October 3, 2012

October Afternoon Witch Hazel Blog Hop....see ya on the flip side

Edit:  Mindy Hook is the winner of my blog hop prize.  Congratulations Mindy, your prizes are on their way.  


Hey there and welcome to the October Afternoon Witch Hazel Blog Hop.  Many of the Design Team members have fun posts to share today + we have prizes!  So be sure to check out the October Afternoon blog for all the blog hop stops....then visit each blog to leave comments for the prizes.  

I've posted several projects on my blog using the Witch Hazel collection for Halloween projects.  Today I thought I would flip things over and work with the "B" side of the patterned papers.  Now the papers don't really say "A" and "B" but in crafty language we all know that the "B" side is usually the side that does not have the big pattern on it.  In the case of Witch Hazel I'm talking about the sides that don't have definite Halloween patterns. You can see the papers below that are "B" sides of Witch Hazel + I've set out some buttons, labels, tidbits and Washi tape that could be used on everyday type projects. 
For my cards today I've chosen 4 of the patterned papers to create some card front pieces + a punched and stitched garland.  I've also set aside some buttons and the black and white polka dot Washi tape. I stitched down the sides of my patterned paper pieces.
Here are the four cards I created which will be used as thank you cards for those who gave presents to Jordan for her birthday.
I stamped my Studio Calico words in different color inks onto Project Life 3 x 4 grid journaling cards.  
Next I cut out garland strips to add to the card front along with a tied button.  I added a strip of the Washi tape and torn strip of scrap patterned paper. Very quick and easy.  I love that the colors have a hint of Fall colors like the orange....but that they could be used for any time of year and for any occasion.
I also used some stamps from my stash and more Washi tape to create coordinating envelopes for the cards.  
I hope you enjoyed my cards today.  Remember.....those flip sides of themed papers make for some great everyday projects.  And before I go, I have a give away for both of the Witch Hazel Washi tapes. Awesome, right?  
 To enter for the prize drawing, leave a comment on this post letting me know what products are your favorite from the Witch Hazel line and what you plan to create with them if you ordered some.  Contest entries for my prize drawings need to be entered by Friday at 10:00pm.  If you haven't ordered any Witch Hazel yet, you can find most of the collection at 2Peas.
Be sure to stop by the October Afternoon blog to see the rest of the Design Team links for Blog Hop projects.  Thanks for stopping by!http://octoberafternoon.typepad.com/october_afternoon/2012/10/witch-hazel-blog-hop.html

169 comments:

Tracey said...

Fantastic cards!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Fun cards! I love the Witch Hazel paper line and would use it to create fall projects. Am new to the washi tape, but it would also be fun to close goodie pkts, use on clothespins, craft projects, etc!

Theresa said...

I really love the ephemera! There are such cute bits of "stuff" in there!!!

Rhonda said...

Great projects as usual Mish! Love this paper line.

Vanessa said...

I would definitely use the mesh washi tape....everywhere! I also really love the tidbits for Project Life.

Paper Pile Kitten said...

I love the Miscellany pack and the Here & Now! I would make a mini album. Thank you for the chance to win this pretty collection!

richardbreaks said...

These are great cards!!! I LOVE your style!
I like the sprays in the WItch Hazel line, and the buttons. Of course, I never met a button I didn't like....Oh, and the Washis are SUPER fun!!

mothtalk said...

Fabulous cards - thanks for the reminder to check out the flip side!

Katherine (sutty) said...

You just can't have enough washi tape and your cards are gorgeous :)

KellyG said...

Awesome cards, love the colors in thsi collection! Love the papers and would use them for some Halloween cards and layouts!

Julie said...

Love your cards! So cute!

Yvonne said...

Loved your cards and I've enjoyed crafting with your kits. I really like the Witch Hazel ephemera. I bough several items from this line in part because I had a special aunt named Hazel.

Annette said...

wow how totally adorable...these are amazing...

Louise said...

How cool!! Just goes to show that you should never discount the "B side" :D TFS xx

Pam said...

Love your fun cards! Love this whole line. I'm thinking I need to make a mini with all this goodness.

Terry said...

When I first saw the Witch Hazel collection I assumed it would just be another Halloween collection. But it's such a fun collection and I enjoyed seeing your projects and how it's used for other occasions. So glad I stopped by, your projects are wonderful.

val said...

