Halloween 3D Pumpkin Stack: School Silent Auction

My husband recently asked if I could make a contribution to his school’s annual Fall Festival Silent Auction. He asked me to donate the Halloween 3D Pumpkin Stack I made a few years back. Of course, I said, “No”, but agreed to make one for the silent auction.

I really love this project. It makes an impressive centerpiece for a table decoration. With the base, it stands approximately 10″ tall.

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I simply love this project from Snapdragon Snippets. It’s a Silhouette cut file that you can purchase and download. See the link below to the project tutorial.

The pumpkin has 30 pull out drawers to hide prized Halloween treats!

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For this project, I used papers from S.E.I. (Mirelle and Claire). I distressed the edges to give the pumpkin a weathered look. Additional accents are brads from Recollections, and self-adhesive blink from Want2Scrap.Halloween 3D Pumpkin Stack and coordinating

Halloween 3D Pumpkin Stack – Silhouette America and Snapdragon Snippets
http://needlesnknowledge.blogspot.com/searchq=halloween+3d+pumpkin+stack+countdown

Echo Park “Creative Agenda” 12 X 12 Photo Layout

Inspired by the bright colors and fun graphics in the Creative Agenda paper collection by Echo Park, I designed this 12 X 12 layout to showcase a charming photo of two of my nieces and one of my nephews.

EP Creative Agenda 12 x 12 Layout

Keeping things simple, I accented some of the bubble graphics with Wink of Stella in GL Clear 999. I stitched around the text card with my craft sewing machine and layered solid coordinating cardstock for matting. I used the sticker elements from the collection to create the layout title and used the same matching solid color cardstock for the mats.

A technique element used on this project is achieved by using a craft knife to partially cut around the circle graphics to create “photo corner” elements.

Project photos courtesy of KCPhotoCreations. http://blog.kcphotocreations.com/

Listed below are links to a few of the project resources.

Echo Park Paper Company “Creative Agenda”
http://www.snapclicksupply.com/search.php?search_query=creative+agenda&Search=

https://www.amazon.com/Echo-Park-Paper-12×12-Collection/dp/B07FT6419P/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1539890666&sr=8-2&keywords=echo+park+creative+agenda+12+x+12

 Wink of Stella
https://www.amazon.com/Zig-Stella-Brush-Individual-Glitter/dp/B00B7LQ8DE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1539890536&sr=8-3&keywords=a+wink+of+stella

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/ZIG-Wink-of-Stella-GLITTER-CLEAR-Brush-Tip-Marker-025320-56877?currency=USD

Echo Park “Chillingsworth Manor” Halloween Photo/Album Display

I designed this project with the whimsical themed paper from Echo Park. I love the colors and graphics in the paper collection and the variety of cut outs. I haven’t found this collection online as of yet. I have had it in my paper stash from some time. However, you may want to search to see if you can locate a retailer selling the collection.

EchoPark Paper Co. - Chillingsworth Manor Flip Album(designwishesbypamela)

The base of the project is a dishwasher filter that I found at my local hardware store. It was on clearance for under $2.00 and I knew I could make something out of it. I used additional chipboard to build up the base and support the metal feet.

I used Prima Marketing’s Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint which added an eerie look to the overall project. Additional elements include pieces of a rot iron gate that I took from my Silhouette cut file library. The page base pockets are done with a simple fold at the top and the bottom half attaches to the filter “fins”.

Project photos courtesy of KCPhotoCreations. http://blog.kcphotocreations.com/

 

Echo Park “Getaway” Mini Travel Bag and Mini Album

Last week, I decided to bring out some the paper collections I have been stashing away. I was inspired by the beautiful paper collection “Getaway”, by Echo Park. I truly love the colors and prints in this collection. They are very adaptable to any travel themed project.

For the travel bag, I used Prima Marketing’s ATC Card Box in black. I used some of the cards to make the mini album. The hardware embellishments are from my craft supplies (don’t have a vendor name, just miscellaneous pieces I had left over from projects), and Kraftex for the bag straps.

For the mini album, I used some of the ATC cards that came with the box. I did not alter the box or the cards for this project. I used 3 ½’ x 1” strips scored with a ¼” channel to attach the page sections.

I hope you are encouraged to bring some of your paper collections you have been stashing away. Sometimes inspiration comes from the past.

UPDATE: I did find the “Getaway” collection on the internet. See link below.

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Winner! – 100 YouTube Subscribers Giveaway

Thank you all so much for participating in the giveaway. I really appreciate all of your comments and feedback.

I am definitely working on tutorials for some of my projects. I appreciate your patience as family, project deadlines, and life sometimes takes priority over writing/videotaping tutorials. Stay tuned.

And the winner is……

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Sun-n-Moon Arts!Congratulations! Please message me via Facebook messenger with your address information.

#G45PopUp Challenge: Ukulele & Mini-Mini Album with PopUp Using “Tropical Travelogue”

I designed and created this project for the September Graphic 45 Challenge, #G45PopUp. The gorgeous papers in the Tropical Travelogue collection brings the spirit of Hawaii and a tropical paradise, and thus my inspiration for the ukulele. The project is also an homage to the close of summer.

The overall project is approximately 13” H and 1 ½” wide. It features a mini-mini album, and of course, the popup element for the challenge.

100 YouTube Subscribers! and Giveaway How to Enter to Win

Now it’s time for the Giveaway! To enter the giveaway do the following:

  • Add a comment on my YouTube channel and let me know which project is your favorite, and if you would like to see a full tutorial of that project.

When I started this journey several years ago, I wanted to create a blog to share what inspires me and share my designs to inspire others. I set small goals and milestones to keep me motivated and keep me on track to make that dream come true.

Today, I was so excited to receive a 100 Subscribers congratulations from YouTube.

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This milestone achievement is encouraging. It lets me know that I’ve inspired you to subscribe to my channel, and you like my designs. Thanks to all of you! And, thanks for your continued support.

GIVEAWAY – I will be uploading a YouTube video for you to have a chance to win a prize in honor of this milestone. Stay tuned.

Now, on to 1,000 subscribers!