Thursday, September 27, 2012

All Things Altered Fall and Halloween Blog Hop


Welcome to the "All Things Altered" Fall and Halloween Blog Hop! You should be coming to me from Betty's Blog. If you are lost, see the list of blogs at the end of this post to make sure you visit everyone!

You may be wondering what this Blog Hop is all about. Well, in the spring Pam at Scrapbook Flair organized a group of crafters for an altered art blog hop. It was so successful that she decided to do a hop each quarter! (I missed the summer hop due to my crazy schedule.) I was happy to be asked play along for the fall hop!

Pam has put together a line-up of 13 designers, all making some sort altered art for you to use for inspiration!

And there are PRIZES! Pam, our hostess (Scrapbook Flair), is giving away an AMAZING prize! Plus, some of the designers are also giving away goodies! Here is a peeky at my prize package!
 
 
I am giving away an 8x8 Graphic 45 Happy Haunting paper pad, plus three Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx, and all the other goodies you need to create your own altered project!
 
To be entered to win the main prize package:

1. Leave a comment on all the designers' blogs
2. Sign up to Follow the blogs. (To follow my blog, check the left side bar to see the methods for doing so.)
3. Leave a message on the Scrapbook Flair Blog telling Pam you did what you were supposed to do! {grin}

To win MY prize pack, just leave a comment on this post and I will draw one winner to win it!

Now, here is my altered project...a Halloween purse!


When I was trying to figure out what to make, I came across a purse-shaped mini album in my stash. And, I got to thinking that maybe I could use two of the pages to make a purse-shaped box for holding treats or other goodies. I emailed my pal Jim, the Gentleman Crafter to ask him what sort of adhesive to use to glue my box together, and for some other tips on creating chipboard items from scratch. (You see, Jim is the EXPERT on making chipboard stuff, and he gets on my case because I say I cannot make anything from scratch. I was determined to make something, even if it was just a chipboard box!)


To make my box, you need two chipboard shapes that are approximately 6x6 inches. I used two pages from a purse-shaped mini album. The shape also looks a bit like a fat candy corn! You also need five pieces of chipboard in the sizes listed above.


Cover your chipboard with patterned paper. I used Graphic 45 Happy Haunting papers.


Flip the chipboard over and cover the other side. Then, sand and ink the edges.


Use Ranger Glossy Accents to glue the box together. It dries pretty fast, so you only need two hands to get it all glued together! Mine is a little wonky, but it's functional.


Once the box is glued together, use Scor-tape to glue the purse shapes to the front and back of the box. Then you are ready to decorate!


I had fun adding ribbons, flowers, and embellishments to my box.


The little box is big enough to hold treats, candles, or even a set of A2 sized cards.

 

I created a triple bow, and then I added a button and a charm, tied with twine.


Black and gray flowers are pretty and spooky! Or is that pretty spooky?!


I just purchased this image from The Greeting Farm. She is adorable! I loved coloring her and adding some glitter. She's the perfect embellishment for my purse!


Can you spot my mini light bulbs? There are two!


I hope you enjoyed looking at my little Halloween purse! Remember, leave a comment, follow the blogs, and be ready to win!

Now, hop on over to Irit's Blog!

If you get lost during the blog (so sad to get lost!), here is the list of Designers!

Pam
Nicole
Betty
Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
Irit
Christine
Debbie
Jennifer
Jess B.
Barbara R.
Shelley
Candice
Eileen
Scrapbook Flair

Designer paper: Graphic 45 Happy Haunting 8x8 pad
Cardstock: Copic Xpress Blender Card White
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Blackbird, Gray Whale; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers; Sakura Gelly Roll Star Dust
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Sweet and Toxic
Chipboard: Studio18 (purse); Grafix (bulk for making the box); Graphic 45 (Happy Haunting tag)
Embellishments: Prima flowers, velvet trinket charm; Tim Holtz gears; Oriental Trading Company black gear; Sky Blue Pink mini light bulbs; Buttons Galore and More button
Trims: May Arts (orange and black check ribbon); Really Reasonable Ribbon (orange and black satin, black twine)
Die cuts: Spellbinders Labels Twenty-eight
Adhesive: Beacon Fabri-tac, 3-in-1 glue; Scotch 3M tape; Ranger Glossy Accents

76 comments:

  1. Gloria as always you amaze! Love this purse and crazy about the triple bow ~ too cute! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win your awesome give away.

