Saturday, October 20, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #154 3rd anniversary celebration

I am so happy to have been able to play at one of my most favorite sites as they celebrate their third anniversary.  I just got this new stamp set from Lawn Fawn and was really looking forward to inking it up.  I had my left knee replaced ten days ago and the recovery has been up and down.  It actually took me three days to put together this simple card, but I was determined to play.  You can check out The Play Date Cafe and see all the DT samples, alumni samples and wonderful prizes they are giving away during their celebration.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wishing You a Jolly Halloween Hens' Den DT Project

Wishing you a Jolly Halloween
Designed By:  Anita Mulcahey,
Featuring:  Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection
Be sure to check out the Hens' Den Store and gallery for samples and to purchase these wonderful items.  Also check out the Halloween Challenge at Paper Issues and play along for an awesome prize.

1. Graphic 45 Pumpkin Time Patterned Paper, Enchanted, Happy Haunting Tags 1
2. Maya Road Silk ribbon
3. Other Supplies:  Spellbinders Pumpkin Die, Stickles
Cutting Instructions:
1. Cut purple card stock 5 ¼ X 12”
2. Cut 2 pieces of black card stock 1 ¾ X 5”
3. Cut cream card stock 3 ¾ X 5”
4. Cut 2 pieces Green side of Enchanted paper 1 ½ X 4 ¾ “
5. Cut 2 pieces Pumpkin Time paper 1 ¼ X 4 ½ “
6. Cut 14 1 ¼” pumpkin dies
7. Cut Pumpkin Time paper 2 X 3 ¾ “

Assembly Directions:
1.  Score your purple card stock base at 2, 4, 8 and 10”.
2. Fold the second score line in.
3. Fold the first score line back.
4. Repeat steps two and three on the other side of your card stock and the base is done.
5. Adhere cream card stock to the center inside of your card.
6. Adhere black card stock panels to the left and right outside folds of your card centering them.
7. Adhere the green side of Enchanted centered over the black card stock.
8. Adhere the pumpkin side of Pumpkin Time centered over the green patterned paper.
9. Adhere the 2 X 3 ¾ “ piece of Pumpkin Time paper 1 5/8” from the bottom of the card base.
10. Fold all your pumpkins in half from the stem down.
11. Glue the back of each pumpkin side to the next one and keep going until you are out of pumpkins.  You can do this with so many shapes and you can bet I will be doing this again, it came out amazing, so cute.
12. Adhere the cat chipboard ¼ “ up from the bottom of the purple card stock.
13.Glue pumpkin down 1 3/8” down from top of the card.
14. Pop up pumpkin chipboard flower and place directly across from pumpkin.
15. Add Stickles to pumpkin chipboard.
16. Tie ribbon around folded card and add chipboard tag and voila you are done with an amazing Graphic 45 card.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Hens' Den Newsletter for October

Open publication - Free publishing - More cards

We are half way through the month and we are having a great time with the Happy Haunting Collection, be sure to check out the posts, for every comment you will be entered into the contest to win Charlie's haunted home decor piece!

We are adding to the contest!! That's right, we are adding to the contest the following:

  • One each of the new Happy Haunting papers
  • one 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet 
  • one 12 x 12 alpha stickers!

That's right there are going to be two winners!!  I will be announcing the winners at the end of the month!

Here's how it will work:
For every comment you leave on a post (please one comment per blog post) you will be entered
For every like on our Facebook page you will be entered
For every post you share on your facebook page you will be entered

Good luck!!

AGD Frame
AGD Frame close up
FB postHi Everyone:
Hope you are having a wonderful Facebook day. I was so excited to make this altered frame for my daughter who is at Georgia Tech at just pledged the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. These photos are from bid day when she accepted the bid to join this wonderful sorority which is full of amazing women.
Materials: Authentique Lively Line patterned papers, Bazzill Brown cardstock
My Favorite Things Dies: Medium Leafy Flourish, Rolled Scallop Flower, Mini Rolled Roses and Rolled Flower
Frame: Which was black and I sanded before painting.
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint: Worn Lipstick (I used the whole bottle)
Viva Pearl Pen: Kiwi
Imaginisce Petal Roller - a must have tool in my opinion
Thanks for looking and have a great day. Hugs, Anita

