The llamas are hopping again! Fall-i-days Halloween Blog Hop

Hi All,

The llamas are hopping again…or should I say creepy crawling?   This Fall we are having a fun peek at what you can do with your Stampin’ Up stuff to add to the fun of the Fall Holidays.   We’re focusing especially on the new product from the Holiday Catalog.  If you haven’t seen that yet check with your demonstrator or click on the digital version available in the side bar of most of our blogs.

Okay…First up…Halloween!    We considered Labor Day…but really…did you want video’s of us laboring?   Nope…so here we are with fun, fall, creepy and downright weird entries for your enjoyment.

If you get lost somewhere along the way (Haunted Houses have that effect you know!) click on the Banner or Home button on any page to find your way back to the Hop’s home page and there you will find all the blog links you need to get you back on track.

With luck you’ve arrived from the talented Miss Jackie’s blog post that has you shivering with delight and ready to curl up with a couple of cats for company!

My first project set is a dual one – the card was designed and shared with me by my friend, neighbor and fellow demo Linda Miller.    Using our new Frightening Feline single stamp from the Holiday Catalog.   I just knew I had to include this in the hop.  After all…you know me and cats right?   And who can resist a little feline with googlie eyes and nicknamed Boo!   The little Box next to it is my own  Boo Bat Box that’s perfect for a collection of treats, cookies or a collection of small cards like the little one in the second project set.  

I love the holiday coverage of the new hostess set Mixed Medly.  There is something there for every season and occasion of the year.

This first card will have you shimmering with feline fear…well…fear only if you are out of treats for your little boo!   Dedicated to my once and still loved all black cat Taz (short for Tasmanian Devil) from decades ago.  She had a wicked sense of humor, a love of treats and crazy, of all things, for playing in and with water.   She played in sprinkers as well as joining me in the shower!   And along with all my other cats loved to lick up spiders and spider webs as a tasty treat.  Her version of cotton candy!   So what could be more perfect than combining a black cat with a web waiting to be eaten!

Here’s a close up of each item and the supply list for each as well:

Quick note…if you too have an all black (or even mostly black) cat….keep them indoors for Halloween including a day or two on either side.    It’s for their own safety…and will make them easier to find in a well lit house to boot!

Project: Frightening Feline Web Card

Stamp Sets: Mixed Medley (Holiday Catalog hostess set), Frightening Feline (128105 W), Delightful Dozen (122652 C).

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  3” and 3 ½” Circle Dies, Punches: ¾” 1 3/8” Circles, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Decorative label.  Spider Web Embossing folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Ghooglie Eyes, Big Shot, Frost White Shimmer paint, Sponge Daubers, Adhesives, Simply Scored, Mini glue Dots, Acrylic Blocks

For an alternate look you can substitute the new Illuminate Glimmer Ink in place of the  Frost White Shimmer Paint.  And if your fingers aren’t nimble enough for paper shred bows you can substitute narrow taffeta ribbon.

 Boo Bat Box

Stamp Sets: Mixed Medley (Holiday Catalog hostess set), Tiny Tags (Boo!)

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Illuminate Glimmer Ink ( Boo! and bat edging)

Accessories:  Fancy Favor Die, Punches: ¾”  Circle, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bat (available on the Clearance Rack in the online store).  Spider Web Embossing folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Big Shot, Sponge Daubers, Adhesives,  Mini glue Dots, Sticky Strip

I left this box plain without shimmering the spider web just for simplicity sake.   It took 4 passes through the big shot to get the box entirely covered with the webs on all sides.  Emboss the die cut box before assembling with Sticky Strip.

If you would like the full set of directions for the Frightening Feline Card drop me a note or leave a comment with your email and I’ll pop one along to you as your very own treat with no trick. 😀


Next up is a project  that’s been floating around in my head for years and is dedicated to Sandycat.   My  beloved feral feline who along with Wicketcat is now treading the rainbow bridge with all my others.  This 3″x3″ card is from Sandy’s perspective for when she got locked in the garage and desparately wanted back in to the well lit house!     She could be one frightening feral feline who was frightened herself of the dark!   The rest of the time she was a “pussycat” in every sense of the word!   If you wanted her out of the garage (or any other room for that matter) all you had to do was turn out the lights and she’d scoot right out.   For years the house was filled with night lites to keep her happy.    So here’s Sandy sitting in the dark and obviously not very happy about it!    You could make a set and place them in the Razzleberry Boo Bat Box up above.

