Monday, October 5, 2015


Hello there! Back again with another primitive card for you made with the set Howl-o-ween Treat. I started with a Basic Black base and added a piece of Sweet Li'l Things DSP that I paper-pierced with the Essentials Paper-piercing Template, Mat & Tool. I distressed the edges with my Paper Snips and used a Sponge Dauber in Crumb Cake ink to age it. I added faux stitching using a Basic Black Project Life Journaling Pen.

I cut out the pumpkin using the Ovals Framelits and Cajun Craze Cardstock. I used Soft Suede for his nose and Always Artichichoke for the stem. I used Crumb Cake for the fence and used the Hardwood Background Stamp in Crumb Cake ink to add texture. I used Basic Black Cardstock for the crow using the Bird Builder Punch and Hello Honey Cardstock for his beak. I used the Large Oval Punch for the moon. I added small black circles made with the Owl Builder Punch under his googlie eyes.

I used the Washi Tape Punch in Crumb Cake for the sign and fenceposts and used the Paper-piercing Mat & Tool to poke holes in the posts. I colored Mini Brads with a black Sharpie and attached the posts with Dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped with Basic Black Archival ink. I finished it off with a Linen Thread bow.

I kinda thought I was done with Halloween and going to move on to Thanksgiving, but maybe I'm not ready yet.

My father-in-laws birthday was Saturday and he really makes 84 look good! Our newspaper featured an article about him and his volunteer work announcing high school football for 41 years! You couldn't pay me to sit through 1 game, and they didn't pay him to sit through 41 years worth of games, lol. They found a treasure in him:)

I found a long frame and covered the backing with Basic Grey Cardstock. I carefully adhered the newspaper to the cardstock with SNAIL. I then made a banner using retired Elegant Eggplant DSP and the Banners Framelits. I stamped the letters in Elegant Eggplant with a retired alphabet and punched them out with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I added a Basic Grey border underneath using a 1 3/8" Circle Punch. I attached them with Dimensionals. I used the Paper-piercing Mat & Tool to poke holes through the tops and strung Whisper White Baker's Twine through. I made a medallion using Basic Grey, Elegant Eggplant & Basic Black Cardstock and added an Antique Brad.

I found an image of the mascot and printed it off. I cut off the grey part, traced around it onto Basic Grey Cardstock and cut it out. I repeated the process with Elegant Eggplant Cardstock and adhered it to the Basic Grey with Liquid Tombow. There was some advertising at the bottom, so I covered it with retired DSP.

He was really happy and honored with the birthday present, and said he couldn't be more proud...and I said no, we couldn't be more proud of you:)  I have a really fun project to share again tomorrow and you're not gonna wanna miss out, so make sure to stop back! Thanks so much for coming by:)


  1. OH, Laura, how heartwarming! I am touched by your sweet story (and FIL)!!! TFS!

  2. He is pretty amazing:) Thanks so much for reading it:)

  3. OK, now I can't decide which Primitive Card I like better. I may have to skip housecleaning this weekend and try my hand at these. So inspiring. Also, the story about your Father-In-Law was so touching And your presentation of the story was beautiful. I'm sure he will treasure it.

  4. Aww thank you Carol for such kind words~they're truly appreciated:)