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    Snow Globe Shaker with Halloween Art, New Dresden & Snowy Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Christmas, Halloween, Shannon Cooper

    Happy Halloween Ornaments by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper

    Yes, that is Ornaments (plural!) And I love that Shannon used an item traditionally for Christmas for a Halloween project!

    Here’s an intro from Shannon’s blog post:

    This is my favorite time to craft, especially with miniatures, because a bunch of new spooky stuff is available at Alpha Stamps and I am itching to get my hands on it. There’s quite a few partially begun Hallowe’en projects littering my craft table, but lately the days have run into one another and before I knew it, the month was half gone! Eeek!

    I couldn’t let another day slip by without making something, so I grabbed a few things, snipped some bits, and glued stuff to stuff and after only a tiny while had two small hanging ornaments.

    Before telling you how these ornaments were made (which is scary easy), I first must say how impossible it is to photograph shiny, glittery, reflective things. It’s the pits. For instance, the spider web in the first ornament (at right) was painted with a silver gilding paste (so shiny) before being covered with Stickles glitter glue (more shinies). I used Silks shimmer acrylic paint on the spider but alas! All of the sparkle is lost in the picture.

    The other ornament is made from a Snow Globe Shaker, a really neat item that I also had other plans for, but those plans went out the window once I realized the Black Acrylic Lying Cat and a broom from the Mini Witchy Set fit so nicely on it. The Witch Shaker Ornament was painted black, papered on the front and inside, the cat and a “witch” from the Cinderella Silhouettes Set were glued in, as well as a sprinkling of Glow in the Dark Moon and Stars Slice Mix and Black Iridescent Mini Bats. Yes, I glued the stars and bats in place so, technically, this isn’t a shaker at all. Sometimes crafting in an hour leads to forgetting to add the thing that makes it a thing. Oh well. It is still fun. Did I mention it glows in the dark??

    Good job, Shannon!! I didn’t manage to crop the photos to show that these 2 really are hanging ornaments (with a cute little skull bead at the top of each ribbon “hanger”) but you can see more photos on Shannon’s blog post. And here’s the supply list for both of the ornaments!

    What’s new or back in stock today?

    Beside the Snow Globe Shaker above, LOTS of pretty new Dresden borders! AND: The Four Seasons 6×6 Paper Pad – Winter and Vintage Black Mini Ice Skates are also included in the Winter Snow SALE (more info below)! See all the new items here.

    NEW Sale: Winter Snow

    As so many new things today are Christmas-y, I’m revisiting the Winter Snow collection put together last January (and I’ve included some more snowy things added to the site since then).

    This sale group started with the supply list from Laura Carson’s Snow Queen Shadowbox (including the chipboard items used in the project). Then it grew to include all kinds of snowy, sparkly things! Over 60 items!

    Here are the sale highlights:
    40% off on Collage Sheets! From vintage ladies dressed for winter to retro snowmen! See the sale collage sheets.
    50% off on Digital Images! See the sale digital images.
    25% off on EVERYTHING ELSE in this collection! From glitter & rhinestones to resin snowmen to snowflake charms to laser cut shapes (wood, acrylic and chipboard)!
    – Anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, October 16th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Posted by Leslie, October 15th, 2020

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