Friday, September 4, 2015


Hello and welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Barb's blog, you are in the right place.

This month, Liz Holloway has designed a Backpack for us to personalize. It is adorable and can be decorated for any occasion. Since I'm a fan of Halloween, I chose to use the new stamp sets and papers in the Holiday Catalog (supplies used are listed at the bottom of the post). The cards are note-sized (3 1/2" by 5") and will fit perfectly in the backpack.

Here's the Backpack:

The buckle is made out of the new Black Glimmer Paper. The Spider Web Doilies really add to the backpack and cards (new in the Holiday Catalog).  They are black on one side and white on the other. I'm not fond of real spiders, but this stamped little guy is adorable.  I added a chain and tag (Sweet Hauntings and Howl-o-ween Treat stamp sets) because I plan to fill my backpack with treats.

If you want to give the backpack as a gift filled with candy (or other yummy treats), here's the matching note card.

 And the entire project:

Here are close-ups of each of the three matching cards:

I used the Star Border Punch to punch little stars from the Black Glimmer Paper and attached to the hat with tiny pieces of pop-up dimensionals.

I sure hope you enjoyed my Halloween project.  It seems there's a Haunted House on the team's agenda for October and I can't wait to show it to you.  In the meantime, read below to find out how you can win a free pattern.


You can enter a chance to win a free Backpack Pattern (available as a cut file or PDF), by leaving a comment below. Winners will be randomly chosen. Submit a comment on each of our blogs to get FOUR chances to win.  Winners will be announced on September 20.  Those of you wanting to get started right away can purchase your pattern on Liz Holloway's blog HERE. While you're there, you may want to browse all the other awesome 3-D patterns she has designed.

Now it's time to see what beautiful project Fran has created.  Just click on the button below:

If  you get lost, just click on each Design Team Members names below to get to their blog:

Sandy Mott  - YOU ARE HERE
Fran Sabad
Barb Stencel
Liz Holloway  

Here's the products I used to create the Backpack and Cards:


  1. The backpack is so cute, and I love your cards.

  2. Just adorable! Love that you used the back of the web doilies & made it work so well. Cards are awesome!

  3. Great ideas for those spider webs. Love the design of the backpack. TFS

  4. See Bev jumping up & down!
    Oh what splendid projects you've created! Totally delightful in every way!

  5. Absolutely adorable! Love the color combinations you used. Who wouldn't love to get one of these!!

  6. Love it!! What a eat gift for a teacher to have on her desk!!!!

    1. Thank you Eileen! I'm posting a Teacher gift backpack in the next few days - keep an eye out for it!

  7. What a cute set!! Thanks for the chance to play : )

  8. So Cute! Love your take on the back-pack!!

  9. How creative you are! These are wonderful.

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