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Creative Stampers Blog Hop - Ghoulish Goodies Card



Hello and welcome to my blog; today is a special day.  Today, I am happy to bring to you the first Creative Stampers Blog Hop.  The Creative Stampers are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that come together each month to bring you the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  I started the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle group a little over a year ago.  I pulled together a group of very talented demonstrators with one goal in mind.  To share the love of crafting with others each month.  Each month we each create a project and write a tutorial that is put together in a bundle that we share with our customers, and teams.  For our customers is a Thank you for your orders for our teams and customers it's a way for us to help encourage you to keep stamping and creating.   So, I have wanted to have a blog hop with these talented individuals for a long time and we have finally made that happen.  In this blog hop we will be sharing our alternative projects each month for the items that we have each created for our tutorials.  You will get a chance to see a sneak peek of the project that we designed in the tutorial but you will also get to see a alternative project that we came up with.  Here's a look at my alternative for this month.  


Ghoulish Goodies: 

I was going to do this card for my project for this month's Creative Stampers Tutorial, but I decided to go with another project instead since I usually do a card for the tutorials.  This month's theme is Cozy Critters, every one used one of the stamp sets from either the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog or the August-December Mini Catalog with a animal in it.  



I picked the Ghoulish Goodies Stamp Set to create my projects with this month.  I purchased this stamp set for this little kitty right here.  He reminds me of my little Louie.  So, I just had to feature this set this month.  The Ghoulish Goodies Stamp Set allows you to create fun and spooky handmade cards, tags, and more for Halloween.  



Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love to make cards and other projects for this magical night.  For the background of my card I could have used a piece of the new Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper but I had a wonderful idea to use the new Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder instead.  I still wanted it to look spooky but knew I wanted to use Basic Black.  I knew that Basic Black would be way to dark by itself and the cobweb embossing wouldn't show up.  So I had to options to make it stand out.  I could use Whisper White Craft Ink or Frost White Shimmer Paint and sponge over it to make it stand out.  I decided that I wanted to use the Frost White Shimmer Paint so that it would have a magical glow and shimmer to each web as if the morning light is hitting a due soaked web early in the morning.  

Color Inspiration: 

Once I got all the pieces of my card together I wanted to add just a little bit more sparkle to the card so I took some Bumblebee In Color Ribbon and the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and tied them together in a bow.  This allowed the glitter to glow and added another pop of color to the card.  Speaking of colors, I decided on a color pallet of Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Basic Black and Very Vanilla for my card today.  Most of the colors came from the Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper.  I added in the Bumblebee because I thought it would compliment the other colors nicely and give a great pop of color.  

Project Recipe: 

I have created a graphic that you can save to your Pinterest Boards to make it easy to remember what the main items on today's card was.  If you would like to see all my other Project Recipes you can do so by clicking here.  

Blog Roll: 

Just a little note that if you are viewing this post by email you may not be able to see the blog roll.  If that is the case if you will click here and visit the webpage you will be able to hop along with us today.  


Sneak Peek:

Here is the a little sneak peek at my Ghoulish Goodies project in this month's Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  I can not share the entire project with you because they are exclusive to the Tutorial Bundle.  


Thanks for dropping by today you will find all the supplies that I used for my alternative project in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  You can click on it to order any of the supplies that you may need.  


Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



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If you place any size order with me during the month of August, you will receive the August Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle has ten project tutorials that feature our favorite new Cozy Critters products from one of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogs.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.

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5 comments

  1. I love the shimmery cobweb. A great card and a very cute kitty

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  2. Love this! I love the cat in the Ghoulish Goodies Stamp Set.

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  3. Awesome Halloween card, Rick! I love the paper and this new stampset and you have brought them together wonderfully.

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  4. I love the sparkle ribbon over the bumblebee! Great card! :)

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  5. Great cards and your colours are fabulous

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Much Love,
Rick