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We start this new journey with the new season by saying "Hello Fall 2017." Even tho we have had a 2+ year respite, this is our 34th project as a design team!! Our challenge theme is "Hello Fall." So we were supposed to use plaid, swirls, and a natural element (ex: twigs, leaves, hemp). The twigs were so stuck in my mind and totally forgot the other pieces. But that's ok. We are here to create and enjoy the process.
Here are some of the elements I chose to use:
I had the little boxes on hand. The pattern is found within the files of the Pazzles software. The box measures 2.75 inches wide, 1.25 in deep and 2.75 tall without the handle. In the end, I cut the handle off.
I drew and cut my candy corn and acorn patterns by hand.
It's coming together.
Of course the best part of the process is decorating your project.
Here are a couple side views. The box is sandwiched between the decorative front and a plain back.
A lovely harvest trio. You can add treats to the boxes or simply fill them with decorative rocks of other material to weight them down. Enjoy fall.
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My kiddos have been back to school for over two months now. I did not craft all summer, focusing on the kids. I am thankful that God has sparked the creative juices in me once again.
For Halloween, I have been playing with my Pazzles cutter and the wonderful creations from The Cutting Cafe. The sentiments are digi stamps from The Cutting Cafe as well. I used my Pazzles to Print & Cut the sentiments!
Candy Treat Cup
Here I used Regina's Candy Treat Cup Card with a few alterations to make it stand alone with the card portion of the pattern. I made 3 versions: One card that opens, one that is a "card front" that does not open, and one that is a thinner shaker card.
Candy Corn Shaker Card
Here I used Regina's Candy Corn Shaker Card. Tell me how you like the idea of using sequins for the shaker "material." I chose to make these as "card fronts" as well. They do not open but a greeting can be written on the back.
Today is Day 3 of Polka Dotted Bliss' Cute & Spooky Birthday Blog Hop. Welcome to Krista's Paper Cafe! I am helping my scrappy friend Kimberly celebrate the 1-year Birthday of her Etsy Shop, Polka Dotted Bliss.
Kimberly has a spookalicious line-up of talented girls sharing polka-dot Halloween creations all week long on her blog! AND, she's giving away some blog candy each and every day this week. So make sure you stop in all this week, catch some inspiration and enter the giveaways! Scroll to the end of this post to see the goodies that both Kimberly and I are giving away today. To enter the giveaways, leave a comment here on my post AND head on over to Kimberly's blog here for a chance to win. **Giveaways Open to US residents only.
If you want to follow along each day this week, first visit Kimberly's blog and then check her guest's blog for the day.
Day 1 Sunday, October 20 - Created by DonnaK
Day 2 Monday, October 21 - Karen's Crafty Creations
Day 3 Tuesday, October 22 - Krista's Paper Cafe (you are here)
Day 4 Wednesday, October 23 - Little HoneyBee Studios
Day 5 Thursday, October 24 - Scrap Your World
Day 6 Friday, October 25 - WhimsyPics
Day 7 Saturday, October 26 - Polka Dotted Bliss (PDB)
Let's play! Be sure to keep your eyes open for Kimberly's polka dots! She is crazy about polka dots! I made two teacups for you to enjoy your Halloween tea as you hop with us. I started with a cut file pattern from Pazzles for my Pazzles Inspirational Personal Paper Cutter. I did alter the original pattern to fit a style that I like. I added a saucer to the first cup. I also created a different handle.
I cut the base of the cup from shimmering black cardstock.
Because the way the cup is assembled, the inside is quite crude. I cut a second pass of the cup base from patterned paper. I reversed the folds so that the pattern side of the paper is on the inside and adhered it to the inside of the black base cup. I inked the top edge of the inside piece with black so that it would "blend" better. It was a tight squeeze. (I should play around with it and cut the inside a tad smaller.)
Next I chose to decorate the outside panels of the teacup with coordinating colors. I also inked those edges as the base paper is white. I do not like seeing that white edge.
Here she is! Beautiful!
A side view to show off the colors.
Now lets have a little fun! Of course I had Kimberly in mind when I designed the second tea cup! It's sWTICHy! But after all, Kimberly is a stylin' witch!
My Pazzles cutter tore the paper as it cut, but I think it adds to the decoration! I did not have to cut a inside for this cup as I used tissue paper to create the effect of a boiling cauldron!
My Etsy Shop has been stocked with a fresh selection of items for Halloween and Fall. Come on in to Krista's Paper Cafe and have a look. If yoou do not see what you are looking for--or you want some Halloween Tea Cups--let me know!
Trick or Treat Time! Two Chances to Win!
Enjoy your afternoon tea and please leave a comment on my blog and Kimberly's blog for a chance to win one of these Halloween Treats!
If you noticed, over at made with love (and paper) we took the summer off. Now we are trying to get a artistic selves back to crafting and posting. Can you believe that this October marks our 27th project?! Wow! Do join us.
For October our theme is a choice of Halloween or Wacky (or choose one or use both). We are required to use as many colors as you want but be sure to include purple, green, orange, and black.
I recently joined a facebook online craft group called The Craft Hole. Most times they play and sometimes they swap. Whether you choose to swap, you are welcome to play along on any project as a challenge. You can join us. I am combining my Love project with a challenge from that group.
Have you ever heard of a Tussie Mussie? I had not. Traditionally a TM is a very small bouquet of flowers that is worn as a brooch. It is kind of like a nosegay. It can also be larger in able to carry in the hand. In the picture below the person on your right is holding a tussie mussie. The craft group challenge is to make one out of paper or a toilet paper roll.
While some can get pretty fancy, I made mine with paper. I up-cycled and advertisement I received in the mail. The ad is gorgeous. I could not throw it out. I think it was craftiness destiny! (This company has amazing ads!) I had everything else on stock. That is always a bonus!
You can use your tussie mussie for flowers, candy or little gifts. I present to you made with love (and paper) meets craft challenge meets Halloween! I do hope you like it and would appreciate your comments below.
I decided to join in on Scraptastical Kreations first challenge. I made this sweet wreath for Who -lloween!!
The challenge this month is to create a 3D Halloween project. The 3 requirements - it has to be 3D, it must be Halloween, and it must contain at least 1 Scraptastical Kreations SVG/Paper Piecing on it. I used several pieces from 2 patterns designed by SK. The patterns are the owl, Autumn Angels and Autumn Splendor. It was so fun to play with the pieces--laying them out and adapting the sizes. The finished wreath measure approximately 13 inches across.
First I will show you the finished wreath and then follow with some close up and some of the assembly steps.