Carta Bella Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Carta Bella Paper Design Team Blog Hop! Join our Design Team on their individual designer blogs as they share their current projects using Carta Bella Paper products. Follow the blog hop list below to hop from one blog to the next. ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive a Carta Bella Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the drawing, please leave a comment on each corresponding blog. All comments are due by midnight EDT on Thursday, October 25th to qualify. Winners will be announced on each blog on Friday, October 26th so be sure to check back to see if you won!

I have a tag to share with you today using Carta Bella's "All Hallow's Eve".  I love this collection!  How can you tell, I keep thinking of another project to create with it!

I used the Skeleton paper for my tag base and cut it out with my Sizzix Tag die.  The skeleton was a little longer than the die, so I kept the skeleton legs and feet on a square, cut the same width as the tag, matted with black cardstock and hung it on the end with chain links. I also die cut the 31 with Sizzix's movers and shapers spider/31 die on the bottom left side. A slit was made along the skeleton arm so I could tuck in the "Warning Toxic" sticker behind it.  All the tag edges and parts were inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink.  For the flower, I die cut three flowers (Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered flower die) and then made an accordion flower which was punched along the edge (Martha Stewart Halloween fence border punch) before I scored it.  I then inked the edges, attached them together with a All Hallow's Eve brad.  My tag was matted with black cardstock, about 1/8" around the edges.  The word, Scary, was cut out from the "Halloween Words" paper and adhered to the bottom of the small square.  To finish off my tag, I added a few stickers, the letter stickers, ribbon, and a bit of chain across my links.

For those of you who are finished with Halloween projects and are getting an early start creating Christmas cards, here's a card made from the "Christmas Day" collection:

This is a fairly simple card, created with paper, stickers and a bit of ribbon. The card base is Carta Bella's cardstock and the Holiday Borders dotted paper is matted with Christmas Day, Snow White and Striped paper.  The yellow printed side of the Ornaments paper was die cut with Sizzix's Scalloped circle Framelits and inked with Forest Green Distress ink. The Santa, Christmas Tree circle, and stars stickers were added, along with the strip of ribbon and bow.  The colors and patterns are beautiful in this line, I hope to make quite a few more cards!

Hope you enjoyed my Carta Bella projects and make sure you visit the other designer's blogs and leave a comment on each one.  We will all be drawing a name from the comment section on our blogs, so don't forget to check in on October 26th to see if you are a winner!  Who wouldn't like a Carta Bella Paper collection of their choice?!


Patricia Roebuck                  http://www.roebuck-adventures.blogspot.com/
Jen Chapin                          http://www.jenchapin.blogspot.com/
Tamara Tripodi                     http://happylifecraftywife.com/?p=1894
Jan Hobbins   (me!)              http://www.janhobbins.blogspot.ca/
Kim Watson                         http://kj-starre.blogspot.com/
Pam Brown                          http://happytobecreating.blogspot.com/
Natasja Verbeek                   http://www.vintagetearooms.com/
Carta Bella Blog                   http://www.cartabellapaper.com/blog/

Until next time,

Jan


60 comments

Patricia said...

Great layered Christmas card! I like that dotted background!

Charlotte Brochu said...

LOVE your tag and card! So many great techniques!

Melissa said...

The tag is so cool - the chain link is so creative. And that Christmas card is seriously beautiful!!

Laurie! said...

Love the Halloween tag! Spooky!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! Lots of fun elements on the tag, and I'm loving the vintage feel of the Christmas Day collection!

Abigail Stoops said...

I would really love to win some Carta Bella Swag!!!

Nathalie said...

Loving the spooky tag and the lovely Xmas card!

Jakki said...

love your card and tags .. i even ventured farther into your blog. nice work

Jingle said...

These are awesome! I am so in love with your amazing tag!!!!

Sophia said...

Love both these projects, great details...

Kim W said...

I love the vintage look of the santa card!

Lucy Chesna said...

I love the combinations of the colors and design

Beatrice Lawson said...

I think the Christmas card is beautiful!! Love the vintage looking Santa!

Margie said...

Gorgeous tag and card!

Sue said...

vintage Santa. Love it!

Ashly said...