The pattern papers are my favorite cause they are so versatile. I bought a used wedding dress for 15$ for my halloween costume, I am to be a corpse bride once I dirty the dress a bit. So I would scrap those photos of myself all dressed up!

Mark said...

I'm addicted to Washi tape...I have hundreds of ideas for how to use it!

Shanan said...

I love that you used the "B" side, I often use it and find many times I like it better, it's more useful AFTER the season has passed. I've followed your blog for a long time, you have beautiful work! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Aleisha Kruck said...

cute!

Cathy said...

love these! I adore all the papers but would have to save the brads and ephemera are my faves....for cards, bannners..and just about anything!

Margie said...

Your cards turned out really pretty! I have the 8x8 pad on order, and I plan to use it for some pages about my son's Harry Potter birthday party and my kids Halloween pictures!! It would be awesome to win the washi tape!

{VICKI} said...

I too love the flip side of alot of PP

Hanna Long said...

love your cards and that they aren't specifically for halloween

Pinky Creations said...

I love the Witch Hazel collection!
I have ordered several items but I don't have any Washi tape!
I plan on creating some PL layouts as well as some classroom gift packaging for my girls with the collection

Viki said...

As always great cards Michelle. Thanks for shairng.

Viki said...

As always great cards Michelle. Thanks for shairng.

Lisa C. said...

Wow - love your cards!!

Ashly said...

Oh wow!! I am really LOVING the B sides. Thanks for showing how "everyday" they can be!!

L said...

The Miscellany packs are always my favorite products in any OA collection. I use them to make my scrapbook layouts and altered items.
I like what you did with the washi tape!

Lu

PamSpradlin said...

Your cards are just too cute. I love that you showed us that the "B" side of the paper can actually be used!!!
I just recently tried washi tape. I was trying to stay away from it but used it for re-enforcement in a mini book and fell in love with it. I am now starting a collection of it.

isabel scrap said...

Your cards are cute !

Emily Mae said...

Cute cards! I never think to use PL cards as elements for cards, I'll have to try that sometime.

I love the black and white washi. I've seen it a few times on people's projects and didn't realize it was OA! I would love to be able to add it to my collection.

LauraP said...

I'm a sucker for the journaling labels and anything chipboard! I think I would use this line to embellish my Halloween photos in my PL album!

Lynnbobscrap said...

I love how you took a Halloween line and used the B sides for thank you cards! I never would have thought to use my themed papers for everyday layouts/cards. Thank you! My house is decorated in all vintage Halloween, so I am very excited to purchase a lot of the line: Miscellany, Postcards, Here and Now Chapters, Boo Book, etc. and make a mini-book of my home this time of year.
xoxo,
jenny-lynn

Jodi said...

Cute cards and I love that you showed how you can use the Halloween collection for everyday projects! Love that Washi tape too! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jodi said...

Cute cards and I love that you showed how you can use the Halloween collection for everyday projects! Love that Washi tape too! Thanks for the chance to win :)

KellyO said...

The B sides of OA papers are some of my favorites to use from most any of their collections and I love the black mesh Washi from the Witch Hazel collection.

BearFamily said...

Great cards, love the use of the tape !

Ashley Horton said...

Such cute cards!! Love how you used the "B" side in a non-traditional way!!

Ange said...

Great cards! I love the washi tape, it's my addiction at the moment!!

Kristin said...

Cute way to make these papers more than just a seasonal item! I always love the miscellany packs - great way to pack on the layers!

Melissa S. said...

Cute cards! I love that mesh washi. Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth Hallgren said...

I would definitely make a layout and some treat bags!

Deb said...

so clever to make non halloween cards with the collection, shows it is versatile!

Unknown said...

Really enjoy your creativity and projects. I would use the washi tape since that is what I am into now.

Unknown said...

Enjoy your projects using OA. I am collecting washi tape now, so that is what I would definately use.

cjgusloff57 said...

Great cards! Always like very much what you create. Like the use of Side B for all year around cards. I am into washi tape so would definately use that, plus the papers, buttons and chip and stick. I would make cards and treat bags for the students on my husband's school bus. Thanks for the great ideas.
Corrine Ann

Mendi M said...

I love the washi tape...can never have enough!

Dorothy C. said...

After seeing the cards you made I would say the versatility of the paper is my favorite. I also love the washi tape. Thanks for sharing.

Mª Jesús said...

Beautiful!

Donna said...

My favorite part of the Witch Hazel line is the spooky music paper and spooky music stamp. The washi tape is adorable.

janet said...

