Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trick or Treat . . . . . . . . .

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! Why do I always hear this song in my head when I see someone in costume?  Halloween is just around the corner, and although I no longer dress in costume, I remember the days when I dressed in costume for work. I worked retail, and on Halloween we always dressed in costume to entertain the customers.  By the time I got home from work, and being on my feet in my costume all day, I usually changed into my jammies and went to bed, without handing out much candy. It seems the neighborhood I grew up in, grew up with me. So, in the later years there wasn't much action, except for the house across the street.  As the kids in that house grew up, the parents started putting up a large tent, and would be the waiting spot for parents while their kids were in the neighborhood trick-or-treating. They would serve coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies to the kids and parents, and would have music playing during the festivities.  Years later when the carloads of  kids would appear in our neighborhoods, their house was always the gathering place for frivolity and fun! If I had purchased candy to hand out, and no one visited our door, I would end up delivering it to "the tent" to add to their cauldron of goodies.

Now, the neighborhood I live in  has no children. I may buy a bag of candy that I like, "just in case someone stops by!" I usually don't open my door after dark anyway, you never know who is out there anymore.  So, Halloween is not that big a deal.  I do love the art of the holiday though!

In this card, I started with a Prima large tag, and stenciled black chevron stripes on it. I then added two cat die cuts, and an image from a vintage postcard.  The tag was trimmed to fit the A2 orange card base, and I then stamped "Trick or Treat" and a tiny star down the open side of the card.

I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween, and a spooky, kooky good time!


  1. This is so beautiful, Mindy!! I love the papers and the vintage image!! What a fabulous card!!

    I don't get any trick or treaters where I live...just outside of the city. When I was growing up, we lived in the center of town and there were tons of houses to visit. Back then, you went trick or treating for two days, so we would make lists of the housed that gave the best candy, dress up differently and hit them again the second night :) Ahh, the good ol' days :) Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Orange and black for Halloween! I like the chevrons. . Clever idea to hide part of the right cat's face by the girl's hat on her tilted head! Nice shadowing on the pumpkin. Have a nice day!

  3. Pretty card...and thanks to you now I can't get that "verse" out of my!! I enjoyed reading about your past Halloweens, too!!