Halloween Boo Pennant made with Cricut Explore

September 18th, 2014

*This post contains affiliate links and is part of the Design Space Star contest by Cricut. All projects and opinions are 100% mine.

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I created this Halloween Boo Pennant as part of my Cricut Design Star Challenge this month for Cricut.com. I can’t even tell you how thrilled I am with how it turned out! I feel like I’ve been on a crafting high this month as evidenced by all my recent craft posts! Anyway back to the project!

Supplies for Boo Pennant Banner:

Cricut Explore

180 gram Off-white Crepe Paper

Black Glitter Cardstock

Frightful Halloween Papers

Burlap Garland (this one with black stripes is from Michaels)

Ad Tech Low-temp Glue Gun

Step 1: Cut Crepe paper strips in 18″x 4″ lengths & Cardstock circles 2.5″ round. *NOTE* Cut the crepe paper on the long axis so that the crepe lines go top to bottom on the 3″ side.

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Stretch out  your crepe paper strip as far as it will stretch.theprojectgirl-boo-crepe-3

 

Step 2: Roughly gather your crepe strip and crease the folds as much as you can.theprojectgirl-boo-crepeStep 3: Using a low-temp glue gun (I prefer this large format glue gun from Ad Tech because it uses the large and extra long glue sticks), glue one end of the crepe to the other, creating a continuous circle.

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Step 4: Squeeze a liberal amount of glue on one of your card stock circles. And then stick the crepe circle to the card stock circle attaching as much as you can to the card stock circle as you go.theprojectgirl-boo-glue

Your crepe paper should look like this one (the upper one)

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And you’ll need to repeat this 5 more times for a total of 6 crepe rosettes.

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Step 5: Cut the backing for the rosettes. You’ll need to measure the size of your finished crepe rosettes and then add .75-1 inch of additional size to the dimension of the circles. My rosettes were 8.25″ and the circles I cut at 9″ . The cut file is from the Image Set – Seasonal Soirees in the Cricut Design Space. It is the “Christmas Tree Doily” image, but I just used the background layer that has the outline of the doily. I used the neutral papers from My Mind’s Eye’s Frightful line to keep the banner in the neutral color zone.

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 Once those are cut out. you hot glue two rosettes to each backer.

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Step 6: Cut out Boo Letters – You can use any font with the Cricut Design Space. I used a font I have called Thirsty. 

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Glue the letters to the crepe paper.theprojectgirl-boo-complete

Step 7: Adhere your BOO to your burlap. You can use anything really, but the burlap garland is super easy. You could also just string them with ribbon and use as a banner.

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This is super cute hung on doors and especially on my front door:

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 Or as part of a halloween party table:

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 View all my Cricut Design Space Star Challenges this month on my extended post. And be sure to re-pin my projects so you can find them later!

 

 

Spooky Cake Topper & Cake Stand and Halloween Cupcakes – Cricut Explore

September 18th, 2014

*This post contains affiliate links and is part of the Design Space Star contest by Cricut. All projects and opinions are 100% mine.

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I created this spooky cake topper & cake stand as part of the Cricut Design Space Challenge this month. I used my awesome Cricut Explore to create this great project and all of my other Design Space Challenge Projects!

Supplies:

Cricut Explore

Deep Cut Blade

Black core presentation board

Black cardstock (I used glitter card stock from Michaels)

Ad Tech low-temp glue gun

Wood Skewer

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DIY fall decor – Hydrangea topiary and Fall Glitter Letters

September 15th, 2014

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For the Michaels Makers challenge this month, we were asked to create fall decor using the gorgeous Fall Market products.

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 I created 3 DIY projects to complete my buffet-scape and embellished them with additional Fall Market items such as pumpkins and burlap ribbon. The decoupage pumpkins I created a few years ago.

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For my first project, I created this topiary using some fall burlap hydrangea flower stems and an existing topiary on clearance. See my full hydrangea topiary tutorial post for details.

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