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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:
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):