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If one bad apple spoils the bunch, what about two?

New Poison Apple pieces for sale and Art by Kris Floyd

 Halloween is almost upon us and the thoughts of fairytales and fantasies start to turn a bit dark and tumultuous this time of year, so what better to time to share some villainous art and home décor with you.

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Carved by Dan Szczepanski’s

It is pretty well known here on the blog that hubby and I are big fans of the Disney villains. The one thing about the villains is that their props are just as infamous as they are, for example; Maleficent’s spinning wheel, Captain Hook’s hook, or the Evil Queen Grimhilde’s apple. You can’t think about them without picturing the villain they belong to and what part they will play in the story. That very premise is the idea behind this post.

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Today’s star is the poison apple, with just one bite, Snow White will have eternal sleep and the Queen will reign supreme as the fairest in the land. The apple itself is just as transformative as the queen herself, an apple the symbol of health turned awry. That thought inspired our newest creations, my poisoned apple prop and Kris’ art piece “One Bad Apple”

“One Bad Apple”

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Still life gone wrong when one poisoned apple ruins the bunch

To make this part of your collection click here

As for the prop.

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Flash back to last year, I decided to go with the dark fairytales for Halloween. In order to tell my Evil Queen story, I needed my own Poisoned apple. I created this beauty and this year you can also have your very own by checking out my ebay l(click apple for link) shop, contact me  here or visit  Rapunzel’s Crafts Facebook Store here.

Poison AppleApples starting at $6.99 plus $4.50 shipping(paypal only.)

Each piece is lovingly made by me and designs will vary.

If interested in custom apples please contact me.

I hope this helps get you in touch with your villainous side in time for Halloween.

Until next time, Boo to you 🙂

Photo by Dave Kliment

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Anybody out there looking for some awesome party favors, stocking stuffers or just neat stuff?

 

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I have made some one of a kind Vanellope Von Schweetz candy hair clips that I am selling on eBay and soon my etsy shop.

 

I am using the funds for a super-secret 30th birthday trip for hubby next year!

 

If anyone is interested in purchasing these cuties, you can buy them here for $6 (plus shipping). You get 3 clips per order and they vary.

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Each set has three alligator clips:

 

One random gummy bear

One sparkly peppermint

One marshmallow shape

 

These are all handmade and one of a kind. If you have any questions, comments or requests please comment and I will get back to you 🙂

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Warehouse 13 recruitment kit

Happy Friday guys!! Continuing on my many birthday projects, today I will show you the project I made for my best friend.

As many of you know, I am a bit of a geek.

What?! *gasp* you don’t say!

Well yes and being a geek, I also have my collection of geek friends to share my many dorky and nerdy obsessions.

One of these obsessions is Warehouse 13.
I LOVE this show!

Heather and I love this show so much, that we have decided we what to start our own Artifact collection agency.

So to do this, I thought is only appropriate to supply Heather with her supplies to take on the task of Warehouse agent  

I pondered long and hard with how to approach this task and finally narrowed it down to a recruitment kit from Mrs. Frederic herself

I searched long and hard to see if anyone else had created a recruitment letter for said Warehouse, but alas, I found none.

So I looked at Sci-Fi related letters to get some inspiration and came up with this (feel free to use it,) letter (it had her last name on it though.)

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Once the letter was complete and printed, I signed it in ink with Mrs. Frederic’s signature (don’t tell Mrs. Frederic) and enclosed it in a warehouse purple handmade envelope and created a faux wax seal out of polymer clay and used a wax seal stamp to give it the finishing touch.

Note: I was out of sealing wax or I would have done it the old fashion way

I also created a laminated badge for her to prove she was with the Warehouse (even though they always say they are secret service, hmmm…)

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Ok, so I’ve got an idea and a letter with a badge, now what?!

I had to think, what all does a warehouse agent need? Well, my favorite agent is Claudia and she has some pretty cool toys, so I focused on that idea and came up with….

Goo!

Yep, that is right, Goo.

I got some of the alien slime in purple from the Dollar Tree; it resembled the purple traditional neutralizer that all the warehouse agents lug around. Then, I created a fun label and viola, Warehouse issued Goo!

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But, I decided to take it a step further, because I think Claudia has created some awesome toys and I also made the aerosol neutralizer (I used a can of purple silly string for this, which I also purchased at the Dollar Tree.)

