Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My First Paper Cake

My niece, Jennifer, was having a Halloween themed bridal shower for her best friend.  I've always wanted to make a paper cake, so this was the perfect opportunity.  I had some extra spiders that I thought would be perfect crawling over the cake.

The stand was made using a charger and simple candlestick holder that I bought at Michaels.  

I used my Cricut to cut out two different size cake boxes.  The paper roses where made using the My Favorite Things Mini Rolled Roses Die-Namics.  The leaves where also cut with the my Cricut.  The little skulls where from a necklace that I also picked up at Michaels.  I just cut the necklace apart and then glued the little skulls on top.  Then I added a white doily to the top, so that the spider could stand on top of the cake.  

I added a few extra spiders to crawl up the sides of the cake for a spooky effect.  Each piece of cake is filled with candy, my favorite part of the cake!

Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Cricut, My Favorite Things Mini Rolled Roses Die-Namics, beaded spiders, mini skulls, white doily, charger, candlestick, candy

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Halloween Tags

I had originally scheduled to share this post this morning, but I was in a rush to get to work as I didn't know how long I was going to be able to stay.  We are on high alert here in Florida waiting for Hurricane Matthew.  I did leave work early and started watching the news, but it was starting to scare me so much, that I couldn't watch it anymore.  We've had brief periods of rain and a little wind, and now the sun is shining.  The worst is supposed to come late tonight early tomorrow morning.  I just hope I don't loose power.

Now, onto something more fun!

I am having so much fun using my new Cricut Explore.  It's the coolest thing!  Today, I am showing some tags I made for my sister, cousin, and a few of their colleagues at their school.

I used the Cricut to cut out the skeleton, tombstone and the actual tag.  The grass and tab are both dies from My Favorite Things.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  I paper punched the pumpkins and the bats.  To personalize each tag, I used my typewriter to print out their names.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Boo To You
Ink:  Versafine, Heidi Swapp, Momento
Paper:  Echo Park, Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Cricut, paper punches, baker's twine, pop up dots, typewriter

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Spider Jars

I had so much fun making the school house mason jars for my favorite teachers, I wanted to try something for Halloween. I found some cute beaded spiders on Pinterest and decided that they would be perfect.  I made a few modifications to make them fit.

I actually remembered to take pictures off the top before I glued the the top of the dome on.  I used my Cricut to cut the scalloped circle and added some orange sequins.

You can't forget to add a goodie to the jar, I chose one my favorite Halloween treats!

You can't really see it, but there is also a small black spider web that I cut out with my Cricut, as well.

Here is a close up of the tag.  It's just a simple one with a paper punched pumpkin and a stamped sentiment.

This is the first spider I made before I shortened the legs to fit inside the done.

Stamps:  Studio G-Trick or Treat
Ink:  Versafine, Heidi Swapp
Paper:  Graphic 45, Bazzill
Misc:  Cricut, Ball Mason Jar, orange sequins, beads, wire, ribbon, baker's twine, pop up dots, paper punch, plastic dome ornament

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Birthday Balloons

Sorry this picture looks so dark.  It looks so much better in real life.  I just love the look of the simple white cards with a splash of color.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Big Greetings
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Recollections, The Paper Company
Misc:  Cricut Design Space, baker's twine, pop up dots, white gel pen

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Monday, October 3, 2016

You "Crack" Me Up Candy Boxes

I made these little jack-a-lantern candy holders using the We R Memory Keepers Candy Box Punch Board.  They were super simple to make.  Instead of punching both sides, I just punched the one side and then closed the other side like a box bottom.  Their funny faces were made using a variety of paper punches.  To finish them off, I tied some raffia and adhered a paper punched  sunflower.

Paper:  Bazzill, The Paper Company, Recollections
Misc:  We R Memory Keepers Candy Bunch Board, paper punches, white gel pen, pop up dots, raffia, candy

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