Cutie Patootie Fall Cuts!

My mom’s birthday was at the end of October. I had bought her some fun jewelry, but wanted to make a cute gift box to give them to her in. SVG Cuts to the rescue! I love their cut files! They always have something amazing up their sleeves!

I decided to make the owl box from the Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit, that way she could keep it out as a decoration through Thanksgiving. To go with it, I created the Scarecrow card from the September Scenes Stand-Up Cards SVG Kit. They both turned out so cute!

JanaEubank_OwlandCard

JanaEubank_OwlandCard2

I changed the owl up a bit by adding more feathers to his wings (just handcut by me). I also cut the beak out twice so that I could layer them together. I bent the top layer up, so that his mouth was open … he kind of looks like he’s smiling! :) For the eyes, I added punched circles from corrugated paper, then used Recollections large black pearl stickers for the pupils (purchased at Michael’s). His belly was embossed with the Charles Embossing Folder by Cricut. Finally, I added some twine around his neck (with a metal charm by My Mind’s Eye, older collection), buttons and gems.

JanaEubank_OwlandCard3

Pumpkin embossed with the Cricut Cuttlebug Kaleidoscope folder. The haybale was embossed with the Darice Thin Lines Border folder.

The papers I used, were from these fun stacks that I purchased at JoAnn’s.

JanaEubank_OwlPaper

Have a great weekend!

JanaBold

One More Halloween Page!

Okay, okay … I couldn’t stop! I have one more Halloween layout to add to other spooky pages I have shared with you this week. :)

I had these blurry shots of the girls’ Halloween Costume parade from last year that I wasn’t particularly excited to get scrapped. They just weren’t calling my name … but, I decided I would go ahead and tackle them while I had all of the Halloween papers out on my desk. And you know what?! I actually had fun with them! I’m happy about how this one came together.

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT

JanaEubank_BumpInTheNight1e

I used a Scrapbook Generation sketch to get me started on this one. I loved that the photos were anchored by patterned paper strips … a great way to use up the scraps hanging out on my desk from my other Halloween projects this week. The bottom strip is a length of fabric tape. I added the star border rubon over the top to bring down the star pattern I have going on at the top of the page.

JanaEubank_BumpInTheNight2

I love making die cut titles, but this time I decided to utilize my ever-growing stash of letter stickers and create a mixed title. I usually shy away from doing this because I’m too lazy to look through all of my alphabet bins. Hehe! I need to do it more often … I love the way it turned out!

JanaEubank_BumpInTheNight3

On the sketch there was a grouping of 4-5 circles and stars on the right hand side of the page. I replaced these with a few pumpkins I created using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I used the pumpkins from the Cirque de Scaree set of cut files by Lettering Delights. I just love the striped pumpkins with their party hats and silly grins! In fact, I’m thinking it might be fun to make party hats for the pumpkins on our porch next Hallooween!

The Halloween decorations are now put away for the year and I think it might be time to put away the Halloween papers, too. I’ve been itching to scrapbook some Fall photos, but haven’t really taken any this year. Sounds like I better pull out the camera and get some pics of the kids playing in the leaves before the snow starts to fly. :)

Have a great day!

JanaBold

Use It Up – Halloween Style, Part 2

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

Monday, I shared with you my bad habit of collecting, but not using, Halloween collections. Today is my second installment of the projects I created, trying to use up my existing Halloween stash. :) Today, I am scrapping with the 2011 American Crafts Nightfall collection.

COSTUME PARADE

JanaEubank_CostumeParade1

 

JanaEubank_CostumeParade2

Chipboard letter stickers are by BasicGrey. Blue letter stickers are from Echo Park Paper.

.

CARVING PUMPKINS

For this page I used a sketch by Scrapbook Generation. I LOVE their sketches … especially in the middle of the night, when my creative brain is just wanting to play, and not think out designs. Hehe!

I also mixed in several stickers and brads from the 2012 October Afternoon Witch Hazel collection.

JanaEubank_CarvingPumpkins1

JanaEubank_CarvingPumpkins2

Black letter stickers by ScrapWorks. Orange letter stickers from Rusty Pickle. (oldies, but goodies!)

.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

I was starting to run out of steam on design ideas, but wanted to keep working. For me, that is when I like to scraplift one of my favorite designers. It’s always fun to try on a new style! For this page, I used THIS AMAZING PAGE by Summer Fullerton as inspiration (LOVE her work! Thanks, Summer!).

JanaEubank_HalloweenRapunzel1

 

Black Letter Thickers by American Crafts. Orange letter stickers by Rusty Pickle.

JanaEubank_HalloweenRapunzel2

JanaEubank_HalloweenRapunzel3

 

Ahhh! It feels good to use up some older supplies! Sadly, I didn’t make as big of a dent in them, as I had hoped. *gulp!* You *might* just be seeing more Halloween pages from me before this month is over … I mean, I GOTTA use up some of these papers, so I will have room to shop for more next year, right?! Hehe!

Have a great day!

JanaBold

Use It Up – Halloween Style, Part 1

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

I think I have mentioned it here on my blog before, but I have a major problem of collecting (and not using) Halloween collections. It is my favorite holiday, so naturally I am drawn to Halloween paper collections. Swoon!

This year, though, I grounded myself. I told myself, that I couldn’t buy anything until I made a dent in what I already have. So … all last week, while I was fighting insomnia in the middle of the night, I scrapped as many Halloween pages as I could. I had so much fun! Here is my first round … using an older Witch Hazel collection by October Afternoon (I believe it is from 2012).

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

JanaEubank_HappyHalloween1

JanaEubank_HappyHalloween2

.

ALL HALLOW’S EVE

JanaEubank_HallowEve1

JanaEubank_HallowEve2

.

I *HEART* FALL

JanaEubank_ILoveFall1

JanaEubank_ILoveFall2

JanaEubank_ILoveFall3

JanaEubank_ILoveFall4

JanaEubank_ILoveFall5

 

Silhouette cuts used on this page:

Chalkboard journal stickers, brads and buttons are from the 2011 American Crafts Nightfall collection. Check back Wednesday for my “Use It Up” layouts using this collection.

Thanks for coming by!

JanaBold