Harvest & Halloween Design Winners

First place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest was this beautiful fall centerpiece done by Jen at Jen's Craft Corner.  We all loved Jen's happy, feel good, fall theme.
Harvest Treat Bag Toppers Paperpiecing
Jen's fall characters using the Harvest Treat Toppers and a basketful of autumn paper leaves.

Be sure to visit Jen's blog and leave some love and congrats.

 Second place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest with the most likes on the blog was
Allie Gower at ChaskaCardCompany.blogspot.com

This is the spookiest Haunted House easel card, am I right? Allie entered even more projects that were really awesome. Take a peek at this busy crafters blog.
Third place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest with the most likes on facebook was
Beth at Beth's Beauties. It was one of our favorites too.

Beth really nailed it with her Steampunk Potion Bottle. The papers and labels are perfect for this spooky bottle of....ah..hmmm....I'm not sure what's in there but it must be good, right???
Beth will share with you all the details and papers she used in her blogpost.
Fourth place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest and one of the design teams top picks
is the BOO! Treat Tag by Millie at Crafting with Creative M

You'll have fun visiting Millies Blog and seeing all the creativity she's been up to.
 Fifth place winner
in the Harvest & Halloween design contest and one of the design teams top picks
comes from Barbara at Paper Piecing by Babs.
Barb used a mix of MSC files including the Ho Ho Ho pillow box and added some cute fall printable tags. These would be sweet treats to put one everyone's holiday plate, don't you think? With a mix up of quotes and tags it would have guests talking and comparing their quotes. Fun!!!
Thank You.

We had such fun looking at all the projects from our customers and appreciate all your entries.

Spooky sweet inspiration for Halloween treats.

Our design team always comes up with such Boo-tiful Halloween treats. Stop for a spell and take a peek at their Spook-tacular ideas. Okay, I'll stop, I know this is starting to sound corny....

candy corn treat box in svg, knk, wpc and gsd
Candy Corn Gift Box  by Kristin.
Designed using Halloween Treat Boxes
Visit her blog
Paper Creations by Kristin

Frankly You're Sweet Treat Box by Saundra
Designed using Frankenstein Treat Belly Box

Visit her blog Luv Scrappin Together
Cutting files in svg, knk, wpc, gsd to create Fall Cards from MyScrapChick
Fall Card by Melissa
Designed using Fall Card

Visit her blog M. Miranda Creations
Cheryls card using action wobbles
Frightening Cute fall card by Cheryl
Designed using Harvest Treat Toppers and Cards
Visit her blog at Dragonfly Designs.
 And if you're in need of a few more cute titles or quotes here's a few that might just work like magic.....
  • Spook-tacular
  • Eat, drink and be scary
  • Ghouls Night Out
  • Boo-tiful
  • If the broom fits, ride it.
  • Laughter shakes the sawdust out of stuffed shirts. (For scarecrows)
  • You put a spell on me.
  • "I'm so happy that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year!" said no teacher ever. 
  • Frightfully Delightful
Don't forget to enter your designs for Fall and Halloween in our

You could win a $50 shopping trip to MyScrapChick and $10 Paypal cash.

Harvest & Halloween Design Contest

Gather up your
Papercraft Project Photos

Enter for 5 chances to win some sweet treats from

Halloween Inspiration  Paper Creations by Kristin

1st prize for Best overall design
$50 shopping trip to MSC & $10 Paypal cash.

2nd prize for People's Choice on My Scrap Chick's blog.
$25 shopping trip to MSC
Based on voting. Use Linky tool at bottom of this post.

3rd prize for People's Choice on My Scrap Chick's facebook page.
$25 shopping trip to MSC
Base on most likes.

4th & 5th prizes
MSC Design Team Favorites.

$10 shopping trips to MSC

Entry Rules:
  1. Project should have a Harvest or Halloween theme featuring the use of My Scrap Chick products. 
  2. Must be a recent project done within the last 30 days.
  3. Enter every day if you wish, but limit to one entry per day.
  4. Use of watermarks for your own personal blog are perfectly okay, but please avoid using watermarks and advertising from other companies. We may delete photos or submissions that promote other companies or contests.
  5. FACEBOOK ENTRIES: Upload your photo directly to our wall at https://www.facebook.com/MyScrapChick. In the post add a bit of information about your project and type in the hashtag #msc-halloween.  This will help us keep track of entries. You may include a link to your blog in the post but posting to your blog and then tagging us won't allow others to like and vote on your project.
  6. BLOG LINKY ENTRIES:  Use the linky tool below to add your photos. Naming it.

Delicious Autumn Colors and Cutting Files

When you think autumn you think of color! Our designers, Cheryl, Becki and Kristin, provided beautiful samples of various color palettes for the fall season. Each one used the large box from the Blessings Trio.  It's a great example of how one file can have so many looks with just different colors and papers.

