Saturday, October 9, 2010

Haunted Halloween Blog Hop!!!!!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to our first Haunted Halloween Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from CraftySentiments then you are on your way!!!! If not, why not head back to The Scrapbook Girl's blog and see what you may have missed! I am really excited today because this is the first time I have ever participated in a blog hop! I would like to thank Janice and AmyS over at the Cricut Message Boards for inviting me to join in on the fun! So now that you have stopped by, what should we do first? Want Some Candy? After all, this is The Haunted Halloween Blog Hop, and what's Halloween without candy?
Of course, this is the best candy, so much fun and not one calorie! To enter, leave me comment and become a Follower, I will use the random number generator to pick the winner. Don't forget to check back here on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 to see if you are a winner! Now that we've had some yummy candy, here's my project for the blog hop:

Haunted Halloween Blog Hop Luminary


The project I chose to create is a Luminary. It's a fun and easy project, that looks amazing when lit. Here are the materials I used:

Cricut Pumpkin Carvings Cartridge
Chipboard (optional)
Paper (I used Spook Alley by Making Memories)
Vellum
Ribbon
Hole Punch (I used my Cinch)
Paper Crimper
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch
Martha Stewart Glow In The Dark Glitter
Xryon Machine
Scor Board
Flameless Candle
My Gypsy



I originally saw the idea for this in an email from SplitCoast Stampers, but when I tried to access the site, I had all kinds of problems. It ended up being a good thing, because it left me to my own devices! There is a very good tutorial for Non-Cricut Luminaries at Stamp and Design with Lynn Pratt. Like so many others, my craft time is sorely limited, so I broke out the Gypsy, and put the Pumpkin Carvings Cartridge to good use. The luminary ended up being a little bigger than I had planned, (smiling here...) but I am pleased with the finished project.
These pictures show the basic cut files from the gypsy. All I did was take a square from Accent Essentials, then added the image from Pumpkin Carvings into the center of the square, I didn't weld the images. In order to have the circle cut for the window of the luminary, I hid the contours of the cat and witch, that's the middle picture. I cut the image with chipboard and paper. When I cut the chipboard, I used the Deep Cut blade, and cut 3 times because it is heavy chipboard. I then cut 4 more images with my patterned paper.

 


I used black cardstock and cut the cat and witch along with the square, so that I would have a base color for the inside of the Luminary. Below is a picture of the cuts, removed from the square.

Once I had these cut, I decided that I wanted to use my Martha Stewart Glow In The Dark glitter, so I ran the cuts through my Xryon and glittered away!


Above, I ran the cuts through the Xyron again, after I glittered them. I cut 4 squares out of vellum, ran them through a paper crimper, and adhered it between the black paper and chipboard. The picture below shows the vellum adhered to the chipboard, before the paper was added.



I used Scor-Tape to adhere the papers to the vellum and the chipboard. I used the Cinch to punch holes in the chipboard. I took black ribbon and laced it through the holes. Below are pictures of the progress.


I had cut a square at 6.5 x 6.5 for the bottom and lid from chipboard, and covered the base with black cardstock. I wanted a patterned paper on the top and wanted to use my Drippy Goo Punch to add a little interest to the lid. Since I was using two different papers, I cut the Drippy Goo Punches to the 6.5 inches long and left some extra paper so that I could have it hang over the Luminary. If you are using the same color paper for a top and the trim, you can just as easily add an extra inch and a half and just punch around the paper. Here is how I did it. I used Scor Tape to adhere the Drippy Goo Punch, I adhered a black cardstock square to the chipboard and then I flipped the lid (ha-ha) and added the patterned cardstock. I used my Scor Board to scor the trim, then folded it down.
 

Once it was folded down, I realized I needed to anchor the sides of the trim together, so I took 4 small scraps, added tape to them and adhered them to the inside.
I didn't worry about the them being even, they held the corners fine. I added a couple of little flameless candles I picked up in Michael's for 1.99 each, and lit it up!



Here a couple more pictures of the finished project.



Thanks for stopping by today! Your next stop on the blog hop is the fabulous Sea Swan's blog. Don't forget to check back in with me on Tuesday! Enjoy the rest of the blog hop! I'm sure you find many wonderful, inspiring projects from the talented crafters here!
Happy Crafting!
Colleen

Today, one of my favorite musical influences would have turned 70 years old, Happy Birthday to you John Lennon, where ever you are. Who knows what you might have created these past 30 years had you not been stolen from us all!

