Thursday, August 14, 2014

Introducing Superstition...

...and Full Moon...and Everyday Cat Sentiments. Lots of fun stuff today from Chapter 3 Design. And I have a lot of cards for the last day of the August Papertrey Ink Release. Are you ready?!?!?

I really enjoyed creating and using Come All Ye Faithful + Additions last year for Christmas. The October Release wasn't even over before I was dreaming up Superstition over folding a few loads of laundry one afternoon. Black cats causing mischief and mayhem on Halloween night seemed like the logical next step. I hope you enjoy their antics as much as I do.

For me, Superstition and Full Moon are natural scene builders. Here we have a black taking a stroll under a full moon on Halloween night. A witch hat was a must.

The two step moon was created with Full Moon, another set I have releasing this month. It goes with so many things! And it coordinates with the 2.5" Limitless Layers Circles, so you can add it to projects so easily. It comes with one sentiment (shown here) which is sized to fit neatly inside.

I applied bright yellow chalk around my moon to give it a "glow". Elements from Little Bitty Bird Additions, Haunted Borders, and Happy Spooky Halloween help to round out my scene.

Here we have another kitty with a Gothic spin on him, thanks to the frame from Simply Jane. This cat (plus die) was designed to look like he was popping out of a pumpkin. The lid is separate and has a three step stamp, for a very realistic look. It can be worn on the cat's head or off to the side like it is here.

This sentiment would be great with a dark chocolate treat to go along with the card.

The Along Came a Spider dies and stamp set fancy up my corners and give it an even more spooky appeal.

Here's a classy Halloween card, with a subtle sentiment. Black cats are considered to be a witch's familiar. Thought that would be a fun nod to Halloween. The frame and bow from Happy Hydrangea are a nice grounding element for the cat. Autumn Adornments with pumpkins on a vine add a nice touch.

What's more fun than one black cat? Three causing trouble and prowling on Halloween, of course. BB: Wrought Iron + Fancy Finials is the perfect touch.

Moving on to Full Moon. This is a two step stamp that I really wanted to include in Superstition, but just could not fit. Guess we just make an additional stamp set:). Here it is stamped in Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise. I think it is a perfect place to put a sentiment. This one is from Trick or Treat.

Full Moon certainly has many applications outside of Halloween. The first step is this 2.5" solid circle with just a few star details on it. I stamped that three times in shades of Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky, and Tropical Teal. I trimmed the upcoming Dangling Stars Die (ya'll are so excited by this one...which is fantastic) to fit right underneath a Block Talk die. The Dangling Stars Die was cut out of vellum and only a few of the stars are adhered to the card. The rest hang free. Really fun and unique.

The solid cat silhouettes from Superstition can be used for year around applications when teamed up with Everyday Cat Sentiments, a $5 mini stamp set addition. Instead of stamping this cat in black, I stamped her in Soft Stone and added some detail to her coat with colored pencils. The sentiment is from Everyday Cat Sentiments.

Having liked the outcome of adding detail to the "Nine Lives" card, I wanted to do that some more. All three cats were stamped in ink colors (Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, and Summer Sunrise) and details added with watercolor pencils. I brushed a bit of water on them to soft things up.

Both sentiments are from Everyday Cat Sentiments. The triple purr sentiment was stamped repeatedly and overlapping in Soft Stone, which allowed "Purr more, hiss less" to really stand out when stamped in True Black.

Some of these cats have collars. I wrapped floss around the die in the right spot and added bells/tags out of foil paper and die cut with the Harvest Berry die.

And lastly, I wanted to team up a dog from Come All Ye Faithful with one of the cats from Superstition. This quotation that comes with Everyday Cat Sentiments seemed perfect. The cat certainly seems to have the matching attitude. Her collar was heat embossed in white powder from the necklace in Simply Jane. For the right couple, this makes a hilarious anniversary card.

