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2. Maximize my crafting time!
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Memories In Tyme Halloween Hop



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Memories In Tyme



Welcome to the "Trick or Treat" Halloween Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything fun about Halloween!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

We can guarantee LOTS of treats on this hop (and maybe a few TRICKS too)... So let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from RHONDA, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Trick-or-Treat FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because... It's always a TREAT to start at the start!! :) We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamping Treats!! To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!! One random winner will be chosen on Friday, October 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)... For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:










Sweet Stamping Treats




To make my project today, I started with an orange charger plate:

A charger plate is a plastic plate that you can put under your everyday plates to dress them up.  If you are craft-minded, you might use a charger plate for a blank canvas.  I bought my plate at Michaels for $1.99.

I started with this witch from Wrap It Up sized at 7 inches.  I measured the center of the plate (where it is flat) and it is 8 inches in diameter.  I cut the witch out in black vinyl.  When cutting vinyl, I set my cricut to 3-3-3.  Speed, Pressure and Blade depth all at 3 will "kiss cut" the vinyl (won't cut through the paper backing).

I take my dental tool and pull away (or weed) the extra vinyl.  It is helpful to roll it up as you pull it off so it doesn't stick to your project pieces.

I trimmed a piece of clear contact paper to fit my image.  I dirtied it up by sticking it to my jeans to de-stick it a bit before smoothing it on top of my witch.  I burnished the witch onto my clear contact paper with my scraper tool.

I started at the top corner and pulled the vinyl off the backing paper.

I placed the witch in the center of my plate and burnished it.  Again, I started at a top corner and peeled off the clear contact paper.  Vinyl is very forgiving and if it is not staying on your plate, smooth the contact paper back down and burnish some more.

Here is the witch on the plate.

I used Blackletter for the font to spell out Happy Halloween in all caps at 1.75 inches.

I repeated the process to cut the vinyl on my cricut.

I cut individual pieces of clear contact paper for each letter.
I used small pieces of post-it-notes to space out my letters.

I peeled the letters off and stuck them to the plate one at a time.

Here is "Happy" all lined up.

I spaced out Halloween next.

Here is all of the letters.  I peeled the clear contact paper off one piece at a time.

Here is my plate all ready to go.  You can purchase an inexpensive easel to display your plate.  I am thinking of what to make for a Christmas plate next!!

I have a little "treat" today!  You can qualify to win by #1 being or becoming a follower or subscriber, #2 leaving me a comment including your favorite thing about Halloween (or fall), and #3 leaving me a way to contact you!

Thank you again for checking out my project!!  Your next stop to Trick or Treat is the Awesome KACEE!  Remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN!!



Below are links to BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!



DAY ONE (October 15):












DAY TWO (October 16):











41 comments:

Shawn Mosch said...

Love this project, and I also love how you always show people how you set things up and get the spacing to work just right.

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Fifty-two pairs in 2010 said...

I agree with Shawn! I'm so happy that you are doing the Halloween blog hop - it's such a wonderful way to get to know fantastic crafters like yourself. THanks so much for this super tutorial! I love this project.
Rosie

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Love your plate. I love doing vinyl on plates. Thanks for sharing how you space out letters. Great idea!

Vicki said...

Your plate is so cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial showing how you did it!

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Carol said...

I love the plate, I'm trying to do one for Thanksgiving for my daughter. Great tutorial (I needed that). Thank you for sharing. chale@gci.net
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Cathie w said...

awesome projects...TFS!!!


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Alisha said...

Great ideas, i love your creations. I really like how you used the other paper as a guide to where you are putting your letters.
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Anita Braddock said...

wow love this project. love the color of the plate and the witch is very cool thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
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Iam a follower

Newbie2crafting said...

you did an awesome job on your charger plate. I love it!!!! thanks for sharing this project!

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

smyiow said...

Your night lights are awesome! I just love fall in general. It is by far my favorite season!!

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Tricia said...

cute project.
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ScrapMyWay said...

WOWSY!! How about making 28 more for Thanksgiving @ my house??? LOL I think the idea is terrific and would love to do them for my table with Thanksgiving pics. Yours came out GREAT! Glad to be in the hop with you guys, Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

wischip said...

