This morning my kids were excited to open the cute gift bag left on our doorstep — we’d been “BOO’d!” If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain…
At Halloween, there is a neighborhood game that involves making up some cute treats, taking them to a friend’s house, and leaving the treats along with a poem and a “BOO” sign. Here’s the poem:
The air is cool the season fall
Soon Halloween will come to all
The spooks are after things to do
In fact, a spook brought this to you
“BOO” is a shield from witching hour
Just hang it up and watch its power
On your front door is where it works
It wards off spooks and scary jerks
The treats that came with crypted note
Are yours to keep, enjoy them both
The power comes when friends like you
Will copy this and make it TWO
Then others here among our friends
Will give warm fuzzies that do not end
We’ll all have smiles upon our face
No one will know who “BOO”ed whose places
Just one short day to work your spell
Or a big ZAP will strike your tail
And don’t forget a nifty treat,
Like something cute or something sweet
Please join fun, let’s really hear it
And spread some “BOO”s and Halloween spirit.
So you copy the poem and the sign, hang your own “BOO” sign in the window so your neighbors know you’ve already played, and take treats to two more of your neighbors.
Of course I had to make something stamped to take to my neighbors 😉 So in addition to the homemade soft pretzels (yum!) I stamped a couple of quick cards to add to the package:
To make the cards, I folded a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock in half, then cut it with my Top Note Big Shot die so that the fold was inside the cutting edge. The fold doesn’t get cut but the rest of the card does, and these cute notes are the result!
The Designer Series Paper is from the Cast-A-Spell pack, and I also used the pumpkin image from the Autumn Harvest stamp set. I watercolored the image using my Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Earth Elements pack) and my AquaPainter–definitely my favorite way to watercolor. And it’s pretty easy, too… last fall I had about 250 kids use my AquaPainters with this stamp set, and both the kids and the AquaPainters survived 🙂 (check out that event here)
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Stamps: Autumn Harvest (110372), Sweet Season (116471)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Paper: Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper (115677),
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Top Note Die (113463), Wide Oval Punch (112082), Watercolor Wonder Crayons (106696), AquaPainter (103954)