Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's that time of year again where we get together with family to eat ourselves ridiculously full and thank God for all our blessings! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It is also a long week-end, which means my husband is home for an extra day, which means extra craft time for me, wooohoo!
Bugaboo Stamps has a Halloween Anything But a Card challenge this week.  At Crafty Purple Frog they asked for lots of layers and Delightful Challenges asked for us to make it dimensional. I had the award ribbon pinwheel Silhouette image that I really wanted to give a try. The picture looks so beautiful (famous last words). I thought it would look really sharp in Halloween colors. Meljen's Designs, The Pink Elephant, and the Fussy and Fancy Challenge all asked for Halloween.
I cut the strips, which have perforated marks for the fan folds (very helpful) using my Silhouette. I wanted 4 layers of color and the image only comes with two so I adjusted the widths down a 1/4" on each of the two it came with. I used black, orange, purple and lime green. Then I printed and cut the images onto a white circle, colored them in. Next came assembly. This was the part that made these the first and last award pinwheels I have made (at least for quite awhile...until I forget...probably later this month). You fold the strips of paper like a fan and tape the ends together. It is supposed to lay flat. Instead they like to pop up. And again, what adhesive do you use on a pinwheel? I ended up using a combination of double sided tape and a glue gun. Also the layering, trying to fit all those little folds together is a trick in itself. The final step was to add my circle with the image and a lollipop stick.
You may notice a few less Reece's Pieces as the pictures go on.
My lessons learned: my battle to find an adhesive that is safe for scrapbooking and yet still "adheres" things together is fast becoming right up there with my battle against dandelions. They all sort of work and yet none of them really work. Arrgh. And I do like the way they turned out :o)


Sheri Gilson said...

Super cute project!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

Robin Parker said...

If it were me, there wouldn't be any Reese's to even make the second photo. Great gift idea. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge.

Hlora said...

Very bright job! I saw your card on ‘Make it Monday’

Rene said...

How CUTE! Just fantastic!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! And remember, to be in the running to win the prize, just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Rene :D

Ani said...

Super cute Helloween treats! Anji78 popping from MIM to say "hello"!

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Lola said...

Your treat toppers are adorable! Love all the dimension. Thanks for using a Bugaboo image and for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug.

Min said...

I just LOVE what you did with the Bugaboo Images and these treat toppers are just too cute! YEAH for an extra crafty day too! Happy Turkey Day! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Trick or Treat ABC" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
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Kerrie said...

Yummy!... love chocolate... but the hips dont (LOL)... what a great creation.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Paul said...

What a great spooky project. Thank you so much for joining in with the Bugaboo team for our Anything But a Card challenge at Catch The Bug.