Monday, December 9, 2019

12 Days of Creepmas Blog Hop


Its DAY 2 of the

12 Days of Creepmas Blog Hop

We've got your ho ho ho-liday haunts & that creepy cute Christmas cheer you've been longing for....

with

 stamps, coloring, crafts, inspiration, tutorials, videos, giveaways & prizes.... so many prizes!


I invited some of the most talented designers I know to join me for this

12 days of Creepy Cute Chronicles 

the "Christmas Edition" aka CREEPMAS!  

This naughty or nice card ended up being my favorite project out of everything that I created which is so funny to me because I struggled with this card a lot in the beginning and really had thought it was going to end up a dud!  I ended up sleeping on it at that point and coming back to it on another day with fresh eyes and it took a whole new turn and direction and I am thrilled with where it ended up!







The 4 characters featured above in the 3 tags and the card plus the Merry Christmas flag banner all come together in a set for the premium Creepy Cute Chronicles coming out in a couple of weeks, all premium members will be able to download that set free on Friday December 20th.  If you are not a premium member you will still be able to download the Candy Cane head lil dude for free without a membership.


This card ended up being my nightmare, its a magic slider card and all though I am pleased with how it turned out, the road here was incredibly bumpy!  This card is my tutorial for this blog hop which I promise to have completed before the hop ends.  I will post the link here as soon as its ready.


So the whole premise of this card is to have the black and white line art on the front and the colored picture is revealed when you slide it open which if you are unaware of how this works can truly appear like magic upon first viewing it in action.  The image that I used is the free set that will go out to members of Creepy Cute Chronicles on December 27th, it will be the very last Creepy Cute Chronicles image of 2019!


 I thought that this image would be perfect for this card design. I have actually been thinking about this interactive design for months because all though all of the example I have seen done of it so far have literally just gone from black and white line art to full color but when I first saw this design I saw so much potential in having it go from "normal" to creepy and still go from black and white line art to full color.


This image finally became the perfect candidate for this technique which I will go into more depth about in the upcoming tutorial.


My tutorial will be my instructions on what TO DO...... 

but for now, I can fill you in on what NEVER to do!  

I made this exact card twice, I also made a ton of mistakes along the way so that you don't have to! πŸ˜‰


Most of the examples I saw of this design did not allow you to open the card to write inside or if they did they didn't really have the same style of interaction with this magic image reveal, they tended to just be "slider cards" or "reveal cards" so I was trying to come up with a way to make this magic part of it work on a card that opens and shuts. 

On my first go around I thought I had it all figured out and the card had all turned out great until Monday, the day before my featured day! 


I asked Adam to help me film a little video of the card in action to use in this blog post and because of the poor design on my part the card finally ripped in half! (see below) 

my inexperience meant I didn't even see it coming til that moment the back of the card fell off during my demonstration of the card in action while Adam held the camera filming the video....  

THE DAY BEFORE MY FEATURED DAY! 🀦

Now I know you experienced cardmakers probably saw this coming a mile away lol but my lack of experience means I am still learning from trial and ERROR, lots and lots of errors! lol


Since there was only about a quarter inch on either side of the slit the slider slides thru, on the same crease that was holding the back of the card on,  it only took a few open and shut actions before it finally ripped! 

This meant I had to go back to the drawing board and reinvent the card, create the card and tutorial again because I wasn't about to come here and show you all how to make a bad design that is destined to fail!

The good news..... I was able to reinvent the card, I figured out a way of creating the same card but the crease with the slit doesn't move once the card is together, I also reinforced it with tape on the inside so you never see the tape but its there preventing any more issues like in the picture above and I also solved one more problem that I haven't yet addressed here.

The other thing that was bothering me with the first design is that there was nothing preventing the slider from sliding all the way out of the card.  That really bothered me because it is rather tricky to get back in and you don't want that to be a problem for the person you end up giving this card to, not to mention the fact that it will surely spoil the magic of it for the receiver when they need to figure out how to reinsert the slider.

