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Creation Station Blog Hop: Halloween is to Die For!

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Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for October!  This month we are sharing Halloween projects and cards.  We have tons of ideas to share, so be sure to hop all the way around to see what everyone has created!

mini-treat-bags-becreativewithnincole-comI combined several products for my half size Mini Treat Bags, love how everything works together so well!

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Half size mini treat bags are super fun to make and prefect party favors!  I kept my designs fairly simple so you could use these ideas and make them in multiples for your parties this year.

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Using COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN and the coordinating COOKIE CUTTER BUILDER PUNCH make this something that would be simple to crank out a bunch of in a short amount of time.  I kept the stamping simple by choosing the characters that only needed black ink.  Just stamp and punch!

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Make your treats quickly by doing all of your steps assembly line style.  If you want to make several of one design, cut all your paper and assemble the mini treat bags then doing all your stamping to complete the treat.

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Let your Designer Series Paper do the work for you!  I didn’t have to do anything extra for my backgrounds, the fabulous HALLOWEEN NIGHTS DSP did the work for me!  I just added die cuts and bling!

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If you need favors for Halloween, I hope these tips and design ideas are helpful!  You’ll find all of the supplies listed at the bottom of my post, just click on the items you are interested in to find out more!

Now it’s time to check out the other great ideas from the Creation Station Design Team.  Up next is Dena’s fabulous blog, can’t wait to see what she made!  If you just started here, you can also go back and see what Julie’s made for us, she always has fantastic ideas!

As you are hopping through, leave comments to let us know what you think….we love to get your feedback!  Thanks so much for joining us this month for Halloween ideas!

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Colors of Halloween

Welcome to another Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop!  This week our theme is the COLORS OF HALLOWEEN.

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You may have noticed that I enjoy making Halloween cards and treats so this month will be so much fun!!  I actually pulled out an idea from Mary’s playbook and did a slender card with hang overs.

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I just LOVE this year’s Halloween sets, they are so great together!  COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN plus SPOOKY FUN equals a really cool card!!

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I combined classic colors of Halloween with the super cute skeleton.  Did I mention how EASY this was to make??  The COOKIE CUTTER stamp sets have a coordinating COOKIE CUTTER BUILDER PUNCH.  Love it when tools can make my crafting experience easier!  I simply stamped the skeleton and punched him out.  I stamped a bow tie then punched it out….simple as that!  The HALLOWEEN NIGHT DSP gave the card lots of color and pattern and the skeleton made a great focal point.  Only a small portion of stamping was involved and the card was complete in no time!

To make your own slender COOKIE CUTTER card (measures 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″), check out the supply list and color inspiration below.

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SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun

INKS:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry

PAPER:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Silver Glimmer, Halloween Night DSP

ACCESSORIES:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Paper Snips, Trimmer, Bone Folder,, dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots

The Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2016 MINI SESSION packed with projects using stamp sets from the HOLIDAY CATALOG is coming soon!

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We are full of great ideas to help you make the most of your time when creating for the holidays.  ALL of the design work is done for you!!! Yes, you read that right!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for all the details and join us!!

Next, let’s check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today. Click Previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.

Thanks for hopping with us, we love inspiring you!  Happy Stamping!

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Spooky Fun Watercolor

Remember the Galaxy Watercolor Technique that I shared awhile back??  Well, I gave this same technique a try for a spooky Halloween night scene.

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I layered color onto watercolor paper to give a dark spooky night for my SPOOKY FUN Halloween card.  The picture doesn’t do the background justice, there are little bits of yellow and green showing through in areas to give this card a unique look.

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Most of the card consists of die cuts from the SPOOKY FUN BUNDLE.  I went with Night of Navy as my main color to do something a little different since I am always featuring black for this type of card.

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Tomorrow I’ll show you how to do the background and see if I can come up with some better pictures to show how beautiful the watercolor looks.

In the meantime, did you know that the September Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is LIVE now??  We have done all the hard work for you!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!

September Mini Session

Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
  • FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT using the Home Sweet Home Bundle and designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

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Spooky Treat Bag

Ok…I’m officially obsessed with the MINI TREAT BAG thinlit and the SPOOKY FUN BUNDLE!  So I have another treat bag for you today….they are just too fun to make!

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Isn’t this great!  This treat bag would be so cute stuffed with some Halloween treats.  And the best part is, you can do lots of these easily!

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Most of the project is die cuts, so if you need a bunch for a Halloween party it would be easy to accomplish.

Did you know there are some other great ideas available to you for the holidays and all the design work is done for you??  Well, the September Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary is LIVE now and all the hard work is done for you!  Just sit down and create with our FULL TUTORIALS!  You get 5 each session and right now we are featuring NEW HOLIDAY PRODUCTS!!!

September Mini Session

Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
  • FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT using the Home Sweet Home Bundle and designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!

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Spooky Fun Mini Treat Bag

Today’s idea is one that I’ve been thinking about for a few days now and finally got a chance to make last night.  I’ve combined SPOOKY FUN with a MINI TREAT BAG to create a Halloween card.

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Have you notice that I’m a bit obsessed with the MINI TREAT BAG cards???  I think this is the third one this week….but they are just so fun to create!

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I thought it would be cool to have a scene inside the treat bag that you can see through the window.  I used vellum card stock to show a little preview of what’s inside.  If you look closely you can see the shadow of the tree through the window.

