Friday, October 21, 2011

Tim Burton Blog Hop!!!!!!

"Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange?"

If you're a Tim Burton fan, you will recognize that line from "This is Halloween" -- a well-known song from the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas". With Halloween just around the corner, this is the perfect time to celebrate all things Tim Burton! We have a talented group of ladies on this weekend blog hop. Join us as we each share a project inspired by one of Tim's quirky characters!

If you've just come from Krista's blog, you are right where you should be! If you haven't but would like to start from the beginning, go to Dena's blog:

We would like to thank Karber Digital Images for sponsoring this blog hop. Karber is giving away two digital stamps to one lucky person who comments during the blog hop.
** To be eligible to win, you must comment on each blog in the hop.
*** You must become a follower of each blog.
**** The winner will be announced no later than Wednesday, October 26th.

Now, on to the project I would like to share with you:

The "side step" card may look complicated, but after going step by step through a short tutorial (found here), I could pop out a dozen of these babies!

I love the 3d effect of this card.  Now it looks like they are having a real Halloween party!

I used paper shared by a friend, from her StoryTeller's Club October pack.  The moon I cut with a 1 3/4 inch punch using scraps, then cut to fit the square edge of the card.  The felt pumpkins came in a pack that I bought for $1 at Target (their dollar bins are awesome!)  I drew the faces on with a black marker, under the advise of Sue (susanna's scrapping corner).  And the characters were from a sticker set I picked up at the Scrapbook Expo back in May.

My husband is a HUGE Tim Burton fan.  In fact, The Nightmare Before Christmas is his #2 favorite movie of all time.  (SAW is #1, and Lilo&Stitch is #3 - there will be a quiz later!)  I made this card with his 30th birthday in mind.  It will accompany a very special suprise, shhhhhh!  Mums the word!

Please be sure to hop on over to Canadian Nickel's blog next for more Tim Burton fun! If you get lost along the way, the complete blog hop lineup is below. Thanks for stopping by!

Dena :
Erin G: ~~ YOU ARE HERE!
Canadian Nickel: ~~ NEXT STOP!

(Oh, I want it, Oh, I want it, Oh, I want it for my own... What! Is! This!)


  1. You have a fun card. You make that style look easy. Maybe I will try that. I agree, the style does give it the perfect 3D effect. the character stickers are fantastic! Very well done.
    Nice to host with you.

  2. I love your project!!!TFS!!!


  3. Love It! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Erin, OMG, I love this car! I am so fond of cards that are of some style rather than just flat. However, I don't make them enough or forget about them. Thanks for the tutorial. This is great and your hubby is going to love it. Hopefully he isn't on FB and your blog hooked to FB. My hubby sees all of my posts, so I could never sneak in a card for him unless I didn't say it was his card. LOL Great job! tfs Tami

    Tambos Creations!

  5. what a wonderful card... awesome 3D :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  6. Go you and I was so lucky to see you make it in person! Great job my friend. Thanks for being in part of this hop with me. :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    suenj99 at yahoo dot com

  7. Erin --- what a wonderful project and don't worry your secret is safe with me!!!! Glad to be hopping with you again!!!
    Hugs and Love,
    Her Craftiness

  8. I'm in love with this side step card. It's one of my favorite kind of cards. I love everything about it.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  9. What a great card! I need to try one! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    Come on over:)

  10. I love that you did a different type of card for this project! I haven't tried one of those yet, but you have me feeling hopeful that it won't be so difficult! TFS!

    Dena Jones
    dena dot maile at gmail dot com

  11. This is great!! I love it. Thanks for a great project!!

  12. Great card! Saw and lilo & stitch??!!?? LOL that's a big difference

  13. Great card Erin! I love step cards but I need to practice them more. Love the dimension. Your hubby has an interesting list of favorite movies - from Saw to Lilo and Stitch? Quite a stretch there :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  14. So very cute :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  15. Best card ever!!!!! Love it!
    Craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  16. This is so awesome! OMG, I love it! I want those stickers for sure. Gonna have to look online to find some. I've not seen any with the boogeyman on them b-4. Your card rocks! I'm a happy new follower. :0)

    Be sure to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
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  17. WOW - this is just incredible...WOW. Love the colors, the detail - everything.

    Patti Ross