Tuesday, October 23, 2012

13 Days of Halloween - Day Five

Today, we have a Two for Tuesday for Day Five of the 13 Days of Halloween!

First, we have a Take-out Pumpkin!

 Go to our Ben Franklin Crafts stores, buy a piece of orange cardstock and you can use their AccuCut die cutting machine for FREE to cut out the Small Take-out Box. Assemble the box and turn it upside down so that the opening is at the bottom.

Take a 1 1/2" x 2"  piece of brown cardstock and roll it up for the stem.You can use a long reach circle punch to make a hole in the bottom of the box (before assembling) for the stem, but I just made a small hole with my scissors. That way, I had a nice fit when I pushed the stem  in. Use a little glue on the inside of the box to hold it in place if it is too loose.

Cut out some leaves from green cardstock. I used the McGill Lily punch to make some leaves. I shaped the leaves by just pinching in the sides a little.

I used some mini glue dots to attach the leaves around the stem.

I cut some thin strips of green cardstock and wrapped it around a pencil to help curl them.

Attached these curls to the top for the vines.

Your pumpkin is done. Just open the box and fill with treats. You can add a jack 'o lantern style face if you like, I just kept it simple.

The second project uses a white take-out box to make a ghost. Assemble the box and turn it upside down.

For the eyes, I made them the same way as for the Lollipop Bat. Standard Oval punch(orange) in green and EK Success 5/16" punch in black. Highlights done using the white Galaxy Marker.

Used a black Sharpie to draw in a smile.

Added an orange bow for some color. Fill with treats and your ghost is good to ghoul!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you're having a great week!

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