Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Halloween in July!

Last week, I gave you Christmas in July. Well, today is July 31st and we are going to celebrate Halloween in July! I have another WorldWin Papers project to share today. I created this for the WorldWin Summer CHA booth, for display last last week in Las Vegas. 

Is this the cutest little boo banner ever?! (It was really hard to photograph! My ghosts are sort of....ghostlike!) Each little banner is about 4 inches long. This is just a little home decor piece that you could hang on a door. 

I created the "Os" out of paper rosettes, rather than letters. They were so fun to make! Let's take a closer peeky at each banner.

I created the base of the banner from ColorMates Royal Purple and Petallics Black Ore cardstock, using a banner die template. I added a banner of printed paper and also covered the chipboard "B" with paper (Graphic 45). The rosette is made from the Royal Purple cardstock. 

The ghosts are cut from Translucent Vellum (White Plaid) using a very old Sizzix die. I have had that ghost die in my stash for over 10 years! Still works and cut the vellum like butter! 

For the "O" I created a large paper rosette from Petallics Black Ore cardstock, then attached a chipboard clock to the top. I cut the clock hands from Black Ore as well.

I love the dimension, and the shimmer of the Black Ore cardstock is perfect for this project! The Petallics cardstock is cover weight and so great to work with!

For the second "O" I created a double rosette out of Black Ore and Royal Purple cardstock. I added another vellum ghostie!

One of my DT pals asked me how I got my rosettes to stay flat. Well, I just glue a circle of paper over the front and back center, and ta da. I use a fast drying glue. One of the other gals uses hot glue. But hot glue and I don't get along well, so I used white glue! I do NOT recommend glue dots as they tend to lift off and the rosettes pop up! 

It was pretty interesting creating Halloween projects in July, especially since I had just finished creating some Christmas cards! I had AC cranked and was a happy camper, crafting away! Thanks for looking!

I hope you have a chance to check out all that WorldWin Papers has to offer!

WorldWin Cardstock:
ColorMates: Royal Purple
Petallics: Black Ore
Translucent Vellum: White Plaid

Designer paper: Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells, Happy Haunting
Halloween chipboard: Graphic 45
Die cutting templates: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Jumbo Banners; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Rosettes, Mini Paper Rosettes; Sizzix Ghosts, Clock Hands
Cord: unknown
Chipboard alpha: Basic Grey
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Aleene's Tacky Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Tombow vellum adhesive


  1. I love this! I'm so far behind on my blog reading...I've been knee-deep in creating menus for BMW. But I had to take a creative break and naturally I went looking for you, my friend. The rosettes are just wonderful!

  2. Really cute banner! I love the spider web clock stamp.

  3. love it, thanks for sharing the close up deets, my nose was 2" away from my computer screen

  4. Anonymous2:42 AM

    Wowww beautiful! love ypor blog!
    Spanish kisses..

  5. very cool banner!
    stamping sue