Large fall gift box in warm whites and brights. From the Blessings Trio.
Warm whites and brights.
The lighter warm colors for the base and panels along with richer colors for the paper acorn accents provide a beautiful holder for the spray of autumn leaves.  Cheryl's Blog

Large Fall Treat Box in Autumn blues and browns. From Blessings Trio
Classy blues on browns.
The touch of blue is a nice addition to the traditional colors of fall. This classy color combo makes a nice host and hostess gift.  As Becki says, "Perfect to fill and take with you to Thanksgiving dinner..."   Becki's Blog

Large Fall Treat Box in bright Autumn colors. From the Blessings Trio
The Clean & Bright Fall Colors.
The bright colors just speak smiles and of good things inside. Kristin's Blog

My Scrap Chick Blessings Trio

Tina is a member of our Design Team and today we are sharing some of her recent project photos.

We also asked Tina to also share a bit more about her paper crafting life. It's always fun to discover more about the person behind all that paper.  She answered a couple questions we've been asking each of our designers and hope you enjoy learning a bit more about these creative souls.

What are your go-to paper crafting products that you can't live without?
 That is a tough one, as I need many products to put my creations together… I love paper and can never quite have enough… no matter how much I have, I never have the right color!!  Never!!
Grab Your iPod
Details on Tina's Blog 

What type of cutting machine do you use?
I started out with the Cricut Expression Machine and loved it, but I kept seeing the most unique items using single downloads, I bought the Silhouette Cameo and have not looked back… although still learning how to use all the different features… I have about a 100 cartridges, I probably will never use again…
Sugar Scrub
Details on Tina's Blog  


What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?

My favorite type of projects are definitely 3D items… I love to build things!  I love puzzles, and some projects are just like puzzles… sometime they look just like the picture and other times, they don’t fit no matter what I do!!  I also love playing with vinyl… it makes everything look better!!
"Hi There" Card
Details on Tina's Blog  

What are your favorite MSC designs?
I love the MSC patterns… all of them.  It’s hard to pick just a couple of them… I love the Belly boxes, as they are a complete gift when completed.  They go together so quickly, and fun to make
Belly Box for
No Pudge Brownies
Details (and Recipe) on Tina's Blog 


Describe your style.

My style is simple!  I like cutesy, and elegant.  Everything has to match, and have a bow.  Hahahahaha… sometimes I need to just let the project sit a day or two and then embellish if needed!
Birthday Owl Treat Topper 
Details on Tina's Blog 

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Designer Spotlight: Melissa

Melissa is our featured designer today.  Browse a few of her projects from the past few months. We also asked her questions about her paper crafting to learn a little bit more about her creative world. 

Melissa happily shared that information and you will likely find helpful tips in her following answers.  

Nativity Tags
3 Nativity Sets
These sets have so many characters and are whimsical and fun!
They are the best Nativity cut files I have ever come across. 
What are your go-to paper crafting products & supplies
that you can't live without?

1. My Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive is a must have. It is perfect for putting together all my 3D projects. It has just the perfect drying time for me - it doesn’t dry so quick that I can’t make adjustments, but it also doesn’t require me to hold something in place to dry for long periods of time either.

See the full details on Melissa's Blog

2. I like dimension, so I have to have my pop dots and my ink pads. Both of these add dimension to a product in two different ways. Inked edges give depth to your colors. And pop dots allow you to add layers.

3. Patterned Paper from my favorite companies - Doodlebug Design, My Mind’s Eye, Graphic 45, Echo Park, and Carta Bella are probably my top 5 brands that I use the most. I use many other brands as well though.

4. My Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen - Especially when my cut file includes eyes. It is the white pen that makes the eyes come alive.

5. And most importantly is my Cutting Machine - I had a machine recently that had broke down after much use and my crafting basically came to a halt until I replaced it. I had been dabbling in paper crafting for many years; but when I bought my first machine, I found my niche in the paper crafting realm!

What type of cutting machine do you use?
My newest cutting machine is the Silhouette Cameo. I have had it a month or so and I am very much enjoying it. My last machine was the Sizzix Eclips. That machine was also a very nice machine to have!

"Be Mine" Gable Box
Gable Box
Melissa Favorites: The Gable Box and Pour Box - The gable box because it is super simple to put together being one piece and the pour box because it is unique. Both boxes can be easily decorated for many different occasions.
See details for this project on Melissa's Blog.
Sweet Easter Treat Box
Pour Box
See details on Melissa's Blog
What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?
("I had to share my favorite 3 :) ~ Melissa)

Cards - I enjoy making my own cards. There is nothing better than giving a card to someone else that I have personally made. I love to see the smile it brings to someone else.
3D projects - These are what bring a smile to my face. I think it is incredible to start with a flat piece of paper and see it take shape.
I also have to add tags here. I like taking such a small piece of paper and giving it life. I always feel like tags are miniature pieces of art.

