A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lots of New Scrappy Projects!!!

Hey y'all! Happy Friday and Happy July!!! Can you believe it is July?! I am so excited today though because it's my big brother's birthday!!! So a BIG shout out to my bro, Tyler, on his special day! I hope he has a fabulous birthday!!! I only wish I could be there to celebrate with him, but as always, he is in my thoughts. Have a wonderful day, Tyler! I love you!!!

Now, on to the scrappyness! I have been working all week on several projects and I just decided to share them all at once today. So here we go...

"Halloween Mask"

Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Green Swirls, Halloween Mix)
Ribbon: Decorative Trim (Hobby Lobby), Ribbon FX (Hobby Lobby)
Rhinestones: Studio 18
Electronic Cutter: Cricut (Provo Craft)
Electronic Cutter Software: Sure Cuts A Lot (Craft Edge)
SVG: SVG Cuts (this was a FREEBIE, find it HERE)
Wooden Dowel: Hobby Lobby
Other: glue gun, glue sticks

I had SO MUCH FUN on this project! If you are a follower of my blog, you may remember I made one similar to this last year. Find it HERE if you are interested in seeing it. However, last year, I pretty much made it as a decoration piece to display in my home during the Halloween holiday and not for actual use. I put squiggly eyes on it last year and I had many ask me 'well, how can you see through the mask?' LOL. So I thought, well I am going to tinker with the freebie from SVG Cuts and see if I can make it into a mask that one can hold up and look through. So after much tinkering, I figured it out and am so happy with this project. It is very sturdy and ready to be used with any cutesy Halloween costume.

I had to stand it up with the help of a decoration piece from my kitchen. I wanted to hold it up to my face and have someone snap a pic so you could see what it looks like in front of a face, but I was home alone and could not. But I think you can tell about it from this pic.
 I cut my dowel down to 10 inches and wrapped ribbon around it to hide the wood. I also added a array of ribbons to the handle. I really waned to girly this up, y'all know me....LOL.
I have lots of dimension going on in this project. I popped the green mask part up using Zap Dots. To make the mask sturdy, I cut out the shadow of the word 'Boo' about 10 times and glued them on top of one another. This helped to provide a good base for my project. Here you can see all of that dimension...
(Also, I finished out the back of the mask exactly like the front. I wanted it to look nice on each side. But I forgot to snap a pic of the back. The black/white frilly trim on poking out on the edges of the front and back piece help to hide the wooden dowel.)
 I just loved all this ribbon. I really like the black/orange/white combo. I got a sweet deal on all this ribbon at Hobby Lobby last week. They were having a HUGE 'The Paper Studio' (which is their brand of product) sale at the store. I got all these ribbons on spools for a buck a piece! I got like 12 spools of ribbon for $12!!! I was doing the happy dance all the way home....still am! LOL
 "Holly Leaves" Christmas Card

Supplies Used
Pre-Cut Card Base: The Paper Studio
Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Sassafras
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Decorative Scissors: Fiskars
Chipboard Stickers: American Crafts
Button: The Paper Studio
Die Cut: Jenni Bowlin Studio
Trim: Hobby Lobby
Pen: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake)

This is just a simple little Christmas card.
 Up close view of die cut/button/stickers...
 I did a bit if paper pleating with the brown cardstock. And check out this CUTE trim! Another Hobby Lobby Find! I attached this trim with 450 Quick Dry. I also applied a bit of Fray Stoppa to the ends of the trim to keep it from fraying.
 "Thanksgiving Banner"

Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd., Sassafras, The Paper Studio
Alphabet Stickers: Pink Paislee
I-Rock Tool, Rhinestones: Imaginisce
Pearls: Queen & Co
Brads: The Paper Studio
Ribbon: The Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby)
Laminator/Laminating Pockets: Purple Cows
Electronic Cutter, Cartridge: Cricut (Provo Craft), Create A Critter
Software: Cricut Gypsy (Provo Craft)
Electronic Software: Sure Cuts A Lot

Here is a little banner I created to hang in my kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday. I cut the banner pieces out using my Cricut and SCAL software. I created the SVG file for the pennant myself. If you would like to have it, shoot me an email at aymee810@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to share. After cutting the pennant pieces and adhering them together, I decided to pull out my laminator and laminate them to keep them protected. I laminated them twice to make them really sturdy. After laminating, I strung the banner together using brads. I then added the turkeys and some ribbon.
 I know you can't see it, but I took some more of that orange checkered ribbon and attached it in a loop behind these ribbon accents below. They will act as my hanging mechanism.
 I popped the turkeys up for added dimension. The eyes of the turkeys are little rhinestones that I adhered using my I-Rock tool. You may also can see a bit of a sheen on this from the side view. It's the light outside hitting the laminating parts. It really made the banner shine.
 "Unbeleafably Cute"

Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Woodland Friends, Brown & Cream Hounds Tooth, Thanksgiving Words)
Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts
Brads: The Paper Studio
Thread: Coats & Clark
Ink: Tim Holts (Ranger Industries), Spiced Marmalade
Ribbon: Ribbon FX (Hobby Lobby)
Rhinestones: The Paper Studio
Glitter Glue: Stickles (Ranger Industries)
Electronic Cutter: Cricut (Provo Craft)
Cartridges: Create A Critter, Hoot 'N Holler, Plantin' Schoolbook (Provo Craft)

This layout features my nephew Carter a few years ago during a fall photo shoot. I cut the medallion shaped paper in the background on my Cricut and using SCAL software. I made the file for the shape myself. If you'd like that, shoot me an email at aymee810@yahoo.com and I'll share with ya! I then took my sewing machine and stitched around the shape. I then layered some more patterned papers and embellishments.
 These alpha's were originally plain. I inked them with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink to give them a pop of color.
 I wanted to frame my photos in the upper left hand corner so I used up some ribbon scraps.
 I folded up their little wings a tad for some dimension.
 Also, I wanted to share this layout again. I shared it a few days ago, but I had to go back and 'fix' it. LOL. I had the alphabet stickers for the words 'too cute' down a little low and the ribbon trim was hiding them. So I moved them up a tad...much better!
Whoo! My fingers are worn out! LOL! That was one long blog post, but I wanted to share. I hope you didn't mind reading so much. I really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I hope you'll be back again soon!

Have a wonderful, safe 4th of July with your friends and families! Happy Scrappin'!!!
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Carol said...

Hey Girlfriend, I love them all but especially that Super Cool Halloween Mask and the layout of that precious little boy! You did a great job on that mask. I would like to know how to do that. I could use one for our Halloween party at school. Also, I love how you used 4 pix of Carter on that autumn layout. As always, You are the Best!!!!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Look at you go girl!!!! Love love love the mask and the layout of Carter is awesome. All your projects are wonderful and I see you are getting ready for the upcoming holidays! TFS your talent with us.

Amy said...

Wow these are absolutely beautiful and adorable at the same time!!! I love them! :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Thanks for playing along at She's A Sassy Lady today! I just love your banner and all the other goodies that you made wowsers you are a super busy and talented lady!