Daily Archives: October 25, 2013

Dr. Dreadful’s House of Potions

Hi everyone,

I have a quick post for you here today.  I was busy decorating for Halloween and I am not really sure why but I ended up in my craft room.  Wonder how that happened!  I guess my husband will have to finish the decorating. lol

I was looking at the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Collection and decided to make a Halloween House for you using their fantastic paper.

Halloween-House

and here is a closer look

Halloween-House-Closeup

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Inky Impressions Challenge Blog – #131 – Halloween/Black & Orange

Crafty Creations Challenges

Thank you very much for your visit.  I hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

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Interlocking Card

Hi everyone,

I have a quick post for you today to show you a fun Interlocking Card.

Joann-Larkin-Interlocking

and here is what is looks like when you open it up : )

Joann-Larkin-Interlocking-Open

Products Used:

HCPC 3468 – Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3477 – Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 – Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCD 722 – Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD 738 – Ornamental Add On Die
HCDP1 230 – Sunny Day Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: Grand Decorative Labels One, Decorative Labels One, Labels One, White card stock, Distressed Ink, Glimmer Mist, 3D foam pads, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions: Cut a 6 x 6  piece of White card stock for the base and then cut the middle-sized Grand Decorative Labels One twice.  Score in the middle of the die cuts and cut off 1 inch past the score and fasten to the back of the 6 x 6 base.  Cut a piece of DP for the inside and also for the front.  I chose to use different papers but you can use the same if you want.  For the Interlocking part, on a piece of card stock place the Decorative Labels One face down with the Labels One die centered on the inside.  Tape so that it does not move and cut with your machine.  Fasten 1 edge of the outside to the left side of your card and the opposite edge of the inside to the right side of your card.  To make the flower, stamp, die cut and distress the flowers and then spritz with water and gently crumple the petals.  Once they are dry, spray with glimmer mist and allow to dry fully.  To make the flower bud use your stylist to curl the pedals toward the center and glue the edges of the petals together.  Once your flower is complete attach it to the right hand side of your card and finish decorating your card as desired.

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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