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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fall is Finally Here

The temperatures are in the 70's and the humidity tolerable.  Never mind that the leaves are green and I'm still wearing sandals, fall is finally here!  That means it's the season for black cats and pumpkins (and chocolate).  I made my first Halloween card of the season using Close to My Heart's Artistry Cricut cartridge and this sketch from Atlantic Heart's Sketch Challenges:

One thing to remember about cutting the cats on page 10 is that setting the dial on the same size for all of them will result in cutouts that are nowhere near the same size.  To get cats that were similar in size I cut the sitting cat at 1.75 inches, the playing cat at 1.5, and the walking cat inside at 1.25.  You may have noticed that I did not punch out the hearts.  The pumpkin can be found on page 44 and was cut at 1.25.  The paper is from the long retired Moonlight pack.  Here is the inside:

Now my husband wants me to make ten for him to give to people on his team at work!  Now why not check out some more takes on this sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges?  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Moonlight (retired), Olive (retired), Goldrush, Saffron, Black and Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Smokey Plum and Olive (both retired)
Stamps:  Holiday Tags, Eek and Shriek (both retired)
Embellishments:  Black sequins
Other:  Artistry Cricut cartridge


  1. What a fun and giggle-worthy card! I really loved the greeting inside! :) The cats are just such a great touch- love the cat playing with the punkin's curled stem! LOL Great job! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  2. Fun card...love the kitties and great use of the cricut modification of files. Adorable card inside and out. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  3. Such an adorable card... love your interpretation of the sketch! So cool! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts this week!

  4. Love the black cats, I did not eve think it would be a Halloween card until the sentiment on the inside. I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  5. I love your take on this sketch, Hansi! I always liked this paper and it's the perfect subtle background for your cold pumpkin and black cats. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.