Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Boo?" "Whoo?"

Patiently waited for the UPS man to show up yesterday with my order from Stampin' Up!. I was afraid it had been rescheduled because I hadn't seen it all day. Finally at 6:32 PM it was delivered. I've NEVER received a delivery that late, wow ! I hoped it would be here early enough to work on the project I had in mind. It's one of those "It is a neat idea in my mind, but will I be able to make it work the way I want to" projects....... inspired by several punch art projects, I wanted to make something for display. So I spent the morning today trying to bring it to life and here it is; it turned out okay (the photos leave a lot to be desired though)

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!


Vine jumbo - wheel

Stipple Plaid - background

Teeny Tiny Wishes


Two Step Owl Extra Large - for owl and ghost

Butterfly Extra Large- for pumpkin vine leaves; I timmed the lower portion of the wing off to create the leaves, but they could easily be cut freehand

Small Oval - for pumpkin

1" Circle - for pumpkin

Card Stock:

Chocolate Chip textured - owl; pumpkin stems

Early espresso - owl tummy

Basic Black - owl and ghost eyes

Whisper White - ghost; owl eyes

Pumpkin Pie - pumpkins and the "ribbon" on the roll

Always Artichoke - field, vines, leaves

Summer Sun - owl beak

Ink: mostly used for sponging on the edges of the punched pieces

Going Gray - ghost

Early Espresso - owl

Whisper White Craft - owl

Pumpkin Pie - pumpkins; stamped Stipple Plaid for ribbon

Always Artichoke - vine wheel

Basic Black - to stamp Happy Halloween


cardboard ribbon roll - love finding new uses for "trash"

acrylic craft paint - to paint the rim inside the roll

twig - and a real spider web attached!

craft pellets or sand to weight down the cardboard roll



tweezers - were helpful with the itty bitty parts

Stampin' sponge - to sponge ink on the edges of card stock

dowel - to wrap thin card stock strips around to create vines

Thanks for looking =)

Edited November 13th: I entered this project in the Fabulous Fall challenge. It did not win, but here are the winners:


  1. Very nice! I think your idea came together very well. Much better than some of the ones in my head do!

  2. This is an amazing project! I love the colors! Great job!

  3. I love love love it!!! Darn it - why can't you live across the street!!

  4. Love how this turned out.

    Now following from SC.

  5. Heather,

    So cool and creative. Don't you just love it when the big brown truck arrives!!!

  6. Following you back. Thanks for checking out my blog too.
    JT at

  7. WOW ... great job. Now following you from Chandler AZ

  8. This is a very cute 3-D project, Heather...that owl punch has stolen my heart, too!

  9. Hi i'm a new follower from SC!!! please stop by my blog anytime!

  10. Fabulous project! Thanks for the follow! Returning the follow courtesy of Stampin' Connection...TFS ;)

  11. Absolutely love this display, Heather! How creative and what a fun centerpiece or decoration. That little owl is cute wherever he perches, but this is just too cute.

  12. Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. I love your project. It turned out soooo cute.
    I am follwing your blog from SC. Thanks for following mine.

  13. Thanks for following me. Now following you too!! Love your cute Halloween tree. What a great idea on using your old ribbon spools!


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