81 comments:

  1. I love luminaries and yours is so pretty - love the glitter! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it and for the chance to win!

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  2. Love, love the luminary! It's great and since I had planned to make one this week, I will be revisiting your blog! Thanks! luvreading 53 @comcast.net

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  3. You ladies are so talented and I really love your luminary. I need to add that to my growing list of Halloween projects.

    tracyg398@yahoo dot com

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  4. Thanks fot the blog hop and you ladies are a very talented group!! So far I have more crafting than time...LOL LOL Love the ideas and will be revisiting!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

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  5. BOO Happy Halloween
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom
    Thanks for the Haunted Halloween Hop

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  6. Wow! This turned out great! I love the use of glitter - spooky cool!! :)

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  7. I love the luminary - one day I shall make a bunch of them to light up my walkway - maybe I need to throw a dinner party so I have an excuse?

    Does the glow-in-the-dark glitter work really well?

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  8. wow great candy and great projects x

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  9. This is sooo cool! I think I am gonna be busy making luminaries this weekend...

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  10. Glow in the dark glitter? Oh gotta get that! :) Also really need those Micheal's brand candles since mine weren't bright enough for my haunted house. Thanks for all the great info.

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  11. Nice, I am going to make one of these.


    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  12. Wow. What a great luminary. You did a great job.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  13. I want to make a luminary now! It looks amazing and your directions will be easy to follow.

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  14. Amazing and a great tutorial such good detailed instructions!
    karen.siegfried7@gmail.com

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  15. Love this! Thanks for the idea.
    lroberts00@msn.com

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  16. Nice job. These would be so cute down the sidewalk on halloween.

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  17. Wow! I saw those at the splitcoast and thought that was to much work, but I was wrong...you sure made it very easy to do and thank you for explaining in detail and how you use your gypsy..Great Job!

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  18. WOW.. I absolutely love this!!! it turned out great! And its such a wonderful idea i'll definitely have to try this out such a cute way to make some personalized decorations I've been looking for something I could do for decorations like this.. thanks so much for the tutorial too! Im def gonna give this a try!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  19. Great project! Thanks for the wonderful instructions and pictures.
    Maria
    paperlvr@gmail.com

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  20. Your project is fantastic! Great job and thanks for explaing everything you did.

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  21. Very nice, thanks for sharing all of the steps, these would be so great outside!

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  22. I love the idea. I have been trying to decide on how I wanted to decorate my porch this year and didn't want to carve a pumpkin because they rot so quickly. This will be perfect! Thanks!


    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  23. What a cute luminary!! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. We are big fans of the Beatles and John Lennon as well and would have love to have had him around longer to see how he would have touched the world. CBS Sunday Morning news did an awesome piece last week on his two sons and how they all came together to celebrate John's life. It was a wonderful tribute and very touching.

    Very impressive for your first blog hop! Your luminary is beautiful! I am now a follower of your blog!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  25. That is way cool Col! I can see so many possibilities! Love your blog of course:-)

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  26. OMGOODNESS!! Knocked my socks off with your project!! Thank you so much for the time you took to make your instructions and pictures so easy to follow!! clinorose at earthlink dot net.

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  27. that is beyond AMAZING! what a phenomenal project! I LOVE your luminary!!!

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  28. Col that is incredible! Your work never ceases to amaze me!

    lisaspaperbutterflies.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the luminaries!!! I wonder if they would keep the neighborhood kids from walking through my baby bushes on Halloween Night?

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  30. I really enjoyed your blog...you sound like a terrific mom and daughter. Your projects are awesome! TFS

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  32. Wow! I am so amazed! This is so beautiful! Some of these would be perfect on a driveway and you made it look so easy!! TFS! jvilla95ar at gmail dot com

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  33. This was an awesome idea!

    Looking for new followers at my blog if you are interested....:-))

    http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

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  34. This is super cool! May make some of these to go by our pumkins. TFS
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  35. OMG, that is so cute! I need to try something like that!

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  36. Another WOW project. Your luminary is awesome. TFS
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  37. I love this! What an awesome idea and now I want to try making one!!

