Cards have been a staple go-to creative activity for me for a very long time. There is just something about that smallish size canvas all waiting and ready for paper and trim and embellishing. They don’t take a lot of time. They don’t take a lot of product. And they don’t ever disappoint.
This week here on the Pink Paislee blog we have been sharing Halloween ideas. My card inspiration today comes with a challenge. It is sort of safe to say that the current collections for Pink Paislee do not scream Halloween… am I right? So the challenge for me was to take several collections, and turn them into fun, and pretty (cause I gotta have the pretty) Halloween card creations.
Here’s what I came up with:
One collection I wanted to challenge myself with was Memorandum. Actually, I think this is a fairly easy range of paper and embellishment to create a Halloween-esque card.
To make this challenge a bit more doable, each of the cards I share today follow the same format. First there is a cardstock base. Then patterned paper that is placed to allow a space for writing the note. Then a doily. Next is a die cut piece of patterned paper from the collection. Then a notched tag piece, also patterned paper.
The top of these tag cards includes more embellishments from the collection. Trim or ribbon, and then a sentiment.
And that is how I answered my own Pink Paislee Halloween Card Challenge.
O.K…ready for another one?
The next collection chosen for this formidable challenge is Cedar Lane. One little disclaimer, I chose not to use those Studio Calico letters, but that’s ok. You know, you have heard me say it before: gather your supplies before you start a project. It does not mean you have to use all that is sitting on your table, but at least it’s there giving you some choices.
I love these tag cards the most. I think they allow for a little more interest and creativity. And no two ever end up the same.
The only other elements I needed to grab to finish this card was the manila shipping tag and that black label. I also typed the sentiment on the label.
To help the pieces stay in place and appear to float a bit I used a hot glue gun. Especially on the top. Otherwise, all the pieces of these cards are attached with the trim or ribbon.
OK… one more… can you stand it already?
The last card uses one of the most current collections, Take Me Away. That black floral paper? Perfect!
This might be my favorite card.
Everything on here is from Take Me Away except for the black cardstock. The wood veneer arrow I decided to spray paint with black. Did you now you can do that? Yep. Change up those embellies to make them work for you. Also, the leaf shape is a die cut from team member Ashley Horton’s designs. I love them.
And that is how I took three Pink Paislee collections and changed them all up Halloween style. Now it’s your turn. Have fun. Make some cards. And enjoy your Halloween festivities.