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So we have goo in two kinds but as you know goo is not used on its own, nope, we now need neutralizer bags and purple (have to be purple) rubber gloves (we assume they are imbued with the goo, hence the color) to handle these pesky artifacts.

These things, I went to eBay for, I bought some little static bags to resemble the metallic bags on the show and some purple household kitchen gloves since I could not find them anywhere in town. I know weird, huh? Among these items, I also purchased goggles rather than making them, thought that might be a bit hard, only glasses I’ve made a the red and blue paper 3d ones for the Doctor Who birthday and those were hard enough.

Now we have a recruitment letter and some items to neutralizer our dangerous antiques, next we need some more accessories and how about something to hold all of these great gifts.

I decided to get a paper mache briefcase from hobby lobby and sprayed it silver then lined the inside with foam, so it would resemble a gun case and stashed all the goodies in there. I also purchased some awesome stickers from red bubble to adorn the briefcase and then continued to fill the box with goodies.

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Next on the list was a weapon, what kind of secret agent doesn’t have a weapon, right?

And since this is Warehouse 13, they use Tesla guns, which are fun and steam punk and resemble Marvin the Martian’s ray gun. I again went to my go to, the Dollar Tree, and found a neat looking blue water gun to make into my steam punk tesla gun. I used model paint and painted parts, black, silver and bronze; wrapped wire around the nozzle of the gun, and then I adhered some gears to give it more flair.

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Hmmm, lets see, what else does the box need?

I know!

An artifact and the most important accessory for any Warehouse agent…

A Farnsworth!

Heather loves elephants and the show just so happened to have an artifact which is a jade elephant that trumpets and shoots electricity, so I scoured the internet to find a jade elephant. No luck. Then I was going to make one of out clay and I stumbled upon the perfect elephant, a keychain on neatoshop.com, in which he trumpeted and his eyes lit up blue (perfect for lightning.) All he needed was paint, no biggie, I painted him and he was great! I made him a paper craft crate (found on deviantart.com). I also made a description card for the artifact.
I really think he looks just like the one from the show only much smaller!

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Now onto the big project, the Farnsworth, the Warehouse’s version of video chat  

For the inside, I started with my cricut and that gold scrapbook paper I used on the Winnie the pooh bookmark and I used the same “etching” technique by flipping the blade upside down and engraving the shapes onto the paper, then cutting out the rounded rectangular shape of the Farnsworth.
This is the template I created in cricut to do the etching and cutting.

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Once the shape was cut out, I distressed it with a little brown paint and embellished it with dials (also bought at Hobby lobby,) knobs (one made of clay and one an old paint tube top,) and round stickers to replicate the look. The final piece was the lens, which I purchased on eBay and a round mirror inside the lens to give the video look (I also added a little brown painted to give it the same grungy look the rest of the piece has.)

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For the outside of the Farnsworth, I bought a paper mache book at Hobby Lobby for the case. I then painted it with black, brown and a bit of bronze to give it that old oxidized look.
Once dry, I added a Styrofoam block to the inside and glued the inner panel piece into the book, then secured it with straight pins to finish it.

Tada! Farnsworth with moving dials!

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I also made one more small thing, just a fun piece of steam punk jewelry to give my new recruit for her birthday.

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Now our box is complete.
We have a recruitment letter, badge, bags and gloves, goo and aerosol goo, goggles (safety first), a tesla gun, a dangerous artifact to practice our snagging and bagging, some awesome jewelry and a Farnsworth.
I put it all in the box and it was ready to meet our new agent on her birthday  

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That is all for this project, I know it was a lot for one blog, but I would love to know what you think.
Also feel free to use any of the labels or the letter; just give me credit if you are reblogging.
If you have any questions or comments. I would love to see them
Have a happy weekend

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As promised, here is that silly old bear!

Hi guys, as promised here is the Winnie the Pooh post.

My dear friend Windy, is a HUGE Winnie the Pooh fan, so I wanted to do something different this year and try my hand at a big polymer clay Winnie for Windy.    

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He is about 4inches tall and has a Hunny pot filled with honey (actually it is gold glitter and clear nail polish, think it worked perfect.)

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He is also wearing some of the honey himself, silly old bear. Once, he was sculpted and baked, I painted his eyes, nose and eyebrows and affixed him to a mirrored base to give him a more upscale statue look.  

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  What do you guys think? I know I was pretty proud of him.  

