Sunday, September 30, 2012

Damask Divas October Blog Hop



If you have been following our Blog hop, you just came from crissyscraps and are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas October Blog Hop to find the complete list of blog hop participants along with their wonderful creations!

Using the My Reflections Moonlight Paper Pack, I generated 3 fun projects, my first was a card (pictured above) I made from a sketch obtained from the MojoMonday Blog Challenge (MOJO257).  The second was another card (pictured below) to show most of the B&T papers in the Moonlight Paper Pack.  Finally was a 3D element (scroll down for photo and directions) to make a Bat Box.

All cards and the 3D elements were generated by using the Art Philosophy Cricit Cartridge.

All wording strips came from the top strip that are on B & T Moonlight Papers.  No stamps were used.






Here is how I created the Bat Box:


The Bat is a Pillow Box from the Art Philosophy cartridge using # 8 and select Decorative Font.  Change size to 3.60 height (4.22 will become width).  Use strong adhesive and glue open side together and seal one of the curved sides.  Leave other curved side folded but not sealed to insert candy.
The Bat wings were made using from the Art Philosophy cartridge using # 6 label.  Change size to 3.10 height (4.69 will become width). You will need 2 labels for this project.
To make left wing, cut out the outer left curve portion of label to make a straight edge on the left side.  Leave the right side of label alone.  Then cut from outside lower left corner up to upper right corner.  This will give you the left bat wing shape.  Before attaching wing, distress edge with black ink.  Now you can attach wing to pillow box.    Using the right side curved portion of the label and keeping view on front of pillow box, attach curve part to what will be the back left side of box with strong adhesive or hot glue gun. 
To make right wing, cut the curve on the outer right side of label to make a straight edge.  Leave the left side curve alone.  Then cut from the outside lower right corner up to upper right corner. This will give you the right bat wing shape. Before attaching wing, distress edge with black ink. Now you can attach wing to pillow box. Using the left side curved portion of the label and keeping view on front of pillow box, attach curve part to what will be the back right side of box with strong adhesive or hot glue gun. 
For the eyes, I cut out 2 sets of circles 1 set at .40 and the other set at .30.  Glue the smaller circle on top of the bigger circle (also position it to give "look" look to eye).  Then attach smallest sized Opaque Licorice Adhesive Gem to center of smallest circle of each eye.  If you prefer, you can use standard craft eyes.

The embelishments that I used throughout the 3 projects are:
Opaque Licorice Adhesive Gems ($2.95)
Sparkles Black and Gray Assortment ($ 2.95)
Bitty Sparkles ($ 2.95)
Haunted Assortment ($4.95)
Harvest Baker's Twine Assortment ($4.95)

The next blog on the list is Debbie Johnson. Hope you have a great time on our hop and follow the blog to see all the wonderful creations you can make using Close To My Heart's My Reflections Moonlight Paper Pack. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas October Blog Hop for the full list.

26 comments:

Conley Family said...

Great projects! I love how you made the bat box -- very creative!

Mandy Leahy {CTMH} said...

WOW... stunning projects!

Paper Memories4u said...

Such cute projects. I never knew a bat could be cute but yours sure is.

Carolyn Mendoza-Canales said...

Love your "think outside the box" crafts!! That invitation is awesome!!

Bridgette Berry said...

BEAUTIFUL !!! very creative...thanks for sharing

Sheri Ann Henderson said...

Cute projects!!!

Kigz said...

Super-creative with the bat wings! I love the lines on that card--the circles of the different patterns are fantastic!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow!! You really went all out for this blog Traci!! Terrific creations!!

Tami said...

Three great projects! The bat box is incredible -- I might have to try this!

Stephanie Davis said...

Great projects! I love the card with the circles! The web is super cool with the spider badge button inside! :)

KristiDaroci said...

I love this bat box!!

Debi said...

Really great projects!

Danielle DeNise said...

These turned out fantastic. Beautiful job!

Traci Williams said...

Thank you...Traci

Traci Williams said...

I get inspired now and then, hehe! See, you have taught me a lot in such a short amount of time! Thank you Mandy!

Traci Williams said...

Awe, thank you! I am just glad the bat is paper!

Traci Williams said...

Hi Carolyn, this was a fun one. Love the paper pack! Thanks, Traci

Traci Williams said...

So kind, thank you Bridgette.

Traci Williams said...

It was a fun month to join in on the hop's, I am going to sign up for more now that I see all the fun projects and the comments are even more inspiring, thank you!

Traci Williams said...

Thank you. The Moonlight Paper pack is truly fun to work with.

Traci Williams said...

Hi Gloria, I had a little time this past month, wait, what month? I just can't believe how fast September went. It just seems like yesterday that I was reviewing the Clementine Blog Hop. This paper pack made it so easy to be creative. Thank you.

Traci Williams said...

Yes, do give it a try, truly fun and easy. All the comments are getting me excited to see the reactions from the kids that come knocking this year! Many thanks Tami.

Traci Williams said...

Thank you Stephanie.

Traci Williams said...

Hi Kristi, I just can't wait to hand them out this Halloween! Thank you.

Traci Williams said...

Thank you for following the blog hop and I am thoroghly pleased you enjoyed my projects.

Traci Williams said...

Wow, thank you Danielle. A truly wonderful B&T paper pack from Close To My Heart and so glad to share. Again, thank you.