Wednesday, October 24, 2012

One more week....

until Halloween!!!!!!!   Yay!!!

   Lately I have been on a little bit of a vinyl kick.  I'm really loving how easy and fun it is to use!  I also have been using glossy accents a whole lot.  So today, I have two projects to share, one using vinyl and the second using glossy accents.

   I love vintage Halloween items and decor, as I've said a few times before.  Earlier this year, when SVG Cuts released their Midnight Jamboree kit, I was ecstatic and in love! Everything in the kit is so gorgeous!  It's seriously one of my favorite kits that they put out. 

-Silhouette Cameo
-SVG Cuts - Midnight Jamboree Kit
-Silhouette Scraper
-8.5 x 11 inch frame from the local dollar store
-piece of 12x12 black vinyl
-piece of 8.5 x 11 inch paper - I used the card patterned paper from Authentique's Enchanted Collection

   First, I cut a piece of 12x12 paper down to 8.5 x 11, opened the back of the frame and put in the paper as you would put in a picture. I then closed the frame.
   In SCAL 3, I imported the happy cat silhouette and resized the height to 6 inches. Then I loaded the black vinyl into my Silhouette Cameo and cut it out.
   Next I placed the cat silhouette cut out onto the middle of the top of the frame and smoothed it out using the Silhouette scraper.
   I didn't use transfer paper, but feel free to! While I haven't used transfer paper at all (ever) yet, I've heard it's easy to use and makes vinyl life so much simpler.

   Isn't this a cute and easy Halloween decoration for your mantle decor?!  I think the hardest part was choosing what background paper to use!

   Over at the Bombshell Stamps Blog there's a fun challenge going on.  Basically, you find one of the Friday Bombshell Tutorials you like and create a project based on it!  It was a tough decision to narrow down to the one tutorial I wanted to do, but I decided on using my glossy accents and the "You're So Magnetic" Tutorial that Alaine posted last year.

Here are my Halloween Leaf Magnets:

   Now, the most fun part!

   You can click the above two links and at the first link learn more about the challenge and also link up your project based on one of the tutorials for a chance to win a free Bombshell Stamp Set!  You can also search for tutorials you may want to try.
   Or you can click the second link and see the details on how these magnets were made - I followed Alaine's tutorial to make them!

-Bombshell Stamp Sets - Sugar Skulls, Classic Tattoo, Love & Luck
-eBosser by Craftwell
-Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Maple Leaves - Small and Medium Sized Dies
-Embossing Folders - Halloween Night by Tim Holtz/Sizzix; Divine Swirl and Skeleton Scroll by Cuttlebug/ProvoCraft
- Bazzill Cardstock
- Glossy Accents
-  Copic Markers

Happy Halloween Craftin'!

- Kim


  1. I was still looking for ideas on what to do with the paper I'm in love with & can't bring myself to cut (especially my Halloween pages from "me & my big ideas book). This frame with vinyl decal is an awesome idea. Then I can switch it out for another come next holiday! Thanks!!

  2. I really like both projects. The kat with the playing card background really does seem vintage. I truly like the black and orange playing cards.

    The Halloween magnets are fun and will add a great touch to the kitchen decor.