Sunday, September 30, 2012

Trick or Treet


Trick or Treet
This was a great rainy weekend to spend in my craft room or as my family calls it, my Cricut lair. I didn’t get a whole lot of projects done, but I did do some experimenting, reading, sorting and thinking. I also tried out the Cricut Craft room a little more. They have some great free Halloween cuts this week. One that struck my fancy was the 3-Deminsional trees. You can’t make these too big or they flop over, but I made several ranging in size from 4-5 inches. The gnarly one didn’t cut as well as the wind swept one for some reason and it tends to want to hang over.

I thought the purple tree was fun!

I was intrigued not only with the trees, but the cutout the tree left when it was removed from the paper. I just knew it could be used for something great. After several false starts I finally decided to use it as a stencil. That's the one on the right. I'm entering this in the BBTB2 Tree challenge.
I love how this turned out
Over at Mary’s Cardz TV she’s having a SSSpooky S-card Cricut challenge. I’d never made an S card before so I thought it would be a fun project. The only problem I had was that I liked my trees so much I didn’t want to add a bunch of embellishments and cover them up. (I need to work on that) but for now, I’m going with the simple is better/safer approach. 




I did use half of one of the trees I had cut out as the overlap embellishment on the front of the card. Then I printed up the Trick or Treet tag for the inside. (misspelling is intentional) using Chiller font and free hand cut the tag.
2nd Section 
 
Two other cards I made were these using a pumpkin stamp from a halloween set I got on clearance several years ago. For the green one I cut out the eyes so you can see the googly eyes from the inside of the card. I’m going to enter this one in the Creative Time for Me Googly eyes challenge and in Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges FACE challenge.


Inside of the Green Card

The bat is from the Dress Up Paper Dolls Cartridge. The paper for both cards is from K&Company the Tim Coffey Halloween Mat Pad. I love this little pad!

Inside of Purple Card


This is the inside of the purple card. The skeleton is also from the Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge and the pumpkins are from the Cake Basics cart. The sentiment is a stamp I picked up at Michaels. I cut the tag out with a pair of border scissors.
 Hmmm! I guess I got more done than I thought.














18 comments:

  1. WOW! Look at everything you've done. Yes you did get a lot done. I haven't tried those trees, but I do love using the Cricut Craft Room. Thank you so much for telling us the size that was good and why. That kind of information is always so helpful! It's like you've already invented the wheel and are passing the knowledge onto us so we don't have to re-invent it when we give the project a try. Loved your stencil idea too. That turned out perfect! All of your projects are fun. Thanks so much for playing in my Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge this week, and thanks for playing at Mary's Cardz TV too (I'm on that DT). Smiles! :) Janis

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  2. Those trees are soo spooky! I love the trees though I think they looks so cool.

    Hugs, Sheena
    Dew Drops & Glue Dots

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  3. What an amazing spooky tree card! Wow! I adore your color choices and the design is fabulous. Love how the tree bends and lines up with other versions. Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!
    Susan

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  4. Great job with everything! Don't you just LOVE googlie eyes??? Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge :)

    ~ Cassandra

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  5. Wonderful! Love those trees. Kim

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  6. Great job on all your projects, those trees are great. The pumpkin with those eyes is spooky and love the bat and skeletons!

    Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges:)

    Elaine
    PDEC DT

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  7. Love your "S" fold tree card! I think it is cool that you used the image as well as the negative image too. Great job! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

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  8. This is awesome! Don't you just love being able to go in your craft room. You did get a lot done way to go!! Your trees are spooky fun. I love the whispy tree. And the googly eye bat is too cute. Thanks for playing along with us in the MCT designer challenge :)

    Micia

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  9. Great take on the challenge, I love using the negatives from the cutouts, they also make great stencils, thanks for joining us at BBTB2, hugs

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  10. Everything looks AWESOME!GREAT job,LOVE the cute little bat,Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!:)

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  11. Great job with your projects! Like the way you used the negative cut of the tree! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!
    Glenda

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  12. Love spooky trees. This one's great.Great design. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

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  13. Lots of really cool Halloween cards and projects! You have been busy! Great job on your S-Fold card. The tree is really spooky! Thanks for sharing all your projects with us & for playing with us at CCC!

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  14. Wow!! Love those trees! and your cards are adorable!! Love the bat with the googly eyes! Love how he is peeking through the pumpkin! So cute! thanks so much for playing along with us at My Creative Time!
    Tracy

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  15. Super job on the trees! They are amazing! Love the card with the cutouts from trees. Very unique! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  16. Love your Projects, great idea using the negatives...TFS...

    Penny

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  17. Love the spooky tree and your cards are awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at MCT designer challenge! Hugs, Leanne

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  18. youve been busy:) super projects thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 AND cricutcardz :)

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