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The brick wall paper from the HALLOWEEN NIGHT DSP was the perfect design for the card.  I kept the outside pretty simple with just a few pumpkins and a sentiment.  The real fun is inside!

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Instead of ribbon or some sort of tab, I used the moon and witch to pull the card out….way too fun!  That little gem of an idea came at the very last minute as I was looking for one more element to finish off the card.

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With the coordinating die cuts, this all came together so easily!  I only had to add a little bit of stamping…this really only took me about 25 minutes or so from start to finish!  My favorite die cut from this is the spooky tree….it really sold me on this bundle.  What do you think?  Do you prefer stamps that have a coordinating set of die cuts?

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I hope you enjoyed this tidbit of Halloween inspiration today!  Tomorrow I will have a fall idea for you as will the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team for our regular Saturday Blog Hop.

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Jar of Haunts

I don’t you about you, but I love making spooky cards and treats for Halloween each year.  This year one of the new stamp sets that stood out to me is JAR OF HAUNTS.

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It has two, yes TWO coordinating sets so you have loads of options!!  JAR OF LOVE and JAR OF CHEER are the other two and they all coordinate with the EVERYDAY JARS FRAMELITS.

For today’s card, I was inspired by all the spooky eyes…………….

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Isn’t this great!  The LABELER ALPHABET made this perfect greeting possible.  But there’s still more……..

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The jar is hinged to open for the last bit of the sentiment and a pair of spooky eyes!  I just LOVE this!!!

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The hidden sentiment is a fun little surprise, don’t you think??  I love the unexpected!!

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If you haven’t looked too much at this set, you should definitely go back and check it out again!  I featured JAR OF HAUNTS and JAR OF CHEER for the upcoming MINI SESSION from Create with Connie and Mary that will go live on the 11th.  It’s a great gift idea or something to keep just for you!  How about a quick sneak peek……..

September Mini Session

  • Each session includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
  • All FIVE projects are available once the monthly mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
  • Mini Sessions open on the 11th of each month

Sign up for September AND October and get a FREE FALL BONUS project as a thank you from us! 

Sets used for the SEPTEMBER Mini Session:

  • Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Frosted Medallions
  • Jar of Haunts & Jar of Cheer
  • FALL BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH September and October 2016 Mini Sessions and get this BONUS FALL PROJECT using the Home Sweet Home Bundle and designed by Connie Babbert, perfect for your hostesses or to give as a gift!Sweet Home Bonus clip

I encourage you to check this Mini Session out, it will help you get a jump start on the holidays!!  Just go to CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY to subscribe and join us!

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Creation Station: New Holiday Products

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Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop for September!  This month we are sharing cards and projects with our favorite products from the NEW 2016 Holiday Catalog.  We have tons of ideas to share, so be sure to hop all the way around to see everyone has created!

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I personally look forward to the new Halloween sets and accessories every year.  It’s such a fun holiday to create cards and treats for.  I am loving the fun SPOOKY FUN Bundle that has a great stamp set and thinlits.

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My first idea was a fun little Mini Treat Bag card.  This was SUPER easy to put together yet so cute!

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The treat bag was made with the HALLOWEEN NIGHT DSP and the MINI TREAT BAG THINLIT.  A few die cuts and a just a little bit of stamping later, I had a fun card ready to go!  Wouldn’t it be great to give this card with a treat sized bag of M&M’s or some other little candy tucked inside.  With the clean and simple design of this card, you could easily make a bunch of these for a party!

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This sweet little BAKER’S BOX is another quick and easy way to give spooky little treats.  The box is quickly and easily embellished with the HALLOWEEN NIGHT DSP.  I cut out a strip of the houses and wrapped it all the way around the box…easy peasy!  A bat and a simple sentiment make this another quick and simple treat to make for lots of trick or treater’s this year.

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Now that you have Halloween inspiration, let’s check out what the rest of the very talented Design Team has made.  The next stop is Sarah Klass and if you just started here, be sure to go back and see Jen Arkfeld.   As you are hopping through, leave comments to let us know what you think….we love to get your feedback!  Thanks so much for joining us this month for New Holiday Catalog Favorites!

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FaBOOlous Sparkly Season

There’s a great stamp set that you may not have noticed, the hostess set called SIX SAYINGS on the last page of the Holiday Catalog.  It has six greetings that give you year round variety, so it’s quite handy!  I am sharing a card today that uses a very fun sentiment for Halloween.

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Isn’t this just too FaBOOlous!  This particular greeting is what sold me on this set, it’s just so fun!

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I went pretty clean and simple by adding a bit of washi and a pumpkin.  My inspiration for this design came from this week’s sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary.

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The first thing I thought of when looking at the sketch was washi, so that was the basis of my card.  I went with Halloween and used the HAPPY HAUNTING designer washi.

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The pumpkin was created with a leftover Tangelo Twist circle die cut on my desk.  I added in the chevron design, face and stem from SPARKLY SEASONS which made the jack-o-lantern come to life.  This was such a fun card and it was quick too which I love!!

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And speaking of something that I love, how about the October Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary!  I love this session, there are so many fabulous ideas!  It’s available now and all the work is done for you.  For $8.95 you get 5 full tutorials plus bonus card ideas throughout the month.  Go to Create with Connie and Mary for all the details and subscribe today!

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