September 8, 2011

Trick or Sweet!

Hi everyone!!  Happy Thursday!!!

Here is a card I created using the most recent Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge, TESC145!!  Super fun sketch!!

Halloween is my most favorite stampy holiday, so for my card today, I decided to pull out one of my most favorite Halloween sets ever...Trick or Sweet from Taylored Expressions Trick or Sweet II is my second favorite Halloween set...Cuppie dressed up for Halloween...sign me up!

For my card, I started by stamping this kitty Cuppie ( CUTE is she???) in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored her with Copic Markers.  I paper pieced the "liner" with one of the same patterns I used on my card, which are all from Too Cute Too Spook from Bella Boulevard.  LOVE these papers!!!

I cut out the focal panel behind my kitty Cuppie using the Take Note 3 Die, and then created a layer for it by simply tracing it onto a piece of black cardstock and then cutting it out.  Easy peasy and I love the layered look of it.  I used the Small Scallop Border Die to separate the two patterns, and then, I wanted to mat my black brads in each corner of the focal panel, but sold my darn circle punch.  However, we stampers are a resourceful bunch, so I flipped through my binder of Taylored Dies, and Viola!  I used the measuring spoons die from the Kitchen Accessories dies and the largest "spoon" was the perfect size.  I just used my paper snips to continue the circle!!  I cut them four times and then matted my black brads with them!

The sentiment, "Trick or Sweet" was stamped and then cut into a little flag.  I anchored it to my card with a purple button from my stash tied with some orange Baker's Twine.  The frame, sentiment and my Kitty Cuppie are all popped up with Foam Tape for some dimension.

Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!!

Stamps:  Trick or Sweet from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Basic Black (PTI), Orange Fizz (MFT), Choice Snow White (TE) and Too Cute Too Spook (Bella Boulevard)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Take Note 3 Die, Kitchen Accessories Dies, Small Scallop Border Die, Black Brads, Purple Button, Orange Baker's Twine and Foam Tape



  1. The paper behind the image says it all...this is way too cute to spook!!!

  2. LOVE this! Love that sweet paper and Cuppie and, well, just everything!

  3. Cuteness! Love the fun papers and adorable TE image!

  4. Such a wonderful blend of sweet image...fab dp....master coloring...and wonderfully fun layout....fabbo

  5. This is adorable, Jodi! I LOOOOOVE your coloring!

  6. awww! This little kitty cuppie is TOO sweet! Great take on the TESC and love the fun haloween colors! Oh and I think you're a good apple, too, just so ya know ;)

  7. EEEK!!! Now this is soo stinkin' SWEET!! :) Love your colors and fun design girl!! HUGS

  8. Adorable!! What a sweet Halloween card!

  9. hee... this makes me smile, Jodi! super duper cute!

  10. Oh my word tooooo totally CUTE!!! LOVE IT JODI!!! Have a GREAT weekend GF!

  11. Ooooh, Jodi...I just looove your adorable little spooky cuppie....I can't believe I don't own this set...dang!!!! Your coloring is just perfect and I love the papers you used!!!!

  12. That kitty is too cute. Love the colours.


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