Friday, September 27, 2013

Nancy Drew & The Clue Crew - Show Us How you Drew Contest

Cool Loot for your Collections 
From Papercutz

Show us How You Drew - send in pics of you with your favorite Nancy Drew book -- where do you read Nancy Drew books, do they travel with you, do you read them in exciting and mysterious places? 1 entry per photo submitted for vintage/classic Nancy Drew books and 5 entries per photo submitted with a Nancy Drew Papercutz Graphic Novel! I'll showcase your photos here in the next several weeks and we'll wrap up this contest on Halloween with the prize drawing! E-mail photos to: or post on our Facebook page!

And check out the new Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew graphic novel from Papercutz coming out in October - #3 Enter the Dragon Mystery.

Something like these:


Here's the cool promotional prizes:

Papercutz Poster

Papercutz Decal

Papercutz Totebag


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Nancy Drew Halloween Party Craft Project #1

My first Halloween Craft Project this year was to make a creepy yet elegant Skeletal Wreath for the door - both for decoration for Halloween and to go along with my annual Nancy Drew Halloween party. It was very simple and easy to do and I used supplies from Michael's to do it:

A wreath form, hot glue gun and glue sticks, some rolls of ribbon, and a bag of skeleton hands plus I added a glittered black crow to the ribbon hanger.

Begin by wrapping the wreath form with your ribbon and use a small dab of hot glue to keep it in place--at the beginning and several more times throughout the wrapping process and at the end.  I chose a ribbon about 1/2" wide in the Halloween section that is slightly transparent and edged with glittery fluff which looked really nice on the wreath form. The ribbon was in 3 yard rolls and I took 2 plus a tiny bit of a 3rd.

Once you have the wreath form covered, it's time to glue on the skeleton hands. I purchased 2 bags and used one and about half of the second bag. Each bag has 12 skeleton hands in it. 

Position the hands around and get a pattern you like - I matched up short finger ends and long finger ends to keep it in aligned visually all the way around.

Some hot glue on one side and press and hold for a few seconds to set. If you end up using too much glue and it bleeds out around the edges, which I had happen on some of mine, best to take some black paint and cover the glue once cooled so it blends in with the background and doesn't distract visually.

Once you have them all glued on, you can add a ribbon hanger. I had a small gap between the last 2 I glued where I added my ribbon hanger but felt it seemed too bare, so I added one more skeleton hand coming downward which I think gave it more character--see picture at top.


Monday, September 09, 2013

Friday, September 06, 2013

Nancy Drew Funny at eBay

A detective, a crook, and some missing diamonds walked into a bar... Da dum dum!

(Notice the red brick background...)

But seriously folks! And don't forget to tip your server Mary Mason!


Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #22

Should we commend them for having an "I read it" and an "I have it" list in bright red on the back cover? Nah...