Friday, August 31, 2012

Moonlight in September

Welcome to the September Paper Trail Blog hop featuring our beautiful Moonlight Papers.  If you have arrived from Linda's blog, The Paper Taylor you are already on your way.  If you are just starting don't worry, it's a circular hop and you won't miss a thing!

I love the Close to my Heart papers we chose for this month.  "Moonlight" will work very well for your Halloween layouts and projects but the papers are not Halloween specific and will be beautiful for lots of other projects as well. 
B&T Duos from the Moonlight Paper Pack

I thought I'd stay away from Halloween and do other things, but alas, all my ideas brought me back to the Witchy Holiday.  First I just fell in love with this Bat card from the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I cut it out twice, once in black and once in stripes.  I used the stripes (and it's backside) to line the inside of the card.  A couple of sparkles from our new gray/black collection worked super as eyes.  Isn't it a great card?
Bat Card, Wings Closed
Bat Card, Wings Open

Also from the Artiste cartridge is this adorable little owl.  I cut the base twice and glued them together at the ears to make a 3" card.  A couple more sparkles to make his eyes pop and there ya go!
Owl Card

My layout is inspired by Layout 04 in the Make It From Your Heart magazine, a new product from Close to My Heart.  I used our new black tulle at the top of the left page and the bottom of the right page.  But before I attached it, I scrunched it all up so it's uneven and bumpy.  I love the look and my embellishments seem to float on it. 

Moonlight "October" Layout
Left Side
Right Side
Left Side Detail
Right Side Detail

I hope you've enjoyed what I have to share today. I intend to post more projects from my Moonlight paper pack throughout the month so I hope you'll check back.  In the meantime, hop on over to Amy's blog, Pineapple Paper Artist for a peek at her inventions.  I'm sure she's bringing us something awesome! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my! You have outdone yourself! The cards are perfect. I like the shapes and you used the paper so well.
    The layout is also divine. I really like your treatment of the tulle ribbon. I may have to try that!

    1. Thank you! Layouts are not my strong suit and I slaved over this one!! The Make It From Your Heart was great for inspiration!

  2. Wow!!! Love the "batty" card and went on to the "owl-y" card to fall in love to finally the layout that put me over the top. The rounded corners, black flourishes and scrunched black tulle did me in!!!

    1. I LOVE the batty card. I wish I was having a Halloween party just so I could use it for invitations. One of the features I failed to highlight on the layouts is the skull brads between some of the squares. I put sparkles in the eyes... maybe you can see them if you click on the photo to enlarge it.

  3. Love these projects - I really need to play with Artiste some more and you've inspired me! Love the way you used the tulle ribbon!

    1. Karen, get the Artiste cartridge hummin' - it's awesome! I made the Spellbound WOTG and the Advent Calendar WOTG for my open house so those got me off to a start with it. And I LOVE the books that come with it - makes it all so easy and inspiring!!

  4. OK, just so you know you totally are over the top in cuteness. LOVE the bat card...I am stamp the owl...yep, stealing that idea too, oh and the tulle...let's just say I may have to replace my laptop because you left me drooling!!!

    1. LOL - what's a blog for if it's not for stamp lifting? Now wipe off that laptop and get to work!