Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Door Sign

Despite my trip to Pennsylvania, the hurricane and other distractions, I did manage to cut out the Trick or Treat sign and assemble it in time to hang it on the door for Halloween.

About a week and a half ago, I showed you this design that I adapted from the free pumpkin carving stencils on the Better Homes and Garden website (the original post is HERE).

image from Better Homes and Gardens website

It looks great on a pumpkin, but I thought it would be nice to add some layers and make it with paper.

I wanted to keep the odd shape and not mount it on a rectangular backing, so I added an extra shadow layer to create a five color design.

Here are all five cuts, ready to assemble.   I used cardstock from both K & Company and Core'dinations.

The cuts were easy to assemble and with five layers of cardstock, the final sign is pretty sturdy.  I could have added a layer of chipboard to make it even stronger but I thought it was thick enough.

I had considered using some glittered cardstock but I didn't like the shades of the colors I had on hand.  I also like the varying textures in the printed cardstocks since there are so many layers.  I added lots of purple gems in several different shades to make the sign sparkle.

I think the bat is cute with his eyes looking up at the top of the sign.  I used different colors and sizes of gems on the stars.

Some sheer purple ribbon adhered to the back makes a hanger for the sign.

I fastened the ribbon to the same hook as the leaf wreath on my door and I was ready for the trick-or-treaters.

Here are two of my little friends collecting their candies!

New Cricut Cartridge available now

The Holiday Frames and Tags Cricut cartridge, exclusive to Creative Memories, is available to order starting today.  This cartridge is a limited edition and will be available while supplies last or until January 1, 2013.  If you don't have a local consultant and would like to order this cartridge, I'd be happy to help you with any questions.  You can order from my website HERE and have the cartridge shipped to your address. 

You can see the "look book" for the cartridge HERE or go to THIS POST from last month where I shared screen shots of all of the cartridge contents.  I'll have some samples to post soon - maybe tomorrow.

Now that it is November it's time to get busy on holiday projects - there are less than eight weeks until Christmas!  I'll bet you can guess what I have been designing - if you said more snowflakes, you'd be I need to do some test cuts...

Since I wasn't able to post yesterday until late in the day, I will wait until tonight to draw the winner for the October "Scrap Pink" giveaway to allow time to for you to comment on that post.  I'll post the winner here tomorrow.

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  1. The sign looks really nice.

  2. Wow! What a great Halloween parade and fun you have in your neighborhood! The mailbox still looks great! Prayers for your father and all the Sandy victims.

  3. Cute kiddoes. Love the Trick or Treat sign. Love that leaf wreath too.

  4. Sending my best wishes for your dad! Your sign is very cute--purple is my favorite color,so I love all the purple accents. I'm sure your sign welcomed many trick or treaters!

  5. How lucky are you to live in such a great neighborhood.

  6. Your sign turned out great! By the way, I'm hoping your dad gets better soon!

    rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

  7. what a great neighborhood you live in. beautiful wreath.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com


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