Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween Class Samples

Hi everyone! I had my Halloween class this week, and boy did I overestimate how much we could get done in 3 hours! We tried to make 4 cards and 4 3-D items (with doubles on the Tags boxes and the Candy Wrapper Treat boxes!). The good news is that everyone had a great time -- the bad news is that they almost all need to come back to finish the projects! Check out the photos of some of the projects below.

Above, in the forefront, you can see that I made a small treat holder (you'll have to wait for the dimensions and scoring details -- I don't have one handy right now -- I'll try to post tomorrow or Monday!). This treat holder holds a pack of gum or a treat pack of M&M's -- unfortunately, it was a little too time-consuming and paper-consuming to make too many of these for the neighborhood! Can you tell that the ghost is made using the owl punch and flipping upside-down? Cut off the feet and draw in or use the eyes from the owl punch for eyes and mouth. I dry-embossed the black panel.

In the back of the photo above, I made a small T-lite holder -- my sideline sister, Michele, made this and shared the idea/dimensions with me. It's very simple! Cut an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of card stock in half lengthwise -- it will be 4 1/4 x 11 now. Score at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2", and 10". Now, turn your card stock and score at 1 1/2. Cut out the small rectangle in the corner (I believe this is the 1 x 1 1/2" piece, and cut on the other scored lines up to your 1 1/2" score line (Make sure you cut the shorter length so you have the 2 3/4" for the height of the sides of your holder. Then, before putting the sides together like a box, stamp a small piece of vellum with your stamp set of choice with Black Staz-on ink, and color with markers once the ink has dried. I punched out a circle with my 1 3/4" round punch on two sides, then glued in the vellum piece -- I prefer the marker side in to make it look like stained glass, but you could also face it out I suppose. Adhere the sides of your box together -- I think Sticky Strip works best, and insert a small battery-operated T-lite. I purchased mine from W**M*** -- they were 6 in a pack for $2.50!

The card above was made using mostly punches -- 3 wide oval punched pieces of card stock and 3 1 3/8" round circles make the pumpkins. Again, I punched my ghost out with the owl punch -- this time I drew in my eyes. The pumpkin leaves were scraps of old olive punched out with the Bird punch. I added a stem of brown grosgrain ribbon. After stamping the Grateful Greetings sentiment in white craft ink, I embossed it with white embossing powder. The Concord Crush card base is embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder, and a black satin ribbon bow finishes the card nicely! If you recognize this card, you quite possibly have seen it on Stampin' Connection and maybe Splitcoast -- I'm sure I cased it nearly exactly as it's such a great card!

On the right in the photo above, you can see my treat holders that I made using the Candy Wrapper die -- I have a close-up photo of the Jack-o-Lantern holder below.

This treat holder above uses the Candy Wrapper die -- doesn't it look just like the milk carton? I made this box by cutting to the score lines on one side of the die (similar to the way I explained the T-lite holder above). Just cut out the tiny corner on one side, cut to the score lines, and fold in. The other side is then the top of the "carton". I used Autumn Harvest to make my face (this also was cased from somewhere on the web!), I tied a simple bow with some green grosgrain ribbon (Always Artichoke I believe), and again punched out a leaf stem from the Bird punch. Fill it with 4-5 Hershey's Kisses and you're done!

This is a most adorable Greeting Card Kids' card -- I just love these gorgeous images! I stamped the image in Black Staz-On and used my blender pen to color it in. The Rich Razzleberry scallop circle is cut using the Scallop Circle #2 Die -- I punched out the round circle with the new 2 1/2" round punch. After adhering the round to the scallop circle, I used a glue pen to adhere some of my Black Chunky Glitter -- isn't it cool?! The card base was dry-embossed with the Big Shot and the Spider Web folder. I adhered some Wicked Fun DSP to the bottom, adhered a piece of Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon around the DSP, and then added a bow of the new Black Raven lace. I stuck a rhinestone brad in the center of the bow because I couldn't get a glue dot to stick to the lace for anything! I'm pretty sure it was from the Rhinestones Fire pack -- I'm sorry it doesn't show up well in the picture. The last little detail was the punched-out black bat -- I used my white Signo gel pen to make the eyes.

This cute little guy above was cased from my sideline, Michele, as well! The spiders are everywhere on the web -- what I cased was the whole card idea! I rolled the Spider Web using the spider web standard wheel on some Wild Wasabi paper -- I then adhered it to a wider black piece of card stock. The spider is punched with the Photo Corner punch -- I was out of Pumpkin Pie paper so he's adhered to Peach Parfait. (I'm actually okay without the Only Orange card stock this year! I didn't think I'd be able to go without!) "Happy Halloween" is stamped with the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set -- if you know me, you know that I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to perfectly line up the sentiments where I wanted them!! LOL!

My last creation from the class that I'd like to share are these treat holders made with the Two Tags die -- I purchased a card class tutorial from Chat Wszelaki -- these holders were part of that tutorial. So easy! Don't you just love the "Wicked Cool" stamp set images?! I'm still getting used the the texture of the new In Color stitched ribbon. The two colors I used are Concord Crush and Peach Parfait. The DSP are strips from the new In Color DSP stack. Love that paper!!

Whew! That's all and quite enough for today! I have a another card that we made that I'd still love to share! Thanks for stopping by! As always, thanks for leaving me a comment!!



Lori said...

What fabulous and fun Halloween projects!

lisa808 said...

Halloween is my favorite crafting time. Thanks for sharing so many great projects.

Lynn said...

What a great group of Halloween projects! I especially love the card using Greeting Card Kids. Bet the ladies at your class loved them too!

nitestamper said...

what awesome projects you have panned here.
I can understand how everyone had a good time-you do beautiful work!!!!