Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Skeleton Candy Jar

A friend told me about this site, www.misskatecuttables.com and I just love her stuff!  I've been looking for skeletons for awhile and haven't found any I like until these guys.  I welded and flipped him to make them go around the jar.  I cut them in white vinyl.

Broom Holder

I got this cute little cut from www.misskatecuttables.com.  I love her cuts and they are CHEAP!  So I cut this in vinyl and plan to stick brooms in it and put it inside the front door.  I think it will be a nice addition to my other "witch theme" items.

Santa Canvas

I got this cut from www.misskatecuttables.com. I thought this Santa was really cute.  It's hard to find a cute Santa but she has quite a few.  I flipped a canvas to use the inside.  I cut the window by hand with an exacto knife. 



Stocking Ornament

I got this cut from www.misskatecuttable.com.  I just doubled the stocking for the back and flipped it.  I then sewed it together to make the holder for the gift card.  I added a tie as a surprise for Kayla to find on the tree for Christmas morning.


The font is just a random font on scal.  The candy canes and owls came from www.misskatecuttables.com.  The wood is cut at a 7, 6, 5, and a 2 inch for the words in the middle from a 2x4. The owls and candy canes are 2x6 cut at a 6 inch.  I like that it is one project but reversible and you can display for two holidays but only have to store one item.  The candy canes are vinyl but the owls are paper and I mod podged them on.




Halloween Place Mats

I made these place mats with the Trick or Treators and Three Good Little Witches files from www.myscrapchick.com.  I just love these little guys.  I cut them with my Silhouette and ironed heat n bond to the back.  Make sure you get the RED package not the purple.  The purple is not super sticky and needs to be sewn.  Also, I bought mine at Walmart and from my experience, buy it in the roll, not the pkg.  The pkg will have creases in it from being folded and I didn't like that.  It was a much cleaner cut with the roll.  So here's what to do:
1. Iron the heat n bond on the back of your fabric you choose to cut.  Some people choose to cut it a bit smaller and the cut fabric down so when you iron you don't take the chance on it oozing out onto your iron.  So if you wanted 12x12, cut the heat n bond at 12x12 and fabric at 13x13, then iron on and trim.  I'm lazy and have iron cleaner so I skipped that step.
2. Cut just as you would a piece of paper but make sure you use a NEW blade.  One rule I do follow is you don't cut fabric with paper scissors and you don't cut paper with fabric scissors.  Same goes for your blades on you cutting machine, if you want a nice cut.  Also, if you don't cut the fabric right away, hit it with the iron before you do, it seems to make a cleaner cut.  Remember NO STEAM.
3. Iron onto project on medium heat.  If your heat is too high it will leak the glue through the fabric.
Hope that helps anyone that makes this type of project.  It was SUPER easy. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Loopy Hair Bow

I made this bow for a friend today.  I just love the green chevron!  Now I gotta make the girls a matching outfit so I can make them each a bow!