Whimsical Art for Halloween

Today I was hoping to share with you the cross-stitch pattern for October. I teased it on Instagram a few weeks ago and I was so excited for what I had planned. It was going to be sassy and whimsical and perfect for Halloween.

And as I prepared to work on the sample, this conversation went down:

Tess: Ooooh…. I LOVE that green thread!

Me: Thanks! You can have it when I’m done with my project.

Tess: No thanks! That stuff is a PAIN to work with.

**blink, blink**

I wish I could say that I didn’t fight with the floss for over an hour before bending my needle and deciding my daughter possesses wisdom far beyond my years.

Although what I had come up with in an hour was turning out so cute… sometimes you need to head back to the drawing board to find an easier way. At least I can happily say that I’ve got something awesome in store for you… next Halloween.

But that’s not to say that I don’t have something awesome in store for TODAY.

Last week Tyson picked up these offbeat greeting cards because he thought the artwork was amazing and would be something our daughter would enjoy.

Artistic Greeting Cards | Storypiece.net

That’s one of the perks of being married to an artist. Sometimes he finds and brings home the coolest things.

We all love the whimsical and quirky style of these greeting cards and I decided to frame them so that we can enjoy them each year as a part of our regular Halloween décor.

Antique Style Picture Frames | Storypiece.net

I found these frames that I think are the perfect compliment to the artwork.

Simply cut your cards to fit the frame and display your new artwork.

Framed Greeting Card Art | Storypiece.Net

Art can be found in unexpected places and if you’ve ever received a card that you absolutely love, why not frame it?

Greeting Card Artwork to Frame | Storypiece.net

I go back and forth trying to decide which character is my favorite.

I think it’s the old bird man…

Old Bird Man | Storypiece.net

…no… it’s definitely the birthday girl…

Halloween Artwork | Storypiece.net


…I’m just glad I don’t have to decide and can enjoy this whimsical artwork without bending any more needles.

Whimsical Greeting Card Artwork | Storypiece.net