Saturday, October 30, 2010

Give Me Something Good To Eat... Pumpkins and Haunted Houses! OH, MY!

I can't believe how quickly this week has gone by....only one more day before the big Halloween events take place! Here are some very cool treats for you today!
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Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat....
How many of you remember singing this as a child? Are kids still singing this or am I showing my age?!!

Today I would like to share with you a treat I made that you are all familiar with, Rice Krispies Treats. Rather than cutting them into squares, I made balls to fit into cupcake cups. I wanted to play with my Cupcake Wrapper cartridge and thought this would be perfect time to try the 'witches' cut. I set the size at 2 and it was perfect for the standard size cup. I was able to get 4 cuts on one 12 x 12 sheet of card stock. The first 3 were in a row going down, then I reset the paper so the part that was not cut was now my cutting area. Not sure why, but I had a problem telling my Cricut to cut more than one at a time. No problem. I would do a cut and remove it so then I could see where to set my blade for the next cut. Then it was just a matter of hitting Repeat Last to cut another wrapper. When you set your card stock to cut in the area not used, just insert the mat without moving the blade. It's a close cut to where a previous cut was, but it does come out perfect.
This has got to be my favorite creepy spider!!.You will find him using October 31st

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Court Lee

Hello! I am so excited to be a member of the hive!

Today I am sharing with you these cute paper pumpkins.

I got the idea from Linda and told Betty about it. Betty made some two years ago for Halloween here and now I am making them! :)

Embossing: Cuttlebug™ Oh My Crafts Exclusive Everyday Bundle: Checkerboard ™, Swiss Dots™
Ribbon from my stash - recycled from wedding gifts received over 2 years ago! haha


Small Pumpkin
  1. Cut 12 6"x1" strips of paper (In my case 2 designs of 6 strips)
  2. Use Crop-a-Dile™ to punch 1/8" holes about a quarter inch from each end of the strips. I just put them in a pile and made one cut of each stack.
  3. Link 3" of string between two brads. Put the brads through the holes with the top of the brad on the wrong side of the paper. Spread the prongs on the right side of the paper.
  4. Starting from the bottom piece of paper, spread them around to form the pumpkin.
  5. I free-hand cut a stem on the pumpkin and adhered it to the pumpkin with hot glue. I did the same with the ribbon.

Bigger Pumpkin
Do the same thing as above except cut 18 strips at 9"x7/8".

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This post is going to be a little "photo heavy", but oh, so worth it! Welcome to my Haunted House Photo Album!! Thanks to Kathy from Paper Phenomenon for the house and the awesome U Stream class on how to create such a super-fun, interactive project!

The house is paper mache' and comes from Hobby Lobby. She shows in her FREE class how to cut the house so it opens up to reveal the room and album inside. The roof is made to come off already!
She used great pieces like the wooden fence, plastic skeletons from the dollar store, and pumpkins, and all sorts of miniature goodies for decorating her house! Then you add the creative cuts from the Cricut and the new Halloween cartridges, and you've got a real winner!

The two sides of the house swing open, and everyone has a zombie, Frankenstein and a skeleton in their living room.... not to mention the cool coffin in the corner! Well, don't you?

Against the back wall you see the interactive photo album! Now, if you were at the Cricut Circle Swarm in Salt Lake City, and happened to swap Halloween treats with me, you just might see your work in here! Look carefully...

These pages all have pockets with tabs that hold photos and journaling spots, so you can preserve your Halloween memories here for years to come! This is bound to delight and fright young and old alike.

See, here's grandpa's portrait hanging on the wall!

Time to shut these guys back in their coffins and lock up the mansion for the night... I think I see a witchy moon a' rising!

When witches are flying,
and Spiders are seen,
the Moon laughs and comes out
'cause it's Halloween!
Thanks for being with us again today, and we invite you to come back often, and bring your friends! There's a lot of sweet stuff coming up here in the Hive!
Blog Candy coming tomorrow!!!
Happy creating ~
BettyBee and the HoneyBees


Rosemary said...
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Rosemary said...

Court, I love those pumkins! They would look so cute displayed on a table. Betty, that house is amazing! Do detailed!!

lisa808 said...

Love the haunted house!

June Houck said...

Roe, what a fantastic idea for the cupcake holders. I need to remember that for teacher gifts :)

Court, your pumpkins are darling. You chose GREAT papers and your ribbon tying is perfect too. Bee-utiful.

Betty, I would love to see that house in person. Your project blows me away and this is why YOU are Queen Bee; phenomenal project!