Sunday, September 22, 2013

Nail Polish Spiders

Last weekend, my sister, Jenny, and one of our friends came over for a Craft-A-Palooza.  Our friend, Angie wanted to make some Halloween treats for her nieces and nephews.  Angie had never crafted before, so we helped her make some Scary Ghost Surprises, Best Witches, and another little treat bag that I haven't posted yet. 
 Jenny noticed the Lollipop Spiders, and at first glance, she thought they were bottles of nail polish.  Well, that got me thinking.....and this is what I came up with.
I found these cute bottles of nail polish at CVS for $1.99 each.  Like the Lollipop Spiders, I used some pipe cleaners and some small beads for the legs.  I made some small witch hats that fit over the top of the bottle.  They come off, so you can use the nail polish.  Using the Memory Box Scary Spiders Die, I cut some small spiders and adhered them to the hat which included a small black bow.  The eyes were made using a variety of paper punches and some black Stickles.
They eyes were attached to the pipe cleaners that are twisted around the top of the bottle.
Paper:  Bazzill, Colorbok, Recollections
Misc:  Nail polish, pipe cleaners, beads, ribbon, paper punches, white gel pen, Memory Box Scary Spiders Die, Scor-Tape, pop up dots
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Birthday Girl

Just replenishing my card stash and practicing with my Copics.  I could never get tired of the Pure Innocence Stamps, I just love those little girls.
This little sweetie is called My Balloon.  When my niece, Katie, was a little girl, she used to call balloons "babaloons", so needless to say every time I pull this stamp out, I think of those "babaloons"!
She is colored with Copics, her dress is paper pieced, and she is fussy cut.  I cut a heart with my Nestabilities for the balloon.  I cut one layer out of a chipboard coaster and one layer with my designer paper.  I adhered them together and then applied a layer of Diamond Glaze to give it some shine.
Lots of dies were used on this card.  They include:   Quickutz 4 x 4 Notebook Sheet, Papertrey Ink Buttoned Up #1, My Favorite Things Simply Scallops Medium Die,  and Nestabilities Hearts.
Stamps:  My Favorite Things-My Balloon
Ink:  Memento, Versafine
Paper:  American Crafts, Bazzill, Wasau
Misc:  Copics, Diamond Glaze, ribbon, button, chipboard coaster, pop up dots, Quickutz 4 x 4 Notebook Sheet Die, Papertrey Ink Buttoned Up #1 Die, My Favorite Things Simply Scallops Medium Die,  and Nestabilities Hearts
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Boo Nugget Box

**This is my second post of the day, scroll down to see my Halloween Banners.**
I saw this cute treat box card tutorial over on Splitcoast and decided to give it a whirl.
I used my Scor-Pal to make the box.  Instead of my making the tag pocket, I just adhered the two end pieces together.  Then, I added my spooky fence, paper punch pumpkins and a banner made with My Favorite Things Fish Tail Pennant Die-Namics.  Some tiny bat punches completed my banner.
Instead of using a punch to make the window where the nuggets are, I used my Coluzzle.
Stamps:  Jo-Ann Fabrics-Alphabet
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill, MME
Misc:  Sizzix Fence Die, My Favorite Things Fish Tail Pennants Die-Namics, pop up dots, paper punches, Coluzzle, clear acetate, Hershey Nuggets, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape
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Halloween Banners

I've been addicted to banners lately, and decided to try making some of my own.  Here are two I made using my Cricut.
The first one is my Bite Me Banner:

The second one is my Boo Banner:

I've listed these in my Etsy Shop.  If you are interested in ordering one, just pop on over!
Paper:  Bazzill, Echo Park
Ink:  Memento
Misc:  Cricut, paper punches, Stickles, pop up dots, Alphalicious and Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridges
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Best Witches

Just working on a few Halloween treats. 
I made the little bag/box using my Scor-Pal.  The witch's shoes were cut using the 2 x 2 Witch Shoe Quickutz Die.  The stockings were cut out free hand.  I just added some glitter paper punch circles to give them a little spooky texture.  The skirt was made using two layers of flat lace that I gathered and adhered to the bag of the with some Score-Tape.  I only had flat lace on hand, but when I made more I will buy the gathered lace.  The top of the bag was folded down, punched with a border punch, and then I stamped the sentiment.  Using my Crop-A-Dile, I punched holes in the top and threaded some ribbon through and tied it into a bow.
Stamps:  Inky Antics-Best Witches
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Bo Bunny, Bazzill, Recollections
Misc:  Ribbon, lace, paper punches, pop up dots, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Quickutz Witch Shoe Die, Crop-A-Dile
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lollipop Spiders

Here is my version of the timeless Lollipop Spider.
I saw these cool lollipops at the check out at Walmart.  What to do with them?  Why make some spiders, of course!  So, I did.  I covered the sticks with some washi tape.  Using some pipe cleaners and beads, I made the legs.  The eyes were made using buttons.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Scary Ghost Surprise

I'm starting to work on my Halloween Treats for the family.  As usual, I was inspired by a cute pin on Pinterest.   Here is the link to Kendra's blog.
First, I made a pattern to cut the ghost body out.  Then, I added my own little flair.  The eyes are paper punched and some Stickles were added to her eyelids.

I used Hershey Miniatures instead of the Andes that Kendra used.  Using paper punches, I made two jack-o-lantern faces.  Again, I added a little Stickles just to sparkle it up!
The sentiment was stamped on the inside of the ghost, and I used my Scor-Pal to make my score lines.
To hold the ghost together, I tied some baker's twine around it and made a fun little medallion with Nestabilities and Witch Way To The Treats JustRite Stamp set.
Stamps:  JustRite-Witch Way To The Treats and Savvy Stamps-Happy Haunting
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Bazzill, We R Memory Keepers, Echo Park
Misc:  Nestabilities, paper punches, pop up dots, Stickles, white gel pen, baker's twine, Hershey Miniatures, Scor-Pal
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