a large box to me yesterday all the way from Lindon, UT. And Jenn got one too. And the store, but theirs was MUCH bigger. What is it you ask? Well, it is none other than next week's Quickutz release!!! Yep! They're here and as soon as you see them you'll want them and we'll be able to get them right out to you. Okay, okay, enough teasing. But, we really do have the dies!
Perhaps yesterday's delivery is why I forgot today was Wednesday! I know, that's really bad. But really, I lost a day somewhere. It's okay though becuase the projects I have to show you will totally make you forget that I was late today! (blush)
We'll start with these awesome Halloween Decor ideas from Shar.
For this project, Shar dropped some candy corn down into a cup then she cut out shapes, adhered them to skewers and stuck them down into the candy! A quick tie of a ribbon around the top of the cup and you have yourself an edible Halloween centerpiece! Shar used the Cookie Cutter Haunted House and Tree (for the tree), the other Haunted House (for the moon, clouds and bat), the Revolution Bat, 2x2 Pumpkins and Ghost.
Now this next idea from Shar is great for those of you who don't like to get your hands dirty carving pumpkins. Or for those of you who have little ones who don't need to play with sharp objects! LOL!
Here Shar used her dies to cut black Quickutz vinyl which she adhered to the pumpkins in lieu of carving them. This is especially great because like Shar said, the pumpkins will last longer not carved and the vinyl is basically weather proof! She used the Haunted House with Tree again and the Halloween border on one. For the other she used the other Haunted House set for the moon, clouds and bats then she used basic shapes to make a face for the smallest pumpkin. Her granddaughter, Grace, helped her make these.
Here's a great treat bag idea from PJ.
To make this cute little guy, PJ used the largest die from the Spellbinders Labels 1 Nestabilities set, a Scallop Circle Nestabilities and 2 regular Circle Nestabilities. For the beak, she cut a Square Nestabilities and cut it into quarters from the corners to make the triangle. These little bags are adorable and could be easy to mass produce.
And here's one more Halloween themed quickie project and a note from Jenn.
Looking for a last mintute teacher's gift? Stop by the drugstore and pick
up a bag of peppermint patties, then grab your QK Nesting Flowers or Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, some black cardstock and a Photo Corner die and voila - instant spiders! I just added some googly eyes and a circle nose for the finishing touch. I've seen this idea on several blogs using punches so I'm not sure where it originated (possibly a Stampin UP rep), but it makes for a quick and easy halloween project. If you don't have a photo corner die, you could use the lightning bolt from the Rev Weather die, or a #7 from many different alphabets. Wouldn't these be great using the chubby animals you can cut on your Silhouette? Or how about the new Quickutz Turkey released last month - the body is a circle and the feathers could go behind. I'm sure you can think of many adaptations for this idea.
Aren't those some fabulous ideas? If you make any variation of these ideas I hope you'll share with us! You can email your projects to me at Katie@scrap-mart.com. We'll be back on Friday with some sketchy fun! We hope to see you then!