Halloween Decorations

Here are the Halloween decorations I made with my Silhouette Portrait this year:

Happy Halloween

I also tried a new technique with the “Something Wicked” phrase: print & foil! The phrase is a free Silhouette cut file and printable from Dawn Nicole Designs. I printed the file on black card stock, cut it out with my Portrait, added a couple extra spider webs, and then used silver foil to show off the words. I love how the silver foil looks on black card stock!

I don’t have the Heidi Swapp Minc. foil applicator, although I would love it if I did ;) Instead, I used a laminator to apply the foil to the printed phrase. There is a great post from Jennifer Mcguire Ink about using a laminator, and 4 other ways, to add foil to your crafting projects. Now I want to foil all the things :D

Shapes Used:

Happy Halloween

Have a spook-tacular Halloween! :)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I made this last year for Nathan from this tutorial.

Patricia Zapata of A Little Hut shares her awesome ideas for paper crafts and decor on her blog. She also has an online store where she has cutting and printing files “which will compliment your scrapbooking, card making and decorating paper crafting projects.” I really love Patricia’s designs and want to try more of her ideas :)

❤ Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