Saturday, October 13, 2012

My Sheri Crafts #096: Halloween

Our My Sheri Crafts' Challenge this week is: Halloween -- create anything your spooky little heart desires for this holiday! Several years ago I created a double-sided Halloween decor piece (here) that I was inspired to do by a piece of 6x6 Making Memories' paper. It was sooo fun that I've fashioned another using Spellbinders' Labels Twenty-three, Martha Stewart's latest Halloween mat stack and some Hobby Lobby bottle caps. For these decor pieces, the sky's the limit with the plethora of Halloween papers, dies and embellishments available.  It can be really unique and FUN -- make it 'sweet' for the younger ones or 'spooky' for the older crowd -- even personalize it, if you'd like!
I chose two different 'bird' papers to cut with my Grand Labels Twenty-three die from the MS stack and a piece of Tim Holtz grunge paper to sandwich inside, as I wanted to be sure the piece had the strength to hold up well when hanging and to support the bottle caps! I cut/embossed, sanded and distressed my paper with Black Soot ink and used a combination of Scor-Tape and Glue Dots to secure my 'sandwiched' pieces. Next I punched holes in the top/bottom and added 1/8" black eyelets, all with my beloved Crop-a-dile. From my stash I then attached different framed spooky mirrors @ center front & back. To build my double-sided 'boo', I first ran 3 bottle caps through my Grand Calibur using the cutting plate and adapter plate, which works like a 'charm' to flatten them! Again using my Crop-a-Dile, I easily punched 1/8" holes in the bottle caps. Circles die cut/emossed/sanded from the reverse side of one 'bird' scrap piece using Spellbinders' Standard Circles Large were then glue-dotted to the caps and glittered letters spelling 'boo' were added. "Eek" would work also! Tim Holtz jump rings were used to attach the bottle caps @ the bottom so they dangle/move and TH ball chain completes the hanger @ the top.

I hope you'll join us @ My Sheri Crafts this week by creating/posting your own Halloween concoction(s) to share with us!

10 comments:

ShelbyWoo said...

What an adorable project!!!! Great job....i'd hang it in my craft room all year long! :)

Sandy Palmer said...

Wow Marge, fabulous job on these wall decorations! I just love how they turned out!

1CardCreator said...

These look fun Marge!

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Marge!! How creative to make it double sided!! I love the papers you used and the framed skulls!! What a fabulous project!! I hope you are having a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue Lelli said...

Wow, Marge, those are so COOL! LOVE the papers and the focal spot and those bottlecaps!

Glenda said...

Such unique and creative wall hangings! Bottle caps are great accent pieces for the sentiment!
Glenda

Creative M said...

very Creative!!Beautiful!!!

Raquel said...

These are great! LOL! I love love love the use of the bottle caps! OMG! Those are just so cute! Awesome job, Marge!

Sue said...

Awesome project Marge! I love the framed skulls and the bottle caps.
Hugs, Sue

P.G. Lamb said...

Marge, this is lovely and I am so in love with the Baroque details mixed in with the unexpected--bottlecaps! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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