Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 9 of Halloween Projects: Witch Sign and a Giveaway

Today is my sister Melissa's birthday, so I want to say Happy Birthday to her and I am going to show a Halloween project that I made for her to use at her work.

I used the Storybook Cart and the Marquee cut for the base of this sign.  I cut it in Tim Holtz grungeboard first and then cut it again in prismacolor pearlescent purple paper to cover the base.  (This made it more sturdy than just using the cardstock)  I added some faux stitch marks around the edge of the sign with a white opaque pen.

Next, I used the Mini Monsters cart for the witch and I used Don Juan for the words and numbers.  I used the gypsy to weld the letters together in the title.  I then used a white opaque pen, some stickles and google eyes to add some details to the sign.

Once it was completed, I used the crop a dile to punch the circles in the top and then used 18 gauge craft wire to make the handle to hang the sign from.




In addition to the project, I have the second giveaway today.  My sister loves Halloween socks, so since it is her birthday, I thought it would be fun to include some Halloween socks and scrapbook goodies in a giveaway. All you need to do to enter is 1)Be a Follower and 2)Leave a comment on this post.  All comments left Sat. Oct. 9 and Sun. Oct. 10 will be entered, and I will use random.org to pick a winner that will be announced on Monday, Oct. 11.  This is what you can win.

20 comments:

just2ducky said...

OH! LOVE THE SIGN!!! What a cute idea! And a great giveaway. Totally diggin' this october and all the neat ideas.

Flamenco92627 said...

That sign is awesome! I am going to have to pass around a few of those at my work. LOL
Thanks for the chance to win! I am a follower. And happy birthday to your sis!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Jean. Of course that room sign is just so cute.

Wow, you're having another giveaway?!!! How wonderful are you!!! Somebody is going to be as happy as I am!!!

Sorry I'm just getting around to letting you know I got my package and to thank you so much!!! I wanted to get to you before you saw the post but I had to lay down after posting because my head was really throbbing. I really love all the goodies, they are all amazing and I just know I won't be giving them up. If I use them -- at all -- I'll probably keep the project. And, I love the little bag too!!! Thank you so much for letting me participate!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sister too!

Mom of 2 Monsters said...

Oooohhhh...... I love that witch sign. May have to "scraplift" from you. TFS.

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday to your sister :) I really love your sign, I would scraplift it if I had those carts. Maybe I can improvise! Love your giveaway too :)

Celeste B. said...

What an adorable sign!!! You did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for a chance! So creative, TFS! :)

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday Sis! I love the sign! Thank you for offering the blog candy!

Kel said...

The sign is just too cute.. What a great lil witchypoo!

Running Turtle said...

You are coming up with the cutest little projects... I love everyone of them! I am thinking about "stealing' a few...if that is alright? Keep them coming!! I love halloween!

Jean said...

No problem. I am trying to give as many instructions as I can so you guys can make them if you like.

Cara-d Stock said...

Hi!I have recently been obsessed with your crafts! I even made a paper monster yesterday though it came out more a semi circle haha.
Happy Birthday to your sister!
Love Cara

Jean said...

Cara, some of mine don't go all the way around either. I think it has to do with how wide the book is and how thick it is. I really want to get a small dictionary and try to make a little tiny one. :)

Cara-d Stock said...

Yeah I think it had to do with the thickness. But its against a wall right now so you can hardly tell anyways. A small dictionary is a good idea! It would be very cute! I also found a harry potter book, and took off the hardcover(Dont worry preserved the pages). I saw online that I can make a purse with it! I'm so excited! Love Cara

sucor said...

Happy Birthday to your Sister! I love the witch sign! So cute!

Lisa J said...

Your sister is so lucky to have someone as talented, creative, and thoughtful as you are!

Thanks for the giveaway and LOVE the sign!

Best Hobby Eva said...

Woohoo, Happy Birthday to your sister. Love the little witch, so cute!

Charlotte Cornett said...

Happy Birthday to your Sister!!! Love the sign you created!

travelgirl18 said...

I love your blog and that your doing 10 days of crafts!! Halloween is my favorite holiday so I love finding ideas to create things!

Jean said...

I am doing a Halloween craft everyday for the month of October Travelgirl18, so be sure to stop back in to see all of the projects. :)