Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sneak Peek: Too Cute To Spook, Pumpkin Patch and Mini Mat & Tag Dies

Hello and welcome to day 2 of our Sneak Peek Week!  Each morning this week I am showcasing cards using our newest Fall & Holiday collections which will be available to purchase on Friday, August 26th.

Today I am sharing ideas using our new Too Cute To Spook StampsPumpkin Patch Dies and a new series of four sets of Mini Mat & Tag Dies. Let's dive in! 

Card No. 1: My first card of the day features the costumed critters, bat and haunted manor from our new Too Cute To Spook Stamps as well as our new Autumn Tree die. I must take a moment to say I love how versatile this tree die is! I simply cut one tree in half and placed a portion on each side of my scene and then cut the branches off a second tree to layer around the top of my card to give it a more spooky Halloween feel.

For my background I started by inking a moon using Squeezed Lemonade distress ink onto white cardstock and then inked in Mermaid Lagoon and Prize Ribbon distress inks to my outside edges, trying my best to not mix the yellow and blue colors together. For the base of my scene, I added a stitched hillside cut from black cardstock using our Slimline Nature Border Dies. Lastly I heat embossed the "Happy Halloween" greeting from our Happy Thoughts Stamps using Versamark Ink with Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder.
Sunny Studio: Halloween Critters with Haunted House & Spooky Tree Card (using Too Cute To Spook & Happy Thought Stamps and Autumn Tree Die)

Card No. 2:  For my next card showcasing our new Too Cute To Spook Stamps I pulled out our Comic Strip Everyday Dies which I used to cut my frame from black cardstock. I started by inking a white cardstock panel for my evening sky using Mermaid Lagoon and Prize Ribbon distress ink which I splattered with water in an effort to lift some of the ink. When it was fully dry I stamped the spider web and spooky tree from the set using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I then cut grass borders using a die from the same Comic Strip set and adhered them to the back of my comic strip frame before adding my sky panel to the back as well. Once my frame was in place I was able to heat emboss my sentiment and add all the cute elements from the Too Cute To Spook set and the moon & stars from our Scaredy Cat Stamps. Lastly I added some "stars" in the distance using my Sharpie Extra Fine Point Paint Pen and then colored over them with a yellow Copic marker when they were dry .
Sunny Studio: Halloween Critters with Haunted House Card (using Too Cute To Spook, Scaredy Cat Stamps & Comic Strip Everyday Die)

Card No. 3: Next up is a card utilizing our new Mini Mat & Tag 2 Dies featuring the new smaller scalloped mat size. These new Mini Mat dies compliment our larger Frilly Frames Dies and the gift tags that come with each mini mat mix and match with our Build-A-Tag 1 Dies and Build-a-Tag 2 Dies. When I was designing these I was very careful to make sure all new tag shapes and elements don't duplicate the other sets to give you unlimited options. For this card I punched small circles from hot pink, purple, orange and green cardstock which I then adhered to the back of my scalloped mat to give the appearance of colorful polka-dots along the edge.

For my card base I trimmed it to a slightly smaller size before adhering the stitched scalloped frame from our Fancy Frames Rectangle Dies. I then die-cut the black striped patterned paper from our Sleek Stripes Paper pack using our Stitched Rectangle Dies to layer over the top. I love how these Mini Mats give me a little more border to show off cute patterned papers in the background and also give me the option to frame smaller scenes. For my scene I added grass using our Picket Fence Die and then used the images and sentiments from our new Too Cute To Spook Stamps. I just adore these little guys!Sunny Studio: Halloween Critters Scalloped Card (using Too Cute To Spook Stamps, Mini Mat & Tag 2 & Fancy Frames Rectangles Die)

