Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Nervous at Night - Tina's Trick or Treat Candy Holder - Part 1

Hi everyone, as we are getting closer to Halloween, I thought I would make something for the little (and not so little) monsters, witches, ghosts and so on, who love to trick or treat.
Today I have a Trick or Treat Candy Holder. This is another two part project, part one will be the holder and I will show you how I fill it in part two.

I started by cutting my chipboard pieces as shown below.

To make the handle on my center piece I used my Santoro cutting mat.

I placed the mat over the chipboard piece and traced and cut the handle with my cutting knife and then I smoothed the inside with  fine sandpaper.

Next I painted all the edges with black paint.

I started with the inside center piece first. Trace and cut two pieces in the patterned paper, (I like to cut mine slightly smaller because I like the border around all the edges). I also cut two strips of black cardstock 2'' x 8'', scored down the 2'' side at 1''. Fold and burnish well.

Attach the strips to the bottom of the center piece as shown below.

Then add the patterned paper and leave aside for later.

To make up the holder I cut four strips of black cardstock 2'' x 8'' and another four strips 2'' x 6'', score down the 2'' side at 1'', fold and burnish.

Next I took my front, back and side pieces and marked the two sides at 1/2'' intervals and punched the holes with my crop-o-dile.

I cut my pieces in the paper from the collection and inked the edges with Distress Ink - Black Soot.

Add one of the smaller black strips the bottom of the side piece, although the writing is upside down the picture below is correct.

Add the decorative paper to the outside and poke the holes through.

Attach this piece to the base with the black strip fitting under the base piece. Reinforce with another strip on the inside.

Add the inside patterned paper and repeat on all the other pieces making sure to attach the black strip first.

Now it's time to add the center holder. I already marked a center line, just add glue to the strips, push down in place and cover with two pieces of the patterned paper.

To decorate the front I used the Sizzix -Bigz Die - Handmade to cut out the words Trick or Treat.

The cat is from my stash.

I used the Tim Holtz- Idea -ology Trimmings - Halloween to thread through the holes, and added some of the cut-aparts from the collection to finish the holder.

For the finishing touches I added the bat from the Crate Paper - Hey Pumpkin - Ephemera Pieces and the candy holder is finished.

I hope you all enjoyed this project, I will be back with part two on how I filled it.

Here is a list of the products for this month.

Core Products

Crate Paper 12 x 12 sheets - Hey Pumpkin
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology -Story Sticks - Halloween

Chosen Products

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Clippings Stickers - Halloween
Crate Paper - Hey Pumpkin - Ephemera Pieces
Tim Holtz -Idea-ology -Adornments - Jolly Roger
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Trimmings - Halloween
Stampers Anonymous - Etcetera Tags Mini
Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz Die Set - Branches
Authentique - Twilight 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet - Details Two

All the products listed can be purchased HERE at a discounted price

Thank You and Happy Crafting
Tina xxx

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Nervous at Night - Donna's Loaded Handbag

Hi all,
I have wanted to use this wooden handbag for ages and decided to use it for a project for Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft -AVSC.  My first job was to paint it with black gesso and leave to dry. 

I chose the papers I wanted to use from this month's Hey Pumpkin collection and adhered it all together after inking all the edges.

I sanded all the edges just to make them smooth and get rid of all the rough edges..

Bag assembled..

I adore this embossing powder Hammered by Ranger and decided to use it around the edge of the bag..  

I then place a few drops of the Aged Black Embossing Powder.. Aunty Vera has something similar Black Forest that is just as good around the already embossed edges.

The handle really shows the embossing wonderfully..
I added a Die Namics Celebratory Banner from Orange cardstock and then cut it again from black glitter foam and added the triangles on top of the base.

I created a flower with crepe paper, a cake liner, cobweb and a Hey Pumpkin Ephemera Piece.

A little fussy cut cat looked perfect on the strip of the paper.

A piece of scrap die cut fence on the side and a quote from the Halloween Clipping Stickers and the handbag is finished..

The Finished Loaded Handbag.. Keep watching this space as its called a Loaded Handbag for a reason..

I hope I have inspired you
to create glorious things.
Donna xx

You can purchase the items HERE
and check out the facebook group Crafty Vera and Friends to see everything the Creative Team will be creating throughout October.

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My Pinterest page Donmaree HERE
My Youtube Channel HERE
My Blog HERE
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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Nervous at Night - Gina's Halloween tunnel card

This week, I've decided to make a Halloween card. The Hey Pumpkin Crate Paper pack is perfect for this as it focuses more on the fun side of Halloween and has such lovely bright colours and happy ghosts and witches.

I started with 2 pieces of cardstock from my stash cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". I got these measurements and the idea from Jennifer Mcguire so if you'd like to see the video tutorial of how to put the card together please head to her youtube channel here

Score one of these at 4 1/4" and fold in half. Next cut off 1/2" from the back of this card and put it aside.

Score the second piece at 1/2", 4 1/2" and 4 3/4" and fold to make a box shape.

Take a third piece of cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and cut off a tiny bit from the top and the side. Score this piece on each side at 1/4".

To make the windows, I will be using two consecutive Sizzix Tim Holtz Stacked Baroque dies. I put the larger die in the centre of the box shape that we cut as shown and cut it out.

I then placed this over the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece that we cut, lined the smaller die on it and die cut that one.

Then I decided that I wanted to cover the card with some of the Hey Pumpkin Paper. This step will be much easier if you do it before the die cutting. I cut a piece of Crate Paper Hey Pumpkin "Fright Night" at 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" which I stuck at the base of the box card. I used the same side of the paper for the top of the card and the other side for the 5 1/4" x 4 1/2" piece.

This is how it will looked when they are all stacked together.

I then put double sided tape on the flaps of the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece and stuck it in the box. Do that by lining it up as shown in the picture on the spine of the box card first. Stick that down. Then fold it closed, remove the tape and lay the flap of the box card closed over it. It should align to form the tunnel.

Next I took the first piece that we started with and covered the inside left with a sheet of paper from the Crate Paper Hey Pumpkin 6x6 paper pad. Put double sided tape on the other side and stick the back of the box card onto that.

Next I did a little bit of fussy cutting and decorating. The ghosts are fussy cut from the Crate Paper Hey Pumpkin Ghostly paper and the rest are fussy cut from the Crate Paper Hey Pumpkin Happy Haunting paper. The "Spooky" and "Trick or Treat" are from the Echo Park Trick or Treat Ephemera. Next put double sided tape on the 1/2 inch flap and fold it closed to create your tunnel card.

For the front of the card, I've stuck another patterned paper from the Hey Pumpkin 6x8 paper pad. I've then stacked the different sized die cut stacked baroque pieces on top of each other. The piece right at the top was cut from the Crate Paper Hey Pumpkin "Pumpkin Spice" paper and I've inked the edges of that piece with black ink.

On the inside left of the card, I've used another die cut from the Echo Park Trick or Treat Ephemera.

And here's my tunnel card ready to be mailed out :)

This is a surprisingly easy and fun card to make. If you're not into Halloween it would make for lovely Christmas cards too.

Thank you for following along with me and see you again soon. Till then stay awesome!

Gina xx
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