October 17, 2017


 As I'm sure most of you know, Saturday, October 7, was World Card Making Day.

Every year as the first Saturday in October starts rolling closer on the calendar, I get a hankering to do something really special to commemorate the day. This year, I was hoping to teach a cardmaking class.

But, then something more important showed up on the calendar! Our daughter and son-in-law were invited to a wedding in our area on that date. So, we were designated babysitters of our precious grandson, Enzo, who is eight months old!

Through a couple of attempts during the day to at least create one card, I did succeed in finishing one late that night.

I'd been flipping through my smaller GelliArts Press prints, and when I came across one in particular, it seemed to have something of a sinister aspect to it. I thought it would be perfect as the background for a Halloween card.

So, on the premise of my gel print being my background, I built a card around it.

I searched through my Halloween-y stamps for something that would work well with the gel print. I was sort of in the mood to do some paper piecing, so as I was looking, I kept that idea in mind.

I came across a set from several years ago, but, even though it's been retired awhile, I have never lost my love for Greeting Card Kids. The little witch girl from the set was not just too spooky-looking, but I opted to feature her on my card anyway.

Do you see the yellowish-greenish and white piece matting the gel print? That was from a project I'd tried recently, but was not happy with how it turned out, so set if on the pile of future possibilities. Creepy green? Yes! And it was the perfect relief from all the other darkness of the rest of the card.

And the best part is that I did get to do some fussy cutting with paper piecing! The pumpkin, her body, her clothing and her hat were all fussy cut, and glued in place. 

I wanted to pick up the faint purples in the gel print, so I used a combination of a couple of Copic Markers to create the background around my cute little witch. I did the same with the sentiment below her.

I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the little witch as well as the sentiment. That is the extent of the dimension to this card.

I had this great stamp set, retired from Stampin' Up!, naturally, of ghoulish images that included a wonderful grungy brick wall. Stamping it in White Craft Ink onto black cardstock made it look properly creepy, and complemented the rough texture of my gel print.

Even though it's not all that spooky, I actually got a card created for World Card Making Day. And that's what counts. Right?

Did you do anything special on World Card Making Day?



  1. Your witch is the cutest. I have a vinyl cutter and so far vinyl is all I have cut. Need to try some paper crafts as well. Thanks for the incentive.

    1. Let me know, Clearissa, if you need any help getting started in papercrafting! I'd love to help! Smiles.

  2. Very cute little witch. I'd love to receive this card! Happy Halloween!

  3. Aw, that is an adorable witch! I love the patterned background papers too.

  4. She certainly is a darling little witch! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. A cute little witch indeed! Your cards are so much nicer than the ones in stores. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

  6. Your card is so cute. I love the witch. Have a happy Halloween Linda. Thanks for dropping by to share at the party @DearCreatives

  7. That little witch is so cute! A great card :)
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor