September 25, 2007

Reverse Pocket Goblin Card...and instructions

Here's another reverse pocket card sample. This one uses stamps from a cute little Wordsworth set called Ghosties from Rubber Soul(be sure to check out the other cute Halloween stamps too, they are cute!!). I stamped the square sentiment block in black, colored in with a purple Copic marker, then added purple Stickles to some outline letters. I stamped the word *Booo* on the mat underneath then added an extra SU! Eggplant cardstock mat. The patterned paper is from Rusty Pickle, base cardstock is Stampin' Up! River Rock and the squiggly background stamp is also from Rubber Soul from the Backgrounds set. Grosgrain ribbon is from Stampin' Up! and purple sequins are from my local scrapbook store.

Reverse Pocket Card Instructions:

1. Cut cardstock to 4-1/4" x 11". Score at 5-1/2" and fold in half (my photo should read fold 4-1/4" x 11" card in half...sorry about that). Add patterned paper to front of card or stamp.

2. Score bottom of card at 1-1/2" and fold. This fold will be on the inside of the card. Adhere the two outer sides of the fold to the inside of the card with sticky strip. Be sure to put sticky strip far enough apart so that a gift card will fit inside. Stamp top of card with background.

3. Punch the Stampin' Up! slit punch as far in as it will go in on the top center of the card.

4. Adhere the focal image piece to the front of the card with sticky strip. It's easiest to punch the slit punch first, add sticky strip to the front focal image, then place the focal image piece under the slit portion.....then press down to secure the sticky strip. This focal image piece can be whatever size you like, depending on the size of your stamped image, mats, etc.

5. Tie ribbon around card front. This can also help to hold down the gift card, stamped images or maybe a note you want to insert in the pocket. Okay, who wants a FREE Clearly Wordsworth Ghosties set, courtesy of Fred and Dani at Rubber Soul? This is a set of 5 acrylic stamp set. You will need acrylic blocks to use this set. I'll pick a winner on Friday after school. I'll pick a winner from all responses that answer this question: What is your favorite Fall or Halloween tradition? Or what one would you like to start? For me......I love to go on hay rack rides with my dad driving his old mini tractor and trailor...carving pumpkins.....making homemade Halloween costumes.....trick or treating.....soup in the crock pot.....Friday night football games.....yummy pumpkin bars....decorating my house.....scaring my husband......making Halloween cards and treats...!

120 comments:

Jennie said...

We carve the pumpkin the night before halloween and have pumpkin seeds. We love to go on hay rides.

Krisstee said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for the instructions.
My favorite thing to do this time of year is getting together with family for thst Traditional turkey dinner. No other turkey dinner seems to taste the same; not even at Christmas. I wonder why that is........LOL.

Amanda A. said...

My favorite fall tradition is going to our local neighborhood pumpkin patch. It's very small (and "dumb" according to DH!)but DD #1 absolutely loves going. They have pony rides and crafts for the kids -- and it's only 5 minutes from our house! Gotta love it!

I can't wait to try the reverse pocket! TFS!

Debra said...

Hmm...I don't really have any fall traditions. And when I thought about it, there really isn't any I'd like to start. Does that disqualify me? :)

Kristi said...

Our favorite Halloween traditions are to go to the pumpkin patch and let our boys pick out pumpkins. We take the pumpkins home and use them to decorate outside with hay bales, corn stalks, and scarecrows. We love the haunted hayride and bonfire that is sponsored by our local youth group. A highlight of the bonfire is the marshmallow fight. On the night before Halloween, my six year old son and my husband carve a couple of pumpkins while my 4 year old son paints a couple of pumpkins. On Halloween, the elementary school parades around town before their party. That evening Halloween, we enjoy chili and crunchy peanutbutter popcorn balls befor trick or treating. Yummmm.

Donna said...

I do, I do! This set is cute and I love your card as usual! My favorite thing is cooking in the crockpot too! I have a few favorites, southwestern chicken stew, black bean & sausage posole & taco soup! ready for cool weather! if you get a chance, Michelle, please check out my latest post on my blog - I gave a shout out to you *smile*

Denise R said...