    Christina
    ascrapbooknook@rogers.com
    www.ascrapbooknook.com

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  38. Your luminary is great. Good job.
    suscan@gmail.com

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  39. Great luminaries. WOW, wonderful tutorial
    Cherylann
    prinkles@woh.rr.com

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  40. What a neat idea to make illuminaries. I love them.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  41. Great idea to use the pumpkin carving cartridge for a luminary! It is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Jennifer H
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  42. Oh what a simple way to make a luminary! I always felt like you had to use glass or something. I love that Glow in the Dark MS glitter too!

    *Also I read your post about 9/11. It was beautiful. Thank you for sharing that.

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  43. LOVE IT and thanks for sharing!!!
    Tracy
    NYGIRL1994@yahoo.com

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  44. That is awesome. tfs.
    tishatmp at aol dot com

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  45. What a bright idea! LOL! Super job!

    jobcorpsjen@gmail.com

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  46. Supercute project!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  47. Awesome project!. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. Hi Colleen. This project is so different and it turned out great! Much talent at your house I see. You're blog adorable too. I'll be following you now. Thanks for letting me enter, your giveaway is really generous.

    Hugs...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

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  49. New follower!! Your project is beautiful --thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  50. such a wonderful blog hop....love your cards such amazing work, greaat inspiration....thanks for the chance to win.

    ricktina09@yahoo.com

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  51. This is a brilliant brilliant project! So clever!

    Thanks for being in the hop with me!

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  52. Oh great...now I NEED the October 31 cart. Your project is great, and the directions make it soooo easy. Thanks for sharing. misha_113 at yahoo dot com

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  53. I love your luminary. It's so cute. Thanks for the gret instructions. I'm a new follower.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  54. Love the luminary. Thanks for great instructions also. Loving your blog.

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  55. I love this! And I have that cartridge, may have to try it for myself. Thanks for sharing.

    grammanisiof3@aol.com

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  56. Great project and thanks for all the how details.

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  57. OMG! All of you ladies are so talented! Love the way you did the lights and such great detail, You make me want to run to my craft room and make at least a dozen of these for my front deck, but I still have to keep hopping. Never fear I will be back!!!
    http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
    If you get a chance pop into my blog you might like what you see and just start to follow me to LOL!

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  58. What a wonderful project! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions.
    Melanie
    Scrappily Ever After Blog
    www.arkmom-scrappilyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  59. Wow!!! Your luminary is fantistic. What a great project.

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  60. Wowzers!! Your luminary is absolutely SPOOKTACULAR!!! Who needs directions anyhow??!! You did a great job. I have never seen anyone make one of these. I am very eager to try one myself now. Thanks for the inspiration!! Thanks also for the blog hop!

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  61. Brilliant! Love the way they look all lit up!

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  62. Off I go to the store to by the Pumpkin Carving Cartridge. SO cute. I can only imagine what can be done as centerpieces for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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  63. Oh, I love it. It is super cute. Another great idea to put on my list of things to make. Thanks for the instructions.

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  64. Great project! Thanks for sharing with us how you made it! I think I need some of that glow in the dark glitter!

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  65. OMGosh Col, as usual your creativity is awesome! I didn't know MS made glow in the dark glitter - how cool is that? I NEED some

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  66. (oh, and it's not letting me become a follower :( although I may already be one)

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  67. Enjoying the BLOG HOP! Love your creations!

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  68. Love the luminaries. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for a fun hop!

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  69. Your luminary is awesome. I am a new follower because I want to see more of your projects.

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com

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  70. Wow amazing project! your instructions were great

    Michelle dot watson 82 at gmail dot com

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  71. Love your luminary! I made one last week but wish I used chipboard like you did! I also love how you attached the sides and added the lid - very clever!
    TFS... Barb S.
    http://craftinginparadise.blogspot.com

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  72. Thank you so much to everyone who has joined as a follower and left me comments! I will be drawing a number tonight and announcing the winner tomorrow.

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  73. that is a great idea and glow in the dark glitter who knew.

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  74. what i great idea, thank you for sharing, I just started following for the Haunted Blog Hop.

    would love to win this icandy to try this idea.
    Denise
    mommiesmemorie@yahoo.com

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