Saturday, October 1, 2011

My Thoughts Exactly October release: Surprise Pumpkin

It's October 1st, which means it's time for another My Thoughts Exactly Stamps release, and this month 2 stamps sets are released just in time for your Halloween projects! :-)
I took a lot of pics and you'll be here for a while so settle down comfortably... ;-)

For my card today I used svg files from  SVGs by Bee. This cute little pumpkin-cat combo is called Pumpkin has a surprise...

And here is the surprise! The card contains a little cat slider...

Here he is if you take him completely out... :-)

The card opens like a regular shaped card...

Now for the stamps, there are 2 sets released this month and I used both on my project. You won't believe the number of sayings those sets contain. They are perfect for scrapbook pages, cards, and all those little treat bags projects!... :-)

 The sign on the front of my card comes from the Fright Night Phrases set.

This cute little tag attached to the cat's neck comes from the Ghostly Greetings set.

The inside sentiment comes from the Ghostly Greetings set also.  And let's not forget the cute little bat smiley that comes from the Fright Night Phrases set.

I hand cut the little leaf out of felt and used some twisted Lime Trendy Twine to add some details and make little tendrils.
(To make the tendrils, simply wrap some wax paper around a pencil, drench some twine in glue and curl it around the pencil, let it dry, then fight with it to remove it from the damn wax paper, and voila!!  :-D)

Each stamps set is $15 (shipping included) but if you buy both sets together as the Halloween Bundle, it's only $25! :-)

And to reward you for reading all the way till the bottom of this long post... My Thoughts Exactly is giving away a $5 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on this post! (that's like 33% off any one stamp set...). This time I ask that you either become a follower of my blog here, or that you follow me on Facebook. If you do both, post a 2nd comment for an extra chance to win... I usually don't ask for anything from you but I thought it would be nice for once to acknowledge the people that have been kindly following me! :-) (thanks for your support!)

Don't forget to visit the other DT members' blogs for some awesome projects highlighting those incredibly versatile stamps!:

Alyssa at My Thoughts Exactly
Bee at Bee's Hive O' Drama
Jessica at Crafty Rocket Science
Jennifer at Our change of Art

Lenae at Sugar Gem
Thienly at Mod Paperie

And last but not least, let me take this opportunity to announce the Fang-tastic Halloween blog-hop that will take place next Friday (till Sunday), come back for more Halloween projects and giveaways! :-D


Jennifer Rzasa said...

"...then fight with it to remove it from the damn wax paper, and voila"

You're hilarious! And your project is just so cool and cute. I love that you stamped the little bats too...makes the sentiment inside extra fun.

Becki said...

Love your project as always! The tendrils are a great idea. Must steal it. LOL

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Kasi said...

Love the card!! Such a cute surprise. Great way to use the twine too.

JessicaL said...

Seriously this is the cutest little card! I love that you made tendrils out of to play with twine and glue now :)

SugarGem said...

OK I think this is the cutest card i've ever seen!

Judy said...

I LOVE your card! I am hand raising a tiny kitty and wanted to do something like this for Halloween! Thanks so much for the inspiration and great idea! I came across your blog from Alyssa and now I am a follower--yippee!!
jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Judy said...

I am a 'liker' on FaceBook, too!
jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Bee's hive said...

I think this is my favorite card ever! I love how you used a tag on printed paper...these are the touches that make your projects SO SO very daring:) xoxoxo

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

This is a very cute card! I like the "surpise."

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Les said...

Awww, that is so darn cute, Bee =D

Connie said...

Love the cute card and LOVE My Thoughts Exactly! I laughed out loud when I read how you made and removed the tendrils!

Tammy said...

Cool card!! I made my tendrils using Fabric stiffener and plastic wrap around pencils, there was no fight! LOL

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Love your pumpkin swirls, and I follow you already :)

Kim H said...

I love the surprise pumpkin, that cat is too cute. (cat lover) Love the added tendril technique =) Thanks for sharing, and a chance to win.

kimba at richhook dot com

Kim H said...

Following you here.

kimba at richhook dot com

stampgram said...

I love your little pumpkin card...the kitty surprise is so cute! Thanks for sharing the inspiration. I am following your blog.

We have a granddaughter who has autism also. She is 16 and doing well but of course faces many challenges. My thoughts are with you as you too struggle with the challenges that children with autism face.

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your pumpkin and all the details. The black cat is a great touch. I'm a new follower.


In Love with a Bug said...

Oh my!!! Bee - this card is absolutely fantastic! Love everything - how the cat's tail is the stem, the texture, the background patterned paper, the leave, the sentiment....... LOVE!

Thienly Azim said...

Your card is so adorable! and love the idea of twirling the twine - so creative! The other details are fantastic, too :)


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