Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

MCCR Theme Day Thursday

Happy Thursday everyone!!  Today is Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room, and it is my day to post a project.  Todays' project  is party elements...Invitations, decorations, and other things you would see and use at a Halloween themed Party.

     Before we get to my project I just wanted to mention the change in the "Theme day Thursday Banner and how it is  Pink.  For now and until October 15th, we will be displaying pink Banners as well as using pink in our projects in some way to remember  those who have suffered with Breast cancer and in honor of Breast Cancer awareness.

      Now for my project, I did not have any particular project in end point, no vision of what I was going to do for this.  brain freeze,  So I just grabbed come solid color card stock I got from Walmart, my Atg Gun, Gel pens and zig pen and used the cartridges that were in my Jukebox, and looked for Halloween images and let it take me where it would.   This is what I cam up with....

I made this project using 5 solid color card stock, orange, black, purple,bright green and white.  There is a witch hat centerpiece, a cupcake wrapper, a cup cake topper, a place card, an invitation and 3 popcorn treat boxes.

The hat was cut at 7" fro Artiste and the black base is a 7 " circle.  I adhered the green cone to the black base with Fabri-tac, because before it dried I put some frilly black ribbon around it to hide where it attached.  I then cut a strip of  white tuhle  and glued it on.  there are paper flowers cut from Art Philosophy and Artiste/  The Pumpkin was cut from Simply Scarecrow, but the face on it I got from Artiste.

  I cut the cup cake wrapper from Artiste, the one that had a spider web at the top of it.  I then put the stars that were cut from the hat onto it to decorate it a little.

And, of course you have to have a little cupcake topper... so I cut some zig zag circles and layered them with a spider and stuck some balloons on tooth picks with liquid glass, to hold them up.

 I love the little popcorn boxes you can cut with the Artiste cartridge.  they are just the right size at
 4 1/2" to put a few little goodies in.. I had bought some chocolate for when I made this to decorate, but I ate it, I am a chocoholic!  I added the names of my grandchildren on each box so I can surprise them when they come over.  I also added some Jolees Candy corns , to embellish them.

Here is the table Place card....there is a spot on the back to write a name, I think it is cute:)

This is the invitation...the card was cut from Art Philosophy.  the sentiment was from Artiste as well as the jagged edged shape.  the Black dripping goo is actually an Icicle cut from Martha Stewart Seasonal CakeArt.

This is the inside of the card.  Love the Boo!

Well we are nearing the end of today's post, but before I go I wanted to show you my Pink.
I added a dimensional sticker on the back of one of the pop corn boxes/  It has pink Ink and pink rhinestone in the middle.   I hope this post was not too picture heavy for you, I really like how it came out for not really having a plan.

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  1. Love all of this, and love how you just used just solid colors. They all came out awesome!! :)

  2. WOW! all your decorations are amazing

  3. Cathy, these are awesome!! I love the spider projects and the witch's hat is wonderful!!! love them all, excellent work, Hugs Kathy

  4. Wow, these all came out Great! Thanks for stopping by my blog. One good follower deserves another. Hope you'll join in on our fun. Smooches...

  5. You did all this out of those few papers! That is amazing, and don't you just love the Artiste and Art Philosophy carts??? Great great job!
    MCCR DT sis

  6. What can I say Cathy these projects are over the top! I love them all but especially the cupcake toppers. Fabulous job.Hugs~Mary M

  7. You did a great job!! All of this looks amazing. Can I come to the party? :)

  8. oh my u been busy. Love ur projects. You did an amazing job. TFS

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  9. Great party projects!! They turned out awesome!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

  10. Hi! I came to know you via Sherri Baldy's timeline {FB} and here I am as your new follower :) Loving your project...awesome!
    Blog hugs and smiles :)