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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

... a card for the Blog Hop






Here is my card for the blog hop - hope you like it - I didn't do anything spectacular with the acetate but it is central to how the card works. It's meant to look as if you can see the tag through the window but when you pull the tag up the pumpkin stays put and out pops the ghost. As the acetate slides up the pumpkin gets a face.

My poor husband drove me 30 miles to purchase a £6 ($12) Stazon ink pad to stamp the one tiny pumpkin face image on the acetate!

I'm sorry it's not a very summery subject but I've only got Christmas and Halloween PTI stamps so far. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the other cards and hopefully learn how to handle acetate - I found it a bit of a nuisance, I feel like I have three thumbs when I'm stamping on it. Lol.

45 comments:

  1. This is a great card, you did a wonderful job! Love this set!

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  2. You are WAY too clever!! WAY too clever!!!! :) This is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  3. I LOVE THIS. LOVE. I am personally glad you went with a fall/Halloween theme. It's my favorite season and most of the time I wish I could skip right over sweaty old summer. This is genius. Thanks for sharing!! And thank your husband for traveling hither and yon with you to procure the Stazon.

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  4. You are so creative!!!!! Never in a million years would I have thought of this! Its awesome

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  5. sneaky sneaky- great card

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  6. Well done, I love the idea, great set.

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  7. Oh Claire, you are too smart girl! Love it and I am doing this at halloween!

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  8. I really like this a lot!! How sweet of your husband to take you to get a stamp pad, for a pumpkin face >"<

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  9. oh i LOVE this! love this love this!!! THat drive for stazon was totally worth it. just think of how much more stamping that ink pad will go through. great idea!

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  10. That is super cool. If only I knew how to do it. TFS!!

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  11. Very nice. I really like the pumpkin...the Staz-On pad was totally worth it.

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  12. You did a great job on your card! Thanks for sharing!!

    ~ Pam

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  13. What an awesome Halloween card. So very creative, and what fun! Great job Claire! I'm so happy you decided to play along.

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  14. Claire,

    This is just too cute. It is an awesome idea and I like the Fall theme too!

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  15. OH CUTE! Very, very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This is so neat, Claire!! Love how the pumpkin gets a face and the ghost pops out!

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  17. I LOVE this. So cute. Halloween is my favourite crafting time and I will definately try this.

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  18. OMG Clair!!! This is an amazing project!! I love it!! Thank your husband for!!!! and thanks so much for the inspiraiton!! I'm sure you are going to see a lot of casing going on!!!

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  19. Claire - this is sooooo clever! It's fantastic!

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  20. Haven't thought of magic cards in quite a while. Loved your idea!!!!

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  21. this is so nice- great project!

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  22. Hi Claire, Yours was one of the projects I most wanted to comment on before and couldn't! So I am so glad you saw my post in the forum and enabled your comments! What I wanted to say was: This is SO cute and clever!!!! I absolutely love it! It's a great little surprise and especially fitting that the pullup part says "Boo!" Thanks for participating and staying up late in Ireland!

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  23. Great card!! I wish you would post directions for those of us who would love to make one of these! Very neat idea!! Tell your DH thanks and it was well worth the trip!!

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  24. OMG!!! What a freakin' cool idea! LOVE IT! Great job on the challenge!

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  25. PS = How do you sign up for your blog updates?? I didn't see it! Your projects are going to be awesome and I don't want to miss them!!!

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  26. Oh, this is so clever, Claire!

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  27. How clever! Can't believe he drove you for an ink pad; now that's love!

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  28. SO, SOOOO cute!! I love this!! Great job!

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  29. Very cool. I almost made one of those too.

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  30. Your card is adorable and it's an excellent use of acetate!

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  31. This is really cute! I'm always looking for a Halloween or Christmas project! Thanks for posting---oh, and tell your husband "thanks", too!

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  32. This is so beyond brilliant!! I am in awe. I am amazed. That was the best 1/4 tank of gas you ever spent to get that ink! LOL.

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  33. Great card! And how sweet of your husband to drive and get your ink pad!

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  34. Very nice job! Sounds like your husband is willing to enable your habit! I really love this card, you are wayyyy to clever! And how jealous am I that you live in Ireland! WOW! I have ancestry from there! Take care!

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  35. This is adorable! I love how precise you are - just a very well made card - very cute too! :)

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  36. What a great card and a great husband too!

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  37. cute,cute card. I also love Halloween.Hope you post instructions on how to make this card.Diana USA

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  38. I'm going through ALL your posts and I have to comment on this one too. I'd seen this card in the PTI Gallery and admired it - what a creative idea! I think we need to put up a collection to pay postage to get you cardstock and other supplies you might need. You have a dear husband to fetch you the Stazon. I so admire your work and learn from your projects... thank you!

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