Too Cute To Spook

Hello and happy Sunday šŸ™‚

Today I want to show you the cute Halloween Lanterns I made from the SDS Glowing Halloween kit

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I wanted them to be cute and not too scary as I am giving them to a special Family School that I attend with my youngest son who has ADHD. This school only has about 8 families at a time – mostly Mother and child and is a place where children who has difficulties being in their own school/class can come and get help with these difficulties.

So I made the lanterns with AC Cardstock in Black, Cricket, Blossom, White and Squash along with patterned paper from Doodlebug’s “Boos and Brews” and “BooVille” – these papers are just perfect for this project…..don’t you think?

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As I knowĀ that the lights in Ā these lanterns will be turned on and off every day and this might cause the bottom contraption to tear, Ā I adjusted the bottom slightly to make an easier access for the candle.

Here’s how and what I did on my Silhouette Cameo:

1. I placed the shape (for keeping the candle in place) on top of the bottom shape and chose “release compound path.”

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2. Then I removed the square and left the circle in the bottom shape.

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3. I then chose “release compound path” on the bottom shape.

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4. I removed the square from the bottom shape andĀ chose “makeĀ compound path” on the remaining shapes.

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5. This is what it should look like.

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6. I finally cut out the piece along with 4-5 shapes for the candle-holding.

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This way the candle rests on the table and is easily accessible to turn on and off. Should you want to hang the lantern instead, do not use this method as nothing is holding the candle.

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I really can’t wait to see the kids reaction to these cute colorful lanterns. Halloween is still a pretty new thing here in Denmark but its becoming more and more normal year after year. Still there is a HUGE lack of Halloween decor and I’ve taken it on as my personalĀ mission to make and bring in more of it everywhere I go šŸ˜€

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SHRIEK!!!!!

Looking to scare som guests at your next Halloween party or do you just (like me) enjoy some spooky horrifying decorations?

Look no further – The Coffin Luminary is here fresh from Bird’s Creak ‘n’ Shriek SVG Collection

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I made this from AC Cardstock in Black and WhiteĀ along withĀ patterned paper from Carta Bella “Trick or Treat.” I inked all the edges with white chalk ink from Prima, added two gems to the “RIP” sign and put in some color-changing LED lights.

This rather large decoration looks a bit spooky in daylight but watch what happens when nighttime comes…..

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SHRIEK!!!!!

Can you tell I’m loving this? šŸ˜€

– to be continued –

Spooky Light Box

This weekend the magnificent Bird released a fantastic new Halloween Collection – The Creak ‘n’ Shriek SVG CollectionĀ from where you’ll findĀ several fun and spooky projects for your Halloween party or decorations.

I threw myself at the Spooky Light Box

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I wanted it to match some of my other Halloween decorations, so I made it in Black, Ash, Stone and Squash AC Cardstock – still pretty spooky in daylight but life really comes into it at night with at light behind….

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I really love these Light Boxes. They are so easy to make and assemble and they are so amazing to look at both during the day but especially at night

Thanks for yet another great design Bird!

Now onto more fun from this great collection………………

– To be continued –

Spell Bound

My all time favorite Holiday is creeping in slowly and I’m getting less and less time to make spooky decor…..Oh the horror!!!

LuckilyĀ there is still time and today I want to show you the latest creepy project: The Book of Spells from the JGW Steampunk Hex KitĀ from SVG Attic:

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For this awesome “book” I used AC Cardstock in Black, Plum, Olive and Sand along with patterned paper from Basic Grey – Eerie.

I distressed the edges of the book along with the front panel. I also cut four of each corner, glued them together and applied gold foil.

I used the skulls from the Mourner’s hat from the JGW Raven Quest KitĀ also from SVG Attic and added some small black gems as eyes.

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I made a small hole and placed a brad to function as a lock on the closure tab. Finally I added a small metal key in a chain to the upper right corner decoration and added some black crushed glas glitter to the pentagram.

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This book is originally supposed to function as a gift card holder, but I figured I use it as a hidden candy stasher šŸ˜€

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That way I get to get my share of the goodies before they’re all gone šŸ˜‰

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Aged to Perfection

Hello –Ā here to show you a gift I made for my girlfriend and her husband.

She turnes 50 and he turned 60 this fall and we were invited to celebrate both.

 

So what do you make for such a couple? Well SVG Attic had the answer:

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The Aged to Perfection kit contains among others this Wine Cask Gift Box and Vintage Card that I found to be perfect for the occasion.

I made the barrel in AC Cardstock and patterned paper from Simple Stories and added Jodi’sĀ grapes from the JGW Communion of FaithĀ kit. Those grapes are a bit time consuming but once you get the idea of how they go together, it’s just easy peasy.

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The Vintage Card is also made from AC Cardstock and Simple Stories patterned paper. I quadrupled the numbers and added some rosegold foil for some shine. I also dotted the letters and stars with a white Sharpie.

 

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The gift was money and I added a small pouch inside the card for them. Then I took some shredded wood and filled up the barrel along with some candies.

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And they loved it šŸ™‚

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Creepy Candalabra…..

