Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Create a Critter 2 - Creation #3

Today's "Create a Critter 2" creation is a cute and coordinating Halloween card and treat bag.

The card is 4 1/2"x6 1/4."  I used orange card stock for the card base.  I cut the black/white patterned paper at 4 3/8"x6 1/8."  The patterned paper is from the Midnight Chic Stack by DCWV.  I used the "Elegant Edges" cartridge to create my mat.  The cut I used is found on page 51, I used the oblong and shadow features, both on shift.  I cut it at 4 1/2."  I then embossed the white mat with the Haunted Damask Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The witch turtle and cauldron are both from "Create a Critter 2" and are both found on page 56.  The turtle is the basic cut and the cauldron is the icon feature.  The turtle witch was cut at 3" and the cauldron was cut at 2."  I used Cricut Craft Room to hide the face on the turtle.  I then used a face stamp from Peachy Keen's In Stitches Face Assortment for the face.  I covered the cauldron with glossy accents.  The flames have orange peel Stickles on them, the bubbles are covered in firefly Stickles and the hat band has green Stickles covering it.  I also added some firefly and star dust Stickles to some of the patterned paper for even more glitter.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, "A Haunting We Will Go."  I cut it into a banner and matted it with some orange card stock.  I added two black pearls on the ends and adhered it with some foam tape.  
The turtle witch was adhered with an action wobble for a little bit of fun.  

On the inside of the card I cut some black card stock at 4 3/8"x6 1/8 and some orange/black polka dot paper at 4 1/8"x5 7/8."  I cut some black card stock at 3"x4 3/4" and white card stock at 2 7/8"x4 5/8."  The spider is on page 53, the accessory feature, and cut at 1 3/4."  I used a white gel pen to give it two little eyes.  The sentiment and the frame around it are both from Peachy Keen, the September 2012 Stamp of the Month Kit.

The treat bag is actually a pre-made bag that I found in my craft room.  I just decorated it up!  I cut some black card stock at 4"x7," some orange card stock at 3 7/8"x6 7/8," and some more of the black/white patterned paper at 3 3/4"x6 3/4."  I tied off the top of the bag with three pieces each of mandarin and charcoal bakers twine from the Twinery.

All the images on here are also from "Create a Critter 2."  The haunted house is on page 55, the accessory feature, and is cut at 5."  I hand cut a piece of black card stock to create the "hill" that it is sitting on.  The ghost is also on page 55, the basic cut.  I used Cricut Craft Room to hide its face and gave it a Peachy Keen one.  The face is from the In Stitches Face Assortment.  I used a clear gel pen to give a little shine to its nose and tooth.  I also used a white gel pen to draw around the edge of the pirate hat to make the piping.

I used the witch turtle again, this time cut at 2 1/2."  For this one's face I used a Peachy Keen Stamp from the September 2012 Stamp of the Month Kit.  I also added a gravestone.  This is the accessory feature and the cut is found on page 54.  I sized it Cricut Craft Room to fit the stamp I was using so it was an odd size cut, but is just over 1 3/4" when assembled.  The sentiment on the gravestone is also from the September 2012 kit and is stamped in white ink.

I made this for the following challenges:
365 Cards: "Day 281" - have someone else pick a piece of patterned paper to use on your card (my husband picked the black/white background piece)
My Craft Spot: Trick or Treat
Stuck on U Sketches.: magic or witchcraft
Peachy Keen: October Release Party Challenge 2 - 3D project with Halloween theme 


  1. These are super cute! I love the fun faces you used and that the turtle is on an action wobble! Thanks for playing along in the PK Release Party challenge!

  2. This is seriously AMAZING Fun too!
    Would love for you to join us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenge.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  3. WOW, you have been busy! Your projects are FABULOUS!!!!
    I love all the fun cuts-omg, the turtle is adorable!! LOVE this!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  4. Oh my goodness, your work is too cute!!! I especially love the flames on the cauldron! Thanks so much for joining us at Stuck on You Sketches!

  5. Your PK projects are fabulous!! Love how they go perfectly together! What an adorable little Halloween turtle and the bag is too cute!! Thanks for playing along in the PK Release Party challenges!

  6. Cute! LOVE the wobble and the cute Peachy faces! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!

  7. Ooooh I love that the turtle wobbles!! How fun! Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

  8. What an adorable card. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.

  9. Fabulous.......super cute Halloween creations! Thanks for sharing them with us at SOUS!