Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Damask Divas Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Damask Divas Blog hop--Halloween Style!

If you found your way here from Diana's Free Moments, then you are on the right path!   If not, you can check out the entire blog hop order on the Damask Divas Blog.  This hop and its links will be live beginning Monday, October 1st, so if you are here a bit early, be sure to tune in then so you can see ALL of the great creations and try for some blog candy!

This month we are featuring projects made with the spookified Moonlight Paper Packet.  Now, I am not a huge fan of Halloween, but I do like the cutesie (read, non-horror!) stuff--and I LOVE candy corn!  I knew right away what I would be doing for my project.  Here is my Cute Candy Corn Keeper:




This project was super-fun to design.  I used the adorable little container cut on page 54 of the Cricut Artiste Handbook.  It is on the 3D Object key and cut at 2.5 inches.  This 3D shape assembles quite easily with a little adhesive.  I decided to use the Olive Baker's Twine in the Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment to hold the flaps down--this is my kind of sewing, lol.  The little tag that says "beware" is meant to keep people (read, my children) out of my candy, lol.  I found this on the strip of paper down the side of our B&T Duos.  These are called Zip Strips and are included on each B&T paper we offer.  I just trimmed it down to size and inked the edges with Olive Ink.

Now, for my candy corn embellishment!  I cut a small 1 inch triangle using my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and colored it with my Autumn Terracotta Light and Creme Brulee Alcohol Ink Markers.  Super-easy to make and adorable to boot!  I added two small black sparkles to the bottom edge of my container from the Sparkles Round Black and Grey Assortment.




Now, we both know that a beware sign alone was not going to keep little fingers out of my candy, so I had to make another sign as back-up.  ;)  I cut out a spider web from Artiste on page 76 at 2.5 inches on black cardstock. Then I cut the rosette on the same  green pattern B&T paper as the bowl at 1 inch on page 77.  Please note that you have to make two of these cuts to assemble an entire rosette.  There are instructions included in the assembly booklet as well.  I find that Liquid Glass works really well for holding the rosettes together permanently.  After attaching the ends of the rosette together and letting it dry, I squirt a big dollop of  Liquid Glass on a 1 inch circle of cardstock or paper and then flatten the rosette centered on the circle on my kraft mat to dry.  Placing a heavy object on top of this until it is dry will free up your hands.  (Here you can see the circle of paper between the rosette and the web.)




When that was completely dry, I used more Liquid Glass to attach the web to the backside of my rosette.   Finally, I cut out the word "BOO" at 1 inch on page 77 of Artiste also, and I adhered it ever so carefully with my tweezers and (yep, you guessed it) more Liquid Glass--this stuff is worth it's weight in gold, you guys.  We sell it for only $6.95 for a 2 oz. bottle, and I am on my same bottle from over six months ago.  I became a consultant in March, and have used it tons--and am down to about an inch left in the bottle.  It really goes a LOOOOONG way!  I highly recommend it for so many uses!



OK, so I made another project too!  It is so easy to make these with all the cuts on Artiste, so I could not resist.  Really quickly, though since I have rambled on quite a bit--here is my Moonlight Paper snake skin purse, lol!


All three cuts I used, the purse, feather and spider web border are on the Artiste Cartridge!  I also used our baker's twine, Tulle Ribbon, and Bling Assortment.  You can make a simple candy gift bag like this and add your own bling to decorate it--just try it!  You will see how easy it is.  :)




Thanks so very much for hopping along with us, and I hope you weren't too spooked by my projects!

Sheri Ann Henderson at Crafts With Nana is your next stop.  If you ever get lost, just go back to Damask Divas to look at the map (list.)  AND don't forget to fill out the form on the Damask Divas October Blog Hop post in order to be entered for your chance to win some blog candy too!  

20 comments:

  1. Soo cute Amie! I love both projects!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! Can't wait to go see the rest of the projects today. :)

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    1. You are too sweet! I have a great motivator! ;)

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  3. I love them both Amie! They are so cute! I love your little candy corn that you made as embellishment for your candy corn container, as well as your use of the zip strip and the boo spider web sign just made the whole project pop! And the border really made the purse pop for Halloween, but I could also imagine taking the border off and having a darling fallish purse too. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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    1. Ha, ha! You are so right! Thanks for always coming to see my ideas...and for liking them! :)

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  4. LOVE LOVE that box. I'm going to have to make it soon. Great projects Amie, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow!! Amie you knocked my socks off!! Great work. REALLY great work!!

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  6. I LOVE both of your projects. I'm with ya...I like cutesie Halloween stuff, too. I love how you weaved the baker's twine around the candy corn box...and that feather is so perfect on the purse!

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  7. Great job Amie, I always look forward to seeing what you come up with!!! I love how you used baker's twine to sew down the flaps and used the zip strip. I also love that now I know what to call the zip strip, thanks to you~lol! Love the purse too, that looks like it would hold a chocolate bar very nicely!

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  8. Fantastic job Amie!! Love your two creations!!

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  9. I adore both of these projects. The purse is just too cute and I love the way you embellished it. Very, very pretty.

    Your candy holder is genious using the baker's twine. I never know what to do with it and even though I have this cricut cartridge, I wasn't going to do anything for Halloween. Now I am -- thanks for enabling and for telling me how you did this!

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  10. Love both your projects. You really put the new cricut cartridge to work. The results are great.

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  11. These are both adorable little projects thanks for sharing!

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  12. Fabulous! Love your design and pretty color combo.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  13. Oh, YOU guys are so uplifting! Thank you so much for coming to see my new projects. I hope they have made your day even a portion of how much your wonderful comments have made mine! God bless and get crafting!

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  14. I want one of everything! These are so fun, love seeing the double sided B&T paper on the box!

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  15. These both tuned out great. Beautiful treats at your house!

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!