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Halloween Eye Chart Pillow & Printable!! {plus file sizes to print it BIG!}

7 Sep
Chevron Halloween Eye Chart Pillow
You may know this about me —
I am a Halloween fanatic.
I get so excited when Fall hits!!!halloween eye chart printable chevron

I have loved seeing eye chart projects lately and I thought it would be so fun to make one for Halloween!! I made a Halloween Eye Chart Pillow for this spooky season, and then, just for fun I made a printable to share with YOU!
halloween eye chart pillow
{and.. scroll down to the end to get the FREE **Printable** Eye Chart Files!!}
To make the pillow, this is what I did: 

5 steps
  1. I created the eye chart in my Silhouette Studio program.
  2. I flipped the lettering so that it was backward.
  3. I printed out the lettering on Heat Transfer Paper.
  4. I ironed the lettering onto white canvas.
  5. I cut out the chevron material – 1 inch longer in width and length than the pillow form.
  6. I pinned the lettered fabric to the chevron front panel and used a zig zag stitch to sew the pillow together.
the printable halloween eye chart
Now I have a fun little pillow for this Spooky Season!!
And — I made a printable version to share with you!
All you need to do is click on the download button and you can print off a copy for your home.
And I included a little chevron just for fun!!  
You can choose between Orange or Grey.

Here’s the orange version:
Halloween Eye Chart (Orange) tatertotsandjello.comhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/63514716/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-677ctilhaxlvaatko74
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

And here’s the grey version:
Halloween Eye Chart (Grey) tatertotsandjello.comhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/63514492/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-1h0ly3xto1b9dkjqn564
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();



PLUS, I have also included a way to print these off BIG!!
Here is a link to the .JPEG files — so you can send these down to Costco or similar and get them printed out in a BIG size!!

The one I printed fits PERFECTLY in an Ikea 19 3/4 x 15  1/2 frame (IKEA Ribba (200.783.33)). You can send the file down to Costco and they can print it up THE SAME DAY. It cost $6 to print!!!


Here’s the full collection of PDF printables, hosted on Scribd.
  Just click the download button to download the PDF. If you’re going to print these at Costco or some other photo processing shop, you might prefer to use the .JPG or .PNG files, linked below the Scribd files.

 Note that there are five (5!) versions. The first is a “fancy” version that includes all of the classic eye chart numbers and frippery.

The two 8.5 x 11 ones are above, and here’s the PDF version of the “fancy” one in 8.5 x 11. After that I’ve linked all the sizes in PDF, JPG and PNG.

Halloween Eye Chart 8.5×11 (Orange Fancy) tatertotsandjello.comhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/64132723/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-vdv2d2vpuflpt7e1672
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

If you don’t want to use the scribd links above, you can download the PDF versions to print at home using these links:
8.5×11 “Fancy” Orange PDF
8.5×11 Orange PDF
8.5×11 Gray PDF
(Bigger sizes won’t work for PDF)

 If you’re planning to print these at Costco or another photo printing place, I recommend you use these JPG files. Warning: they’re huge files, especially the ones for the large frames.
8.5×11 “Fancy” Orange JPG
8.5×11 Orange JPG
8.5×11 Gray JPG
Big Frame Orange JPG
Big Frame Gray JPG

 And if the JPG files aren’t working for you, you can also use these PNG file links instead. Warning: they’re fairly large files, especially the ones for the large frames.
8.5×11 “Fancy” Orange PNG
8.5×11 Orange PNG
8.5×11 Gray PNG
Big Frame Orange PNG
Big Frame Gray PNG

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***Coming up tomorrow — my Halloween Wreath {there might be some chevron and glitter involved, just sayin….}

PS — It’s
Autumn and time to think about Fall get-togethers, Tailgating and
Autumn revelry. Here are 19 of my favorite Fall Centerpieces that I am
spotlighting at The New Home Ec 🙂
 

Get your Fall party on!!

