Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Square-Bottomed Halloween Treat Bag: Tutorial

This treat bag is so easy to make!  Be sure to bookmark this tutorial because this project is one that you can make over and over again.  Just use decorative paper to match the treat bag with the occasion you are celebrating! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Make a Spooky Terrarium Vignette

Even though my day-to-day creative endeavors revolve around making greeting cards, I love to digress every now and then and create something altogether different.  When the opportunity came my way to participate in a campaign during this Halloween season for Martha Stewart Crafts, I jumped at the chance!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Candy Explosion Box Tutorial

Make a cute candy box for Halloween!  The best part about this little gem is that the box "explodes" when you take off the lid.  What a nice surprise!


Paper cutter with scoring blade

Decorative paper


Double-sided tape


For the lid:

Fold in the side of the box, put the lid on, and you're done! 

Wait!  Don't forget to fill the box with some yummy candy...that's the best part, right?!

Monday, September 6, 2010

BOO! Here's a Template for You!

Next time you're out shopping, buy a bunch of clipboards.  You can decorate one for every holiday and display them in your foyer to add an extra welcome to your visitors!

Let's start with Halloween. 

Send your husband on a mission for you...ask him to go to the hardware store (what husband wouldn't like being asked to do that?) and have him buy you a large roll of drywall tape like this:

A big roll like this one will last forever.  I have had mine for so long that I don't even remember how much I paid for it, but I'm sure it was under ten dollars.

Every paper crafter needs a roll of drywall tape, especially with Halloween quickly approaching.  It adds so much spooky flair to a project and it is so easy to work with.  It is sticky on one side, so all you need to do is cut it the length that you need and stick it to your project. You can even use a brayer and ink and make it any color you want to make it.

You can't see it in the photo, but I put a piece of drywall tape along the length of the BOO clipboard.  It kind of brings out feelings of mummies and creepy stuff.

Now for a brief tutorial on how to make the clipboard.

First, click HERE to download the letters.

1)  Tie lots of different textures and colors of ribbon through the hole(s) at the top of the clipboard.

2)  Cover the clipboard with a couple of different colors of coordinating decorative paper.

3)  Use photo-corners or a photo corner punch to cover the tiny areas of the clipboard that you can't quite cover during step #2.

4)  It's a MUST to use tiny googly eyes on the spiders!

5)  For the letters, I used black cardstock and then randomly stamped a white craft ink pad directly onto the paper.  It gives the look and feel of cobwebs.

6)  I cut out tombstones from one of the sheets of decorative paper.  I adhered four tombstones directly to the clipboard, and I used dimensionals to adhere the remaining two.  It has a great 3-D look to it.

BOO to you

Monday, August 30, 2010

Halloween Party Invitation Template & Tutorial

Now that you have your masks made, below is an invitation you can make for a fun party for your daughter and her friends and their dolls.  I like the color combos, don't you?  They are kind of creepy and classy at the same time.  :)


Let's get started making this fun pocket invitation!

Click HERE for the template.

For this card, we are going to use the pocket template for a 5" x 7" card.  (The template also includes a pocket for a 4 1/4" 5 1/2" card.)


Now you try it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

American Girl Doll Masquerade Masks

I am obsessed with American Girl dolls.  I created some fun masquerade masks that fit their little heads perfectly!

Just add some bling, and even a skull mask won't be scary!

You can also adjust the size of length of the elastic and use the mask on a teddy bear.
...a fancy flower...
...and a dazzling butterfly...