Fall was in the air but Summer seems to have returned again! The HEAT is on again! Temps have soared into the 100's the past few days.... but I am so in the mood for cooler temps and the leaves to turn colors.
I've been seeing lots of great ideas for fall decorating and the stores are all decked out with Halloween goodies. There's so much to see and do! I'm loving it! Some of my favorite bloggers and websites have shared some great ideas recently. I've even been blessed with a little extra time to "play."
Tamara over at HappylifeCraftyWife shared a wonderful creation last week -- a tiered box using some files from SVG Cuts and made them into a fun Halloween Cat. I decided to take her lead and recreate that and tweak it a little -- using some different papers (mainly since I didn't have the same ones - LOL) and I was almost out of ink - ACK! Definitely not a good thing. I'm definitely going to have to look at investing in the continuous ink system SOON! I also used the free web border file from SVG Cuts which you can find here.
The neat thing about this re-creation is that you can find all the directions on the SVGCuts.com blog! How cool is that? They're easy to follow. One tip. Just don't do it too late at night and make sure you have plenty of light to read by -- just saying! LOL Or at least be awake when you read the instruction and set up your files to cut.... :) Someone didn't do that on a couple of pieces the first time through... needless to say, she had to make a couple of extra cuts.
I noticed when I went back to look on Tamara's that she did some paper folding on the top of her boxes - and some texturing... If I were to make another one, and were to go the extra mile on the top of the bottom box, I think I would probably texture the lid. It definitely needs something more. I have some ideas for this one, but haven't had time to play with it yet. I'm still finishing up a couple of other projects.... OI VEY!
Papers are from Echo Park - Apothecary and Chillingsworth Manor Collections; Stampin' Up! and stash; Inks, Ranger and Stampin' Up!; Button, Making Memories; Ribbon, American Crafts; Tulle, Hobby Lobby; Glue, Scotch Brand; Glue Dots; Gems, Hobby Lobby; White Pen, Sakura; Electronic Cutter, Sizzix Eclips; Files, SVGCuts.com.
Made with punches and the rosette was done with a cut file from SVGCuts.com this was really easy to put together. it's about 4 1/2 in in diameter. I love the look made with the Halloween papers from this Echo Park collection. The button is from an old set from Making Memories from a couple of years ago. Adhesive is from Xyron and Glue Dots and Scotch Brand. Yep, making more of these. thinking Halloween TREE decor! What do you think?
And lastly for tonight, a box... you know how I love boxes! LOL
File from MyScrapChick.com; papers from Stampin' Up!; Embossing folders, Sizzix and Provo Craft; Adhesives, Scotch Brand; Inks, Stampin' Up!