Gorgeous cards and I love that you coordinated the envelopes. Perfect!

Meghan said...

I really love the 8 x 8 paper pads from October Afternoon. So fun to see what the non-Halloween side can be used for!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great! Love how they are so not halloween, such a versatile line!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Great projects.. there is so much to see this time of year! hugs

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love those papers--they are super fun! I would love to use them on some cards! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Cindy Sheaffer said...

Love these products! As a long time scrapper and card maker as well as a third year Project Lifer, I can visualize myself using these products in many areas of my crafting projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

pinkladynz said...

Very versatile!! I made my first tp roll mini using mostly b side due to size for fall quotes!!

CherryTrigg said...

Love your cards as always. Thanks for the chance to win

bakogirl66 said...

love this collection and the B sides are great also.

Flo S. said...

My favorite of the Witch Hazel would have to be the label stickers. I love what you did with them last week. Next would be the tape. Thanks for great giveaway.

Leslie said...

Love the all black label stickers and the black mesh washi tape! Thanks for the inspiration!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Gorgeous cards!

Cheryl S. said...

Great projects! I love everything October Afternoon and Witch Hazel is another great collection. I especially love the Ephemera and the buttons.

MJ Butler said...

I love this collection. I want to use it to make something to give my elementary kids on my bus for Halloween. We also have a pumpkin' carving party every year and I would love it to scrap those pics. Thanks!

Monica said...

I love it all and ordered it all! ;) I love the mesh washi....very versatile

bwgayoso said...

Hands down the ephemera! This line is just soooo cute!

Stacy said...

I used up all my Halloween stuff last year, so I need something new and Witch Hazel is by far the most fun.

Jaimee Howard said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win a cool prize!!

Nicole said...

You are AMAZING!!!!! I love looking at your blog... I just love all that you do...
TFS!!!
Nicole

shop06460 said...

Thanks for the inspiration on using the "B" side! Really cute. Love all this collection, esp. washi tape.

Kyetra said...

Beautiful cards! And I love the use of the PL grid cards.
http://www.kyetrabelton.com

jojobeth1 said...

Great idea to use the B-side. Love your work

Lynda said...

Great projects as always, Michelle! Love how you show the versatility of this collection! I would definitely make cards for my kids with this collection!

Karin Bean said...

I love the way you used a Halloween line in an unexpected way. My favorite is the mesh Washi tape, would use on some cute Halloween treat bags.

Dria said...

I love this line! I haven't bought Halloween in years! I need this!

OlesyaK said...

Those cards are just so much fun!

Janice W. said...

Wow! Love your cards! So creative!

Nancy L. said...

I like the way the don't seem to be for Halloween.

julie e said...

Thanks for featuring the "non-Halloween" side of the papers. I really like the collection, but don't do many Halloween pages. Now its even easier to justify buying!

Jennifer Land said...

Love those cards! I'd have to say the washi tape is my fave. I use it on every project!

Niina said...

I love the washi and the music notes. I'd use them for all kinds of fall, spooky decor :)

Patricia said...

Wow!!! Love washi tape.

Melinda said...

Love the cards, so festive!

Renee said...

My fave is the postcards! I would love to make some Halloween cards to send out, and maybe a Halloween mini album :) Love your cards, thanks for the chance to win!

Kitt Belinda Poulsen said...

*sigh* Every year it's just getting better and better. Halloween is my absolute favorite!

LisaNRoxy said...

I already have the papers and goodies - just wanted to thank you for the great and simple cards - can;t wait to make some myself.

LisaNRoxy said...

I already have the papers and goodies - just wanted to thank you for the great and simple cards - can;t wait to make some myself.

Mia said...

I really love what you've made with both the "a" & "b" sides! Great paper collection. I also love the spooky music background stamp, & of course the Halloween washi tape. I'd use the papers & washi to create windowed pillow boxes filled with treats.

shopfreak said...

Haven't tried washi tape so I'm loving the polka dot version you used. Cute projects are usual.

scrappin_in_AK said...

I LOVE your cards - my fav is always the buttons which I put on everything

cindy said...

I love the brads and the chipboard pieces.
YOur cards were/are beautiful.

shari said...

Cute cards!! I love it all... I plan to make treat bags for my son's pre kindergarten class.

blupixy said...

Love the Haunted House ledger paper and the miscelany pack! Love the washi! Thanks for the chance to win! I plan to use some of this line in my PL album and some halloween layouts!

