Sunday, October 28, 2012

ABC Ransom Blog Hop

Red Carpet Studio Card challenge, click here.

Welcome to the ABC Ransom Blog Hop, 
hosted by Red Carpet Studio!

If you've come from Dawn's blog, you're in the right place.

The Red Carpet Studio designers thought it would be fun to host a mystery blog hop while showcasing projects that can be made using all those leftover letters in your stash - hence where the "ransom" comes in. Ransom notes play a huge role in mystery/suspense films, and are often created out of random letters cut from magazines, newspapers, etc. in order to disguise handwriting. 

While we won't be doing any kidnapping or holding anybody ransom today - we do have some creative projects to share with you!

For my project using leftover letters in my stash, I created...

...a card.  Looks simple, right?  Not quite.  But I loved creating it!  I used my Silhouette Cameo, pen holder, a Prismacolor Pencil, and a Scraptastical Kreations file.  After drawing the tree and bat, I stickled the bat to make it pop.  I outlined the tree with a gold gel pen to give the card a bit of depth and visual interest.  The label is from another Scraptastical Kreations file.  I distressed it with distress ink, stickled the edges, and added my letters.   I really do not have any letters in my stash.  Don't know why, I just don't.  :-) 
Card base
Scraptastical Kreations files: A Haunted Halloween and Label It, Tag It, Frame It
Distress Inks
Prismacolor Pencil
Gel Pen


We're also holding some blog candy ransom! However, the blog candy is hidden, and only certain stops of the hop are hiding it. The only way you can win is if you comment on those blogs! Now, we're not going to tell you whose blogs those are (that would be too easy) but we will tell you what the prizes are!
$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate

There will be three winners. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting so we can contact you if you win. You have until next Saturday, November 3rd, to hop and comment. Winners will be announced with the start of our next layout challenge on Sunday November 4th at Red Carpet Studio.

And don't forget to check out this week's challenge at Red Carpet Studio! Our challenge this week is inspired by "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the challenge is to create any fall or Halloween card.

Your next stop is Chas's blog.

P.S. My letter is...A

If you can put all the letters together from each stop of the hop (they're in order), you have a chance to win a mystery prize! Once you've figured out our hidden message, email it to The mystery prize winner will be announced with the other winners on Sunday November 4th. HINT: The message is a clue as to what our next layout challenge will be. :)


  1. Well done Tonya. Great project

  2. Love the card with all its glitter! If you need some left over letters just give me a shout, I have so many and have a hard time throwing them away LOL!

  3. What a gorgeous clean and simple Halloween card. I love it. Hugs xxx

  4. Love the stickling (if that's even a word). Great job.


  5. Fun card.

    Smiles SHer

  6. Cute card! I love the technique you used to make it. :)


  7. I so love your card! I'm getting a Cameo very soon. You did a wonderful job.


  8. Great spooky card with your left overs! Love it.

  9. I love putting stickles around my frames. Love your card~!~

  10. Great card, love the tree!
    Glad to be on the hop with you!
    Sandra, DT sister

  11. Your card looks much more simple than what you actually did with it. Great use of left over items.

  12. I love how you took time to really detail your card. The letters pop and it certainly met all the criteria of the challenge. I love this card.

  13. Great card! I love the sparkle. :)

  14. neat...

  15. Very cute card!
    bermudachinagirl AT gmail DOT com

  16. I love your simple but complicated card. Great job with the hop. Chas DT sister.

  17. great the CAS look. great job on the hop!
    -RCS DT

  18. I love that tree! I have a things for trees! Great work! Thanks for the hop - it is fun - have a great week! Gail

  19. So much "interest" on a one-layer card. Love it.

  20. Thanks, Tonya for being a part of this blog hop. i am finding new friends to like, new blogs to follow

  21. I absolutely LOVE your card!!! Simple and so very cool!! Great job! :)

  22. Cute card, always searching for inspiration for using left over letters,

  23. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing!