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Vendor Spotlight: EK Success Brands – Halloween Papercrafting!

Reported by Lexi Daly

EK Success is a big name in the crafting world, offering a wide range of products, as you’ve read about over the last few days (if you’re stopping by for the first time this week, be sure to read back a few days!) Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, especially for crafting. So I was very excited when my box of products arrived on my doorstep, filled to the brim with all kinds of Halloween treats. I mostly received items from the EK Success brand K&Company, from the Tim Coffey Halloween line, including a 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper Pad, Silhouettes, Die-Cut Cardstock, Embossed Stickers, Grand Adhesions, and Adhesive Borders. In addition to those, the box also included an Inkadinkado Clear Mini Stamp, a new larger punch from the Paper Shapers family, and sticker packs from both Jolee’s and Sticko. Wow! Truly a Halloween crafter’s dream!


One thing that I noticed right away was the vibrant colors and fun images of the Tim Coffey line. They’re perfect for so many Halloween projects–cards, scrapbooks, decorative items, etc. Loads of possibilities! As I opened each package and examined the items more closely, I found so many details to love.

  • The Die-Cut Cardstock has two of every image and are two-sided, so if you need a reverse facing image, you have it.
  • Many items have glitter accents, which is a must anytime, but especially for Halloween.
  • The Adhesive Borders are small, which is great for making cards, but include enough of each to make 12″ borders, and the adhesive is fantastic.
  • The Grand Adhesions are layered, popped up, and perfect.
  • The Specialty Paper is two sided, with some designs featuring flock, glitter, or dry embossed images–see swatch picture below!


And, best of all, it all coordinates perfectly! Here are a few quick projects I made using primarily the Tim Coffey products:

The Specialty Paper Pad and Grand Adhesions made easy work of these bags, perfect for gifts or treat bags. I think we’ll use them to Boo! a few neighborhood friends…
Many of the Specialty Paper designs are very detailed and don’t need much embellishing, but sticking a full sheet to cardboard and adding a few coordinating Grand Adhesions and Die Cut Cardstock, along with a little ribbon hanger, gave it just the right dimension to create a quick work of spooky art…
and now each of my girls has a great new bedroom door decoration to match the rest of our very “haunted” house!

The products mixed well with the other items in the box, as well as items from my own bottomless studio, a very important requirement when I buy anything new.

One of the first things that came to mind when I saw the large Paper Shapers Jack face was a circle shaped card, and the Tim Coffey glitter swirl paper was the perfect color, and sparkly too!

The Clear Mini Stamp paired with lined card stock (from A Muse), made me think of vintage and school–luckily, there was a perfect “teacher” witch in the the Die-Cut Cardstock pack!
The eyes, also from the Die-Cut Cardstock pack, inspired this card! I spelled out the words I needed with Sticko tiny alpha stickers and added another die cut on the inside–Boo!
Another Sticko sticker–all vellum and glitter!–really makes this A Muse haunted house shine!
The Tim Coffey Embossed Stickers include several really fun sentiments to add to a card or layout. I used three here paired with another one of those totally awesome Grand Adhesions. Everything on this card just stuck right on–no adhesive necessary. It doesn’t get easier than that!
The pumpkin border from the Adhesive Borders inspired another vintage card and was fun to pair with a stamped sentiment and papers from my A Muse collection.
And finally, the stash of candy from the Die-Cut Cardstock inspired another pairing with a perfect a muse sentiment. And more of that fun orange paper for a bowl–yum!

So, to sum things up…

Pros:

  • Fun images
  • Bright colors
  • Coordinated products
  • Attention to details
  • Plays well with other products

Cons:

  • Halloween is not long enough to use it all?!

As you can see from my projects, the Halloween goodies that EK Success has to offer through K&Company and several other EK Brands is so much fun to work with. And what I made just barely scratches the surface! With only a couple of weeks left, run right out and buy a few of these fun spooky treats for yourself and get busy crafting with EK Success for Halloween–we’d love to see what you make!

EK Success has generously donated some of the products featured in the weeks reviews to give away to our great readers! Please leave your comments on this article to win a EK Success Slim Line Medium Bats punch from EK Success Brands. You have until Sunday, October 18 at Midnight to enter.

Click on the link at the top of the page to visit Craft Critique for comments, giveaways and more!

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123 Responses to Vendor Spotlight: EK Success Brands – Halloween Papercrafting!