I have two favorites...both involving food! I always make popcorn balls at Halloween for me and my kids and we always have homemade chili on Halloween for dinner and invite any friends in that come with their kids that would like to eat some! It is something I can do early in the day and just put in the crock pot and evreyone can eat whenever!

Denise :)

Dawn said...

I can't wait to try this style! Looks super cute!

I have would have to say my favorite tradition is making my little girls "treat bags." Each year I sew them a new bag for their goodies, my oldest thinks its better than sliced bread....lol

Pegg S said...

I can't wait to try this card out! Thanks for sharing the info.

I love fall --- as do most people ;)
The northeast is amazing in the fall -- we love to go apple picking at least once. Have warm apple cider and donuts as a treat. Life doesn't get any better! I would like to learn how to make an apple pie. Maybe I'll attempt it this year!

jennifer said...

What a cute set! Our family has several fall-ish traditions. We go apple picking, find our way through corn mazes, decorating for Halloween, and going on a hay ride to find the perfect pumpkins. My boys usually paint their pumpkins and my husband I have a contest to see who can carve the "best" pumpkin. I am just in it for the seeds!

Flossie's Follies said...

Growing up in the city, hay rides were out, but we did get to go to the "country" farm stand and pick out the pumpkin and then come home and carve it, that was great family fun.

Flossie's Follies said...

Oops sorry, forgot to tell you that I love that card and thanks for the instructions, will be making one of these if not for Halloween, as most of my cards are done, then definitely for Thanksgiving.

rachel said...

Oh oh, I'd LOVE a free set, especially one with a cute spider!

Our family goes apple picking and then makes lots of delicious, warm apple dishes.

Thank you for the wonderful card, can't wait to try the reverse pocket.

-Rachel

Angie said...

Very nice card. My favorite tradition for Halloween is to decorate the outside of my house and to carve pumpkins for outside as well.

Cathy Whiteman said...

I've got two: visiting a local farm with ou friends and decorating my front porch! Great card and stamp set!

Dawn K. said...

I think that I love everything about Halloween. I especially love making Halloween shaped cookies and decorating them with orange and black icing. then of course I love eating them! love your blog.

Anonymous said...

I would really love these stamps! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, 'cause the kids have so much fun, and I just LOVE Fall!

wendy said...

Since moving to Vegas our new tradition is having a big chili feed outside with our neighborhood before we all take the kids trick or treating. Then when we get back, we all sit out front and pass out candy to other trick or treaters. Gotta love the warm weather here!

Lori M said...

I just love handing out candy to the kids that come! Love to chat with them and admire the costumes!

Stacy Stevens said...

Every year my family and I go to the pumpkin patch at a local farm - so much fun!! Of course, this includes the traditional hayride and craft goodies, i.e. jellies, jams, tole painted items to buy. Love this set you're offering. Crossing my fingers (and toes) that I win - hee! (Your card is adorable by the way!!)

CindyLouWho2 said...

I just love everything fall!!! The brisk air, planting fall flowers, clearing out the remnants of summer. Halloween decorating, candy, and love, love, love the little trick or treaters...they are so cute.

Sonya said...

Our favorite tradition is to have a pumpkin carving contest and afterwords we eat the decorated cookies we made and then watch the cartoon halloween specials..lol

Beth said...

It's hard to know where to start. I love Fall. I guess if I have to pick one it would be taking my girls to get pumpkins. Whether we go all out and head to the local pumpkin patch or go to a country stand, the excitement of the girls is contagious! Thanks for this opportunity!

Susan C said...

You are so clever!!! Love this card and can't wait to try this. What a fun and unique way to give a gift card.
Our favorite and long standing tradition is the carving of the pumpkins the day before Halloween. Everyone gets to do at least one - usually 2 or 3. Sometimes that means a last minute trip to buy more pumpkins. We usually grow our own but only have the room for 1 plant, maybe 2. Hmmm, a new tradition - well now that my children are a little older and no longer go trick-or-treating, I leave a goodie bag right outside their bedroom door to find on Halloween morning. I fill it with candy, simple, fun small things -maybe a cd or two, maybe a gift card to Starbucks or Chipotle!! I plan to make this a new tradition. When they move away I will probably send them a Halloween care package too!!! :)
Thanks for your wonderful blog and sharing all your beautiful cards and creations with us!!

Jana Weaver said...

My favorite Halloween tradition is going to the pumpkin patch and then carving the pumpkins. I just love that part!! Thanks for the fun contest!

Sue Symens said...

Decorating for the fall season, harvesting the crops and just pumpkins in general! Thanks so much! Sue

Kim said...

My favorite fall tradition is buying a couple of pumpkin pie scented Yankee Candle jars, digging the slippers out, eating hot oatmeal for breakfast & hot chocolate in the evening!
Thank you always for inspiration you share on your fabulous blog!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE getting a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks the first day they come out for fall! Yum Yum! Lisa K

Babs said...

Oooooo I'd love it! Let's see...my favorite thing is visiting a nearby house that really goes all out decorating. The owner has a mile long driveway (and it is in the country) that is fully decorated with lights, music, mechanical spooky things, blow up ghosts and goblins, etc. and you just drive through. It is all decorated by one woman. She never had kids and lost her husband tragically about 30 years ago. She loves Halloween and enjoys decorating for the area kids. My kids love it too. We like to take our girl scout troop there each year on our hay ride and we try to make her something special. She's always so incredibly sweet. We can't wait for October 1st for her driveway to open! :-)
Barb

HeyHeyPaula said...

We have a pumpkin carving party the weekend before Halloween. Everyone brings their pumpkins and we have loads of fun with friends & family and there's always lots of good eats too. We line up all the pumpkins and carvers and take a picture when we're done. It's a great day that we all look forward to each year.

Joella said...

My favorite Halloween tradition is growing and carving our own pumpkins. I have such vivid memories of this in my childhood and I love re-living them with the kids!

Melissa said...

My favorite fall thing is definitely the pumpkins!! Up north, we went to the pumpkin patch every year so the boys could pick out their own. . .right from the vine. Down here, it's not quite the same, but we still go to the "pumpkin patch" and take tons of pictures and pick out our pumpkins. My boys love to pick out hard images for me to carve in their pumpkins. My oldest is getting old enough where he can do it himself. My middle one. . .he tries! :) I just love this time of year! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tina said...

We go on a hayride with my parents' neighbor, we want to start going to the Great Smoky National Park. They offer them too.

Thanks for the opportunity to play.

Gay Ferland said...

For me fall is my favorite time of the year. Our family visits Keene, NH to see the thousands of pumpkins on display. We also get to sip warm cider, participate in the Halloween parade, get a hay ride to local fields, have a gooling good story told to us around a bond fire!! Every year we look forward to donating our pumpkins and refreshments! Our family just loves this event!! On google the Keene Pumpkins is displayed!!
I also love your site, I have learned so much from you. Thanks for sharing!!
Gay Ferland

Kristina said...

I love the fall! We usually go to our local apple orchard and pick apples. After that we go home and make apple pie. Yum Yum!

Suzy said...

My favorite Halloween tradition was taking pictures by the door in our home after we got all dressed up (or dressed down..? lol) for Halloween trick or treating. Then meeting the kid group we would go with, full of anticipation.

I love seening those pictures of my brother and I now.

Lisa said...

Wow.. thanks for the give away..

My favorite thing about fall is the cool crisp nights, leaves changing colors, the smell of the fresh air, comfort foods and SOUP..

QC said...

Carving my pumpkins! I do at *least* two every year......one year I had six!! I get the carving patterns and always choose one "fun" and one "spooky".

Then of course.....tormenting the kids when they come to the door!! :) We know pretty much every kid that comes (small town - less than 400 citizens) and I thoroughly enjoy seeing them in their finery! :)

Mirtha said...

I want it!!!! My city hosts a "Halloween Haunt" at a park, for kids up to age 12. The first year in my city I waited and waited w/ a bowl full of treats, and only two teenagers came by. Then I learned about the park. I've taken my son every year but he just turned 3, and this is the first year he is really excited, "I gonna be Spiderman for Halloween" comes out of his mouth every other minute and he is so excited. As a single Mom, I think little traditions like this are extra special, at least for the two of us.

But, my favorite Fall tradition is hosting Thanksgiving Dinner. I start planning a month ahead, sit-down traditional dinner. I bake several pies and cheesecakes the night before and set out all the dishes, silverware, platters, serving bowls, etc.. One year I had 22 guests in my shoebox-size house. I was so proud of myself!

denise said...

Going to the farms for the festivals with the kids... or is it dressing them up for trick or treating... or maybe it's buying (&eating) all that candy... or making crafts... oh... i just love it ALL!

Renee said...

It's hard to pick a favorite! Trick or treating was mine growing up. We started a tradition with my own kids of going to a pumpkin patch and getting pumpkins as a family. So I think that is my new favorite!

Anonymous said...

Well there are so many fun things about Halloween so it's hard to narrow down to one but I would have to say one of my new favorite traditions is that several of our neighbors come over on Halloween night and we set up a little tailgaiting type area in my driveway-everyone brings a dish to share and their Halloween candy to pass out. We all take turns handing out the candy and just have a great time.
kim

Tandra said...

CUUUUTE SET!!!
LOVE your new banner!!!
Welways go to the pumpkin patch with our 2 kids, pick a pumpkin, go on all the little rides that are there, take pictures of us in the photo stand where you put your head thru the hole, git a bunch of hay stuck in our shoes and clothes!!
Then carve the punkins, try to toast the seeds (it never works and we spit them out they are so bad!! LOL)
Then we go to the market and buy many more pumpkins that are only a couple bucks each!!! lol
Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Oh My..I LOVE the set. Halloween is my favorite Holiday and Fall is my favorite season. My favorite traditions:

raking leaves and jumping in the pile, making treat bags for anyone I can think of (my kids arent in school yet) The pumpkin patch and the apple orchrd trips, Decorating my house to THE MAX... Beyond crazy. Apple cider, making my own scarecrow, Hayrides, visitng the corn maze. Drving down scenic highways looking at he colors. Trick or treaters, carving pumpkins and eating the seeds..YUMMMMY! bonfires, the smell of fall and the brisk air...I could seeriously go on and on. Ask anyone....I am CRAZY for Fall and Halloween. LOL. I would love to have EVEN more traditions, so I look forward to reading your blog for the responses, so maybe I can case one or two that I don't already have. LOL

Michelle S.

Jody Larson said...

Favorite fall tradition is to decorate the back entrance to the house with fall leaves, weaths, scarecrows and pumpkins.

Jody L.

Marie said...

My favorite part of fall and Halloween is roasting and eating pumpkin seeds! Yum yum!

Michaelann said...

I love decorating the front of our house, REALLY spooky, and on Halloween, I like to dress up as a witch to greet the kids in the neighborhood- I put up a sign that says "the witch is in". It''s a hoot!!!! Absolutely LOVE your blog, visit everyday!!!
Have a great day......Michaelann

Katie said...

OOOh! Pick Me! Pick Me! I love having taco soup on Halloween...with all the sweets, something salty is nice. And it's very healthy too...if I don't add too much cheese and sour cream, so I don't feel guilty about eating Halloween candy! I also love taking my kids to their daddy's work to trick or treat from cubicle to cubicle.

Jennifer G. said...

My favorite thing to do is(was) to make my daughter's costume. She is now 11 and thinks she's to big. The last costume & most creative was a dryer, yes a dryer. It was a cardboard box made to look like a dryer and your head came out the top. She had one of those glow in the dark necklaces that was inside that made it glow. "I think she needs another costume!!" We have done scarecrows, Hippie, Peter Pan, bunny rabbit, just to mention a few.

Pia said...

One of my favorite fall traditions is to get up early in the morning and go for a walk in the woods. I just love cool, fogy mornings. The best part is when the normal walking path is covered with a blanket of beautiful fall leaves crunching underfoot. I love coming home to a hot cup apple cinnamon tea and pumpkin pancakes for breakfast.

Wanda. said...

My favorite Fall tradition is to sit outside around the fire bowl and drink hot chocolate with my DH and watch the embers burn. A warm and cozy time! I am looking forward to those nights!

Mercy said...

what a sassy card...i love it!

i would have to say that my favorite thing to do for halloween is taking a hay ride through the battlefield around midnight...very creepy, but oh-so fun!

k.m. said...

I really like the reverse pocket cards....I plan to make some of my Halloween cards using this design!
Thanks for the idea....
My favorite thing to do when autumn arrives is to decorate my home with all my favorite things. It seems to give everything a warm and cozy feeling.

