Friday, October 29, 2010

Flashback Friday - Candy Apple Box

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Cricut Expression, Cricut Design Studio; Candy Apple Box_ScrappinCookie .cut File; Cricut Mini Monograms Cartridge; AC Moore 'Grape' 'Violet', 'White' Cardstock; My Mind's Eye 'Creepy Crawlers' Paper; Studio G 'Halloween' Rub-On; Misc - Ribbon

About a year ago, I designed a box I called Candy Apple Box. It comes in 2 different sizes with 2 different edges. The box pictured below uses the '2.5" x 2.5" Plain Edge Box'.
I made mini cupcakes for my son's Halloween party and had a few left over. They came out soo cute that I thought I would package a few up for the Grandparents. I immediately thought about my Candy Apple Box - it was a perfect fit!

To package my mini cupcake I used the "2" x 3"Scalloped Edge Box" along with the liner that is also included in the .cut file - available via request. On the front cover I used a Studio G 'Halloween' Rub-On on a 1 3/4" circle.


These boxes can hold soo much. They can hold a nice slice of Caramel Apple as in my Mr. & Mrs. Frankie sample. Or a baggie of assorted candies as in my Candy Monster sample.


Candy Apple Box .cut File
*Plaintin Schoolbook
.Cut File is available via comment request. The .cut file comes in the form of a .zip file and includes pictures, TOU, and .cut file. Due to the time spent on this .cut file, I would greatly appreciate if you were able to DONATE a little somethin' somethin' when requesting the file.
Thanks!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I have my EYE on you! - Halloween Treat

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Cricut Expression; Cricut Design Studio; Peek-A-Boo Box_ScrappinCookie .cut file; Cricut Mini Monograms Cartridge; Lettering Delights DB Circles - Halloween; Lettering Delights Lamestain Font, K&CO 'Halloween Whimsy Skulls' Paper; AC Moore 'Black', 'Grape', 'Spring Green', 'GoldenRod' Cardstock

I needed something little, quick and easy to make x 30 for my son's first grade class, so I came up with these. I found the 'EYE'ball chocolate balls at CVS, but I've also seen them elsewhere. The 'EYE' image cames from Lettering Delights DB Circles - Halloween. I colored them using Photoshop Elements 8 and printed them out at 1 3/8". I then layered it on a 1 1/2" black circle and a 2" scalloped circle.


The 'i have my EYE on you' was designed by me on Photoshop Elements 8 with 'Chiller' and 'LD Lamestain' fonts. I printed them out at 1 3/8" and layered them on a 1 1/2" circle and 2" scalloped circle. I also matched the 'EYE'ball to the color of 'EYE' on the lid and word.


The box was inspired by Qbee's Peek-A-Boo Box found on SplitCoastStampers. I used Design Studio to re-create the box using Plantin Schoolbook. The box measures 2" W x 2" L x 1" D. I also added side flaps to make it a bit more sturdy and the .cut file - available via request - includes different 'windows' - circle, square, pumpkin, tree, turkey, etc. 


These were soo much fun and super easy to assemble!

Peek-A-Boo Box .cut File
*Plantain Schoolbook
*Paper Dolls Dress Up - extra windows
*Mini Monograms - embellishments
.Cut File is available via comment request. The .cut file comes in the form of a .zip file and includes pictures, TOU, and .cut file. Due to the time spent on this .cut file, I would greatly appreciate if you were able to DONATE a little somethin' somethin' when requesting the file.
Thanks!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Coffin Series...Day 4

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RIP Coffin


Cricut Expression; Cricut Design Studio; Coffins_ScrappinCookie File; Storybook Cartridge; Bazzill 'Avalanche', 'Blackbird', 'Concord Grape', 'Stonehenge' Cardstock; K&CO 'Heads Will Roll' Paper; Recollections' Pearl; Studio G Glitter; Misc - Blue & Black Flowers.

Well, we've reached the end of the Coffin Series. The last coffin is actually 'Coffin1', which is must taller and deeper than the other two coffins also included in the file. 'Coffin1' measures about 6 1/4" L x 3" W x 1 3/4" D.
On this coffin's lid I used the from the Storybook Cart. Unfortunately, I can't remember what size I cut it out. I can't remember where I got the black flower from - I think it might have been Oriental Trading Co - and the two tiny blue flowers are from a $1 store. And to add some "distressing" on the coffin I used my black ink pad here and there.

Since I cut out the coffin using cardstock, I used the 'Coffin Liners' to pretty up the inside. I filled the coffin with some gummy "Body Parts" I found at CVS - but I've also seen them at AC Moore and Target.


I hope you have enjoyed the Coffin Series. I had soo much fun putting these together. Once the coffins were all cut out assembling was a breeze. They all came together within 10 mins! Now, its your turn! I'd love to see your take on these coffins.

