Wow, is it already Day Four of Penni & Lyssa's Excellent (Halloween) Adventure? Thanks for popping in to Song of My Heart today to see what we are up to! If you're just joining us, check out the amazing Spooky Houses party decor Penni made on Tuesday, the cupcake toppers and pop-up party invites from Monday, and my half-hour Halloween wreath from yesterday.
Next up is a scrapbook page to immortalize those cute costumes! Ours is made with the sparkly cobwebby background from the Halloween Night specialty Designer Series Papers. That sheet has silver foil embossing on Basic Black, and it's a stunner!
Penni kept the page simple to let the cobwebs really shine, layering mats randomly. The cool thing about Halloween projects is the messier, the better. Smashed edges, paper tears, ink smudges and even drips or spills just contribute to the spooky feeling. Penni feels like that really allows her a freedom in creating that she doesn't feel with other projects. She purposefully left some random embossing powder on her black background for this Mr. Funny Bones card, a kind of static "interference" that helps add interest to the plain black background.
Mr. Funny Bones makes us smile... all the sayings that come with this kit are so hilarious! "Oh Snap!" "Hip Hip Hooray!" "Break a Leg," and "Have a humerus Halloween" are some of our favorites. You'll want to remember to add a canister of white embossing powder when you order this guy, or a Whisper White Craft Ink refill to make sure your pad is nice and juicy.
Halloween cards are creatively freeing, too! They can be simple, if you need a bunch for party invitations, or fancy, if you only need a couple to send to grandkids. They also use fun color combinations that you don't tend to reach for at any other times of the year--pumpkin orange, candy-corn yellow, royal purple, slime green. And this year we have Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper to add that fun, no-mess sparkle to everything--love it! The October-themed embellishments this year are really awesome.
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Our first-ever BFF blog series draws to a close tomorrow! It's been fun, but I've got to get back to Christmas cards!
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