Trick or Treat!

I love Halloween. After Easter, it’s probably my favourite holiday. Big surprise, my favourite holidays revolve around candy, hah! When I was younger, my grandmother used to have a “Halloween tree” – it was a large branch cut from a tree out back, nailed to a base and spray-painted white. Every year my cousin and I would decorate this bare branch with all sorts of spooky and creepy ornaments. That Halloween tree is but a memory now – we are all grown, and none of us have picked up the tradition again. Maybe next year I’ll spray-paint a branch for my kids and we’ll make a Halloween tree.

But still, Halloween reminds me of my grandmother, and her recent move into an extended care unit has sparked a desire in me to create cards to send to her to brighten her day (and her room). Before her health decline, she was a rubber stamper, and she introduced me to stamping well over a decade ago. I’ve since inherited much of her stash, and seeing those stamps reminds me of her, and inspires me to create. This card is for my grandmother, who loved to see spookily-dressed kids on her doorstep every year. Trick or treat, grandma.

Trick Or Treat!
Cardstock & Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, GinaK Pure Luxury White, miscellaneous patterned paper
Ink & Markers: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, various Copics
Stamps: Miscellaneous Halloween stamps from CraftSmart (discount bin @ Michaels)
Other: Photo corner punch (to create the banner)

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9 thoughts on “Trick or Treat!

  1. Maggie

    What a darling card and such a sweet story. I’m sure your grandma will love the card and knowing that she inspired you.

  2. auntie em

    Your Grandma sounds like a real gem! I am sure she will love this adorable card. I like the contrast of the cute little characters with the elegantly patterned background papers.
    Thanks for sharing!


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