Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Halloween Getup

My latest Halloween craft isn't really a costume, more just some wearable art with a Halloween theme.

I made a t-shirt, a bow tie, and a hat (which can only be worn when attached to a headband).


First the t-shirt:

I used a black t-shirt and some white iron-on vinyl.  I used the "skeleton rib cage" cut file (#14073), by Silhouette, from the Silhouette store for my image.  I cut it at about 11" tall and ironed it on to the t-shirt.


Now the bow tie:

The bow tie was created with some felt and card stock.  The Silhouette store cut file for the bow tie is "3d blood drips with hand bow" and is by Jamie Cripps (#67647).  I cut it without the tails to make it a bow tie.
  The hand in the center of the bow is 3."  The largest part of the bow is about 2" tall and was cut from felt.  The cut file shows the drippy part of the bow cut in red to look like blood, but I went with green to look like slime.
  I covered the green drippy slime with glossy accents and the white part of the skeleton hand with crackle accents.


Finally, the hat:

The hat is made from card stock and a few embellishments I had on hand.  The cut file for this one is called "mourner's 3d top hat," and is by Snapdragon Snippets (#67665).  I re-sized the file a little so the hat wouldn't be quite as large.  This one is about 6" tall when assembled, the original cut file makes the hat about 8" tall.
I made it out of black card stock.  The hat band is from the Bewitched Stack by DCWV.  Both the lime and fuchsia card stock came from the Halloween Countdown Stack, also by DCWV,  I inked up the edges of the hat with some cloud white ink by Tsukineko.

The felt flowers are from Jolee's Boutique and the white brads are from Spare Parts.  I also covered the skull in crackle accents.  There is also a bow for this hat, but I decided not to use it with all the other embellishments I had added.  Now, I just have to attach it to head band so that it can be worn with the rest of the outfit.

I am entering this in the current Stuck On U Sketches die cut challenge, which is to use a top hat, tea cup, tea pot, or an "Alice in Wonderland" theme.  I obviously wen with the top hat.

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's Udder-ly Cute!

Here is a cute little card I made today, using my Cricut.



The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  The card base is a pre-made one from DCWV.  The brown patterned card stock is cut at 5 1/4"x4" and the blue patterned paper is 4 1/2"x3 1/4."



The cow is from "County Fair," cut at 3," and can be found on page 45 of the handbook.  The eyes are from Peachy Keen Stamps, they are from The Cornies Assortment.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, it is from the Little Critters set.  I stamped it on one line, rather than two, then cut the card stock into a long banner.  I added some metal button brads by Spare Parts to the banner and the top corners of the blue patterned paper.  The sentiment banner is adhered with foam tape.


I made this card for the following challenges:
BBTB2: use a cow cut
Fantabulous Cricut: make a project using a pun
Peachy Keen: sketch


Thursday, October 09, 2014

More Halloween Houses

The haunted house that I brought to work has been a HUGE hit!  Everyone loves it.  Customers have been asking where they can get the kit to make it for themselves.  Well, two of my coworkers have asked if I would be willing to make them each a house.  I told them that if they got all the supplies, then I would make them each one on one of my days off.  So, they got all the paper and stuff I needed and I spent all day in my craft room yesterday making two more houses.



Again, both these houses are the "Bewitched Cabin" from the Haunted Forest cut file from SVG Cuts.  One is actually flipped from the other because when I assembled the base the house sits on, I accidentally put it together upside down, so I had to flip one of the houses.  It still worked out quite well though.  All the patterned card stock is from DCWV's "Eek-a-Boo" stack.  The felt bats on the second house are also from DCWV, they are actually a garland that I cut apart.





I did a lot of embossing and inking.  The window frames are embossed with the Forest Branches folder and the arches are embossed with the Distress Stripes folder.  The panels at the bottom of the house are embossed with the Sweet as Honey embossing folder (this one is 5 1/2"x12.")  All of those embossing folders are by Cuttlebug.  The chimney was embossed with the Bricked folder by Sizzix.  I inked all the embossed pieces and the base with white chalk ink.  All the patterned pieces were inked with black soot Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.





I am entering these in the following challenges:
Cardz TV: candy wrapper or holder for Halloween treats (the roof comes off and you can fill it with candy, as my husband is doing with his house)
My Craft Spot: "Trick or Treat"


Friday, October 03, 2014

Rustic Wedding Card

My cousin is getting married on Saturday and this is the wedding card I made for her.



The card base is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and is made from brown card stock.  I then cut some shimmery green card stock at 5 1/4"x4" and the patterned card stock at 5"x3 3/4."  The patterned card stock is actually from their wedding invitation.  The invite was inside a pocket style envelope that was made with this card stock, I took it apart and used it as the background paper.


The hearts are from the "Wedding" Cricut cartridge.  They are both using the blackout feature, the layer is the blackout-shift feature.  They were cut at 3 1/2" from a wood patterned card stock.  I inked the edges with walnut stain Distress Ink by Tim Holtz.  I used an alphabet stamp set called Chunky Alphabet from My Craft Spot for the sentiment.  It was heat embossed with ivory colored embossing powder.  The heart with the sentiment is adhered with foam tape.



I used the same sizes for the mats on the inside of the card as on the outside.  However, instead of the patterned card stock, I used ivory.  I then stamped my sentiment using stamps from Paper Smooches.  The "congratulations" and "best wishes" sentiments are from the Simply Said set.  The "ampersand" is from the Chit Chat set.




I also used more of the envelope card stock to create a pocket for a gift card.  I also cut more hearts for the inside.  These are the same ones as on the outside, from the "Wedding" cartridge.  These ones are all the blackout-shift feature.  The one on the pocket is 1," the one with the K is 1 1/4" and the one with the G is 1 1/2."  The G and K are also from the Chunky Alphabet set by My Craft Spot, and again they are heat embossed with ivory embossing powder.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

I Built Two Houses

I built two houses in the last week...paper houses that is.  I created a couple of haunted houses for Halloween.



Both are made from the same cut file from SVG Cuts.  It is also part of the Haunted Forest set, of which I have already made the witch hat box.  I made one initially for my husband to put on display at work.  He likes being able to dress up his desk a bit, so I have started making things for him to put on it and the house is what I made for Halloween.  First, though, I brought it to work to show off a little.  Since I work in a craft store I knew it would be appreciated.  Well, everyone there liked it so much that I had to make one to put on display at my work.

This is the first house I made.  The papers are all from The Bewitched Stack by DCWV.  This was either last year's Halloween stack or from the year before.







I inked the edges of pretty much all the pieces except the solid black ones.  The orange house panels were inked with spiced marmalade, the plaid house panels were inked with black soot, the green polka dot house panels and the green hounds-tooth roof panels were inked with peeled paint, and the purple door, mat, and roof panels were inked with weathered wood.  The embossed window frames were covered with a light grey ink.

I embossed the shutters and window frames with Cuttlebug embossing folders.  The shutters were embossed with the Spider Stew folder and the window frames were embossed with the Distress Stripes folder.




This is the second one I made.  I used this year's Halloween stack by DCWV, it is called the Eek-a-Boo Stack.







I did a lot of embossing and inking on this one as well.  The chimney was embossed with a Sizzix folder called brick, then inked with white ink.

The window frames and arch details were embossed with the Forest Branches Cuttlebug folder, then inked with white ink.  The base was also inked with white ink.  All the patterned paper was inked with black soot Distress Ink.


The roof comes off of both of the houses and you can use them as gift boxes or to hold candy, or you can put in tea lights.  The windows are made of vellum, so the light shines through.