And be sure to check out Eighteen25’s Halloween Spooktacular – where I shared this project originally. It’s such a fun party!! 
xoxox


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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Free Fourth of July Party Printables!! {tutorial}

23 Jun
 
Hi TT&J Readers! I’m thrilled to be a guest today as part of Jen’s Summer Social Series, while she lives it up in London. I love Jen, and I hope she’s enjoying herself!

I’m Kami, and I run the blog: NoBiggie.

It’s a lifestyle blog that includes all my favorites: craftscookingthrifting and my family.
 

I’m a big fan of the 4th of July, and today I thought it would be fun to share with you a free printable that can help make the 4th more festive. Here’s what the free download looks like when you print it out.
 
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
– scissors
– some sort of 4 inch circle cutter (paper craft punch, cutting dies or scissors will work too)
– a paper slicer for straight lines (scissors can work here too, if that is all you have)
– a low temp hot glue gun (this speeds up the process)
– a stapler
– cellophane bags
– red, white and blue candy

 


Step 1. Gather all your supplies to start
Step Step 2. Use your paper slicer to cut the turquoise strips
Step Step 3. Use your circle cutter to cut the 4 inch circle – I used a big craft punch from Michaels
Step Step 4. Use your scissors to cut out the tiny flag

 

To make the Paper Medallion:


Step 1. To make one paper medallion – use two turquoise strips
Step 2. Accordian fold the strips: back and forth folds
Step 3. Adhere the two strips together making one long strip and then adhere again forming a circle
Step 4. Add a big spot of hot glue to the center

 

Next – hot glue all three pieces together.

 

Here’s the fun part: the candy!

I found all these red, white and blue candies in the bulk food section of my local grocery stores. (Winco and Maceys…if you live in Utah)
 

Now add a few of each type of candy to each bag. For fun, you can also add something fun for the 4th like a party popper. Once everything is in the bag, fold over the top and staple it closed.

 

I love that you can really make this printable paper craft your own. As you can see, out of the 4 that I made, they are all different. The one below is my favorite. 🙂

 

You could also stick one on a giant lollipop OR you could add a toothpick, and make them cupcakes toppers. 
Get creative and have fun!

 
If you make these, I would to see it! You can upload it to the NoBiggie Facebook page.

Happy 4th!
Thanks Kami — those are so fun for the Fourth!!! 

Thanks for being my Summer Social guest! 

Kami is one of my very favorite people in blogland and in real life.

I love her ideas!! 

{Check out the cute Train Party she threw for her little guy this Summer}

{I love this Make Stuff art that she made for her craft room}

{And Kami turned her living room into her craft room – I love that!!}

I could go on and on, but let me just leave it at this — she is wonderful!!!
Be sure to check out No Biggie and say hi!!!

PS — We went to the museums yesterday  – they were amazing! And I brought some crafting things with me to make a little journal of our trip. I have been working on it every night. I just can’t stop crafting – lol 

Have a great day!!
xoxoxo

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Free Fourth of July Party Printables!! {tutorial}

23 Jun
 
Hi TT&J Readers! I’m thrilled to be a guest today as part of Jen’s Summer Social Series, while she lives it up in London. I love Jen, and I hope she’s enjoying herself!

I’m Kami, and I run the blog: NoBiggie.

It’s a lifestyle blog that includes all my favorites: craftscookingthrifting and my family.
 

I’m a big fan of the 4th of July, and today I thought it would be fun to share with you a free printable that can help make the 4th more festive. Here’s what the free download looks like when you print it out.
 
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
– scissors
– some sort of 4 inch circle cutter (paper craft punch, cutting dies or scissors will work too)
– a paper slicer for straight lines (scissors can work here too, if that is all you have)
– a low temp hot glue gun (this speeds up the process)
– a stapler
– cellophane bags
– red, white and blue candy

 


Step 1. Gather all your supplies to start
Step Step 2. Use your paper slicer to cut the turquoise strips
Step Step 3. Use your circle cutter to cut the 4 inch circle – I used a big craft punch from Michaels
Step Step 4. Use your scissors to cut out the tiny flag

 

To make the Paper Medallion:


Step 1. To make one paper medallion – use two turquoise strips
Step 2. Accordian fold the strips: back and forth folds
Step 3. Adhere the two strips together making one long strip and then adhere again forming a circle
Step 4. Add a big spot of hot glue to the center

 

Next – hot glue all three pieces together.

 

Here’s the fun part: the candy!

I found all these red, white and blue candies in the bulk food section of my local grocery stores. (Winco and Maceys…if you live in Utah)
 

Now add a few of each type of candy to each bag. For fun, you can also add something fun for the 4th like a party popper. Once everything is in the bag, fold over the top and staple it closed.

 

I love that you can really make this printable paper craft your own. As you can see, out of the 4 that I made, they are all different. The one below is my favorite. 🙂

 

You could also stick one on a giant lollipop OR you could add a toothpick, and make them cupcakes toppers. 
Get creative and have fun!

 
If you make these, I would to see it! You can upload it to the NoBiggie Facebook page.

Happy 4th!
Thanks Kami — those are so fun for the Fourth!!! 

Thanks for being my Summer Social guest! 

Kami is one of my very favorite people in blogland and in real life.

I love her ideas!! 

{Check out the cute Train Party she threw for her little guy this Summer}

{I love this Make Stuff art that she made for her craft room}

{And Kami turned her living room into her craft room – I love that!!}

I could go on and on, but let me just leave it at this — she is wonderful!!!
Be sure to check out No Biggie and say hi!!!

PS — We went to the museums yesterday  – they were amazing! And I brought some crafting things with me to make a little journal of our trip. I have been working on it every night. I just can’t stop crafting – lol 

Have a great day!!
xoxoxo

Guest Project: Cinco De Mayo — make Deep Fried Ice Cream!!

4 May
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Happy {almost} Cinco de Mayo, friends!

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I’m Jami from Ain’t She Crazy!
 
I want to
thank Jen for giving me the opportunity to share one of my favorite
Mexican recipes with all of you. Now, I don’t think I have a drop of
Mexican blood in me, but that doesn’t stop me from celebrating with
those who do!
Besides, in my family, any occasion can be used as an excuse to make a fun dessert.

So let’s get started — Mexican Fried Ice Cream.

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First, you
will need to collect your ingredients. (The sprinkles are optional, of
course.) I didn’t realize until after I took this shot that nearly
everything in this recipe was made from Great Value brand foods. I just
want to let you know, that was not intentional, so just ignore the
labels, please.



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You will also need some food storage bags, such a sandwich “baggies” or gallon sized bags that do not zip. (There are probably a dozen different ways to make ice cream balls, but this is the way I do it.)



Part 1
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Stick your non-dominant hand inside one of the bags.


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Scoop the ice cream into the “gloved” hand.

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Now invert the bag so that the ice cream is inside the bag. Squish it into something that resembles an ice cream ball.
 088 089 

Leave the
ball in the bag. Start with a fresh bag for each ice cream
ball…scooping, shaping and inverting the bags, until you have enough
servings, then toss them all in the freezer. You can leave them there as
long as you want to, but at least until they firm up a little. You can
easily make these up ahead of time so that the dessert seems effortless
at the time of serving.


Part 2
This is the part where you can really get the kids involved. First, get them excited about the project:w_092




Next, have them pour some of the frosted flake cereal into a zip bag.

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  (You may notice I had to label mine “DO NOT EAT”
 to keep the older kids out of it long enough to make this recipe!)


Sprinkle the cereal generously with cinnamon.
You’ll want enough that you can taste it, but not so much that it is spicy. Feel free to taste as you go!
 w_103

BE SURE TO ZIP THE BAG COMPLETELY!
Then, just
have them use a rolling pin over the bag, rolling or pounding, until the
flakes are crushed up. They like this part a lot!
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Part 3

Remove  the ice cream balls from the freezer. Pour the crushed cereal mixture into a plastic bowl that has a tight fitting lid.w_118
(Can
you tell, these pictures were taken after dark? Sorry, but my helpers
could not wait until tomorrow to try their creation, so we forged on.)

Unwrap the ice cream balls one at a time and drop them into the bowl.
Close the lid and shake until well- coated.
w_119 w_120 w_122w_121 

At this
point, again, you can place all the coated balls into a container and
store them in the freezer until it is time to serve dessert. This is the
way I prefer to do it, otherwise, the process feels pretty slow.



Part 4

Now
comes, the best part! If you really want to impress the kids (or
adults), you can fry up some tortillas, coat them in a cinnamon-sugar
blend (I keep mine in a shaker in the spice cabinet.) and quickly stuff
them into your bowls so that they harden in the bowl, forming a crunchy
shell for the ice cream.w_115 This is a cute and yummy effect, but also one you should practice before your
guests arrive, as it can be rather messy. When I make these for my
kids, we usually skip the frying thing, but it does add a little “wow
factor”!


Now
all that is left is to place an ice cream ball into the shell (or
directly into the dish!) Drizzle plenty of honey over the top…w_125


And top it off with whipped cream and a cherry, if you like.
 w_128


Here’s what it looks like when you skip the tortilla:
w_132

Delicioso!
I hope you all have a great Cinco de Mayo and that your family enjoys Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream as much as we do!
pinksig
Yummy! 
My kids will have a ball making that. 
I have been following Jami for quite a while.
First of all, she is funny! She is also so talented. And she’s a great cook!
  Here are a few of my favorite projects she has made:
Be sure to stop by Ain’t She Crazy and say hi! 
xoxo

 PS — 

The winner of the $50 to

is:

#33 — April!! 


Congratulations!! An email has been sent to April. 


And, the Pier 1 gift card giveaway has been extended until tonight {5/4} if you still want to enter.

Guest Project: Cinco De Mayo — make Deep Fried Ice Cream!!

4 May
w_132
Happy {almost} Cinco de Mayo, friends!

blog button

I’m Jami from Ain’t She Crazy!
 
I want to
thank Jen for giving me the opportunity to share one of my favorite
Mexican recipes with all of you. Now, I don’t think I have a drop of
Mexican blood in me, but that doesn’t stop me from celebrating with
those who do!
Besides, in my family, any occasion can be used as an excuse to make a fun dessert.

So let’s get started — Mexican Fried Ice Cream.

w_077

First, you
will need to collect your ingredients. (The sprinkles are optional, of
course.) I didn’t realize until after I took this shot that nearly
everything in this recipe was made from Great Value brand foods. I just
want to let you know, that was not intentional, so just ignore the
labels, please.



084

You will also need some food storage bags, such a sandwich “baggies” or gallon sized bags that do not zip. (There are probably a dozen different ways to make ice cream balls, but this is the way I do it.)



Part 1
086


Stick your non-dominant hand inside one of the bags.


w_085
Scoop the ice cream into the “gloved” hand.

 087



Now invert the bag so that the ice cream is inside the bag. Squish it into something that resembles an ice cream ball.
 088 089 

Leave the
ball in the bag. Start with a fresh bag for each ice cream
ball…scooping, shaping and inverting the bags, until you have enough
servings, then toss them all in the freezer. You can leave them there as
long as you want to, but at least until they firm up a little. You can
easily make these up ahead of time so that the dessert seems effortless
at the time of serving.


Part 2
This is the part where you can really get the kids involved. First, get them excited about the project:w_092




Next, have them pour some of the frosted flake cereal into a zip bag.

w_094
  (You may notice I had to label mine “DO NOT EAT”
 to keep the older kids out of it long enough to make this recipe!)


Sprinkle the cereal generously with cinnamon.
You’ll want enough that you can taste it, but not so much that it is spicy. Feel free to taste as you go!
 w_103

BE SURE TO ZIP THE BAG COMPLETELY!
Then, just
have them use a rolling pin over the bag, rolling or pounding, until the
flakes are crushed up. They like this part a lot!
w_107


Part 3

Remove  the ice cream balls from the freezer. Pour the crushed cereal mixture into a plastic bowl that has a tight fitting lid.w_118
(Can
you tell, these pictures were taken after dark? Sorry, but my helpers
could not wait until tomorrow to try their creation, so we forged on.)

Unwrap the ice cream balls one at a time and drop them into the bowl.
Close the lid and shake until well- coated.
w_119 w_120 w_122w_121 

At this
point, again, you can place all the coated balls into a container and
store them in the freezer until it is time to serve dessert. This is the
way I prefer to do it, otherwise, the process feels pretty slow.



Part 4

Now
comes, the best part! If you really want to impress the kids (or
adults), you can fry up some tortillas, coat them in a cinnamon-sugar
blend (I keep mine in a shaker in the spice cabinet.) and quickly stuff
them into your bowls so that they harden in the bowl, forming a crunchy
shell for the ice cream.w_115 This is a cute and yummy effect, but also one you should practice before your
guests arrive, as it can be rather messy. When I make these for my
kids, we usually skip the frying thing, but it does add a little “wow
factor”!


Now
all that is left is to place an ice cream ball into the shell (or
directly into the dish!) Drizzle plenty of honey over the top…w_125


And top it off with whipped cream and a cherry, if you like.
 w_128


Here’s what it looks like when you skip the tortilla:
w_132

Delicioso!
I hope you all have a great Cinco de Mayo and that your family enjoys Mexican “Fried” Ice Cream as much as we do!
pinksig
Yummy! 
My kids will have a ball making that. 
I have been following Jami for quite a while.
First of all, she is funny! She is also so talented. And she’s a great cook!
  Here are a few of my favorite projects she has made:
Be sure to stop by Ain’t She Crazy and say hi! 
xoxo

 PS — 

The winner of the $50 to

is:

#33 — April!! 


Congratulations!! An email has been sent to April. 


And, the Pier 1 gift card giveaway has been extended until tonight {5/4} if you still want to enter.

Guest Project — 10-minute Easter/Spring Wreath!!

17 Mar
First off—thanks so much Jen for the opportunity to share with your readers! What an honor!!
Cleverly Inspired
I’m Tracie from Cleverly Inspired
I was on the hunt for a fabulous, large, springy wreath. 
 I wanted it to last past Easter—so I chose to make it simple and classic…and springy!
Super easy—and I made it in 10 minutes!
Think spring!
Start with 2 grapevine wreath forms (one is 24inches, one is 14inches…)
Set the small one inside the large one—makes it look nice and full! Take some floral wire and wire the wreaths together in 3 spots.
I found this paper butterfly in the gift wrap section of Hobby Lobby—thinking outside the box right!?! And these soft florals are so springy!
I attached 3 large hydrangea blooms around the butterfly–attach with floral wire. Twisting it tightly around the back of the wreath.
That’s it! Perfect to keep up all spring!
I love it!
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Be Inspired to be Clever 😉

Thanks Tracie — beautiful Spring Wreath. 

and your home is so amazing!!
I am loving Tracie’s blog – 

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{$2 Candle holder Transformation}
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{$3 Lazy Susan Project}

{Thriftshop Sweater Vase}

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{Molten Chocolate Dessert}

Don’t miss out on Tracie’s Great Idea and Projects 


at Cleverly Inspired!!

xoxox

PS — If you follow TT&J on Facebook — you might have seen that Juli is making quilts for Japan. Check out her latest post to find out how you can help!!
Please spread the word on this worthy project!!

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Great Ideas — Green/St. Patrick’s Day {3}

13 Mar

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