Coffin .cut File
*Cricut Expression
*Cricut Design Studio
*Plantin Schoolbook
.Cut File is available via comment request. The .cut file comes in the form of a .zip file and includes pictures, TOU, and .cut file. Due to the time spent on this .cut file, I would greatly appreciate if you were able to DONATE a little somethin' somethin' when requesting the file.
Thanks!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Coffin Series..Day 3

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Spider Coffin


Cricut Expression; Cricut Design Studio; Coffin_ScrappinCookie File; Cricut Doodlecharms Cartridge; Bazzill 'Blackbird', 'Stonehenge' Cardstock; My Mind's Eye 'Creepy Crawlers' Paper; Stickles 'Black Diamond'; Studio G 'Halloween' Glitter Stick-ez; DMC 'White' Floss; Misc- Googly Eyes, Purple Paper

For day 3 of my Coffin Series, I want to show you how both the 'Coffin2 - Scalloped' and 'Coffin3 - Plain' are interchangeable. On this Spider Coffin, I used the 'Coffin2 - Scalloped' lid and the 'Coffin3 - Plain' bottom. The crawling spider come from Doodlecharms, was cut at 1.5" and given a touch of 'Black Diamond' Stickles.

These coffins can hold quite a good amount of candy. This Spider Coffin holds 6 Absolutely Divine Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles, which I think is a more Grown-Up Treat - perfect for my son's teacher.

On coffin's lid I used a double-sided paper by My Mind's Eye called 'Creepy Crawlers', elminating the need for the 'Coffin Liners'. I did use the Liner on the bottom part of the coffin since I cut it out from Bazzill 'Stonehenge' Cardstock.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the LAST coffin of this series. But until then I leave you with this little snippet.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Coffin Series...Day 2

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Batty Coffin


Cricut Expression; Cricut Design Studio; ScrappinCooki Coffin .cut File; AC Moore 'Black' Cardstock; Bazzill 'Avalanche', 'Blackbird', 'Stonehenge'; DCWV Cardstock(green); K&CO 'Halloween Orange Kids' Paper; Spellbinders 'LG Circles' Nestabilities; Marvy Uchida 'White' Opaque Paint Marker; ZIG 'Pure Black' Pen; Misc - Goggly Eyes, Ink

For this Batty Coffin, I used 'Coffin3 - Plain' found in my Coffins .cut File - available upon request. This coffin, as well as the Vampire Coffin, measures about 4 3/4" L x 3" W x 1.25" D.

For this coffin I went with a straight edge design.

I also designed a 'Coffin Liner' to placed on the inside bottom and top lid, if solid cardstock was being used.

Coffin .cut File
*Cricut Expression
*Design Studio
*Plantin Schoolbook
.Cut File is available via comment request. The .cut file comes in the form of a .zip file and includes pictures, TOU, and .cut file. Due to the time spent on this .cut file, I would greatly appreciate if you were able to DONATE a little somethin' somethin' when requesting the file.
Thanks!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Coffin Series...Day 1

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I know I promised to share a few Halloween projects I had in mind, but due to life and the fact that I can't learn TWO important lessons -
1. Start Holiday Projects EARLY!
and
2. SAVE your work constantly!
I only have this ONE project - Coffins - divided into 4 parts.

Inspired by the many coffin treat boxes I've seen all over, I set out to make a few of my own. I went out and searched for the Happy Hauntings cartridge everywhere and came back empty handed. I really wanted to make some and even had the idea make some for my son's class, so ME being ME - I created 3 different Coffins using Design Studio. These took me about TWO weeks - or maybe more, I've lost count - to make. DS kept giving me error messages when I used a negative rotation angle and would shut down. OF COURSE, I had NOT saved my work and had to start from the beginning. Very Fustrating! I do have to stay that there were SEVERAL times I wanted to throw in the towl, but I didn't. And I'm soo glad I didn't. I just love my coffins! 2 out of the 3 coffins are very similar, if not exactly the same to the ones found on the Happy Hauntings Cartridge. They measure about 4 3/4" L x 3" W x 1.25" D.


So, for today's Coffin Series Day 1, we have the Vampire Coffin.
Cricut Expression; Cricut Design Stuido; ScrappinCookie Coffin .cut File; Cricut Paper Dolls; Bazzill 'Avalanche', 'Berrylicious', 'Blackbird' Cardstock; AC Moore 'Khaki' Cardstock; K&Co 'Halloween Black Dots', 'Halloween Orange Kids' Papers; Studio G 'Halloween' Glitter Stick-ez; Stickles 'Black Diamond'; Misc - Pens, Purple Paper(vest, shoes); Googly Eyes

 I used the 'Coffin2 - Scalloped' found on my .cut File -available via comment request . The edges of the coffin are scalloped.

I decorated the Coffin's Lid with a Vampire, Spider and Spider Web made from the Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge. The 'Happy Halloween' sentiment is from Studio G's 'Halloween' Glitter Stick-ez - I found these at AC Moore for only $1! They come with a rub-on style sentiments and two little bags of glitter. I filled the Coffin with assorted Fall/Halloween candies. Quite a few pieces fit inside, about 5-6 pieces depending on the size and thickness.

Coffin .cut File
*Plantin Schoolbook
.Cut File is available via comment request. The .cut file comes in the form of a .zip file and includes pictures, TOU, and .cut file. Due to the time spent on this .cut file, I would greatly appreciate if you were able to donate a little somethin' somethin' when requesting the file.
Thanks!
Stay Tuned for Coffin Series Day 2 - tomorrow. Here is a little sneaky sneak.

