Saturday, October 6, 2012

Falling for Halloween Blog Hop Project



Welcome to the Falling for Halloween Blog Hop. Thanks for joining us for some crafty Fall or Halloween inspiration.  You should have arrived here from  Renee's i came i saw i created blog . If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go to Maria's blog to start so you don't miss any of the projects.

I am a BIG lover of the fall holidays but HALLOWEEN  is my favorite ! Maybe it is just the thought of the air finally turning cooler or the cute little kids dressed in their Halloween costumes that bring a smile to everyone's face ?  But I really think I have a passion for all the spooky images ...when at other times of the year I don't really like scary things.  And I sure can't seem to resist the traditional Halloween colors of orange, black, lime green, purple together  !

Every year I change up the Halloween decor on our entry hall table that greets people when they arrive in our home.  This year I decided to make a Halloween Table Frame to put along with some other items I bought for Halloween this year.

Using one of my favorite Halloween Cricut Cartridges ever, "Happy Hauntings", I made the frame on page 68 cut at 6".  I did make a chipboard backing and stand first so it is more substantial by using a deep cut blade on my Cricut machine.  Then I did the cuts again using cardstock to cover the chipboard.  The perfect Halloween colored glittery and shiny cardstock is from DCWV Bewitched stack.  The "Happy Haunting" phrase is on page 46 and cut at 1 1/4" and the Ghost at 2" on page 47 in shiny lime green cardstock.  The Ghost also has a black glittery backing that I offset slightly  (hard to see that in the picture).  The Orange Typeset paper is from MME Haunted 6X6 paper pad I bought at Michael's craft store recently. I used the left over chipboard cut out to put it on and added a little bit of Orange Marmalade Distress Ink on the edges. I tied some fun ribbon from my stash and added a few dangling gems for some more sparkle.  A girl can't have too much sparkle in her home, right?  LOL

Hopefully in this view you can see that the frame is made in layers using
pop foam dots to give it more dimension.
 
One of the images for the frame on the cartridge is the stand.
As I mentioned before, I not only used chipboard to the make the frame and
stand but I then covered both with black cardstock to give the frame a more finished look.
I bent the chipboard stand slightly at the score marks so that it sits correctly
on the back of the frame and adhered with double sided score tape.
 
And here is the final Halloween vignette on my hall table now. 
The great glittery lime green skull head was only $2.50 at Target
and so was the glittery trick or treat flameless candle that I put on a
crystal candle holder base for some added height.  
 
Now I just need to decorate the rest of the house so stay tuned for more Halloween Decor !
 
Thanks so much for hopping along with us.  Please be sure to check out all the participant's wonderful projects and leave a comment.  We love to know you stopped by.  I've posted the list below in case you've missed anyone. The next blog you will be visiting belongs to the very talented Khrista at Creative and Crafty Teacher Blog.

Here is the list of Blogs if you lost your way.
Debbie @ www.debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com   YOU ARE HERE

44 comments:

Angie's Paper Passion said...

Hello Queen Debbie! I love your little Halloween vignette. It's so SPOOKY! Your frame is very cute and I love all of the others colors you added. Love the skull, too! Thanks for sharing!

Sara Andrews said...

Your table looks fabulous! And NO you can never have too much sparkle. ;)

Diane said...

Gorgeous frame. I think I want a tour of your home to see what other decorations you have made:-)

RockinRenee said...

What a fun idea to change up the entry table every year. And the dimension on your frame ROCKS. I thought it was a wood frame! TFS

Lori said...

That frame is great. I thought it was a wood frame, too!

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Oh, Debbie, I love this frame! How perfect with the chunky charm! Your tablescape is so spooky and fun-- love that sparkly skull! Great post!

Melissa Chesser said...

I use my Cricut strictly for pages. You have given me SO many new ideas of have to use my Cricut.

Angie said...

your frame is very nice

Granny Anne said...

Love your frame. I need to check out this cart closer. TFS

Michele said...

I love your frame! It's simple yet the jewels add a classy little detail that just sets it off perfectly! I love that vignette too, I want the skull! lol

Lisa B said...

The frame looks perfect on that table! You did a great job on layering the frame - I had to take a second look as I thought it was a wood frame.

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R said...
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R said...

Fabulous frame!!!

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cdm317 said...

That frame is awesome Debbie! I love the whole look on your table!

terri142 said...

I love the frame. Thanks for sharing the project.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

Francine said...

Fabulous tablescape Debbie! Love the frame!

waidc said...

Great frame! Thanks for giving all the details to make it. Think I'll give it a try.
waidc@bellsouth.net

Beth said...

very nice!! Love the paper in the frame.

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Sherry L said...

What a cool idea...LOVE THIS and your table is so "spooktakular"! :)

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Creative M said...

Super cute and Cool Idea!Love it!
Migdalia

Sis Patterson said...

Great frame, great instructions, and great decor! Love all of the dimension and color in your frame - and your glitter paper is beautiful!

silvia said...

Great frame!!!

Donna Boyce said...

That is a great idea for making all kinds of frames! Yours was a hauntingly attractive focal point for your table!

Joanne Vanberkom said...

Very neat idea~ I would not have thought to cut out a frame like that. It is so cute!
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Kristi said...

I totally love this entry hall table decor! It is simple yet so cute.
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Mary Jean said...

love it!

Crafty Teacher said...

Adorable! I was first wondering where you bought the shaped frame until I read it was on a cartridge! I need to dig that one out now too! :) Love the stitching on the ghost too. Great entry way welcome. :)

Missjoanna said...

what nice projects

Brenda said...

I love your Halloween table decoration.

kckid68 said...

Very nice. Perfect for your entry.

Lady Fair said...

Cute Halloween frame!

Tracy_ScrappinMom said...

Love the spicer web look.

Linda V said...

What great decorations. Super

D said...

Love that frame! Now I have to dig that cart out! Thank you!
-D

Sherri said...

Great Frame!!! Love all of the glitter. It makes your table pop. TFS. I just became a follower. I can't wait to see the rest of your Halloween Decor.

Joanne Vanberkom said...

I love the frame and your set up for a cute Halloween table decor- I also browsed your blog and everything is so fun and beautiful to look at (I liked the Halloween cards directly below on Oct 3) thanks for sharing.
toledoslp@aol.com

SeaSwan said...

Happy Hauntings is one of my favorite cartrideges. There are so many things you can make with it. tfs

D said...

I didn't see a post for Sunday, but I still love your frame! Thank you for sharing!
-D

Cindy said...

Fabulous table decor! Love the ribbons and bling on the frame!

Michele Green said...

This frame is great. I love that you made it entirely out of chipboard.

Janis said...

Great looking frame, I love that web. You do nice work.

jacobsonbruce said...

I love everything on your entry table. Even the skull is my favorite color. I see a trip to Target in my near future! Thanks for the inspiration!
Margo (go-go from the Cricut mb)

marg0006 said...

Your frame turned out great and love how you decorated the table.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Maria said...

Super cute project! TFS

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