Card No. 4: For this card I paired the scalloped frame from our Mini Mat & Tag 3 Dies with the larger complimentary frame from our Frilly Frames Lattice Dies, adding an orange checked print between them from our Critter Country Paper pack. For my scene I used the kitty in the pumpkin from our Scaredy Cat Stamps which I paired with the smaller pumpkins, spider web, spider and greeting from our new Too Cute To Spook Stamps. This card came together rather quickly, but I love the results!
Sunny Studio: Halloween Cat in Pumpkin with Spider Web Scalloped Card (using Too Cute To Spook, Scaredy Cat Stamps, Mini Mat & Tag 3 & Frilly Frames Lattice Die)

Card No. 5:  I thought it would be fun for one of my Too Cute To Spook cards today to have my costumed critters trick-or-treating in a neighborhood so I pulled out our Happy Home Stamps (which I must admit makes me extra happy to be using a set from our very first release on a week when we will be celebrating our company's 7th birthday). I mixed both the trees from Too Cute To Spook and the smaller tree from our new Fall Scenes Stamps to tuck behind my houses, inking the tree backgrounds with the same Mermaid Lagoon &  Uncharted Mariner Distress Ink I used for my card background. I also included a mix of pumpkins from both our Too Cute To Spook and Fall Scenes Stamps, adding the larger pumpkins to the bottom to give the appearance they are closer.Sunny Studio: Critters Trick or Treating in Neighborhood Halloween Card (using Too Cute To Spook, Fall Scenes & Happy Home Stamps)

Card No. 6: For my last Too Cute To Spook project today I have a set of Halloween Gift Tags perfect for tying onto little treat bags for kids in the neighborhood or office friends. For these tags I used the base tag from our Mini Mat & Tag 3 Dies cut from our Polka-dot Parade Paper with the tag topper & star enforcer from our Mini Mat & Tag 4 Dies cut from our Classic Sunburst Paper. I kept my tags fairly simple using a greeting from the Too Cute Spook stamps and a single costumed critter to make them easier to mass produce.Sunny Studio Halloween Critter Gift Tags (using Too Cute To Spook Stamps, Mini Mat & Tag 2 and 3 Dies, Polka-dot Parade & Classic Sunburst Paper)

Card No. 7: Switching gears a bit, I have a number of fall cards to share using our new Pumpkin Patch Dies. This is a large die set that comes with all the layers and elements you need to create three unique pumpkins. It also comes with a number of vine options, a pumpkin leaf, a couple fall leaves to compliment your scenes and four optional jack-o'-lantern faces. These dies were designed to be grouped by color / layer to help you keep the layers straight so if you are using colored cardstock they are a dream to use. By having them grouped together there are less pieces to juggle and keep track of, plus it makes saving paper so much easier too.

For this slimline card I started by inking up a piece of blue cardstock with prize ribbon distress ink along the edges and then die-cut the scalloped edge using our Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies. I did the same with a piece of green cardstock which I die-cut a second time along the top using the grassy edge from our Slimline Nature Border Dies. For my pumpkins I started with white cardstock which I inked up with a variety of different distress inks. For my greeting I heat embossed a sentiment from our Autumn Greetings Stamps and added the small mice from our Merry Mice Stamps. Lastly I added some stars and sparkles to my sky using my Sharpie Extra Fine Point Paint Pen. When I was all done I was feeling a real Cinderella vibe which I love, but funny enough it wasn't planned ahead of time.

Sunny Studio: Mouse with Pumpkins Fall Card (using Merry Mice Stamps, Pumpkin Patch Dies, Slimline Nature Border Dies & Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies)

Card No. 8: For my next card I used our new Pumpkin Patch Dies to create jack o'lanterns using many of the small fall leaves that come with the set. I inked up the pumpkin layers themselves with Carved Pumkpin distress ink and the faces with Mustard Seed distress ink. For my grass I used a small green polka-dot print from our new Critter Country Paper pack which I then die-cut with the grassy border from our Picket Fence Die.

