Sunday, October 9, 2011

Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Welcome to the Trick Or Treat Blog Hop
October 8-10, 2011

 Crafter's Workshop and Clearsnap have teamed up for the next three days to create hauntingly inspiring projects for this Halloween season. It's all tricks, treats, and techniques so join us on a fright night jaunt to remember, hopping from blog to blog. Leave your "Trick-or-treat" comment on each blog in the hop in hopes of winning candy, blog candy that is! For every 50 comments posted on this blog we're giving away a set of inks and accessories to spook up any crafter's projects!!! We'll choose the winners from the blog comments posted on all the blogs in the Hop. The prize includes Smooch Spritz in Frosted Grape, Green Olive, and Carrot Cake, ColorBox Pigment InkPad in Spooktacular, Glitter in  Grape Fizz, Design Adhesives in "Trick or Treat" and "Eeeeks!?", plus our new Design Foils in Lime Burst. That's alot of spook to go around!

Blog List:

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer -
Charlotte Jenkins You are Here
Mary Dawn Quirindongo -
Karen Grunberg-
Receive extra entries in the Hop for following us on Twitter and Facebook and for tweeting or posting on Facebook about the Hop - just post here afterwards that you have followed us or posted about the Hop to increase your chances to win. Happy Hopping!!!

Today I am sharing with you how to create  "A Fall Layout" using Molding Mat, Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Premium Dye Ink, Top Boss Embossing Powder, ColorBox Pigment Ink and Crafter's Workshop Stencils. 

Clearsnap Products

Other Products
Hero Arts Leaf Detail Stamp
Bazzil Basics Line Lime Crush Card stock
Hot off the Press Border Stamp
CPS Blog Sketch by Tami Mayberry


  • Cut a 12 X 12 piece of Bazzil Basics Lime Crush Cardstock down to 10"X10".
  • Cut a 12X12 piece of Orange card stock paper down to 11X11 and set the paper aside.
  • On the 10X10 piece of card stock, ink the Leafy Border Molding Mat using ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Spearmint Dye Ink and stamp on the cardstock.
  • When dry, stamp and emboss leaves using Top Boss Verdigris Embossing Powder randomly over the entire piece of card stock.
  • Tape the 6X6 Crafters Workshop Balzer Design Mini Tri Mosaic stencil down over the left upper corner of the 10X10 piece of cardstock. Using the ColorBox Stylus Circle Tip, place Top Boss Watermark Embossing Ink to the collage's surface. Apply the ink using a gentle pounding motion, holding the Stylus straight up and down. Do not use a stroking motion. This motion will keep the ink from seeping under the edges of the stencil. If your stencil seems to be lifting as you ink, use an awl or chopstick to hold the stencil down as you apply ink. Repeat this process on the lower right corner of the 10X10 piece of card stock.
  • Tap the Stylus Tips blending tool on the Colorbox Stephanie Barnard Dye Ink Pad to pick up a small amount of ink. Now using the Stylus Tips blending tool, blend the Dye ink into the paper. Make sure you blend the embossed area with more pressure to apply more ink around the heat embossed area created in the last step. This will create a stark contrast between the embossed area, which will resist the Dye Ink, and the inked area of the page.
  • Aggressively run a paper distressing tool over the edges of the 10X10 page. Once the edges have been distressed with the tool, ink the edges with Chianti Colorbox Pigment Ink Brush Pad.
  • Glue the 10X10 card stock onto the 11X11 orange card stock.
  • Aggressively run a paper distressing tool over the edges of the 11X11 page. Once the edges have been distressed with the tool, ink the edges with Chianti Colorbox Pigment Ink Brush Pad.
  • Cut a 5"X4" piece orange coordinating paper. Stamp the Stylus Leafy Border Molding Mat with Top Boss Watermark ink vertically down the paper. Sprinkle the image with Top Boss Verdigris Embossing Powder and emboss powder. Adhere the the paper to the 10X10 page.
  • Place a double matte on the photo and adhere to the 10X10 card stock. Offset the matted photo on the page.

  • Place a piece of ribbon vertically on the piece you create above in the last step.
  • Cut a piece of 9"X1" tan card stock. Using a flourish stamp, stamp a horizontal border on the strip, using ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Tangerine Dye Ink. 
  • Cut a 9 1/2"X1 1/2" piece of coordinating orange card stock. Adhere the tan piece of card stock onto the orange card stock
  • Cut a 3 X 3 piece of tan card stock, ink a sentiment stamp using ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Spearmint Dye Ink and stamp on card stock.  When dry, ink edges using Chalk Inks.
  • Cut a 3 1/2X3 1/2 piece of orange cardstock. Adhere the piece you made above to the orange square. Adhere a yellow rhinestone to the left lower corner and upper right corner. Stamp a corner flourish and fussy cutout the image and adhere to the upper left corner of the photo.

  • Cut a 21/2X 6" piece of tan paper, ink a leaf stamp with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Spearmint Dye ink. Stamp the image on the tan paper. Ink a small leaf stamp with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Tangerine Dye Ink and randomly stamp over the green leaves. 
  • Cut the piece above down to 4".  Add an orange title.  Ink the edges of the tan card stock, using chalk inks.  Mat the title square with a coordinating orange piece of card stock and adhere to page.
  • Using the 2' remnant from the piece above, stamp a sentiment and adhere behind the right corner of the photo. 
  • Place butterfly and glitter brads to the page.
  • Adhere the 11X11 piece to a 12X12 piece of Bazzil Basic Lime Crush card stock.
  • Aggressively run a paper distressing tool over the edges of the 12X12 page.  Once the edges have been distressed with the tool, ink the edges with Chianti Colorbox Pigment Ink Brush Pad.
  • Using a short sentiment stamp, ink the stamp with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Tangerine Dye Ink and stamp the sentiment around the border of the 12X12 piece of card stock.

Enjoy your day hopping from blog to blog and thanks for stopping by.......


  1. Beautiful layout. I love it very much. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

  2. Love all the distressing and inking on this lo. Great details.

  3. Pretty Layout! Very detailed!
    I am loving all the fall colors on this hop!

  4. Lovely layout! The design is super.

  5. This is a fantastic layout and thanks for giving us the instructions for your creation.

  6. This is so cute, you did a super job on the leaves. I love seeing fall layouts and this one is my new favorite. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  8. Wonderful layering on this fab layout!

  9. All your Halloween Hop offerings are quite magnificent. The adorable little guy in this one is a bonus. Thank you for your sharing your materials and techniques. :)

  10. What a pretty page! I love all the layers you included!

  11. wow, this is really a great layout. the colors and stencil patterns really work.

  12. The layout is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration!

  13. absolutely love this page. Great use of the fall colors

  14. Great layout! I love the fall colors and the different shimmers! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  15. Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me some CANDY! Love, love this page. Way too complex for me but I sure would like it in my album!

  16. Beautiful the colors. I am following on Facebook = )

  17. Love your layout! The layers are beautifully done, the lettering around the edge and the embossing powders really set this page apart!

  18. So cool, love all the projects and products.