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Member Since January 2010, 1 forum posts, 0 public projects

Location: Orem, Utah

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Tick-or-Treat Haunted House Paper Craft {Thirty-One}

Have you enjoyed our Halloween paper craft week? 

We're rounding out the week with a really amazing trick-or-treat haunted house created by Design Team member Juliana Michaels.

Are you ready for a little awesome?

Trick-or-Treat Haunted House 


I just love Halloween and decorating for Halloween is one of my favorite things to do. With that being said, I couldn't resist creating a Trick or Treat Halloween birdhouse using the new Thirty One collection. 
The wooden birdhouse that I used as the base of the my project was purchased from a local craft supply store. I like to look for ones that are either on sale or clearance and then I save them for projects just like this. They are so much fun to alter with patterned papers and stickers and once finished, they can become the perfect piece to add to your holiday decor!


SUPPLIES:Thirty One Pumpkin Patch Patterned Paper (732295)Thirty One Hocus Pocus Patterned Paper (732291)Thirty One Dreadful Patterned Paper (732297)Thirty One Enchanted Patterned Paper (732299)Thirty One Icon Stickers (732304)Basics Purple Mini Dot (751390)Knock Outs Border Punch Kit (63013)Glitter Candy Dots Black (744291) 

INSTRUCTIONS:Purchase a wooden birdhouse at a local craft supply store. 

Paint the roof, underside of the roof, any openings and all of the edges with a color of acrylic paint that coordinates with the patterned paper you will be using on the section. I choose to use black for mine.


To cover the birdhouse with patterned paper you will need to create a template using white copy paper or a transparency.  

Place the paper/transparency on the birdhouse. crease the paper along the edges and then use a pencil to draw the edges. Cut out the template, just outside the drawn edges and place it on the birdhouse to make sure it fits properly. Trim it to fit as needed.  

Next, place the template on the patterned paper and trace around it. Cut it out and adhere it to the birdhouse using Yes! Paste or your favorite adhesive. 

The roof is made up of ½” strips cut from patterned paper. Run the strips through a paper crimper and then cut them into small pieces to create “shingles”. Adhere them to the roof using a hot glue gun to help provide more dimension.


Punch strips from patterned paper using the border punch, trim and adhere to edge of roof and base of birdhouse using hot glue glue. Cut 1/4” strips of purple patterned paper and adhere along roof edges. Embellish roof edges with Glitter Candy Dots.


Decorate house with Icon Stickers and attach them with Foam Tabs as needed for added dimension.


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Halloween Framed Banner {Thirty-One}

Banners are always a Pebbles staple, so when Design Team Member Wendy Sue Anderson came up with this fun Halloween framed banner, we knew it was a winner. 

Halloween Framed Banner

I am still a huge fan of banners in my holiday décor, and I couldn’t wait to use the brand new Thirty One line to create my Halloween banner for this month! 
I started with the banner kit which makes creating banners super simple – the bases are all pre-cut and perfectly even – it even includes the string for hanging the banner.  I measured my frame and found that I could fit six banners perfectly.  



I started embellishing the banner blanks with pieces from the chalkboard sticker sheet, the phrase and accent stickers, some fun decorative tags, and handmade lollies created with patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad.  



Of course, I also added lots of dimensional foam adhesive to add some interest and depth as I layered pieces on each banner flag.  The result is a fun, festive banner that fits perfectly on my photo wall.  

Happy Halloween!

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Boo Street Halloween Papercraft {Thirty-One}

Did you catch Samantha's fun Halloween door decor yesterday? Today we're taking it inside the house with some fun paper craft letters created by Design Team Member Nina Yang


Hello everyone! Nina here again to share a quick and easy Halloween paper craft using the new Pebbles Thirty-One collection: A mini boo street.
I shared a Halloween Countdown Calendar on my blog last month with a printable activity list. One of the activities was to make a Halloween decoration. I made this fun Halloween paper craft. 

I had a lot of fun with the phrase and accent stickers in this collection. They are great for many different types of projects and surfaces.
I tried to mix and match the stickers to create a scene. For example: I sat the owl on the street sign with clouds and bats around her. There are many other elements in the sticker sheets that will work well together.
Did you notice the silver foil highlight on some of the stickers? It looks pretty cool in real life. I punched a 1-1/2” scallop circle and a 1” circle to make the base for the glitter letter stickers.
They are now living happily on top of our fireplace. As you can see, we don’t have a lot of room here and that is why I made my own octagon box frames. You can find the assembly steps (including a scoring guide and a free .studio cut file) on my blog here: http://wp.me/p20Ua5-20D.
 
