Monday, September 6, 2010

The Big “O”

Hope every one had a great Labor Day, my hubby worked so I finished my “O” letter banner tags for Elizabeth’s Halloween Banner. This was a lot of fun, once I got an idea….I went with E’s original instructions and made the cards the same as hers, in regards to thickness and size. See Elizabeth’s blog for this info:

I had bought a TON of Daisy D’s Halloween paper a few years ago, and had only used a bit for my son’s Halloween pages. So I pulled it all out and saw that that there were tags already the size I needed! How lucky was that????? I then pulled out my Halloween bag of goodies and found these:

IMG_2073.1JPG lots and lots of possibilities.

I then got out this:

IMG_2076 having only used it twice I was looking forward to getting to know this machine….so I cut out shapes and letters….so much easier!!!!


My next thing to pull on out:

IMG_2079 I just LOVE Stickles! You can never mess up with Stickles! It covers a multitude of sins.

And you can’t do Halloween projects without this:

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From Kris Hurst at Blissfull Elements last year. So I spent a few hours just cutting out the three layers, it takes awhile with my arthritis, but I played my tunes and the time went quickly…..and I started putting the items together. And this is what emerged:



I swear I just let go….didn’t think too hard and quit worrying about mistakes….A black cat eye stamp pad helped that a lot! :) AMAM06SI2bxHEqlkGhjzSIUqsJEhuwQT8YgKVYhQ-i093PHV_v7w47fH4H6LcwlXN-iNzSmGEuRU6IQ9Jtp_K8iqR7VP26YFpCHHM96DtkQq4NfGHrDQ1ErJ0lcsZ33jttmYwzHNzEvtGufVabirpKBPgD

So what was I going to do for the backs???? I save Halloween images and such to a folder on my desktop and I had this image:

rosen - black cat sucker holderCutout I put it in Adobe Photoshop Elements and I did this:

rosen - black cat sucker holderCutout4_edited-1 copy copy I know it isn’t much but for a newbie, just putting my name on something was fun. First I used the stamping tool and got rid of the words at the bottom and then I used the text tool and added my name….Meri aren’t you proud of me?????

And since this was a vintage sucker tag, well…I got suckers!

Sorry this photo is so washed out it is cloudy right now….

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The darn flash had to be on…..

And I glued these to the backs of the tags….I feel very happy with the results! But there is one more thing I need to say….

I HATE POP DOTS!!!!!! The darn things end up everywhere but where I want them!!!!! I ended up using double sided tape. Does anyone else have this problem with the stinking little things???? LOL

Thanks for popping in!



The tags are just AWESOME!!! You did a wonderful job!! I sure the double sided tape too and I do like pop dots :)
Deb :)


that is USE double sided tape...where is spell check when I need it!??

sherri said...

Great job, Sandy! I wish I could trick or treat on your block!

vivian said...

Sandy, I love your tags! I mailed mine out to E on Saturday, at the same time of mailing a little something secial to you. heres a link if you want to see mine.
have a great week Sandy!

Nan said...

Sandy this tag is just darling you done good girl. I need more Stickles I can see that now !!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your tags turned out fantastic! I love my cricut too! Just used it for my nieces big birthday bash. Used it at school too.

Again, your tags are great. I can't wait to see them all together. I love my apron you did so I know these are very well made too.

Celestial Charms said...

Wonderful job on the tags, Sandy. Love all the pretty paper you used, and the lollipop is the icing on the cake. I'm sure all the other ladies will be thrilled.

ImagiMeri said...

You go girl,

You did an awesome job, just like I always knew you could if you just let yourself go. Keep it up and you'll be teaching classes instead of me.

Love ya'

Cindy said...

Your tags are really cool. Love the vintage cat on the backs of them. I've used pop dots and have had so so success with them. They do tend to get all over the place, but for small items, I'll tolerate them.

Susan Freeman said...

Those tags are such fun!

Susan and Bentley

Brenda Pruitt said...

These are so cute! You're showing me craft machines and such I've never seen. And how darling they made things turn out. Love what you did with the cat card. I don't know how to use those things on Photoshop that do that stuff.

barncat (Lisa) said...

They turned out very cute! Love that kitty (of course!).

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!! You did very well with very little. I'm impressed. Tammy

Jenny said...

Wow. This is soooo cool Sandy! You did a great job!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Sandy those are so stinkin cute!
Love the vintage image for the backs!
They are so adorable...... you did good girl!
Hugz, Dolly

Unknown said...

Sandy, Sandy, Sandy! Have you ever taken a huge leap forward into teacherville! This absolutely is such an awesome tutorial, the tag beyond belief adorable! I can't wait to get them in person and post about them, and see them in the real! I will be sure and direct readers to a sneak peek! Thank you again so very much for joining along and lending your wonderful creativity to our swap! Elizabeth

Lemon Lane Studio said... stinking cute. You did a great job. Can't wait to see it all come together.

genie said...

Sandy...What a FABULOUS post and tutorial. I am so excited for all of you who are making the Halloween gals are doing a great job and I am learning so much by following you. Congrats on your cat...I love him!
Genie @ Buttons for Baga

Cornbread Fed said...

I wish I had time to be so crafty. :(

Cherry Chick said...

How cute are they! You all are so creative with your banners. So much time and work goes in to all of this. They're all just wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

From the Kitchen said...

I love Halloween and your blog!!


Happy@Home said...

Thanks so much for your visit which led me to you adorable blog. I just love your header!!
I read in your profile that you are fairly new to crafting. Really?? You could have fooled me. Your tags are sooo cute. When I visit blogs like yours and Elizabeth's, I am just amazed at the talents you possess. I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Unknown said...

Hi Sandy,

Thanks for visiting me! Yes go ahead and use my photos of the pumpkins!




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