Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Homemade Halloween... A Guest Post & Giveaway from Good Day Shop! :)

Our first guest post is from my fabulous blog-friend and crafter Teresa! Please enjoy this darling Halloween craft and tune in at noon for another post! :) And of course, you can still enter the giveaway for spreading the word about the Homemade Halloween event! Now, onto the homemade fun....!!
xo!- Holly

Hi fellow Mommy Holly readers!
I'm Teresa from It's A Good Day.
I am so excited to share a fun paper craft with
you as part of Holly's Homemade Halloween.

This Bibbity Bobbity Boo Pop-Up Card is
perfectly whimsical, fun and not too spooky.

Want to make your own?
Oh good. I thought you might.

Here's what you'll need:
(or use what you've got!)
black card stock (or skinny tri-fold card)
orange card stock
coordinating scrapbook paper
coordinating ribbon
googly eye embellishment
craft glue stick
glue gun
distressing ink
circle & tag paper punches

And here's how you do it:

#1 Print "bibbity bobbity boo" on orange card stock.

#2 Place orange paper inside black folded card so
that the "bibbity bobbity" is the only part you see.
I had some long, skinny tri-fold cards left over from
another project so I used these. You can also use
black card stock and fold/cut so it fits the orange card.
Then trim the just above where the orange card lays.
It becomes like a sleeve for the orange card.

#3 To make the orange card "pop" cut a thin strip of
card stock (about 4-5 inches long) and fold in a Z shape,
then glue down the bottom edge like shown above in #3.
Your placement needs to be just as shown above with
the top fold facing to the bottom of the card...this will
ensure your orange card pulls UP and OUT.

#4 With your orange card flush with the bottom edge
of the black card, glue the top of the strip to the back
of the orange card (like shown above in #4). You should be
able to pull the orange card UP and OUT once attached.

#5 & #6 Add fun embellishments!
I added an orange polka dot ribbon at the
top and loosely attached it around to the back of
the card (don't wrap too tight or your orange card
won't have enough room to pull out). I also used
one of Holly's awesome orange polka-dot
tree cutouts (get yours here!) and my circle
punch and a coordinating paper for a moon.
I printed "Happy Halloween" on white card stock
and used my tag punch for the message.
It's threaded with a fat orange ribbon with a fun
googly eye glued on top. I distressed the edge of
the tag to make it look old and worn.
The last thing I did was attach a loop of ribbon
to the top of the orange card as a "pull tab."

(In case anyone cares, the font I used
on both pieces of the card is Pharmacy.)

And here's the final result:

What friend, niece/nephew, teacher, neighbor
wouldn't LOVE to get this in his or her mailbox?!
I hope you enjoy making this card. The style can
really be used for all holidays and occasions.
Have fun with your own Handmade Halloween!

Thank you, Teresa! I seriously adore this card.
And guess what?
She is giving one away to one of you lucky readers!!

Want to win?? Here's how:
1. Visit Good Day Shop and tell me your favorite item!
2. Become a follower of Teresa's blog here!
3. Follow her on Twitter!
4. Become a fan of Good Day Shop on Facebook!
5. Leave me a comment on this post letting me know your favorite Halloween candy! {I'm a sucker for treats!} :)

Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Saturday, along with the winners of the other giveaways! :) Have you missed any?
Current Giveaways:
Mommy Holly {$15 Shop Credit}
The Pleated Poppy {$25 Shop Credit}
Happy Wednesday! :)


Anonymous said...

love the elegant christmas tags!

Anonymous said...

follow teresa's blog

Anonymous said...

follow on twitter


Anonymous said...

fave halloween candy: mini candies (like twix, snickers, hershey bars....mmmmmm)

Dixon Family said...

I love all the gift tags!

Dixon Family said...

My favorite candy is candy corn!

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

love this!!!
I am following her blog now!

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

Now following her on Twitter too :)

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

My fave candy is of course TWIX!!!

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

Facebook fan now.
Thanks for the chance to win Holly!

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