Saturday, 15 September 2012

Dynamic Duo's Challenge 20

It's time for another colour challenge at Dynamic Duo's  where I'm happy to be one of the guest designers for September. This week the colours are Lucky Limeade and Basic Black with the option of doing a Halloween Theme.

Last November I picked up several packages of ADORABLE Halloween K&Co 3-d stickers on clearance. Can I find them? NO.  I wasted way too much time searching through the studio for them, and finally decided to forgo the whole Halloween idea and instead make a card for our Son-In-Law.

His thesis was published, and we are very proud of him!

I thought I had ordered Stampin' Up's Lucky Limeade card stock, but it turns out I only ordered the ink pad. So I used my SU Pear Pizzaz instead (love).

The tree (Hero Arts) was stamped in black on a green rectangle, which was matted with kraft card stock. I embossed the black die cut label (Stampin' Up) with the Swiss Dots embossing folder for some texture, and ran a Pear Pizzaz panel through with a wood grain embossing folder.  After matting the wood grain panel with kraft, I popped the black label up with foam tape, then popped up the tree panel as well.

The twine sits below the stamped rectangle, which I'm hoping will help with the bulk when mailing this card. I will still line the envelope with a card stock panel though.

The words were stamped in black on a narrow strip of the green, which was attached to a scrap of kraft card stock. Then I punched it out (Stampin' Up) and yes - used MORE foam tape to attach it at the bottom of the tree image.

 Here is a peek at the inside.  I added a kraft panel inside the A2 Pear Pizzaz card base, and stamped the tree again in black. We will write our message to him inside, so I didn't add any word stamps.

This fun shade of green paired with black are perfect Halloween colours, so I wanted to at least do a little treat holder:

I used a black and green print patterned paper from my stash to make a simple 'sour cream container', with crimped edges. I always like that look, it helps keep the container sealed, and it's good to haul that crimper out of the drawer once in awhile.  Inside are a couple of nuggets wrapped with a piece of Pear Pizzaz.

I punched a label (Stampin' Up) out of Pear Pizzaz, penned the EEK and added a creepy black flocked spider sticker. The stickers were added to the chocolate nuggets as well. NOT exactly my choice of Halloween images (ug) but those sweet K&Co sticker packages are hiding really well!
Be sure to check out the wonderful submissions from the Dynamic Duo Design Team, as well as the other two Guest Designers for September!

Karen Aicken (GD)   That's me!!


  1. thanks for sharing this nice cards
    Hello from Elma

  2. Love the woodgrain background and your layered topper on your card Karen! The Halloween treat pouch is nicely scary!

  3. Congrats to your son in law, this is a great card for him! And your little treats are so cute ;) have a great weekend!

  4. I love the card for your SIL...such an accomplishment for him! Your embossed wood background is beautiful! Love the halloween treats you created also!!!

  5. I'm so glad I am not the only one who loses things in my craft room! Lol!! Such a perfect card for your SIL to celebrate his accomplishment. The woodgrain and twine are such a perfect touch. The spider treat holder is creepy-tastic. I'm not a fan of spiders, in general but this is F-U-N! :)

  6. Your card is beautiful, Karen, and your Halloween treat projects are adorable! I hate losing my craft supplies - especially my favorites! Hope you found your stickers, or that you will soon. ;-) And congrats to your son on his thesis! Fantastic. ;-)

  7. Karen both your card and sour cream container are fantastic! I love the woodgrain embossed background!

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  9. Such a fun and creepy sour cream container Karen, and a lovely card for your SIL.

  10. Love the twine with the woodgrain embossing! So glad you are joining us at Dynamic Duos!


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