Hey everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today. I have a fun project I created for Halloween using some of my favorite dies from Sizzix. This little guy turned out exactly how I wanted him to, and below I'll show you how I created him.
For this project you will need from Sizzix the following dies:
- Framelits Circles
- Leaves by Eileen Hull
- Jack-O-Lantern mini movers and shapers by Tim Holtz
- Tag Collection by Tim Holtz
Also, when die cutting framelits it's really easy if you used a "Magnetic Platform". It helps keep the Framelit's in place and makes die cutting a breeze.
When using a magnetic platform along with your Framelits and Big Shot....your cutting sandwich is as follows. The magnetic platform, followed by a cutting pad, next is your material that you are die cutting, then the Framelit is laid down on top of the material, (cutting side down), then finally another cutting pad on top. Run this sandwich through your Big Shot for awesome results.
The fabric Yo-Yo's were created using the Framelits Circles set, and the face was created by using black, (kraft core) cardstock which was sanded and inked.
I used a small walnut inked tag from the "Tag Collection" set and stamped my sentiment on it, then pinned it to the coffee stained muslin.
....and for the top, I used thick felt and a giant rusty bell for the leaves and "stem".
Let's get started:
To create fabric yo-yo's, die cut fabric using the various sizes from the Framelits Circles set. Next, using a needle and thread, stitch a running stitch around the circle about 1/4 inch in from the edge. When you get to the end, simply pull the thread together, gathering it in the middle, then tie off with your thread. Make a lot, becuase you will need to cover a styrofoam ball. I think I made somewhere around 20.
To create, insert a wooden stick into a styrofoam ball, and hot glue it in place. Next, hot glue the ball into a stained wooden spool and hold it in place until secure. Next step is to hot glue all the fabric yo-yo's you created onto the ball, overlapping, making sure you cover all the styrofoam.
Once that is completed, it's just a matter of embellishing. Die cut the face uisng the "Jack 0' Lantern" set, and hot glue it to the front of your pumpkin.
Then wrap a miscellaneous piece of coffee stained muslin around the spool, and pin a stamped tag to the the muslin.
Finish the top by die cutting leaves from felt, adhere the top of the pumpkin using hot glue and a big rusty bell for the 'stem'.
Display with your favorite Halloween decorations for a fun handmade touch to your Halloween decorating.
I hope you enjoyed my project today, and I hope this inspires you to create one of your own.
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