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Collected Crafty Collabs September Hop!

I’m always so excited to bring this post to you each month! This is my favorite project to work on because it not only makes me use all the goodies I’ve squirreled away but I get to share with you some of the best crafters you will ever find but may never of heard of before! Our little hop group has SO much talent! And its always fun to see their takes on the monthly prompts. If you haven’t been here before, welcome to my little home on the internet! If you arrived here from Martha Lucia Gomez of Joy Clair fame, than you have already seen some of the goodness this hop produces! After me, your next stop is the spectacular and talented Danielle Brown, who designs for Joy Clair and Dare 2B Artzy! You don’t want to miss out on her post!!! I’ll link to her again at the end too for your convenience, as well as the full hop schedule. This month the prompt is Halloween/Fall cards and/or Sequins. So many possibilities! Let’s get to it!

It wouldn’t be a Collected Crafty Collabs hop if I didn’t include a squirrel image (or two)! I started with this adorable squirrel from Gerda Steiner’s Happy Fall and colored him with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. For the background, I used an assortment of Distress Oxides and ink blended on bristol paper. I wanted to die cut leaves, and glue them on the card base in the same place they were cut from the ink blended panel so I made a template with copy paper to help me. It would take longer to type out the steps than it did to do it and I know y’all have probably done this yourselves so we’ll skip the details (if questions, pop them in the comments!). I then *painstakingly* glued color coordinating sequins to the die cuts and adhered the negative ink blended piece over top with with foam tape. I die cut a larger leaf out of vellum to ground my little squirrel, added a sentiment strip, popped it up on the front and this card was complete! Here is a closer look:

This process gave me another idea, so the overachiever in me whipped up another card! Same, but different!

This time I simplified the process by making it a shaker card. I randomly ink blended a bristol card panel, this time with another assortment of Oxides. Again I die cut a bunch of the leaf dies but this time we’re not using them for the background. Instead, I ink blended a lighter color on the card front to shine through the apertures. I added acetate and foam tape to the front panel, making small wells for each die cut leaf. I added a ton of sequins and microbeads to each well and then lined up my ink blended card base and pressed to secure all those shiny goodies within! I used sentiments from Neat & Tangled’s Into the Woods (which sadly does not have a squirrel image) and (bravely) stamped directly on the ink blended piece. Had I not forgotten to stamp the sentiment until it was assembled, I would have heat embossed the sentiment. Here is another view of the card:

And because I can’t help myself (and I have more squirrel sets than we have months in the hops) I have a 3rd card for you!

Sweet, right? This uses a scene stamp from Darcie’s called Autumn Scene and a sweet squirrel from the Hello Bluebird Woodland Littles set. I could have masked the squirrel into the scene but I didn’t think of it until it was too late so I fussy cut him out. Once again I used my Prismacolor pencils for the coloring on this card. I stamped a background stamp from Impression Obsession aptly called Woodgrain directly on the kraft card base. I used another IO set called Gourdous for the small sentiment, which was die cut with a Creek Band Creations tag die. I added a tiny twine bow and of course the monthly prompt of sequins! Here is a closeup:

I could have made another 3 cards for Halloween if I had started sooner, but I simply ran out of time. I did not come anywhere near close to running out of sequins… those things must multiply in the drawer! OK, as promised here is your hop list:

Thanks for visiting me today! Subscribe if you like what you see or check me out on IG @misplacedmojo to follow me there! I hop you take the 20 mins or so to hop along because I know you will be blown away!!!

MisplacedMojo

I am submitting one of these cards to the following challenges:

36 comments on “Collected Crafty Collabs September Hop!

  1. Oh my goodness! Such adorable cards. You are so creative and inspiring. Keep being the overachiever you are!

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    • You made me smile Yvette! I sometimes wonder if its overachieving or ADD making me jump from one thought to the next!!! Thank you so much for the very kind words. You really made my day, especially after all the technical difficulties we had this morning! 😊😊😊

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  2. I love the three ! They are beautiful and so cute ! Your squirrels are adorable !