I can’t seem to get enough Halloween decor and my latest addition to my ever so growing collection, is the Creepy CandalabraĀ from SVG Attic:

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This gorgeous but spooky centerpiece is made from lots of AC Cardstock in Wine and Black. I made some black panels myself that wasn’t included in the original file as I wanted to put in tea lights and these panels made it much studier. I just love how you can see the Wine Cardstock under the black…..it really makes it pop šŸ™‚

I think come Halloween, I will spray some spider webs onto the candalabra to make it evenĀ spookier and it will be the new table centerpiece for our Halloween Birthdays ā¤

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Skellington on a Stick

Hello – hope you’re having an amazing Tuesday today šŸ™‚ Mine’s been pretty lazy so far but I guess soon I’ll have to go stretch the old bones and go for a walk.

Talking about bones….I was so inspired by Annita Kristine SchĆøtt Pedersen’s cute snowman on the SVG Attic Fanatics FB page yesterday, so I had to make one myself. I don’t know how the idea popped into my head, but I realized that I wanted to make him into Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare before Christmas”

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He is made from the Spring Spiral Snowman from the Ā JGW Made of Snow kit.Ā All I had to alter was the face (found oneĀ in theĀ Silhouette Design Store #156604), make the butterfly by welding two bats from the Silhouette Design Store (found hereĀ and here) and draw some white lines with a Sharpie.

I also cut some “hands” in white and added to the arms on both front and back and finally I made a button fromĀ the skeleton on the Mourner’s Hat from JGW Raven Quest.

I used AC Cardstock in Black and White along with AC POW Glitter paper in Charcoal and a tiny bit of black floss for the button.

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The Sweetest Gift……

….I got last week from my dietitian. It’s no secret that I’m a big girl and I’ve been seeing my dietitian for over a year with….uhm….let’s just say some results. This summer she suggested that I get my steps in every day and send her a picture there of for motivation. So I did and I met my goal EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!! Her motivation model worked.

So now after summer’s over and daily life has set in again, we started up again and she gave me a present for all my hard work. It was a cup or a small bowl and I instantly knew what I wanted to make for it…..A paper flower or plant and here’s what I made:

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AĀ 3D Paper Cactus I found over at Lia Griffith. I only used one sheet of Leaf colored AC Cardstock and a little bit of Bubblegum colored AC Cardstock to make this. It is so easy to assemble and looks pretty real. Finally I wrapped some moss around the cactus and placed it into the cup/bowl.

The cup/bowl reads “you” in Danish and my dietitian want’s me to remember taking care of me when I look at the cup. It is so easy to forget yourself when the daily life hits and everyone else seems more important.Ā  So now this little cutie sits on my work table reminding me to look after me and be good and healthy to myself ā¤ And I keep getting my steps in and sending her the results šŸ™‚

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Come Rain or Come Shine……

…..from the Soundtrack of the Danish Summer. It has pretty much been the crappiest summer in history, but as I see it, not everything has been bad. The temperature has been very pleasant with a minimum of hot humid days and the sun has been know to shine on occasion šŸ˜€

This weather inspired me to make this Birthday card to a girlfriend of mine whose Birthday is here in August. It could easily have been made for a spring Birthday but that’s just my point – we have practically no seasons anymore. It’s either Spring or Fall – no more Summer or Winter.

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The cute card is designed by Cyndy GustashawĀ and is part of her Box Cards 2 Kit.

I used AC Cardstock in Lipgloss, Cricket, Robin’s Egg, Melon, Daffodil, Chestnut, BlackĀ and Bayou along with patterned paper from Doodlebug Design – Spring Time and Wood Grain patterned paper also from AC.

I inked all the edges with inkpads from Prima and used a white Silhouette Sketch Pen to write the sentiment (it says Congratulations in Danish) on the sign post.

Thanks for stopping by – hope you love the card as much as I do šŸ™‚

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Better Homes for Hobgoblins…..

 

….yeah! I just don’t don’t think any fairies live in these houses I made. You know that I’m a Halloween-addict and therefore I just had to transform the cute Fairyville SVG Bundle from Dreaming Tree into something dark and haunted (Muah-ha-ha-ha……)

First off is the Dragonfly Fairy HouseĀ aka The Horrible Hobgoblin HouseDSC_0015

For this house I used AC Cardstock in Black, Olive, Charcoal and Leaf along with Graphic 45 patterned paper “Halloween in Wonderland” and yellow vellum. I distressed and inked all the edges and embellished with different Halloween charms from my stash. I did alter the house design a bit, as I removed some of the cut outs to make it look a bit less cutecy šŸ˜‰

Next is the Butterfly Fairy HouseĀ aka The Wild Witchgoblin’s Crib:

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For this house I also used AC Cardstock in Black, Olive, Charcoal and Leaf along with Graphic 45’s patterned paper “An Erie Tale”. The edges are also distressed and inked and the house is embellished with more of my evil charms. Love that Pentagram ā¤

Last but not least is the Honey Bee Fairy HouseĀ aka The Hateful Hobgoblin Harry’s Habitation:

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This house is also made from AC Cardstock in Black, Olive, Charcoal and Leaf along with Graphic 45’s patterned paper “Rare Oddities” and a few trinkets from my stash.

Here are some more pictures of the houses’ details and when they are lit up:

I really had fun making these houses and they make a great addition to my ever-growing, humongous Halloween DecorĀ Collection.

Thanks for stopping by and remember how much I love to hear from you ā¤