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    Kimberly S. October 16, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    Yippee! I’m the first one! I love all of these products! I have so many ideas running through my head. Oh the possibilities!

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    ~Korey~ October 16, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    Awesome….thats all i can say!!!!

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    Mikey October 16, 2009 at 9:40 am #

    These products are so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

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    Shaz October 16, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    Those sticker are too cute! Great review.

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    Erika M. October 16, 2009 at 9:56 am #

    Fabulous Halloween projects!

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    Melinda AKA medialady October 16, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    I would love to win so I can tryout these punches!

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    Laura October 16, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    I think all the fun paper crafting stuff for Halloween makes me like the holiday more. *smile* I love the idea of using a sheet of their wonderfully detailed paper for a wall hanging! I bought a sheet or two of paper from this line for my daughter’s just-for-fun Halloween poster project.

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    Carole Stirrat October 16, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    Oh my gosh, how exciting, I love EK success punches!!! TFS all the great halloween product pics and ideas too!!!

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    SMK October 16, 2009 at 10:27 am #

    super love K&Co! 😀

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    HazelQ October 16, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    Cute projects! Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

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    Barbara October 16, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    I’m in love with the Halloween paper! I think there is a shopping trip in my immediate future!

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    connie October 16, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    I love all the products and all your projects! love the you are what you eat card!

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    Bogner's October 16, 2009 at 10:52 am #

    Love this halloween line. So much potential!

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    Ezmina October 16, 2009 at 11:10 am #

    What an awesome array of products!!
    Thank you for the information

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    Carole RB October 16, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    Great products

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    Johanne October 16, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    I love these punches.

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    Kylie October 16, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    the slim line punches are awesome and store so well! they have great products.

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    RosieP October 16, 2009 at 11:20 am #

    These products are awesome!

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    Vel October 16, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    The products are so cute but I have such a hard time using them because like you said, the holiday isn’t long enough to. But boy do I like that pumpkin punch…too cute!

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    Jenn October 16, 2009 at 11:22 am #

    love that pumpkin punch!

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    Isabel Z October 16, 2009 at 11:23 am #

    EK Success is one my favorite companies. I just love their products and turn to them again and again. Thanks for showcasing them.

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    Judy Lucas October 16, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win this punch.
    Judy
    judystamps2@yahoo.com

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    Melanie October 16, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    EK really rocks, doesn’t it? Amazing products!

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    frodz October 16, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    I just love EK products.Lots of inspiration for my projects. Thanks for showing them.

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    Dawn October 16, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    How much it must be to play with all these yummy toys.I would love a chance to win.

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    Mary Ashby October 16, 2009 at 11:30 am #

    I have discovered a love for Halloween crafting myself this year… Fun!

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    Donna October 16, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    Wow! What a fun collection of goodies. I can feel the possibilities just looking at all the stickers and Halloween stuff! Love it!

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    Patchi October 16, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    what a great collection of cards!

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    Tamara October 16, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    More fantastic products from EK Success. I love the idea of locking my stamps so that they store much smaller. What a great idea!

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    carpediem October 16, 2009 at 11:46 am #

    Such great projects! I love punches and would love to win this one from EK Success! laura j

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    Julie October 16, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    What a great review…I love EK Success punches and other products…Thanks so much….
    Julie

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    cndymkr / jean October 16, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    I couldn’t agree that Halloween doesn’t last nearly long enough.

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    Clare (Littlebear) October 16, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    It’s lovely seeing all the EK success products. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Kaytee October 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    I love halloween projects! That bat punch is awesome!

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    Avril Tanner October 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    I love all these cool products! Thanks for the opportunity of the Giveaway!
    Avril

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    stampkjs October 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    I love the design of the new EK Punches. Someone really was smart with that idea. Thanks for the great ideas!

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    Cyndi October 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    Hoo!Hoo!Whoo! Great colours and designs for Halloween. Think of the possibilities!

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    Lori October 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    That Pumpkin Face paper is FANTASTIC. I’m going to get some ASAP! The bats are cool too
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Katherine October 16, 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    You’re right. Halloween stuff is so fun and you have such a short time to use it.

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    scrapaddict October 16, 2009 at 12:48 pm #

    I love all of these items! They totally get you in the mood to scrapbook! I already am planning pages to make! Thanks for sharing these great products!

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    Jill October 16, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Oh this is a such a cute line! I love it.