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  2. Spectacular purse! Your designs are always so amazing! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I am so glad you have friends like Jim that hound I mean encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone! This is a very unique project! Of course I love those Graphic 45 papers, the triple bow is fantastic, the little girl is precious (love those hair bows) and light bulbs?? Who knew that would be so stinkin' perfect!! Another wonderful creation Gloria ~ TFS

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  4. Gloria~I am soooo in love with your darling Halloween purse!!!

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  5. This is amazing. I love your purse. So clever to use the mini this way. I'm a new follower. TFS.

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  6. Gloria,your purse is amazing!!!! Now I want a purse!!! Love the image that you used, I want her too. LOL Amazing details in your project. Thank you for being part of the All Things Alter Fall/Halloween Blog Hop. Pam

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  7. Gloria..
    Very cute... Did you say you used GLITTER?
    I love the little bulbs!
    Connie

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  8. This is too Freakin' adorable!!! I wanna make one too! Your chipboard looks rather thick...did you purchase it or is it scraps from here & there? TFS such a great project - would make an awesome teacher gift!!! :) Becky V.

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  9. Love this purse and the bow is too cute. To be honest I can't make a bow. Your whole project is great!

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  10. Oh, super great project!! Good thinking, who knows if you keep this up maybe Jim will end up asking you for advise=D That man has endless imagination:) I loved your purse, I will so use that as a fun gift box, with a mini inside perhaps? You are so amazing and I love that you had a TGF image on the purse, perfect touch!

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  11. WoW! Fun and fabulous project! I just love it. ;D

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  12. Nothing gets me going like a cool purse project!! And thanks for hte instructions. I will be making one of these for some of the little ones that hang out 'round my abode!

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  13. What a lovely project! I love that you showed step by step! XOXO

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  14. Fa-boo-lous purse and that stamp is so so cute! Thanks for the great instructions and chance to win the DIY purse! :-)

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  15. It's gorgeous - I love it! Thanks for showing us all the details.

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  16. This is so wickedly cute! Love the girl and all your elements. Wish I was talented enough to alter in that way.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  17. This is such a beautiful project, I can't believe you made the box from scratch you are so talented!!!

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  18. Wonderful Idea well done take care

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  19. love the lil purse! so cute <3

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  20. What a cute..cute..purse. Love it!!

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  21. oooh this is to cute for halloween!! I've done paper purses.. but the sturdiness of chipboard if perfect so it isn't as delicate! Great work
    Sherry

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  22. very cute purse box

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  23. very cute purse box

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  24. Fantastic! How adorable.

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  25. I love this purse ...gotta try it mamadragon6@msn.com

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  26. Oh Gloria, I love it. I'm not really a purse person but WOW! Thanks for the chipboard tips. I have a kit around here somewhere... You have a new follower. I'll be back to check out more of your work. Thanks

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  27. Awww, your little purse would be so perfect for my mom with just a little something sweet inside. :)

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  28. So cute! I love Halloween and everything about it. This is a really fun prize. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. wow im loving the cute little bag
    chrissy o xxxx

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  30. So cute, I love all the layers and details! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

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  31. Halloween purse = ADORABLE!! I love it!!

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  32. This is so cute!!! I love it!!!

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  33. Awesome job Shug! Proud of you! LOL!

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  34. Halloween purse.a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!

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  35. This is great!! I'm going to give it a shot for my little next door neighbor, thanks!

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  36. Beautiful.....These are so awesome I just have to make this....So neat.

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  37. I love this project and will def have to go on my to do list. TFS!!!

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  38. Never commented on a blog hop before but thank you, Gloria. It's 00.42am here in UK so not sure I will get thru all the hops, lol.
    I adore Graphic 45 & your purse is amazing. Wish i was clever enough to make something from scratch with chipboard. Brilliant colours!!

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  39. Gloria...I follow you on the G45 Blog and sometimes hop to yours and I'm a big fan! I love your purse even if you think the box is wonky - LOL! Mostly I like the stamp you used...a girly Halloween treat holder. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. I really adore this little purse. Thanks for sharing. Have become a follower and commented on all in this blog hop. Thank you!