Kelly McGarry said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

Mindy said...

I'd love to try the Midnight Sprinkler mist (love playing with the spray mists!) and the washi tape.

Karenj said...

I love the Witch Hazel sticker's. The big witch and scary black cat are just dying to be used. Can't wait till my kiddos pick out their costumes so I can plan my Halloween lay-out this year.

Thanks for the chance!

Kelly said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who uses the "b" side. I love all the stickers and the paper is fun too!!

Green Velvet Box said...

Lucky 100...I love what you did with it! I really need to start sewing on my cards..love the look of it!

Stacy H-W said...

I really like that you showed the "b" side of the papers and how you could use them at other times of the year for other occasions. That is a really smart thing to do. I like the washi tape and I've been using it to cover chipboard pieces for my layouts and cards. hopping along...Stacy H-W

Jennifer said...

Was inspired by the Halloween-inspired pinwheel cards you posted a few days back -- would love to try my hand at those were I to win. My collection faves are the black mesh washi tape, the spooky music stamp, and the 12 x 12 shape stickers. Everything is perfectly suited to my Wicked: The Grimmerie altered book!

Kathy W said...

This collection is so cute. I love the buttons and the postcards. I see lots of cards in my future. Thanks for the chance to win the washi tape.

Melissa said...

Great cards as always... thanks for the chance to win... I love the Witch Hazel collection

Kirstin said...

I love their paper & embellishment packs. I use it mostly for scrapbook layouts, but I have so much OA, I find I use it for cards and packaging too.

Beth said...

Love the Witch Hazel brand paper line. And the washi tape is a great addition...adds pop to my cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

Celesa said...

Love your projects and how you make them so easy to do!

Kim Covell-Campbell said...

I have been wanting tho try project life. I like how you have taken paper from other collections and incorporated it into project life!

TeenaBugg38 said...

These cards are simply adorable!

Marcia said...

I hoard all things OA and will sit and admire the paper.

jayjay said...

I try to use the B sides too if I think the front side image is not for anything I would scrap or use. Great ideas.

Debbie Pereira said...

What fun cards! thanks for sharing.

sherRae said...

I always by October Afternoon's
Miscellany, I purchased my first one with the Boarding Pass release and love them. Witch Hazel is no exception, love Miscellany!

Célia Bairro said...

Lovely cards

Dawn said...

Thanks for the reminder to use the "flip side" of our papers. Your choice of bits and pieces was great.
Thanks for the chance to win a bit of washi tape.

Deanne said...

I love the awesome colors of the "B" sides they would be great for an awesome banner

tina said...

Great cards! I can't really pick "favorites" for the Witch Hazel Collection as I love everything in the collection.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

MamaKaraba said...

What a great way to use the Witch Hazel collection, besides Halloween stuff! I really love the papers in the set! I would love to win the Witch Hazel collection. It's such fresh, new design for Halloween! It would be real fun to make cards for my girlfriends! Thanks for the chance to win free stuff!

ScrappinGrammie said...

Great cards ... and 4 of them ... very efficient and great ideas! Love the Witch Hazel line ... especially the brads, the background creepy music stamp and the 8x8 paper pad. Good collection ... love the colors.
Anita J.

cdpeck said...

I might actually get my annual Halloween Costume album up to date! I'm kind of missing the last few years :)

khshigham said...

We don't really celebrate Halloween much in Australia, but I still LOVE the collection (especially the music stamp, as I am a musician). Your awesome cards have shown that the collection would still be very useful to me and I would also make some alternative cards. Thank you.

Kary said...

I haven't tried washi tape, so I would love to win that. I do PL so I love how you used side "b" to use for PL too!

Ashley Pearl said...

Oh my, I LOVE everything about this collection... if I had to pick though, I think that it would be the patterned paper!!! This is by far the best Halloween line EVER!!! I can't wait to use it on my son's Halloween LOs!! Thanks for the chance to win this FABULOUS Washi tape!!!

Mariann said...

great cards! i am in love with the sticker sheet and the washi tapes!

jengd said...

I'd love to do some scrapping and cardmaking with the papers.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Loving the Shape stickers and the buttons - strange, as I am not a button girl generally! But I would love to use this line for fall layouts and some new home decor items - altered frames and maybe a printer's tray.

Katie Bolinger said...

I like the label stickers but I love the waehi tape.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the washi tapes! I'd use them on cards!
DeniseB

Carmen said...

