Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Haunted House

Hi!! Welcome to my blog! I was almost finished with posting my Halloween projects when I realized I hadn't posted my house I made back in September!!! I saw this amazing cutfile at SVG Cuts called Maple Manor and it had a really cool house. They also have a how-to video to help you assemble it. You can find that video and other instructional videos form SVG Cuts on their YouTube channel.
Here's my house......

 This house looks complicated but it really was quite easy to assemble. I imported all the cut files into my Silhouette and just followed directions. It used 11 pieces of cardstock plus the Halloween themed papers for decoration. I then stamped various creatures and pumpkins for the front step.

Here's the inside , where a battery operated tealight adds an eerie glow. It's also a great place for treats. You could also add treats to the bottom section which has a back panel for easy access.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Decorate To Celebrate Challenge #63 - Party Decorations
Cameo Creations- Lots of Candy

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Cricut / CTMH Artbooking CAS birthday wishes card

Hello bloggers!!!  I don't know about you but I've spent most of October focusing on Halloween crafts - there's soooo much inspiration out there and I just had to try a few things I found on Pinterest. Sadly, my other crafty supplies have been neglected.... but now that Halloween is about to be wrapped up for another year , I can now turn my attention to other projects. I really need to build up my birthday card stash- I can never seem to find the right one when I need it. So I pulled out my Cricut and Artbooking cartridge for a quick and simple gender neutral card.

 Here it is......

The card base is a Doodlebug Design  shaped card with matching envelope and I simply added a fun polka dot paper banner and a bit of twine. The presents were cut out from the Artbooking cartridge ( I think at 3") and I filled in behind each present with scraps of cardstock. I stamp from CTMH's Joyful Birthday Occasions and this card is done!!! So easy peasy --- really, I could make a whole bunch of these ( in a variety of colors, of course) in no time at all!!!
Well, that's my card for today- hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by my blog today---- have a great rest of your day!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Silhouette Witches Boot

Hi all! I have another Halloween  project to share with you. I purchased this cutfile form the Silhouette store a few weeks ago and I'm just now getting around to actually making it. Take a look.....

I cut the boot out in black cardstock first and then out of Authentique Halloween papers. The ruffle on top is SU! striped ribbon  gathered-stitched on to black glittery ribbon (Walmart) and then hot glued to the boot. A few eyelets and twine for the laces and this boot is all ready for gift giving!!! I'm gonna fill it with some sweet treats and a giftcard for my boy's teacher - hope she likes it!!!
Well, I think I'm finished with all my Halloween projects for another year!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween decor- witches hat centerpiece and fireplace display

Hi all and happy Sunday!! The first week of October is nearly finished and everywhere I look I see all the fun décor and papercrafting ideas for Halloween. This is such a fun season to decorate- every year, my fall/Halloween collection grows and grows!!!

I have a few photos to share with you.
This is my fireplace decorated with the Halloween theme.....

This is a mix of my handcrafted projects and store bought goodies. The Frankenstien was made by me over ten years ago before I discovered the wonderfully addictive world of scrapbooking.There's a framed spider  art onn the right ( made a few years ago) and behind that are altered containers decorated using my Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge. I made the Boo banner last fall.The rest is an assortment of fun flameless votives, pumpkins, two spider treat holders made by my kiddos WAY back when they were in playschool (( I really miss those days!!!!)) and then some fun purple lights strewn around everything! Sorry for the iffy picture quality but I used my iPad to take the shot and this was the best I got!!!
I found a really cool idea on how to repurpose an old witches hat ( my dd costume from grade 3!!) on Pinterest;


This was a super easy project to complete!!! I just grabbed stuff from my craft room like rhinestone stickers for the hat , feathers from Bella Blvd, and I made the flowers out of regular old orange felt. The sparkly black pumpkin, and ribbon are from Walmart. Not too sure where I got the twigs.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out- especially since it took less than half an hour to assemble
Hope you enjoy my Halloween projects today.... thanks for stopping by my blog!