I love Halloween, one of my most favorite holidays with Christmas being number one! I wanted to get this posted earlier, but phew, it was a lot of work. Only because "I" made it a lot of work, which is usually the problem with anything I do...lol But I do have to admit, that I had so much fun making this banner! It's rather large, so I had problems on finding a spot to hang it to get pictures. That was a whole new job in itself lol My husband was still in bed and I'm rather short, so I tried hanging it in a corner of my craft room so that I could snag some pictures, but I wasn't really happy with it, as you can see what I mean. You can't really see it.
So luckily, the old man woke up just in the nick of time to take it into our family room and hang it up on our high wall for me. I used two of the Halloween Printable Sets from
The thing I love the most about the Banner set is that there's blank banner templates that you could make your own sayings, not just Halloween. I used Seed Bead Wire to hang altered "Charms" from the banner lettering. They were originally poker chips lol
Also..in appreciation for all the awesome customers that visit The Cutting Cafe, Regina is generously offering a free Stamp Set!!! It's called December Daily 2 and it's FREE until November 6, 2010 -- 11:59PM(PACIFIC TIME) .. Go HERE to get all the details and to download this awesome set!!
Here's a few more close ups of my banner...I hope you enjoy!!!
Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful crafting weekend!! It was a great weekend here. The Vikings beat the Cowboys yesterday so my weekend ended on a high note!! Better than that, my week is beginning on that same high note with a new project using an awesome printable set!! Todays project uses the Halloween Mini Colored Set Printable Stamps from The Cutting Cafe! I loved working with this set as I do all of Regina's awesome creations. For some reason I have been on a gaming kick, maybe its all the Halloween Parties I hear being planned, so I decided to stay with that theme.
This week I made a 2 in 1 Game set. It started out as Go Fish, but ended up Go Fish and Memory!! I used an old deck of cards and covered the front with the printable stamp from the Halloween Mini Colored Set and then I colored the back with printed Halloween paper from DCWV. I couldn't find a box that fit the card shape since the cards were alot thicker after adding both papers to the front and back, and then I remembered these little baskets my sister had given me a few years ago. I stripped them down, repainted them and gave them more of a Halloween look. I added this cute lil witch from Stitchy Stamps called "Can I Go Too?". The cards fit in the little basket perfectly! I hope ya like it and thanks for looking!!
I hope you'll head over to The Cutting Cafe and check out all the great new things Regina is releasing in the store!! Don't forget that Thanksgiving is right around the corner and she's got some wonderful new releases that would help decorate your invites and tables this season!!
Phew what a week!! Without having some craft projects to do this week, I would've surely went over the deep end lol Thank gosh the weekend is here and hopefully that will bring a better upcoming week.
But enough of that...on to my project that I have for you today. B-I-N-G-O!! As soon as I seen this set over at The Cutting Cafe, I knew I wanted to get it and play with it. Regina has once again made a terrific and fun stamp set for the Halloween season. The awesome thing about Regina's sets are that they contain the pdf file and cutter files, which with this project I used both. Along with the Halloween Bingo Printable Stamp Set, I used the 8 x 5.5 Inch Box with Dividers to hold my Bingo set. My cards, tokens and box bottom were done with the PDF printing file, and my top was done using my Cricut expression and Make the Cut program. Since I used a heavy chipboard for the bottom, to give it more sturdiness, I had to do some altering with the box top, to get it to fit over the bottom. So I opened it up in Make the Cut, resized and Voila! All done!! I also made two handmade Halloween bags to hold the markers and Bingo tokens with some fabric I had from previous seasons purchased from Walmart.
Once again thank you for stopping by my blog and checking out my project. I hope it inspires you to head over to The Cutting Cafe and make your own for someone special this Halloween Season!!
Wow, it's already Hump Day! Where do the hours go anymore. It'll be Halloween before we know it! I hope everyone is hard at work on their Halloween decorations, cards and projects. I'm working on a Halloween swap and thought my friends' daughter would get a kick out of this one. I'm hoping anyways lol
For this project I was inspired by Lorri's"Drac In the box" project. I got her tutorial and template and tried to tweak it to make it my own. I took the box template and converted it over so that I could cut it with my Cricut using Make The Cut. The handle on the side, I used a brad where it will really spin around like the real Jack In The Box, if only I could've figured out how to make it pop open..lol Instead of using the Dracula that came with the tutorial, I switched it up and used the HUGE SPIDER PRINTABLE STAMP SET from The Cutting Cafe! I cut my spiders once again using Make The Cut and my Expression. That's the awesome thing about Regina's stamp sets, is that I can choose to cut by hand or use my cutting machine. I have to say since being with The Cutting Cafe DT, I have been using my Expression and Make the Cut more than I ever have, and am actually having fun with it. I hope you like my project and it inspires you to dust some tools off that you haven't used in awhile and bring them back to life! Thanks for looking!!
Crinkly Paper on inside of box from my dear friends Deborah and Caitlynn--received it in a gift a few years back and new it would come in handy one day so I held on to it. I'm a hoarder, you'll see me on A&E one day lol
I'm also entering my project in the following challenges -
I hope everyone has a great day of crafting planned, if not, you can find some great stamps sets and files to play with over at The Cutting Cafe! Regina has such wonderful cut files and images for all occassions and events, always a pleasure to create with. So head on over there and see what you can find! And what's even better is today in honor of World Card Making Day, Regina is offering a fabulous sale!!!!!!! She's offering a 2 for 1 special until 11:59pm, October 2, 2010! That's any set and you can get another for free at equal or lessor value. Click HERE for more details!
The project I'm posting today is made with the Bus Shaped Card - Cutting File. What's great about Regina's files is that you can use them with your cutting machine or print the pdf file and cut with your scissors, which is how I made my card today. Sometimes I just feel like creating the old fashioned way, and The Cutting Cafe allows me to do that! I have a great friend that drives a bus and she's been a little stressed lately, so I hope this card puts a little smile on her face. I tried to make it after the colors of the schools she picks up for, and put the name her kiddos call her on the side of the bus where the school name should go and then personalized it with her bus number. Of course I had to use the cute little monkeys that I found on some paper from the Animal Crackers stack from DCWV. We need to remember to thank our bus drivers, so Michele, this ones for you!! Thanks for looking and hope ya like!