Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Owls and Cats

Monday, October 31, 2011

BOO! Did that scare you? :D

Hello Friends, and a Happy Halloween to you! Are you dressing up tonight? I'm not, but my daughter is going trick or treating as the Greek goddess, Pandora. If you're not familiar with the story, Pandora is given a box with evils in it and she accidentally opens it, releasing the evils into the human world. By the time she slams the box shut, the only thing left inside is Hope. There are lots of versions of that story, but my DD wanted to base her costume on a series of books she read by Carolyn Hennesy. Here's my little goddess all decked out. 

And, here are closeups of her box of evils. Inside are seven "evils" written on tags and attached to the bottom of the box with springs. (Thanks to Linda at The Paper Boutique for the wobble springs tutorial). When the box is opened, the evils jump out of the box. "Hope" is stamped onto a piece of cardstock and glued inside the lid of the box, since it is supposed to remain in there.

Now on to my card. In keeping with the day, I decided to squeeze in one last Halloween card this year because I wanted to use this super cute Owl and Cat Tree stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. I love those sneaky looking cats and a tree full of owls is just cool (although I wouldn't want to see something like that in my backyard--owls freak me out with their giant staring eyes). 

I created the "Happy Haunting" words on the computer, printed them in mirror image onto a transparency and rubbed them onto the cardstock.

Here's a look at the inside.

Well, I hope you get more treats than tricks tonight! Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Halloween!!!


Stamps: Owl and Cat Tree (Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps)
Paper: Midnight Magic (Recollections)
Ink: Memento; Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Dies: Curved Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Glitter ribbon (Wyla); seam binding (Hug Snug); Scary Fence border punch (Martha Stewart); rhinestones; flower (Recollections); Stickles; transparency (for computer generated rub on words)
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Kristii said...

Your daughter looks beautiful and your card is absolutely fabulous!!! Happy Halloween!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Goodness, how fabulous! Your daughter looks amazing in that costume! And what a cool Pandora's box! :)
LOVE your fabulous card, too!

Lori said...

Love your daughters costume and the idea of the box is AWESOME!!! What a creative mind her mom has :) Happy Halloween.

Melissa said...

What a fabulous costume and your daughter looks beautiful! Your card is pretty and spooky all at once! Love it! :)

Gerry said...

Your daughter is beautiful. Love the costume and your card. Thanks for the idea of printing in mirror image on transparency

TesaB said...

What a perfect Halloween card. LOVE it! The silhouette stamp against the orange - simply gorgeous!!!

Shirley said...

Your daughter is just so sweet and lovely! The perfect costume too! The card is wonderful also!

Theresa said...

OMGoodness - your daughter makes a beautiful Pandora and her box is awesome. Fabulous card too! Love that bow.

Linda Kaiser said...

Your daughter is so beautiful and her costume is amazing!
I so love the box and card! Thanks for mentioning me!

I love the entire post! Wow!