Friday, October 23, 2015

3D Halloween Project: Church with The Frankies

Yesterday's project on the Kadoodle Bug Designs Blog.

3D Halloween Project featuring Frankie and his Bride. I created this in 6 crafting sessions.
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*Charmkin Cutie: Frankie SVG cut file from Kadoodle Bug Designs
*Charmkin Cutie: Bride of Frankie Svg Cut file from Kadoodle Bug Designs

*1 1/2 pieces Doodlebug Design Cardstock (October 31st Collection- Whimsy Webs 12x12)
*Doodlebug Design (Ghouls & Goodies Collection) Doodle Pops (1 package)
*Doodlebug Design (Ghouls & Goodies Collection) Doodle Pops (1/2 package, Black Cat, Ghost)
*Recollections Haunted Mansion cardstock pad
*Colorbox Chalk (Nightfall petal pad, white, green, and purple)
*Black gel pen .05
*Signo White Gel pen
*Pebbles Chalk (pink for cheeks)
*Church Fold Card file from MyScrapChick.
*Small Cotton Balls (2-3)
*Cricut Explore
*Cricut Score Tool
*Fabri Tac Adhesive
*acetate (Windows)
*Scotch permanent mounting tape (Windows)

Tear Bear Supplies:
*Thick Green Mulberry Paper (5x7 sheet)
*Tracing Tool
*Water Brush
*Soft Brush
*Wire Brush

Session 1: Choosing Supplies
I picked out my papers and embellishment decorations. I chose Doodlebug Design Cardstock in a Halloween Theme and found irresistible Pop Ups.

Session 2: Project Brainstorming
I went to and chose which files I wanted to use. I couldn't resist going with The Frankies. I also decided I wanted to go 3D. I looked at haunted house 3D svgs and somewhere in the process I chose a church. I don't even know why, maybe the Frankies were "Just Married" in my mind.
I found a Church folding card from MyScrapChick  and decided to make it a box where it would sit up.
Session 3: Designing in Cricut Design Space, Cutting the pieces with Cricut Explore
I placed the church card into Design Space, resized it to its required measurements. I attached all the windows from the file to where I wanted them on the box pieces. (So they would cut leaving me an opening for acetate sheet.) I cut an extra top panel to use for the bottom. This changed my card to a 3D box.
I used Doodlebug Design Cardstock and Recollections Cardstock to cut out all the pieces to my house. I did the same with the Frankies. (Including the patterns I used to make my Tear Bears.)
Session 4: Assembled House
I chalked all of the pieces using ColorBox Chalk and inks. I went with Charcoal for my Doodlebug Design Whimsy Web cardstock pieces and I used an old ink pad so it wouldn't go on darker than intended.

I went on to assemble and I noticed a designing mistake. I didn't attach the windows to the outer layer, so my windows weren't windows that went all the way through like I had wanted. I decided to leave it.
I cut acetate sheets in squares just a bit bigger than the windows and placed Scotch permanent mounting tape around their edges so they would be raised and have a see thru appearance. I placed spiders and stars inside. I then glued everything together with Fabri Tac (any glue can be used, but this is my go to.)
I happened to use to much glue on the back, which is a pocket. (BOOO, It looked awful!) So, I glued another panel over it and now it has two pockets. (I love this and am happy I learned something.)
I took my Doodlebug Design Pop Ups and had loads of fun placing them all over the church. 
Session 5: Tear Bears
I took my bear parts and traced them into the back of thick mulberry paper. I tore out all of the mulberry paper pieces and let them dry. I sat it aside and chalked all of my Doodlebug Design cardstock pieces with Colorbox chalk in colors a bit darker than the piece I was chalking.
I went back to my fluffy pieces and brushed them while they were faced upside down with a wired brush. I chalked them with Green Colorbox ink. Afterwards I did my faces using gel pens, white Colorbox and brushed some pink from Peebles Chalk onto both Frankie Cheeks.
I went on to assemble all of my pieces with Fabri Tac. I took one last soft brush to all my furry tear bear pieces.
Session 6: Finishing Touches
I took my Signo white gel pen and added highlights to the whole project. I attached the Frankies to the church.
I took a few cotton balls and pulled them apart making them resemble cobwebs. They were placed without glue.
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Thank you for visiting! It was a pleasure to share this project with you. Twila


  1. Gorgeous project!! You are so very creative and talented!! Love it!

  2. Gorgeous project!! You are so very creative and talented!! Love it!