Friday, September 7, 2012

September Blog Hop - Halloween

Welcome to the September edition of the Hopper's monthly blog hop!  This time around we're featuring some wicked Halloween projects.  Since I was in the mood to do some punch art, this is the card that I came up with.
The card base is Elegant Eggplant.  The pumpkins are cut from Pumpkin Pie card stock, the small oval punch, large oval punch, and the 1 1/4" circle punch, then embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder and sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink.  The leaves and stem are cut from Garden Green card stock with the Bird Builder punch.  The clouds are cut from Basic Gray card stock using the frosting shape from the Cupcake Builder punch and sponged with Basic Gray ink.  Last, the moon is cut from Shimmery White card stock with the 1 1/4" circle punch and sponged with Daffodil Delight card stock.

I came up with this idea for creating the bat shape:
Simply cut the bottom wings of the butterfly off with a 3/4" circle punch! Super easy!

The prize this month is 30 6x6" pieces of retired Halloween card stock and some Basic Black grosgrain ribbon courtesy of Diane Squires.

Just leave a comment on all the Hopper's blogs and we'll choose one luck winner from all the posters at the end of the month.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Shimmery White, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly punch, 3/4" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, Cupcake Builder punch, Bird Builder punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Big Shot, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!


16 comments:

Debra Burgin said...

Fabulous idea for the punch bat!!

Ariane said...

Love the pumpkins!

Sharon said...

How clever are you! I will have to give the bat idea a try. Nice job on the card.

Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Love, love, love the bat! Great idea. Great card.

Margaret said...

The bat is awesome!!! Great idea on the pumpkins too! Love the embossing!!

Mighty Oak Stampers said...

wow - very creative! I love the pumpkins and the bat idea. Thank you for sharing!

Michelle Clarke said...

Love the pumpkins & bats! Too Clever! TFS!

Katie Hammel said...

I love the pumpkins and the bats. What a clever idea, I'm going to have to try this out. Thank You for the inspiration.

lisa808 said...

The embossed pumpkins and 'butterfly bats' are so creative.

bensarmom said...

What a great card you have filled with lots of clever ideas for the use of punches. Thanks for all of the cute ideas!

Anonymous said...

Those bats are so great especially using the butterfly punch! Love it! The clouds just add that much more to it. Then, those pumpkins are just too cute! Great card! I love using the punches for more than what they are normally used for!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Tish - GaMtnScrap said...

Great project! I love the embossed pumpkins! But I especially love how you used punches for other ideas than what they were intended for. Those are clever creative ideas!

ktstamps said...

Susan, how do you get your computer to draw the butterfly wings coming off so they look like bats??? Please let me know! kt

Angie S said...

Awesome card and love how you used the butterfly punch to create the bat. Very clever. tfs

Leishman Williams said...

The embossed pumpkins are such a cute idea. I will try that one right away.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Thanks Susan for sharing the trick with the butterfly punch. Love the card!