Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Hello crafty friends and Happy New Year to you all!

It's time for the first challenge of 2017 at SHOPPING OUR STASH! For this week's prompt, 
Shape Up, we challenge you to make a card or project using a shape other than a rectangle, circle, or square. It seems that since the holidays have passed, everyone is in Valentine mode....But not me. Here is what I came up with:

 Here is the inside:

I started by making three nesting templates of a coffin. I traced around a folded piece of black cardstock using the largest template, making sure the left side lined up along the fold, and fussy cut. I repeated the tracing and cutting for the smaller panels. On the orange front panel, I randomly stamped a couple stamps, inked and distressed the edges. The other three panels were inked and distressed too. I colored the creepy cool cat and fussy cut it as well. I then created a collage using stickers, ephemera, and sequins. A couple more stamps finish the inside.

(Love this creepy cat!)

I hope you find some time this week to play along with our Shape Up challenge at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see how you interpret this challenge! For even more inspiration, do yourself a favor and visit the blogs of my teammates, and leave them some bloggy lovin!

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps - cat from plate 1474; STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge; Hampton Arts - Beware
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Black Soot
DP: Authentique - Thrilling
CS: Taylored Expressions; Darice
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; handmade coffin templates; Making Memories - Halloween ephemera kit; Darice - sequins; Authentique - stickers;  Provocraft - decorative scissors; MISTI; Tonic - distressing tool; stapler
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Glue Dots; Ranger - Glossy Accents


Maria Rodriguez. said...

Girl, you went from Holidays to Halloween in one heck of a fabulous way!! This card is over the top amazing and beautiful in a creepy kind of way. Love, love that cat and all the other details both in front and inside.
Awesome job!!
Big Hugs,

Barbara Godden said...

My thoughts too, the usual transition is New Years, Valentines, Easter but your card is Fantastic. love it. would be perfect for my grandsons. Did you MAKE that template yourself? it's awesome.

Mimi said...

I'm totally down with your coffin card! I saw it and went, "Yep!" Love the shape and all of your detail... and that cat is totally cool!

Chana Malkah said...

Chris, I just love this (and I am not a Halloween kinda girl!) So much wonderful detail and the composition is just perfect! Beautiful job!
Chana Malkah

lauren bergold said...

(i have world-record levels of project envy right now!!!) <3

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

I love all things Halloween and this card is so awesome!!! I love the shape and all the details on the front!!

Lindsey said...

Too funny, I have not particularly enjoyed seeing Valentine's cards already, but a Halloween card is perfect! Especially a coffin-shaped one. And ooh, that cat stamp!

Donna said...

UMMMMMM hello....a coffin shaped Valentine card??? That would be perfect!!
Yes, I am THAT person :)
But you already knew that
This is awesome sistah!
Right down to that creepy cat!

Ina G said...

What a way out fabulous and unique creation Chris. I must have blinked and went forward in time to October! Scary!

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