If you have ever been a fan of Christmas in July, perhaps you will also like Halloween in April! Recently a number of online Scrapbook stores have seriously reduced the prices on last year's Halloween lines.Because I acknoweldge I have a papercrafting addicition, I know I need to feed it as cheaply as possible. This means I rarely buy a line when it is newly released, but I do go a bit nutty when it is cleareanced out. I just received all sorts of awesome Halloween products and just couldn't resist sharing a few projects I made from them throughout the rest of the month.
This little bat is from the Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge - isn't he just the cutest! I love that this cartridge includes a number of shaped cards on it and the bat itself opens while the rosette is the card base.
Hello Kitty Greetings, George Basic Shapes
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug: Textile Texture
Dies: Spellbinders: Nesting Scallop Circles
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper Co.: Happy Halloween
Pearls: Want 2 Scrap (Black)
Embroidery Floss: DMC (Black)
Adhesive: Stampin' UP!: Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow: MonoAdhesive, Beacon Adhesive's ZipDry
1. Use the "Bat" cut on page 72 of the Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge with the "Card" Function selected to cut hinged bat card from black cardstock at 4 1/4 inches.
2. Select the "Clothes/Clothes" function and the "Bat" cut and cut the black layer pieces out from black cardstock at 4 1/4 inches.
3. Use the Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder to emboss all of the layer pieces cut in step 2.
4. Ink the edges of the wing and feet embossed pieces with VersaMark ink and adhere to bat card base.
5. Adhere a piece of patterned purple paper between the eye holes of the bat head.
6. Layer the bat's head over the belly layer piece and add interest by using dimensional adhesive.
5. Remove the remaining black card base border around the head with scissors as seen in pictures so that the head is the only portion of the bat without a solid black outline of cardstock around it.
6. Use a paper piercer to punch a border of holes around the wings and feet.
7. Embellish bat head with pearls so that the eyes have a small purple outline.
8. Use DMC floss to add thread to button and adhere button nose with glue dot.
9. Cut two scallop circles by using Spellbinders' largest scallop circle nesting die.
10. Score between every scallop.
11. Use scissors to cut from the end to the mid point of one score line. Repeat this for both scallop circles.
12. Accordian fold on the score lines to create two pleated half circles.
13. Glue half circles together to create a full pleated circle by overlapping one scallop on each side and adhering with glue dots.
14. With orange cardstock cut at a 3 1/2 inch circle with the "circle" cut on page 108 of the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.
15. Adhere orange circle to back of rosette with Beacon Adhesive's Zip Dry for stability.
16. Adhere embellished black card to rosette with Beacon Adhesive's Zip Dry.