October 2018 VIP Crafters Club
Hey VIPs!! Welcome to October and welcome to VIP Crafters Club! Thank you all so much for being here and for sharing your talents and love of crafting.
Here are the October cut files! Lots of fun ones that I think you’re all going to LOVE.
For our monthly craft, you have two options this time: Halloween-themed and Fall/Thanksgiving-themed. You can do one or you can do both! Totally up to you! These are basically 3 connected frames that will make a neat holiday decoration around your home or to give away to a friend.
I can’t wait to see all of the different styles and colors everyone chooses. I am always blown away by your creativity, and I know this month will be no exception!
The details for the crafting party and the materials needed are below. Please let me know if you have any questions at all. I will also be updating this page throughout the month, as well as the Facebook page – and important updates will also be emailed to you.
Thank you so much for being here! I’m so excited to get to know you all better, and I can’t WAIT to craft with you!
Crafting Party Replay
If you’re like me, there’s a good chance you have a lot of these materials already lying around! I’ve outlined below what you’ll need to create this project with me. Not all of it is required, and I’ve listed which ones are optional below. Feel free to customize your project as you like – remember, this is your project! This list shows what I’ve used (or very similar items, since not everything can be found online). Looking forward to our Crafting Party!! (Note: this list contains affiliate links)
- Three wood photo frames (I got two 5×7 frames and one 4×6 so that the middle one was smaller than the others, but you can make them all 3 the same size)
I got super cheap-o Walmart Frames. The only thing is: it is important that you check the back to make sure that there is a place for you to staple the ribbon or twine into. Plastic frames do not work well. Also check to see that you can remove the back part. I just ripped mine off and kept the glass part of the frame because I want it to be transparent, but you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to!
- Oracal 651 Adhesive Vinyl
With your cutting machine (cut settings same as “vinyl”) please cut the below items found in the project cut files:
– Choose either the Halloween or Thanksgiving version – colors are totally up to you! Cut size will vary based on your frame size. Try to allow enough padding (empty space) but don’t make it too small either.
– Another tip (if you are choosing to make it transparent like I did) is to choose a color that will contrast well with the wall color it will be up against (dark vs. light). Try not to have colors that are too similar or else you won’t be able to see the design.
- Twine or Ribbon
- Decorative Elements (optional)
I found these cute glitter spiders and cobweb at Walmart. I also purchased the fall leaves from Michaels. This is totally optional but you can get really creative here!
- Staple Gun
- Glue Gun and Glue Gun Sticks
I used a good amount of glue to adhere the extra decorative pieces to the frames, so make sure you have enough hot glue on hand. I also used it for extra reinforcement to the staples and ribbon/twine.
- Spray Paint (optional)
For my halloween frame, I chose to add purple Krylon spray paint to the frames beforehand. For my Thanksgiving version, I liked the natural look better.