Are you girls ready for MCM #2?  Usually it will be a bit of an afternoon treat, but I was so excited to show you what I made using today’s steal, the American Crafts Halloween Kit, that I thought I would post a little bit early.

First things first…let’s talk about cards.  All of us on our Facebook Fan Page were absolutely thrilled and delighted with the abundance of gorgeous cards that were posted for us to swoon over!  The introduction to Monday Card Madness was definitely a hit!

Starting this week I will provide you with a sketch to follow for inspiration in creating your card. While you can adapt this sketch to any size card that you’d like, I went with the standard size of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″

This weeks sketch is simple, but has dimension due all of the layering.  The key to creating a card with lots of layers is to build from the bottom up, adhering the pieces of paper to your card base as you go.   I used papers from the American Crafts Halloween kit and picked out some prints that made me happy!  Truly, what’s not to love about those skeleton heads and the polka dots!  I added a little black ink to the edges of the solid orange paper just to give it a little more punch.  Add some buttons and you’ve got the perfect Halloween card to give to someone that you love with all of your guts.  Maybe I will even make another to give to my hunny as we met on Halloween almost TWENTY ONE years ago.  Yikes.  Where has the time gone?

As far as this card goes, I will be giving it to a random winner along with all of the first 4 weeks of MCM cards.  All that you will need to do is create your own card, post it on our Facebook Fan Page and then  post a comment on the MCM blog post that pertains to your creation that you did it, and after the 4 weeks I will pick a random winner from all of the posts to send my cards out to!

I LOOOOOOOOOOVED that today’s kit came with 2 sheets of the glitter Thickers embellishments.  Since I have already scrapped quite a few Halloween pages, I thought it would be so much fun to make a game for my children, or even for their school Halloween parties.  (Yes…somehow I’m helping out with 2 of them.  LOL!)   What child doesn’t love a memory game?  And how can anyone resist such a cute Halloween one that sparkles!

This game was SO easy to make.  I chose several different sheets of papers and cut the cards to 3 x 4″.  I used the solids as the backside only because I liked the challenge of having less similar patterns to choose from since some of the papers have the same colored backsides.

To make it easier for smaller children you could add the embellishments to the same print of paper so that there are less choices to make overall.  I decided to make everything random as I will be using this for my 4th graders class.

Super easy!  Super quick!  Super fun!  And my kids already love it!