Wednesday 15 October 2014

Cross Canada Blog Hop - Tricks or Treats

Welcome to our October Blog Hop featuring Tricks and Treats. To purchase any of the items seen
in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

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from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was
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and what you want to see. Thank you... now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you
want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Julie at
12 x12 Travels. If you came from Deanne's Blog My Little Piece of the Puzzle then you are in the right place! 

I made a couple of fun projects using the Scaredy Cat Paper.  Pencil toppers for treats for my kids classrooms at school, a fun pop-up scene card from the Artfully Sent Cartridge and a cute little pinecone decoration.

These cute pencil toppers are featured in the catalog found on page 41. I used the Frightfully Fun Stamp set(B1453) and the Shinhan Alcohol Markers.  I added googly eyes to the bat and the owl to add some fun.  The cuts came from the Artiste Cartridge and were cut at 3 different sizes, 1 3/4", 2" and 2 1/4".

This card was so much fun to cut and put together.  It is reccommended to be cut at 5x7, but I was able to manipulate the size on my Cricut Explore to make it an A2 card.( 4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  I used black cardstock for the base and the inside is cut using Whisper cardstock. I backed the ghost cutouts with White Daisy cardstock, and the moon with Honey Cardstock.  The haunted mansion is cut in Black, and the spooky tree and tombstone cut in Chocolate Cardstock.

The front of the card is another cut found from the Artfully Sent cartridge, it is a pocket card.  I layered the purple shimmer trim under the chevron cut, and cut the Treat or Trick from the Artiste cartridge.

The pinecone is a 2" syrofoam egg, and I used Scaredy Cat paper cut into squares at 2 sizes, 3/4" and 1".  I started with the smaller squares at the bottom, and at about half way I switched to the larger squares.  All you have to do is fold the one side to form a point and work your way around the egg creating layers. You will have also seen this pinecones featured in the catalog found on pages 24 & 25 using the Pathfinding Paper.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky of Timeless Cottage.

If you happen to get lost along the way, head back here to my blog, I've got the whole lineup listed.

·  Julie ~ 12x12 Travels
·  Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle  YOU ARE HERE
·  Nicky ~ Timeless Cottage
·  Joanne ~ Jag's Scrapin Corner
·  Brae ~ The Brae-er
·  Carol ~ Crafty Carol's Place
·  Christine ~ Chris' Creative Life
·  Sandra ~ Paper Sage
·  Terry Ann~Just a Tad Crafty
·  Janet ~ Jan's Works of Heart
·  Nancy ~ Nancy Klein
·  Kristine ~ @ Home with Studio K

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some
of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next
month when we will be featuring Designer Creations. So mark November 15th on your calendars
and hop along with us.


  1. Great projects, and thanks for the tip on creating the pinecone.

  2. Super project, Michelle! I love the new pop up cards on the Artfully Sent cartridge! And the pinecone is beautiful! I think I will make some for Christmas with some Pear and Partridge I have in my stash,,,

  3. Great projects, Michelle. Colouring, folding, popping, cutting! You've been busy. :) Love the googly eyes on the pencil toppers -- nice touch!

  4. Fabulous artwork Michelle! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love all of the projects!

  6. Love all of these, especially the Artfully Sent card!!


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