Thursday, June 4, 2009
Halloween... in June???
Confession. My son is almost 2 years old, and I have not even completed his 1st year scrapbook! In fact, I am only on month 2! Yikes!!! In my defense, I did have a lot of pictures to scrap from just the first month (a whole book!). Confession #2: I do not have a lot of scrapbook experience. I am an avid card-maker, but I have done very little scrapbooking, so go easy on me!
Since I have a TON of retiring designer series paper, I thought what a better way to use it than in his book? I used some prints from Good Morning Sunshine on this page to mark his first Halloween. More or less, it just reminds me of Fall.
The page starts with a 12x12" Chocolate Chip Textured base. Two strips of DSP were added on the lower portion. A non-SU ribbon (very close to Kiwi Kiss) was used to hide the seam.
My owl and branch are from On Board So Tweet, which are covered in more Good Morning Sunshine DSP. TIP: to get into all those little crevices, I used a hobby blade and cutting mat. I also used an SU sanding block to smooth out all the edges.
Two pewter build-a-brads were used for eyes. I simply used my 1/2" circle punch to pop out circles of dotted DSP and attached them to the base with a glue dot before adhering the epoxy sticker. I used my 1/2" circle punch again to pop out Tangerine Tango circles for some added interest.
The lettering was actually printed out onto Tangerine Tango and Old Olive using MS Word. I snipped out the larger letters using a hobby blade and paper snips. TIP: Make sure to use a hobby blade to cut out the centers of letters before cutting them out with the paper snips.
Bright Delight rub-ons were used next to the title and in the lower right of the card. I love the way they look against the dark Chocolate Chip.
Using my Circle Scissors Plus and glass cutting mat, I cut out my photos and also slightly larger circles of Tangerine Tango for mats. I added a Chocolate Chip stem, leaves and vines to mimick the look of pumpkins. The leaves were created using the 5 Petal Flower punch and Old Olive. The vines were made using my Big Shot and Swirls Scribbles sizzlet.
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Paper: 12x12" Earth Elements Textured Card Stock (108697), Good Morning Sunshine DSP (113966), Tangerine Tango (111349), Old Olive (100702)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Swirls Scribbles Sizzlet (113441), On Board So Tweet (113893), Bright Delights (113887), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Pewter Build-a-brad (109128), Paper Snips (103579), Hobby Blade (102449), Sanding Block (103301), Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Glass Cutting Mat (112531), 5 Petal Flower Punch (109041)