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I am so happy to be participating with my friend Tamara's Fa-Boo-Lous Halloween Inspiration Week as a Guest Designer.  We are featuring Trendy Twine Orange Licorice which you can find from a link from the blog where you can also see our wonderful projects.  Trendy Twine is fabulous and you simply must check it out.  
You also have to go to Tamara's site because she is having a fabulous contest and prizes for this inspiration week.
I made this cute Halloween project by blowing up a water balloon and then wrapping twine that had been dipped in a watered down Elmer's Glue.  I let it dry overnight and then popped the balloon and decorated.  You could really do this for any holiday and especially Easter as the balloon is kind of egg shaped.
Thank you Tamara for letting me participate in your party.  Here is the awesome prize pack.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Treat Bucket

Here is my second project for this month using this awesome new color Orange Licorice.  I just love it.  I free hand cut out a ghost and then put adhesive on my little guy and wrapped the twine around to fill him in.  I found this adorable bucket at Target in the dollar spot.  This Trendy Twine color went perfectly with the Halloween Lindt Truffles that I bought to put in the tin.  Be sure to play along with this month's challenge at the Trendy Twine Blog and check out what my fellow DT members have done with their twine.  I have had some peeks and the projects are amazing.


10/3/12 Hens' Den Happy Haunting Featuring Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection

Happy Haunting
Designed By:  Anita Mulcahey,
Featuring:  Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection
Be sure to check out the Hens' Den Store and gallery for samples and to purchase these wonderful items.
I made this card for my daughter who is a freshman at Georgia Tech, I am missing her so much and wondering where all the time went.  I loved when she was little and wore little frilly dresses like this one.  She would have loved this dress as a little girl.  I also submitted this for the Paper Issues Halloween challenge.

Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Tags 1
Graphic 45 Patterned Paper Jolly Jack O Lantern & Enchanted
1 ½” Sheer Rosettes Olive
¾ “ Ivory Twill Ribbon
Other Supplies:  Spellbinders Decorative Dress Forms, K & Co. Jewel, lace

Cutting Directions:
1.        Cut Enchanted patterned paper 1 ½ X 11”
2.       Cut neutral cardstock 5 X 10”
3.       Cut 5” square of Enchanted patterned paper
4.       Cut yellow cardstock into a 4 ½ “ square
5.       Die cut two of the dresses from the Spellbinder set
6.       Cut out one stamp pattern from the Jolly Jack O Lantern patterned paper
7.       Cut Enchanted 1 5/8 X 4 1/8”
8.       Cut Enchanted ¾” X 3 7/8”

Assembly Directions:
1.        Apply yellow card stock centered over the 5” card base and stitch with a zig zag stitch.
2.       Take one of the dresses you cut out and trim a piece to go on the bottom of the dress , mine shows ¼” of the green side of the paper. 
3.       Take the dress you cut the bottom from and trim a small piece from the bottom of the bodice and put on dress.
4.       Put a gem in the middle of the green paper piece.
5.       Add a small piece of lace to the bottom of the dress.
6.       Take the long strip of Enchanted paper and score starting at 1”, then 1 ½ “, 2 ½ “, 3” and then alternate between ½ and 1” until you get to the end of the strip.
7.       Adhere the pleated strip to the Enchanted piece that is 1 5/8 X 4 1/8”.
8.       Adhere the Enchanted ¾” x 3 7/8 “ piece on top of the pleated piece.
9.       Adhere the whole pleated piece 1 ½” from the bottom and ½” from the left and right.
10.   Pop up top part of dress and adhere over center of pleated piece.  I love how this came out and will definitely be doing this again.
11.   Add four of the roses below the pleated piece.
12.   Add the green clock from the chipboard sheet, which has twill in the middle and is popped up in the corner of the yellow card stock.  It was so cute I just had to use it on my card.
13.   Add popped up stamp ¼” in from the right and lined up with the top of the yellow card stock.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Boo Halloween Oreo Treat Container

Here is my group project for the challenge at Trendy Twine which was to  Boo!! Too cute to spook!!! Show your favorite treat packaging with Twine. Must include Twine and something spooky but cute, i.e. die cut, images, brads, charm etc. I had such fun creating this container. I bought a Pringles can and dumped out the chips and then cleaned the container. I then used a pen and ruler to decide where I wanted the window to appear. I cut out the window using an exacto knife and then put a transparency behind the window. I used adorable papers and stickers from Bella Blvd. I used my Trendy Twine around the cover as well as on the B of the boo. Be sure to check out the Trendy Twine Blog to see what my fellow DT members have done and to enter the monthly challenge. I also submitted this for the Paper Issues Halloween challenge, which you can check out here.