Great project, and thanks for showing how we can get the best spacing. What a help !
Thanks for the Blog Hop too !

Mary in WI

Amanda said...

This is Uh-maze-zing! Thank u so much 4 the instructions~I definitely feel confident enough 2 try it myself! Following via GFC! And my fave thing about Halloween is decorating the house w/ my fam & making treat bags 4 my son's 1st grade class:) Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

This is Uh-maze-zing! Thank u so much 4 the instructions~I definitely feel confident enough 2 try it myself! Following via GFC! And my fave thing about Halloween is decorating the house w/ my fam & making treat bags 4 my son's 1st grade class:) Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

This is Uh-maze-zing! Thank u so much 4 the instructions~I definitely feel confident enough 2 try it myself! Following via GFC! And my fave thing about Halloween is decorating the house w/ my fam & making treat bags 4 my son's 1st grade class:) Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Judy said...

Great plate! I haven't ever worked with vinyl -- looks like fun:-) Thanks so much for sharing and the tutorial...
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Lynne said...

What a great project and thank you for doing step-by-step! Sew glad we were in this hop together!!!
Already a follower
Lynne
Her Craftiness
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Just a Few Designs said...

oh such a great project...I need to try this sometime...TFS!!
XOXO
eLSA an honor hopping with ya!

callyannc said...

Lovin the orange! The witch is adorable! Great plate! TFS CallyAnn(follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

TeresaK said...

The charger plate is a great idea. love the witch you used!
Teresa
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Cathy said...

I love the plate. Have not done ANY vinyl yet.
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Debbie said...

wow your project is so amazing love it thanks for sharing all the details love when we do this I will be trying this for Christmas projects I hope I am a follower thanks for sharing and the chance to win candy Debbie
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Carla said...

I love your Halloween Charger it's adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Carol's Creations said...

OMG!!! I love this so much and your details on your how-to are fabulous!!!

Janet said...

Love your Charger Plate great idea and it is gorgeous Thanks for the details/
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Jennasa said...

I love the charger plate and I wish I had a set of six. Thanks for posting step by step instructions and photos of your gypsy.
My favorite thing about fall is the colors. I love orange and green and beiing able to mix them with red.
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Jennasa
findtimetocreate.blogspot.com

Jennasa said...

I love the charger plate and I wish I had a set of six. Thanks for posting step by step instructions and photos of your gypsy.
My favorite thing about fall is the colors. I love orange and green and beiing able to mix them with red.
~
Jennasa
findtimetocreate.blogspot.com

Debc06 said...

Great tutorial love the charger. I am a new follower.
Debbie
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Debc06 said...

Love your layouts Lisa as always beautiful work. TFS
Debbie
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Luanne said...

Awesome! project. I am your new follower. Hmm, we don't celebrate Halloween in my country but I love the treats and the costumes.

Luanne
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pruttybird said...

Great charger plate. Love your instructions!!! TFS :)

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puffinliz said...

Love your Halloween charger plate! Great instructions too. Thanks for the inspiration....

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bluecrayons said...

i love working with dinner ware. i did one for fathers day for my bestie.

your plate is cute. nicely done . so simple yet so fun.

Rhelm@tampabay.rr.com

SueNJ said...

This is awesome and I so want to try vinyl! So glad to be in this hop with you.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
http://susanascorner.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

I'm leaving a double comment here if that's OK. First of all I love the idea of decorating the plate. I've got some Red & Green chargers I may "do" for Christmas now that you've given me this great idea. Secondly, I super love the glass block with the Halloween scene!

McVic said...

super cute plate! love the little witch! I love to decorate for this season just so fun!
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Very creative idea, Lori!! I just love your tutorials -- I know they take soooooo much time, and you really do an EXCELLENT job of explaining and showing...

Thanks for participating in the hop this month!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Kim H said...

Love the project, simple but beautifully done. thank you. Im a new follower.

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Angiebug said...

Awesome plate! Love the witch & tip on spacing before placing your letters. Am a new follower. I love the fall bc it means cooler weather ahead & beautiful colors.
tfs - angie
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PinkLava said...

Super creative idea! I love that it's different... not a card or layout but a cool display plate! Very nice. TFS