Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Bewitched Cabin


Hello my crafty Friends!
It's been a while since I had taken on a bigger project. Sometimes all I need is an excuse to craft ;) My Excuse this time was that I needed something to display on one of the hospital units I work.

So here is what I created for them! 
How cool is this Bewitched Cabin?!


Not only does this make a cool decoration piece, it can also be used as a treat or gift box!


For those of you that don't know I am a Nurse and have worked in Oncology for the past 18+ years. So recently I took my House of Haunts to work. Usually it's displayed in my craft room all year long, but this year I thought it would be cool to take it to work and share it with all the staff, patients, and visitors on one of the Units. Here's a shout out to Station 40 at the CCI! You would not believe the comments it has received and the amazement it gets when people find out it's made of paper and that it was done by someone that works there! There is no better reward than to see someone smile because of something you made :)

The only issue was that I also work on Station 30 and they were wondering why they didn't get one? The only logical solution I saw was to get busy creating a Halloween decoration for them! See Station 30, I love you guys too!

Welcome to my Bewitched Cabin! Muhahahaha!!!

The files for this amazing creation all come from SVG Cuts!

Here are the kits I used:
Bats, Ghosts & Moon - Spooky Cuties SVG Collection
Other supplies used:
Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye
Black cardstock - Recollections
Vellum
String of indoor orange lights
Wooden dowel 
Black twine
White, black, green Ink Pads
Hot Glue
Scotch Quick dry glue
Black rhinestones & enamel dot
Cotton ball
Precision Knife
Embossing folders 
Crop a Dile Big Bite Punch
Sizzix Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo 

Here is a closer look at side of the house. Love the little vellum ghosts!


Here is the other side of the house.
To add the lights I used my crop-a-dile big bite punch to create some holes along the roof line of the house, and then pushed the lights through each hole.









 Kind of difficult to see here, but on the bottom left corner of the house I created a flap using a sharp precision knife. I then fed the plug end of the string of lights through the opening to allow it to get plugged in. You could also skip the string of lights and just add some electric tea lights instead.











Below are a few iPhone pics I took at work yesterday, sorry not the greatest quality :(







Here is the Bewitched Cabin as it's now displayed on  Station 30 (with one of my co-worker's hiding behind it). She did pose for another picture afterwards but it was really blurry! Thanks anyways Jill!







And, here is the House of Haunts, which was my 2013 creation for the SVG Cuts Halloween Challenge now displayed on Station 40.


Oh, and see the stacked pumpkins on the top right, I made those last year as one of my SVG Cuts DT projects  and gave them to Kim, our Unit Clerk. She now proudly displays them on the Unit every Fall!




 I love being able to share my work and inspire others. I hope this post has inspired you to share your work and creations with others as well! Take your beautiful creations out of your craft rooms and display them for others to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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9 comments:

  1. I think that is so amazing that you are sharing your fabulous creations with you co-workers! Both of your haunted houses are beyond amazing. You always create stellar projects!

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    1. Thanks SO much Beth! So happy you like them, you always know how to put a smile on my face :)

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  2. You are so clever and creative in how you combine Mary's kits to make such special creations, Ilda. I just love these and how wonderful to share them with your coworkers, patients and visitors. Thanks much for all the inspiration!
    ~Kris~

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  3. I've worked in and around oncology (pharmacy) for many years and know that this will bring both your co-workers and patients a great deal of enjoyment. As always, a splendid job!

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  4. Hi I ama retired RN and what you are doing is amazing. Working in oncology and then making these beautiful projects is beyond wonderful. Keep up the good work and God Bless You

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  5. Wow, amazing job on on your Bewitched cabin. I'm always hesitant to try projects like this. I can't seem to get my colors right or get glue everywhere or get plain discouraged. I'm sure you are bringing much joy to your hospital.

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  6. I've been going to make this house since last Halloween and now I'm glad that I didn't because this style better. It's gorgeous! Can you tell me where to get the black and purple roof paper on the Bewihched Cabin? I looked up all of the My Mind'sEye Halloween papers but I don't see that one. I also looked up the Recollections Halloween paper and I still can't find this one. I love purple so I'd really like to use that same paper.

    Thanks, Susan

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    1. Hi Susan, sorry for the slow response... the paper comes from the Halloween Basics from My Minds Eye. Hope that help... hopefully it's not discontinued, I've had this pad in my stash for a while :(

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