Monday, October 21, 2013
Trick or Tweet!
Costume shopping used to be so fun and easy. When the kids were little, I could dress them in whatever costumes I fancied. Ladybugs, Jack-o-lanterns, peacocks, anything! Then the girls got older and they discovered the Disney princesses, and all that they wanted to be for Halloween was to be a princess. I was okay with that, for after all, who doesn't love a princess?
Then the girls grew up and not only do they not want to be a Disney Princess anymore, they have outgrown kiddie costumes altogether. Costume shopping isn't much fun when nothing could fit you. Kiddie costumes are too small and anything else are either too long or too big. Shopping for Halloween costumes is suddenly beginning to feel more like a chore. :(
I was thinking about the kids' costumes when I decided that shopping for them was too hard and it was more fun to play with my Cameo instead. Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, I made another hybrid card- the card base was print-and-cut while the main subject was cut out of colored cardstock and paper-pieced.
Because the sentiment and card base were all print-and-cut, the card actually came together quite quickly. It was easier to dress the birdie than it is to shop for the girls! I wonder if I could do the same for them- just buy a couple of hats and tell them that they would all be witches for Halloween.
Now, wouldn't that be easy?!
Bird: Seasons Tweetings Christmas Countdown Cut Its
Bucket: Zander Play Cut Its
Hat: Veggie Heads Dress Up Cut Its
Background: Halloween Town Paper Pack
Sentiment: LDJ Scarecrow Scrawl font
plus Corner Chomper