Now Windy is also not a gift bag keeper, she recycles them, so to make a bag Windy would like I took a brown craft bag and dripped yellow acrylic paint down the sides to mimic honey and attached a little pompom bee I made (thanks to hubby’s suggestion) to the handle    

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The little bee turned out super cute, I may have to try different animals now     He is three yellow pompoms glued together, two black pipe cleaners (one for the stripes and one for the wings) and two black straight pins for the eyes which also made his body more stable. And just for some more whimsy, I added some glitter nail polish to the wings.  

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  I also made a really need two sided bookmark with the help of my cricut. I printed a cute picture of Winnie and Christopher Robin,  

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then on the other side I used gold scrapbook paper and my cricut (blade upside down) and “etched” this inspirational Christoper Robin quote, “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Then cut the bookmark out. After I glued the two pieces together, I made a tassel out of cross stitch floss and it was all ready to be bagged and presented to the birthday girl.

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I apologize for the picture of the quote, the back was so shiny it was hard to catch the beauty in a photo but I tried.   I think everything turned out great and Windy loved them, which was the goal.   I would love to know what you think, please send me any comments or questions. I know I didn’t quite do a tutorial on these, but if you need help or want to know how to make anything I posted, just let me know and I will be happy to help. Hope you enjoyed this post. More coming soon.

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Doctor Who Wednesday – Garden Ridge Tardis

We went to Garden Ridge this weekend and found something amazing!!!

                           A Tardis!!
Well actually a bunch of them, in different sizes.

         Here is hubby next to them

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They had a tall one about 5 feet for       99.99

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And this 3 footer for 50.

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They are truly almost made for you, just needs the size and the panels and voila! Tardis!

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Feeling Nostalgic with new Play Doh finds

Hey guys? Do you remember this ?!

The play doh barber shop

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I have a passion for play doh, in fact it is one of those things that also functions as aromatherapy for me.

I guess all the fond memories of playing with this hair salon with my grandmother on the porch when I was a kid, has caused just the simple smell of play doh to take me to a happy place.

This play doh barber shop was one of my favorite things as a kid, filling them with dough and raising the chair, watching their hair grow and them pressing “the hair dryer” on their heads to give them very 70’s updos.

Well if you have fond memories of the barber shop like I do, you can now relive them in Disney Style with the Play Doh Scare Chair20130622_175257

It is just like the barber shop minus a few accessories but it is cooler because it is from Disney for Monsters University. You can create silly hairstyles for Sulley and Art. You get to press out wacky hair and shapes and it comes with four colors of play doh.

Also in the hair styling theme, if you have princesses that would rather not play with monsters, there is also a Rapunzel Hair Design set20130622_175307

You get Rapunzel bust that you can add dough braids, curls and hair accessories to and you can use the PLAY-DOH Sparkle compound to make them extra fancy. You can also create her crown and Pascal presses out the braids. Comes with three doughs with glitter.

Brings back memories but I really think these ones are awesome, I think I need both 🙂

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Hubby’s Doctor Who Party Planning- Monster High doll turned Weeping Angel Tutorial

For hubby’s birthday this year, I decided to go with a Dr Who theme and what Dr Who party could be complete without a Weeping Angel. So today I am going to show you how I took a Monster High Doll and turned her into one of the ancient races from Dr Who.

If you aren’t a Doctor Who fan, you may not know what a Weeping Angel is and may be wondering why I should have her as decor for the party, so here is a brief run down on the Angel.

The Weeping Angels are an ancient race of aliens ,their usual mode of feeding is to send their victims back in time, which creates energy to consume. When they are not being observed by someone, they can move very quickly and silently, but when they are being observed, they become “quantum-locked”and become stone.

In this position, they are frozen and difficult to destroy. They cannot stop this reaction. If two Weeping Angels were to look at each other at the same time, they would be trapped in stone form until an outside force moves them apart. To prevent this, they often cover their eyes while moving – this makes them look as though they are weeping.

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The Weeping Angels play a huge part in the Dr Who Series, they are in several episodes along with the very memorable, “Angels in Manhattan”, which ended last season.

So now with a little background, you see, there should be a Angel at the event

On to the Tutorial

Supplies:

Air Dry Clay

Doll- Used Monster High doll but any doll preferably one with jointed elbows will work (I just like the Monster High dolls.)