To make her feel better I paired her card with a Scallop Square “Treats for Boo” Box.  Like all my cats Sandy loved webs like kids love cotton candy!   And Boo just happened to be her pet nickname (well really…all my cats got called Boo at one time or another but Sandy was the one who proclaimed it her own and would let me know it wasn’t to be shared with Wicket or any other cat in the vicinity).    I had fun once more with the Googlie eyes and the new Holiday Catalog featured Illuminate Glimmer Ink.

And if you are looking through the catalog for that little black cat image…you won’t find it!  I know that’s the trick part of this trick or treat hop!   Seriously though…check with your demonstrator and ask her about the new Fall Incentive Stamps.   Stampin’ Up offers special sets of single stamps for demonstrators to use as rewards, incentives, gifts, etc.   And this little kitty is one of them. 

Here’s the details and closeups for the “Sandy” projects:

Inside View of Boo in Garage

Boo in Garage Card (Sandycat in the dark)

Stamp Sets: Fall Occasion Incentive Stamps (only available through your demonstrator),  Tiny Tags (Boo! & hello), Wacky Wishes (Hostess Set – Happy Halloween sentiment)

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Naturals White, Rich Razzleberry

Ink Rich Razzleberry, Illuminate Glimmer Ink ( Boo! , hello and cat)

Accessories: 1/4″  Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Googlie Eyes (Holiday Catalog), adhesives

Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 3/16″ corner rounder

“Treats for Boo” Box

Side Top View

“Treats for Boo” Box

Stamp Sets: Mixed Medley (Holiday Catalog hostess set)

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry

Ink Rich Razzleberry, Illuminate Glimmer Ink

Accessories:  Fancy Favor Die, Scallop Square Die, Big Shot,   Spider Web Embossing folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals,  Sponge Daubers, Adhesives,   Sticky Strip

Punches: ¾”  Circle, 1″ Circle, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle

Box is made with a Fancy Favor Box sandwiched between two Scallop Square Die cuts.  Scallop Squares are run through the Spider Web Embossing Folder and daubed with the Illuminate Glimmer Ink.

Thanks for sharing my quick projects for  those treats for neighbors, coworkers or for special goblins and gouls that come to call.   Next stop on our Falliday Hop is Miss Stephanie’s wonderful blog.   Click the  link or the Next button down below.

Hugs and Halloween Howls and Meows ( a wee bit early)

Make your selection carefully…one never knows what ghostly riders might join you!  



11 Responses

  1. Cute projects, Jean! Love all the treat boxes and cards.

  2. Great projects, Jean. I have got to get that Fancy Favor die.

  3. Jean, I love your cat stories and these projects were just prrr fect for this occasion!

  4. Love the Sandycat in the garage, and the story behind it.

  5. Jean, love the idea of the boxes that are so easy to make. Great idea!

  6. These are all so cute! Every thing I see with Frightening Feline makes me wish I’d bought it! I’ll definitely have to pull out some other cat stamps after seeing your projects!

  7. I love the little boxes they turned out so cute.

  8. Jean, you are THE BEST! I absolutely love love love these ideas and can’t wait to get started on them. Thanks so much. Really love your blog. It’s so much fun to sit and read it and to make your creations. You are so talented.

  9. Jean love your projects. I really love the ‘feline’ with the spooky eyes. Too cute. Of course I love any type of treat boxes, and yours are no exception. Very cute and fun ideas. Hugs.

  10. Love the google eyes on your cat, now I wish I had ordered it! Love the treat box too, what a creative way to use the scalloped square, thanks for the ideas.

  11. So glad you hopped this round, Jean 🙂 I tried to leave you a comment over the weekend (I was pretty late getting here) but couldn’t remember my WordPress username/password. Great projects, love the shimmery spiderwebs and especially love the color combinations!

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