Saturday, November 1, 2008

A snowman and a little pirate

Anyone else having a bit of a Halloween hangover? 4 hours of trick-or-treating with a 3 y.o. is more than enough. Our town holds a parade for the little ghosts and goblins that passes by a bunch of local shops and businesses. They all come out dressed up and pass out candy. There were over 300 people in the parade yesterday. That includes the parents but still that is a long line of trick-or-treaters. Tyler had a blast, a lot of his friends from Pre-school where there and they were the best behaved kids there. The parade all ended at the Opera House where there was some costume judging. Our group of kids went right up to the front of the room and sat in a line and just waited quietly until everyone got there. It was so cute.

After the parade we had to go visit a few relatives and close friends around town. By the time we got home at 8:00 we were both exhausted. I did manage to get a picture of the little scurvy pirate before the costume started to get ripped off piece by piece. He loved the eye patch but kept running into things with it on so it just stayed up on his head most of the night.

So now with that behind us I have the card I promised yesterday using Made of Snow.

This card is folded like a gate fold card. Starting with 4 1/4" x 11" Stampers Select for a base I scored at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4". When folded the ends should come to the middle. I used paper from the Making Memories Holiday stack that I found at Target. This color went perfectly with PTI Dark Chocolate. Tell me though what color doesn't go with Dark Chocolate?

I stamped my snowman onto a rectangle of Stampers Select, shaded a bit with some cool grey, added a face and some arms and covered him with glitter. The snowflakes around him are from Mailbox Greetings. A punched snowflake was added with a brad and then he was mounted onto Dark Chocolate. The little snowflakes at the bottom were punched then glittered and some Dark Chocolate ribbon was added around the middle.

The inside has one glittered snowflake and the rest of the sentiment.

I have another version of this card that I will share another time that makes it perfect for gift card giving.

That is it for today. I hope you all had a great Halloween. Now I must go find a place to hide a bushel of left over candy.


Rachel said...

this is such a pretty card, i just love snowmen. you also have the cutest little pirate there! and i hear ya with the candy.

Julie Masse said...

Very cool Molly!! I never considered doing a gatefold this way - but it's great!!! What a cute little pirate you have there! :)