Oct 20, 2010

A great game for the holiday

Ok.  This wasn't my idea but I thought it was really a cute one so I had to share.  I walked into work on Tuesday and found out I had been "spooked".  In other words, someone had left me a goodie bag along with a copy of a ghost and a nicely done letter explaining the game.
The letter tells you to display your copy of  the ghost somewhere where people can see (so they know you've been spooked).  In my case, I displayed it next to my name plate on my desk.  Then you bring in TWO treat bags the next day for two new people who haven't been spooked yet.
I thought this was a cute idea for work.  My co-worker told me that her neighborhood did this last year.  They used a similar concept but they would leave the goodies on the porch, ring the doorbell and run.   Ha.. how fun would that be!!!  Sounds like a game we used to play as a child (I won't get into those details.....LOL!)

The bag I used was a simple felt bag I purchased at Target for $1.  I filled it with some yummy candy but you could put in little Halloween toys, stickers... whatever.  I made a photo copy of the picture of the ghost I had been given... I'm pretty sure it was clipart but you could even draw a simple ghost.  I typed the letter and then put it on a piece of black cardstock and punched the corners out with a Martha Stewart bat corner punch I had.  The letter reads...


You Have Been Spooked!!
This bag is a treat, now for the trick.
Just make up two more halloween bags with some Halloween goodies. Add a copy of these instructions and a picture of the ghost..... then spook two friends.
Be sure to hang the original ghost picture in your workspace to show everyone that you have already been spooked.
Lets see how many people we can spook before Halloween.
Happy Haunting

I like this idea because you could alter it to fit a lot of different situations and even holidays for that matter.  You make it as simple or as elaborate as you wish.  I hope you like it.  If you play this game please share your ideas!

Oct 18, 2010

Spooky Halloween Cards

This is my favorite time of the year!  I love the feel of fall and LOVE Halloween.  It is soo much fun.  I really miss living in town and seeing all of the little goblins trick-or-treating.  I usually dress up and go with my grandchildren.

I made a couple of Halloween cards.  The first one is a very simple card.  I scraplifted the idea for this card off of the internet.  Mine isn't exactly like the one I saw but very close. This is a very easy card so it was great for multiples to send to all my family members.   I cut out the Headless Horseman image from my new Cricut cartridge "Happy Hauntings"  I love it! This is a really cool cartridge.  The card is made with black cs and then I took a piece of Martha Stewart crackled paper which I got from one of her Halloween paper stacks.  I cut it to fit just inside the front of my card and then used my Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to cut the corners out.  I then just glued the Headless Horseman image on top and added a red jewel for the horses' eye.



The second card could use a little more work but the concept is good.  I decided it was too much work to make multiples of.  I wanted to try it on an orange cs, with some black Glimmer Mist.... I just ran out of that precious thing called time.  haha.




I cut out the gate and the black ivy from my Cricut cartridge called "October 31st".  I then used a stamp for the skull which I stamped and embossed with white embossing powerder.  I even gave him a gold tooth. hee hee.

When I glued the gate onto the cs, I only glued the sides so it would move and give it a cool 3D effect.  I used black stickles on the black ivy and also on the inside of the skeleton eyes.  I cut the bats out with a paper punch and used Diamond Glaze on them.  I attached them to the card with pop dots.

Well I hope that gives you a couple of ideas for making some cards for this Halloween.  Have fun trick-or-treating!!!


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