To add a little interest to my background and to help frame my sentiment. I used our new Mini Mat & Tag 4 Dies cut from a grid print paper from our Gingham Jewel Tones Paper pack and then layered it with a slightly larger piece of white cardstock and a matching blue checked print from our Critter Country Paper. Lastly I tucked in a little wood fence using those same picket fence dies die-cut from kraft cardstock which I had inked up using Vintage Photo distress ink.
Sunny Studio: Jack O'Lantern Pumpkins Halloween Card (using Too Cute To Spook Stamps, Critter Country Paper, Pumpkin Patch Dies, Picket Fence Dies and Mini Mat & Tag 4 Dies)

Card No. 9:  Each of our Pumpkin Patch Dies have four individual layers to give them a three dimensional look. There's the bottom layer for the stem and then the three top layers for the pumpkin itself. For this card I cut two of the pumpkin layers from the orange polka-dot patterned paper from our Critter Country Paper pack, alternating the layers to give them a paper-pieced look.

For my background I used a matching pumpkin print from our Critter Country Paper pad, which I then layered with a piece of white cardstock cut using our Stitched Rectangle Dies and a scalloped frame cut from the green checked print from Critter Country Paper using our Mini Mat & Tag 1 Dies. For my greeting I heat embossed the word "fall" using our Kinsley Alphabet Stamps and paired it with our Greetings Word Die cut from white cardstock. Lastly I topped two of the pumpkins with a bow tied from hemp cording for a bit of a rustic feel.
Sunny Studio: Fall Paper-pieced Pumpkins Autumn Card (using Critter Country Paper, Pumpkin Patch, Greetings Word Die, Stitched Rectangle and Mini Mat & Tag 1 Dies)

That wraps up today's sneak peeks. I'm so happy you spent part of your day with me today. I read all your comments and they mean so much!  I'd love to give a $25 gift code to one lucky winner using the rafflecopter below. 

We will be having daily contests and a big 7th birthday Blog Hop this Friday with more giveaways at every stop on the hop. All contests will run through Friday, September 2nd at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, September 4th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Here's a closer look at the our new Too Cute To Spook Stamps, Pumpkin Patch Dies and a new series of Mini Mat & Tag Dies used today (which will be available to purchase starting on August 26th):

Sunny Studio Stamps Blog: Introducing New Too Cute To Spook Halloween 4x6 Clear Photopolymer Stamp SetSunny Studio Stamps Blog: Introducing New Too Cute To Spook Halloween Metal Cutting Dies

Sunny Studio Stamps Blog: Introducing New Mini Mat & Tag 1 Scalloped Mix & Match Metal Cutting DiesSunny Studio Stamps Blog: Introducing New Mini Mat & Tag 2 Scalloped Mix & Match Metal Cutting Dies

 Sunny Studio Stamps Blog: Introducing New Mini Mat & Tag 3 Scalloped Mix & Match Metal Cutting DiesSunny Studio Stamps Blog: Introducing New Mini Mat & Tag 4 Scalloped Ric-Rac Zig-Zag Mix & Match Metal Cutting Dies 

Sunny Studio Stamps Blog: Introducing New Pumpkin Patch Halloween Jack O' Lantern Fall Metal Cutting Dies

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Happy Home Dies
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Happy Home Stamps
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Picket Fence Border Dies
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Stitched Rectangle Dies
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Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Fancy Frames- Rectangles
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Comic Strip Everyday Dies
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Greetings Word Die
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Happy Thoughts Stamps
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Frilly Frames Lattice Dies
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Merry Mice Stamps
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Merry Mice Dies
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Kinsley Alphabet Stamps
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Slimline Nature Borders
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Slimline Scalloped Frame
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Scaredy Cat Stamps
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Scaredy Cat Dies
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Sleek Stripes Paper
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Fall Scenes Stamps
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Fall Scenes Dies
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Autumn Tree Die
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Critter Country Paper
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Hero Arts Morning Glory Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper
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Hero Arts White Detail
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
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Polka-dot Parade 6x6 Paper
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Classic Sunburst Paper
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Cottontail Embossing Powder Tool
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54 comments:

  1. So cute! I really like these Halloween critters. The pumpkins are cute.

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  2. It's been too many years since I've dressed up for Halloween! LOL!

