Premotherhood, I made a lot more cards. Now it's all I can do to keep up with our family scrapbooks! These were made for Halloween 2005, wow until I typed that I didn't realize how long it had been! That was the year I started making most of my greeting cards, and I loved using my Sizzix Sidekick machine to help me mass product cards. The ghost, tombstone, and BOO! are all from a set of four dies that are no longer produced.What I like about die cuts are that you don't have to worry about running out of a sticker or a letter, and any crafter knows that consumables get expensive! This way you can cut out as many as you need. Now a lot of crafters have computerized die cut systems, but once upon a time I was the envy of all my creative friends with my latest and greatest crafting tools!
The top version of this card is my favorite, but I came up with a couple of alternate versions to better use up the Halloween themed patterned paper I had. They were a lot of fun to make, and I wish I still had the time and energy to make holiday cards. The main reason I started sending cards for holidays throughout the year was to keep in touch with my older relatives who weren't email friendly. Now we live closer to most of them, and get to visit with them a lot more often. I don't feel too badly about not always sending cards throughout the year. I do still send cards and pictures to Brad's grandparents; that's fun because I can make one more elaborate card instead of needing fifteen!