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  3. These squirrels are so adorable!! Awesome cards, Karen! The first idea is so great to get rid of sequins without making a shaker, genius!! πŸ™‚

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  4. Three cards??? THREE???? I can barely manage to get one made for our hop, and you made 3! I feel like such a slacker! I love all of these cards, but especially the first one you shared…SO CUTE!! 😊

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    • Meh, you work… I don’t. I’d be a slacker if I only made 1. You only had time for 1. And seriously, you know my sleep schedule is totally wacky. If you are pulling an all nighter, you are at a party. Thank you for the sweet comment though! Love ya, Sassy Squirrel πŸ’—

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  5. Karen these are great cards! I, too love this hop every month! Your shaker card is sooooo sparkly!

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    • Aw, Teresa… that makes me so happy that you are truly enjoying our silly squirrel prompts! So glad to have you along. I can always count on you, which means so much to me especially on days when there were almost as many issues as working posts! Lol I really debated whether to include both the sequin inlay and shaker cards as they were so similar looking. I’m ultimately glad I did as each appealed to different people. Thanks for the sweet comment, my friend!

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  6. Oh wow!! So much glittery goodness on the first two cards!! The squirrel card is too too cute! Now I really have to get a squirrel stamp for my stash! 😁

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    • Looking at my squirrel stamp collection you’d think I was planning for this hop group for the last 10 years!!! And yes, you need at least one squirrel set! No self respecting Squirrel Sister should be caught without one! We’ll have to figure out which set(s) gives you the most flexibility… all 4 seasons, birthdays, etc. Thank you for your sweet words, my friend. It always means so much to me!!!

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  7. Love your cards, Karen! So creative to glue the sequins to the inlaid die cuts. I would’ve thought both leaf cards were shakers, had I not read through the whole post.

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    • I was afraid of that! I really debated whether or not to include them both, since they look so similar. I was expecting most people to just blow through the text and wonder why I was showing so many pictures of one card! Ha! Glad to know there is still someone out there who will read my nonsense! Thanks Amanda!!! Oh, and I would love to do the same thing with rainbows and hearts and more… I just need time to forget how much of a pain in the butt it was to glue each one down!

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  8. Oh my goodness, your cards are all so adorable!!! Loving the colors and all those sequins…yes, I do believe they multiply in the drawer! Thanks for sharing your creativity, blessings!!!

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  9. AWESOME!!!!!! I love all of them!!!! 😍😍😍
    But the first one is the show stopper! Absolutely stunning card!!!!!
    You just keep getting better and better lady!!! ⭐

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  10. It is so pretty and shiny. I swear it looks like a shaker card 😍 your blending is so nuce, all yoir choices of colours are perfect. You could really sell this.

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    • Well, one *is* a shaker card but not the first one. No, I decided to be insane and the night before the post went live I decided to glue probably 150 sequins down in specific places. I can’t count how many I tried to pick up and the flew across the room or dropped into my lap and carried downstairs. I’ll be finding sequins for a week! I could sell that card, but no one would pay for my hours of labor on it!!! I’d rather just mail it to a friend (Marie has already called dibs, sorry!) 😁

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  11. Both cards are beautiful, so pleased you shared with us at Craftycatz this week.x

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  12. Gorgeous cards as always, I wondered how the sequence card was created! So are your fingertips permanently numb after gluing all of that sequence! The things we do for our craft!

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    • Seriously! I made another shaker card for Same Set Syndrome and was shaking my head (and my fist at the sky) and cursed myself for doing another shaker card so soon. I need months between these interactive, pain in the rear cards… but I must have amnesia lately! That reminds me that I *still* need to post the shaker I made for Virginia!!! πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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  13. A sweet creation with the Squirrel and a super shaker card as well, many thanks for joining in our September theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  14. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

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  15. Wow, these cards are fantastic. I especially love the first one! I can imagine how painstaking a process it was to get all of those sequins in place but the resulting leaves look absolutely amazing. – Charlotte/Lady Joyful

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  16. Wowza, Karen! Your shakers are filled with Autumn Beauty (and sequins too!) Loved your post, and getting to know you, another squirrel fan! Please do me a favor and include the Card Concept’s style description, and photo graphic, 2 of our rules. I don’t want this gorgeous card disqualified. Hugs, and thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!

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  17. What a sweet card with the aquirrel.
    Thanks kleuren met potloden
    Groetjes Josje

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  18. Wow! They’re all amazing! Thank you for joining us this week at
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges .
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Blessings! Jeanie Ellis, DT, Crafty Gals Corner
    http://www.craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com

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  19. Love this shaker card soooo much! Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.
    Hugs and good luck
    Patrizia (acupofcards)
    DT bastel-traum challenge

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