Witches Hat

So I spent this past Saturday at the monthly Scrap-In at Michaels where I teach paper crafting. After turning out over 20 cards for Operation Christmas Card for the troops, we moved onto Halloween! Michaels has some Paper Mache bases to work with right now like this Witches Hat (too small to wear) but great for decor!

These hats are inexpensive and so fun to put together! I started with the hat by running my black archival ink pad around the rim and brushed it over the pointed hat tip as well. Then I began tearing the cream, damask & spider web printed paper and adhered it to the hat with Scotch Quick Dry glue. After that, I took a break and shopped the store for my vision of a shabby chic, classy Witch Hat and found myself in the CHRISTMAS DECOR aisle!! 

A few Halloween stems and a black feather boa from the kid crafts section and I was ready to put my hat together!

I am not a huge fan of the hot glue gun (just a personal preference) however, I like glue and needed to figure out something that wouldn’t take forever to dry but was tacky/sticky enough for all the add-ons. I ended up digging in our classroom stash and found Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue (the pink label) and it worked great!

I added and added embellishments to cover paper seams and any kraft colored areas and the result is so great! I had people stopping me in the store and parking lot to look at this hat (grin). It’s a keeper!

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Card for Mom

Hi all!  I’ve been working so been away from the blog for a while.

But I’m back here to share one of my latest creations using the following supplies:

Papertrey Inc. – Spring Hills Stamp Set

Memory Box Die: Breezy Wreath

Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Colored different pieces of stamp landscape in different colors

Bakers twine: Marigold

Paper Collection: Secret Garden, G45

Viva Pearl Pen: Pearls around the wreath

Button: Recollections

Spellbinders Die: Nestabilities Labels 10, Fancy Tags 2

Waltzingmouse Stamps: Sweethearts (With Love)

The sentiment “Find Beauty in Each Day” was done on a square punch from Michaels and I just tucked it under the layers on the card so you only see the bottom half. I also snuck in some vellum paper that has flakes of iridescent circles. In the light, it shines as well as the little sheep and their fleece that I added white glitter to!  🙂  ♥  

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