Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Easy Peasy Bat Candy Bar Wrapper

It really is easy peasy since the Cricut cart Artiste has a bat card on it. I wanted the bat wings to be long enough to cover the candy bar, so I used CCR and welded 3 of the card images together to get the length I needed. After that, score and fold around the candy bar!

I've hand cut these before and used google eyes but since these were for an "older" audience, I went with red, beady eyes. I punched small circles and then topped them with a blob of Dimensional Magic by Mod Podge.

The tag was printed on my home printer and used to hold the wings together. Here's a screenshot from CCR showing how I placed the images to weld them to be long enough to wrap around the Hershey bar.

 Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Cat Treat Box

A scrappy friend {hi Cathy} made some adorable Halloween cat lollipop covers using the cat from A Frightful Affair and Craft Room Basics. She shared the file with me, but I don't have the A Frightful Affair cart. So I used the cat image I did have and made it into a Halloween Cat Treat Box. I used the cat from Movable Monsters, gem shape from Once Upon A Princess and shapes from Craft Room Basics for the base and sides. I hid the eyes in the cat image for the back of the box so it was solid.

I lined the eyes on the front with a scrap of orange cardstock and tied on an orange bow. It will hold two fun size candy bars.

Although I didn't use the lollipop cover file, I want to thank my scrappy friend for sharing it and for the inspiration! Her file {in black} and my file {in orange}:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hanging Bat Treat Cone

Welcome to the last stop on the Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Yolanda at You should have arrived at my blog from Amy at If you didn't and want to start at the beginning of the hop, head to Yolanda's blog. Not only will you find lots of great Halloween projects created for you by 15 talented bloggers, but you'll find some blog candy along the way! So let's finish this hop off!

My project for the hop is a cute little bat cone! 

I made this using 3D Party Cones and Paper Doll Dress Up. In CCR, I placed ovals from Craft Room Basics at the top of each section of the cone image from 3D Party Cones. When cut, this created the large curves across the top of the cone. I cut a bat image from PDDU and trimmed away the body, leaving just the wings. I attached the wings to the sides of the cone, punched a couple of holes and added the ribbon. A couple of googlie eyes and fangs from white cardstock scraps, and the bat was ready to fill with candy and hang on a door knob!

Thanks for hopping along with us and thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you enjoyed it and will visit again!

Happy Halloween! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Welcome to day 2 of the Falling for Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Maria! We have the same great line up of bloggers with more projects for you to enjoy! And don't forget the blog candy that Maria has on her blog! 

You should have arrived here from Michele's Blog. If you didn't and want to start at the beginning of the hop, go to Maria's Blog.

My project for today is Cube-O-Lanterns! 

I used the cube box from the Wrap It Up cartridge and some jack o'lantern faces from Pumpkin Carvings and Paper Doll Dress to make the Cube-O-Lanterns. Using CCR, I cut the cube at 2 inches and then sized layers for the sides of the cube. I positioned the faces on the cube, one of the base layers {black card stock} and one of the top layers {patterned paper}. When I assembled the cubes, I added a piece of vellum over the face on the cube and then added the other layers. You could fill these with candy or other small treats, but I put a battery operated tea light in each one. . .and my Cube-O-Lanterns came to life!

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Cindy at In Love With Paper. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Witch Shoe with Cookies!

Welcome to the two day Falling for Halloween Blog Hop! Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration for the Fall and Halloween season. You should have arrived here from Michele's blog. If you didn't and want to start at the beginning of the hop, go to Maria's blog and you won't miss any of the projects.

My project for today is an oldie but a goodie. And one that I get lots of requests for. So without further ado, here is a witch's shoe that I created in Design Studio using the princess shoe from the Princess Party cart and shapes from the George and Basic shapes cart. I simply welded some triangles to the toe portion of the shoe to make it pointy! I will be re-creating the file in Cricut Craft Room and sharing it soon.

I stacked green mint Oreos in a clear treat bag and tied it off with pretty purple ribbon and place them in the shoe. The flower is from the Flower Shope cart and the buckle is from George and Basic Shapes. I originally saw DoxieMel's creation and knew I had to make my own version. Thanks DoxieMel for the inspiration!

Thanks so much for joining in on the hop today. Please be sure to check out all the participant's wonderful projects. The next blog you will be visiting belongs to the very talented Cindy. If you should get lost along the way, go back to Maria's blog for the complete blog list.

Be sure to hop again tomorrow for a new project! Well, it's a Halloween version of one of my Mania projects! See you tomorrow!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Circle Mania Projects

I know I haven't posted anything in a while, but I have been busy crafting! This past weekend, I hosted a weekend long Cricut crafting party that I named Circle Mania. Most of the projects I've been making have been for Circle Mania and I wanted to keep them a surprise until Mania happened. So here are a few things I made:

A tag for the 50 Welcome bags {it's a clear plastic treat bag with a water bottle, Hershey bar and bag of pretzels} the attendees received when they checked in. The hotel was nice enough to keep them at the front desk and give them out! I also wrapped the water bottles in white and green polka dot cardstock.

Name tags for all the attendees with cardstock and silk flowers and a keepsake center:

Another water bottle wrapped with white and pink polka dot cardstock and a flavor packet holder:

A little Cricut box filled with candy:

Chocolate bug head lollipops:

And boxes to hold the door prize tickets:

More Mania projects and photos to come!