WOW does the months go by fast! I found this card in the Cardmaker Magazine and knew I had to make it. Boy was it ALOT of work. You have to hand cut alot of the coordinating pieces as the sizes is not listed. Here is a drawing of the piece you need to cut twice and where to score it.
then you of course take one piece and flip it and overlap on the larger end. I know all you crafters can figure it out by looking at the card.
The other little pieces you just cut by figuring them out!! ha ha I would give you the measurements but there are not the normal size and I am not good at all the little marks on a ruler cause ya know I am too busy studying to be a photographer ha ha! I used two different pieces of paper from the same paper stack so i knew it would look good together. If you are using black paper (like I did...learning the hard way) that is textured on one side and not the other pay attention to cut the pieces above to have texture on the same side!
I got the "All around Halloween" set and the new one (WHOOO do I love it) "Treats for My Sweets"
I tried to use only them on most of the images and hand cut them out (Now I am not the best at this) then I just really wanted to add this squiggly wire and put a couple of the images on it too! I have to say I really loved the way it turned out. I LOVE scrapping halloween...its my fav! Its the one day of the year I could actually put the worst (ok my favorite) worn, paint spotched and ripped clothing on, my hair can be a mess and I can be dressed as an old hag housewife!! Actually I did go as that one year with toe socks and slippers, pj's and rollers in my hair. I penciled dark circles around my eyes and a mole! I even took a cigarette and hung it out of my mouth. I would share it but its really bad and I wouldn't want you all to think how ugly and fat is she (cause I know that its not far from the truth...tear streaming down my face!) THIS Girl can't seem to back away from cake, candy or a plate of dumplins! Man the older I get the more I LOVE to eat!
So anywhoooo This is my card!!
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I used good old Martha Stewarts drippy goo punch. Martha would be proud.
I also used the Teeny Tiny tag set...LOVE THIS SET...seem to use it always!
TIP OF THE DAY.....
#1- PHOTOGRAPHY....man who would have thought that crafting was going to
require to be a professional photographer!! Well as you all know in the past (well I think
I have gotten better) struggled with my photos. So my tip is to buy a photo tent and lights. My scrap room doesn't have the best lighting and I work during the day so I craft at night and so then taking photos happens during the evening. I purchased this photo tent on ebay for $11 and then I ordered these lights on ebay for $18. WOW how cheap is that right! It seems to make a difference when I am taking photos late!! The photos above I didn't use it on. They came out ok without it cause I actually made them during the daylight but wanted to spook them up with the dark border anyhow. Also another tip is since Picnik closed I have found another site called pic monkey (who comes up with these names?) to use to edit quickly, add borders and cool effects and they even have some cute little graphics you can add to your pictures.
#2- Vintage it up is what I am calling this tip. I like to use twine on alot of my projects and sometimes I want something that looks just a bit old. I just pour some tea in a little bowl and then throw some twine in the bowl and let it sit. Then when it really looks the shade you want take it out and let it dry. Emma did the same thing with ribbon once. You can do it with anything like crochet embellies etc. You could even do it with paper if you wanted to wrinkle up some paper and give it a vintage look soak a piece in some tea. Then while its wet you can crinkle it up a bit and let it dry. Adds alot of dimension and texture to a project.
Giveaway alert...seeing if you are still paying attention! I will be giving away some really cute Halloween Charms to a Follower! You have to leave a comment on this post and on My Creative Time for Me blog to win. You don't have to be a follower (although it would be nice)
I have been buying TONS of different charms and these halloween ones I have been
hoarding saving for the right time to share some of them! I have some really cute ones. Hello kitty, tropical ones as well as these halloween ones. You may get some bonus goodies...who knows! :)
New product spotlight
I am always looking for ways to use products in my scrap room that were not
intended for it but this is a "coffee table" at IKEA that would be great in a scrap room
if you have limited space like we all seem to have. This is deep enough to set your cricuts or
cutting machines on and what I like about it is that you could easily scoot this underneath
your desk! Pull it out since its on wheels when you are ready to use it!! GENIUS!!! I need one!
Man I so need a job at IKEA...:(
Length: 27 1/2 "
Width: 16 1/2 "
Height: 18 7/8 "