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Halloween paper pumpkins and tutorial

My inspiration for my project comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments pumpkin challenge.  I love making these paper strip pumpkins.  Instead of fall I created these Halloween pumpkins using the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.  They are super easy to make and so much fun to decorate.  They would also be great to demo at a workshop.

This is a tutorial for making these cute paper strip pumpkins.  You can also make a fall pumpkin with the traditional colors of fall.  To download the tutorial click here.

Stampin' Up! Halloween paper strip pumpkins

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Stamp sets:  Wicked Cool, Ghoulish Googlies, Wonderfall

Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Basic Gray

Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Silver Glitter paper, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Autumn Accents,  Antique brads, Silver brads, Googlies, Basic rhinestones, Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, Tag Punch, Sponge Daubers

Pumpkin tutorial

Paper Pumpkin strip tutorial

First cut 12 strips of paper 1″ x 6″.  The smaller pumpkin is made with ¾” x 4” strips.

At this point you can sponge the edges of your paper strips.  I chose not to for my pumpkins.  Stamp and sponge the tag. Cut your leaves.  Set these aside until you are ready to embellish your project.

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Stack your paper strips then punch with the Crop-a-dile worked at both ends.  Insert your brads.  To help the pumpkin stand better I inserted the smaller brad with the prongs opposite the larger one.

Paper strip pumpkin tutorial

Spread apart the strips. Bend the stack of papers back and forth to break down the fibers to make them more pliable.

Halloween paper strip pumpkin

Now you are ready to decorate the top.  I added the curled strips of paper, glitter paper leaves and tag underneath the brad with a bit of adhesive.

Halloween paper strip pumpkin

For the smaller pumpkin I decorated it with a leaf and sentiment from Googly Ghouls.  I also added the googly eyes.

I hope you’re inspired by these pumpkins and you’ll join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments for this week’s challenge.

Stampin' Up! Pumpkins Challenge

A Happy Birthday Haunted House!

How time flies!  My dad is celebrating his 75th birthday today, October 31st.  I created this haunted house birthday card complete with ghosts and bats.  The card is based on the gate fold card.  I cut the top of the card to look like roofs and shingled them using my Scallop border punch.  I used the 1-1/4 inch Square Punch for the window and added the strips for window panes.  The shingles I created with Basic Black and layered with a smaller piece of Whisper White and drew the shutters with a black marker.  It was a lot of fun creating this card.

Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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For the inside of the card I decorated it with a ghost, spider webs and a lollie.  I used My Digital Studio to create the sentiment then punched it out with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.

Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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Happy Birthday Halloween Haunted House Card

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Happy Birthday Haunted House Card

Size:  5.50”  H x 4.50” W

Stamp sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White; DSP Cast a Spell

Ink: Whisper White Craft

Accessories: Big Shot, Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip, Decorative Label Punch, 2-3/8″ Circle Scallop Punch, retired Bat Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Owl Builder Punch, 1-1/4 Square Punch, Basic Rhinestones (colored with purple Sharpie), Simply Scored, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dazzling Details, MS Spiderweb border punch, MS Goo punch, non-Stampin’ Up! black polka dot ribbon

A Halloween Treat

I created this box for my make and take for my September workshops.  Using the Matchbox die made this project super easy!  My guests loved using the Big Shot to create this box.

I first had them cut the box bottom from Pumpkin Pie and the top out of Basic Black card stock.  I had them fold the crease lines to the top then they ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  They assembled the top then smooched it with Silver Smooch.  The tag is cut from the same die.  You get three different tags along with this die.  So versatile.

They stamped the spider web on the tag then stamped ‘have a Wicked halloween’ on Pumpkin Pie then punched with the 1″ circle.  To pop up the sentiment they used a Stampin’ Dimensional and adhered off center so you could see the spider web.

For an extra elegant touch I had them add the Black Satin ribbon with mini glue dots and voila! An easy treat box.  My workshop guests then filled it with Hershey kisses.  The box is so elegant you can give them to Halloween dinner guests.  Of course the possibilities are endless for this box and can be made to fit the different holidays.  Have fun creating these boxes.

I have also submitted my treat box for the Challenge #10 Halloween Theme challenge from Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings blog.  So much fun!

