A Fall Friend Waving Hello~

Welcome to the Falling for Halloween Blog Hop. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration for the Fall and Halloween season.

You should have arrived here from Diane .

If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go to Maria’s blog to start so you don’t miss any of the projects.

Okay, if you’ve been on Pinterest lately I know you’ve seen this adorable guy, Pumpkin Snowman.

And if you’re anything like me you HAVE to have one of your very own!

My original plan was to use real pumpkins; however, since it’s so early in the season I was worried about them not lasting until Halloween.

So, I bought Funkins.

Yes, that is they’re real name.

I let Ashlyn pick her favorite jack-o-lantern face from the Cricut Pumpkin Carving cartridge.

I used black outdoor vinyl and cut the image at 6″.

I used Medium Pressure and a blade setting of 4 to cut the vinyl.

As you can see it cut completely through the backing, but for this project it really didn’t matter.

I simply laid the pieces on my laptop, placed the transfer tape over top and rubbed until I was able to get the vinyl off the backing and on to the tape.

Here are the pieces ready to be placed on my Funkin. Opps! I mean pumpkin.

Once you have the image where you want it, simply rub the image until it completely and firmly sticks to the surface.

Unfortunately pumpkins and Funkins are not smooth, so keep this in mind when picking the spot for your vinyl.

You might have areas that will need to be occasionally touched up or might even need a bit of glue.

I gathered a few extra manly tools to help me assemble my pumpkin snowman.

Don’t worry I only used these for the metal rod running through the pumpkins to keep them all in place.

I added stick arms, a decorated straw hat and a leaf scarf to make him ready for Fall.

A close up~

A little extra friend~

He now sits and greets us with a friendly wave as we come and go.

Leave a comment here today and on yesterday’s post for a chance to win the new Circut Create a Critter 2 cartridge. This give-a-way is closed.

A winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 10th. Good Luck!

Thanks for hopping by and be sure to stop by Michele’s blog next.

I used~
Pumpkin Carving, Noah’s ABC Animals
Black vinyl, Transfer Tape, Various Fall Ashland Brand Decorations and Funkins
Various Manly Tools

In case you get lost along the way, click on any of the participants listed to go to their blog~
Maria
Michele
Paulette
Cindy
Beth
Renee
Debbie
Khrista
Angela
Nadia
Donna
Diane
Sara @ http://www.sarawandrews.com
Michele

Hello There Jack-O-Lantern!

You know how you see a project someone has made and you just have to try it?

My DCWV Stack-a-holic Design team member, Amanda Phillips, made the most adorable paper jack-o-lanterns.

Hers are so much better, so please check them out here.

Meet my Jack~

I made him for the Cricut Circle Canadian Swarm.

I know I’m not Canadian, but those girls are letting this Virginia girl and everyone else join in the fun.

The first challenge was to create a Halloween Home Decor item using one Cricut cut, the color purple and at least one of the following: glitter, ribbon or a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I think I managed to use them all but the glitter.

The back of Jack is a purple, green, orange and black plaid, so the purple does actual match.

Jack is proudly sitting on the steps with the other pumpkins waiting for Halloween.

Or at least he was until Hartly carried him off.

Hmmm…wonder if Jack will survive until Halloween.

If you’re a Cricut Circle member, please join in the fun.

I used~
DCWV The Bewitched Stack and The Halloween & Fall Stack
Favorite Findings Buttons, Ribbon, Papertrey Twine
Pumpkin Carvings for the Jack-o-lantern face, CTMH Artiste for the leaf
Forest Branches Cuttlebug Folder and Misc Tim Holtz Folder