Pals Blog Hop: Trick or Treat!

Thank you for joining us for the Pals Halloween Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual trick-or treat hop where you will either learn great tricks for your creative projects or enjoy a blog candy treat. 

You should have just left stop number 2 on the Pals Hop – Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Hello and welcome once again… today I bring you a sweet little spider that is supposed to be a black widow.  But now that I look at it… it looks like a round cockroach… I'm laughing so hard, I just spit on my screen (go ahead and laugh)… hahaha.

Either way, spider or cockroach… I hate them both.  The only cool thing with this spider is that it's a paper spider.  They are cute and not scary what so ever.  They are fun and easy to make too.

A paper snipped the legs in an L and just glued them to the back of the body.  The body was made with a 1" circle punch and for the red dot belly I used the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  Stampin' Up! punches are very versatile and have a gazzilion uses.  Is that even a word? LoL

I've Got a Treat to Give!

1StacksMy treat for you today is a brand new Hostess stamp set… Stacks of Wishes.  If you'd like a chance to win, simply leave a comment below by Fri., Oct. 11th.  One random winner will be announced on Sat., October 12th, so be sure to come back and check on Saturday!  U.S. address only please.

If you're signed up to follow My Paper Journey, you will receive an email announcing the winner the moment it is posted.  Winner has 24 hours to email ( me mailing address, so stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!

May the cards be with you – Good Luck!

The next stop is Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner, stop number 4 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!


Blog Hop Line Up:

  1. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery 
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers 
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards <—- You Are Here
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  5. Debbie Crowley at  expressivelydeb… 
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts 
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair! 
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at  Stampgoodness 
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty 
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit 
  11. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit 
  12. Lisa Davis at Cherry Street Paper Treats 
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations 
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat 
  15. Nancy Gleason at  My Stampin Space
  16. Beth Beard at  My little craft blog 
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons 
  18. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine 
  19. Peggy Noe at 
  20. Debbie Mageed at  Secret Stamper 
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin' 
  23. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff 
  24. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions 
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary 
  26. Margaret Moody at Margaret Moody

About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. I love the little spider… I must make some! Thank you for sharing!

  2. what fun to see everyone’s ideas and have a jumpstart on creativity

  3. I love the spider. And yes I am glad it is just paper. Cute card.

  4. really adorable punch art, maggie!
    hugs, m

  5. Thanks for all of your great ideas.
    I’d love to win the new hostess stamps.

  6. Love the little spider! Kids really are into Halloween so this is a fun and easy card! Thanks for the cute idea!

  7. I love, love, love the spider, thanks for sharing and for all you do for our country.

  8. Cute card and I like the spider you created!

  9. Love your spider….or cockroach! 🙂 he is too cute!

  10. love your card and think spider is very cute thanks for chance to win blog candy’alyse d

  11. Well, I think it’s a super cute little spider. Roaches are just too creepy. Love this little guy.

  12. How fun Maggie, love your little spider. I think he looks great. Wow, you have a lot of comments!

  13. Definitely looks like a spider to me. Cute idea since I don’t have any spider stamps. Tfs,

  14. love this little guy! super cute!! tfs

  15. Very cute card! And thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

  16. That’s a mighty fearsome looking spider! Glad he’s only paper. He’s really cute. I like like this one.

  17. Cute spider. I like your card.

  18. Cute spider (yes, I like to think it is a spider and not a roach!).

  19. Very cool spider, Maggie!! LOVE her (has to be a she spider, right?)

  20. I love the spider

  21. Oh, Maggie…..I love your little spider….very creative. I really enjoy following your blog. You always inspire me to try new things. I’ve been a card maker for about 15 years, but sometimes feel I’m in a rut with my designs. It is always so fun to see what you come up with.

  22. Ineed to make this card for my Grandson, He’ll just love it!

  23. You are right that spider makes me laugh too! I think he is cute and does look like a spider. He is just on the cute side of scary! LOL

    Shirley Pumpkin #23

  24. Maggie great spider card and I am enjoying the HOP. hugs

  25. I think your spider is perfect

  26. I love following you blog. Thank you for serving.

  27. This is the cutest little spider ever – he’s not scary like the real ones that freak me out when I see one! I am happy that you “keep on” even tho’ you’re deployed. TFS and the opportunity to win the super cool stamp set!

  28. Such a cute spider. Thank you for sharing!

  29. What a cute card…love the spider! Thanks for sharing with us.

  30. cockroach? I don’t see no stinkin’ cockroach…lol. you crack me up. thanks for the inspiration and the opp to win some blog candy! thanks for ALL you do. we need you and APPRECIATE YOU!

  31. Your spider is way too cute to be a cockroach!

  32. Thanks for all of your ideas Maggie, I love your creativity. I’m new to stamping and loving it!

  33. I have to agree with you, Maggie. Paper spiders are so much better than the real thing!

  34. Love the spider “sliding” down the card! Too cute 🙂

  35. Your spider is cute! I really like the way your project turned out. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this cute set 🙂

  36. Love the spider!! So cute!

  37. I love your spider! Thanks for the great idea!

  38. Spooktacular Spider! Thank you for sharing.

  39. You goof Maggie! I almost spit up my oatmeal. Too funny and it does not look like a rounded cockroach. OMGoodness, you don’t know how much I needed to laugh let alone smile. Your spider is adorably Spoo Kay!!! I will definitely be making some of these. Thanks so much for the laugh and sharing Maggie! Have a good one!

  40. Love the spider! Will have to make that with my 4 year old

  41. You’re so funny Maggie! Your spider is cute but I have too many people that are terrified of them to send out cards! cute idea, though! Thanks for the chance to win. Sheila Thompson

  42. A great spider! Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Great Black Widow Spider!!! Super cute (as well as spiders go!!) Thanks for sharing and a chance to win. Loving the “Hop”

  44. Cute spider!!

  45. Hi Maggie , love all your project , I still don’t know how you work it out being out there taking care of us and and playing , but I’m glad you have Time , lots of work and no play is NO fun !!!
    Please take care ,
    Hugs frenchie

  46. I hate spiders but yours is super! Love your creation!

  47. Maggie, fun to see your spider. You have a fun site to come to. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  48. I think it looks like a spider… it!

  49. Cute spider and card. Hope it isn’t a black widow!

  50. I love your spider! Thanks for the inspiration.

  51. Maggie, this is just the cutest spider I’ve ever seen. Your post is loaded with great tips along with your blog candy. Thanks!

  52. That is one cute spider. Not at all scary…unlike the real thing!!!

  53. I agree a paper spider is better than a live one … but this one is cute

  54. Cutest spider I’ve ever seen! Errrr…I mean the scariest spider I’ve ever seen. Spooky! Love it, Maggie!

  55. Julie Trevett-Smith

    Cute spider! It looks fun and easy to create. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply