|Let me first introduce you to one of our favorite mad scientist, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz of Phineas and Ferb fame. Someone who is always coming up with mad cap inventions because of bizarre backstories and trying to take over the Tri-State Area and then the world. Funny one-liners galore. Credit|
|Here is the birthday girl, this is one of her signature looks that captures her attitude.|
|And this is her other look...oh man is she a spunky one. Just ignore the massive amounts of library books in the background the 3 of us girls have been on a reading kick of American Girl and James Patterson around here.|
Take one book of upholstery fabric samples~we just randomly chose a size and color we wanted...these are medium weight upholstery treated with some fun stain resistant chemical combo that makes them stiff...mmmm chemicals.....
|Get the cat to help out by rolling around on whatever project you are working on, if you are on the floor you should be paying attention to the cats right?!?...NOT HELPING SOKKA|
|For this project we cut each larger rectangle in half. Sample books come in so many different varieties and sizes just pick one you like!|
|Cut those out to use as your templates, trace as many as you want in the line, flip the templates every other one to get ghosts aligned in different directions|
|Cut them all out. Save your scraps for now. I used the pinking shears just because. I was thinking they looked spookier maybe? Well they definitely hid the Sharpie lines!|
|Separate your Ghosties into different colors or patterns to make them easier to place in a line....that is my OCD crafting talking I can't have the same color or pattern in a row. Seriously do what you want and how it makes you happiest to create!|
|Adding a popsicle stick to the back really helped make the Ghosties work and look like the stiff paper dolls I was inspired by. I used Aleene' sTacky Glue and let them dry overnight.|
|Don't they look like the paper dolls of old this way? Much better than having to string something through their heads to make them stay upright.|
|I love all the patterns together and they way they go different directions.|
Now that I have the floppy issue covered I am going to put together a couple more Chains of Ghosties for decorating!
Overall I am very