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  41. So wonderful! Luv the flowers & light buls~made a perfect addition & so creative;) Thanx 4 sharing inspiring & giving away~lol! ~prhmangel@gmail.com

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  42. So very cute and colourful! Great mix of embellishments.
    How great are friends that encourage and share their knowledge!!

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  43. This is adorable!!!
    Christina
    ccapps35@gmail.com

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  44. Ga-orgeous! Another wow project on the hop! Awesome colors and perfectly embellished. Can I have it?!
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

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  45. Oh my... this is super adorable. TFS

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  46. So cute thanks for sharing. Will have to try to make one. Amy Kluchesky

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  47. Oh my, what a fabulous purse!! I just love the Graphic 45 papers and then adding the flowers and ribbon are just the perfect touch! LOVE your blog..and I'm a new follower!

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  48. Jim will be so proud of you! You did it! A made from scratch box! Yea!! And a very pretty box too. Love the little purse pages you used and the darling witch (girl)?! Heading back to catch the start of the hop so I don't miss anyone! I'm following you be email.

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  49. Wow this is awesome, adore everything about it. Never been brave enough to attempt anything like this but you make it look so do-able.
    Thanks for sharing. Heading to next one for more inspiration
    Sandra. Xx

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  50. Your projects always blow me away and this is terrific! I love the papers and all the embellishments, especially the gray and black flowers....wow!!! I'm a new follower!

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  51. What a great little gift bag! Your purse is so unique and striking! You almost make it look easy!! Love this!

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  52. Rock Star, you have made my day!!! How stinkin' clever to use a chipboard album like this!!!! Love, love, love it!!! Big bear hugs and lot of love coming your way!!!!!!

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  53. That little box is AWESOME! Especially loving your GF Image!

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  54. Gloria! OMG - this is so adorable! I'm so not a fan of purse stuff - but you have changed my mind. I love this! Love, love, LOVE it! As always, you are so blasted creative :)

    Miss you girl. Can you come to Texas and hang out now?? ;)

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  55. This is so very cute, Gloria. I love how you colored the little girl with the "skull bows" in her hair. Lightbulbs, I only found one, but how imaginative. This would hold some mighty fine Halloween candy. :)

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  56. Gloria, this is so cute and you make it seem so simple! I'm altering something for a dear friend who loves Halloween AND Steampunk, so I'm particularly thrilled with how you fit the lightbulbs and gears in! There's hope for me! Thanks for the great ideas - and I do love the grey roses, I can remember if I got some or stuck with black, purple, and orange, anyway, I love your project! And thanks for the chance to win some very cool stuff!

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  57. OMG! this is awesome, I know some little girls that would be fighting me for this, good job :)

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  58. This came out very cute and it's a "glam" way to trick-or-treat!

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  59. I think this is a very 'to-die-for' purse, da-ling. I like the pop of color you added to her. It makes her a part of the whole package. And, your bow is great! Love the layers.

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  60. This is really, really awesome! I love all of the little details. Thanks for the tip to use glossy accents to hold the chipboard together.

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  61. Fun project, great details! The recipient is going to love the goodies and then using your cute purse as a decorative home accent :)

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  62. You definitely knocked it out of the park! Love the purse idea. The image you used is SO CUTE!

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  63. Great job, Gloria...and I'm so glad you shared the details with us. My granddaughter would love one of these for her Halloween goodies! I love the lightbulbs!

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  64. Amazing and too cute! Love G45 anything! CallyAnn

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  65. Fantastic project and amazing detailed instructions! Thank you!

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  66. So glad you thought of the Halloween Purse. It is adorable. All the little details from products to colors were spot on. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. that turned out adorable! thanks for including a great supplies list with name brands. that helps us copy-cat girls :)

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  68. As always, Gloria, you blow me away. Thanks for the fab instructions. This is so cute, You might even get me to color. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  69. I LOVE your altered treat box and I know a precious liitle girl that I would make one for if I end up winning your stash! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  70. well your work gets better every time i look love it thanks for showing use hugs linda

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  71. This is a wonderful project! - love the shapes, and all your details. On to hop some more!

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  72. Love your purse! So sweet.

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  73. That purse is stinkin' cute! Love the image and all of your fantastic embellishments!

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  74. thanks for sharing.

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