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10/31/2020

Happy Halloween + A Giveaway

Happy Halloween all you goblins ;)

Before I jump into today's blog post I have a couple of quick updates to share with you. Our house officially became haunted with a "Ghost" this past week!! Meet our new puppy Ghost!

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He is a Silver Lab and turned 8 weeks yesterday we decided to keep is given name since we got him in October. His name fits him too one minute he is there then next gone like a ghost. lol If you follow me on Instagram we sadly lost our 13 year old black lab Gizmo this past April. I can honestly say loosing a pet during the lock down absolutely sucked. Also during this pandemic we learned it's not easy to find a puppy. Holy monkey it took us 7 months to finally find this little guy here! He is definitely keeping me busy which leads me to my next announcement. I am having to relearn how to balance work time with a puppy. OMG I forgot how challenging that is. ROFL So I am extending the giveaway I posted the other day!! Fangtastic News!! I still have a few more fun Halloween Projects I want to share with you all.

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Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers unique paper crafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set designed to encourage you to explore their creativity. I love getting the Paper Pumpkin kits! For me they are perfect I like making things other than cards, I like being surprised with what the kit is, and most of all it's all planned out for me! It is also great to work on when you have a puppy sleeping on you to. haha The September Paper Pumpkin Kit: Hello Pumpkin Kit was so much fun to put together it features a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves.

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Here is a look at what I made with the kit.

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Are these cracker jack boxes not cute? These were fun to put together. I only did a few for some friends.

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Then I used some of the embellishments to create this little cuties. Wait till you see what I did with these with my October Daily Album!

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This was the stamp set that came in the kit. Love it!! The refill kit sold out already too.

Here are some past paper pumpkin kit projects.

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2019 Paper Pumpkin Bone Appetite Kit made these cute little boxes. Loved this kit too!

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2018 Freights and Delights Kit made these cute little bags. Which are perfect for little party favors or treats.

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November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

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Kit Details: Makes 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

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And how about a Spooktacular Halloween Craft Giveaway? Simple answer my question by leaving a comment on this blog post.
Do you make Halloween Treats?
Contest runs October 28-November 2, 2020
US residents only sorry due to covid right now it's hard to ship out of country
Winner will be drawn and announced November 3,2020 on my blog. Once winner is announced you will need to email me your address.

Have questions or comments please feel free to email me or leave a comment on my blog. I love hearing from my readers!

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10/28/2020

A Spooktacular Craft: DYI Pumpkin Halloween Wreath

Hey y'all! I had some gran-douses plans for this month then I blinked and here we are at October 28th already! EEEKKK I had planned on sharing my Spooktacular Craft Series for the month of October..... well life happens. LOL Since I am stuck at home for the most part due to the covid I decided hey after being in our house for almost 17 years I should actually decorate outside for Halloween! I literally have the best husband ever he goes to the stores and face times me so I can shop. lol

So jumping in with a fun and inexpensive project I created this year for Halloween. I have never made a Halloween Wreath before so I decided to give it a shot. You know me I am all about diy projects too! Once you read through this tutorial, you’ll have your very own handmade Halloween wreath too!

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Let's rock this Halloween Wreath Project! As you can imagine being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and a avid craftier I have a ton of stuff to use up! I did purchase some of the core items at the Dollar Tree but maybe you too have some of the supplies you can just pull out of your stash to create this spooky project. I saw the adorable spider  bowls at the Dollar Tree and decided to turn them into a wreath. If you don't have these you can purchase the metal wreath or the one of the foam wreaths that they have.

Halloween Wreath Overview

Difficulty: Easy!!!
Time: 30 min if you've made wreaths before otherwise it took me 1 hour
Cost: Under $10

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SUPPLIES

  • Spider web bowl (Dollar Tree)
  • Spooky plastic flowers with eyeball centers (Dollar Tree)
  • Regular Orange plastic flowers (from my stash - Walmart)
  • Glitter Pumpkin Picks (Dollar Tree)
  • Door Hanger (Dollar Tree)
  • Battery Powered string lights (from my stash - Walmart)
  • Hot glue gun, glue (from my stash)
  • Paper Snips item #103579 (Stampin' Up!)
  • Silicone Craft Sheet item #127853 (Stampin' Up!)
  • Craft Wire (Stampin' Up! retired)
  • Pliers (Stampin' Up! retired tool kit)
  • Collapsible Garbage Bin (Stampin' Up! retired)

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WRAP THE DOOR HANGER ON THE DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH: First thing you'll want to do is wrap the door hanger around the spider web basket. I feed it through the slots and bent over the hanger part and used some of my retired Stampin' Up! Craft wire to secure it in place. Then set the basket aside.

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PREP THE FLOWERS FOR THE DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH: Next I moved onto the flowers prepping them to add to the spider web bowl. I went with a mixture of spooky and regular. The orange ones came from my stash that I had picked up at Walmart for some party favors I did and was left over. I only cut 3 orange flowers off. My Walmart still had some in stock. For the black ones I picked them up at the Dollar Tree. They had these flowers with eyeballs. Creeepppy and perfect for Halloween! So you'll want to go through and use your pliers to cut them off the stems close to the base. Then pulled off the leaves, spiders, and sprigs.

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Once your all done you will have this. A nice little pile ready for you before you start putting the DIY Halloween Wreath together.

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GLUE THE FLOWERS TO THE DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH: You will need your hot glue gun, glue sticks and the Silicone Craft Sheet. I also used the Silicone Craft Sheet to put under the hot glue gun to protect my surface and to put under the items as I started gluing. If your an avid crafter you NEED one of these Silicone Craft Sheets! I have used mine for so many things. Heat up your Glue Gun.  For the next part you'll want to work fast. Put hot glue on the basket edge randomly.

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I started with the Orange flowers first. Place a dot of glue on the back of the flower. Then place the flower onto the hot glue on the DIY Halloween Wreath.

Rubber Redneck Quick Tip - After you attach a flower flip the basket over and add some glue over the back where the flower was placed to secure it more in place.

You'll want to repeat the steps with the other two Orange flowers. Make sure to place them evenly spaced out. Don’t worry about the strings of hot glue that look like spiderwebs. They kind of add to the theme! If you don't like them they are easy to remove when your all done. Once done with the orange flowers then place the eyeball one's where you would like them. After that then I just filled in the rest of the black flowers, leaves, and twigs. Just remember as you go to make sure you are not getting one area to heavy. Unfortunately I apparently forgot to get a picture of flowers in progress so you'll have to use your imagination. lol

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ADD A FOCAL  POINT TO YOUR DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH: Your wreath rocks but it's good to add a focal point to it just like when your creating cards. ;) I found these Glitter Pumpkin Picks at the Dollar Tree I thought they were pretty cute. You have two options for attaching them. 

  1. Cut the stem off and glue to the wreath.
  2. Leave as is and slide into the door hanger and wreath. I picked this option (haha get it pick - pumpkin pick, yep not enough sleep).

The I worked the mini lights into the web and secured the lights with the Stampin' Up! Craft Wire.

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Hubby made me add the spider. Bleh I hate spiders! lol I will not tell him but he was right it finished it out. haha

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There you have it a Spooky Halloween Wreath under $10 now that's my kind of craft!

RR Spoocktacular giveaway

And how about a Spooktacular Halloween Craft Giveaway? Simple answer my question by leaving a comment on this blog post.
Have you ever made a Halloween Wreath before?
Contest runs October 28-31, 2020
US residents only sorry due to covid right now it's hard to ship out of country
Winner will be drawn and announced November 3,2020 on my blog. Once winner is announced you will need to email me your address.

Have questions or comments please feel free to email me or leave a comment on my blog. I love hearing from my readers!

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Want to purchase the items I used? I have them listed below, click on the images below to add to your cart or

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