BOO! for CutCardStock Happy Halloween Blog Hop!

Hi friends! A big giant WELCOME to the CutCardStock blog‘s Happy Halloween Blog Hop going on October 17th and 18th – starting at 7:00 AM Central Time today and ending at 11:55 PM Central Time tomorrow! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! SO COME HOP WITH US!

Woot-woot! There is a $40 CutCardStock gift card up for grabs!

The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Monday, October 19th, on the CutCardstock blog and Facebook page! To be eligible for the $40 gift card, you must comment at each stop along the hop (good for ONE gift card entry) or upload a Halloween-themed project using CutCardStock products (good for TWO gift card entries). We would absolutely LOVE IT if you link up a project with us, PLUS it will increase your chances to win the gift card! ;)

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Now, let me side-track you for a minute or three to share my CAS card featuring Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with Camomile cardstock, Granny Smith Apple Green cardstock, Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock and Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock. This is a super simple design that came together pretty quickly!

Did you ever have ric rac sewn on your clothes when you were younger?! I sure did – and I still love it! I used several fun dies along with some stamping to create this fun card.

Here is a quick tutorial showing you my process for making this awesome card. I started by cutting a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, and rounded the bottom right corner. I cut ric rac die cuts from Camomile cardstock, Granny Smith Apple Green cardstock, Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock and Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock. I cut four BOO! die cuts from Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock and layered them on top of each other for a little dimension. I cut one additional ric rac die cut from Granny Smith Apple Green cardstock to use on the inside.

I adhered the ric rac die cuts to the front of the card base at an angle and then trimmed the edges. I adhered the BOO! layered die cuts in the lower right corner and small gemstones in the Halloween colors above the ric rac die cuts. I stamped and die cut a skull (an after-thought and not shown in the photo above) and popped it up on dimensionals on top of the ric rac die cuts.

For the inside, I adhered the remaining ric rac die cut at the same angle as those on the front, and then stamped the sentiment and the spider in black ink.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #262 – Halloween/Fall Sentiment
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: October Challenge – Halloween
4. Crafty Gals Corner: #212 – Haloween Colors
5. International Art & Soul: #94 – Halloween
6. My Time To Craft: #443 – Halloween or Cats
7. The Paper Funday Challenges: #22 – Anything Goes w/ optional Halloween
8. Through the Purple Haze: #172 – Halloween Fun
9. Try It On Tuesday: Halloween Time
10. Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge: Jump Start w/ Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Camomile 80# cardstock
Granny Smith Apple Green 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Grape Jelly 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic black multi-liner pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Ric Rac die, Stampin’ Up Boo To You Framelits
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Darice orange, black, purple, green and yellow gemstones

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Okay, let’s get back to the hop! Here is the complete list of stops:

1. CutCardstock blog
2. Teri
3. Raechelle
4. Crystal
5. Judy M
6. Maureen
7. Leslie >>> you’re here! <<<
8. Judy V
9. Janet A
10. CutCardStock blog… C’mon, you know you want to link up! The linky tool is at the end of the post on the CutCardstock blog so that’s where you’ll want to head to link up your project – each upload is worth two entries for the gift card! Two entries per person!

You should have arrived here from Maureen‘s blog and your next stop is Judy V‘s blog! I hope you are enjoying the hop and seeing all the fun Halloween projects! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop somehow and want to join in the fun, be sure to head on over to the CutCardstock blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

In closing, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Halloween card and you’re inspired to get crafty AND hop with us AND link up a Halloween-themed project! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for lots of crafty inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,


Hello, friends! It’s Day 4 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop and I’ve stopped in this morning to share another card with you! If you’re a fellow cat lover, be sure to come on over and play – Janis has worked hard getting tons of sponsors so that means there are tons of prizes to be won!

I created a swing easel card featuring a Tim Holtz Crazy Cat with accessories in all the bright Halloween colors of black, purple, green, yellow and orange! SO fun! My inspiration for this card came from a recent Splitcoast Stampers newsletter HERE. Those who know me – even moderately well – know that I love me some fun folds and I’m always looking for new ones to try!


I’m in love with the Tim Holtz Crazy Cats stamps and dies right now, so I pulled them back out along with the coordinating Crazy Things stamps and dies, and stamped, colored and die cut my cat along with his hat, broom and pumpkin. I cut six of the BOO! die cuts and layered them for dimension, to keep the easel portion of the card open, and added an orange gemstone to the exclamation point. ;)


Here are a couple close-ups. I stamped a simple sentiment on the back of the cat panel and left a spot to sign the card. I included a side shot of the card below so you can see the cool construction. ;)

And here’s one more look… this card folds flat for mailing. How cool is that?!


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking: October Final Challenge – Holidays
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #178 – Add A Pumpkin
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: #533 – Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Crafty Calendar: October – Autumn Colors/Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner: #200 – Halloween Colors
Creative Inspirations: October Challenge – Masculine or Halloween/Autumn
International Art & Soul: #69 – Halloween
LeighSBDesigns Days of Halloween Blog Hop: Day 24
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity: #86 – Pets
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #47 – Meow-loween/Furrything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #37 – Autumn or Halloween
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes 02319
The Male Room: #122 – Halloween
The Paper Funday Challenges: #10 Anything Goes with a twist of Halloween
Try it on Tuesday: It’s Witches/Wizards/Halloween

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx and White cardstock, American Crafts dandelion cardstock, Darice lime green and orange premium textured cardstock, Colorbok purple Seeing Dots cardstock
Stamps: Tim Holtz Alterations Crazy Cats and Crazy Things stamp sets, Stampin’ Up And Many More stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71- E2, E6, E10, E11, E16, E17, N5, N6, N8, YR4, YR14, YR15, Y12, V13
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Alterations Crazy Cats and Crazy Things die sets, My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die, Stampin’ Up Boo To You Framelits
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Carpe Diem plaid Washi Tape, Me & My Big Ideas black/gold Washi Tape, Darice orange gemstone, YNS black Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun fold! Be sure to come on over and play in the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop for a chance to win an awesome prize! Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,