Yvonne said...

New 'lurker' to your blog- LOVE your work... The things you do with Copics are amazing!! As for fall, living in NE PA is awesome as the color is just gorgeous! One of my favorites is the fall photo session with my teenagers... I could get my daughter to do it any time, but my son... this is my one shot! Also love soup in the crock pot.....Friday night football games- this is my son's first year, so this is an awesome new tradition for me!!!

SueB said...

We have some woods just a couple houses from us - and we like to go for walks in the fall, dragging our feet thru the leaves once they've fallen. Methinks that's something that carried on from my youth! That and enjoying spiced cider or apple juice in the fall! I keep it simple and used a packaged mix I found some years ago!

Got my fingers crossed 'til Friday!
later, alligator!
- SueB of sueblondin.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love decorating the house for Halloween with my boys. This year we put up GIANT spiders on the outside of the house - they're about 3' in diameter - and I wove a web out of yarn. I also love carving pumpkins and this year we're going to carve some GIANT zucchinis that got too big before we got them picked from our garden. They look so cute. I can't wait!!
Britiney (britiney on scs)

Caren said...

Our favorite Halloween tradition is to go camping at the sand dunes and all the kids trick-or-treat at the other motorhomes in the campground. Everyone has so much fun! If it falls during the week, we wait to go till Thanksgiving and then have a huge dinner with all our family and friends who come with us. We set up tables, everyone brings a special dish and we eat outside in the nice weather. When it starts to get cool out me and my son make a tradition of drinking hot chocolate or apple cider every night after dinner out on the porch.

Andrea Hays said...

I love carving pumpkins with my husband and seeing what the other comes up with then lighting them on the steps! Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

Ooo... ooo.. I want you, Halloween Wordsworth set! :) My favorite traditions this time of year are the trips to the apple orchard and pumpkin farms, the raking of leaves into jumping piles, and the trick-o-treating... my little one is only 14 months, so we'll have to wait to resume that last one. :)

laura w said...

My favorite fall tradition is going to the local cider mill and pumpkin patch. The kids love it and I've loved it myself since I was a child. We watch the cider being made, pick the best apples, take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick our own pumpkins and take a train ride through the 'spooky' apple orchard.

leenda said...

I enjoy decorating for fall. It's always a nice change. I also enjoy football while eating chili!!And, oh yea, don't forget the apple pie!

Heather's Haven said...

Lately with all the nieces and nephews arriving in our family, we head to Grandma's house for a big pot of soup or pizza night, and then we all trick or treat together in a big ol group. It's a great family time together to see all the babies and kiddos in their costumes...and of course Grandma gives out the most candy!

Tammy K said...

My favorite thing to do is DECORATE for fall. Fall gets more decorating here than Christmas. The Sunday before Halloween we carve pumpkins and make caramel apples and drink cider. Even tho my boys are teenagers, they still are more than willing for the 'Sunday before Halloween' festivities.

What a great prize, I would love to win.

Lynda said...

I loved carving pumpkins with my son and preparing costumes. I love the little ones that come 'trick or treating'.

Anonymous said...

that would be carving pumpkins with the family. We try to get more and more creative every year with scenes and faces. One year the local paper came by! Sur would love to hav those stamps!

TracyeN said...

I like watching my husband carve the pumpkin with my two sons. I take a picture every year of this big event between father and sons.

Virginia said...

We go to a local pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins. This includes a hay ride to the patch and cider and hot chocolate and goodies after. We also go to our local nursery for Octoberfest. They have a scavenger hunt, pumpkin painting, crafts, and we get to see all the fall flowers.

Kristy said...

Fall is my favorite season! I like visiting the Farmer's Market for fresh apples, crunching the leaves under my feet while going for a walk, drinking hot cider with glazed doughnuts, having that first piece of pumpkin pie of the season. Love it all!

whidbey said...

i love booing, picking out pumpkins and decorating for"falloween"!

Robyn said...

My daughter's birthday is November 1st and we have always done a halloween themed party with everyone in costumes. The only thing that does not follow the theme is her cake. Last year it was Spiderman. This in one of my favorite parts of halloween

Denise said...

