Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I love...Crepe Paper Streamers

This is my guest designer post for She's a Sassy Lady:

Hi, this is Kristy from craftin-on-my-door, and I want to thank Sheila for letting me be a guest designer again!

I am loving all things crepe paper! Yes, this party stuff below:

Here are a couple of cards that I made using this inexpensive party decor:

The skull card is just my fav! I used the Pumpkin carving solutions cartridge for both cards. The cards were cut at 5" x 10", then scored at 5", and folded in half. The pattern paper bases were cut using the Slumber Party charm at 4 3/4".

For the Jack o' lantern card:
White for card-Recollections
Orange Polka Dot-My Mind's Eye
Orange-Bazzill Tootsie
Yellow-Hobby Lobby

Black crepe paper-Hobby Lobby

Silver Tool-Walmart
The jack o' lantern was cut at 3.47". The yellow background was cut at 3.47" using George. I used the new Tim Holtz embossing folder, Notebook, to give my jack o' lantern texture. Then, I attached the orange and yellow pieces together using my super duper pink ATG gun! {POW} Next, I attached the crepe paper. I put adhesive around the edges of the square, and then fan folded the crepe paper back and forth.
Until I made it all the way around.
Tip...if the crepe paper sticks out too much, just give it a little trim with your handy dandy scissors!

I tied the silver tool around the top of my card. Then I used sticky backed Fun Foam to give Jack some dimension.
Just cut strips, and stack them on top of each other. For the last piece you can add adhesive to the plan side, and use the sticky side to attach to your card. Viola~
Just peel and stick to your card base.
For the skull card:

Recipe: White for card-Recollections
Purple Polka Dot-Hobby Lobby
White and Black-Recollections
Orange-Bazzill Tootsie
The skull was cut at 3 3/4". The black background was cut using the Slumber Party "charm" at 3 3/4". The bow was cut using Rock Princess page 68 "layer-s" at 2 1/2". I attached the skull to the black background circle. Next, I added the crepe paper just like the jack o' lantern card (this one was much easier to attach because of the circle shape). I added sticky fun foam to the back and placed the skull onto the card. Then, I used a 3D dot to "pop" up the bow, added the flower and bling, and called it DONE!
I hope you enjoyed my super easy crepe paper tutorial! The possibilities are endless! I probably wouldn't use them on my scrapbook pages (because they are not acid free), but I will be using them on cards, decor, and more! I have some more Halloween cards that I will be adding to my blog soon! Thanks for the blog LOVE, and thanks again Sheila for having me! Happy Halloween to all of you! ;)
<3 Kristy


mforquer said...

Great project Kristy - thanks for sharing!!!

~Heidi said...

Would have never thought of this! Thanks for the inspiraation!!! These are adorable.

Sammye Jo said...

gorgeous!!! TFS!