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!