You’ve Been BOO’d!

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:

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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)

 

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