Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Black Bird Party

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This week on Tombow the design team is creating items for the challenge them "It's My Party". When I think of Halloween, I think of it as a time for small children to dress up and go out and trick or treat. But I thought it might be fun to design something for your girlfriends. Maybe a night out with fun, food, and laughter.

I wanted to create something a little more "mature" and came up with this "Happy FALLoween" card (could be an invite or maybe even a "thank you" to send out after the gathering to thank those who attended) and a treat holder. It is so much fun to create a little thank you for the guests to take home with them as a reminder of the fun times had that evening.

For my card, I used a SU! punch to punch the bird and branch in black. I punched 3 of the wings and adhered them together with Mono Adhesive Dots.  A little tip for using adhesive on small pieces is to lay the piece that you want to add adhesive to on a scrap piece of paper. Add the dot adhesive all over the piece and then lift up. When you apply it to where you want it, just rub away any extra "dots" that may be on the edges. I have been doing this a long time and I love how I can get adhesive all over little pieces to get them to adhere.

I also used the dot adhesive for adhering the page from a book. It adheres well to old book pages, where the stronger adhesives can sometimes separate the paper.
I printed the Happy FALLoween from Designed2Delight onto designer paper and then cut with a Nestibilities die from Fancy Tags 1.

To create my treat holder, I cut designer paper to fit a toilet paper tube. Then along the outside ends, I applied a thin spiral of Mono Multi Liquid Glue along the edge. After it dried clear, I scrunched and gathered crepe paper along the edge to create a ruffle. After the glue dried I zig zag stitched and then decorated. The 3 panels behind the bird are cut with my Cricut using the shape from Accent Essentials cartridge. The panels are adhered to the tube with Power Tabs, so that they stay on since the tube is rounded.
I cut the end off of a gusset cello bag and tied off with rick rack. Then I inserted it into the tube, added corn candy flavored taffy and tied off the other end.

I love to decorate and have a theme when I have friends over. I found this blog with a fun party themes and thought this and/or this link would also be so much fun to decorate for a "FALLoween" theme.


  1. nice falloween project debbie!
    I like the grown up take! :)
    nice use of the punch and crepe paper and stitching! You are a pro!

  2. Fabulous card and treat holder, Debbie!!
    Great sentiment too.

    Karen x

  3. I love the Falloween idea...and that bird is one of my favorites!! Love the buttons, sewing, and ruffles as well!! Fantastic, Debbie!!