Monday, October 31, 2016

♥happy halloween♥

halloween falling on a monday is kind of a mixed blessing, isn't it? because on the one hand... it's MONDAY. but on the other hand: CANDY!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥

i confess that in the past, i have not always made halloween cards, but this year, i'm making up for lost time! so when the lovely and talented amy tsuruta sent me a link to a fab challenge featuring monsters i couldn't resist making just one more halloween card. the only catch was, it's a challenge at addicted to CAS. and we all know that whereas i *LOVE* to see cards with a CAS aesthetic, i am pretty hopeless at making such cards. but i was determined to have a go:

patterned paper: KI memories, from the paleolithic era; large chipboard letters: basic grey; small chipboard letters: american crafts; monster brads, spider brads and purple washi: eyelet outlet; glossy black cardstock: ranger; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

luckily i still had some eyelet outlet monster brads left, which is a considerable advantage in any crafty pursuit; as are mini spider brads and ancient KI memories orange paper. obviously. and yes, i'm still totally addicted to oversized sentiments rendered in chipboard at the moment, so i'm just going with it. arguably, my card could be more CAS... but for me this is downright minimalist (!!!) so again, i'm just going to call it done and be somewhat pleased with my effort.

if you would like to see some cards by people who reallllllly know how to pare down a design to its perfect essentials, be sure to check out addicted to CAS, codeword: monster!


  1. YAY!!!!!!!!!
    This is absolutely perfect + awesome.
    Happy Halloween my friend.

  2. OH MY GOSH...a cas card...See I knew you had it in you. And such a cute adorable set of monsters. this is perfection!

  3. I love this!....those little monster brads are just TOO cute! I think I need

  4. So cute, those brads are fantastic.

  5. Wonderful Lauren, love those monsters! Deb Xo

  6. Fantastic Halloween card, the monsters are super cute and I must check out my source to see if she can get some.


the *BEST* part of blogging is the comments, dontcha think? thanks for taking time to leave one! ~♥~