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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Witches Hat Centerpiece - Home Decor

I picked up this cute little chipboard witches hat and thought it would make a great Halloween centerpiece for my dining room table. It was also really fun to make because essentially you just gather miscellaneous fall and Halloween embellishments and glue gun them together into an attractive arrangement.

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Supplies:

Witches Hat
Black Acrylic Paint
Silhouette Cameo
DCWV Immortal Love Cardstock Pack
Jolees Boutique Halloween Stickers
Other floral pieces and acrylic embellishments - dollar store

Friday, 24 October 2014

Peek-A-Boo Card

I got the idea for this card from a series of cards by Jackie Perkins on her "Just Stamp It" blog.

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Supplies:

Paper -Stampin Up
Bazzil Cardstock
Dylusions Ink Spray
Stamps - Inkadinkadoo and My Minds Eye
Ink - Stampin Up
Die - Poppy Stamps
Ghost Ribbon - May Arts

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

October 31st is Halloween - Tag

Another cute Halloween tag to add to your gift packages as we wrap up Halloween Week here on the Cafe Blog. Thank you everyone for checking out our Halloween projects this week. Fear not, there will be more Halloween projects to come before we wrap up October! Happy Haunting.

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Supplies:

Paper - Stampin Up and Echo Park Dots & Stripes
Sizzix Pumpkins Die
Martha Stewart Spider Edge Punch
Stamps - My Mind's Eye
Inky Antics Gamsol Odourless Mineral Spirits
Ribbon - unknown

Monday, 20 October 2014

Trick or Treat

When someone is just getting started in scrapbooking and looking to make Holiday cards I always advise them to get a good paper pack with some great patterns but also some pages that have cut outs for tags, text, etc. It keeps costs for new scrapbookers down and can create some beautiful projects just with paper. Here is an example of one of those "one paper pack" cards:

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Supplies:

Paper - Halloween Multi-pack
Silhouette Cameo
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch
Bazzil Cardstock

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Danse Macabre - Card

I love this background stamp from Stampendous, and a project over on the Stampendous project page inspired me to dig it out again and try it with something new - Dylusions Ink Spray.

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The really funny thing about this project was the border - it's a negative I turned into a positive. I tried printing a spiderweb border using my Silhouette Cameo, but it wouldn't cut all the way through the cardstock - I suspect because I need a new blade (my machine is well used). But because it didn't cut all the way through, it created a really neat etched type of border. Rather than waste the cardstock and the effort, I decided to keep it. I accented it with a mix of some black, orange and green glitter and then some My Mind's Eye chipboard elements and voila.

Supplies:

Bazzil Cardstock
Stamp - Stampendous
Ink - Versafine Black
Dylusions Ink Spray
Chipboard Elements - My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found - Halloween"
Glitter - Martha Stewart
Silhouette Cameo

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Scary Wall Hanging

This is a great project that you could do for any Holiday, and a fun one to share with the kids. Plus, it's a great use of scrap paper, or if you're a paper hoarder like me it helps get rid of some of those pieces you've been hanging onto. So make room for some new paper and give this project a try.

For more info - check out the full project tutorial on YouTube »

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Supplies:

Cereal Boxes
Black Acrylic Paint
Halloween Paper - Multi-Halloween Pack
Martha Stewart Spider Punch
Jolees Boutique Embellishments
Michaels Dollar Bin Ribbon
Silhouette Cameo

Friday, 17 October 2014

Halloween Gift Tag

Giving out treats at Halloween isn't just isolated to the kids in costumes. Sometimes you might want to make batches of goodies for friends, family, neighbours or co-workers. What a better way to finish off your present than with a Halloween gift tag using my new favourite obsession - Prima Mixed Media Doll stamps by Julie Nutting.

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Supplies:

Paper - Stamping Up and Me and My Big Ideas
Stamps - Prima Mixed Media Doll (Valentina) by Julie Nutting and My Minds Eye "Lost and Found - Halloween"
Silhouette Cameo
Inky Antics Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
Ribbon - unknown