Halloween Treat box

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Stampin' Up!'s Matchbox die

Stampin' Up!'s Matchbox die, item #114890

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Halloween Treat Box

Finished size: 2 11/16″ x 2 1/16″ x 1/2″

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Card stock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Matchbox die, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, Stampin’ dimensionals, Silver Smooch Spritz

Techniques: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

A Haunted Spooky Dresser

I’ve become addicted to creating spooky dressers.  In my previous post I created a witch in the dresser.  Today I created a haunted dresser.  I love the Wicked Cool stamp set and Two-step Owl punch.  The punch is so versatile.  You can create penguins, witch owls, tulips bats and ghosts.  For this card I created the bat and ghosts from the owl punch.  The bat tutorial comes from Bonnie Mountford’s blog. I got the idea for the ghosts from Diane Carr.     See my previous post to link to Jackie Topa’s dresser tutorial and for Patti Lee’s blog link.

I have also submitted my card for the PPA60 Halloween Inspiration challenge.  Stop by and take a look at all the fabulous Halloween cards.

Haunted dresses card

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Project info:

Haunted Dresser Card

 

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler

 

Ink: Whisper White Craft ink, Versamark

Accessories: Curly Label Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, Scallop Trim edge Punch, 1″ circle Punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch for bat wings, Regular hole punch for scalloping the bottom of bat wings, Clear embossing powder for spider webs, Silver embossing powder for sentiment, Silver Glimmer brads, dimensionals, Sponge daubers, Heat tool

Techniques: Paper crafting, Punch crafting

I’ve become addicted to creating spooky dressers.  In my previous post I created a witch in the dresser.  Today I created a haunted dresser.  I love the Wicked Cool stamp set and Two-step Owl punch.  The punch is so versatile.  You can create penguins, witch owls, tulips bats and ghosts.  For this card I created the bat and ghosts from the owl punch.  The bat tutorial comes from Bonnie Mountford’s blog. I got the idea for the ghosts from Diane Carr.     See my previous post a link to Jackie Topa’s dresser tutorial and for Patti Lee’s blog link.

Witch in a Dresser and did I mention Fort Worth Regional

When I saw this card on Patti Lee’s blog I had to CASE it.  The template for this side step dresser card comes from Jackie Topa.  Click here for Jackie’s tutorial video for how to create this type of card.  I used the same colors and Wicked Cool stamp set Patti used.  Since I do not own the Curly Label punch I used the Tab punch instead and black Glimmer Brads I received at the Fort Worth regional.

Which leads me to mention I attended Stampin’ Up’s! Fort Worth Regional this past  Saturday.  It was a lot fun, informative and Shelli Gardner provided  inspiration.  We all need from time to time a reminder of what we need to be doing to achieve our goals.  There were some very talented demonstrators and SU home office staff present awesome projects and techniques.  This was my first SU event and loved it.  I was hoping to trade some of my Witch Halloween cards before the session started but due to a freeway closing did not arrive to the convention center early enough.  However I was able to trade throughout the session.  I will post  the cards I received in the next few days.  All I can say is the Fort Worth regional left me wanting more which is why I have made it a goal to go to convention.  If you’re a demonstrator and have not attended an SU event consider doing so.  You’ll be glad you did.  Now onto my card.

By the way I have also submitted my card to PPA60 Halloween Inspiration Challenge.  They have some great cards posted by the design team.

Wicked Cool Dresses

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.
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Project info:

Witch in a Dresser card

 

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White

 

Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic ink and marker, Basic Black ink, Pumpkin Pie marker, Old Olive marker

Accessories: Tab Punch, Black Glimmer Brads

Techniques: Paper crafting

Wicked Halloween

I just received  the Halloween stamp set Wicked Cool and I had to use it for the shaving cream technique challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The tutorial for this technique can be found on SplitcoastStampers.   I had never tried this technique before because I thought it would be complicated but it’s not.  It was easy peasy and so much fun!  This is now one of my favorite techniques.  I used Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie ink to create the swirls in the shaving cream.  Each corner was stamped with the spider web and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

I stamped the hat and sentiment on Pumpkin Pie and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The shoes were stamped with Basic Black ink on Whisper White and sponged with Rich Razzleberry.  The bats were stamped on the cape with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The template for the cape is below with card recipe.   I used taffeta Pumpkin Pie ribbon and black rhinestones on the cape.

I’ve also submitted this card to PPA60 Halloween Inspiration challenge.  Stop by and take the challenge.

Shaving Cream Halloween card

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All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.
All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Project info:

Wicked Halloween Card

Cape Template: Click here for cape template.

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black

Ink: Re-inkers:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry;  Classic ink pad Basic Black

Accessories: Heat tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, Black self-adhesive rhinestones, 1/8″ Pumpkin Pie Tafetta ribbon, Dimensionals

Techniques: Shaving Cream

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