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    rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 October 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Ohhhh, More Tim Coffee – wonderful simply wonderful

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    Carolyn Sharkas October 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    absolutely adorable Halloween stuff, puts a smile on your face, thanks for sharing them, now I will go looking for them.

    carolyn s
    ceashark at aol dot com

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    jude October 16, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    These are really colourful elements to add to the halloween projects .Ek success have excelled themselves and they look fab on any project .
    Papers look fab too!so much inspiration.
    hugs judex

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    Magdalena October 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    I love the products I hope I can be the lucky one!!! thanks for share!

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    stinker October 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    So very cute!

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    lisa g. October 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    Loove all the Halloween things..very cute!! Thanks for the ideas 🙂 (and the chance to win of course!!!)

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    Michelle Adams October 16, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    Oh WOW! To see all of these lucious products all in one place is giving me a cute-attack! ack! LOL Thanks for the chance to win and showing us all of these things!

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    Jen Cuthbertson October 16, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    Loving Halloween goodies this year!! You’re right, though, October is positively flying by and I just don’t have enough time to use all the cute stuff I have/want! 🙂

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    Gail October 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Great job with the review!
    Thanks for the chance!

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    Elaine A October 16, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    What wonderful things you’ve created with all your goodies! And you are right, there are so many things to make for Halloween and not enough time!!

    Elaine Allen

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    kkaisu October 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    I love those pumpkin faces!

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    Candy October 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    You’re right — Halloween isn’t long enough but I’m sure going to have enough time (I hope) to gather up all these wonderful products to have for myself. Thanks for making us aware of them.

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    Linda E October 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    K&Company outdoes itself every year. This year’s Halloween line is fantastic!

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    KanataNewf October 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    Love the products and projects showcasing them!

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    LaurieM October 16, 2009 at 3:09 pm #

    What fun products! My daughter and I would have a blast creating with these.

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    babyjsmom October 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    You are so amazing to share all this with us. Thank you.

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    Cat October 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    These ideas are so cute! I agree…Halloween doesn’t last long at all.

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    Buncobuddy October 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    Time has gotten away from me this year! I thought I wouldn’t be able to get out Halloween cards in time. This is just the incentive I need. Thanks!

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    Amy October 16, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    Ah, what fun! Love all things Halloween… and the new slimline punches are just fantastic!

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    susanscraps October 16, 2009 at 4:27 pm #

    Hi, I am NOT interested in the Bat punch.

    I just wanted to comment on once again Tim Coffey’s stuff being HAUNTINGLY YUMMY!!…

    The projects you created are wonderful! too bad you aren’t giving away the diecuts or other stuff.

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    NitaBugg October 16, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    Too cute…thanks for sharing!

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    Katarina October 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    I love these company – never disappoints – not this time either 🙂

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    Gail October 16, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    I love Halloween and making things for it. Those supplies are great!!!

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    Scrappy Rat October 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    I love the new locking flat punches. They’re the greatest!

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    Grammykrob October 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm #

    Love me some EK Success. Would love to win. Kathy

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    Beach Girl 115 October 16, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    What beautiful colors, and you used them so creatively, Lexi! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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    Liann October 16, 2009 at 5:58 pm #

    Love all of this loveliness…TFS

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    Carmen O. October 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm #

    Wow what a great Halloween line! Love it all and such great ideas. Thanks!

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    Sandra October 16, 2009 at 8:06 pm #

    looks like you all had fun!
    Count me in!
    Sandra

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    Gailanne October 16, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    Love Halloween and love the EK Success products. Thanks for the opportunity to win a bat punch!

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    Gailanne October 16, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

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    chinamomxtwo October 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    sweet! what great products!!!

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    angie October 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    It’s definitely not rocket science why ‘success’ is part of the name. Their products are yummylicious and help me to make my projects a success!

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    Elaine October 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Aye Carumba as Bart Simpson would say! These are so stinking fabulous! THey really do a great job on coordinating their lines and it’s super easy to embellish and feel creative with K&Co!!

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    DeniseB October 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Love the slimline punches. Thanks for an opportunity to win!
    Great projects, yummy colors!
    DeniseB

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    Laura Stewart October 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    great stuff!

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    Misty C October 16, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    Clove halloween products – love, love!!

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    Alyce October 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    Love all of the things you showed us. I love the EK Success punches. I especially love that they are easier to store than the other punches I have.