My favorite Halloween tradition is fairly new. For the last 3 years, my husband and I have taken our now 5 year old grandson out to get a pumpkin. When we get back, our grandson tells my husband what he wants carved on it. He went through a long period where everything was about dinosaurs so my husband carved a wonderful T-Rex one year and a bracchiosaurus the next. We put them outside on Halloween with a candle inside and they look great! I hope this is a tradition we can continue for many years to come.

Julie Hughes said...

My favorite tradition is helping my four children carve jack o laterns each year.

msfitzie said...

We used to take polaroid snap shots of the kids as they came to our door and then would give the pictures to the Moms and Dads...that way they had a picture of their darlings in costume asking for candy.

Pat's Paper Passion said...

Decorating! That's my favorite Halloween activity. It gives me a chance to include those cobwebs that have formed in my house! HA!

Theresa said...

I think my favorite tradition this time of year is holiday shopping with my oldest daughter...we get up at 4AM the day after Thanksgiving and hit the stores! Even if we don't need too much, we get up and out just so we can enjoy the hustle and bustle....The other favorite tradition is watching my hubby and youngest daughter carve the pumpkin for Halloween! It is "THEIR THING" and I would never intrude...they have such fun doing it together...but I am right there snapping away on my camera so I can remember they fun they had all year long.

Candisue said...

My favorite is helping the kids carve their pumpkins and then making pumpkin seeds in the oven. We always cut up lots of pumpkins to have lots of seeds.

Carol Fleming said...

My favorite Fall traditions are; getting out all the decorations (I love Halloween decorations), planning our costumes, making caramel apples....YUM!!!!, and planning/making class treats.
And ALWAYS a trip to the pumpkin patch.....that's the best!!!

Carol

Suz said...

What a great card and great set! My favorite tradition for Hallow'een is to make cards for all of my grandbabies (14 with one on the way!) and then to scrapbook pics of them in their Hallow'een costumes. I know I'm their grandmother and all that, but they are sooo cute! They range in age from 13 to 2 so I have lots of opportunity to try new things for each of them!

Susan Sucher said...

I like making the kids costumes, and carving pumpkins. We also enjoy the all saints day party at church.

Kathy said...

Cute card and what a cute stamp set!!!!!!!!

My favorite fall thing to do is to go to a football game and tailgate. Dh and I both went to UCLA and the Rosebowl is the most awesome place to tailgate ever!!!!!! Even though we're not in Southern California any longer, we get down there as often as possible to tailgate and enjoy the games. There's nothing like a gorgeous day, spending time with friends, bbqing, and then watching some football.

snowmom13 said...

ME, ME, Me!!! I want it!!! LOL!
I love to go to the apple orchard to get apples, and cider doughnuts, and cider and pumpkins and....! I LOVE Fall!!
Thanks for the great blog candy!
Anette (snowmom13)

Latisha said...

We do so many things for fall...lets see, I re-do my flower beds and plant mums. We take the kids to a corn maze, most corn mazes have pumpkin patches so we get our pumpkins there as well. I put out my outdoor fall decorations like hay, scarcrows and pumpkins. The night we carve our pumpkins we clean off the seeds and bake them. If the town we live in (hubby is in the navy) has a haunted house or garden, we normally will take the kids to that. The night of Halloween I never cook, we order Pizza. On Thanksgiving since we are far away from family we have single sailors over for a homecooked meal, since they can't be home also. I can go on and on about all of our traditions but I will stop here lol >"<

tyreiko said...

The last few years my husband and I have been buying several pumpkins and carving them at my parents house. It's such good fun to see what we all come up with. The best part is digging out the pumpkin guts! =)

Merveilleuse said...

A friend of mine is from a farm, and every year she brings to town pumpkins that were grown on her farm. Then we get about 10 people together and we all carve pumpkins. I look forward to that every year.

tami w. said...

I love your blog. My fav. fall tradition is going to the apple orchard and buying apples and getting cider. i like to buy hot cider and an apple dessert. I love to buy pumpkins too and decorate my house for Halloween. Love to carve the pumpkins too and light them up. I'm really loving the Martha S. Halloween goodies at Micheal's too. Thanks and I love Rubber Soul stamps very much. I've read some really nice comments about the owners on the Internet.

Sherrie said...

