Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oct 1-2 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's October 100 Cartridge Blog Hop, Day Two! 
If you have been hopping along you should have come from Kat's Blog.  If not you will want to start from the beginning on Erica's Blog.

I made projects about two of my favorite things snow and Halloween.  

I decided to take one image from Accent Essentials and make 2 different projects.   
First is a snowflake garland.   

I used Auto Fill on my Expression to  cut out  2 inch shadow snowflakes from white poster board.   Then I cut out the top layer in a dark navy blue cardstock.  The sparkle on the navy is extreme glitter craft paint sponged on with a make up sponge.  I adhered the navy to the white pieces and then ran a strip of ATG adhesive on half of them and attached my ribbon and then attached the other half with more adhesive.   This took a little bit of time because I sponged the paint on but other than that this is a super simple quick project to do.
So then I took the same snowflake and created a card.
The blue card front is a square from Accent Essentials and made on my gypsy.   I set it to cut at 4.75.   I then selected the same square set to cut at 2.5 and then placed it in the the center of the larger square.  You do not want to weld this smaller square as you want most of the inside square to cut.  Then I placed the shadow (shift) layer of the snowflake in the center of the card so that the edges slightly overlapped the small square.   I welded the snowflake and large square.   What you end up with should be a mostly red highlighted cut lines with just the round edges of the snowflake gray.    I then cut out the shadow snowflake in white and the snowflake in blue.      I inked the blue with embossing ink and dusted with white pearl ex to make it shimmer and finally added stickles with a make up sponge.   I attached the card front to a blue card base and added some bling to the center of the snowflake.

My next project highlights some cuts from October 31st.   The cuts from this cart are somewhat intricate and lend themselves well to making paper bag lanterns.   The haunted house is cut from Happy Hauntings.

I was having a heck of a time cutting with my new mat and completely forgot to write down cut sizes.   I think they were around 7 inches.   The bags are just cheap lunch bags filled with stones and then I dropped in the battery operated candles.

My final project is a mini album.  I used mostly Colorbok and Paper Company Value pack papers and lots of ink.  The book is 5.5 x 8.

"Enter if you Dare" is from Happy Hauntings cut at 6.19 x 4.13 and layered on top of the back for the spider frame cut at 5.28 x 7.20.   The spider web is from October 31st and was in my stash.

The tree is the 3d tree from Happy Hauntings cut at 5.01 x 4.93 and then cut in half.    The moon was cut from Plantin School book at cut at 3.21 x 3.   The witch is from HH and cut at 1.79 x 1.37.   I cut the grass from HH to fit the width of the book.  I left room on this page for a picture.  I will add the mat with the photo.

The ghost is from HH cut at 2.11 x 4.66.  The Mummy is also from HH cut at 2.98 x  3.37.   I used the tombstone with grass cut at 6.79 x 5.07.   I then added tombstones that were cut in various sizes, embellished with inks and embossing powders. The bats are from HH and October 31st and were in my stash.

I used mostly Popup Neighborhood for the fall farm pages.   The barn  3.01 x 2.89.  I then cut strips of paper and  inked them to create old barn wood.   The fence 2.9 x 1.11 and the Wagon 3.04 x 1.91.   The pumpkins and bird were from my stash.  Pumpkin patch is cut from October 31st and cut at 1.58 x 1.15.

The corn maze is cut at 5.0 x 4.45 and the scarecrow is cut at 1.64 x  3.01.   I cut this page a bit wider  and folded it to make room for a photo.
I added this sign cut at 2.55 x 4.69 and added individual cornstalks tied with a ribbon and  it doesn't show up well on the photo but there is an indian corn attached.     

I love the haunted houses on HH and October 31st, but I wanted the inside of the haunted house for my album.  I added the spider frame from HH cut at 5.28 x 7.20.  I embossed the spider web with a mix of black, gray and silver embossing powder and then added a small ghost that I embossed.

I wanted to use Summer in Paris in my Halloween album because it isn't a cartridge you would think of for Halloween but the Chandelier on SIP just looks spooky to me.   The spider web, spider, cat 1.77 x 1.55 and skeleton 1.97 x 3.90  is from Happy Hauntings.   The table is from  A Child's Year (tea party design and I cut off the extra parts to get just the table)   The chandelier is 2.31 x 2.13.  I cut out both of the 3d parts and stacked them to get some dimension then embossed with a silver and gold.   The chair from SIP is cut at 2.09 x 3.51  I cut the top layer with the the intricate cuts and then cut them out to get just the frame that I .layered on top of patterned paper  base cut. (SIP recommended cut size is about 5.5 inches).  The wine bottle and glass I cut just the base at .73 x 1.25 and then added some wine embossing powder.  The background paper is from a paper pack I got at the dollar store several years ago.   I went over it with black ink to make it spookier!

The piano is from Summer in Paris and cut at 3.73 x 3.69.  I used Happy Hauntings for Frankenstein  cut at 2.40 x 4.69 and  Bride of Frankenstein cut at 2.78 x 4.69.   The background paper is from Stampin Up and again I inked with black to make it spookier!

I used the skeleton corner border from October 31st cut at 4 inches and the Mouse from Happy Hauntings cut at 2.5 inches to frame the photo I will add later!

This is the back of the book!

I hope you have enjoyed hopping with us today!   Your next stop on the hop is Blog Candy.  If you haven't left comments on every blog, you will want to go back and do that!   The line up for Day 2 is listed below!

Thanks for hopping by!


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21.  Tanya Adams -
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24.  Gayle Schrader-
27.  Lezlye
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