Pizza Box Trick or Treat — Monday Montage #100


Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.  This is a rather special hop for us as it is our 100th hop together.  All of the same original members too!  We’ve been doing this together for over four years now.  Wow — how time flies!

I decided I need to get started on some Halloween treats.  One of the new items in the Holiday catalog that I think is truly adorable are the Mini Pizza Boxes.  They are easy to decorate and they are the perfect size for a decorated cookie or any kind of treat.

I started this one by wrapping a strip of Printed Autumn dsp, edged with some Basic Black card stock punched with the Ticket Tear Border Punch, around the box.  Some embossing paste was applied to a Fresh Fig Stitched Shapes circle using a stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  The cat was cut from the Spooky Night dsp, and the sentiment is from the Creep It Real stamp set.

Oh, I love Fall!  It’s fun to make Halloween treats and pull out the Fall decorations!

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.





Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Cute Mummy — FMS258

We’ve got another fabulous sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches today!  And this week, the wildly talented Rita Wright is our hostess and I love what she has for us.  Take a look:


I seem to be in full Halloween mode right now, so I have a Halloween card for you.  I just love the adorable mummy in the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set!  So I decided to make him the star of this card.

halloween-mummyI paired him with some of the Halloween Night dsp and some Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.  The sentiment was made with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

halloween-mummy-close-upWe hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  We love seeing what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to journey over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has made for a big dose of inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Howl-o-Ween Gift Bag Treats — Monday Montage #53

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We have another Monday Montage Blog Hop for you this evening!  There are ten of us stampers who love to share our creations, and all you have to do to follow along is to click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I’m trying to get ahead of the game a little bit when it comes to Halloween, so I made some cute little treat bags with the Gift Bag Punch Board, the Happy Haunting dsp, and the Howl-o-Ween Treat stamp set and coordinating framelits.

Howl-o-ween Treat Punch Board BagsI tucked some candy in each bag and tied them up with some Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon.  Maybe I’ll be less tempted to raid the candy in them before Halloween since they’re tied up with a pretty bow.  Ha!

Hat Treat Owl Treat Bag Skull Treat BagThese were super easy to make, and my daughter is excited to hand these out to friends and teachers at school.

You’re ready hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog for some crafty inspiration.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can hop over to Wendy Weixler’s awesome blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all ten blogs.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Howl-o-ween Treat — FMS201

Wow!  What a great week we had celebrating our 200th sketch last week at Freshly Made Sketches!  We had such a great turnout, and it was so fun to look at all of the cards in the gallery.  I hope you enjoyed it too, and I hope you’re ready for sketch number 201.  Our so-very-talented friend from Australia, Narelle Farrugia, is our hostess this week.  Narelle is the queen of layers, so it is no surprise that there are some layers on her fun sketch:

I have another sneak peek of some new products in the Holiday Catalog, which will be released on September 1.  There were two stamp sets with coordinating dies that immediately went to the top of my wish list, and I’ve used one of them today — the Howl-o-Ween Treat stamp set and coordinating Boo to You Framelits Dies.  I love Halloween, but I’m not a fan of the scary stuff.  I like cute Halloween stuff.  And this set is perfectly cute.

Howl-o-ween TreatI’ve also used some other fun new products — the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Black Glimmer Paper, and Happy Haunting dsp.  I also used the new Basic Black Archival ink pad, which I am loving.

Howl-o-ween Treat Close UpWe hope you’ll play along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  You should click on over to the Freshly Made Sketches website to see what the design team made with this sketch for a big dose of inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!



Creepy, Crawly Chevrons — FabFri

It’s a Fab Friday day today!  And we have a sketch challenge for you:

I love this sketch, but for some reason it gave me fits!  I tried many different ideas for this card and was just about ready to throw in the towel because I wasn’t liking the way any of them were turning out.  Then I stepped away and when I came back I decided I was trying to make it too hard by trying to be creative.  So I just copied the sketch exactly like it is, and voila, I finally had a card.  Whew!  Creativity is just hard on some days!

Creepy Crawly ChevronsYou can see the other designers’ creations over at the Fab Friday site here.   I hope you’ll join us as we love seeing what you create too.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Halloween Bash
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Chevron Border punch, Brights Designer buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape, Spider Web embossing folder (I guess this one is retired — I missed that)


A Simple Halloween Card

I had just a little time to stamp yesterday, so I made a quick and easy card for Halloween.  I love the black glitter that’s in the Holiday catalog, and it’s so easy to apply on a piece of sticky strip.  I had a button leftover from the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit, so I used it on this card.

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Creepy, Crawly Halloween Treat Sack — FabFri28

Wow!  It’s already time for another Fab Friday challenge.  And this time around we have a fun color challenge for you:

Since this one just screamed Halloween to me, I decided to just go with it.  I love making little Halloween treats, so that is what I decided to make for this challenge.  The little Mini Muslin Bags are such a great size to hold bite-size candies and little treats.  And they’re so fun to decorate!

Creepy Crawly Treat SackUsing the stencils in the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, I sponged Rich Razzleberry ink to make the polka dots on the bag.  It was pretty quick and I love how this allows you to decorate the bags with any color scheme you choose.

Go by the Fab Friday blog and check out what the other designers made with the colors in this week’s challenge.  And then make your own project and share it with us.  You have two weeks!

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Halloween Bash
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Old Olive
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Embellishments:  Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape, Orange Stampin’ Glitter, Black 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Linen Thread, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, Mini Muslin Bags