Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Mini Album/Altered Cricut cartridge box

In September, I began a Halloween mini-album in a box (altered Cricut cartridge box), but due to illness that turned into pneumonia, I just haven't had the energy to do anything more on it. Since today is Halloween, I'm posting a little of what I did get done before getting sick.

First I took apart a Cricut cartridge box and covered it, then glued the
inner box section back on. The rosette and the iron gate edging are both Tim Holtz
dies. I mainly used a K & Company paper pad and coordinating
embellishments, but I did throw in a few other things from the LSS and
from JoAnn's. The spiderweb edging on the bottom of the
front flap is a Martha Stewart punch.

Below: the open box. I will probably put something inside the lid.
I just didn't get that far yet. The unfinished mini-album is inside the box.

The front cover of the unfinished mini-album.
There will be ribbons on the rings eventually.
The first couple of pages. The apothecary bottles on the right
page are large enough for small photos or journaling on the back.
The labels from the bottles came from the internet.
I was already sick when I found them, and I thought I knew where
I got them, but my head must have been in a fog.
If I figure it out, I'll post it later.
There's a little more I got done, but not enough to show.
At the rate I'm going, maybe it will be done for Halloween 2012.

I'm still sick. The doctor gave me a different antibiotic to try.
Now I'm going back to bed.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October Make & Take Treat Bag

The die cut box is from Accu-Cut. The ticket stamp is by Tim Holtz. The little Jack-o-lantern and Crow landscape (background) are Stampendous Cling Rubber stamps. To do the background I had to mask off the parts I didn't want stamped, because the stamp would have spilled over slightly onto the sides. The little bow is crochet thread that I've had in my stash for years.