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GCD + Halloween Birthday Fresh

     Hey there friends! So, it's the beginning of my favorite time of year-the holiday season, starting with Halloween! I'm going to share with ya some cards that not only celebrate this festive holiday, but are also birthday cards using non-Halloween product!! A paper-crafting card maker needs to know how to st-reee-tch your product, and GCD Studios has SO many great papers that you can create for any holiday with! 

This card is super simple and easy to create with papers from my favorite collection, Splendor. Mix some paper, stamps and a little ribbon and you have a fun birthday card for any Halloween baby with one of the most popular Halloween motif ever; pumpkins!

I stamped the pumpkins on Labels and Tags paper, added a cute sentiment that mixes Birthday and Halloween fun. Finally, adding a little ribbon trim gave the card some dimension and texture.

This next card is more elegant take on a favorite color combo of orange and black. Again, I turned to my favorite collection from GCD StudiosSplendor for inspiration. 
I cut some strips from Navy Flora and Sunswept, notched them and used them to create a background.

  Then I added some fun and bright orange trim and some cardstock numbers as a play on the typical Halloween sentiment. It didn't occur to me till after the fact that this card could also work perfectly for someone who is ACTUALLY turning 31!

Well, that's it for me today! Check the blog for more amazing ideas and projects all month long!

"Halloween Wishes" Card: Splendor collection: Labels and Tags (1679), Zig Zag (1687) Other Supplies: Sentiment (Papertrey Ink). Dye Ink (Tsukineko). Alpha stickers (Lilybee). Black and white striped trim.
"31 Wishes" Card: Splendor collection: Navy Flora (1681), Sunswept (1684). Other Supplies: Sentiment (Papertrey Ink). Dye Ink (Tsukineko). Cardstock numbers (Pink Paislee). Orange twill.


  1. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!! I just had an idea of using ribbon for a bird's wing the other day--and here you go blowing me out of the water with your ribbon and pumpkins!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! You amaze me!

  2. Great idea--using the ribbon as the pumpkin stems. Very cute!

    Holly Anderson :-)


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