Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bee Crafty #40 - Halloween

Good Morning everyone!  I haven't been around much this week because of... let's just say, circumstances.  But today I have a really cute project to share with you.  This fortnight's challenge at Bee Crafty is Halloween!  And you can really have fun with this - you can create cards or 3D projects.  Here's mine...

I made a mini themed album.  This was so much fun to do and really very simple!  I started with a clean frozen pizza box, my Cricut w/deep cut blade, and a fantastic SVG file from my friend Penny Duncan!  I imported in the largest size of her Pumpkin shaplies and cut out four pumpkins from the pizza box.  Then I cut the decorative paper to cover the shapes, you have to do this twice for both sides of the shape.

Time to dress it up.  I cut out a smaller size of the shaplie to create the dark night behind my images.  I typed out the title using Matisse font and then cut it so it looked like an old wood sign.  Then distressing it by inking it with Going Grey and Tuxedo Black.  I did that for the moon, too.

Using the super adorable Halloween set from Bee Crafty, I printed out all the images that comes in the set.  For the bats, I imported in one and sized it to the desired size.  Then I copy/pasted it so I had another bat.  I made that one smaller and flipped it.

These other images you see are the sweet little monster and his matching digi paper.  This is going to be a fun little album to add some sweet pictures of trick-or-treaters.  I gave it to my Mom.

Because I added the brads in the previous page after the cardboard was covered with paper, I needed to hide the prongs on the other side.  So using a CC Designs stamp, I stamped out the word BOO and added it to my design using pop dots.  I then left a nice sized mat for a photo.

Here's the next page for another photo.  I really love this pumpkin image that comes in the set.  It's just lovely!

And here's my last page.  When I was cutting this image out, I accidentally cut the skeleton ghost off and then that turned out to be a happy accident because I was able to fit it better on the page.  Then I added a couple more spots for pictures.

Then to finish it off, I stacked the pages and using my Crop-a-dile I punched a hole in the stem of the pumpkin, added a binder ring and some ribbons.  Viola!  Mom can now add some pictures of this Halloween's festivities.

I am also entering this into the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge (Halloween projects) and Charisma Cardz challenge (Autumn colors).

I hope you enjoy my project and that you give it a try!  Shaped mini albums are so much fun!  Happy Saturday to you and thanks for stopping by.  Mom, the children and I are off to Sea World today.

9 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jackie Randolph said...

What a fun project and so cute! Love all the little cuties and monsters you used.

Anonymous said...

How wonderfully FUN, Melissa! That is such a darling digi set, and what a great SVG file to get to play with. Each of your album pages is adorable, and I bet you can't wait to put this year's photos in it. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Deedee

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Melissa, what a super cute mini-album. Love the image and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

This is adorable, Melissa! What a fantastic idea! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week! Lisa

Jackie Randolph said...

Melissa, I get to take another look at your adorable album. These little digis are super cute! Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy this week.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Melissa!!!! HOW CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE is this!!!! I LOVE it!!!!!! I know this had to be a HUGE hit!!!!!! I wonder if you would allow me the honor of showing that on my blog page of other ARTists ART with my files???? This is SO ADORABLE!!!

Also....THANK YOU so much for your awesome comment you left on my blog!!!

1CardCreator said...

These are adorable! ~Diane

Sally said...

These are fantastic, so unique and original. Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Sally. x

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is such a fun and cute project!!

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