Cricut Expression, Cricut Design Studio, Cricut Cartridges(Life's A Party, Plantin SchoolBook), DCWV "Midnight Spell" Collection, My Craft Spot("Midnight Black" Crinkled Ribbon, "Orange Licorice" Bakers Twine, "Candy Corn Kisses" Stamp Set), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist(Pearl), Me and My Big Ideas(Orange Rhinestones), AC Moore(Feathers, Silk Flowers, Picks).
Happy Monday Everyone!
Here again, with this week's My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #30. This week we thought we would challenge ourselves and our followers to create a 3D HALLOWEEN project!
Now, if you've been following my blog, you KNOW I'm ALL about 3D!!! I just LOVE making these type of projects, they are soo much fun! So when Kimberly told us to make a 3D HALLOWEEN project, my head started spinning with ideas. But I finally settled for this BEAUTY - a 3D Witch Hat!
~*~ PUBLISHED in the Cricut Magazine October 2012 ~*~
I don't usually toot my own horn, but it turned out AMAZING!! Its soo much better in person, trust me.
I started by cutting a 6-1/4" 'Monkey Hat'(pg.56) from the Cricut Life's A Party Cartridge in a GEORGEOUS paper from the DCWV "Midnight Spell" Collection. Assembled it - a little hard to do - and set it aside.
Then - also from the Cricut Life's A Party Cartridge - I cut a 6-1/4" Circle(pg.47) using the Card Feature. I was using a brand new mat so when I lifted the circle off, it gave it this AWESOME curve shape - very similar that of a real witch hat. I distressed the edges with my Heidi Swapp Distresser and added some "Black Diamond" Stickles.
Before placing the 'Hat' on its base, I gathered some Tulle I had Hand-Dyed Black and Orange.
I wrapped some of My Craft Spots' "Midnight Black" Crinkled Ribbon around the 'Hat' and created a three-loop bow.
Next, I centered three silk flowers I had picked up from the Floral Dept at ACMoore with some orange rhinestones. I had all the intensions to use 3D Flowers from the Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge, but I wasn't able to find it anywhere - even Cricut.com is SOLD OUT.
Behind the Flowers I added some Feathers I had also picked up from ACM. And a little trio of Orange and White Picks.
To finish it off, I added a 1" Tag from the Cricut Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge using the Roly Poly Feature stamped with a sentiment from the My Craft Spot "Candy Corn Kisses" Stamp Set. Added an eyelet and tied some "Orange Licorice" Bakers Twine - also available at My Craft Spot.
At last minute, I decided to give it a quick spray of "Pearl" Glimmer Mist. NOTE: Don't glimmer feathers - which I did -, as they look like they were dropped in a pool of oil.
Here's a quick look at my 3D Bewitching Hat from a TopView and without the Sentiment Tag.
Ok, NOW its your turn! Create a 3D HALLOWEEN project and link it up to My Craft Spot by Sunday, October 23rd 11:59PM EST for your chance to win this week's prize. Be sure to visit the My Craft Spot Blog, to see more 3D HALLOWEEN inspiration from the DT.
I just realized that my FCCB's Challenge Me Monday #82 - Frankie TakeOut Box also fits the My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #30 3D HALLOWEEN challenge.
To see more of my Frankie TakeOut Box, please click HERE.
This Bewitching Hat will also be entered into the following challenges:
*Cricut Chirp Newsletter
*Cricut Circle Blog Monthly Challenge - Halloween Home Decor