Category Archives: Halloween

Happy Halloween–and a rosette pumpkin!

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We are having a cold, wet Halloween here in Georgia!  I confess that I really didn’t think we would get many kids, even though I had a huge bowl of candy at the door!  I’m happy to say that we had a fair number brave the elements, and most of the candy is gone!

Charlie is watching the movie “Luther”, and I decided to make a rosette pumpkin.  I have wanted to make one forever!  I poked around Pinterest and found directions for one that only took 4 sheets of 12×12 paper, so I gathered my supplies and got started!

To make things easier, I scored all the cardstock before cutting it.  I used sticky strip to attach the pieces together and my glue gun for the rest.  I think it turned out really cute!

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Here are the dimentions if you want to make one of your own:

Two strips of 2″ x 11″

Two strips of 2 1/2″ x 11″

Two strips of 2 3/4″ x 11″

Two strips of 3″ x 11″ plus one strip of 3″ x 4″

Two strips of 3″ x 11″ plus one strip of 3″ x 4″

Two strips of 2 3/4″ x 11″

Two strips of 2 1/2″ x 11″

Two strips of 2″ x 11″

Score all strips at 1/2″ intervals.

There are you tube videos showing how to assemble the pumpkin.

My stem was 2 strips of soft suede cut at 2 1/2″ x 11″.  I don’t have the fringe cut scissors, so I free hand cut the fringe, then trimmed the uncut edge down a bit.  If I make another pumpkin, I will trim the uncut side down even further–I think I’d prefer a short, chunky stem!

It was a fun way to pass the evening!

{{{hugs}}}

Sharon

More Halloween Punch Art!

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Today I was sorting through my stash of old cards, and came across one that I had totally forgotten about!  It involves a spider, which is NOT my favorite animal, but this one is super cute!  Now, one of the punches used to create this cutie pie is retired (photo edge or photo corner punch–I can’t remember the name for sure), but I played around with the design, and it’s not too hard to create the legs out of squares of paper.  Are you ready to see it???

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Gah!!  Isn’t it cute??  You can do all kind of fun stuff with the legs–use DSP for the inside of them, or emboss the card stock for the inside of them.  You can also stick him on top of a little York Peppermint Patty (and stick a plain scallop circle on the bottom of the patty).  That was all the rage way back when!

Here are directions (with pictures) for making the legs.  I hope it makes sense!

Start with 2 sizes of squares of paper.  You will need two of each size.  The base is 1 3/8″ square, the inside is 1 1/8″ square.

Cut each square in half on the diagonal.

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Using a tiny bit of snail, adhere the triangles as shown.  Make a mark 1/4″ up from the long side of the triangle, and then measure 1/2″ in on each side of the long end of the triangle and make a mark.  If you have a 1″ square punch, you can use one edge of it to punch out the tiny triangle piece, otherwise sharp pointed scissors work fine.  (you will have to adhere your square to a post it note or a piece of paper to hold onto it to fit it into the punch).

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Then, just adhere them together and you are good to go!

I popped my spider up with dimentionals (use some small pieces for the legs for support).  I also don’t have a current Halloween sentiment stamp, so I had to use a retired one.  I just need to win the lottery so I can get EVERY STAMP on my wish list, hahaha!

Stamps: retired sentiment

Ink:  Tuxedo memento black

Paper:  Motley Monsters DSP, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Basic Black

Misc: Fancy Fan embossing folder, scallop circle punch, oval punches, dimentionals

{{{hugs}}}

Sharon

Halloween punch art!

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 I love to play with my punches–and how exciting it is when a punch can be used in several different ways!  This was a card that we made at a stamp a stack last month, and it is a great one to show the versatility of the owl punch and the elegant butterfly punch!  It is a fairly simple card to make, but it is SO cute!  The base of this card is mossy meadow–not sure why it looks so washed out!

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Stamps:  Mingle All The Way

Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black

Paper:  Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Punches:  oval, owl punch, butterfly punch (cut off the bottom of the wings to make the bats), uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

{{{hugs}}}

Sharon

 

 

Halloween Banner

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I love this time of year!  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the beautiful colors, crisp weather (well, as much as we have that here in Georgia!) and all the delicious cold weather foods.  *happy sigh*

I have a lot of fun decorating, too!  It is so much fun to use my stamping supplies to do that!  This banner is not my original idea–and I actually made it last year.  I dug it out of my craft closet today, and decided to replace one of the panels (a mummy) with a super cute vampire.   These panels are so easy to make–the base is an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock cut into a “V” shape, and you just go to town with all your awesome SU punches!  I did emboss the bat’s wings with the spider web folder, but it would look fine if you just left it plain–you really can’t see the embossing that well from far away!

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Hope ya’ll like it!

{{{hugs}}}

Sharon