Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tomb it may concern...

BOO! So glad to welcome you back to Day 2 of our EEK WEEK!!
The HoneyBees and I are having a lot of fun sharing our Halloween decorations, gift ideas, projects, and some 'WEB'sites with you this week.
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This hive is alive and buzzing with excitement! This is HoneyBee June Houck welcoming you to celebrate EEK WEEK with us here at Betty Bee's Buzz.

Halloween is practically upon us and I have many teacher gifts to make. I love to create, but I don't always have time to design my own projects.
I made each of these gift boxes and card from a BoBunny project kit called "Whoo-ligans." I enjoyed the thrill of creating a home-made gift without all the thinking and planning :)
All I needed was a Hershey's Kit Kat bar (and other candies), my trusty score board, and adhesive. I did add some doodles with a black marker, and extra distressing with a white ink pad and a black ink pad.

I really like these adorable projects and I want to create some similar on my own. I hope you are equally inspired!

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Here you'll find I'm totally BATTY for this simple banner!

The bat is hand cut, and the wings are scored from a center point on the top, down to the two peaks on the bottom. These folded forward make a nicely dimensional wing. The center of the body is folded from the wing edge to the bottom of the center peak, so there is a "mountain fold" there. This helps with the dimension and also with the placement of the honeycomb piece.

The eyes are red gems. The honeycomb piece is made with six 2" circles, each folded in half and stacked (glued) on top of each other, like orange sections. When fanned out, the first and last pieces are flat, and they are then glued to each side of the center crease on the bat's tummy.

These banner letters are cut with the Cricut using the George cartridge. The purple "squares" are 3" and the orange shadow is cut at 3" with the shadow feature button pushed. The letters are cut at 2 1/2 " in black, and 2 1/2" Shadow in green. The little Ghost is from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge.

This is a very simple, and adaptable design. It could say JOY for Christmas, with a Sleigh or any other appropriate symbol replacing the bat. It could have a basket at the top, and HOP spelled out for Easter. How about a big Sun, and FUN spelled out for summer? I have also used this simple concept, and used much more elegant papers, and more complicated cuts to create a beautiful Welcome Plaque for my home. It spells out BRETT down the ribbon, and has Est. 1973 at the bottom. (I'll have to give you an IOU for a photo on that one :)

We'll be back tomorrow with more Halloween inspiration and fun things to share! I hope to have the LINKZ thing working by then! Are you getting your ideas ready to share with us? I hope so! We're getting our blog candy ready for you!

Happy creating ~
BettyBee and the HoneyBees


Rosemary said...

June, what fun Halloween crafts!!..This Bo Bunny project kit is just too cute!! Betty, what a cool Boo banner!..Thank you for the holiday suggestion using this same design!

June Houck said...

Cuteness abounds! I love all of your banner ideas for various holidays, Betty. Those trapezoids and the scored body add lots of fun and dimension to your banner.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, so incredible. Thanks for sharing all the deets on these----so timely!!

Barbie and Craig said...

I love the new site!! It's adorable! Way to go, Mom!!

Kay said...

Absolutely so much fun and ADORABLE!! I love these Halloween creations!
♥♥ Kay

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love the spider belly! I have made a couple BOO banners this year - and love yours

lauren said...

oooh OOOOOOH oooooh! ♥EEK WEEK♥ is already a BIG SUCCESS imo, what with miss june ROCKIN' the creative treat packages so comprehensively! i'm gonna need some candy and monstas now...STAT!!! :)

Court said...

June, I LOVE it! Great job!

lisa808 said...

Halloween heaven--I'm loving these cute projects!