Sunday, September 13, 2009

{Jena Witch} Over the Moon box (an LPS peek)

Thank You again so much for understanding again when I have to pull a disappearing act. As though you really had a choice, right? ;-) Sorry, I wish it wasn't necessary to miss days & You know me, I feel ultra guilty and broken-record-y. I would much rather hang with You all, but life--and Monsieur Migraine (aka the-evil-head-torturer) is still getting in the way daily, dang it all!

Anywho, without further ado, meet {Jena Witch}!
the newest set from Little Paper Shop

She's sittin' pretty over the city. :o)

1...preview peek of the new Little Paper Shop Set {Jena Witch}
2...pictorial for how to make a moon treat box
3...the round box template

(new LPS Set {Jena Witch})

This lil' witch is flyin in on Tuesday
(her release day at LPS)

Nothing like a cute new stamp to fire up your mojo, hey? I'm so stoked about today's sneak preview {Jena Witch}. I flip for Halloween. I've dressed up as a witch a few time (and a vampire, princess Leia, an alien, a bunny wabbit, a crow... you get the idea...I lurve Halloween madly!)


...make a moon treat box

Step 1} Trace, cut, & score the round box template.

Step 2} Sand Core'dinations cardstock to distess it & remove the dust.

Step 3}
Make the ruffled edge. This is a trick I learned from the Brilliant Nathalia; her fantastic tutorial is here. These are made this way...

A) Print Halloween text onto the sanded Core'dinations cardstock
B) Let the printer ink dry for a couple seconds
C) Cut it into strips
D) Score it & fold it (I scored it every half an inch)
E) Adhere the folds to themselves--curving it to fit the circular box.

(This text is Edgar Allen Poe's The Black Cat typed in MSword in Underwood Champion a free font from dafont

Step 4}
Adhere the folded text strips around the circle & trim them (using the box circle edge as a cutting guide)

Step 5}
Pierce & stitch through the folded strips.

Step 6} Cut a city (this was cut with the Cricut Expression & the cartridge that comes with it Plantin Schoolbook) (For more details on how this city was made please see this post.)

Step 7} Stamp {Jena Witch} in Black ink & emboss her with clear embossing powder. She's coloured with a mix of Prismacolour pencils, Copic markers, & Sakura pens. I paper pieced her dress using BasicGrey Ambrosia paper.

Her fishnet stockings are my favourite part (she's sassy! heehee) A pencil crayon seemed the easiest way to get a thin, soft line on them.

Step 8} Trace & cut two semi circles to line the box with. This is more of that BasicGrey Ambrosia.

Step 9} Adhere the liner pieces inside the box. (Dear Tombow, I loves ya too much!)

Step 10} Glue the paper pieces onto {Jena Witch} & stick her to the top of the moon box.


(round box template at 80%)

For now it's just a traceable template...

I tried to make a new whole template with 2 round ends, but my technical skill is rather limited, so I couldn't get it to work & had to give up, for now. (I need tech support! LOL)

Used at this percentage, this makes a 4.5 inch diameter box.
For the original 5.5 inch box template, please see this post.

Thanks for flyin' by!


travelingmama said...

This is SOOO cute!! I love the little city below her- adorable!

Hope Jacare said...

Great project - fab image - lovely! x

Anonymous said...

You are truly amazing and generous with all you share. I can't believe it. As for the migranies, they say this new treatment with botox shots is supposed to help. I suffer maddening headaches and "issues" at every season change so I totally sympathize. I hope you are doing better.

Kim Etherington said...

Too cute. Love Jenna the witch with the city and puffy clouds.

Anonymous said...

Mel, this is another super share! Thanks so much!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok I seriously feel like i'm not even WORTHY to be on your blog today, LOL!!!! This is AMAZING, adorable, and I just added it to the LPS blog b/c either I couldn't find it or I'm just blind...I'm prob just too tired as I was gone all weekend...sorry! but it's there ALL it's glory and I mean ALL!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

Dawn B. said...

This is an adorable project. You always give such great detail. Thanks so much. Hope your headaches get better. I suffer too. Hugs.

Shirley N said...

Oh my, look at all the love you put into a project,simply amazing! So adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

nice work as per usual,love lady

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh girl you always amaze me, love those stockings!!

Mari said...

That is the cutest moon! I have some Coredinations paper, but haven't used it yet (pathetic, I know). You rock my world! And maybe I'll actually DO something with my paper now....
Hope your head gets to feeling better Mel. It sucks, I know. Have you tried oxygen yet? Strange, but it helps me. :)

Bonnie said...

Hey Mel!! You did it again!! So cute.....and I am so sorry but I laughed at the comment above me.....I DO hope you feel better soon!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Mel, this is amazingly creative and adorable!!! I am LOVING those stockings on Jena!!! So sassy!!

Merry said...

Oh this is so wonderful. I really like that pleated and sewn edge to the circle....clever.

Allison said...

Super sweet idea! Do I need a Cricut just for that cityscape...hmmm!