Thank you for stopping by. Happy Halloween!!

Supplies:
Thirty-One Dreadful 12x12 Paper (732297)
Thirty-One Witches Brew 12x12 Paper (732296)
Thirty-One Glitter Foam Thickers (732303)
Thirty-One Double-Sided Icon Stickers (732304)


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Halloween Monogram Door Decor {Thirty-One}

We had such fun sharing our Thirty-One line with you this last week. We thought we'd make it a completely spooktacular, by sharing Halloween-related projects throughout the month.

This week we're showcasing Halloween paper crafts. 


We're kicking things off with a fun Halloween monogram door decor project put together by Design Team Member Samantha Taylor

Halloween Monogram Door Decor

I love decorating my front door for different holidays and seasons.  Today I created a framed monoram door decoration using Thirty-one. I love that Thirty-one is a mix of elegant and fun, with just a dash of spooky!
Remove the glass from a 12 x 12 frame and fill it with a sheet of Thirty-One Countdown.
Cover a monogram letter (I used T for Taylor) in Thirty-One Mystical and Dreadful. 
You can trace around the wood letter by hand, or if you have a Silhouette Die Cutting Machine you can use this tutorial on how to scan the monogram letter into your computer and cut the letter with your Silhouette.
Remember that  this will be hanging outside, so use a good, strong adhesive (like American Crafts This to That Double Sided Tape) to attach the paper to the wood letter.  

Attach the wood letter to your frame using the same strong adhesive from the previous step.
Add ribbon for hanging to the back side of your frame. 
I also added some magnets. These will keep the frame from banging around on the door when the door is opened and closed.
Embellish your monogram letter with your name and some detail stickers.  I used the witches cauldron in place of the “o” in Taylor.Some alternate options would be to use the witch’s hat for an “A”, the potion bottle for  an “i”  or a pumpkin for an “o.”  
Add some embellishments to the frame.
 Hang up on your front door and enjoy!

Supplies:

American Crafts This to That Double Sided Tape
American Crafts This to That Adhesive Foam Circles
12” x 12” Frame
Wood Letter
Ribbon

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Saturday Share: Halloween Photo Pocket Page Scrapbooking {Thirty-One}

Have you had as much fun as we have with the new Thirty-One line? We're coming to the end of the Thirty-One feature week, but never fear we will be sharing more Halloween fun throughout the month.



Today we're featuring our regular Saturday link-up (hope you will share your projects!) and a fun Halloween photo pocket page style scrapbook layout created by Design Team Member Suzanna Lee.  

Halloween Photo Pocket Page Scrapbooking

Photo overlays don't just have to be for layouts and cards, they work great on Project Life as well! The overlay gives the table setting an eerie appearance that matches the mood of a Halloween dinner party. 
6x6 paper pads are a lifesaver when it comes to creating Project Life pages. The big designs on the 12x12 pages shrunk down to a more manageable size for Project Life, allow one to still convey the pattern and not have the pattern engulf the pictures.



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Saturday Share: Halloween Photo Pocket Page Scrapbooking {Thirty-One}

Have you had as much fun as we have with the new Thirty-One line? We're coming to the end of the Thirty-One feature week, but never fear we will be sharing more Halloween fun throughout the month.


Today we're featuring our regular Saturday link-up (hope you will share your projects!) and a fun Halloween photo pocket page style scrapbook layout created by Design Team Member Suzanna Lee.  

Halloween Photo Pocket Page Scrapbooking

Photo overlays don't just have to be for layouts and cards, they work great on Project Life as well! The overlay gives the table setting an eerie appearance that matches the mood of a Halloween dinner party. 
6x6 paper pads are a lifesaver when it comes to creating Project Life pages. The big designs on the 12x12 pages shrunk down to a more manageable size for Project Life, allow one to still convey the pattern and not have the pattern engulf the pictures.



Supplies

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Halloween Treat Boxes {Thirty-One}

We're winding down the week, but we've honestly had so much fun sharing the Thirty-One line with you. Fortunately, we have a lot more Halloween fun coming your way throughout the month of October. 

Today we're lucky to have Design Team Member Marjan Pel with us. Marjan is sharing some cute Halloween treat boxes she created using the Thirty-One collection. 


Halloween Treat Boxes

Fall is here and Halloween is just a few weeks away. Every year we have a huge Halloween Party at our place with all our foreign friends who live in the Oslo area. 
 