So I am pleased to say that this second edition does not pull all the way out of the card,   however I am very displeased to say that unfortunately the slider stops about a quarter inch to soon meaning the end of the picture doesn't get revealed.  Since I am aware of this problem and how and why it happened my tutorial will address this issue so that you wont make this same mistake.  Unfortunately for this particular card, it can't be corrected without taking the entire thing apart and that is not something that can be done without destroying it!

Its only the very edge of the gift box that doesn't get revealed so it could be a whole lot worst and I hope whomever wins this card in this giveaway won't enjoy it any less.  πŸ’œ 



Last Friday in the Creepy Cute Chronicles you got the elf cats both a cute and zombie versions. This Friday you will get this zombie Santa cat with only the one version .....zombie version! 🧟


If you are a premium member you will receive the set that includes this sentiment about Santa being run over by his reindeer.  Non members will still get the freebie of just Zombie Santa cat.


I really enjoy them as a set, probably would have been more appropriate together on a card but silly me went for a tag and quickly realized that I had print and cut them too big to fit together on a tag.  For this reason these 2 tags are a set, so one lucky winner will win the Zombie Santa tag and Reindeer Games tag together as one prize!

Make sure you comment below and on all of the other blogs in this hop for your chance to win.


This card and many of the other projects featured here used images from the Ultimate Christmas Digital Collage Sheet which is available in the Oddball Stamp Shop for just $1 HERE!


I absolutely love that file to put into my Silhouette Design Studio and cut out what I need for my projects, whether its a sentiment or the whimsical Christmas lights big or small, or a Christmas tree or present to go under the tree, snowman or candy cane, this collage sheet has it all!

BOGO in the Oddball Stamp Shop

use the code 12DAYS to Buy 2 stamps Get 1 Free!

CREEPY CUTE CHRONICLES GIVEAWAY

I am giving away 2 prizes of a 1 year subscription or 1 year renewal on a current subscription to the full access Premium Membership of Creepy Cute Chronicles

I am also giving away all of the cards and tags featured in this post... 

So that means there will be 8 winners in all!

Rules are fairly simple....

Simply visit all of the other blogs in this hop and leave a comment so we know you did that, then comment below and you will be entered!

That's it!

You want more chances to win?

Create a Creepmas project using any image from the Creepy Cute Chronicles and post it in the link up at the bottom of this post!  You will receive +5 extra entries for each new Creepmas project you post!  Please no backlinks, they must be new to qualify for the extra entries.
Winners will be announced on the 23rd of December just before Christmas!

for the 12 DAYS

Even though each designer has their own featured day, all designers on the list have a blog hop post giving you a bit of a teaser of what they have coming on their featured day so have fun hopping around to see what they have been working on.

There are many more giveaways too, so tons of prize opportunities!

DESIGNERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

DAY 1: DECEMBER 9 INTRODUCTION
DAY 2: Lizzy - YOU ARE HERE
DAY 3: Glo
DAY 4: Eny
DAY 5: Deborah
DAY 6: Susan
DAY 7: Monica
DAY 8: Celia
DAY 9: Sabrina
DAY 10: Claudia
DAY 11: Hadry
DAY 12: EK

#12DaysCreepmas

WIPS FROM DAY 1


til tomorrow I leave you with a bit of CREEPY CHAOS aka as my art table....


I received my Christmas gift from Adam early this year.  He got me the new Silhouette Cameo 4 and since my original Silhouette Cameo, like the very first model,  crapped out about a month or so ago, he gave it to me early knowing how f'd I was without it!  I can report that .......its FREAKING AWESOME!  But I will talk more about that tomorrow when I share my finished projects!


You are getting a sneak peek here at some of the images that will be released this month in the Creepy Cute Chronicles!


I have a system, I swear! πŸ˜Ž


This little cane head guy is my new absolute favorite!


BOGO in the Oddball Stamp Shop

use the code 12DAYS to Buy 2 stamps Get 1 Free!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

49 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing what everyone had created!

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    1. me too!!!!! :) Thanks Susan, I love your video and really appreciate you creating it! <3

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  2. Awesome, so looking forward to this! Thank you for doing this 12 day hop!

