A Halloween Hanging…

…WALL hanging that is! Here is a cute little decoration I stamped for Halloween. I tried my hand at scene stamping (creating a picture using lots of different stamps on one layer of paper) and I rather like how it turned out.

 

Now, I could not leave the piece as one layer (it just goes against my “More is Better!” nature) so I mounted it on embossed metallic cardstock. Then added some die cut/embossed bats (that I coated with metallic rub ons) with foam tape. I punched a couple of holes at the top for a hanging ribbon, so easy!

BTW I love the cute Halloween trick-or-treater stamps, they are the new cling mount rubber from Hampton Arts (Studio G line) from the dollar bin at AC Moore and when I bought them they rang up at 50 cents a set, no kidding! I was happy to buy them for a dollar so I was extra thrilled 😉

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy haunting…oh, I mean crafting!

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Bind it all with your Crop-A-Dial!

I was thinking of investing in a binding system but then I saw the prices of them! Egad! I can think of other ways to spend $60…stamps, paper, paint, etc…. So I thought Why can’t I do this with my Crop-A-Dial (heck, that baby does just about everything!) I went to staples and grabbed a pack of 25 binding combs for $5 and grabbed my CAD and went to work! This is what I made:

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Stamps: Inque Boutique, Sunday International, Hampton Art, SCAL Templates: dan99.blogspot.com

And you can do it too! Here’s how. Gather your supplies, papers/chipboard to bind, scissors for cutting your binging comb to size, binder clips, a pencil, original CAD and binder combs.

Gather your supplies

Gather your supplies

punch holes and insert binding

punch holes and insert binding

If you want to stamp your book do it before you bind it. Assemble your book papers and hold them in place with binder clips. Holding the comb on the book’s back cover mark where you want to punch your holes. You will need to punch 2 holes side by side for each binding comb leg to fit through. Punch holes. Feed the “legs” through the holes. Decorate and you are done!

The pages will lay flat!

The pages will lay flat!

wing covered in gold embossing powder, heated, them pressed with stamp.

wing covered in gold embossing powder, heated, them pressed with stamp.

If you like the book and wings I used I grabbed them at Dan’s blog. He has free SVG files every week, this weeks freebie is a wonderful pack of wings! Past files are available for purchase.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time Happy Crafting!

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