For today's project, I made some fun Halloween treat boxes for all the kids who will come to our party.
I used the small milk carton box shape from Silhouette to make these Halloween treat boxes.

If you don`t own a Silhouette you can find an easy step-by-step tutorial for these boxes over at my blog.
I dressed up the boxes with decorative tags, some patterned paper and stickers from the Thirty-One collection.
I added some glitter candy dots and chrystals to give the tags some glitter and sparkle!
I used silver binder clips to attach the tags to the boxes.
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Handmade Halloween Cards {Thirty One}



Last week, we kicked off the busiest card making season of the year. Now we know that most card makers are busy working on Christmas, but we had to slip in these fun handmade Halloween cards, created by Design Team Member Wendy Antenucci, featuring our Thirty-One collection. 


Handmade Halloween Card - Just Because


I love glitter!  I saw a card in Hallmark that had glitter edges and I thought it was amazing so I decided to create my own glittery card!  
I began by layering my papers on my card and then I tucked some double sided tape under the top layer. I sprinkled on a generous amount of glitter and pressed it on to make sure it was secured well. I have never tried the American Crafts double sided tape until this point, but I was very impressed - the liner comes right off of the tape when your ready, the coverage with the glitter is wonderful and none of the glitter is falling off which is VERY impressive!
I then began layering my other items to further dress up my card - a piece of a doily, with an overlay peeking out, a label sticker popped up using foam adhesive and flowers fussy cut tucked behind. A cute little pumpkin and a gorgeous gold rub on (I really like gold too) completed my card. 
Supplies:
This to That double sided tape

BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE!

Handmade Halloween Cards - Pumpkin Card

After such an elegant card as my Just Because card I was looking for something fun; as I was digging through my card supplies I found this scalloped card base, it was the perfect size for a pumpkin card!  I traced the pattern onto my paper, cut it out, and adhered it to the card base. A few black triangles gave my eyes and nose, and some creative cutting made my mouth.  
I wanted my pumpkin to look like it was picked right from the patch, so I used my green twine to form the vines. I gathered a few pieces which I tied my bow with and then twirling them as I glued them down to give them a more realistic look. A cute little Hello tag and clothes pin was the finishing touches.
Supplies: 
Twine (89423)

Stop on by Wendy's blog for even more project using the Thirty-one collection!

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Easy Halloween Paper Craft Decor {Thirty-One}

Yesterday we sought to showcase a little diversity in the Thirty-One line, but today we're going straight-up Halloween with Design Team Member Holly Gagnon


You don't want to miss this freaky-fun craft! 

EEK! Halloween Paper Craft with Thirty-One

EEK!  Sorry, I couldn't help myself.  I love creating Halloween decorations.  We don't do scary in my house, just fun and festive. Making this easy Halloween Paper Craft Decor using the Pebbles Thirty-One Collection fit quite well into our Halloween decor!      

To make these spooky letters, I traced and cut the outline of chipboard letters onto patterned paper then used Mod Podge to adhere the paper onto the chipboard letters.  



I embellished the Halloween Decor using various Pebbles Thirty One stickers and phrases.  There are so many festive and fun stickers found in the Thirty One collection like this lil' witch who is just too cute to spook... EEK!
Supplies:
This to That Foam Dots 

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Fall Scrapbook Layout {Thirty-One}

This week we're showcasing fun projects featuring our new Halloween line Thirty-One. 
We're all "DYING" over this awesome collection and we can't wait to show you what we've been working on. 

Up first this week, we have Design Team Member Emily Spahn with a fun fall festival layout. She's showcasing just how simple it is to take a themed Halloween collection like this one and use it for a more everyday style layout. 

Fall Festival with Thirty-One


Every year my family goes to the “Fall Festival” at a local children’s farm. This year my son was in a particularly bad mood the entire time! He didn't like anything and just kept asking to go home.  We took these family photos trying to get him to smile with no luck! I wanted to remember this day…and his crabby attitude in a layout!


I love all the versatile prints and patterns on the Thirty-One papers, especially when they are shrunk down on the 6x6 paper pad. To include more of them in my layout, I created a triangle “stripe” across my paper, by cutting triangles out of the 6x6 papers and flipping them back and forth to make the stripe. To keep it simple, I used the Triangle Banner Kit as my pattern for triangles. 

I also wanted to add a tad bit more color to this black and orange layout, so I used one piece of green polka dot paper from our Basics line in three places around the layout to draw it all together.


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