Wings- You can make them or buy them, I found some cheap at Hobby Lobby, so I purchased them

Cheesecloth for dress

something to secure  hair and dress like wire or rubberbands

Stone textured spray paint

glue sticks and glue gun

something to work on, I used a paper plate

Steps:

Step 1: Take old clothes off doll, then create a base so she stands on her own with the clay

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Step 2: put up dolls hair in a kind of bun (you are going for the old victorian statue look), don’t worry if some of the hair sticks out, this will be fixed laterDSC02062

Step 3: wrap dolls torso in cheesecloth to make draped toga like top and secure at waistDSC02063

Step 4: wrap cheesecloth around waist and drape to form nice wrapped skirt and secure, I used clay to secure to top of dress and ensure edges and bottom were not ridged from cuttingDSC02064

Step 5: attach wings- I used the wire that came with them and wrapped it around the waist and secured with some glue at shouldersDSC02065

Step 6: cover your Angel’s hair with glue from glue gun, create texture and waves and here is where you can secure the fly-aways.

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Step 6: Take Angel somewhere open and well ventilated a spray with stone textured spray paint, follow directions and this step may require a few coats or touching up, let dry

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Step 7: Don’t Blink and enjoy your Angel

I like how the Monster high dolls fingers are slightly ope, makes me feel like she is peeking, like hubby’s digital art

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Paris Et Disney Nous Viola – 149 Days

Hi guys, sorry I was not around yesterday but I promise today will be fun! The title of this post is Paris Et Disney Nous Viola which is French for Paris & Disney here we come and it is only 149 days away! See fun, right?!  So today’s post is about my newest project.

A Disney Paris countdown chain!

Supplies:

 Mickey head out of card stock that  printed the French Flag is printed on

 blue, white and red card stock cut into 1inch wide 6inch long strips

plus for every fourth ring I printed a Disney Paris or Paris themed strip (I use these to keep count in case we forget to pull a ring)

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Directions:

Curl each strip into a ring and staple to secure, making sure to link the rings together before closing the next to create the chainchain

Every fourth ring had a picture like this- Remy in France (this is the #1 ring) I wrote the # on these rings to keep track of how many rings there arerata

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After I completed the chain, I started working on the Mickey head, I cut out things from France and some French Disney things like Remy and Mickey holding the French flag and used stickers and markers to write Paris & Disney here we come, in French.header

I then attached a string to the number one ring and attached in to the mickey head and secured it to our down stairs wall with our last countdown Mickey head

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Do you have anything you are looking forward to that you want to create your own chain for? Hope this helps give you some inspiration 🙂 Hope you all have a great weekend

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Cricut Disney/Pixar Themed Birthday Card

I hadn’t really had the time since the trip to play with my cricut, in fact it even needed an update when I finally had a chance to log in. So when Steph decided she wanted to celebrate her birthday, I found an excuse to get out the cricut and make her a Dory card (her alter ego due to how forgetful she is.)

So since Dory is always forgetting things I decided to put, “Whose Birthday is it?!” with my cricut markers, which I hadn’t tried till now, on the front with Dory and her smiley self. I also took pieces from the best of Pixar cartridge to create the sand, coral and seaweed.

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Inside I put “That’s right it’s… YOURS!” & “Happy Birthday”, also done with the markers.

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I thought is turned out pretty cute and Steph liked it, so seems like a great project to me 🙂

Hope you liked my quick cricut craft 🙂

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Disney- See Ya Real Soon!!

The time has come! Tomorrow morning we are off to the promise land! Disney World!!! I cannot believe it is finally here.

Woke up this morning and this is what the countdown chain looks like

mickeyseeyaAs some of you may remember I started this chain at 180 days, this is what it looked like then

countdownlongIt nearly took up our entire stairwell and now, we have one little ring between us and the promise land!!

This is our first trip to Disney World together, our first wedding anniversary and our first Disney Vacation as husband and wife. Our first Disney trip was to Disneyland and that was where hubby proposed. So I get misty thinking back to that and now we are married and get to add some more misty memories to Disney, this time it is off to Disney World in Florida. Time for a fun and food filled week!

So I hope you guys can make it without me for a week, I will have months of Disney to share with you when we get home.

We have our ears all packed and we are off!

The Ears

Hubby in his Fedora ears I made
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My Haunted Mansion Maid inspired head band, complete with Bat Stanchion as bow piecehauntedmansionears

My Rapunzel inspired Mickey Ear headband for breakfast with Princesses Friday!

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So Disney,

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