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Halloween Instagram Hop

A group of my crafty friends and I are hopping along in the Halloween Theme IG Hop today! This hop is part of a fun giveaway by Donna Perisic from CreativePixieDesigns.com and @creativepixiedesigns, who is coordinating this hop and giving away two $25.00 Gift Certificates to Scrapbook.com. Entries must be made by October 10th on Instagram. To enter:

  1. Follow Donna Perisic @CreativePixieDesigns
  2. Tag one friend in the comments *on her IG post*
  3. For bonus entries, follow the other designers on this hop (like me @misplacedmojo) and tag a friend in the comments on their IG posts.

Here is the full hop lineup:

OK, with that out of the way, let’s talk cards!!! You know how excited I get about hops and how I tend to make more than 1 project when those creative juices start flowing! Both cards today use a set from Darcie’s called Creepin’ It Real. I’m still on my Prismacolor streak, so I used them on both cards. Let’s take a look at my favorite of the two cards:

After I got Frankie all colored in my favorite color, lime/sap green, I fussy cut him out and picked out some coordinating papers from a Queen and Co. paper pack. I found a current sketch challenge at Try Stamping on Tuesday that I thought would work great for my idea. I die cut my papers and sentiment using Spellbinders dies from 3 patterns, plus black glitter DCWV paper. I deviated a bit from the sketch to fit my elements, but in my opinion a sketch is a starting point! To finish this card off I added 3 green glitter epoxy dots from my stash for added sparkle. Writing this post I wish I had colored the heart in the sentiment green like Frankie! Here’s the close up:

Next up is a card made from the leftovers and the other image in the set!

This Queen and Co. paper pack is double sided and it was killing me that I hadn’t been able to use the other patterns on the back! Please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles picking sides! This other image from the set was super cute and had a purr-fect sentiment to go with it! 😉 Another quick flip through the sketch book and shazam… this card was born! Hard to tell from the photo but the green mat behind the diagonal strip is shimmer paper and quite pretty in real life, but as I pointed out in a post a couple days ago, I’m a crafter and not a photographer! This time I used stitched square dies from Simon Says Stamp for my elements and the sparkling gems from Trinity Stamps that were included in the July Create and Inkspire kit. They have a slight iridescence that reflects the colors of the papers you used. And here is a closer view of this card and my less than perfect fussy cutting.

If this is your first time here and you like what you see, please consider following my blog. I post most of my projects on IG but *everything* gets posted here, along with all the supplies and details. Comments left here on this post will not be entered into the giveaway, so be sure to pop over to IG and start @CreativePixieDesigns for the chance to win one of two $25 Scrapbook.com gift certificates! Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

MisplacedMojo

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

25 comments on “Halloween Instagram Hop

  1. I too like to think out of the box and use a sketch as a start which makes it a little unique. Love your Halloween card, adorable and fun. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and TSOT. Please come back again for future fun challenges and partners at Double Trouble.

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  2. What an adorable pair of images far too cute to spook great papers and layout,thank you for joining in at the Crafty Calendar Challenge

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  3. Great Halloween cards, and your Prismacoloring is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble.
    Melanie

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  4. Brilliant card Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    Hug Ginny
    SUYP Cats Challenges.
    My Blog As I do Rodos

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  5. Youre card is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Catch the bug Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

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  6. Both cards are adorable and I do love puns!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our World Cardmaking Day challenge!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  7. Your cards are so cute, great designs too. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz xx

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  8. I love the purple and green combo for the first card – and that sentiment is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at both Double Trouble and TSOT 🙂

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  9. Hi. are these digi stamps??

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    • They are not digis, they are clear stamps by a company called Darcie’s. The set is called Creepin’ It Real. I found it on Darcie’s site for $8.79: http://darciesllc.3dcartstores.com/Creepin-It-Real_p_1924.html but also a little cheaper here $7.99: https://scrapbookingmadesimple.com/darcies-heart-home-cling-stamp-set-creepin-it-real/ It’s a smaller set, maybe 5×5″ and they sell “tin pins” that coordinate that you can use to embellish the card with lots of dimension here: http://darciesllc.3dcartstores.com/Creepin-It-Real_p_1930.html If you have never seen Darcie’s sets before you will love their site and all the designs they have. I have no affiliation with them but I think their designs are cute! Hope that helps!!!

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      • Thank you for the info. Wow, those tin pins are just adorable. I was not familiar with this company. Always nice to find new places with cool stuff. Hugz

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        • Glad I could help share the word of a great little stamp company! I don’t know where you live, but in the US there are a couple stamp shows that travel around. Darcies is frequently a vendor a these shows, which is how I was introduced to them. They did demos on using their shrink plastic images and I still have a shrink plastic gnome on my desk from a demo probably 8 years ago that makes me smile every time I craft!!! On the tin pins, I will caution you that it can be a struggle to color the rest of the image to match the colors in the pin, especially if you don’t have the full collection of Copics or your other coloring mediums. Before buying, check to see if you can reproduce the colors otherwise the pins will look odd. I love that their sets are affordably priced and super cute! Sorry if I am responsible for “enabling” you!!! LOL

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  10. Fabulous and so beautiful. Nice work. Looks great.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.
    Annette DT

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  11. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy.

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  12. Darling cards, Karen. Thanks for sharing Frankie with us at Just Us Girls.

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  13. Such cute cards – both of them! But must admit I’m partial to Frank, who you have colored perfectly! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

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  14. I love Frank!!!! The design of that card is so lovely with the colours and circles. Faboolous. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

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  15. I swear, Karen, I don’t know if Little ‘Frankie’ or that kitten is the cutest but neither is apt to spook too many people. Great coloring! BTW, fussy cutting isn’t supposed to be perfect. If you want perfect, you use a machine. Fussy cutting with scissors or a craft knife leaves imperfections which say “this is hand made with love.” 😀

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    • You know, I’m not critical of anyone else’s fussy cutting… just mine. I know its a sign of that homespun love, but I can’t help but feel amateurish when I’m the one who did it. Double standard, for sure, but I haven’t been able to convince myself otherwise. At this point I’m just embracing my insecurities. After almost 50 years, they and I have become good friends. LOL

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  16. Very cute Ghoulish cards. I don’t know if I’ve ever used cute and ghoulish together before, but it works here. SO glad you joined the challenge at Die Cut Divas of Autumn (including Halloween).

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  17. These Halloween cards are both super cute!! Love the pretty card designs!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  18. Two great spooky but cute designs!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Friends Challenge.

    Helen x

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  19. What cute cards!! I love Frank – he is just darling…he’d probably be irritated I called him that but these are great! thanks of joining in on the fun at lost coast designs!!

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  20. Both cards are fab. Thanks for sharing them with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

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