Wednesday, October 4, 2017

CCDT Blog Hop: Haunted Halloween


Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team blog hop. Firstly, I like to introduce you to two additional new team members who just joined us.

Jay Soriano
Jay is a demo in the UK and just started with Stampin' Up! not too long ago. Jay has a fine art painting background and he will be bringing some great creativity to the team!

You can find his blog

Stesha Bloodhart
Stesha is a demo in River Fall, WI. I love her style and she was voted for the best card on Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight. She used to be demo between 2003-2008 and now rejoined again to get back into papercrafting!

You can find her blog at

Both will bring great different creative ideas to the team. Great to have you both here!

Next, we move to this month's hop ... Haunted Halloween.

I have never been so excited about Halloween but when I needed a holding box for my test tubes, I came up with this great holder!

The size measures 1-1/2" (w) x 1-1/2" (d) x 5" (h). 

When I originally created the holder I was very unhappy because the tube kept on twirling around and it would not sit straight. I had to go back to the drawing board, and add a small holder at the bottom. The test tube now snaps into the holder and even when you tip it upside down, the tube will not fall out.

I went to the Candy Aisle and purchased M&Ms (black & orange colors - Halloween colors) and filled the tubes with M&Ms.

What makes this a fun piece was that the Detailed Gate was added in front of the holder. It is trimmed down to fit the holder. I used my ecutter and MISTI to do some fussy cutting before coloring the pumpkins from the Seasonal Chums set. 

I wanted the test tubes to be more spooky, so I created my own bats and cut them out with my ecutter. The googlie eyes were then attached to the bats.
Although my DP was recently retired from the Occasion Catalog, not matter what you have on hand, you can see the versatility of any orange DPs that Stampin' Up! carries. 

I will be doing a FB Live on my FB Business Page on Saturday, October 7, at 10:00 a.m., Pacific Time, here and would love you to join me. 

WANT A FREE SVG FILE?  Want to make them? Everyone who joins me during my LIVE feed and comments, like, or love on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. PST, will receive a FREE SVG file for your electronic cutter. The zip file will contain the test tube pattern and 2 bat sizes.  So be sure to like my page so that you get new notifications when I post.

Now hop on to my teams' sites! I wonder what Haunted Halloween they have come up with!

I hope you enjoyed this project. Live in Canada? Come shop with me and you will have access to the StampersPlus VIP only FB group. This holds all my 3D templates, and exclusive videos for members only and other perks.!
Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator! 

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Liz Holloway Design
Liz Holloway Design

I'm Liz Holloway. an independent demonstrator with Stampin' Up! I am a Canadian Demonstrator. I am a legal assistant by day and by night a wife/mother/designer. I am married to a wonderful husband, Stuart.


  1. Wow Liz, love your test tube holders. Pure genius using the Graveyard Gate around the test tube holder. I like the two sizes of bats and the google eyes are a very fun touch. Thanks for hosting this fun blog tour! Great project!

  2. Amazing project Liz! Love your design using the gates to hold the test tube holders. The bats with the googly eyes are just too cute! :)

  3. Hauntingly fabulous! Love your fancy design.

  4. Fine and appetizing! I just love it ! And your little bats are funny;)

  5. Sandy Mott, Stampin' Up! Independent DemonstratorOctober 5, 2017 at 7:45 PM

    Fantastic project Liz! Love the detailed gate on the front of the tubes - I never would have thought of that.

  6. What a treat! Such a fun project with those googlie eyed bats and great use of the detailed gate. Thanks again for inviting me to be a part of the CCDT :) ~ Jay

  7. I have bought several sets of the test tubes. Your project is really cool, very inspiring!


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