Friday, October 15, 2010

Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Haunt

We (my Daughter and I) are super excited to be joining Paper Secrets 1st Annual Spooky Blog Haunt. For this event we will be Blog hopping to 31 participants Blog post to leave comments and check out what project they choose to display for the event.

We are stop # 22!
Your Next Stop will be Viki W @
Scrapbooking Creations by Vicki

Don't forget to stop by all 31 blogs to earn you chance at a great prize from Paper Secrets!
In case you get lost, you can find a complete blog list here...
http://papersecrets.friendhood.net/blog-candy-blog-hops-f5/2010-paper-secrets-spooky-blog-haunt-oct-15-18th-t1014.htm 

Ewww... Prizes We love Prizes!!
Here on our post we will be giving away a randomly chosen prize to those that become followers of our Blog. If you are currently a follower please mention it in your comment so we don't leave you out of the drawing. Our prize will be a $20 gift certificate to our online scrapbooking store "Circle B Enterprises Scrapbooking and More"!


Project Time!!
My Daughter and I contemplated what we wanted to do as our project. I am an avid card maker and my daughter enjoys making home decor and doing alterations so we decided to combine our love and do a "How to" project. Scroll on down to see what we came up with...



"How To Use Up Your Sticker Stash"


      Nearly every scrapbooker has a stash of stickers or embellishments that they just can't decide what they want to use them on, or have a jar full of left overs from previous projects.
      My Daughter called me after we decided to join the Haunt and said " Mom why don't we show a few projects that would be quick and easy to do and would use up that ever building stash!" After discussing it for a few minutes we decided we would do just that, and together we came up with 3 great ways to use up our ever growing pile of unused scraps.

Project #1: Cupcake Decorations
My Daughter is a cupcake making fiend, and loves to find new ways to decorate them.
You could also use this same idea to make cute planter decorations as well!!

Recipe for Cupcake Toppers
1. Cut scalloped circles on the Cricut using the George Basics Cartridge.
2. Add a sticker or two with some doodles for an added touch.
3. Adhere to toothpick or skewer cut in half.
4. Place in Cupcake to make a fun treat for everyone!


Project #2: Bookmarks
What better way to mark your page then with your very own handmade bookmark!

Recipe for Bookmarks

1. Cut out bookmark from card stock to desired shape and size.
2. Add stickers and doodles and you have a great handmade bookmark!




Project # 3: Collage Greeting Cards

I am an avid card maker for Operation Write Home and have found that the collage card is a great way to use your stash and make tons of great looking cards.

Recipe for Collage Greeting Cards

1.Cut one 8 1/2 x 11 Card Stock sheet in half, so you get two cards from one sheet.
2.Cut three 1 1 /2" x 3 1/2" strips from your scrap pattern paper and place evenly on card.
3.Cut one 4" x 2 3/4" rectangle from White Card cardstock, ink edges.
4. Place a collage of stickers on rectangle and pop dot it onto the stips. (I acutally used foam underneath instead of pop dots as you still get the effect and I can use up my scrap foam sheets too.





I hope you enjoyed visiting our blog... Happy Blog Haunting!!




70 comments:

  1. Those cupcake toppings are adorable - and, I'm a follower!

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  2. What a great way to use up your Halloween stickers!

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  3. Thank you for the tips and inspiration!

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  4. Cute ideas! Those cupcake decorations make me want a cupcake. :)

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  5. Yep I want cupcakes now too! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm a follower as well.

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  6. Great project! Love, love it! Very talented work! WOW!

    I am now your follower and I hope you can do the same! :-)

    http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thanks for sharing some great ways to use up those stickers!

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  8. Love those cupcakes! look so yummy, excellent way to use up that sticker stash. :)

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  9. What great projects! I'm following you now. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  10. Great ideas...thanks for sharing.

    Hope you and your daughter have a Happy Halloween

    Theresa
    Tshreve2@gmail.com

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  11. Love those cupcake toppers! :)
    What an awesome idea for old stickers! :)

    *I'm following your blog now*

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  12. Great projects, Love the cupcake tags!!

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  13. Hey daughter can you send me some of those cupcakes from TX, LOL! They look great!

    Thanks everyone for visiting our blog, hope you are having fun and will come back to visit in the future!