I hope you enjoy these new products. My two cats Hamweenie and Tagalong are purring in approval. More inspiration below. And remember, all these items and more are being released tomorrow night at 10 PM EST  at if you'd like to add them to your collection.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Maile Belles
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillips
Danielle Flanders
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Ashley Cannon Newell
Lizzie Jones
Lexi Daly


When Witches Go Riding
Stamps: Superstition, Full Moon, Haunted Borders, Happy Spooky Halloween, Little Bitty Bird Additions
Dies: Superstition, Haunted Borders, Happy Spooky Halloween, 2.5" Limitless Layers Circles, Little Bitty Bird
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Lemon Tart, Orange Zest, Soft Stone, Winter Wisteria, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Orange Zest, True Black, Harvest Gold, Lemon Tart, Winter Wisteria, Royal Purple

Embrace Your Dark Side
Stamps: Superstition, Along Came a Spider, Simply Jane
Dies: Superstition, Along Came a Spider, Simply Jane
Cardstock: Canyon Clay, Fine Linen, Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay
Ink: True Black, Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate

Familiar Card
Stamps: Superstition, Autumn Adornments, Happy Hydrangea
Dies: Superstition, Happy Hydrangea
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Winter Wisteria, Stamper's Select White
Ink: True Black, Orange Zest, Winter Wisteria

Trio of Friends
Stamps: Superstition, BB: Wrought Iron, Fancy Finials, Through the Trees, Leave It Be
Dies: Superstition
Cardstock: Winter Wisteria, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Winter Wisteria, True Black, Orange Zest, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse

No Tricks Just Treats
Stamps: Full Moon, Happy Spooky Halloween
Dies: Mega Mat Stack 3, 2.5" Limitless Layers Circles, Happy Spooky Halloween
Ink: True Black, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
Patterned Paper: Halloween Prints

Stamps: Full Moon
Dies: Dangling Stars, Block Talk
Cardstock: Tropical Teal, Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky
Ink: Blueberry Sky, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse
Foil Paper

Nine Lives
Stamps: Superstition, No Strings Attached, Heart Squared
Dies: Superstition, Love Lives Here
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Ocean Tides, Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
Ink: Ocean Tides, Soft Stone
White Embossing Powder

Purr More, Hiss Less
Stamps: Superstition, Everyday Cat Sentiments
Dies: Superstition, Harvest Berries
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White,Pure Poppy
Ink: Soft Stone, True Black, Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, Summer Sunrise
Colored pencils, washi tape, foil paper

Happy Anniversary 
Stamps: Superstition, Everyday Cat Sentiments, Come All Ye Faithful, Come All Ye Faithful Additions, Simply Jane
Dies: Superstition, Come All Ye Faithful, Come All Ye Faithful Sentiments, Stitched Circles
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Tropical Teal, New Leaf, Stamper's Select White
Ink: True Black, Tropical Teal, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf
Pearl Brads, White Embossing Powder


  1. WOW!!Super cute cards!

  2. What an array of wonderful cards!! Trick or Treat and Embrace the Dark Side are my favs but the cats and dogs are so cute too!

  3. Wow, lots of inspiration for these adorable sets! Great cards - love 'em all.

  4. Wow! You've out did yourself this month Erin! Love, love, love the cat set and dies. When you pair them with Full Moon and others, you have a match made in kitty heaven! Your scene building cards are superb! Love the purple one with the three cats the best!

  5. Not only are these cats adorable, you have added the very best details to their lives, er sets. Your 'stamp wit' is unparalleled. I can't think about what to say of your cards today, except my mouth is still hanging open. Again with the combining of the sets already! I can't pick a favorite, but your "Embrace the dark side" is a show stopper. I love the webs and how the holes are perfectly played up with your color choices. Thank you once again for sharing your rare talent, and for letting us play some of it, by designing irresistible elements with which to create.

  6. I went back and forth looking at all of your wonderful cards and dreamed up more possibilities as I have so many of the sets mentioned. Love all of the inspiration but my favorite of this set is the sweet kitty strutting past the dog in all of her finery and the dog appears to be looking at her in amazement and wonder. Purrfect sentiment for this card!

  7. All of the cards are beautiful but I especially love the "Familiar" piece. That vine with little pumpkins is to die for!

  8. As a "momma" to three black cats, this set is a must have for me! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!


  9. So many wonderful cards to appreciate today! I so enjoy all the little extra touches that you add to the cards that really make them quite special. I like them all but there is something about the "there's something familiar about you" that really knocks my socks off...

  10. Love all the cat cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Erin, you hit it out of the park!!! LOVE everyone of them!!!