Thursday, September 8, 2011

Halloween card and centerpiece set

Hey all, I'm going to keep this short today as today my oldest son broke his arm for the second time in 4 months. And yesterday, my Grandma broke her pelvis for the second time in 4 months. And my garage door broke, and there is even more, quite the laundry list, actually. But I am too tired to go into it all right now. But lets just say I need to invest in some INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH bubble wrap for my entire family's heads, hearts and bodies right now. Say, about 50 layers of said bubble wrap per person! 
Here is a project I got done yesterday (in an attempt at some craft therapy, before the latest fracture...), something fun for Halloween. I actually made the medallion for a card, and then realized it was too big, LOL! So then I decided to make this cute little centerpiece with some hot glue and an orange pencil. I had this little galvanized bin in my stash. I glued the medallion to the pencil and the pencil to the inside of the bin with a big glob of hot glue. Once it dried it was pretty stable, though floral foam would work well to stabilize it too. I just don't keep that around. Here is an old post on making a medallion. The only thing I do differently now is I use a strong glue (like Crystal Effects) and I weight the medallion down with one of my punches while it dries. Then I add the front part after the rest is SOLIDLY cemented together. More pics....
You can see I added some glass glitter around the edge of this one. 

Decorated the little bin with a sticker, some paper strips, and pom pom trim.

Simple card, the owl is fussy cut, and I punched the moon out. Added some pom pom trim along the side as well. 

that's all folks! Will be back in a couple days when things calm down a little. Take care & WATCH OUT for these kids on skateboards! Actually, take my advice, just keep them off the skateboards all together! 

hugs, Noelle

supply list: stamps: Inkadinkado; paper: K&Company; stickers: K&Company; punches: EK Success; cupcake sticker: Jolees; glass glitter, solid cardstock, pens and inkpads: SU!


DAWN Braun said...

how CUTE!! sorry about all the breaks, looks like some "get well" paper therapy is in your new future! :) Hope everyone heals soon!!

Annette said...

loving these Halloween cute

Patrice said...

Great halloween projects!