Saturday, October 27, 2012

October's 12 Tags of 2012

Just squeaking this one in!
 
I haven't tackled a tag since the Spring!  Or have you noticed?  I couldn't pass up October's Tag.  I think you all might stage a mutiny if I didn't!  OK, so here is my version.  I mixed it up a bit because I wanted to try some other stuff.  I can be a rebel like that;)
 
Notice the "31"...ya you do!  But first things first...
 

I couldn't find the dry glitter, rock candy stuff Tim used but I did find this dry glitter stuff in the $1.50 bin at Michaels.  It's Studio G, Tinsel Glitter.  Works for me;) 


My tag is super duper cool.  I've been rusting everything in sight and I thought I would see if a tag rusts too.  Yes it does.  Then I ran it through my embossing folder...ummm it's a TH one and that's all I know.


My $1 Store has some AWESOME ribbon that shrivels when heated.  I have this rusty orange one I picked up.  The TH Tinsel was all out so I used some gold pipe cleaner, then ran my black paint dauber over it.  You can't tell...right?

OK lovin my "31", cut from Gothic Boo on grunge, then again with that Oven protector sheet.  I do have the stamp and ticket die that Tim used.  But I wasn't loving it and opted for this instead. 


My Tag:)  It's not as bright as Tim's but that's real rust so I'm OK with it!


Want to see some of the other stuff I've been rusting...



My Gears in my Media Room, I rusted the 3 small ones.


Well the EEK isn't rusty, but the Crown Royal Bottle beside it is:)


Oven Protector's for crafting.



Thanks again for popping it and checking out my October Tag:) 
 
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Silver and Black Toy Soldier

Holiday Cheer before Halloween?  I'm sorry... 
 
Lets just say when I was done making this tag I was wondering how the heck I got there!  Sometimes it just happens that way.  I was looking for inspiration for the new Tim Holtz Toy Soldier die and I really wasn't finding much yet.  So, I am on my own for this one. 
 
Using spray adhesive, adhere tin foil to tag size 8, then run through an embossing folder of your choice. Trim the edges, then paint black. Once dry, sand lightly to expose the foil. I stamped Versamark and clear embossed to seal.
 
A little silver wire goes along way when attaching my wee light.  Attach to your ribbon.

 
 Cut on grunge Mover and Shapers 25, paint black and add a thick layer of Rock Candy for crackle. Then again with grunge I cut the middle gear from my die, apply 2 layers of silver embossing powder, sand edges and add some black distress ink. Mount the 25 with hot glue, then white glitter glue for icicles.
 
 
Oh how I have a love/ hate with the Tattered Pine cone die.  I love the end result but DISLIKE the the process.  I have on hand pieces of those oven trays.  This is what my cones are made of.  Pain to make but DO I LOVE THESE!  Not your average pine cone I'm thinking...

 
The Toy Soldier is again cut with the oven sheet and sparkly black felt.  The texture on his "coat" section is a past mistake.  A stamped a light bulb, little clear embossing powder and you have texture.  You can just kinda see the bulb.

 
 I almost don't want to give this away!  I think I will make more in various colours.  Stay tuned!
 
So do you like?  I'm really excited to hear your thoughts and PLEASE share any suggestions of something you'd like to see when I make these again!
 
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spooky EEK

EEK is right!
 
While I have been working Holiday type goodies I do need a break.  (OK things need dry time and then I get bored!)  So, to pass my time I whipped up this little gem!  My husband pointed out he didn't want to see the FALL Project I made anymore and that he wanted a Halloween saying!
 
 
PFFT..ON IT!!!! 
 
We agreed on EEK since we wanted a little saying.
 
I picked up these small letters at Walmart, $1.47 each!  The skull is cut on Grunge Board, with my Movers and Shapers.  Then a little lime green glitter glue and topped off with Glossy Accents for shine!  Adhere with hot glue!

 
Same as above, only the "31" is from the Gothic Boo die and the glitter glue is BRIGHT PURPLE!

