Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A Retired Halloween!

I don't typically make very many Halloween cards unless I'm helping my mom. She has about 40-too-many things going on right now but she has two aunts that could seriously use some Halloween cheer. Neither ever married, one has stayed home much of the Covid year and the other is in a rest home, and we know she's not getting any visitors of any kind. So, I had my little one color some halloweeny pictures of her choice and I made a card to send both of them! Their sister, my grandmother, is why my mom sends Halloween cards in the first place! 

I didn't buy any of the new Halloween things, and I don't have anything current at all to use, so how handy was it that the Retro Rubber Challenge was to do black, orange and white when I had to use long-retired stamps to make my cards? haha! 
Stamps: Sparkly Seasons, Happy Scenes (both retired, both released in 2015)
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie card stocks
Accessories: Dimensionals, Seasonal Frames Dies (retired) 

This second card still works perfectly with the Retro Rubber Challenge, but it also uses the photo inspiration from Inkspirational Challenges, with the trees and the witch. This time I used a witch hat from the Paper Pumpkin kit that came in Sept 2016.
Stamps: Happy Scenes (released in 2015), Paper Pumpkin 2016 (both retired)
Ink: Memento Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Whisper White, Basick Black & Pumpkin Pie card stocks
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blend Marker

And they're going in the mail today! 


  1. Love both your Halloween cards! Great use of your older supplies. (Most of my Halloween supplies are just as old!) Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  2. Well, I bet these two ladies will be thrilled to receive these cards, both are beautifully done, I'm so happy you used your older stuff to join us at the RETRO RUBBER challenge, that's what we love, to see you guys use your stash.
    Thank you for playing along.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  3. Love your cards and your take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

  4. These are both adorable...I was thinking about that Happy Scenes stamp just the other day! The aunts will love them! So happy you shared this with us at Retro Rubber this week!


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