My fav Halloween thingy to do`s- are Carving pumkin competition, Dressing up and doing face painting on myself and boyfriend. Having Halloween parties dressing up as a witch and decorating the house and doing a `Halloween` quiz part of the party tradition- Winner gets loads of candy and decides what scary movie we watch!! Also we watch- Most haunted live-mwhaaaa!!!

Pamm Bonn said...

There are a million! Going to my "neighborhood" pumpkin patch, raking up leaves into piles...just to jump in 'em!, iced pumpkin bars, making a big batch of chili, riding my horse through the fall decorated trees then making a big camp fire and drinking hot mulled cider!!!!!!!!YUM! Love the smells, sounds and sights of fall and Halloween!!!!

Pamm

Jane R said...

What a cute set of stamps for Halloween! I just love fall...cooler days and beautiful colors. One of my favorite things is dressing up for Halloween. I work at a preschool, so we all get to act like kids and pull out our favorite costumes!

Jane

Shannon Wyman said...

My favourite halloween/fall tradition is filling all the candle holders with pumkin and cinnamon smelling candles! I love it!

I'd like to start a tradition of going on haunted hay rides too, we have friends that do it and say it's the highlight of season for them.

Thank-you for the fantastic card instructions!

Amanda said...

Oh, I'm so glad I just ordered the slit punch. now I can make this card.

My absolute tradition is making jack-o-lanterns. I used to make them with other people's children, now I can make it with my own. nice...

I try to get a farm trip in there to pick out our pumpkins. Pumpkins DO NOT grow in the store. lol

Katie said...

For halloween, we always take our kids back to our small hometown in Washington state and go trick-or-treating with my parents, grandparents and close friends. It's one of the most fun nights of the year!

Anonymous said...

I always passed out hot spiced cider to the parents after giving the kids a treat. It never seemed to fail that we had a brisk evening in Ohio for trick-or-treating!

Doreen

mishkismom said...

My favorite Halloween tradition is to spook up my house and get into my costume so I can have as much fun answering the door for the wee ones as they do coming to the door! I will admit I wish I were short enough to pretend I was a wee one so I could be out there too! lol

imteresa said...

Oh, I'm trying to start an annual tradition of making Halloween treats. They're just so cute!

Jan Larson said...

Cute card! My favorite fall tradition is watching my husband carve pumpkins with my girls. He takes the design part pretty seriously, while my girls prefer to play with the pumpkin goop!

MWIT said...

Thank you for the instructions. :) My favorite fall tradition is having Thanksgiving with my dad. Our birthdays are only 4 days apart around Thanksgiving, so we celebrate together and share cake.

My favorite Halloween tradition is carving a pumpkin and now that I have a dog, I've started making his costumes. Some may think this is crazy, but it's fun for me since I don't have kids yet! :)

Anonymous said...

Me...me! Pick me!

Adorable card!!!!

Gloria

Little Bits of Everything said...

Once the fall weather kicks in the air is cool and crisp we take the kids to a near by orchard for apple pickin. Then that night we make up a big batch of homemade apple sauce to eat and give as little gifts to friends!

Trish said...

I'm Canadian so Thanksgiving comes early for us. Me, my mom and my sis-in-law all have birthdays on Thanksgiving weekend so we all celebrate everything at once. Also, our quilting stores hold a fall shop hop (which I just got home from!) Even though I rarely have time to quilt anymore, I still can't resist the shop hop! - Trish

Jackie W. said...

I love to decorate for both Halloween and Fall! Love this time of year! Having Thanksgiving dinner with my family is the best!

Molly said...

I love fall! We go to pumpkin patches and of course roast the seeds after it's carved. We also have a tradition of going to a local corn maze. We really enjoy this time of year.

Julie L said...

My favorite fall tradition is a visit to the apple orchard!

Susan said...

My favorite halloween thing is taking my grandkids trick or treating. Susan

Sherrie said...

My favorite fall/Halloween tradition would have to be to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Love seeing the kids in their costumes!

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bree said...

as with every holiday, i love to decorate and create. i love the looks on peoples faces when they see how ive made the house look every year.

Lynn said...

Corn mazes are my favorite fall tradition. I can't wait to go through one this year!

Trudi said...

