Monday, September 27, 2021

A-Haunting We Will Glow!

Welcome to the A-Haunting We Will Glow Collab Hop with i-crafter and Pear Blossom Press! We're sharing spooky sweet projects for Halloween. Featuring interactive dies from i-crafter, and with help from Pear Blossom Press, they all really light up! Be sure to hop along with us for lots of inspiration; we’ve come up with some brilliant cards. Let me show you mine...

I started with the i-crafter Halloween Treat Lantern dies and a Graphic 45 Halloween Paper Pad. I decided the purple paper would work nicely for my lantern. I used the spiderweb insert for the i-crafter Halloween Treat Lantern and then cut a piece of 2.25"x2.25" piece of vellum to back the spiderweb with. I lightly covered the exterior of the frame and the web strings with Art Glitter Glue to attach the vellum. 

Next, I added the haunted house from the i-crafter Tunnel Card, Halloween Add-On die set cut out of black cardstock. I trimmed it down so that it fit to in the lantern and added it behind the vellum, again attaching it with Art Glitter Glue. I knew that I wanted the lights to shine through the windows so I pried the shutters back into the lantern a bit. After I had the haunted house attached, I flipped it over and used Pear Blossom Press's White Essential Gel Pen to write "Press Me" and drew an arrow to where I planned to place the button for my EZ-Lights to light up my project.

I used a Large Zots to secure the Power Pack of the EZ-Lights to the back of the Lantern, then used Small Zots to position my lights. 

To give me a little more control of the placement, I first wrapped the Zot around the wire just below the LED light, then positioned the light above the window or door, and firmly pressed down to secure the light's position. This allowed me better control of where the light was pointed than simply placing the light on the Zots like I have in the past. 

I used the same technique to secure the wires as they traveled down the back of the haunted house to the Power Pack. Typically I do this with washi tape since I have so much of it on hand, but in order to have a lower chance of them showing the Zots seemed to be a better choice to me.

Finally, to secure the extra length of wire on each string, I gathered it all up and used washi tape to secure it to the Power Pack of the EZ-Lights.

 It was hard to get a good picture of these "guts" because my camera kept trying to focus on one piece or another!

I decorated the front of the lantern last, I die cut the pumpkin from the i-crafter Tunnel Card, Halloween Add-On die set out of orange glitter cardstock and backed it with a small piece of black cardstock. I glued this over the button on the EZ-Lights.

The last piece was the ghost from the Tunnel Card, Halloween Add-On die set, I die cut it out of a White Flock Sheet backed with Foam Adhesive. I backed the ghost's face with a small piece of black cardstock as well. I used a black jewelry cord to create a loop that would allow me to hang this from a door knob or hook.

I love the finished look. It's really neat both unlit and lit up!

Here is a short video showing it light up as well!

Now, be sure you keep hopping to be inspired further by the i-crafter Inspiration Team and the wonderful ladies joining us from Pear Blossom Press. Here is the hop line up:
Rachel Winn (You are here)
Cassie Trask (Next Stop)

Every good hop has prizes, right? So i-crafter, and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $25 store credit! Comment on this post by October 4, 2021 to be entered to win. Winners will be announced on October 8th. Ready for more inspiration? Amanda from Pear Blossom Press will be live on YouTube today, and Lynda from i-crafter will be live on Facebook today at 11:00am. Be sure to tune in!

Thanks for stopping by,
R. Winn

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  1. I love that little ghost! What a great idea and of course the light up is the coolest!

  2. Oh my goodness the silhouette is awesome!! I love the glow of the EZLights, but never thought of putting something behind the vellum. Whoa thanks for that! The treat box die is super fun and cute. Great hop!

  3. Love these cute little treat lantern bags. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love your light-up lantern with the cute ghostie! Such a fun project! The silhouette behind the vellum looks awesome!

  5. Very cool idea to have three layers in the front like that. It's a wonderful way to showcase those shapes! Thanks for sharing your fun project. :)

  6. Boo!! Love all your Halloween cards and fabulous idea to light them up.

  7. Hi Rachel! That is so clever to have the silhouette of the house appear when the light comes on. Brilliant!