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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Halloween Countdown Magnetic Board - Dyspeptic Acres

Tin pail with magnetic spiders
Magnetic Board Decorated for Halloween Count-up

Spiders on Magnetic Board
On Wall
While I was working on the Countdown to Halloween Activity jar posted here and here, I started thinking about a simpler countdown project.  This is the brainchild I created.

This is one of my favorite home decor items that I have made.  It was easy, and a tiny bit time consuming, but loads of fun. My husband said it really should be called a Halloween Countup rather than a countdown because the spiders are added instead of taken away. Each day a new spider is placed onto the board in numerical order. Here is a video explaining it a little bit further:

However you use it, I hope you have a good time with this project.

"Dyspeptic Acres" Magnet Board for Halloween Countdown

Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Materials and Cricut Cuts:
Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Artistry Cricut Collection

Black Cardstock
Slate Cardstock
Whisper Cardstock
White Daisy Pigment Ink
Embossing Powder
Artiste page 76  Web is Accent 4 - Slate fit to page = 10 3/4
Artiste page 76 Cat is Card Shift - Black 2"
Artiste page 77 Spiders are Accent 4 Shift - Black 1 1/2" (Autofill cuts 42 pieces)
Artiste letters are Caps cut at 2 1/4" 

Artistry page 43 Bats are Shift key - Black 1" cut qty 3
Artistry page 43 Bat border is Background Shift - Black fit to page = 1"

Artbooking page 54 Owl is Border Shift - Slate fit to page = 35 1/2"
Artbooking page 54 Spiders are Overlay Shift keys - Black 6" and 7" 
Artbooking page 55 "Halloween"  is Title Shift - Black fit to page = 12 1/2"
Artbooking page 55 Rat is Overlay Shift - Black 
Artbooking page 71 Big Bat on wall is Icon Shift - Black fit to page = 38 1/2"
Artbooking page 71 Haunted House is Border Shift - Whisper fit to page = 15 1/4"

Little Monsters Stamp Set  C1630 and Etched Alphabet Set A1182 (available after September 1, 2015) stamped with archival black ink. Monsters colored/shaded with watercolor pencils. Alphabet was used to make sign for haunted house on scrap paper.

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