Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween Popup Card 2011

2011 Halloween outside of popup card front of card

2011 Halloween popup card2 inside of the pop up card

It has been a year since I made a pop up card. In fact, the last one I made was a Halloween pop up card. This is a photo of the inside of my card. The card has 4 steps, and in the blank center space I added a haunted house. The little ghost coming out of the chimney is a button with the shank clipped off. It's hard to see but there are bats flying in front of the quarter moon. 2 trick or treating ghosties, a growling face pumpkin, and a black cat on the right side. Happy Halloween on the bottom. I don't know why I don't make more pop ups, because I always have a great time adding all the pieces to the steps.

I also decorated the outside of the envelope that I will send this card in. I used several colors of Tim Holtz distress ink pads, and then stamped some Halloween images.2011 Halloween popup card decorated envelope

Do you make cards for Halloween? What is your favorite type of card to create?

On another note...I went over to mom's yesterday and spent the afternoon. Then I took mom and dad to my niece, Trish's house for a lovely pot roast dinner for her sister, Kelly. I don't know of any adult who likes to celebrate their birthday as much as Kelly does. She said, it's like waiting on Christmas Eve for Santa to come. Too funny. Kelly turned 28 yesterday.

9.20.11 Kelly 28 yrs. with my gifts

9.20.11 Kelly with my birthday book present Kelly with a look of surprise as she opened the birthday photo journal that I created for her. I blogged about this book in a previous post. Kelly loved her gifts.

Seems like there is never a dull moment in this family..My older brother, Larry was taken to the hospital by ambulance on Friday evening with chest pain. Later that night he had no more pain, but was held for observation and more test. Monday the doctor did a heart catheterization and they found blockages. So, off to Boston in another ambulance ride. The doctors found 2-100% blockages and a partial blockage. The procedure went well, and Larry came home late yesterday afternoon. We were all so worried, because my brother had bypass surgery approximately 10 years ago. Larry is 11 months older than me. So thankful all turned out well.

Today it is beautiful outside...warm and sunny, compared to the dark, cool, damp last few days. I have some other projects in the works, but they may have to wait to tonight.

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1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

What a fun Halloween card! AQnd, of course your niece loves the birthday book you made.