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So, I had a lovely day in Manhattan yesterday! I met my friend Kim for Breakfast, we went to the diner and then I headed over to see my friends Joe and Penny. I had a nice visit with them. After, I called Kim so we could meet downtown, she was finishing up her laundry so I walked down Broadway to 72nd Street to wait to hear from her so I could jump on the Subway. There is a nice park there outside the Subway Station. I sat there with my headphones on listening to Sam Smith and just soaking up the sun and taking in all of the people walking by. I have to say that I haven’t just sat and “been” for a while and it felt wonderful. I need to remember to do that more often, especially once the weather gets warmer again. After Kim text me I jumped on the Subway and headed downtown. I had to pick up something that they were holding for me at The Ink Pad and then we headed over to The Hummus and Pita Company for a late lunch. I got home around 6:30 and remembered that I had some cards to make so I sat down and crafted for a bit before calling it a night. I do have a few pictures for you today. The first one is on Broadway. They have benches in the between the north and south sides of the street so I sat on one of those for a bit.

Broadway & 89th

Next is a picture of the Broadway and 72nd Street Subway entrance. This is where I sat and listened to my music.

Broadway & 72nd Station

You can see from the pictures what a gorgeous day it was, I have to admit that it was very hard to get up from that bench!

Today is Monday so that means that it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This time Jaydee has a Halloween theme for us…

Paper Players #216

I have made quite a few Halloween cards this year using stuff from the new catalog so I decided to dust off an oldie but goodie for this one. My card begins with a base of Basic Gray Card Stock. The first layer of my background is a piece of Basic Black. I used the Homemade Holiday Framelits to cut out three houses from the Black. I then stamped the images from the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set in Versa-Mark Ink on Smoky Slate and heat embossed them with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. They too are cut out with the Homemade Holiday Framelits and put back into the negatives on the Black. Over the top is a piece of Vellum Card Stock. All of my images are from the “Vintage” Fang-tastic Stamp Set and are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with my Skin Tones Assortment, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. I used my Paper Snips to cut them all out and adhered them to the Velum with SNAIL. The greeting is from the And Many More Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I adhered the Vellum to the card with SNAIL carefully placed behind the images. I love the depth that the Vellum gives the card, almost like fog and makes the houses seem further back and the stamp set is just too cute! I hope you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Halloween theme from Jaydee. I love having you stop by to see what I have been up to and I hope that you have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 216-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home Photopolymer and And Many More and Fang-tastic (Vintage) Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White and Tangerine Tango (Vintage)

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers: Skin Tones Assortment, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Homemade Holiday

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips and SNAIL


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28 responses »

  1. Very cool card, Justin! I just love these little Halloween trick-or-treaters!!! And the spooky houses in the background are a great finishing touch!

  2. Cute little Halloween characters Justin – clever backround effect with the houses too! Have a great day!

  3. Good morning Justin. I am loving the Christmas cards and this Halloween card too. The pictures from your visit into Manhattan are great. I enjoy looking at them with my morning coffee. Have a wonderful day.

  4. Rosanne Mulhern

    Hi Justin, this card is over the top cute. You are so creative when it comes to using vellum. The effect it creates is perfect for this card. Also, you have MASTERED coloring with blendabilities. Thanks for sharing your day in NYC….always love those pictures. Hope your Monday is a good one.

    • Hello Roseanne!
      Yeah! Thanks very much! I love the little kids in their costumes! Vellum is one of my favorite things, as I’m sure you can tell! The coloring is the best part!! I appreciate you coming by to see what I am up to so happy to share my pics with you! Monday is pretty good so far! Enjoy the rest of yours!:-)

  5. Good Morning Justin. The Manhattan blog was such enjoyable reading and I can relate to being aware of enjoying the moment. It does take a conscious effort but it is so worth it. It did look like a gorgeous fall day in NYC.
    This Halloween card is really imaginative. Putting those characters together with those Victorian looking houses is ingenious. What a great card! Thanks so much.

    • Hello Marty!
      I really did have a very nice day in the city yesterday! I definitely need to have more “moments”. It was a lovely day! I wish the rest of the year could be like yesterday! So happy that you enjoyed the card! I love that stamp set! Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

  6. Good Morning Justin:

    What a fun, fun, fun card! How perfect for a younger child. The images are cute instead of scary and, believe it or not, those type of cards are hard to come by. I know because for years I got Halloween cards for the Hub’s grandchildren and two of them were afraid of the monster images. I love the way you did the houses. I knew when I saw that set that there would be a gazillion ways to use them. AND that kitten is the cutest little stamp ever!

    Thanks for sharing your day in Manhattan with us once again. I love looking at the architecture in the city. Every building is different and has it’s own story. I cannot imagine being one of the iron workers working on the 100th floor and looking down. I get vertigo just thinking about it! LOL And add to that the fact that the subway is running under these massive structures and it’s really amazing.

    Have yourself a fantastic week this week. and again, thanks

    • Hi there Grace!
      Thank you! Yes, it is hard to find non-scary Halloween cards but the little characters in this set are just cute! Velum is s o good for so many different things! Love it!
      I’m like you, I love to just take everything in while I am walking around. I have pictures of the iron workers on the tops of building from back then! I don’t think I could have done that either! I think it’s neat how you can feel the subway going by underneath! You have a great week too my friend! 🙂

  7. Hi Justin! Wow! I love this card! You did another fantastic job with the coloring on this! Such a cute layout and I love the vellum houses. It does look a little foggy. So clever. Unbelievable paper-snipping as well! I love seeing your pics of the city! Looks like it was a gorgeous day. Glad you were able to sit and take it all in. We should all do that more often! Have a wonderful day!

    • Hello Karen!
      Thanks very much! I had fun coloring in the little kiddies and that the first time I used the Flesh Tones Markers. Vellum is just cool don’t you think?! You know that I love some fussy cutting! LOL!
      It was definitely a beautiful day in the city and I so enjoyed sitting in the park! Yes, we definitely should all do that more often!
      Enjoy the rest of your day! 🙂

  8. So, so cute! Great combo of stamp sets. Needless to say I love the little kitty best 🙂

  9. Adorable card. I’ve got to dig out those little guys!

  10. Gorgeous card!

  11. cute card, I was wondering where the trick or treaters were from, so went back to read the recipe, must be because its Monday 😉

  12. Justin, cute card! You did a great job coloring the kids. 🙂

  13. You come up with the best cards, Justin! I love this one, and so perfect for Jaydee’s challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at The paper Players!

  14. Look at that sky, just beautiful. Yep, i too need to remember to stop going occasionally and just enjoy, relax. Easier said then done. Great card, its fun to bring out old sets and play

    • Yes, it was a gorgeous day in the city Linda! We all need to stop and just be more often, I felt great after I did that! It definitely is easier said than done but we just need to make it happen! Thank you! Love my Vintage goodies!! 🙂

  15. Justin, I love the little neighborhood you created for your fang-tastic trick or treaters! Especially love the vellum overlay and your coloring is to “dye” for!! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!


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