WOW I love the Halloween collection too! Your projects are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)

Nikki said...

Very kewl projects love them both :)

jojobeth1 said...

Love the tag and card!

Caryn S said...

You know, I do not think I have seen a Carta Bella collection that I didn't love! And these two are no exception. That Halloween tag is great, very non-trad Halloween colors. And the Christmas card is very much an old-fashioned Christmas type of project.

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful creative style you have. And what a fun collection to create with. Both projects are fabulous!

Linh C. said...

Love the Halloween tag! So cute as decor too!

cm said...

What outstanding projects to showcase Carta Bella's unique designs and versatility. Your style is inspiring - thank you for sharing.

PamSpradlin said...

That tag from All Hallows Eve is fantastic. I love all the layering that you did on tag and the Christmas card. It sure does make them pop!

Angela Fehr said...

Spooky tag! Love the flower.

Andrea Garland said...

Cute projects, the spooky tag and the christmas card :)

Ruth G said...

Gorgeous! I would definitely love to win a Carta Bella collection! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

DonnaSue said...

Nice projects for the holidays!

Apryl said...

I absolutely love the Halloween tag!!

Ange said...

Cute tag, love the card!

Kate Vickers said...

I love the tag! Well done!

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Стокли said...

Cool tag!

Tzipora said...

OMG, I just love that tag! Awesome job!

Sharon Y said...

Love the tag and card. Very clever to add the bottom piece to the tag to get the full skeleton.

Lisa P said...

that tag is awesome with the different layers. Makes it very interesting to look at.

cassie said...

Fabulous projects - I love your style!

Jennifer said...

I would never have thought to use a punch to give the flower edges that fab frayed patterning. Great tip -- thanks!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

I love the tag, the chain is such a cool addition!!!

eunice said...

love both projects!

Scrap2day said...

The tag is gorgeous! Love Love Love the Christmas Card. ! I have fallen in love with Carta Bella, every collection they released has been beautiful!

MClark said...

I love your Christmas card - it seems simple enough for me to do!

Jamie said...

I love the card and tag!

Melinda said...

Great tag and card!

Margie H said...

Oooo, two projects in one post! Love it!! Great tag - not cutsy, real cool! The card has a warm palette of colors...beautiful.

Lucy Patrick said...

Wow! Love both the Halloween tag and the Christmas card! Love how creative you were when your tag die wasn't long enough for the whole skeleton, how fantastic does it look that you added the extra with chains!! Works so perfectly, sometimes these things are just meant to be lol! Also, that flower is amazing, who knew a fence punch could make such a difference to a flower, it's almost metal looking. XOX Lucy

Laurie Dunham said...

I love both the card and tag. They are so cute. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win!

Jennifer Grace said...

The tag is cool, but I really LOVE the card! That santa is so fun, it's a great card to wish someone Happy Holidays. Thanks for the chance to win! x

Cathy Homan said...

I love the tag. Captures all the images of Halloween. Absolutely LOVE the Christmas card. Thank you for the chance to win (I know what I want!)

Lea L. said...

What beautiful tags! I love the accordion flower on the Halloween one, and the vintage Santa is so sweet on the Christmas one! Awesome job!

julie e said...

What fun projects - thanks for the chance to win.

Ava Gavloski said...

Jan, just love both of your projects. The tag really showcased the collection so well, i want to make one of these for sure. Your card is sweet and I would love to receive a beauty of the card like yours!!!
ava g

Flo said...

Love both the Halloween tag and the Christmas card. The paper collections are both great.

the mustik said...

Your blog is so inspiring!

isabel scrap said...

Beautiful projects! Love the new lines.

Brittany Edwards said...

Both projects are great! Love 'em!!

Karenladd said...

Love both of your projects but that Halloween tag just blows me away!

SHartl said...

I love how you used the new collections! Your tag is amazing and your Christmas card is sweet!

Amanda said...

U do amazing work~I'm seriously gonna start stalking ur blog~lol;) Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Katina said...

Hi Jan! This is my first time on your blog; came over from Sizzix. I love your work and am now a follower and have you on Feedblitz. Your "BOO" card was the first thing I saw today and just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Can't wait to see more of your creations.

Laura Stewart said...

cute project!!

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