Scary Skull

 

Good Sunday Morning – thanks for joining me on the blog today 🙂

This week SVG Attic releashed a new kit called JGW Witches Gather. In this kit I found this totally awesome realistic shaped Skull. I just needed that for my Halloween decorations…..It’s so cool – don’t you think?

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla. I made some holes in his eyes, nose and ears so light can shine through and covered these with some printed vellum.

Just look how amazing he looks in the dark:

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My light is a little too bright but I really love this look.

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Too Cute To Spook

Hello and happy Sunday 🙂

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 know that the lights in  these lanterns will be turned on and off every day and this might cause the bottom contraption to tear,  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 and chose “make 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 personal mission to make and bring in more of it everywhere I go 😀

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Meet my Mom…..

Today I want to show you the little cutesy 3D spider I made from the JGW 3D Witch kit.

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I made him of Black AC Cardstock and he’s sooo easy to assemble. Otherwise looky here: Needles ‘n’ Knowledge – spider assembly. The eyes are from Doodlebug Design BooVille Shape Sprinkles.

He is just perfect and matches the rest of my HUGE Halloween decor collection 😀

But wait…..what????? EEK!!!! Here’s Mommy…..

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You can make the spider almost as big as you want but I just enlarged her so her legs fitted the 12×12 mat and the body likewise.

They do make a cute pair – don’t they?

And here’s Daddy 😀

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I guess he’s lucky to still be alive as female spiders usually eat their mate after mating. He does look a bit terrified so maybe the danger isn’t over yet 😀

Here’s a pic of the “happy” family ❤

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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!!!

Luckily there is still time and today I want to show you the latest creepy project: The Book of Spells from the JGW Steampunk Hex Kit 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 Kit 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 😀

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

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Aged to Perfection

Hello – 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’s grapes from the JGW Communion of Faith 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 🙂

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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 Candalabra 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 🙂

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

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Skellington on a Stick

Hello – hope you’re having an amazing Tuesday today 🙂 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 Schøtt 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  JGW Made of Snow kit. All I had to alter was the face (found one in the Silhouette Design Store #156604), make the butterfly by welding two bats from the Silhouette Design Store (found here 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 from 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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Who is Who?

Today I want to share with you some nametags/ place cards I made for my youngest son’s school.

 

I’m known for not keeping my mouth shut and one day I couldn’t help myself commenting on how boring the nametags were. The Teachers reaction: Well….you’re creative….why don’t you make some for us? 😀 Challenge accepted.

 

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I found the cute Pencil Card in the JGW Back 2 School Kit and simply downsized it a bit (75%) and cut to slits in the backside for a small piece of cardstock to fit for the name. I did this so the tag/card can be used for more than one student.

I used AC Cardstock in Melon, Vanilla, Charcoal, Grapefruit, Ash and White and let my Silhouette do all the work for me. All I had to do was assemble the card/tag.

Happily it was a succes and they loved it. No more boring white nametags in an otherwise colorful school.

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Batty for Halloween…..

….yup you know it’s me 😀 It is my favorite Holiday of the year – bigger than Christmas. So I have to start early if I have to make it in time with all the new decorations to make. And today I also celebrate being a new Team Member on the SVG Attic Inspirations Team ❤

This time I want to show you the two adorable Bats on Stands designed by Jodi G. Warner for SVG Attic (get them here) as part of an amazing Halloween collection JGW Night Enchantments:

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For this projects I used lots of Black AC Cardstock and a little Wine and Leaf. I also used Graphic 45’s “An Erie Tale” papers and black glitter paper (for the swirly parts of the bats) I inked all the edges of the black cardstock with a grey inkpad and used a dark brown inkpad for the patterned paper. I decided to make the bats a tad more scary by embellishing with some Halloween charms and adornments.

I really loved how easy these were to assemble. I originally intended to make only one of the bats but loved it so much, I had to make the other one too 😀

Here are some more pictures of the project:

I am really excited to be on the SVG Attic Team and look forward to making lots fun stuff in the future since they have all these amazing files to play with ❤

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Halloween Countdown….

….well if we can have Christmas in July, we can certainly also have Halloween in July!

For the past week (or so) I’ve been playing with the brilliant Halloween 3D Pumpkin Stack Countdown from JGW – that is when I haven’t been chasing Pokémons or battling in Gym Raids with the kiddos and Hubby. 😀 This was a ‘UGE project but so much fun – I don’t recommend it to beginners but if you’re somewhat experienced in paper crafting, I say you must make it! (Get it here or here )

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For the pumpkin I used AC Cardstock in Squash ( 😀 ), Chestnut, Oregano, Boysenberry and Black. I also used some wood patterned AC Cardstock in Chestnut along with patterned paper from Basic Grey – Eerie Collection (an oldie but goodie)

I inked al edges with a dark brown inkpad from Prima and used some small metal handles instead of eyelets. Finally I dotted the numbers and the Medallion with Nuvo Glitter Drops – Midnight Sky and tied a ribbon in the Medallion and around the stem. I found some spooky embellishment to hang from the top.

Here are some more pic’s of the Pumpkin:

 

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