Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Things that Glow in the Dark

I've been away from the old craft table way too long, but I'm happy to say that I'm back and I'm ready for Fall!  And ready for Halloween!  Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays and today I've got a couple of ghostie projects for you!  
This first project could not be easier!  It's a votive/favor box.  I used my Silhouette to cut a favor box but you could certainly use a handcut template.  After cutting out the box template, I used my new ghost die and cut a ghost into each side. The faces were embossed on pieces of vellum that were attached to the backside of each ghost die cut.  
The coolest part is what's inside!  I put a color-changing, flameless tealight (repeat, flameless, lol!) inside the box.!!!  Keeping with the glowy theme, I also made a ghost mini card.  Same principle as the favor box.  Die cut the ghost and back with vellum.   
Except this time, the ghost is "filled" with glow-in-the-dark glitter!  I took cut a square piece of black fun foam sheet and adhered Be Creative (Sookwang) double-sided adhesive sheets to both sides.  Then I die cut the ghost out of that sheet.  I carefully applied the die cut foam sheet behind the vellum ghost.  This created a ghost-shaped cut out that I filled with the glitter (be generous!).  Then I adhered another piece of vellum to the foam to contain the glitter.  {Easier than it sounds I swear!}
I attached the whole thing to the front of the card with a little twine, it was done!  Don't laugh at this next picture because I nearly killed myself trying to get it!  I took my card into the laundry room (no windows in there) and TRIED to get a pic of all the glow-in-the-dark fun.  Between trying to get the camera settings right in total darkness and being attacked by my ironing board, this was the best pic I could get!  {Tips on how to take pics in no light are welcome!}
Now I'm going to go link these up to the PTI Mr. Bones' Halloween Spook Out!  The linky ends tonight and I'm playing last-minute Lucy again:)
Mahalo for stopping by!  
{Aloha, jj}

PaperTrue Black (PTI), Ultra Smooth Pure White (Avery Elle), Vellum
Ink: Versamark 
Accents: Snow Detail Embossing Powder (Ranger), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Glow-in-the-Dark Glitter (Martha Stewart), Colored Googly Eyes, black fun foam sheet
Stamps: Happy Haunting (PTI)
Tools: Happy Haunting Die (PTI), Corner Chomper


  1. Fun projects JJ! Hope that you have been having some non-crafty fun, but glad to see you back in action!n

  2. These projects are so fun and creative! Who knew you could buy glow-in-the-dark glitter!

  3. JJ - These are so fun - you're making me want to go get some glitter like nOW! Love the ghosties with their big eyes - but the glow in the dark is the BEST! I gotta try this!

  4. so cool! i love glitter, didt know there was such a thing

  5. Fantastic projects JJ! I didn't know there was glow in the dark glitter either. Such a COOL card! LOVE it!

  6. Love these projects! And haha on killing yourself to get that last photo - it was worth it!

  7. All of your projects are so cute. I especially like your glow in the dark ghost.

  8. You are always amazingly creative! These projects are so fun! Great idea with the changing light and the glow-in-the-dark glitter! That's a perfect use for vellum and I love those googly eyes too!

  9. Both are fantastic and so super creative. Love the votive holder and that card is so cute too.

  10. Oh my goodness, JJ. These are so fantastic!! I love the votive holders and the glow in the dark is hilarious. So clever!! *hugs*

  11. welcome BACK!!!! love these fun projects:)

  12. JJ I love the boxes and the card! Whatever you did to get that picture seems to have worked! Lol.

  13. Glow in the dark glitter? WHAT? Craziness! And those eyes, what fun projects!

  14. Glowing ghosts!!! eek!! how cool is that box :0)
    I've just recieved my ghost die and stamp set so thanks for the inspiration :0)
    Good to see you back again... I've been AWOL this summer but hopefully back in the crafting saddle now :0)
    Jenny x

  15. Well, I guess we'll let you off the hook for leaving us high and dry for so long since you've posted such a FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL project! Good golly. Putting a battery operated, multi-colored flameless (haha, good thing no flames) candle behind the vellum is GENIUS! Absolutely love it, and your endless creativity, JJ!

  16. These little monster creations are too fun! Love 'em!

  17. 'if it weren't for the last minute, I'd never get anything done' says me, and some other smartie Last Minute Lucy :)
    Glow in the dark? SO UNBELIEVABLY cool! The being attacked by the ironing board? Not so cool. Taking pics in the dark? Yikes. I think my only advice would be to stay away from the ironing board ;) (You are SO welcome for that tip, by the way.)
    Putting the multi-colour tealight in there is so cool - the regular flameless ones are pretty neat, but colour changing???? Love it! And those googly eyes are beyond awesome.


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