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Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Blog Hop

Hello & Welcome!!

You have reached the 3rd stop on the
CM Bloggers’ Halloween Blog Hop.  
Some of my sister
CM Advisors and I are sharing ideas and inspiration for your Halloween layouts and projects.  If you’re hopping in order, you’ve arrived from Karyn’s blog.  At the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Julie’s blog.   Be sure to visit each stop – there are lots of  wonderful ideas being shared!  (More info, including the complete list of Blog Hop stops, is at the bottom of this post.)

I was inspired by the vintage look of the Bats in the Belfry Collection by Creative Memories to create these embellishments.

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Have you tried CM’s new Repositionable Tape Runner Refill?  It was very handy when making these items.  The refill fits in the regular CM Tape Runner case! CM Halloween Blog HopThis adhesive comes out in a pattern of tiny dots, so it’s really good for small, intricate pieces and because it’s repositionable it’s super easy to make adjustments to your design.  After applying any excess adhesive rubs right off.   The adhesive becomes more tacky over time but never becomes permanent.   CM Halloween Blog Hop

For the base of each decoration you’ll need:

Snip just the bottom of each scallop of the 12” border so you can curve it around the circle.CM Halloween Blog Hop
Using the Repositionable Tape Runner – place adhesive on the lower, pointy part (the part you snipped) of the front side of the lace scallop border and on the edge of the back of your circle.

with the wrong side of the paper facing you (if using double sided paper), place the two ends of the border together on the circle and loosely place the rest of your border around the circle, adjusting & repositioning when needed.   Once you have the border in place, smoosh it down to flatten & adhere.  CM Halloween Blog Hop
Flip the base over and add layers to your design using items from the Bats in the Belfry collection. Everything coordinates so it’s really hard to go wrong!  Add circles that are cut with the Custom Cutting System, and punched with the Shape Maker System from the paper pack, add
stickers & embellishments using Foam Squares to add a bit of dimension.CM Halloween Blog Hop

The Scalloped Circle shown below was punched using the CM Shape Maker System and the 2” Scalloped Circle  punch from Fun Stampers Journey.  FSJ offers punches that work with CMs Shape Maker System! Read more in this earlier blog post.CM Halloween Blog HopCM Halloween Blog HopCM Halloween Blog HopCM Halloween Blog Hop

CM Halloween Blog Hop

CM Halloween Blog Hop

I hope these have inspired you! If can’t wait to see your version of this design…please feel free to share what you’ve created in my Lisa’s Workshop Facebook group. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I will now send you on your way to the next stop in the CM Bloggers Halloween Hop -  Julie’s blog.

Here is the complete line up for today’s Blog Hop: CM Bloggers’ Halloween Blog Hop

  1. Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
  2. Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops
  3. Lisa’s Workshop <-----You are here!
  4. Julie Tambrini at Julie’s Creative Memories Blog
  5. Candace Bouldin at Scrappin’ JPEGs

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

World Card Making Day–October 1, 2016!

World Cardmaking Day 2016 - Lisa's Workshop

According to DaysOfTheYear.com: “World Card Making Day reminds us that the best gifts come from the heart, and the hands and vision of the people we love, so get out there and try making a card of your own!

World Cardmaking Day 2016 - Lisa's Workshop
This card uses products from my 3 favorite paper crafting companies – Creative Memories, Kiwi Lane and Fun Stampers Journey.  I love these companies’ products so much that I’ve teamed up with them as a CM Advisor, KL Instructor and FSJ Coach!  Each company has fantastic products and to celebrate Richie’s 15th birthday and World Card Making Day I made this card with products from all 3 companies.

When I saw the fun Level Up stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey I knew it would be perfect for my favorite gamers!

World Cardmaking Day 2016 - Lisa's Workshop
The background paper is from the new Creative Memories
Denim Blues Paper Pack and the “15” is from the CM Denim Blues ABC/123 Stickers Pack.
I used the Delight Template from Kiwi Lane to create the zig zag shape on paper from the KL Live Life Paper Kit.
World Cardmaking Day 2016 - Lisa's Workshop

World Cardmaking Day 2016 - Lisa's Workshop

All images on the card and envelope (shown below) were stamped using the Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink from FSJ.  I colored the images with the Journey Color Burst Pure Color Pencils (LOVE those!!)World Cardmaking Day 2016 - Lisa's Workshop
Added Richie’s name with the CM Denim Blues ABC/123 stickers

Kiwi Lane is having a great sale in honor of World Card Making Day.

Buy any one Layout Kit and get another one ½ off (Reg $7.00 each). Plus save 10% off all Card Designer Templates (includes Card Borders, Mini borders and Tiny Accessory sets. Remember – shipping is free with your $35+ order!

World Cardmaking Day 2016 - Lisa's Workshop

Kiwi Lane has been celebrating all week long on their Facebook page. Head over there for details on a fun giveaway ending midnight tonight (Oct. 1st 2016) and lots of great project ideas.

Head over to the CM Blog for A Year to Remember Cards & Envelope TutorialWorld Cardmaking Day 2016 - Lisa's Workshop