inks using the direct to paper technique.  The sentiment is stamped on a little green sign created with a die from Marianne’s Designs called Lamp & Sign Dies.  The orange, green, and purple cardstock are all from Basic Grey. 

I will be back with more cards. 

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
HM&F Challenge #129 (#HMFMC129) - Autumn and or Harvest
Marianne’s Design Divas Challenge #14 – Stamp Something
AllSorts Challenge Week 175 – Autumn Leaves and Trees
Catch The Bug October Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge R#92 – Lots of Leaves
Crafty Catz Challenge #153 – Autumn
Crafty Creations Challenge #190 - Colors of Fall
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #139 – Colors of Autumn
Stamp With Fun Challenge #181 – Autumn
DYSU #92 - Warm Colors
MAWTT Challenge #162 - In The Dark
Paper Play Challenge Week 40 - Shine On
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC59 - Fall
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #152 - Anything Goes

25 comments:

brenda said...

Beautiful rich autumn colours on your card Marie and it sounds like it will have a good home.

Many thanks for joining our autumn leaves and trees theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

downrightcrafty said...

love the leaves and the pumpkin aperture looks great, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Joanie said...

Fab card and lovely autumnal colours

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

Janette said...

Lovely autumn card, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, this is cute as can be! And so colorful, too! So many sweet details and fantastic coloring.

Anne Temple said...

Love how you changed the image to fit your theme. Great card with lots of fun details.

Christine said...

What a clever use for this happy hopper stamp very creative..gorgeous fall colour combo, love the leaves cute fun creation.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this wk.

smiles Christine x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love how you adapted this cute bunny to make him into a Halloween image,, very clever :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Mad Moose said...

A great card. A wonderful project. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty catz this week

Kat said...

Great Halloween card Marie. Love how you've adapted that cute Hopper image to make a Halloween card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Suzanne C said...

Cute little mouse and pumpkin. The leaves in the corner are lovely! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Ime said...

lovely card! love the coloring. thanks for joining us a kaboodle doodles

WencheP said...

This is so cool. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Barb said...

This is SO cute! I love the colors and layered leaves. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Andrea said...

Very nice card with great motiv! I like the coloring and the design. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
Big hug
Andrea-Emmi41

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous card Marie fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors and leaves. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Good Luck.

Hugs.
Evie

Keri Brown said...

Adorable card and what a darling little image.. So cute!!!

Lindsey said...

What a sweet card! Perfect for a not-scary Halloween card. ;) Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges!

Debs said...

Super cute card - adorable image and perfect Autumnal colours.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Brenda said...

So cute and love the leaves on the side.

Steph said...

Such a cute image and those leaves are stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Suzi said...

A fabulous Halloween card, great use of all the materials. Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas this month. Good luck!
Hugs
Suzi x

michele said...

Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Beverly Baxley said...

I love the creative use of the birthday stamp for a Halloween theme. The pumpkins are so pretty.