Tuesday, October 21, 2014

you are so ♥BOO-tiful♥ to me

this week at shopping our stash we're making halloween cards, which is pretty handy, since that happy holiday is next week; but if you're ahead of the game, you could also make any other type of card using halloween colors. because we're all about options at SOS! :) here's my (halloween!) card:

witch icon inspired by bo bunny's boo crew paper (see below); patterned paper: basic grey, bo bunny, dcwv, crate paper, doodlebug, recollections, pink paislee, paper co; floral: prima; ink: colorbox; pen: faber castell pitt, superfine; adhesives: elmer's brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine

i started thinking about this assignment last week, right after the new wednesday challenge went up on the simon says stamp blog* and it's color coordinates this time, which are perfect for halloween, so that's what i wanted to use.

i knew i had scraps of bo bunny's "boo crew" paper left-- an old fave of mine and EXACTLY the right colors-- but the pieces were pretty small.

the more i looked at the sweet little witch, though, the more i thought how she would be great on a card, if only she were bigger. then i started thinking about the shapes that make up the witch: her face is a circle, set in a cupcake base... i could totally make those. eyes? tiny hole puncher circles inside small punched circles... consider them done. the hat and the hair needed a couple of tries to sketch on the back of the correct colors of patterned paper, but they were pretty basic; when she was all assembled, i set her on top of an orange circle, like on the paper, and set the whole thing on top of some basic grey purple spider webs et voila: one uber-cuuuuuuuuuuuute card-sized witch!

speaking of cute, i happen to know my fellow SOS dt members have some awesome halloween creations to inspire you, so why not stop by and check those out?! ♥

*where they were nice enough to randomly choose my peacock feather card from last week as the prize winner for a $50 gift certificate! can you say SHOPPING SPREE?! :) thank you very much, simon says stamp blog!!! 


  1. SO stinkin' adorably witchy! Love your paper-piecing - genius way to use up fun scraps!!!
    I so hope I get time to play along - away a good chunk of this week for work - but maybe on the weekend!
    Shanna :)

  2. Love love love how you recreated the witchy from the design paper!!! She's fan-freakin-tastic!!!

  3. But of COURSE you made your own! How could we expect anything different? She is soooooooooo cute.

  4. Oh my word Lauren! Your witch is by far the cutest I've ever seen! Love her eyes and eyelashes, she's simply too sweet to be a witch (unless she's a white one, lol!) Fabulous Halloween card! Thanks for allowing me to play with you all at SOS, I've had so much fun! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  5. She's adorable and much tooooooo cute to spook anyone! I LOVE HER! You're so creative to make this little gal! Precious and cute, cute card!

  6. This is so CUTE, what a precious card!

  7. HOLY CRAP you made the perfect witch! ACK! SO freaking CUTE! And congrats on that SSS win :)

  8. Cutest paper pieced witch. EVER!!! What an adorable card, Lauren! Love it!


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