Sweet Scarecrow
Fall Treat Boxes
"I actually enjoy all of the fall season and not just Halloween. I think the Scarecrows in the Fall Treat Box set are adorable. The faces on these files can be used for the treat boxes or they can be sized to fit on cards or other projects."
 See details on Melissa's Blog
School's Out!
Fruit Vol. 1
Sunflower Greetings

Melissa Favorites: The many card kits such as Winter Faces, Spring Faces, Gift Card Holders for Christmas, Sunflower Greetings, the Crab card, the Turtle card, and so many more. I do not like making multitudes of the same card, but sometimes it is a necessity. It is nice to have so many wonderful choices of cards that have all the pieces already there for you - just cut and assemble
See details for this card on Melissa's Blog
Little Bunnies Carrot Box
Carrot Box & Spring Bunnies
See details on Melissa's Blog

Scaredy Cat says Boo!
Scaredy Cat
I am a huge fan of all the fun projects that can be made at Halloween and MSC has many cute Halloween files, but my favorite has to be the Scaredy Cat file. It just makes me smile!
See more details on Melissa's Blog

Describe your style.
I don’t know that I could pinpoint one particular style that I lean toward. Creating for me is a mixture of the materials I have before me, the potential recipient of my project, and the message I want to convey when the project is complete.

We so enjoy Melissa's projects and hope you stop by her blog for more inspiration.
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I Like To Create

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4th of July Papercraft Celebrations

Showing the red, white and blue in these
patriotic themed projects from the design team.

See all the details and closeups on Kristin's blog....God Bless America Rosette & Star Card
DT Kristin created a star spangled card combining simple elements from various sets.
 Cheryl has the closeup details on her blogpost....Happy 4th of July... 
 DT Cheryl welcomes guests to her home with this beautiful paper wreath on her front door
Shawnee tells how to create this 4th of July Card on her blog.

DT Shawnee combined warm colors with the red, white and blue and added blue buttons to get a real country feel to her patriotic card.
Lace Borders 
Kristin's quick and easy 4th of July Star Card
DT Kristin creates this quick and easy 4th of July handcrafted card using
4th of July Tag (sentiment only)
Julie's lighthearted Patriotic Firefly card from her blog.
 A lighthearted firefly is the star of this patriotic card by DT Julie.
We celebrate July 4th, 1776 as the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
We do not take our freedoms lightly. We are thankful and well aware of how blessed we are. And we are also well aware that we need to constantly strive to protect and maintain those freedoms, both from without and from within our country.

Designer Spotlight: Mayra

Today we are showing off Mayra's projects for the design team and taking a small glimpse at her creative side. Read her answers to a few questions we asked about her creative paper crafting and enjoy this short preview of her projects.

3D Paper Train
"The 3D Paper Train Set is such a great centerpiece, and decor project . It can be personalized , adapted to any holiday or celebration theme !"
Details on Mayra's Blog

What are your go-to paper crafting products & supplies
that you can't live without?

I love , love embossing powders, and distress inks  ! I think it is a wonderful ,and fun way to enhance any die cut !

What type of cutting machine do you use?
I own the Silhouette Cameo,  and the Cricut Expression . I mainly use the Silhouette Cameo .

Country Village House Boxes
"I love the Country Village House Boxes ~ just perfect to decorate and give as a gift !!!"
Details on Mayra's Blog

What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?
My two favorite type of projects to make are anything 3D ( party decor, favors, holiday decorations) and Scrapbook layouts .

Elephant Belly Box Trio
Belly Boxes are one of Mayra's favorites. "Super cute and easy to put together !!! I feel guilty at times , because all the work is already done for me - the card , the belly box, and treat bag topper !!! "
Details on Mayra's Blog

Describe your style.
My style is a little bit of everything . I love to make fun projects , and combine files together . I love to add lots of detail ( sometimes a bit too much lol ) .

Full Cup Treat Holders
"I love these , great design , and so many fun ways to use these !!"
Details on Mayra's Blog

Cup of Cocoa and Easel Card Collection
"I love the Easel cards. Everything is done, all you have to do is
glue everything together and you have a super cute card !!!"

Details on Mayra's Blog

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Designer Spotlight: Shawnee

Shawnee is a member of our Design Team and today we are sharing some of her recent project photos.

It's fun to learn more about the person behind all the paper and glue so we asked Shawnee some questions about her paper crafting and other favorite things.

What are your go-to paper crafting products that you can't live without?
I love my ATG gun, my white gel pen, my Cuttlebug and my Silhouette Cameo

Garden Gate Easel Card 
Details on Shawnee's Blog 
 Lamb Belly Box Trio
Details on Shawnee's Blog 

What type of cutting machine do you use?
I typically use my Cameo but also use my Cricut as well.

2 Layer Birthday Cake 
Details on Shawnee's Blog 
 What are you 2 top favorite types of projects?
Cards-Pages, etc. I love to make cards and 3d projects.

 Canning Jars & Preserves 
Details on Shawnee's Blog 
Describe your style.
I describe my style as simple. Being a mom of 11, I don't have a lot of crafting time. But when I do, I like to keep things easy so that if others want to try them they can.

Details on Shawnee's Blog 
Teacup Easel Card 
Details on Shawnee's Blog 
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