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October 3, 2011

Design Team: Denise O'Connor Week 3

Denise O'Connor: Witch One...

Happy new week eCrafters! As you may have noticed, this month is all about Halloween! And Denise O'Connor has a perfect little card that would be sweet to send to all the little "fashionistas" in your life! Check out how to make this card on today's how-to:

I hope all of you are in for a fun week of crafting! This is the first week where your eCraft Design Team will be presenting projects utilizing not only the eCraft, but a special sponsor for the month! This month our sponsor is Square 1. Now, I will admit that I had not heard of Square 1 when we were first told that they were our sponsor, but I was immediately intrigued by this product. Square 1 is a printable, removable adhesive fabric! This is an amazing product, and even though it is a fabric, it is a lot like vinyl. For this month, all of us are going to utilize this fantastic product and show you lots of ways that you can use Square 1 and your eCraft to create to your heart’s content!

This week, we are using Square 1 and our eCrafts to create something using the colors Orange and Purple. Ahhh! Purple…no problem for me! When I think of Orange and Purple together, of course I think Halloween. Halloween is a very big deal in our house, my kids look forward to it just as much as Christmas. We actually already have our costumes and everything. For this week’s project, I decided to show you how to use Square 1 instead of cardstock on your layered cuts. Sometimes when using cardstock, the layers become so thick that it can be distracting. This is not the case with Square 1!
Since Square 1 is printable, I knew I wanted to use the Print & Cut Hinge Method with the vegetable cutting mat. You can find a video that I did on this method HERE on my blog Purple Paper Paradise

I also knew that this would be the perfect time to play with the new Printable Tiles from Lettering Delights, so in Make the Cut, I set up blocks of the colors and patterns that I wanted to use and then laid my cut layers on top of these blocks. First, I printed out the blocks without the cuts (except for the witch’s face). One of the sheets shown below is printed on Matte Photo Paper and the other is on Square 1. Can you tell the difference? The print quality of Square 1 is amazing! The colors are so vibrant!
For those of you wondering, the bottom sheet is the Square 1. I then used the Print & Cut technique and cut out my shapes in some spare cardstock and then placed my print sheet underneath it to get it ready to be cut.
This color blocking technique works really great for this because there are no white edges! Here is my witch all assembled (underwear and all!). Isn’t she cute? Even though, I will be covering her up, I decided to add the underwear because Square 1 is removable which means that she may change her clothes and I wouldn’t want her to expose herself!
Now it is time to get her dressed! I cut out my Square 1 the same way I did the paper layer to make her a couple of outfits to choose from.

Now she has a few options for Halloween! It’s hard to see in the pictures, but the texture on the Square 1 really makes realistic looking clothes and adds that extra something special!
Hope you all enjoyed my Orange & Purple creation this week using my eCraft and Square 1, and make sure you come back here everyday this week to see what Debi, Lisa and Raven have! I know that I am looking forward to seeing what these talented ladies have in mind for this week! Also, on Friday, I will be back here on the eCraft by Craftwell blog with a whole new video! If you like bling, you don’t want to miss the video!
eCraft (of course!)
Matte Photo Paper (for the witch body and the printed banner sentiments using Slap Happy font)
Papertrey Ink Orange Zest cardstock (card base)
Core’dinations cardstock (purple background) embossed with a spider web embossing folder and sanded down. Inked edges with Distress Ink Black Soot
Lettering Delights Witch One Cut Its Set with Basic Tiles for the orange and purple patterned layers
Papertrey Ink Black Swiss Dot Ribbon
Copic Markers for inking edges of witch

Denise O'Connor

How adorable is that?! And I bet any little girl would be so excited to receive a card like this! So, now it's your turn! Do you send some sweet mail to the little ones in your life? perhaps stickers? Do share!

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