Halloween Dominates October

Hello Everyone!

I’ve been working on a 13 Days of Halloween Cards series and what a work out it has been!  This is my first Halloween Series for my YouTube channel and if I learned anything – it is to start a little earlier.  I thought 13 cards would be “no big deal”, “it’s just 13 cards”.  IF I were just making 13 cards, it really is not big deal to get done in 31 days – but to film, edit and upload is another story.  I have had great fun – I just feel this series is taking longer to do than I initially thought.

In today’s blog, I thought I would share Day 8.  I really had to think outside of the box a little because I only have 4 Halloween Stamp Sets and I feel the series may become dull if I continue to use the same images.


In today’s card, I took images from a variety of stamp sets to use as my “Trick or Treaters”.  When I was looking at my supplies, I thought “Hey, these boys and girls are perfect for my card”.

The background was originally cut to 4 1/4 inches tall x 9 inches wide.  While making the background, I trimmed it down a little to approximately 4 inches tall x 8 3/4 inches wide.  First, I cut a large circle from some scrap paper and added that to the center of my panel.  This is where my moon will be.  Next I grabbed the Mini Cloud Stencil from MFT Stamps and used the following distress inks:  tumbled glass, spun sugar, dusty concord, stormy sky and black soot to make clouds in the sky.

I then removed the scrap paper and used a warm grey copic marker (W2) to make random markings on the moon.  Antique Linen distress ink was used to finish adding a little color to the moon.

Next, I stamped Happy Halloween onto tiny tags with small alphabet stamps using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The small tags were then placed on orange and black bakers twine to create a banner.

A fence was die cut from the Rolling  Hills die by MFT and the green grassy pieces were cut using the same die.  The panel was then cut down and added to the card base using fun foam.

Now to add our characters.  Some were taller than others and they had to go to the outside as to not hide the banner.  I then used the shorter of the images in the center, being careful where to place the pirate so his sword didn’t cover the banner.

Once I have my images down, I add lots of pumpkins behind the children and work on the inside.  On the inside of the card, I added the grassy border I cut originally for the front panel and the last trick or treater that did not fit on the front.

Overall, I really love how the card came out.  It was extremely time consuming, taking over 2 hours (and most of the images were colored previously).  If you want to see how I made this card, you can head over to my YouTube Channel for more.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get inspired to rethink what is in your stash!

Supplies Used:

Mini Clouy Stencil by MFT Stamps

Distress Ink:  Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky, Antique Linen, Black Soot

Beautiful Girl (Retired) by MFT Stamps

Space Explorer by MFT Stamps

Party Like a Pirate by MFT Stamps

Mummy (Retired) By MFT Stamps

Grassy Edges Die-namics by MFT Stamps

Rolling Hills Die-namics by MFT Stamps

Newton’s Perfect Pumpkin Stamp Set by Newton’s Nook




Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month Card Kit – “Happy Fall Y’all” Blog Hop!!

September 2018 Flavor of the Month

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Happy Fall Ya’ll

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed! My favorite fall saying.
Pumpkin Spice! My favorite fall flavor.
Shorter Days! My favorite fall time.
Soup is on! My favorite food to eat when it’s cool.
Sweaters and football! My favorite time of the year.
Everything about fall is my favorite. What is yours?
If it is all about crafting check out this fabulous and
fantastic fall kit Scrapping for Less has this month.
Jump in and hop along for some great inspiration.

Kit Pictures

I am honored to be a guest designer for the September 2018 Flavor of the Month Card Kit “Happy Fall Y’all” by Scrapping for Less.  Today I am going to share the 4 cards I created using this kit.  I prefer to work within each collection when creating cards using the Flavor of the Month kits so let me show you what I created!!

Card 1 Collection 1 Sketch 2

Collection 1

This collection features “Bumblebee Marci” from La-La Land Crafts created exclusively for Scrapping for Less.  She is absolutely darling.  The pattern paper is from Scrapping for Less, the name of the paper is  “Let’s Talk Bees”.  The paper is double sided, has a smooth texture and is a nice weight.

