Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shake your Spook? for The Cutting Cafe

It's Sunday, a day off! Yea!  I hope you are enjoying the weekend.  I am posting today for The Cutting Cafe.  The design team is posting Fall or Halloween themed projects this week.  I chose to work with the Halloween and Fall Shaker card files.  I knew I wanted to make a shaker card.  The hardest part of this assignment was figuring out which one I wanted to make!
If you've been following my blog at all, you know I'm busy making Halloween cards for my nursing home residents, hoping to get at least 50 made by Oct. 31.  We have several residents who are legally blind.  One lady can see shapes and shadows, but no details.  I thought a shaker card with a shape to it would be perfect for her!

I think she'll be able to feel that this is a ghost, just from the shape.  And, there's enough contrast with the colors, she'll see the black, white, and light blue.
I used vellum for a more ethereal, spooky look and some Halloween sequins from Bella Creationz for the shaker part of the card.  I know Betsy will hear those sequins when she shakes the card, and that will make her giggle!
The bats are from the Silhouette Online Store.  The "boo" sentiment are alphabet stickers from Echo Park, as is the designer paper. The Orange Licorice twine is from Timeless Twine. I used lots of 3D foam tape from Close To My Heart to assemble this Ghost shaker card.
I hope you visit the Cutting Cafe blog on Oct. 21st to see all the wonderful inspiration for the rest of the talented design team.  Leave a comment and you'll have a chance to win ANY 3 files of your choice!
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

D.L. Art -- October Linky Challenge


  1. omg omg omg omg omg omg.............BOOtiful..............

  2. how thoughtful that you created this with one of your sight impaired residents in mind. you are something else lady and this is darling. i know she will love shaking this sweet card that you created.

  3. This card is the best! Using vellum is such a great idea for this card. Love the added touch of the little bats too.

  4. that is so sweet that you created this so thoughtfully for your residents! They are going to love these!

  5. Now that is CUTE! I looove the vellum idea :)

  6. This is gorgeous, Thanks for joining in our Halloween Challenge at We do Doobadoo, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  7. What a fabulous project you have made, thank you for joining into the fun over at the We Do Doobadoo Challenge, thank you for sharing hugs Terry xxxx