 
Yep, it's a pattern.  Only the spider is cut from Candlelight Fright and he's got some orange glitter glue!

 
All the paper is Authentique 6x6 paper I'm using up from last year.  I like this paper because the pattern is to scale for a smaller prokect.  Paint the sides black, glue the paper, trim, sand and ink the edges. 

 
Now we have a little Halloween for the mantle!
 
And while my skull, 31 and spider were drying, I went back to the Holiday stuff;)  WOW, another Halloween crafty thing...CHECK!!!!
 
Cool EH!
 
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Treat "GLOVES"

Why not Glove it!
 
Instead of using Halloween Party bags try something new, gloves.  These are a little creepy but can be cute for little ones.  The spider ring can be worn and a little treat for your ghosts and goblins. I posted my Boo-tiful Halloween cards the other day and said I had something to go with them!
 
 
I cut 4 small tags from my Tiny Tags die then stamped "TREATS For You" from Scrappy Moms Stamps, Goosebumps stamp set.

 
I loaded 2 Rockets into each finger and filled the palm with 6 small chocolates.  Then tied off with ribbon that matches the cards I made.  Click HERE to see them.

 
On Halloween I can give them an extra special treat along with their cards.

 
You can also fill these with Halloween Party Favors, make them for the classroom (mine are too big now to do that) or if you get a handful of kids on Halloween night make them to hand out!  I get around 150 kids otherwise I would love to make these:)  Or if you're going to an adult party splatter some red paint on them to make them bloody.  Lot's you can do.
 
Just a little something different for Halloween!
 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Boo-tiful Halloween Cards

BOO
 
I'm working on a little something for my kids and niece for Halloween.  Last year I created a bunch of Halloween card, Bevy of Monsters and they have been pretty Spooktacular with everyone.  So this year I made another quick and easy set. 
The paper is Authentique 6x6 paper pack from last year and the cards are standard A2, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  All the spooky accents are my Movers and Shapers mini dies.  I made all 4 cards in about 20 minutes.  However, the dry time on the Movers and Shapers doubles that time.
 
My little bat cut with cereal box, painted black and layered with Glossy Accents is rockin with BAT-itude! The stamps used with these cards are Scrappy Moms Stamps, called Goosebumps!  The Bat Fence punch is Martha Stewart and ribbon is Michaels.

 
When you open the card the spooky continues!

 
Love the skulls!  Again the stamp is Goosebumps and the Halloween Bakers Twine you can order through SMS

 
I paired the sentiment on the inside to the skull of the outside!
 
 
Also a Martha Stewart fence punch, this rickety old thing goes with my pumpkin.  I also added a copper wire as a trendil attached to the stem.  The leaves I picked up are Prima. 

 
These sentiments are from the new SMS, Pick of the Patch!

 
The scary cat is is painted in black and a thick layer of Rock Candy is applied to make it crackle!  The front of the cards sentiments are all stamped with SU's Craft White, then clear embossed.

 
One of my favorite stamps in the Goosebumps set.  Love this font!

 
Voila...

 
You can cut these down in time to under 30 minutes if you avoid the painting, glossy accents and rock candy dry time!  Be sure to check back later and see what I'm making to go with these!
 
For more Halloween Inspiration check out my Halloween Projects
 
 
 
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

How to make Witches Boots

Behold HALLOWEEN!
Bet you've been wondering where my Halloween stuff has been.  Well, with projects like the Fall Wreath and my daughters Union Jack Headboard, I've been a little busy to spook!  I have been seeing witches boots a lot lately all over Pinterest.  I really wanted to make a set.  Here, I'll show you how I made these Wicked Boots!
 
Step1;
I simply sketched out a design I thought was "witchen".  You can also find templates online.

 
Step 2;
Trace your boots onto a piece of scrap wood with a Sharpie.  This one I found in my husband's wood bin.  I did ask so I wouldn't get in trouble.

 
Step 3;
OK,poking fun at myself here.  But safety first, put on your Uni-brow safety goggles and get the jigsaw ready!

