I am not one for Halloween. I never was a good parent as far as this holiday goes when my children were little. I always hated the thought of dressing my kids up in costumes and dragging them (or should I say them dragging me) door to door gathering candy from strangers. I did it mostly because it was the right thing to do so they would have some of the same good childhood memories I have when it comes to trick-or-treating. The terrible parent in me always viewed it as a hassle, and I still do. No, I don’t have to take my kids door-to-door anymore. They are too big for that. If it wasn’t for my husband, I wouldn’t buy Halloween candy and hand it out. I guess you could say I am the “Halloween Grinch” or witch…I make no apologies…it is just how I feel. Give me any other holiday, and I will do it up big, but I never liked Halloween. Until I saw this adorable stamp set! It is called Toil & Trouble from Stampin’ Up!’s holiday catalog. Take a look.
Here’s what I used on this card.
Toil & Trouble stamp set 131724-w or 131727-c
Witches Brew Designer Series Paper 132185
Basic Black Card Stock 121045
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock 105117
Black Stazon 101406
Whisper White Craft Ink 101731
2 1/2″ Circle Punch 120906
2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch 118874
Decorative Label Punch 120907
Apothecary Accents Framelit 127003
What do you think? I think I am going to have to make a few more Halloween cards for the “little people” in my life and a few of the bigger ones too. It was fun doing this one, and I have a few other stamp sets that I want to try out. Sometimes it takes growing older to realize how “dumb” we were when we were younger. I realize now I should have enjoyed this holiday a little more with my children. Hopefully, their childhood memories of this day are better than the ones I have of their childhood on this holiday. Until next time…
Don’t sweat the silly stuff!
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