Monday, September 28, 2009

The Cat's Pajamas Blog Hop

It's a blog hop and I get to play!!! The Cat's Pajamas is releasing a new, clear stamp set called FRIGHT NIGHT and all of the participates in the blog hop will be using this set. (I get to play because I was a past Swanky Stamper winner)
Today's Haunted Hop includes a PRIZE giveaway!! Here's how you can win: You must leave a comment on each blog in the hop, for your chance to win this month's KITTY KAT PACK!! The Kitty Kat Pack will include:The Fright Night set, Hocus Pocus Buttons, Hocus Pocus Glitter Pack (like THIS one but spookier).
Alma will be choosing a random commenter and posting it to HER BLOG sometime on Friday, October 2nd. All of the details of this blog hop and the TCP challenge are at Susan's blog.
You possibly came to my blog from Tracy's blog. After you have looked over my creations, hop on over to Amy's blog.
I used the Card Patterns Sketch#33 from last week for my design. I love to use sketches, but maybe you know that already. I purchased these Halloween themed papers last year and I instantly knew I wanted to pull them out.
If you take a look at the Fright Night set of stamps, you will see that this great tree has a face in it. I wanted to use the adorable little owl on my tree and thought the face would be distracting so after I stamped the tree with the black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder, I took a black, permanent pen and colored in the face parts. I quickly poured clear embossing powder on the ink and it was just wet enough to hold the powder.
Notice too that the black card is from the Black Magic collection by Core'dinations. I embossed part of it with a Cuttlebug embossing plate and then sanded the embossed area and the edges of the card to expose the core of the paper.
What would Halloween be without CANDY! And what would be even better then a little gift of candy to have for party favors or as a gift to co-workers. etc. I used an origami technique to create a little box from my patterned paper and two little candy bars just fit inside.
The candy bars are wrapped with black paper and tied with a black bow.
Another stamp in this Fright Night set is the little collection of Halloween candies. I took a piece of cardstock and stamped this little set a number of times to create my own patterned paper. I quickly colored the pieces in with Copic markers. I then sprayed my piece with a couple colors of Memories Mist spray. Next I used my tag punch and just punched out the tags to tie to my candy bars.
Remember, it's off to Amy's blog now.


Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN card
Materials:Cardstock – Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/CutCardStock.com and Black Magic/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Haunted:Ominous/Cosmo Cricket
Stamps – Fright Night/The Cat’s Pajamas
Versafine black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
Scallop circle punch – PaperShapers
Memories Mist spray – Stewart Superior
Foam tape – 3M

CANDY TREAT card
Materials:Cardstock – Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/CutCardStock.com
Patterned paper – Haunted:Ominous/Cosmo Cricket and BasicGrey
Stamps – Fright Night/The Cat’s Pajamas
Versafine black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Tag punch – McGill
Ribbon

56 comments:

Darsie Bruno said...

too too cute! I love it! Happy Halloween :)

lorena b. said...

Very very cute!

Lara said...

VLove that sketch! Thanks for the inspiration!

Diana said...

So ADORE your art. Thank you for visiting my blog so often. And....for all your great comments.

Jackie said...

Too cute! What a great job with this stamp set, congrats on getting to use it!

Cheryl Nelson said...

cute, cute, CUTE!

alma said...

Wow! Love, love, love this!

Carol said...

Oh want a FUN Halloween card! That is a CUTE owl, I so agree :) - like how you embossed the background and how the layout you chose to use :) And that candy box is such a great idea; i could imagine myself using it for office goodies come Halloween! a scream! :)

mtfalco said...

The owl is my favorite! such a cute card and box!

Maureen said...

What fabulous projects! I really love that candy stamp!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Halloween creations. The little owl is cute. Great design.
Hugs
Desire

Erika M. said...

Absolutely amazing work - love the card!

Chris said...

this blog hop is giving me a hankering for some candy.

melissa :) said...

what a fun and inspiring little set!!

JenRaff said...

Too cute! Love the owl in the tree!

Sandy said...

What a cute project.

~amy~ said...

super adorable halloween projects..I love that owl!!

JaneAnn said...

My FAVORITE - I LOVE OWLS.

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

linda these are way cute! i love that core'dinations paper. i may have to find me a little bit of that stuff. it looks fun! i'm glad you got to be a part of the hop! have a fun day!

Mary Ashby said...

Oh, my. I LOVE that owl!

Linda said...

What a great card and little origami box! Love how you sanded the cardstock for the card base.

love2stamp said...

What a spooktacular card and candy favor set! Love the designer paper and sanding technique on your card, and that the box was made with an origami technique! Very cute and creative!

Jamie K said...

That is a seriously fabulous framing technique look. I likes...

Monkichi said...

Great card! I love the little owl in the tree! And the candy holder project is too cute!

nisha said...

Really neat idea and I am loving all these beautiful halloween themed papers. Gotta get me some! ;)

Jen Martakis said...

Absolutely awesome projects Linda! I am in love with that card!

maiahs_momma said...

Love these projects you created :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

whoistracy said...

Oh you really work magic with these sketches! Love the card but especially the little treats. Such a cute idea!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love the owl sitting in the tree.. how cute. And the box for the candy bars.. great idea.

scrappermimi said...

Your work is always to die for! Love them!

happydays525 said...

Totally awesome! I am getting so excited for Halloween! =)

Anonymous said...

All great projects and a great tip on altering the tree. Love the tags you made too!
Carrie C

Pamela said...

This is fabulous Linda!

dpkennedy said...

Oh how stinkin' cute! Love it!

KimJ said...

These are just too cute! Love the lil owl! TFS

bast830@comcast.net

yyam said...

Linda, your card is awesome! That's a really great take on the CP sketch. And the other project is cool too...who doesn't like candy? Not me! Have a great week!

leenda said...

This hop is so fun! Fabulous creativity & inspiration!

Little GTO said...

Great card, but the owl is anything but scary! LOL!
Sharon L

Tracy said...

I love your creations Linda! How did you get this look, sponaging? It's fabulous. Perfect for the theme!!

ellen s. said...

oh linda! that is the cutest card!!! i got the mags...A HUGE THANK YOU!

catchinghappiness said...

I'm loving the card with the owl on it. So wonderful! Hope you are having a lovely day Linda! Smiles - Amy Tara

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh....I love that little cross-eyed owl!! What a cute card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie said...

cute card and box. There are so many owl items available lately. I remember when they were popular back in the 70s

sewgirl said...

The coloring of your papers are really nice - sort of muted Halloween - your work is so inventive - thanks for sharing with us.

Mae said...

Love your card and goodie box.

toners said...

Stunning candy box!! I looove it!

Anonymous said...

what a great halloween project, thanks for the inspiration! I look forward to visiting your blog more in the future!

thanks..michele h...

dstandard said...

Fabulous Linda - so enjoy seeing your cards! I saw the card in photobucket and LOVED it!

Jessica said...

I love that wee little candy box! It looks perfect for a small classroom treat or even for a birthday goody "box". :)

Anabelle said...

Adorable card, Linda. And the gift box is too cute! Can't wait to start making some Halloween stuff!

ann marie said...

love the owl. the candy wrapper are so cute great gift box

Tracey said...

Love this! Fabulous!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

your owl caard is so cute! I love the treat holder you made too! Yummy!

woopsydaisy said...

The colors of the owl card are awesome and that owl....oh my i just want to pinch his cheeks!

Jenny Gropp said...

Linda-- love this! Awesome project for the Hop!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

So, so cute -- LOVE how that tree is framed -- FAB project!!!