Favorite tradition has turned been to take my 2 children to the pumpkin patch and to spend the whole day there...go through the corn maze, ride the tractor/trailor to the patch, pick out the perfect pumpkins, scars and all and haul them home! I also love taking them trick or treating...I have more fun watching them than they do looking at their "treasures"! We eventually put all the candy in one big bowl for the family to share!!!!!!! Of course, for ME...the crafting is fun...this is when I ATTEMPT to mail out my thank yous to customers since we all get "lost" during the holidays, this is a time for me to be ahead of the game!

I enjoy your blog,

Trudi

Jodi said...

We always bake tons of CREEPY goodies. The kids get so involved and love it. Our favorite is probably the bloody finger cookie.

It's a simple sugar cookie rolled into the shape of a finger- then you "carve" the wrinkles into it. Then after you bake them, you put red frosting on the nail bed and a slivered almond for the fingernail. They look creepy but they taste great! Even the older kids have fun with it!

Jodi
jodi_pegram@hotmail.com

Bev Breisinger said...

I just LOVE halloween. We all gather at my house now, my sisters triplet girls (3yrs old) and my kids. My kids and brother-in-law like to scare the neighbors. I used to make my boys costumes - the "working mom guilt", but they were always something unique. One year my eldest was a paint can and won $5 in the township costume parade. We always have such fun - rain, warm, or even SNOW!!

Thanks for offering these stamps and offering your card/instructions!

Angela Lemmons said...

I LOVE to take my daughter to the pumpkin patch for a hayride, especially if it's cool and sunny, a rare combo in TN in October! I also love picking out a Halloween costume for my DD and setting up our fall display of pumpkins, hay bales, Indian corn, and mums. You should see how fat those little squirrels get after eating all that corn!! Have you ever seen a squirrel wobble? I HAVE!!!!

Lorri said...

Carving pumpkins and then roasting the seeds...

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

Thanks so much for posting directions on how to make your reverse pocket card. I finally get it now! LOL!

My favorite traditions? Hmmm...I have so many as fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love to go to the pumpkin patch with my boys to pick out a pumpkin, I love decorating the house for fall and Halloween, baking pumpkin cookies and pumpkin bars, picking out Halloween costumes for the kids, carving pumpkins, Boo at the Zoo, etc.

Way too many to list but I had to give it a try!

Linda

Cammy404 said...

Thanks for sharing!
My favorite thing to do with my family is have a big dinner! My favorite is the apple pie with vanilla ice cream! Yummy! My family is starting a new thing with having the kids go out and pick their own pumpkin. (There used to be jsut the 2 of us, now it's grown to "4"...so lots of new traditions to start...

rachelM said...

Our favorites include picking pumpkins from a pumpkin patch and carving them and roasting the seeds. Burning my pumpkin/spice candles and using my crockpot for quick and easy comfort meals. But my favorite thing is watching my son (4) parade around in his little dinosaur outfit that finally fits him. He's plays in it every couple of days hope it lasts until Halloween> BTW- I love your Blog!!

pegggy lee said...

Super cute card and great tutorial! Favorite tradition is carving pumpkins with the kids and getting them dressed up for trick or treating. Thanks for all the inspiration you share here!!

Amy said...

My favorite Halloween tradition is eating all the extra candy after the kids have come by :-).

Adrian said...

My kids love hay mazes or corn mazes and my older son usually works as a vampire in the local haunted house. There's also a nursery nearby that puts up a cute display. Me, I like going up to the mountains to see the pretty leaves and hike in the crisp Fall air. Everyone loves carving pumpkins. We usually have to buy a dozen or so to keep everyone happy.

yenny said...

I love Halloween and Christmas the most...I love going to the craft stores and sifting through all the cute little decorations to put in the house. I love making Halloween treat bags, homemade costumes, Christmas cards, and decorative wrapping paper. Most of all, I love to just spend the time taking pictures of the kids and family doing all these things together. :)

Alisa said...

Our favorite tradition as a family is to gather up all the family, kids, moms, dads, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents and then spend the day at the pumpkin patch. We pick out pumpkins, go on hay rides, ride ponies and the kids their faces painted and eat lost of junk food. It's such a great time. Thanks for your SOOOO cute cards. Love them all!

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