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It is almost here… the big day where kids get to live out their dreams and be whatever they want, get hopped up on candy and just relish in being a kid! Well now that I am finished talking about myself, let me share with you what I have up over at Amelia and Me Crafts sporting what you can do with Silhouette’s Magnetic Paper! Head OVER and check out the details of this fun game I made for some lucky kiddos!
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Happy Monday everyone! It is almost BOO day and I have to say I have been having a blast making Halloween and Fall themed projects and love jumping at a chance to participate in anything that involves crafting those themes. If that is you too, then does Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog have a treat for you! The fantabulous Design Team has brewed you up some amazing creative potions that just can’t be missed! Head over, check it out, link up and join the Boo Spectacular party! Just be sure to make a project that has at least one Cricut cut and has black and orange in the project!
For this project I decided to make another yarn wreath using the colors black and orange. The wreaths are super easy technically to make, just time consuming. A great “couch potato” project. All you do is get a 12 inch foam wreath form Michale’s or Jo-Anns and being wrapping the wreath with yarn using colors and patterns of your desired choice.
Once the wreath was done, I began making my embellishments. Using Cricut Craft Room so I could manipulate the images, I began with the witch. I used Mini Monsters page 41. I hid her face so I could use Peachy Keen Dolly Dumplings for her face. I cut her and all her layers at roughly 4 inches. I used some pastels from Stampin’ Up for her cheeks and Gelly Rolls for her freckles and eyes. I added some Glossy Accents to her eyes and shoes. I added some polka dot orange ribbon and purple tulle around her hat and more polka dot orange ribbon and purple bling to her dress.
For the banner, I used the basic circle cut from Mini Monograms at 1 and 1.5 inches. I stamped each orange circle with Halloween sentiments from Close to My Heart, Perfect Fit Halloween stamp set using black in from Stampin’ UP. I embossed the black circles with Cuttlebug’s Spots and Dots folder. I threaded orange baker’s twine from Twinery and glued down with my ATG gun. I finished the witch by nesting her using hot glue onto some sparkling black and purple tulle that I made into a flower and pinned into the foam wreath.
For the scaredy cat, using Paper Doll Dress Up page 49. Using Cricut Craft Room, I hid her face, cut her at roughly 4 inches and then distressed her with some white stamp ink. I used Peachy Keen’s Everyday Character with white stamping ink from Close to My Heart. I used green Stickles for her eyes and black Glossy Accents for her nose. I tied a 1/8 inch ribbon around her neck.
For the moon, I used Mini Monograms circle cut at 4.25 inches. I embossed with Cuttlebugs Spots and Dots and dusted with Ranger Perfect Pearls Biscotti to add shimmer.
For the bat, I used Create a Critter 2 and cut it out at 2.75 inches and fastened a wire spring to the back of it and stuck the other end into the foam wreath securely.
I finished the wreath by adding a 2 inch orange and black bow for the wreath to hang from.
Now don’t forget to head over to FCCB and check out the spooky goodies and link up!
Thanks for sharing a piece of “spooooky Halloween fun with FCCB” pie with me
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I can’t believe it is the middle of October already! I love Halloween and that is a great excuse to throw a party. Last year I went a little over board with our party and at one point I think we had a total of 73 guests milling all around our house and backyard! NOT KIDDING! I remember telling my husband right after closing the door to the last guest, “NEVER AGAIN!” Don’t get me wrong, the party was a HUGE success and I have had many of last year’s guest recently asked me if there was a “save the date” for this year’s party. However, I am only insane once and decided to scale WAY back on the invite list to a few very close friends and their kids.
I wish I could say I came up with this idea on my own, but not so much:-) Thankfully I “blog pal” around with some amazingly talented ladies and this idea came from Ribbons and Glue. When I saw her project, I just knew I wanted to do something like it and when I started thinking about party invites, I thought how cool it would be to make a party invite that is very personal and can be used as Halloween decor for years to come.
In another project I saw from Ribbons and Glue, she had these little ghosts that she found at Target. I loved them the minute I saw them, but I have a thing for ghosts and snowmen so that was not too far of a stretch for me to HAVE TO find those. Sadly, I could not find them right away until last week when we were in the $ bin area at Target and my oldest spotted the LAST box of them! WOOT! WOOT! Those were scooped up in a NY minute and the project stated to take shape!
I found some scrap wood the hubs was tossing out and sanded it down, painted it black and then did a layer of white/orange at the same time to give it a “candy corn” feel with craft paint. I let it dry and then sanded it down again to distress it.
Using Simply Charmed, I cut the “font” BOO at 3 1/2 inches. I ran it through my Cuttlebug Spots and Dots. The ribbon I used was from the Celebrate It line from Micheal’s and the little purple bling I picked up there too. Using twine from the Twinery, I made a “spider web” behind each “O” just fastening twine with tape. I added a little black gem to the middle to appear as a spider.
The paper is from a Holiday stack from Cloud Nine Designs. I added additional ribbon to balance out the block. I then glued the paper over the ribbon using Zip Dry. I also used the same paper and glued it to the back of the block where I then added another removable paper piece with the details of the party information on it (sorry no pictures of that… did not want to risk having 73 people showing up on my doorstep:-))
As for the little table scatter ghosts, I wrote the names of all the members in the family with a fine tip Sharpie and added bows to the girls. I used glue dots and added googly eyes (totally scrap-lifted that from Holly- I am really not craft stalking her, I promise! However, if you have not seen her blog, I highly recommend it! Her blog has inspired me greatly and actually has lit a fire of creativity in me when I felt like I was losing my creative mojo) and then used medium sized glue dots and added the ghosts to the “BOO”. I then used pop dots to the BOO.