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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  14. Love the ideas of how you used your stickers. I am going to have my son make book marks for his class.

    Sandy

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  15. Ty for the chance to get my hip-pity hop on.great work.

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  16. I have used the cupcake decorators many times as well. I love to make cake and cupcakes as well! Great tips and projects!

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  17. Love it!
    Minta
    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  18. How did you know I have scraps! Actually some of the same ones you do... we save everything don't we! Thanks for the hop! so much fun and I am so happy to be a new follower of your blog!

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  19. WOW great projects! I love the first one the best, but then I like them all the best LOL! Great work, I am now a follower and hope you will also follow me.
    www.jennyplace26.blogspot.com

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  20. Such cute cupcake decorations!! I am following your blog!!

    http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  21. Love the cupcake toppers and the bookmarks/card are cute, too!
    I became a new follower!
    thanks for a chance at a giveaway
    kmassman gmail

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  22. Yummy cupcakes!! Made me hungry! lol I am now a follower!!

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  23. Love the idea of the cupcake toppers!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. I really like the picks for the cupcakes. Thanks for all of the great ideas. I have now become a follower.

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  25. Ok these are all fantastic ideas!! I especially LOVE the cupcake idea! My grandson eats cupcakes every chance he gets! LOL I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to seeing more great ideas!

    asapr@comcast.net

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  26. Great ideas! TFS

    ~Robin Redd

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  27. Great ideas - thanks for sharing!
    I am now a follower...

    lecantojack@gmail.com

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  28. great projects
    im now a follower
    carolyn h
    carolyn003@centurytel.net

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  29. Great ideas to use up that stash!

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  30. Wow, what great ideas for all those unused stickers!! I am now one of your followers, thanks for the great ideas!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

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  31. I now follow your blog and love your cute cupcakes. Great frosting color. Thanks.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  32. Great projects and clever ideas for using up the ever-growing pile of stash in my scraproom! I am a follower now.

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  33. Just love those projects, especially the bookmarks and cupake toppers! Just became a follower of your blog!

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  34. What cute ideas! Always a fan and follower forusing those stashes!! Love those cupcake toppers, and making me hungary! Great idea for the bookmarks!
    Following your blog!

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  35. great ways to use up your sticker stash!!

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  36. Love your project and now want ro make a batch of cupcakes :-) I am also a follower.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  37. Great ideas.....love the card!

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  38. What great ideas for using up those left-overs! Especially like the card. I am now a follower!

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  39. really cute...thank you for sharing
    tzcreativedreams@gmail.com

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  40. What great ideas to use up your stickers that are leftovers.
    I am a new subscriber.

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  41. I love your ideas for using stickers! I'm a follower!

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  42. awesome ideas
    i have become a follower as well

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  43. LOL.. I love how you and your daughter are working together on this! Your ideas are wonderful, my stash is growing daily!.. Love all of your projects, I am now a follower.
    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    a_scrap_above(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I'm a follower.

    What a great way to use up your stash. Thanks for the tips and the inspiration.

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  45. i have tons of stickers, ty for the ideas. they were great xoxo cake35@comcast.net

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  46. What a great idea to share how to use stickers- I have some that I have had for YEARS! I guess I will cleaning out soon ;-). Oh, & I am following too, thanks for sharing.

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  47. Great Projects!! The cupcakes look yummy!! I have become a follower. TFS!

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  48. GREAT ideas for using up those stickers!!

    :)

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com
    (following)

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  49. The cupcakes look yummy! Great projects. I am a new follower.

    barbara614@insightbb.com

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  50. Thanks for sharing your great ideas on using all those stickers. These projects are awesome!

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  51. Great ideas for using up your stickers! Love thos cute cupcakes

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  52. VERY cute sticker-using-up techniques!! Love the cupcake toppers especially much!!

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  53. What great ideas for all the stickers I have!! I love the cupcake toppers the best!

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  54. great way to use up scraps! Those cupcakes look yummy!

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  55. What cute ideas!! And I'm following your blog!

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  56. Thanks for the helpful hints! I have stickers that I don't use as well.
    http://lilbamaboysmama.blogspot.com

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  57. so nice to see that you are sharing your passion with your daughter
    ava
    cottagerca
    following

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  58. I love your ideas! I am a follower!

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