Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Mickey Halloween Box

BOO!! It's Halloween again and I could not pass up this opportunity to share with you a Halloween creation this year. With a box pattern I featured recently, I made Mickey's version of a pirate for Halloween. It came out really cute!!! hehe. All I had to do was just punched out a 1" circle of Basic Black and cut it in half to use as an eye patch to Mickey. Then cut approximately 2-1/2" to 2-3/4" strip to make the strap of the eye patch and adhere on top as illustrated (just trim excess piece).
The colors of Halloween was not too hard to decide on. You may play around with the shades of Orange, Green, Purple with Black. Then you got your traditional Halloween colors!
These boxes can be used as treat boxes for any occasion! To make a Mickey Box, click HERE.
Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Breast Cancer Pins in Remembrance of Mom

In remembrance of my departed Mother, here is a pin I made and have been wearing in memory of her passing away last month as a result of cancer. May God bless her soul. She had battled cancer for over 20 years but with age, she just had to resign to the disease.
This month of October, the breast cancer awareness month, I would like to dedicate this pin to all those who have survived, battling and past away because of this disease. May it empower and remind us that we have a duty to ourselves to prevent this cancer. And also remembering that we have cancer but cancer does not have us, too.
May God Bless Us All and keep us safe.
I found some jewelry boxes from a department store that my sister stored away and found use for them. I took a 3x3 "Pretty in Pink" SU! cardstock and embossed it to cover the top of the box. I also cut a 3 x 3 "Very Vanila" SU! cardstock and stamped it with a caption "Hope is... believing in a brighter tomorrow" from an retired SU! Stamp Set, then adhered the caption behind the cover of the box.
With the ribbon, I cut a 6", 7/8" black grosgrain ribbon and slant-cut both ends. With a 3/4" pink grosgrain ribbon, I cut a 3" piece to stick it to the right side of the crossed-ribbon. Just to put a little touch to it, I added a pink rhinestone "stick-on" to it, as illustrated.
Use glue gun to piece the ribbons together. I also used a 1" bar pin and glued it behind the ribbon vertically. NOTE: position the pin fastener on top for easier pinning.
The design of this ribbon was researched by my brother. A pink ribbon connotes a survivor or a cancer patient and a black ribbon with a pink half ribbon signifies that a love one passed away.
I dedicate this post to my mom. May you rest in peace, mommy. I love you and I miss you.
Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Please visit my blog and my Stampin Up Website! Have a nice day!


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