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:

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

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  2. VLove that sketch! Thanks for the inspiration!

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

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

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  5. 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! :)

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

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  7. What fabulous projects! I really love that candy stamp!

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

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  9. Absolutely amazing work - love the card!

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

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  11. what a fun and inspiring little set!!

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  12. Too cute! Love the owl in the tree!

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

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  14. My FAVORITE - I LOVE OWLS.

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  15. 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!

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  16. Oh, my. I LOVE that owl!

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

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  18. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  23. Love these projects you created :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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

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

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  26. Your work is always to die for! Love them!

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

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

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

    bast830@comcast.net

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  30. 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!

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  31. This hop is so fun! Fabulous creativity & inspiration!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  39. Love your card and goodie box.

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  40. Stunning candy box!! I looove it!

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

    thanks..michele h...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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