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!

Laurie

20.  Lucinda Gibson - http://thegrowinggibson.blogspot.com
21.  Tanya Adams -   http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com
22.  Karey Jeans -  http://www.creativecraftcorner.com
24.  Gayle Schrader-  http://gscraptime.blogspot.com
27.  Lezlye    http://lezlyes.blogspot.com
30.  Lisa Newton-Orensky -  www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com
33.  Laurie   http://lauriecandoit.blogspot.com/   <-------  You are here!

45 comments:

KAT said...

omygosh! i thought christmas was your favorite...then i can't wait for it. you sure nailed the halloween book. wowza! i love it!

Tanya said...

Ok...this mini album is awesome! Love all the fun pages, they all have such wonderful detail! And those paper lanterns are just creepy, spooky cool, love it! Your snowflakes are so, so pretty...so delicate! Fabulous projects for today's hop!

Mad Crafter said...

Such fabulous projects for the hop today. I would have to say you ROCKED the hop. I loved looking at all your projects. TFS!
~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

Lucinda said...

Great job. I love the paperbag lanterns.

My Cricut Craft Room said...

AMAZING job I am ready for halloween and the great projects that come with it! Thank you for being a part of my design team and this hop.

Josie0602 said...

Fun Halloween decorations!!
Tracy
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{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

Fantastic halloween projects.. Halloween is my favorite time of the year and everything you made you can send to me in time for Halloween..LOL.. Love the Paper Bag Lantern idea, I may have to use that one this year!

Lori Comeau said...

Great projects. So detailed.
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Crafty and Green said...

Fantastic Projects Laurie!! I Love them! You are so talented! Glad to be hopping with you!! Thanks for your inspirations & Creativity!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Courtney Larson said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your snowflake garland and will be totally stealing the idea. All your projects were wonderfully created. Your paper lanterns are a close second. Thanks for the inspiration!

Holly said...

Love all the projects that you made!Especially the paper bag lanterns, what a cute idea! I will have to try that sometime!

Holly

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mjblahnik56 said...

oh my I have the HH cart now and you have inspired me to really go all out for Halloween this year. TFS

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Eva said...

wow, super fabulous projects...Oh I love your luminaries!!! and you fabulous album!!! Wonderful Job!!!
Eva :0)
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I have a giveaway on my blog

Shirley said...

Your projects are fabulous! You have inspired me. I am off to order a cartridge..Thank you so much!

Liz said...

Your projects are amazing! The luminaries are especially exciting,so many people pay so much for "store bought" yours are just awesome. thanks so much for sharing!!!

Liz
17eroses@gmail.com

Connie Layman said...

OMG! I really don't know where to start...I want to do all of these projects! The garland is so delicate and would be beautiful on my mantle! The lanterns are a must so I need to order a cart too! And the mini album is adorable...did I leave anything out? So much inspiration, I WILL be back! Thank you!

Vickie said...

I really like your paper bag laterns. This one I think I will be trying Thanks....

Liz said...

wow wow wow I can't say that enough all these projects are out of this world. Love the haloween bags, but love the snowflakes, and that mini album is fantastic!!!!

heatherhammen said...

Love ALL of it! Stunning work!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Wow MY FAVORITE IS THE PAPER LANTERN, I am going to scraplift this!! Halloween is my favorite, you BLOG IS SUPER AWESOME!
TFS

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Amazing projects Laurie!! Love the luminaries!! :)

♥ Laura ♥
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http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

AllyBug28 said...

I love Halloween! Its my favorite holiday :)

Rosa said...

Perfect way to end the hop. I cant decide on which of your projects to scraplift first.TFS

Bunnyfreak said...

Love your fun projects.
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Jenn Roseman said...

Love your projects!!!!!!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Wonderful projects.....this blog is amazing

Lady Fair said...

Love your projects, you have a wonderful imagination. The mini album is so creative, with the various scenes, it's just awesome. I also really like the luminaries. TFS!

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Kris Dietz said...

Fantastic projects! Love them all. The snowflakes are so pretty. Love your latern bags and your halloween mini album. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Laurie! So many fun projects! Love the snowflake garland - what a great idea! That Halloween album is adorable - I love every page. More carts that I must have - my poor purse is going to have a heart attack.

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

You did an Amazing job on your Halloween album. I love it. You have inspired me to make one for my nieces but, I might have to go with Christmas since Halloween is only 29 days away. I still can't believe it is October.

mamawcindy said...

Oh Wow!!! Love all of your Projects! Love the Decorated Lunch Bags! Halloweens so Fun! Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Jenny R said...

Wow...amazing projects. I really love the paper bag lanterns! I am definitely going to scrap lift that idea.

gshrader said...

Amazing job! Love the Halloween album and the bags! Such a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing all of this!

TeresaK said...

WOW! What great projects! I just love the luminaries especially! These are just great projects!
Thanks!
Teresa
happiqueen at aol .com

the purple muse said...

Super pretty and Super scary all in one post! Fabulous projects! TFS:-)

~Tammy S

tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com
http://thepurplemuse.blogspot.com

Maria (scrap4nat) said...

WOW!!! Your Halloween book is AMAZING!!!! Great work on all projects.

Suzys Crafts said...

Great job on all the projects. The Christmas garland and card are so sute, but that Mini Album is WOW! TFS!

Tiffany said...

great halloween book! I love it!

Lisa said...

what a bunch or great projects!!! I have to say that i had to chuckle when i read your two favorite things "snow and halloween" i'm not sure where you are from but i chuckle because sometime these two both happen at the same time here in MN!! lol! TFS all the great projects! I am a new follower and looking forward to seeing even more!!!

Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

LOVE the paper bags! I am going to have to try those!

Michelle
mcoleman9641@wideopenwest.com

Luanne said...

awesome projects! I love the lanterns, no I love all your projects. The mini album can become a Halloween story book.
Great projects! I'm glad to have hop to your blog.

Luanne
myfootahead@gmail.com
http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

Marianne said...

Your projects are awesome! Thanks for sharing for my ideas! ;)

Denise said...

What an awesome book! Denise. queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Yvette said...

I love your creations! I can't tell you which one is my favorite. Thanks for all of the ideas!

Anonymous said...

Love all your creations. Great job. azivy@hotmail.com