By now I guess you have noticed that I really, really love the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I only wish that it was around when my kids were, well, KIDS! Heck, I wish the Cricut was around back then. I would have been the really cool room mom – the one that had all the neat decorations and goodie bags for the class parties. Oh well, maybe when I have grandkids. Or borrow someone else’s – just for a little bit and then I can give them back, lol!
So if I could help plan a party, here are a couple of ideas that I’d like to share. I tried the old, spooky tree that’s on page 71. It is a 3-D shape and I used the Fit to Page feature on my Expression to cut it. After I cut the two pieces, I sprayed them with a little Glimmer Mist. Then I just slipped the two shapes together and…
Kind of cool, isn’t it? Then I’d serve the little kiddos some Witches Brew…
I finally used my new Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Edge Punch! Yea, yea, I know. I’m way behind the rest of the world. But it was new to me! I think this punch is so neat to use and can be used for so many other things besides Halloween. I just punched two strips of cardstock with my punch, layered them, and inked the edges with TH Distressed ink. I also cut the “Witches Brew” with Happy Hauntings. Just make sure that you use a strong adhesive if you are using cardstock to wrap around the bottle. Even my trusty ATG adhesive didn’t work. I used the red liner tape from Stampin Up and it is still holding on. By the way. it’s not REALLY witches brew. It’s only grape Crush. I know, I let you guys down.
Now let’s add a little spooky party favor. The coffin is also on Happy Hauntings. I cut it out at 6 1/4”. The base is black and the top has two layers – orange and purple. R.I.P is from… Yep, you got it! HH! But the spider webs were cut from the Wild Card cartridge. Another one of my favorites! I added ink again and “nails” with a silver metallic pen.
But wait… What’s that inside? Oh no [insert a loud, high pitched scream here].
Well, doesn’t every little goblin want their ‘Mummy’? Ok, enough, Angela. Get on with it! :-(
My mummy is really an mini sized Kit Kat wrapped in gauze that I frayed and inked. Then I added the little googly eyes. Is ‘googly’ a real word?
Well there you have it. A little spooky scene, ready for any Halloween party that you might be planning. I hope that you can use some (or all) of these ideas next month. Gosh, next month - that’s TOMORROW! Well, until then, Happy Crafting!