Wednesday, September 10, 2008

(3) Mr.Bones Place Setting cards


These all come in the Paper Garden Projects "Happy Halloweenie!" kit


  • Mr. Bones the Dancing Skeleton
  • The "trick or treat" bag cut from Peter Pumpkin stamp
  • "Happy Halloweenie!" sentiment stamp
  • 3 pieces of Black textured cardstock (measuring 4 2/8 by 3.5 inch) folded in half to make a 2 1/8 by 3 1/2 inch place card.
  • 3 mats (3 2/8 by 2 inch) one each of Yellow, Green & Orange textured cardstock
  • Black, Yellow, Green & Orange textured cardstock (cut with Scallop nestabilities, punches or circle cutters)

Things from your supplies/Paper Garden Projects:


Step 1. Stamp Mr. Bones in waterproof Onyx Black Versafine Ink Pad.

Step 2. Colour some shadows onto him with markers & cut him out

Step 3. Glitter him with a Sakura Star dust Gelly Roll Pen & coat the image in Crystal Lacquer

The Crystal Lacquer brings out the Star dust glitter pen & it glimmers!

Step 4.
Stamp, colour & cut out the wee "Trick or Treat" bag from Peter Pumpkin stamp, Add a bit of silver cording to the back of it as a handle & stick it on Mr.Bones' arm.

The cards & assembly:
Step 1 Cut Cardstock & make place cards:
  • Cut 3 pieces of Black textured cardstock 4 2/8 by 3.5 inch folded in half to make a 2 1/8 by 3 1/2 inch place card.
  • Cut 3 mats (3 2/8 by 2 inch) one each of Yellow, Green & Orange textured cardstock
  • Stamp & emboss "Happy Halloweenie!" sentiment onto the 3 coloured mats.
  • Mount 3 mats onto the 3 black place cards.
Step 2. Assemble it all:
  • Assemble the 3 coloured scallops & their black mats.
  • Stick the skeleton & their wee "Trick or Treat" bags onto the scallops.
  • Mount the scallops onto the place cards with foam mounting tape.

Happy Craftin! :O)


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Donna Baker said...

wow, I have been SO behind in my reader! Congratulations on your DT position - they are so lucky to have YOU, smart move!! I ADORE all your projects, the puppets - great idea, the sparkly dancing skeletons, wow! the silhouette witch-fabulous!!! I am grinning from ear to ear!! the set is adorable!! TFS your creative genius with us! YOU ROCK

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

OK, I am so lovin Mr. bones all the more!!! And the glitter pens! Got to have me some of those one day! The place settings.. cards.. all of it! Just Plain Adorable!!!

Joani McDonald said...

How precious are these?! I just love these fun little skeletons! I'm always making placecards at the holidays - even when it's just the 4 of us! They dress the table up!
Great job Mel! I love them!

Diane Davies said...

I know I'm getting old and could probably use reading glasses but what's up with the miniscule print! hehe Mr. Bones is too cool!

Savitri said...

This is too flippin cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Yeah for the DT!!! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

These are sooo fun! How clever to add the treat bag to Mr. Bones!!

Deb Neerman said...

Toooo kewl for skewl, Mel-A-Licious!

Makes me wanna have a Hallo-weinie partay!

Anonymous said...

Oh Mel once again WOW. I love both the place cards and cupcake picks. I will be doing these for sure. TFS

Debbie/Phx AZ

Crystal Ware said...

I am loving Mr. Bones! These place setting cards are just too cute. You are genious!

Annapurna said...

Mr. Bones is the cutest of all and especially the way you colour him is even better. The puppets for the cupcake toppers will be awesome. Off to go buy some cupcakes, oh wait, I need stamps first. Off to buy stamps :-)

Michelle Pearson said...

love the cutting on these and the hints of color! Great as always!!

Cathrine StClair said...

These are wonderful Mel - and using the treat bag like that was sheer genius!

Maggie Lamarre said...

those are so kewl :)

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, those skeletons look like they're dancing and having a lot of fun!! Such a fun way to dress up a table!! Kids love this sort of stuff! Another fun project, Mel! How the heck do you find the time. . .you must not sleep! LOL!