First up, a "Make Your Own Pumpkin" kit to hand out to kids using Shape It Up: Pumpkin and the Pumpkin Section dies. I was inspired by those foam kits you get at Michael's. Usually they have upwards of 25 crafts per box. Sometimes you only need a few. You can use these dies to cut all the sections and the base to assemble on in the exact quantity that you desire. Give them to the crafty kids in your life and they'll be less likely to toilet paper your house come All Hallow's Eve. Definitely a step up from the dentist handing out toothbrushes if you are looking for an alternative to candy.
Here's a shot of what is inside. All the pumpkin segments, stem, face, and a solid base. It's a puzzle for the kids to put together. But not too hard.
And lastly, here's a shot of what my pumpkin kit looks like put together. I busted out a ton of background stamps to make sure each segment was unique. Fun to do that.
Next up, I have a fun gift to give to the little girls in your life. My little Eliza Jane finally (FINALLY!!!) has enough hair to put up in pigtails. We top them with barrettes. The monster die from Happy Haunting just screamed out to me to be made into barrettes with felt and googly eyes. And so, I did! This will be a special gift left for her on her bedside table one night in October.
Alrighty, I hope you enjoyed me popping my head into the August festivities and found some inspiration for the fall season ahead. Be sure you hop all around the PTI circle to see what other spooky things those lovely ladies have been up too.
Ashley Cannon Newell
Stamps: BB: Herringbone, Framed Up #7, BB: Wrought Iron, Fresh Alphabet, Sunflower Bouquet, Mr. Bones, BB: Polka Dot Basics II, BB: Diamonds, BB: Newsprint, BB: Gingham
Cardstock: Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate, True Black, Summer Sunrise
Ink: Orange Zest, True Black
Dies: Limitless Layers Small Ovals, Mr. Bones Collection, Framed Up #7, Shape Up Series: Pumpkin, Shape Up Series: Pumpkin Sections
Stamps: Mr. Bones, Happy Haunting
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Patterned Paper: Royal Velvet Simple Strip
Dies: Happy Haunting, Boughs & Bells, Bookmark
Button: Royal Velvet
Ink: True Black, Royal Velvet
Felt: Orange Zest, True Black
True Black Topnotch Twill