Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pretty Cute Stamps - September Release Blog Hop!

What a wonderful day! We are finally here!  The September Release blog hop - where we are sharing different projects from the all the new stamp sets! If you came here from the Pretty Cute Stamps blog you are in the right place - If you want to start at the beginning, head back there.

For my project I created a Halloween treat box.  I love making paper boxes, and what better than to be able to fill one with candy?! And speaking of candy, I have some blog candy for a lucky reader, so be sure to read to the end!

I used the brand new Spooktacular Stamp Set! How positively cute is this?! I just love all the options with this set - so many sentiments and oh! those vials of creepy goodness!!

The background paper is from Jillibean Soup.  I bought a 6x6 pad of it and have been loving using it! I made the treat box using the dimensions from this video, and I inked the edges as I went. The ghosts are stamped on watercolour paper and I watercoloured them lightly with Distress Markers, adding some Wink Of Stella clear glitter over top.

I paper pieced the cute witch hat and added Glossy Accents to the buckle and star before popping it up with foam dots. The little faces that come with the set are positively adorable! He looks soooo happy :)

I hand cut the sign, sponged with Distress Ink and then stamped with the same Distress Ink using a woodgrain stamp. I just love this Open If You Dare stamp! Of course you have to open it now!!

Inside, I stamped more batty goodness and added a layer of patterned paper. I hand cut around one of the patterned paper spiderwebs and added a sparkly black brad, allowing the box to stay closed. Who wouldn't want to receive one of these boxes full of treats?!

All these sets are now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps shop.  These new releases will be on sale!! through September 30, 2014! In case you are finding it hard to choose -you can save even more by purchasing them as a New Release Bundle! How cool is that?!

And one more fantastic new thing - These SVG files are new at the Pretty Cute Stamps store! You simply cut them out with your electronic cutter and then line your stamp up over them.... Be still my heart :)

I'm so glad you could join along in the hop today and visit me! Each of the Design Team is sharing fabulous projects featuring the new stamp sets from the August release, so you will want to be sure to visit each person for some wonderful ideas!

We also have an exciting prize for you! A $15 Gift Certificate for Pretty Cute Stamps!! What will you buy if you win?? 

For your chance to win, 
1) become a follower of each blog
2) leave each of us a comment. 
3) For an extra chance to win LIKE Pretty Cute Stamps Facebook page and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps mailing list and leave a comment on the Pretty Cute Stamps blog that you did. 

A random winner will be chosen on Friday, September 26, 2014.

I also have some blog candy for you!!! I will send one of your choice of either the Candy Corn Kisses or the Nuts About You sets to a random winner (to a US or Canada location) from the comments here on my blog :)  I will post that winner here on Monday, September 29, 2014 - so don't forget to check back!

Here's the hop line up - the next stop for you is Kendra!

I hope you have an awesome week!! Thanks for taking the time to comment :) It makes my day!


  1. Your projects are so cute...great job with those new stamps!

  2. I love your projects. The faces on the ghost are adorable!!

    1. Forgot to mention - I am already a follower and love your work!!

  3. I love the box you made!!! It's really cute!!!

  4. I also follow your blog on Feedly.

  5. So adorable, Karla! I love this sweet little treat! Thank you so much for creating such adorable projects for our release. :)

  6. Oh wow your treat box is too cute love the stamp set
    Hugs Debbie

  7. Your treat box is adorable! I love the sweet faces on the ghosts..so fun!
    Sherrie K

  8. Some little goblin is going to LOVE this treat box!

  9. Cute Cute little ghost. The treat box is adorable.

    Sarah P

  10. Really cute treat box!
    I already follow your blog :)

  11. Do you just use cardstock for the paper boxes? Do they hold up? I'd like to try one, super cute!

    1. Hi Sophia, yes, I just used regular cardstock and it's quite sturdy! The box itself is reinforced- you can find the directions by clicking the video link in the post above.