Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Harvest Time Is Here

Harvest time is here and it's time to start planning projects for fall feasts like Thanksgiving! Today, we've got some great projects highlighting the Tacky Tape Shapes -- specifically the small pumpkin. (Keep in mind that while it's called the "small pumpkin", it measures 3” high x 2-3/4” wide -- large enough to make a striking focal point for a card!)

Tacky Shapes were introduced in our last post via the sparkly spiders on Lila's coffin box. She chose glitter to cover her spiders. Many other materials are suitable for use with the Tacky Shapes, including microbeads, flock, and today's idea: gold leafing.

For both cards, the top protective layer over the Tacky Tape was removed to reveal the adhesive. I selected the more copper-looking pieces from the package of leafing and applied those to the stem. Then I applied the more orange pieces to the pumpkin itself. Using my index finger, I worked in the leafing and use a paintbrush to brush the flakes back into the container.Tacky Pumkin Striped Card

And here is a closeup of this card:

Tacky Pumkin Striped Card Closeup

And the second card, which is a Square Scalloped 5-1/4" Card cut from Acetate:

Tacky Pumpkin Clear Card

Remember, this Pumpkin cut from cardstock or other materials could make a fun addition to holiday place settings and room decor!

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Exclusive Coffin Boxes

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One of our favorite ideas is the exclusive coffin box, and one example is shown here:

Lila\'s Coffin Box

For this creation, Lila used the exclusive coffin box die cut out of Bazzill Bling Flirty cardstock. She also made spectacular use of spiders cut from two-sided Tacky Tape and covered them with Beetle Black Doodlebug Glitter. Aren't they perfectly spooky?

Click here to see several more decorated coffin boxes and other Halloween and Fall ideas in our