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October 21, 2010

The Boo Crew!

Hi!  I am Lori Apgar from ScrappinMyStressAway and I am so excited that my debut here is in the month of October!!  Halloween is my very favorite holiday.  October is also my Gypsy's birthday month.  She and I have been busy creating a ton of Halloween projects!

I was not able to go to the Utah Swarm two weeks ago, but I did get to go to Kansas City for the CKC Scrapbook Convention.  My head was spinning as I looked at everything!!  There were several booths with laser cut designs, some I could do with my Gypsy and others I couldn't.   Of course I spent plenty on the ones I couldn't create!!!

The Boo Crew is one of the many ideas I sketched in my notebook while walking around.


I started with the frame from Wild Card.  I sized it at 8.56w x 15.02h.  This leaves the center opening at 5.5 x 5.5.


I centered it on a 12x12 mat.   I changed my mat size to 12x24 to put my extra pieces on.  To do this, press the silver round button to get to the Main Menu, select Change Mat Size and select 12x24.


I used Opposites Attract for the font.  I started out with the Opposite Shadow feature and the Shift/Lock option for the capital letters.


Then I used the Opposite Feature with the Shift/Lock option for the capital letters.


Before I size the letters, I need to put the shadow letters on the bottom of my frame.


I sized the letters 1.89h.  I moved the Shadow letters in place....


then I group the letters with the frame and weld them.


I grabbed a ghost from Mini Monsters (love this guy) and go to the Hide Contour Feature on the Advanced Menu.  I hid the eye and mouth cuts.



I duplicated the ghost three times and size them to 2.18h.  I flipped the center ghost so he is the opposite of the outside ghosts.  Before I welded the ghosts on, I duplicated two of the original ghosts and one flipped ghost.


I grouped and welded the ghosts to the frame.


I want to change back to a 12x12 mat.  First I need to open another Layer.  Then I highlight the three ghosts and the letters and copy them onto Layer 2.


Next, I move them over to the left half of the 12x24 mat and then change back to a 12x12 mat.


Here is the mat cut with black cardstock.


I cut out the ghosts in white cardstock and the letters in yellow cardstock.


I want to glitter the ghosts and letters, so I ran them through my Xyron upside down.  This puts the stick on the top of the images.


I grabbed my Martha Steward Lemon Drop glitter for the letters.


One of my little helpers (Max ~ 2 years old) helped me dump the glitter.


To seal the glitter and give some dimension, I put Glossy Accents on top of the letters.


For the Ghosts, I ran them through the Xyron and first put the gem eyes on.  They will not stick very well to glitter.


Then I sprinkled Sugar Cube glitter on top.


I found that if I use my fingers to move the pieces, the glitter will fall off where I touched it.  I used my tweezers instead to shake off the excess glitter.



Here are my ghosts all glossed up!


They dried in a couple of hours (I poured it on thick).


I glued the ghosts down first.  You could leave the letters on the bottom black if you want.  Because my background paper was very dark, I wanted yellow letters.


Once I glued the letters down, I realized that I did not really like the orange background with the photo I chose ~ so I changed it!!



You can see here how my ghost curled.  This was because I used so much Glossy Accent.  I kind of like how the ghost appears to be moving his hands and tail!


And here is my very own little Boo Crew!!

I had fun creating this Halloween project for Tuesday Treats!!  If you have been following me then you know my favorite holiday is Halloween!!!  I hope you have your very own Boo Crew to share Halloween with!!

7 comments:

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

What a cute layout! I love the glossy ghost and what a lovely title!! Great job!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Such a great layout Lori, love the title. TFS

imafarmgirl said...

I would not have thought about putting the letters in upside down in the xyron.. then add the glitter. I learned a new trick from you. Thank you . Love the layout! Great directions...
imafarmgirl

Ladybug said...

Love your glitzy ghosts!! Very cute!! TFS! :-)

Java Jen's Creations said...

Very cute project!! Love the detail!! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

What a cute, cute layout. I love the way you did the ghosts and the title.

Linda Kaiser said...

Wonderful tutorial! What an adorable layout and great idea! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Linda K