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    Katrin October 17, 2009 at 4:28 am #

    I love the products even though I am not really big into making Halloween cards…

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    Finja October 17, 2009 at 6:04 am #

    great, i love Halloween

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    bloder October 17, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    These are the cutest and most fun Halloween products I have seen in a while-so quirky! LOVE IT!

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    Pamm October 17, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this stuff! The Grand Adhesions are wonderful!

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    Kathy H October 17, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    The simplier the better!!!! Awesome creations!

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    huntla1 October 17, 2009 at 8:52 am #

    This has been such a great Craft Critique week. I have learned so much about all the cool things EK Success has a hand in. Thank you CC and EK for the opportunity!

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    R. Bungart October 17, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    I love halloween projects!Great products

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    Vidette October 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    These products are an asset to anyone’s craft stash.

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    Shannon Roberts October 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    CUTE Pumpkin Punch!! Great; now I have a mission as soon as the laundry is done!

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    Anna October 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    Great Projects I would love to win!!!

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    Kristy October 17, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    Love the products! Thanks for the chance to win some!

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    Anonymous October 17, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    These Halloween products look like fun to use.

    C. Burke

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    melita October 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    what a great idea for the treat bag! i will have to copy this for my ds’s halloween party craft!

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    Chriss Blagrave October 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm #

    Love the paper shapers card and the bowl filled with candy! Really nice that the products all go so well together. Thanks for the chance at winning some!

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    dmarehit October 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of EK Success products for many years and these new products look like the same quality I’m used to. I’d love to win them!! Thanks for the chance!

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    judean October 17, 2009 at 10:22 pm #

    fun stuff!

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    Anita October 17, 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    Awesome products!

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    Melissa October 18, 2009 at 6:00 am #

    sweet giveaway! Awesome products from EK Success. I LOVE their new line of punches!

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    Laura October 18, 2009 at 7:28 am #

    I love how you utilized the whole 12 x 12 pages with your door hangers! I always hate to cut up papers that are that pretty/cool all by themselves!

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    Shelley G in Iowa October 18, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    Love all these products! The amount and variety of material is unbelievable!

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    Janet L. October 18, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    Love these products and love Halloween!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Mandi October 18, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    I love the paper and I NEED that glitter! I want glitter shoes, too 🙂

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    Maureen October 18, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    OH – I wish I would have seen that paper line and punches in my stores. Where or where is it !!!

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    SuZeQ October 18, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    Oh yes, please. Count me in. This is a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for this opportunity!

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    Lori Roberts October 18, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    Love all the projects you posted, such inspiration!!!!

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    Lillyro October 18, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    I am inspired by all of your crafts and the Halloween products. I have to go make something right now!

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    rush8888 October 18, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    what’s more bats in my belfry? i love bats. and i love ek success punches!

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    Sharon October 18, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    great projects

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    MonicaS. October 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    I so would love to win this wonderful product. I love Halloween and the products companies come out with. I also love your ideas with the papers and cutouts. So inventive.

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    Btrflywmn October 18, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    Great products, love all the projects. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jacki October 18, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    Such cute cards – thanks for the inspiration!

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    Michelle October 18, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    OMG!!! I love those papers! PICK ME PICK ME!
    meeshella2 at aol dot com

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    Michelle October 18, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    Also a facebook fan!

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    Iris October 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    What cute projects. I especially like the Jack-O-Lantern with the little mouse peeking out! Thanks for a chance to win the bat punch. Iris Soscia

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    Jacquie Hart October 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    wonderful selection of products

    jacquie
    creations4u2.blogspot.com

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    Christel October 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm #

    Love the cards and gift bags projects. These products sold out around here rather quickly before I had a chance to get them. Would love to win. Thank you for the chance! 🙂

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    Cristina October 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    Wow, these cards are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Scrappin Cheryl October 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    These Tim Coffey images are so great for Halloween! Nice!

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    Heather October 18, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    more great ideas

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    Linda Edwards October 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    Wow! Love all those products and your projects. I can see bats in my future!

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    uncbballfan October 18, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    What wonderful door decor! Love that idea! And I really NEED the bat punch!

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    BishopsMommie October 18, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    so cute the pumpkin punches..cool

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    Beverly S. October 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    Love this Bat Border punch. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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    Tara Sroka October 18, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    Love the A Muse collection featured. Thanks for the chance to win!