Copic/Spectrum Noir Markers Used:

Hair:  E33, E15, E18         Lips:  R21       Flowers: R21, YG67    Wings:  Clear Wink of Stella   Skin:  E00, E33, E93        Dress:  Y06, Y15, IG4(SN), IG8(SN)

Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 4

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Collection 2 features “Scarecrow Marci” by La-La Land Crafts created exclusively for Scrapping for Less.  She has a lot of little detail and she is absolutely perfect for fall!  The double sided pattern paper is from Photo Play and it is called “Fall Breeze”

Copic/Spectrum Noir Colors:

Hat/Dress:  E33, E37, OR1(SN), GB5(SN), Y11, Y15, W2, IG4(SN)      Hair:  Y11, W2                Skin:  E00, E33, E08    Lips:  R59      Bird:  IG4(SN)  IG8(SN)    Stockings:  DG2(SN), DG4(SN)  Shoes:  E08, R59       Straw:  Y11, W2

Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch 3

Collection 3

Collection 3 features a stamp set by Scrapping for Less called “Teresa Talks Fall”.  This stamp set is amazing and features “Teresa” with her Pumpkin Spice Latte (I’m assuming).  This image is a very nice size at over 4 inches tall.  The pattern paper is “Stay Awhile” by Bo Bunny – such wonderful colors and patterns for fall.

Copic/Spectrum Noir Coloring:

Pants:  R59, IG8(SN)    Shoes:  E18    Socks:  DG2(SN)    Shirt:  DG2(SN), DG4(SN), IG4(SN)    Cup:  C3, OR1(SN), GB5(SN)     Skin:  E00, E93, E11    Hair:  Y11, W2   Lips:  R27  Eyes:  B00

Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 1

Collection 4

Another fantastic stamp set by Scrapping for Less.  This stamp set is called “Give a Hoot?”.  There are a lot of great sentiments along with this tree and small owl.  There is a large owl included in the stamp set, but I really wanted to use the googly eyes and they fit perfect on the small owl!  The double sided pattern paper is called “Amber Moon” by Prima.

Copic/Spectrum Noir Coloring:

Tree/Owl:  E33, E37, GB5(SN)   Leaves:  GB5(SN), DG2(SN), DG4(SN), E08

all 4

I had such a great time with this kit.  If you’d like to see the unboxing video, head over to my YouTube Channel.  I share what I received in my kit and a quick tutorial creating the above 4 cards.

If you’d like to get your hands on this month’s Flavor of the Month Kit, click on over to Scrapping for Less and order yours today!

Next Up is Stacy from Craft-a-Holic Momma

Be Crafty and Enjoy your Weekend!!                                                                                                 Christine

Intro/About Me

Welcome to Pattercrafts

Hello Everyone,

First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Christine and depending on when you met me in life you may also refer to me as Chrissy, Chris or Christine.

Currently I am a Floridian with Vermont roots – hoping to go back home in the near future.  While I love the warm weather and mostly sunny days here in Florida, I find the fast pace of life and the increasing numbers of people moving here to be a bit much for this small town gal.  Most of my Family is still in the New England area and it would be wonderful to be close to them again — and let’s not forget there is nothing like Autumn in Vermont!

I just celebrated my 20th wedding wedding anniversary this past May to a sweet and sarcastic man.  He is young at heart and keeps me on my toes.  We have a 19 year old son and a 17 year old daughter.  We also added a member to our family in May; an almost 2 year old dachshund/beagle mix named Indigo.  (is it year or years… I feel years is correct but I always say year)

I started my papercrafting journey in or around 2007.  I was introduced to scrapbooking by a co-worker and have been hooked ever since.  I started making cards in 2012 and haven’t gone back to scrapbooking — yet.  I absolutely LOVE making cards.

I started selling my handmade cards on Etsy in 2014 and my little shop grows there a little bit each year.  I love my little shop and I love being able to supply cards to those that love to give them but maybe do not have the time to make their own.

In 2018 I thought it would be fun to start a YouTube channel.  I have watched crafters for a long time on YouTube but when I found I couldn’t find certain videos on certain products, I decided to make my own.  Heck, if I was looking, maybe others were?  It is taking some getting used to as far as filming and editing but the community has been wonderful and so supportive.

Though crafting is my passion, I also have a regular 9-5.  I am the only employee at a Chiropractic Clinic and I mostly love my job.  If I cannot craft for a living or do medical billing from home, this is a good back up!  One perk to being the only employee is if something doesn’t get done, I only have myself to blame.  The biggest downside of being the only employee is if something doesn’t get done, I only have myself to blame.

I suppose I will close this little intro and thank you for stopping by and I wish you a very wonderful day… or night!