Oct 28, 2012

DZ Doodles; Fall Color Palette, Glam Goth Candle Holders, Metallic Pumpkin, Freebie Digis, Felt Stockings and Patterns, UTEE Shiny Embellishments, Jolee's Boutique, Crochet Lamp Shades, and much more added throughout the week!

Hello Fellow Doodlers!











Gifts for the holidays come packaged in all different sizes, so why not make a box size to suit-your-gift?! Carol, at Our Little Inspirations, was inspired to create her Halloween Trick or Treat Boxes from, The Sunset House Top Note Die Box Tutorial, which will also give you an idea of how easily it is done!


Create a few fun prinatable Halloween Labels to adhere to an assortment of bottles using full sheet label paper, or use regular paper and some Mod Podge! Visit The Country Chic Cottage for a fun tutorial on Angie's Macbeth Halloween decor projects! Get your craft on, and your PDF Halloween Labels...

The question is Mod Podge or Gesso and Ink Jet or Laser Print!

And while I'm on the subject of Mod Podge, here is a tutorial of How to Transfer Inkjet Images to Wood. BUT, it is also useable on a lot of surfaces ... I'd call it more of a tutorial on creating decals! And Claudine Hellmuth's Spooky Tree "Gesso" Transfer Technique video gives you yet another idea/way of creating a "decal"!

Jim, The Gentleman Crafter introduces you to his how-to videos to make what he calls his, Haunted Panorama! A project that really makes a nice addition to your Halloween decorations. And the amazing Witchy Panorama (shown) from Dena's Stamping Corner is a "knock your Halloween socks off" creation! See more of her details...






Okay! Enough about my ill-fated week of the flu! I'm ready-set-to get-started on the ideas and projects for the year-end holidays! And here is my Halloween card design!




A MASTER CREATION, Specialty Desserts For Any Occasion, should get your holiday cookie-creating-imagination stirred up early enough to make dozens of these homemade treats for family and friends! I love Christmas goodies, especially when they come from someone's oven! And here's some ornaments from my image collection  for your projects!










The Perfect Palette may be considered a "wedding colors palette" guide for brides, but I can't help but feel it's very useful for designing for just about anything! And, I stop there often when I need a bit of inspiration both in color and in some of the projects! I love the "harvest" combinations.
 
These are the Fall 2012 colors: {Shades of Orange, Latte, Gold + White}
  


 
Are you hosting a Glam Goth Halloween Party? These dollar store Glam Goth Candle Holders will be a favorite! In addition to the "how-to" to this project, there's plenty more project ideas to think about when you click on Oh My! Creative's Glam Goth Girl's Night Out Halloween Party. You've got to see all the goodies ... makes me want to plan a party for next year!
Witches Bounty Treat Bags! What a charming handmade favor-bag to suit any Halloween party, delightful! You can put just about anything inside, and that mystery is great for your guests to take home. Get the how-to details at My Own Ideas.






Bling your pumpkin too! Make a cool and stylish metallic pumpkin in no time using Tacky Glue and a string of gold mardi gras beads. Such a sophisticated look that screams upscale, don't you think? Alexa, at Swell Designer, will show how easily it's done! This is not only a gorgeous piece for a Glam Goth Party but can also go in your decor for a Thanksgiving Party as well!



You've got to watch the "Got Candy" spider and bag card video by Julie Ebersole at the Ellen Hutson's, the Classroom. It's just too cute! Yes, I had to place an order for the bag and spider too - this will have to be next year's Halloween card project!
Bird's Cards has a little Coffin Treat Box freebie template for you! There's a cut file for those of you with digital cutters and a template version for those without!
 
Greet trick-or-treaters with a menacing silhouette that climbs the stairs. The rise on steps doesn't differ much from one staircase to another, so these pieces can be saved and used in another location next year. To make a large silhouette for your staircase, print out Martha Stewart's staircase template; cut out each section. Following the numbered diagram, tape together the sections for each stair (numbered 1 through 9) at the dotted lines. Trace onto pieced-together black construction paper, and cut out. Number the back of each stair section according to the diagram; attach each section to the appropriate stair riser with double-sided tape. Get the how-to for a Flying Witch on a Broom Stick template to fit your window. Get Martha Stewart's collection of Halloween Decorating and Craft Tmeplates, read more... 
 
