It’s a Fall and Halloween Blog Hop

Hello, and thanks for hopping over from Di’s blog.  Did you love her project?  This month our blog hop is focusing on Halloween or Fall.  

I love dogs and most animals, but I consider myself a cat person.  At one point, we had four fur people living with us.  And as any self-respecting cat parent knows, the fur people run the household!   The smartest of the four was a black and white tuxedo kitty who firmly claimed my daughter as his person.  When I look at the black cats in the Spooky Night designer series paper, I am reminded of Pepper, and how much I miss him.  So naturally, my project had to feature that black kitty prominently! 

There are a couple pretty cool features built into this DSP pack.  First, see the tree and moon on the orange field behind my kitty?  There are two sheets included in this pack that repeat this pattern 16 times so all you have to do is cut it in 3 x 3 squares and you have a background all done for you that would be perfect to decorate treat bags for your kids classmates, or your favorite trick-or-treaters!  The other feature, and the one I think is the very coolest, is that the two sheets with the cats on them exactly match the Cat Punch!  The witch’s hat that my kitty is wearing was cut from yet another sheet of the paper pack, then it was accented with the Black Rhinestone Jewels featured in the Spooky Night product suite.  The greeting was stamped in Basic Black and can be found in the Spooky Cat stamp set.  Vintage Crochet Trim was used on the bow above the greeting.

I want to take a minute to fill you in on several promotions that are happening this month.  First, to celebrate World Cardmaking Day, from October 1 – 10, take 15% off Notecards/Envelope packs as well as select stamp sets.  And when you buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive, you get two refills free! 

The second promotion, back by popular demand, is the Buy Three, Get One Free sale on select Designer Series Paper Packs.

The third goodie is the Merry Patterns Host Promotion.  When you host a party that reaches $300 or more before tax and shipping, you earn the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for free!  That’s in addition to your regular Hostess benefits.  

Finally, for the first time ever, the October and November My Paper Pumpkin kits will be filled with two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects!  To make sure you get in on this, your October subscription must be entered by 11:50 pm (MT) on Oct 10 and 11:50 pm (MT) on Nov 10 for the November Kit.  When you subscribe, please make sure to select me, Barb Stencel, as your demonstrator.

Phwew!  Lots of news to digest today, eh?  Guess I’d better send you off to see what Ellie has in store for you; I’m thinking you’ll love it!  Thanks for stopping by.  If you find yourself off track, our hoppers are linked below.



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10 Responses to “It’s a Fall and Halloween Blog Hop”

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  1. hi
    I cant find an email address on your blog and I would like to purchase a tutorial for the cute halloween sampler you posted online- 9 squares using the new papers, stamps etc

    please email me at [email protected]


    • Barb says:

      Although I find samplers quite interesting, I’ve not attempted one yet. The Halloween projects that were posted in our October blog hop were all cards, so I’m a bit puzzled as to where you may have seen the sampler. Was it, perhaps, something I pinned, or liked/commented on in Facebook?
      If you can give me a little more info on where you saw it, I’d be happy to help you track it down…

      Thanks for stopping by…

  2. Diana Gibbs says:

    Oh Barb, I love the kitty card, I have not played with her yet. Love ya, Di

  3. Megan HANSEN says:

    That card is so cute!!

  4. Ellie Wilkins says:

    Great card Barb! I really hope that Stampin Up does more stamps for the kitty punch!!

  5. Mary R Noble says:

    Great minds think alike, eh? Loved how you used the same paper and punch, fun!!

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