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  3. I haven't dressed up for Halloween since I was young, but my favorite costume was Wonder Woman.

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  4. I LOVE the cute to spook and pumpkin dies! My best costume was probably when my friend group went as Hi-C boxes! I was Groovin' Grape

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  5. The pumpkin patch set has such great expressions, love it. Congrats on using the row of houses for your scene of trick-or-treaters. Great homage to a great company, happy 7th!!

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  6. This looks like it is going to be a great release. I am not usually a pumpkin fan, but I love these and those tag sets are fantastic.

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  7. Totally smitten with today's showcases! The tag dies are especially fabulous! My most memorable costume was from many many many (I'm old!) years ago when, in Gr. 1, I dressed up as an elf, complete with curled up toes shoes. New school, so I was nervous, but the outfit was a hit.
    ~carol

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  8. Super cute set! My most memorable costume was Princess Leia. My Mom made a white robe, and we braided my hair. I looked just like her!

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  9. most memorable costume was a hobo and my classmates did not know who I was.

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  10. Super cute showcase! Love it all! When I was about 12, I dressed up as a little girl. I had a giant lollipop that was multicolored swirls to carry around. I wonder what happened to that lollipop; just thinking about all that sugar makes my teeth hurt! ๐Ÿ˜‚ If I ate some of it, most of it probably went in the trash.

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  11. Fabulous projects with these new stamps and dies!
    My favorite costume was when my daughter was in preschool and I made her a Tinkerbell costume, and I dressed up as Peter Pan!

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  12. The Halloween critters are adorable. I love the haunted house scene too. So many ideas for these sets .

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  13. The frilly frames die just adds a special touch to Card 4...it's just to adorable...who doesn't love a black cat in a pumpkin

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  14. These Halloween sets are the cutest! My fav customer was when I was the TIN Man, many moons ago....

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  15. I really like your new pumpkin die set as they look dimensional and i can use for fall & halloween cards.

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  16. My hubby and I were "doctors" for Halloween many years ago. Scrubs are pretty comfy, ya know! (And then we had "human tissue" inside a cooler...that was toilet paper, of course!). LOVE all your samples - fun release!

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  17. I can only remember one costume: a drum majorette! And that's only because I have a photo prooving it. lol And we always went trick or treating - I remember more the dumping of the candy from our pillow cases and trading candy with my brother & sister. Love the Halloween cuties & awesome new dies!!

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  18. Cute little outfits for going out for treats. Nice job, as always.

    I have 3 main outfits I've worn as a 2.5-3 yr. olds / Kindergarten / 3rd Grade teacher over my 30 year career. Now retired, dealing with my cancers, etc.
    (1) Mother Goose = Long flannel p.j.s + night cap + slippers + large Mother Goose puppet [very comfy to wear all day]
    (2) Scarecrow = blue jeans + scrap fabric patches + red buffalo plaid flannel shirt + beat up straw hat + raffia 'straw' stapled to hat, sleeves, chest, etc.+ make-up on face. [Again, very comfy to wear all day except for the hat had to be removed in order to give cuddles to crying kids who had a fight with her 5yr. old best friend)
    (3)] Ladybug = Sandwich board from two lg. red poster boards cut into oval shapes, holes & yarn + black dots = removable bug body + black jeans/turtleneck + headband w/ pipe cleaners wound around to make antenna + ladybug earrings [Easy to put on & off for classroom, then school parade.] The outfits were worn for several years each, depending on age group. Boy, I do miss all the fun parts of teaching...

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  19. So many adorable ideas!

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  20. My favorite costume was a mouse costume my great grandmother made for me when I was 8!

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  21. "Too cute to spook" Exactly! Love these stamps!! I also love these pumpkin dies! I love the dies (and stamps) which I can use for different seasons and holidays!

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  22. There are a bunch to pin today, so much cuteness! My most memorable costume wasn't mine, it was the one I made for my daughter when she was 2. She was the Pumpkin Fairy...talk about cute.