Great cards, but not very spooky ;-)

sabbee said...

Love love love the cards with coordinating envelopes! My favourite products are my usual favourites - washi tape, mini market stickers and the label stickers, but I also love the postcards! I have some Halloween birthdays amongst family and friends, so these would be perfect to make Halloween-themed birthday cards!

Patty B said...

I love the designer papers. I am a sucker for them! I also love the miscellany pack with the cute vintage images. I think I would like to create some cute Halloween treat packages. Patty B

Dulcinea Silva said...

I love your cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win this gorgeous washi!

Laura said...

Great cards!!! Love washi tape---love OA!!!

jj said...

Fun cards. I love the papers and tape and can't wait to scrapbook my little guy with it.

Sharla said...

I like side "B" alot!! I would use the collection to make a Halloween banner, and some treat boxes for my daughter and her friends! The B side I would use for PL and cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pallo said...

Nice cards

Leah said...

my favorite is the mesh washi! I would use it on everything!

paperplay said...

Love the entire collection but recently have been obsessed with washi tape. I would love to win the tape and use it on my cards and any birthday projects that occur in the fall.

Connie B said...

Love your cards!

TinaM said...

Thanks for showing how versatile this line is. I love the patterned paper from this line. In fact I just purchased some for a Halloween mini I'm planning. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karey said...

I would make a printers tray with the collection.
Love your cards.

katiedidit said...

wowow. washi tape. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your cards.

detra said...

Great cards! I love the colors, but the spooky music stamp is my favorite. I can see it now...do-do-do-do...

EstherT said...

I love that you used halloween products for everyday thank you cards! Papers that have a 'b' side rock! My favourite thing in this line is the spooky music!

Andrea Eason said...

It would have to be that washi tape! I love to make little pennants with it!

ruth said...

I love the washi tapes!!! I would use this collection in totally non-halloween pages......so versatile!!!

bryansgyrl said...

It's hard to choose a favorite, but I love those pieces that look like they were taken from an old book (not sure what they're called, sorry) and have yet to try washi tape and OA's are so fun!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I adore how you made happy cards instead of the typical Halloween, as the name indicates! Love the multi-use! Thanks so much!

Funky Finds said...

Oh this tape is fantastic!!! Love your card designs! Happy Halloween :)

Стокли said...

I like plain stickers - they can be used for any project, alphabet stickers, little die-cuts and the second washi and all other little things, they could be used for everyday photos and autumn theme.

ShellyJ said...

fun tape! i actually have a few items in my bucket at 2ps right now :) gotta say that i love the brads and the chipboard!

Swedie said...

I love the Witch Hazel papers, and the designer brads are really cute!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Miss Kathy said...

Love the washi tape and the brads and the pattern papers. Great collection.

stampinlara said...

So BRAVE to use the B side, LOL. Thanks for sharing, super cute... love your blog!!

Latrice said...

LOVE your cards. I love your post title too! This tapes need to be in my collection for sure. Thanks for sharing.

cutiephinphin said...

Great projects! I love the papers from this collection as well as the washi tapes. This is gonna be my last year celebrating Halloween since I'll be relocating back to SE Asia where we don't celebrate Halloween. Without doubt, I'll be documenting my trick-or-treating.

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards!! Could so use that tape! Thank you for the chance to win!

Аня said...

Very stylish! Love it!

Linda said...

Great cards! I love the label stickers. They are so neutral and that makes them perfect for EVERYTHING!

Lillian Child said...

Simply delightful creativity!! Love the random layers and patterns!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Great cards! I love that you used this themed collection for everyday crafting. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

graceincalifornia said...

LOVE how these cards that are versatile & whimsical, and yes i must have those washi tape :) TFS!

Nina said...

Love the mesh tape!

Angela said...

Super cute cards!

Seahorse Creations said...

Very cute cards, love the colors and the way you used them.

Lea L. said...

These cards are super cute...love that you are showing how to use the collection for sentiments other than Halloween!

My fave part of Witch Hazel? Love the 8x8 pad since I am a card maker....love the washi tape....and the Doodads...and the Little Witch stamps. Sorry- couldn't pick just one! Tee hee! I would love to make lots of cards & cute decorations with this collection!

Emily said...

Papers are always a favorite because there are so many different projects you can make with just one piece. I love the spooky music one, and there's a stamp to match! So cool.

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Love what you did with the B side of Witch Hazel! Adorable cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the cards!!THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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