So far the invites have been a hit and they love that it is something that can be used for years to come and it was so personal.
Thanks for sharing a piece of “not your everyday ghoulish invite” pie with me.
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If you have popped over from Exploring Cricut today you are in the right place! It has been so much of an honor to be a guest designer for Exploring Cricut and I had a a lot of fun making this project for them.
I love Halloween! I can really get into the spirit of it and I decorate my house just as much for Halloween as I do for Christmas. I made this wreath for one of my kiddos bedroom doors. It is a simple 12 inch green foam wreath I got at Michael’s. I then wrapped it with yarn. I wanted to go for a candy corn feel, so I used white, yellow and orange and wrapped different block sizes for the colors, like that of a real candy corn.
My little ghost was cut via Cricut Craft Room from the Dress Up Paper Dolls cartridge and I hid the face, so I could use Peachy Keen’s Simple Sallies face stamp. The sign the ghost is holding was also cut via Cricut Craft Room where I manipulated the layers to meet the needs I had to be able to use the “Boo” stamp from Close to My Heart. I ran the black layer through my Cuttlebug using the Seeing Spots embossing folder.
Using my Crop-a-Dile, I punched a holes through the hands of the ghosts, and then ran black and orange Baker’s Twine though both the hands and sign and tied bows at each end. I also made a small bow using 1/8 inch ribbon to attach to her sweet little head. Hey, I have two little girls and everything must have bows!
Finalizing this step, with tulle and candy corn ribbon I made a simple “flower” bow by tieing two strips of each (in layers) to the wreath and folding under to make the bow portion using straight pins to fasten to the wreath. I then attached the ghost to the “flower” bow with hot glue.
Using Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge, I cut the pumpkins and their “blank” layer and ran that layer through my Cuttlebug using Distressed Stripes embossing folder. I cut the end pumpkin off of the cut and discarded. I touched the stem, leaves and vines with Diamond Stickles for that extra bit of bling. I layered the pumpkins using Pop Dots.
Using Sweet Shop again via Cricut Craft Room, I made another sign. I ran the black layer through my Cuttlebug using Seeing Spots embossing folder and stamped the top layer with “Happy Boo-Day” from My Pink Stamper’s Spook-alicous set. I attached the sign to a 4 inch lollypop stick from Wilton with hot glue then attached the pumpkins to the stick. I then attached the whole embellishment to the wreath with hot glue. I made a candy corn bow and attached to the sign with hot glue!
Using a festive ribbon, I wrapped and tied a bow to the top of the wreath, for easy hanging.
The hardest part of the whole project was wrapping the yarn around the wreath. It was a bit time-consuming, but I did it while watching TV, so that made the time fly by.
Thanks for coming and sharing a bit of “Exploring Cricut” pie with me today!
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up (ghost cut at 3.7 inches x 5.5 inches and hide face) Simply Charmed (pumpkins cut at 5 inches x 2.5 inches) Sweet Shop (sign cut at 1.8 x 1.35 and 2 inches x 1.45 inches)
Paper: Recollections Multi Color Cardstock
Stamps: Close to My Heart , My Pink Stamper, and Peachy Keen
Ribbon: Celebrate It, Twinery and Tulle
Gelly Roll white gel pen for freckles
Stampin’ Up Pastel Chalk for cheeks
Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black and Pumpkin
Wreath- 12 inch foam
Hot Glue, Quick Dry Adhesive, Pop Dots
Happy weekend before Halloween! I am in the final stages of prepping for the big party next weekend, so what do I decide to do. . . take on another project
procrastinate by filming and editing my very first “how to” video. I have to say I have a HUGE appreciation for all the amazing crafty ladies (My Pink Stamper, Sprinkled with Glitter, etc) that have inspired me to try this whole video thing. It is a lot of work and time, but super fun to do!
This is my first video, so please watch with a forgiving heart:-) I am calling it “My Crafting Organicly”video!
Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of procrastination pie with me today!
Over at You Had Me At Craft, she has a challenge every Monday called, Made It Myself Monday’s. This weekend I have been working on invites for our Halloween Party. This will be the first Halloween party I have thrown in our new house. Anyone that knows me, knows that I love Halloween and the other house we sold was in a neighborhood where the surrounding community would bus in the kids…LITERALLY! We would have close to 300-400 trick-or-treaters each Halloween.
This was sooooo up my alley, so I would spend the month decorating, make my big run to Costco for candy and on the big night, I would have an open house for close friends and family where I would make homemade mac and cheese or chili and pull out my COSTCO sized bags, a stool and sit at the door from 5:30-8:30 passing out candy non-stop. It was so much fun!
Our new neighborhood does have its share of trick-or-treaters, but since we live on a cul-de-sac on a hill, we don’t get many of those little folks decked out as Tink or Spiderman. So I am taking this in my own hands and throwing a party!
Thank you for coming and sharing a piece of “Made It Myself Monday” pie with me!
- Simply Charmed – Ghost cut at “Real Dial Size” 3 inches
- Storybook – Marquise cut at 6 inches and 5 1/4 inches
Cuttlebug: Spots and Dots
- Recollections Black Smooth
- Recollections Orange Smooth – I printed out invite details and cut down to 2.5 x 2.5 inches (roughly)
- Recollections Textured White – This is the base of the invite and was cut down to 7 2/3 inches wide by 5 inches in height.
- Cloud 9 Seasonal – Jo-Ann’s
- Sakura Med Black Jelly Roll Pen
- Stampin’ Up Classic Black Stamp Pad
- Stampin’ Up Pastels – Pretty and Pink
Halloween Baker’s Twine (My Craft Spot)
Glossy Accents (for the eyes)