 
Step 4;
Cut out your boots.  If they are a little rough don't worry, you'll be loading them up with spooky goodies!  But if you want to be picky, I would use a dremel to sand the little nooks.

 
Step 5;
Dust off your car once you've covered it in wood bits.  My baby is all dusty!

 
Step 6;
I used black acrylic paint on my boots then send the edges to smooth them exposing some wood.

 
Step 7;
Pick out your favorite Halloween paper.  I used Tim Holtz Halloween Haunts paper pack.  These witches were perfect!  Get tracing and cutting!  One 12x 12 sheet will do for both boots.

 
Step 8;
Once you've traced your boots, modge podge the back pieces of paper and stick it on.  Then
 sand the edges again, ink the edges with Walnut Stain and modge podge again with another coat on top.  Just the paper.  The black bits get something else, you'll see as you scroll down.

 
Step 9;
$1 Store finds are great to add to embellishing.  I hot glued these skulls and bones together from a necklace.  Six cost on 1 necklace cost $1.

 
Step 10;
I found this choker for $1 at the $1 store too.  I used my heat gun to make it look old and weathered.  You want the holes so don't worry!  This will be in place of laces.

 
Step 11;
Rusting is my new friend.  This is Iron paint and with the rust activator makes real rust.  I rusted some of the embellishments and 1 coat to the exposed black on the boots, heal, toe and top.  You can see the grey iron paint.  Let dry, then add the activator.  I added about 3 coats of this.

 
Step 12;
I used a variety of my Spooky Movers and Shapers I have been collecting.  Ink away!

 
Step 13;
No daubers, no worries.  A paint brush and acrylic paint works awesome!

 
Step 14;
Sand the edges of your spooky embellishments and then ink them up with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  No grunge board, cereal box works awesome!  Then Rock Candy Crackle Paint. 

 
Step 15;
These not so spooky Mini bird cages become spooky once you cut the centers out and curl the bars!  Ink with Black paint.  Then a layer of Rock Candy.

 
Step 16;
Glossy Accents for some of your embellishments adds a great punch. 

 
Step 17;
More Halloween Haunts paper, this time I cut the small letters and inked the edges.

 
Step 18;
Another cut from Halloween Haunts paper pack.  No stamps, no problem.  Paper works just as well.  Cut the signs, distress the edges, ink them with Walnut Stain and finish off with Rock Candy Crackle Paint!

 
Step 19;
Now embellish.  Take all your elements and put them where you want.  I tend to group them when decorating.
 
 
Step 20;
Use Halloween ribbon to hide the line where the paper and boot meet.  I spray glued a jingle bell and coated with green glitter.  Hot glue and layer your embellishments.  I tucked the distressed labels in the ribbon with hot glue.

 
Step 21;
The distressed choker and skulls are great in place of laces.  Hot glue into place!

 
Step 22;
Paint rust onto fence pieces too.  I cut a "31", coated and Glossy Accents then popped it on a piece of thick twine so it looks like a fence!  A little copper wire makes great trendils for the pumpkin.

 
Step 23;
The letters cut from Halloween Haunts paper pack I ran along the paper edge.  This boot says "Spider Web" with the "W" being a scrabble piece.
 
 
Step 24;
For this side of the boot I cut out "Halloween" with the "O" scrabble piece.  I attached the creepy cages to the toe and placed a bat flying out.  I attached copper wire to the bat, then to the cage so he wobbles.

 
Step 25;
Display!  This year my dining room is a WITCHES DEN complete with hats, brooms, witches signs, cauldrons and bottles of poison!  I load my table up so it's full and on Halloween all my safe candles (battery operated) will flicker for the kids to peak in.  Every year it changes! 
 
 
Everything I had on hand to build these Witches Boots.  So in total it cost me $2 for the choker and skull necklace.  These would make great Christmas decorations too all decked in Holiday papers and jingles.  So I wil be keeping my template I sketched.  I had a ton more photo's but I thought you might like to finish the post.  A lot went into these and it was so fun!
 
Let me know what you think:)  I'm super excited to add these to my Halloween House!
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