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    1. Yay so glad your excited and I'm happy to do it!! Thank you for coming!! πŸ’œ

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  3. SUPER SPARKLY and SPOOKY sneak peek!
    Can't wait to see what you and your Cameo 4 have to share :)

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    1. Thank you Tracy....was a bit late last night but finally got it up..... Will have my tutorial today I hope.

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  4. Love looking at all the creations!

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  5. Great gifts in sight! Thanks for the game☺️

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  6. Dear Lizzy
    thank you i am going to enjoy all your creations. Blessings to you and your family

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    1. Thank you so much and to you and yours as well!! πŸ’œπŸ™

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  7. Oooh so sparkly! Can't wait to see everyone's designs. Thanks for the hop!

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  8. Yay! Diecutting machines are awesome! Cant wait to see what everyone makes!

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  9. I love your take on the holidays! These are great!

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  10. Can't wait to see all the fun things - thank you!

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  11. How fun CreepMas is my kind of thing!

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  12. Shared... I pretty much solely use your images in my ATC's anymore... love them!

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    1. Aww that's awesome Pamela! Im so happy you feel inspired!!

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  13. I can't wait! Love the banner and the candy cane head!

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  14. Eeek! Love it all! Thanks for inviting me to hang out with the cool kids! <3

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    1. Awww Thanks Glo! 😍 Wouldn't work without you!!

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  15. I like your little Christmas characters. Great idea

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  16. OMG! These are all so cute, Lizzie! I haven't really done Creepmas in awhile but your images just give me shivers of delight! It's TIME! Can't wait to see all of the faboolous projects! xxD

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    1. Thank you Donna! I'm so happy you like them and feel inspired!! πŸ’œ I can't wait to see what you come up with! 😍

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  17. Wow! It's wonderful what you created Lizzy!
    I was sure you would surprise us with a great creepation!
    A great idea this Hop of Creepmas Blog!
    Hugs hun!

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  18. I absolutely love your artwork and I'm really looking forward to all the creations!

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  19. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the creations! Your artwork is amazing!

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  20. Beautiful!! love all the layering,sparkle and cuteness!! Thank you for sharing the process and for making me feel more confident knowing that I am not the only one making mistakes :p Thank you for inviting me to join you on this hop!!

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  21. I love them! They are all adorable!

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  22. OMG, what a wonderful hop. I will come back tomorrow for the last hop and I will love it (I saw the sneak peak!!) and I love the whole hop, there are so many different and fantastic Artwork on the Blog Post's!!!
    CU tomorrow ok little bit later than know ;)
    XOXO
    Tiggerchen

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  23. P.S. can't wait to grab all the amazing/fantastic images from above ;) tomorrow is Friday, the 20 ;) ;) :) and I will make a slider card!!!!!!

    Have a wonderful Christmastime,
    Tiggerchen

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  24. I do all the hop's and I LOVE them!!!
    Thank you all for this amazing work!!!

    Have a wonderful Christmastime to all the DT's and Lizzy thank you for your creepy images (I love them),
    Tiggerchen

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  25. Amazing!!! Love your work!!! Fantastic Blog Hop!!!!

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  26. I'm back :)
    ALL your projects turned out FABULOUS Lizzy!
    I'm sorry that you had such a bumpy road but I have to confess that I learn so much from these experiences and like you, my most frustrating projects often turn out to be a favourite. I'm glad you persevered and shared with us ... I might have to go back to some of the projects I have abandoned and turn them from UFO's into completed cards to share!

    Wishing you a very HAPPY CREEPMAS!

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  27. Love this creepy hop! Thank you for doing it!

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  28. A reminder to all hoppers that the giveaways close tomorrow December 23rd and in order to qualify for prizes you MUST COMPLETE THE HOP!! This means commenting on all of the blogs in the hop. You can complete this easily by going thru the creators list and commenting on them all. Each blog has a creators list to make it easy for you! Good luck!!

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  29. Yay! I'm so far behind on Christmas that I almost forgot to finish but I just did! Wish I'd had time to do some crafting, but... Very inspiring projects by ALL! Love it! Merry Creepmas! xxD

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