Friday, October 26, 2012

Its nearly Halloween - Cheery Lynn Designs

It is nearly Halloween!  We don't celebrate Halloween in Australia, though I do believe it is something that is fast catching on.  It would certainly be nice to experience Halloween, and certainly has an interesting story behind the occasion. 

So, to get into the 'theme' of Halloween, for Cheery Lynn Designs I have created a decoration of pumpkins, along with a small 'Boo' tag. Cheery Lynn Designs does have a 'Boo' die, but since we don't celebrate here I have not acquired it.  I hand wrote my Boo, but you can find the die 'here'.
These pumpkins are so easy to create and can be made in in a variety of sizes, easily, and quickly.  AND, would look absolutely fabulous created for a table setting.  I used the Circle Classic Silver Series  (middle size, for the larger one) and die-cut 8 circles - folding each circle in half, and pressing firmly with a score tool.  Hint:  It is easier to do the folding by hand rather than use a score board due to them being round - you really do have to be precise so they match up perfectly. 
Then...simply start adhering one half to the next half, and repeat till you have all affixed, except last one.  Before adhering last half circle together, break a kebab stick with your hands (muscles) to fit inside the length of the circles.  Place a strong adhesive into the middle of where all the half circles meet - place stick along edge of adhesive - keeping the torn, tattered end of the kebab stick at the top, and poking out of the soon to be pumpkin.  Affix last half circle closed, and hold firmly till adhesive has dried, for best results.  

The 'greenery' on the larger pumpkin is created with the Stacker Flower #4, and the smaller, the Stacker Flower #3. I used a crop-o-dile (any small round punch will work) to make the hole in the stacker flower larger to fit over the pumpkin stem, and adhered with a tiny smear of glue.  

The tendrils are created using the new release Expandable Quilling Strip.  The smallest strips on the die-cut were just wound tightly around the left over piece of kebab skewer. Apply a tiny dot of glue to one end, and neatly tuck under the stacker flower foliage.
The  Scare Me die consists of the wicked little tree and cat.  The cat reminds me of my cat Ms Malinki! LOL

... and before I sign off for another week, this weeks challenge is 'texture', to enter visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog... and don't forget to pop over for a visit and some wonderful inspiration from the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.
Till next week...
Supplies List:
Kebab Skewer
AC Cardstock
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Black Diamond Stickles


Kim Price said...

Sandie these projects are so cute! I love those little paper pumpkins!

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are wonderful Sandie, I love those pumpkins and the fabulous tag

I hope you have a good weekend

hugs Sue

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow - how clever!! Awesome!

Margyz Paper Games said...

What cute little pumpkins! They are gorgeous. Have a lovely weekend. xx Marg

Christina C. said...

Incredibly creative, Sandie!!! Love your pumpkins and the awesome tag!
Beautiful work, as always! It's such a pleasure visiting your blog and viewing all this inspiration!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool work!
lovely weekend byeeee,Lean

Adriana B said...

fabulous details and creations, wonderful for halloween :)

Leanne said...

really really cute!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

I love these Fall cardboard goards - great decor!