Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

I know it's been a while.  Things have been crazy, I'm sure most of you can relate.  I have been doing some creating and wanted to share with you.  I made these cute treat tags and cards with the NEW digital Halloween kit from Peppermint Creative.  I really L O V E the new Funkin Pumpkin set. 

I filled clear cellophane bags with candy and attached the tags I designed with black jute ribbon.  Now how cute are these?  The elements in the kit are so cute.  I couldn't resist making matching cards.

I designed these tags in Silhouette Studio design addition and cut them out with my handy dandy Silhouette Cameo.  

For this tag, I used this really cute spider and the spider web paper for the background.
For this tag, I just simply used the Trick or Treat banner and layered it on the diagonal striped paper.

The Funkin Pumpkin set includes:
13 papers, 3 frames, 4 epoxy stickers, 4 flowers, 4 felt shapes, 2 confetti bursts, 1 branch, 2 lace edges, 2 arrros, 1 ribbon, 1 candy corn splatter, 1 scalloped edge, 2 wood signs, 1 flag edge, 1 fence, 1 felt flourish, 1 round frame, 1 pumpkin seed splatter, 2 pumpkins, 1 spider, 2 film frames, 1 string, 1 stick, 24 word art, 2 stickers, 1 alphabet set (a-z, 0-9 !? {} % ").

Below are the two cards that I also designed in the Silhouette Studio Design Edition using the same kit.
I made it look like a grave yard of pumpkins and layered one in the center with pop dots.

This card is simple, but I love the look of it.  The Trick or Treat banner is also layered with pop dots for dimension.
And last, but not least, a little treat box using one of the cutting files from the Silhouette on-line store.
Used the diagonal striped paper and The little "H is for Halloween" element from the kit.  Finished it off with a black ribbon.
Go to the shop and check out all the Halloween sets (and more).  
Right now until October 31st, Halloween sets are on sale. 

Funkin Pumpkin Halloween Kit + LIP Bundle
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hope everyone has a save and Happy Halloween!!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Decorated Pumpkins

My Decorated Pumpkin

Did I ever say how much I LOVE Fall?  I love love love it!  I couldn't wait for the October Silhouette face book challenge so I could do a Fall project.  I knew I wanted to use a new medium, so I decided to use the double sided sticker sheets and decorated a pumpkin. 
Here is my pumpkin!   Not only do I love how it turned out, I love how easy it was to use the adhesive.  I debated weather to do a monogrammed or something that was Halloween.  I knew that I didn't want to do anything scary.  I don't think this is too scary.
For this project you will need:
Double-sided adhesive sheets
small paint brush
Step one was to find a image that I liked.   I then measured my pumpkin and then sized my image to fit.  Next is to make sure you pick the right medium and to move the blade to the appropriate number.
There is a yellow side and a white side to the adhesive.  Make sure when you load into your machine that the white is facing up.

Just like vinyl, you have to weed. This way the parts you don't want to have glitter on will be gone. 

This is what it looks like after it's all weeded.

Peel off the white backing and stick to you pumpkin.  Make sure that you rub the whole image down.

Once the image is on the pumpkin, remove the yellow backing to reveal the sticker sheet.

Now you will pour the glitter over the entire sticker.

I put a 12x12 piece of cardstock down and tapped the pumpkin.  Most of the glitter fell off, but you will still have some left to remove. To do this, use a small paint brush to knock off the excess.

This is how it will look when finished.  Super easy!!!

I really like how it turned out!
The Silhouette Challenge - A Series By The Thinking Closet & Friends
Now it's time to check out all the other great projects in this months challenge.  Just click on the links below to view everyone's projects.
Birthday Invitations Homer Simpson Style by Black & White Obsession
DIY Planner Dividers by The House on Hillbrook
3D Haunted Forest by Chicken Scratch NY
Pumpkins and Peacocks Fall Mantel by joy & gladness of heart
DIY Cheers Garland by Rain on a Tin Roof
Wedding Gift Wrapping by It Happens in a Blink
Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin by unOriginal Mom
Halloween Family Rules by Tried & True
Faux Stitched Speech Bubbles by Get Silvered Craft
A Mario Bros. Backsplash by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
Halloween Spooky Eye Luminaries by A Tossed Salad Life
Halloween Party Treat Bags by The Thinking Closet
"Create" Wooden Pallet by Lil' Mrs. Tori
Decorated Pumpkins by Tanya's Creative Space
Cute Wedding Card by Zanaree
Learn to Tie Your Shoes by From Wine to Whine
Halloween Banner by Sowdering About
Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month?  We'd love to have you. Simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away."  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Another Halloween Treat Idea

Here is another Halloween treat idea that I thought you might like.  I used the Kooky Spooky papers from Peppermint Creative and designed a cute cupcake holder in Silhouette Studio. 

After I cut the wrapper out with my Silhouette Cameo, I took a black cupcake wrapper and put it inside the wrapper that I designed and cut.  Before adding the candy, I put them both in a clear box.  I finished it off by tying a ribbon around the box.
 Kooky Spooky Papers
Here are the papers I used from Peppermint Creative
These are super easy to make!!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween Treats

Yeah, I finally got my computer issues fixed and was able to work on these cute treat boxes this past weekend.  I used one of my favorite Halloween sets by Peppermint Creative.  It's called Spooky Cuties

I designed these treat boxes in Silhouette Studio using the commercial vectors, Spooky Cuties from Peppermint Creative.  I have had so much fun with this set.  Here are a couple of other things I have made with this set.
First I cut vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo and applied to clear cups.  I then filled them up with lots of candy!!
ENJOY!!!  I have a couple of other Halloween ideas to come!