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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Blog Hop - Glamorous Side of Scrappin'

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Wow!  Yes, It's true... I'm in another hop today and another one starting tomorrow on top of the 13 Days of Halloween Hop!  I have a lot going on, but it makes me happy and I hope you all are enjoying my posts too. :o)

Today's hop is hosted by the super sweet Ashley of The Glamorous Side of Scrapping and O - M - G, does she have some AMAZING blog candy!  She is doing a super giveaway plus there are several very generous sponsors for this hop so be sure to head to her blog first (if you happened here by chance) because you need to read the instructions to be entered to win.  I know you won't want to miss out, because I  don't want to miss out!  You all know how I love blog candy! ;)  I mean, who doesn't, really?

Anyways, if you arrived here from Vicki's Blog you are in the right spot.

This hop is all about Halloween!  I'm sorry I didn't get to create something super cool for this hop, but I've been so sick with my illness lately, I've spent almost every day for the past couple of weeks in bed.  I do have a project for you that has never been posted, and I suppose that's all we need right?  This is a pop-up card that I created in a class when I was first learning how to make cards, so it is not my own design, but it is pretty unique. ;0)  When I was feeling better, I used to take classes at my local scrapbooking store quite often and it was so much fun.  I really miss doing that.  I am sure I will go back to them at some point though.  It's a great place to make new friends who obviously share the same interest as you. :0)  There are a lot of stops to get to so without further ado, here is my card...
 Front of card - black card stock, My Mind's Eye - kraft paper with felt spiders, the "boo" and ghost are clear cut-outs that are pop-dotted, in the background I used two green and purple card stock, cut into squares, matted together and then lined up and tilted like a diamond, but with overhang so it wasn't "too" perfect.  I love that effect and always forget to do things like that.  Sometimes it's good to go back to past projects to relearn some of the things you may have forgotten about.  There are so many awesome techniques out there that it's hard to keep track of them all!
Inside is where it gets fun.  The spider and web were cut from the Cricut (not sure which cartridge as this came in a kit), the insides of the card were lined with green cardstock.  Before you start messing with the web, you want to use Stickles on it first and let it dry.  Same with the big, creepy spider.  The web is kind of a spiral shape, so you can unwind it and adhere the base to one side by using a brad and then adhere the other (unwrapped) piece to the other side with glue.  Then you take a pop dot, put it over the end of the spiral and place your spider on top of that.  When you close the card, the spiral goes pretty much back together and lies flat, and then when the card is opened, it kind of springs out at ya!   

Great card for kids.  They would love it!  Not the little ones though.  Spider's a little too spooky I think, but what do I know?  I don't even have kids! ;) LOL

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today and a great big thank you to Ashley and all of our wonderful sponsors!  Your next stop is the talented Maria - MD Craft Corner.  Can't wait to see what she came up with for this hop.

In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire lineup...

1. Ashley -
2. Lisa ~
3. Ellen -
4. Dena -
5. Zenita -
6. Gina -
7. Liz -
8. Cindy-
9. Cyndie -
10. Lisa -
11 .Mindy -
12. Staci ~
13. Vicki ~
14. Amy Jo ~ - You are here.
15. Maria ~ - Next Stop.
16. Janet~
17. Jearise -
18. Lynda -
19. Carol -
20. Shannon -

21. Erica -

XO ~ Amy Jo


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Hi Amy Jo!! I love how the web winds from side to side on your card! What a cool idea. SUPER!
And OF COURSE I am a follower!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Anonymous said...

AWESOME CARD! Love the web on the inside even though I hate spiders! LOL! TFS

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

very cool card Amy! Feel better girly!

Staci McD
staci412 at optonline dot net

Ashley Nicole said...

I love the card Amy Jo! Love the spider web pop up, very creative. I really like the colors and the ghost. I hope you feel better soon! Thank you so much for being apart of the hop.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Eva said...

super cute, love that ghost and the spider & web inside. I am a follower here already!

Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

ScrappinT said...

Love it!!! What a great spider web! I am a follower

Angiebug said...

"BOO"-tastic card! love the pop-out web too. hope your feeling better soon. new follower
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

Carol said...

The card is so cute! I love the spider webs. I'm having fun being on the hop with you.

Vicki said...

Love the card. It's great being in this hop with you.

vwilson577 at

mamawcindy said...

You are one busy Girl! Love your Card! My Little Grandson would Love this. My little Grand Daughter on the other hand wouldn't want near it. He! He! Thanks! I'm a follower of yours. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Liz said...

Love you card...It is super adroable and love the spideys :)


lindaplus3 said...

I love the web.. great job... hope you get to feeling better :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Maria said...

very cute

Lillian Child said...

Sweet creativity, Amy Jo!

I am a follower of your blog. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!
lillianchild at cox dot net

Liz said...

Great card, TFS, hope you're feeling better soon!

Edwina said...

Hi Amy, I hope you are feeling better. i think everyone would understand even if you used a card that was posted before. You did a great job on the card. I do think it is creepy. Thanks for sharing. Feel better soon. Edwina Brown

Paper Creations by Mindy said...

what a super cute card!

Zenita Smith said...

That's a great card Amy!! I haven't tried a pop-up card yet but you are making me want to!!! I also have fibro and know what you mean about some good days and some bad days!! Thanks for sharing your card!!

pattyk said...

great pop up card --very cute thanks

Vicki said...

Love the spiders! and the inside of your card..

Becky Dunham said...

What a great card Amy Jo! Love how the web pops out, though I think it would scare my girls too much and they are 14 and 17 :) You are right about techniques, there are so many out there and I am learning new ones all the time and forget the old. I hope you are feeling better soon dear.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Beckie said...

Love your card. New follower ;)

Brittney said...

Super Cute!

Pam said...

OMG your ghost is so cute! Just love the hippy vibe! I love popup cards, just haven't tried to do one of my own yet.

Pattie Mcginnis said...

love the spider and the web on the inside of your card...

Angie said...

Cute projects!!! Spider is great!

Cathy said...

love the card...not the they give me the creeps/

gshrader said...

Great card! love the spiders on the inside!
new follower
gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

Jen L said...

TFS fun card !!

McVic said...

super cool card! I know my kids would love this one!
following from

callyannc said...

This is super cute! I love it! TFS CallyAnn

joydee1963 said...

Very cute card,I am a follower.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Laura (tweetyb) said...

So cute!! Love it!!
♥ Laura ♥

Kris Dietz said...

Awesome card! Love all the details. Thank you for sharing the instructions too. Great idea for the kids. I'm a new follower. Love your projects!

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Dena said...

Love all the spiders! Cool card, Amy!

Dena Jones
dena dot maile at gmail dot com

Anniebee said...

Awesome card, Amy! I'm sorry to hear you have been feeling bad again. I hope you get better soon. Looks like you're staying plenty busy despite your pain.


shersl84bed said...

Fun card, creepy. You sure have been busy this weekend, I almost missed your part of this hop. Glad I got to see your card. Im a follower, and hope you will come follow me too.

Amanda said...

I'm not much 4 cards, but I luv this 1! Looks like quite a bit of detail & work went n2 it! My fave Halloween card so far! Already following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

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