Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gina's Place Block

     I whipped this block up quickly just before guests arrived for a cocktail party. I used the Silhouette file called retro girl and then chose Lobster font for my text. This was cut with my Cameo beautifully, without snags, which made weeding easy. I used H&H vinyl.  Glue dots were used to secure the translucent vellum to the inside of the 8 inch block and they are barely noticeable. While I could place a small set of lights inside, I found it easier to just place the block in front is a small lamp I keep on my baker's rack. This looked great sitting next to pretty martini glasses and the glow reminded me of a bar sign.  I noticed a few bubbles in the retro girls but a warm blow dryer, needle prick and Popsicle stick burnishing should take care of that.  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

This is how I Trick or Treat

We only have a few homes in our subdivision, sitting on 4+ acre lots. Too much distance for trick or treaters, and so for several years I have made up treat packages to deliver to the neighborhood families. I understand this is now a much anticipated tradition for the kids around here- Treats from "Miss Gina".

These Halloween boxes were simple to put together this year so I ended up making them for all my neighbors and co-workers. The pumpkin boxes held a fistfull of candy as did the candy dishes. These were made available from SVGcuts. Watching Mary put them together in her videos gives me the confidence to tackle her projects. The pumpkin is from Gimme Candy Boxes while the candy dish is from Midnight Jamboree. I used Bewitched paper pad from DCWV as well as Michael's 65lb weight Recollections black cardstock. My Cameo cut them flawlessly - of course! 
                           These turned out so cute that they just may be repeated next year !

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