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
I love the little monster.ReplyDelete
Erin, your projects are always so creative and outside the box! Love the barrette idea especially - so cute.ReplyDelete
OMG! The little orange ghosts... FABULOUS!!!!!ReplyDelete
Welcome back, Erin. You must be one busy lady with 3 little ones ... but I can totally see why you would want to play with all of these stamps and dies. The little monster barrettes are absolutely adorable and I can see these for all of my little grand nieces. What a 'sweet' treat for Hallowe'en!! Thanks for all of your inspiration.ReplyDelete
Erin, I love that you couldn't resist playing along this month!ReplyDelete
Fabulous projects-- great idea for a build your own pumpkin kit and those hair clips are wonderful!so adorable!
Really cute ideas for kids at Halloween. Those barrettes are just too cute, uh I mean spooky ;)ReplyDelete
These projects are just tooooo adorable!ReplyDelete
Like a Michaels' kit?!!! I've never seen any kit that cute at Michaels. You'll be going on everyone's 'must visit' Halloween list. You will have children with a wonderful sense of whimsy and who love the holidays with all these delightful crafts in their lives. Thank you for letting me be your child vicariously.ReplyDelete
So happy you played along this month Erin! Fab projects and I am sure your little one will love the adorable barrettes!!!! Love the background stamping on the pumpkin pieces - gorgeous!ReplyDelete
What inspired projects! I'm loving the pumpkin die...can hardly wait till release day.ReplyDelete
-- Connie C.
Had no interest whatsoever in that little monster die.....until your precious barettes. Now I have to have it!! :)ReplyDelete
OMGosh.....I love the monster barrettes. They will make a wonderful gift for my granddaughter at halloween. Thanks for such a cute idea!ReplyDelete
LOL at the thought of your daughter wearing the monster barrettes. Too funny and sweet. And the little extra touch of the purple eyes in "spooky" shows your mind's not on maternity leave at all.ReplyDelete
The DIY pumpkin is such a clever idea. I may have to "lift" it. The barrettes just knocked me out. You're quite the inspirational DT member.ReplyDelete
The pumpkin kit is a great idea & loved the monster barrettes. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I must "steal" the pumpkin kit. I know several kiddos who would love one.ReplyDelete
What cute hair clips! The little girls will love them!ReplyDelete
SO GLAD you played along! Your creations are WONDERFUL!!! I wish I were your age again, having little ones...mine are all grown up, and I miss babies so much! Hugs to yours, and enjoy them every moment. It goes by way too fast! Keep playing with your stamps, you are very very talented! We so enjoy all of your beautiful creations. :DReplyDelete
I want that pumpkin! How cute are those hair clips.. so cute.ReplyDelete
JUST.TOO.PERFECT. I love your pumpkin kit! I have nephews who may just have to have one of those (didn't I read in a previous post that you too justify purchases with stamping for little ones???!!!! I feel your pain!) So great to see your post....I miss your "out of the box, always so fun" projects! Hope you are having fun with the little ones!ReplyDelete
What a pleasant surprise! I think you may have convinced me to get the pumpkin dies.ReplyDelete
Those hair clips are SO cute ♥3♥ReplyDelete
So glad you'played' along. Love checking out your clever ideas. The pumpkin kit? Wow! And the darling barretts and how you displayed them, perfect.ReplyDelete
Sweet new babe, enjoy each day!
Both such cute ideas! I love visiting your blog for such great inspiration. I hope you're enjoying your new baby!ReplyDelete
I was like...Erin? She's creating. Yeah! Thanks for sharing your projects. So very cute.ReplyDelete
Love the ghost barrettes! They are way too cute!ReplyDelete