It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Spooky Cat Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, The Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! This week we are featuring the Spooky Cat stamp set. I am Stop #4 on the hop. If you are following along in order, you just arrived from Stop #3: Stesha Bloodhart. She is so inspiring! After visiting me, you will continue to Stop #5, Natalie Lapakko. You will love what she has in store for us! Enjoy today’s hop!
The Stamp Review Crew: Spooky Cat Edition
I LOVE creating Halloween cards! I LOVE candy! So what could be better than creating a Treat Tube holder card that combines my love of both candy and Halloween? This was an especially sweet deal for me. Since I wanted to use only orange M & M’s to fill my Treat Tubes, I was compelled to eat the other colors to keep them from cluttering up my work space. A girl has to do what a girl has to do!
I wish I could claim the honor of having designed the holder itself. I have never been capable of coming up with the right places to score, snip and fold. Although there are several variations of this holder, I got my directions from a super talented member of my downline, Beth McCullough, of Stamping Mom fame.
Making the holder is as easy as 1 -2 – 3!
- Cut a sheet of cardstock 4″ x 9-7/8″.
- Score at 4″, 4-5/8″ and 5-1/4″.
- Cut slits between the two outermost score lines at 1-1/2″ and 2-1/2″ from the top of the card.
Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper is responsible for the cuteness factor of this card. I selected the yummy Very Vanilla and Basic Black polka dot paper as my background, matted it onto Pumpkin Pie card stock, and adhered it to the base. It gave the card a vintage vibe, I think.
I then selected the 2-5/8″ Layering Circles framelit, and die cut the moon from the Tree Branch pattern. This was popped onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Because I wanted there to be more dimension, I fussy cut the branches out from another section of the Tree Branch paper, and adhered it to the card, offsetting it slightly so the branches from the circle showed up.
The cat was then stamped, punched, and popped up on dimensionals. To increase the contrast between the cat and the moon, the edges were distressed with Basic Black ink.
Patterned Pumpkin thinlits were used to cut pumpkins from the Spooky Night Pumpkin paper.
Of course, I just had to add a Peekaboo Peach bow, accented with Black Vintage Crochet Trim, Black Mini Sequins, and Black Metallic Thread.
The Treat Tube sports orange M&M’s. Tear and Tape Adhesive holds two Bigelow Salted Caramel tea bags in place inside the holder. Yummy!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Treat Tube holder made with the Spooky Cat set. Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now hop along to Stop #5, Natalie Lapakko, to see what she has in store for you! If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.
If you would like to try your hand at creating today’s treat tube holder, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store. Until next time…FREE! Use my exclusive Host Code for October (above) and get a FREE gift from me with a $50 purchase. This month’s gift – Striped Treat Bags!