TFL!

Friday, October 15, 2010

15 days 'til HALLOWEEN

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Let the countdown begin! I'm not a HUGE Halloween fan, but I do dress-up the kids, put up a decoration or two and get a few Halloween treat projects done. For the next 15 days, you'll be seeing a few Halloween Treats. Actually, as you read this today I'm putting the finishing touhes on a Halloween Treat project. Hopefully, I'll be able to share the complete project with you on Monday. For now, I'll share a few Halloween Costumes I have for sale with you. Anyone interested can either email me or use the Paypal Button.

Transformer's OPTIMUS PRIME Halloween Costume 7/8

This is an adorable Halloween or Dress up costume. My son wore it once during Trick Or Treating, and it is in great condition. It looks new! It has NO stains, rips or wear. It is a ONE PIECE costume made of Polyester & is washable and includes Mask.
Measurements:
ENTIRE LENGTH: 48"-51"
CHEST: 26"-27"
INSEAM: 20"-22"
WAIST: 23"-24"
HIPS: 25"-27"
WEIGHT: 48-60 LBS











Transformer's BUMBLEBEE Halloween Costume 4/6


This is an adorable Halloween or Dress up costume. My son wore it once during Trick Or Treating, and it is in great condition. It looks new! It has NO stains, rips or wear. It is a ONE PIECE costume made of Polyester & is washable and includes Mask. Costume comes in original box, but buyer requests costume can be shipped without original box in an extra large padded envelope.

Measurements: 
ENTIRE LENGTH: 39"-47"
CHEST: 23"-25"
INSEAM: 16"-19"
WAIST: 21"-22"
HIPS: 23"-25"
WEIGHT: 36-47 LBS












Dinosaur/Dragon Halloween Costume 18/24 months 2T
This is an adorable Halloween or Dress up costume. It could be a considered a Dinosaur or Dragon. My son wore it once during Trick Or Treating, and it is in great condition. It looks new! It has NO stains, rips or wear. It is a ONE PIECE costume made of Polyester & is washable. It is padded in the belly, backside and tail. The costume head goes on top of the child's head, so it is also a nice warm costume to wear. The head/hood is also quilted on the inside & has "spikes" made out of gold material that go all the way down the back & half way through the tail. I did remove the tags and can't remember the "true" size of the costume. However, my son wore it when he was 18 months and wearing size 18/24 months. It might also fit a child wearing 2T. Please see the measurements I have included to see if the costume will fit your child. I also have a matching Dinosaur/Dragon Costume in 4T!!

Measurements:
ENTIRE LENGTH: 24"
SHOULDER TO WAIST: 14"
CHEST: 26"
ARM LENGTH: 12"
LEG LENGTH: 10"
WAIST: 24" - This is unstretched, costume's waist will stretch more






Any questions, please ask! TFL!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Autumn Banner

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October is almost half way done and FALL has finally found its way to my house. I love FALL - the fresh air smell, the cool breeze, the beautiful colors for pictures, and so much more. The only thing I don't like about FALL is all the rain!

I've slowly started adding a few FALL touches around the house. And my latest addition was this AUTUMN banner. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, just wished I would have used a slightly bigger font.

Cricut Expression; Cricut Design Studio; Banner .cut file; Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge; Sesame Street Font Cartridge; Bazzill 'London Fog', 'Bitter Chocolate', 'Sun Coral', 'French Vanilla' Cardstock; KI Memories 'Grateful Multi Stripe', 'Grateful Tree Farm' Papers; Wausau 'King Gold on Golden Crown' Cardstock; Lasting Impressions' Embossed Die-Cuts; EK Success Phrase Cafe 'Autumn Greetings' Stickers; Misc - Brown Sheer Ribbon, Walmart Fall Papers, Ink

I was inspired by all Halloween banners I've seen lately and decided to do a Fall one for my living room. And of course, I don't own a single cart that contains the new banner cuts, so put my Design Studio to work and design several of my own banners - details on this here.

For this banner I used the Scalloped Triangle(A) and Plain Triangle(A) found on my Banner File - available via comment request. Each Scalloped Triangle measures roughly 5 3/4 by 6 3/8. And the matching Inner Plain Triangle measures roughly 5 1/8 by 5 3/4.

I layered a 1.5" Paper Rosette - which also has an available .cut file - inked the edges and added a Distress Stickles border to each of the rosettes.


Through out the triangle, I used Lasting Impressions' die-cuts I purchased on ebay more than 2 years ago from Lynng704.

The letters that spell out 'autumn' were cut using the Sesame Street Cartridge at 2.5" in Wausau Metallic Cardstock. Each triangle was then embellished with an embossed Lasting Impressions' die-cut or Phrase Cafe Clear 'Autumn Greeting' sticker placed on a piece of Bazzill French Vanilla.


Banners .cut File
Cut File is available via comment request. The .cut file comes in the form of a .zip file and includes pictures, TOU, and .cut file. Also please add a way to reach you in your comment. I'd love to see your finished projects, so don't forget to send me some pictures.

Thanks!