 
Just in time for Halloween, printable Spider Origami boxes "free" PDF file (or print directly) for trick or treaters! There is some crazy origami folding involved, but hey, it's time you learn something new, and you'll get the hang of it after one or two attempts. If you can fold, you can do this following the easy step-by-step photo how-to's!
 
 

Our Little Inspirations Halloween Coffin Treat Holder design
gave me "good thing" reasons to utilize my Martha Stewart Goo Punch!
Go here for the Martha Stewart Coffin Box "free"Template download.
 
 
And I just love Our Little Inspirations
Ornament Christmas card projects simplicity and elegance!

 
Hay rack rides, bobbing for apples, the smells of Autumn and fireplace chimneys fill the air now! But, soon enough, it will be Christmas!! So here's some remnant ideas for Fall projects and the beginnings for projects to come!

 
 
 

 
Dimensions — the needlework division of EK Success — offers felt-applique Christmas stocking kits that include everything you need to complete a beautiful keepsake. The die cut felt elements are prepunched with evenly spaced holes so you can be confident your blanket stitch will look perfect! This makes the kits ideal for newbies and for experienced stitchers who need to finish a project quickly. To find out more or purchase stocking kits, see the Dimensions online shop.
 

 

 

 


Sewing a Christmas Stocking is your opportunity to make it as simple or as elaborate as you possibly can... maybe even some where in between. There are many ways to embellish a Christmas Stocking. Explore and make a memory stocking that just may become a family heirloom.
 
Materials
  • 1/2 yard* of fabric for the main body of the stocking
  • 1/4 yard* fabric for the top of the stocking
  • 1/4 yard* of lining fabric to compliment the top of the stocking.
  • Thread to match both fabrics
  • Print out of the pattern
  • Optional: Applique's and embellishments to taste

*The fabric requirements will make more than one stocking.
Note: All instructions are for 1/4" seams.

Tipnut's Crafty Christmas VINTAGE HOLIDAY TEMPLATES are a variety of goodies from the 1950's ... darling appliques to embellish your felt Christmas Stocking, cards, or various holiday projects!









 


Get the Free Pattern and Directions to Sewing a Christmas Stocking! For photo instructions and other details read more at About Sewing...






Sparkly, Happy, Needs No Sewing, Christmas Stocking by Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist with a free PDF Stocking Pattern for you to design your own stocking!


Creating Embellishments with UTEE
Video Courtesy of Ranger Ink
 
Stampington and Company presents a new way to turn Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (also called UTEE) into shiny embellishments perfect for Christmas ornaments, home decor items, card or scrap page embellishments, and more. Click on UTEE  to purchase products you'll need for your projects!
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) is a specially formulated, large particle embossing powder. Used with a heat tool, the first layer creates a bumpy texture, while the second and more layers create a smooth finish. The layers can be crackled or stamped into. For one of a kind embellishments and jewelry, melt UTEE in Ranger's Melting Pot and immerse pieces shrink plastic to create “glass” pieces or pour into molds!


 
 
When projects need to “pop”, Jolee’s Boutique dimensional stickers and embellishments are the choice! Featuring creative original designs, perfected craftsmanship, and intricate detail in popular pastimes, sentiments and celebrations, each dimensional image is crafted by hand using fine quality materials. When you want to preserve a special moment or share a unique experience, Jolee’s Boutique lets you truly personalize every scrap booking, card making, paper crafting and gift giving project.
 
 


I am an advt crocheter who is always looking for new crochet challenges ... this "shade" idea, from Deconome (French), is just the perfect one to stir my imagination - maybe, yours too?! And as you scroll down the blog you will find other gorgeous design ideas as well!
 
Each of these projects can be used as a decoration, gift or both! Plan to fill each cone with some candies and a beaded book mark then hang them on your tree as decorations until it is time to give them away. These are really fun, easy projects. All the patterns are available for free download on  Christmas Paper Crafts page. The decorated gift box is also available for free. If you would like to purchase the rest of the paper used for these creations click our "Gifts of Joy" Collection.

 
 
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