Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Spooky House

I forgot to post a picture of my Spooky House... oops! This is a cute little kit; very easy to put together with Sticky Strip. The Decor Accents - Design a House (120911 $5.95) ships flat and comes with simple assembly instructions. My husband spray painted the assembled house for me, and I sprinkled the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on while it was still wet. I stamped the bats and spider web images from the Wicked Cool stamp set (120600 $14.95) onto vellum to cover the windows. Two battery operated "candles" inside create a spooktacular effect. BOO!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Workshops

Well, Friday night I finished my last Halloween workshop. I have had so much fun sharing spooky decorating and project ideas . The card and bookmark were the make-and-take projects guests were able to make. The base of the card is Cajun Craze. We used the "Midnight Raven" a la carte stamp from the Holiday Mini Catalog for the focal point. Then we used the Color Spritzer Tool to spritz Rich Razzleberry ink over the raven. We cut the bookmark from Rich Razzleberry Textured card stock using one of the tags from the "Two Tags" Bigz Die. The Scallop Circle is punched in Old olive, and the 1" circle & 1 3/8" circle punches make a quick and easy focal point with Dracula from the Batty for You set. The Bitty Bat is punched from Basic Black card stock, and for giggles, we punched two tiny holes for a bite mark :)
To quote my little Dracula... Fangs for the memories!
Now it's time to get the Christmas make-and-takes ready!!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

More details on my Halloween decorations...
These projects used the "Spooky Things" Decor Elements, the 1/2" "Raven" Lace Trim, and the "Wicked Fun" Specialty Designer Series Paper. Since the sheet of Decor Elements has 10 vinyl images, and there are 10 yards of trim, and 12 sheets of paper come in the package, I was able to make so many handmade decorations. I used 2 packages of the "Black Flourish" Designer Jewels (on the pumpkins) to get all the swirls I needed. These cool rhinestones are connected and already have adhesive on the back. I love how classy my decorations look, and I love knowing that I made them.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

This project was super easy. I placed a sheet of "Wicked Fun" Specialty Designer Series Paper in a black 12x12 frame. Then I applied the Decor Elements directly to the glass. I applied the bats to a Window Sheet first, then cut them out with my Craft & Rubber Scissors. They are attached to the frame with Dimensionals. A piece of Raven Lace Trim finishes it off nicely.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I thought I would get some pics posted of my Halloween decorations... before Halloween! (No time like the present, right?)
I used the Spooky Things, Spooky Expressions, and Spooky Spider Decor Elements for my projects. The paper behind the Spooky Expressions faces is from a retired package of Prints in Pumpkin Pie. The rest of the paper comes from the Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper.
I'll get some close-ups posted in the next few days. Happy Haunting!

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Halloween treat holder

I had so much fun at Lia's house last night. We stamped for hours and talked about all the great holiday projects we just have to make. This cone (inspired by a fellow demonstrator) was one of the projects we made. You can get 8 cones from 1 sheet of paper. Just cut your paper into 6x6 squares, then cut again along the diagonal of each square. Be sure to use "sticky strip" to adhere your ribbon on and to adhere the cone together. The scrunchy black circle behind the witch's feet is made from the new waffle paper. It adds a really neat touch to cards and other projects.

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