Thursday, August 29, 2013

Avery Elle August/September Inspiration Blog Hop



I'm so excited to be showcasing the new Avery Elle Halloween set, Twisted Treats!!!  As I said before, Halloween is all about the goodies!  This set is the perfect thing for creating party favors and treat bags for all your little monsters;)


For my first project, I was thinking Evil Queen.  Snow White's Queen, that is:)  The frame stamp reminded me of the Queen's mirror, and what better to go with the Queen's mirror but a candy apple?  To dress up the candy apple I wrapped it in red cellophane and wrapped some washi tape around the stick.  Then I created a tag using 2 die cut frames with a bit of vellum sandwiched between.  For my sentiment, I chose "Good to the Bitter End".  So apropos, no?  



I was also inspired to make a spoooooky Halloween card.  Some masking and a haunted house die cut was all it took to get this one done!


To get a crisp line when blending inks, I use these Post-It notes that have adhesive covering the entire back side of the paper.  You need that extra stickiness when you're moving the blending pad over the mask.    


Thank you for stopping checking out my projects today!  I do hope you stop by all the other Avery Elle blog hoppers!  Here's the blog line up if you've just started...

 Chunyuan Wu
Katie Gehring (our awesome guest designer!)
Nina Yang
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton (you are here:)

To celebrate the August/September Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner!  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, September 1st to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, September 2nd.  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now. 

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Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

63 comments:

  1. OK, that's it. Time to go get the Halloween stuff out!
    I LOVE that spooky moon - and that treat? LOL! I can see both my kids being nervous about eating it ;)

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  2. Such cool projects, JJ! Thanks for the ink sponging tip :)

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  3. Great projects, JJ! Love the vellum 'sandwich' on the candy apple's tag! And thanks so much for sharing your masking technique. Very scary (but in a good way!) card. Bev

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  4. love your beautiful masking of the clouds and moon!!

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  5. oh my your amazing.. these are too fabulous..

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  6. That stamp set is absolutely fantastic!

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  7. Fabulous masking, wonderful scene created!!

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  8. love the snow white inspiration! very fun idea!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  9. Love your tag and card! Twisted Treats is my favorite set of the new release... I love Halloween!

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  10. Awesome Halloween projects! I especially love the masking of the moon on the card!! So super cool!

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  11. Fabulous card JJ! Your clouds and moon are perfect!

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  12. Wonderful tag and card. Great masking technique. TFS.
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  13. Just wow...that Haunted House with smoky clouds and shining moon...in love!

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  14. That background is awesome!! Gotta get some of those post it notes ...

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  15. I love the tag with the vellum! Brilliant! Super cute card!

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  16. Oh my, that vellum tag looks so great with the apples!! Perfect sentiment. Wonderfully spooky-cloudy sky on your card too : )

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  17. I love how you think, JJ! Your 'Mirror' tag and sentiment are perfect together and your card is fab! I love how you created the dark sky behind your clouds and moon...so cool!
    Thanks so much for the tip on the post-it notes, too!

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  18. What a great card - love the clouds background and the bats flying over the silhouette of the moon!

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  19. I just love your Halloween projects! So clever with the apple, and the card is wonderfully spooky!

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  20. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and now that I've seen this set, I must own it! Love your sweet treat project and your card is so cool JJ!

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  21. That is a fun card and I love the mirror tag. Such great projects!

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  22. Oh~ forgot to say I follow you on blogger!

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  23. The haunted house looks sooo cool!

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  24. Wow!! Such Awesome Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  25. Whoa! Your card is simply AMAZING! And I love yours treats! :)

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  26. Fabulous creations! Another great stamp set.

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  27. Super fun card JJ! Those clouds are fantastic.

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  28. Fun cards! Thanks
    for the masking tip
    also.
    Carla from Utah

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  29. Oh wow!! Love love your Halloween projects!! Amazing!

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  30. I love these JJ! The little apple treat tags are so fun, but I am loving the spooky scene you created on the card, fantastic blending!

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  31. FABULOUS, FABULOUS Halloween tag & card JJ - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your masking :)

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  32. fabulous card and sweet treat!

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  33. LOOOOOOOOVE how you've done that moon!!! LOVE the tag too! You always amaze me, JJ!!! LOVE x1000000 (and I don't even like Halloween! LOL! You've changed my mind-- LOVE!)! <3

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  34. Spooky card and great idea to make the apple tag.

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  35. Love your use of twisted treats! its my favorite one! especially with Halloween coming up soon :D

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  36. I am loving that Halloween card.

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  37. Perfect sentiment for the apple---made me think of snow white

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  38. I love your wrapping for the apple! Perfect!
    Great card too!

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  39. The clouds and the moon look so realistic. I've not tried any masking but I'm putting it on my test of things to do. thanks for sharing.

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  40. I like all your projects so much

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  41. Aaah! Love this stamp set! Your projects have really got me looking forward to Halloween (the tag is really clever!)

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  42. Love the frame on the candy apple and such a cool card too!

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  43. Love the fun and festive projects! Totally TERRIFIC!

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  44. So fun! LOVE how you masked the sky to make your scene!!!

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  45. ha ha ha!!! - LOOOOVE that tag on the carmel apples!! perfect!!
    and the card...wow!!! the masked scene is just to die for! i LOOOOOVE the clouds and the moon 'glow'! just wow!! you stun me once again!! :)

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  46. Wow Love your cards... They are great very creative.

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  47. Deliciously spooky! Anita (in France) :)

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  48. Love your card, fantastic clouds. Love this new stamp set the fonts in the sentiments are great.

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  49. Great halloween projects...thanks for showing us how you made the moon.

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  50. Your card looks awesome with those clouds! It was a fun idea too for you to ink around the moon & leave the inside white.

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  51. Love the glow of color around the moon!

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  52. Love the label on the apples. Your scene cards are super. Thanks for sharing.

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