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  23. Most memorable costume was being part of a Rock, Paper, Scissors teacher team. Very cute projects.

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  24. When I was 6 or 7 years old, my mom and dad made me a beautiful pink butterfly costume. My dad crafted wings out of wood, wire and tulle. I was SOOO excited for Halloween to come that year. Halloween night arrived along with a foot of snow! I was NOT happy to have to "ruin" my beautiful butterfly with clunky snow boots! LOL Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

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  25. My most memorable costume as a child is dressing up like a ascarecrow.

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  26. I adore all of your cards! Those pumpkins are adorable!

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    1. My most memorable costume was dressing up as a Raggedy Ann doll!

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  27. fun release - I love dressing up as a witch - love all the green and black

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  28. I will definitely be getting the Too Cute to Spook stamp set - that is adorable! My most memorable costume was dressing up as a pirate lol!

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  29. My most memorable costume was the clown costume my mother made me. I sure miss those days. :) Fantastic release BTW!!!

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  30. Marisela Delgado said: my neighbor helped me dress up and did my make. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  31. Love those pumpkin dies! So cute! When I was teaching I dressed up like a scarecrow, complete with a fake crow sitting on my shoulder and one on my hat! Guess those crows weren’t scared of me! ;)

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  32. Everything is such a treat today! My favorite costume was when I was in the play Arms and The Man at our community college. I had this floor length dress that had a skirt with light green ruffles all the way down - my fellow theater members called it the Christmas tree dress and it still makes me smile!

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  33. Oh my cuteness!! This too cute too spook set is a must have!!!

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  34. My most memorable costume was a gypsy. What a great release.

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  35. My most memorable costume was when my family was Monsters Inc themed! My husband wore a Sully shirt, I wore a Mike Wazowski shirt (because I was pregnant with my 2nd kiddo and had a round belly like Mike's body ahhaha!), and my daughter was Boo!

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  36. My mom used to make me big bulky costumes when I was a kid. One year I was a Rubik's cube and one year I was a red crayon (because I have red hair). Because I could barely move in the costume, I tripped on a front stoop and put my knee through my poster board red crayon.

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    1. Reading your comment reminded me of the year I was a die for Halloween. It was literally just a cardboard box Mom and I painted, lol.

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  37. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays & I love making Halloween cards for my grandchildren. These kits will make cute (and not scary) cards for the little ones!

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  38. My fav is the "scaredy cat" card. It is classic <3

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  39. Shari Olson Anderson...I don't usually make Hallo cards etc., I do love making tags and these would be soooo cute!!

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  40. Shari Olson Anderson.....very inspiring ideas..makes me want to make them all.

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  41. My favorite costume as a kid was dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood.

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  42. WOW those cards are all amazing. The coloring is terrific and the critters are adorable.. tyfs :)

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  43. I remember that, in jr high or high school, we had an exchange student staying with us who had never dressed up for Halloween. So, we threw together a quick homemade costume, gypsies, so that we could take her trick or treating.

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  44. I lived in a very remote area in the Berkshires so we didn't do any trick or treating and I've never been a huge fan of Halloween but these little critters are adorable. I especally love the kitten in the pumpkin. Too cute!

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  45. Adorable critters! It is hard to pick a fav costume, I think as a kid my fav was whatever I was dressed as that year lol! But looking back my mom made me and my brother matching black cat costumes complete with gloves with fake black fake nails glues on for claws!

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  46. So much cuteness here! I dressed up as a black cat one year, so much fun!

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  47. Aw! Those cards and tags are soo spooky sweet! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ป

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  48. Such delightful cards....teriffic inspiration!!! Last year I dressed up as Aunt Prudence from the wonderful Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries television series :) I need to start thinking about my costume for this year....maybe Mrs. Patmore from Downton Abbey.

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  49. I love the dressed up critters! I dressed up as a ballerina many times when I was young.

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  50. I'm genuinely in love with these Halloween critters!! SO frickin' cute!!! I want to make cards with these for my grandbabies!!

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