I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oh so scary...

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Well, it is October 18th, and all the costumes have been made for my niece and nephews Halloween adventure. Halloween was my favorite holiday growing up, but now I live vicariously through the trick-or-treating costumed children in my neighborhood. When I thought about a cute Halloween card, I thought of using a black cat. Black cats, can be scary though, so I wanted a more cutesy cut for my nephews. And I found just that at 
Designs on Cloud 9

The first thing I did was cut out the cat. She is beautiful! Next, I wanted to go for a background paper with all Halloween sayings on it, but I did not have anything like that in my stash, so I used my new Cricut Explore to print this Halloween word collage and then cut it as BG paper. The spider web die cut was sitting in my little stash box, so I grabbed that for the corner. 

The last few steps were just layering colors, and popping up the cat for dimension. Super easy. Definitely check out all of the Halloween cut files at Designs on Cloud 9 .

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Challenges Entered:
Craft for the Craic: Halloween
Cut it Up Challenges: Colors
Stuck on U Sketches: Anything Autumn
Paula Holifield Crafts: BOO.
Crafts Galore: Something Scary
Dies R Us: Halloween
Ladybug Crafts: Autumn or Halloween
Cosmic Strawberry: Colors
Pile it On: Use 2 or more Die Cuts


  1. OMG how cute is this card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HALLOWEEN’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. This is just an adorable Halloween card & your cat is probably the sweetest one I have seen. Nothing scary about him at all! Love the dies & design. Thanks for joining our Halloween challenge at Dies R Us!

  3. Very cute card..love the kitty and background! Thank you for joining us at "Dies R Us" for our Halloween" challenge!
    Diane DRU DT

  4. Hey Faith! Super sweet Halloween card. That kitty is just adorable! Thanks for joining us for our Halloween challenge #12.
    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  5. Gorgeous card Faith. Love that puss-cat. Thank you so much for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month :o) xx

  6. Absolutely ADORABLE! Thanks for linking up at Cut it Up. ~DT Janis

  7. Your card is quite Spooktacular your nephews are so going to love it and they will be Faboolously surprised. Definitely a very Wicked Awesome creative job!! YOU ROCK!!

  8. Hi, Faith! I love what you did with the Halloween Kitty file. She's so pretty!!

    Thank you for joining us for our Purple, Orange, Lime Green with Black challenge at Cut it Up!


  9. This is simply adorable. Love the kitty. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On.
    Tracey, DT

  10. I love this card Faith! The cat is too cute. The eyes are so beautiful. I also love your background. You did a great job and thanks for joining us over at SOUS.

  11. Nooo! This witch-black cat is simpy adorable! Great card!
    See you soon at SOUS.

  12. Love your cat! Thanks for participation in the Dies R Us "Halloween" Challenge!

  13. Super cute!!! I think I recognize that spider web! Thanks for playing along at SOUS!

  14. Thank you for wonderful halloween posts. I read you all post. I am sharing with my friends also. Happy halloween.
    Halloween SMS 2014
    Halloween Messages 2014
    Halloween Quotes 2014

  15. Super cute.......love the halloween word background! Thanks for sharing this with us at SouS

  16. Great halloween card! Like that corner spider web.
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SOUS! Hope to see you play with us again this week Die Cut new challenge :D


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