Although it was so nice to see everyone, I'm not sure if I will be able to organize another one next year. It really took the wind out of me and I can't believe that I had a hard time bouncing back! Well, today, I'm sharing the projects that we did. I hope everyone enjoyed making them.
The first project was a cute Halloween box cut out with my Big Shot Pro. I'm so glad I invested in this machine. It is so easy to use and cuts with ease. I used Bazzill Bling cardstock for this box. The goofy pumpkin we created to decorate our box used a large circle punch, small square punch for the teeth and we actually used googlie eyes on the projects (I didn't have any for my sample here). The idea for this pumpkin actually came from the cricut cartridge called Mini Monsters. After cutting one out, I decided that it wasn't a good idea to use the cricut version because of all of the small pieces I would have to cut out and store before assembling it so I decided to create my own similar to the one on the cartridge. The leaf is an actual piece cut out with the cricut. For the mouth, I punched out a 1 3/4" circle (SU punch) and then used the punch again to form the smile. The cool ribbon is from Flora Dec and guess what? it is on sale! One roll of 25 yards is under $4.00! It comes in orange/black and white/black too! Okay, everybody run down before it's all gone!
I was very lucky to receive a donation of black and white fully adhesive craft paper for my project. Originally, the project was going to be something using Hello Kitty, but after loving the easy projects using my Create-a-Critter cartridge, I decided to "scrap" the kitty project and go with this cute panda. The bamboo was also cut using the 3M craft paper and all we had to do was peel and stick! Did you guys like it?? I'm not sure if it's still on sale at Fisher, but the price was something unreal like $4.29/pack? I stocked up but don't worry, I left some for you guys! haha!
We also made a couple of gift card holders using pretty pink bling cardstock by Bazzill...love the irridescent shine! For the first GCH, I used a new image by Dandelion Designs. Isn't this the cutest?? You can get your hands on this image and the whole collection at your favorite craft store. You can also check out their website HERE!