Clinging To Pumpkins On A Dreamweaver Thursday

We are clinging on to our pumpkin theme this week with a great tutorial that could be a little clingy and addicting, because you’ll be clinging to everything once you’ve seen what’s up with stencils and pumpkins. Speaking of pumpkins here are a few of the popular stencils on our website.

DWLL3036 The Great Pumpkin Stencil
DWLL3036 The Great Pumpkin Stencil

 

 

DWLL531 Jack O Lanterns Stencil
DWLL531 Jack O Lanterns Stencil

 

Here’s a great tutorial from the archives that will help you cling to new ways of using your stencil designs.

Supplies:

Taped stencil

Step 1: Apply tape to all four sides of stencil and onto craft sheet.

Paste on spreader

Step 2: Using palette knife, apply paste along edge of spreader approximately the same width as the stencil design.

Spreading paste

Step 3: Spread four fingers along back of spreader, and apply paste at an acute angle across the stencil. If there are gaps, place paste with palette knife in them, and then go back over the design with the spreader at a 90 degree angle.

Spreaded

removed stencil

Step 4: Carefully remove tape from three sides and use a fourth piece as a hinge to lift stencil up and away. Clean stencil immediately with warm water and a nail brush.

Glitter coverage

Step 5: Pour glitter over wet paste and carefully press into surface. Set aside to dry.

(Follow above steps with Bats stencil as well.)

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Step 6: When dry, shake off glitter onto scrap paper, and funnel back into jar. (Note: A “Swiffer” cloth is great for removing excess glitter.) Apply drops of glue between each section of design as a bridge. Let dry.

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Step 7: Carefully peel “clings” from craft sheet and press apply onto clean pumpkins, no extra glue needed. Clings can be removed if desired. They can also be pressed onto windows, glass hurricane lanterns, etc.

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Now for some pretty pumpkin projects from these stencil artists —

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Louise Healy

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

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Falling Into House-Mouse Fun

Create Fall week is coming to a finish with a visit from some furry friends and their own twist on the theme. Our fall-themed House-Mouse Designs® collection is growing by two with these new stamps and it seems they are falling for fall.

These four friends are taking turns in their own mousey version of paragliding for some real Fall fun. They make any adventure look like fun!

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HMR42 Fence Falling Stamp

Monica brings childhood memories to mind with a leaf pile plunge to enjoy the colorful brilliance of the Fall season foliage.

 

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HMV23 Leaf Plunge Rubber Stamp

There are two more stamps already in our fall House-Mouse Design collection that would make a great card set or framed art decor.

You can create oodles of fall projects by adding colorful leaves with Jumbo Cling Rubber Leaves or Cling PenPattern Leaves and cut out with the coordinating Leaves Die Set. They are fantastic as part of your fall decor and even help frame your photos during the fall season!

As our House-Mouse friends would have it, their adventure continues next week with Mousey Mischief stamps so come back and see us next week! Until then let’s hop on over to these designer projects for some fall-abulous projects —

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Lyn Bernatovich

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Alison Heikkila

Enjoy more fall inspiration on our Fall Season Ideas Pinterest board. Subscribe today!

Creating Pumpkin Patches and Orange Snowman

Remember the crisp cool days of fall approaching and the memories of visiting the local pumpkin patch by creating your very own handcrafted version. Stamp pumpkins and stems onto various pattern paper, die cutting them out, and you have the cutest pumpkins ready for a super project or two.

Say hello this fall with a trio of pumpkins and a little forest friend that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

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Hello Card by Fran Seiford

Add tufts of grass from Cling Create Fall Stamp Set or die-cut grass with Create Fall Die Set to make the greatest little pumpkin patch card.

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Create Fall Card by Fran Seiford

Create a whimsical scene for cute pictures from the pumpkin patch visit by using a mix of stamps and dies from Create Fall and Create Winter to make a pumpkin snowman! Take a look at how this idea turned out in Fran Seiford’s sweet layout and to get a list of supplies by clicking on the image or caption below.

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Create Fall Scrapbook Page by Fran Seiford

However you mix and match these Create sets you are sure to have fun and bring a smile to your face. For more smile inducing projects let’s hop on over to a few designer blogs haring fall inspiration.

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Create Fall With Stampendous

Creating for fall is so much fun, and when there is a video for your spring board it fuels your creativity to for plethora of projects. As we would have it, you can get a fantastic start creating with Fran Seiford in this video demonstrating the Create Fall stamps and die cuts. She’ll share oodles of techniques and a trick in her hat design so you can make a Stampendous Impression every time. Let’s check it out!

So many great projects were shared in the video that we added a few here in this post so you can get a close-up view. The kitty in Cling Create Fall has a friend from our Cling Pop Up Forest Stamp Set visiting the pumpkin patch in this card and it sure looks like a lot of fun.

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Create Fall with Cling Pop Up Forest by Fran Seiford

This jack o’ lantern must doesn’t seem to mind a curious cat checking for some treats on Halloween. The sentiment from Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set is cut and matted using the nesting dies from our Pop Up Die Set.

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Cling Create Fall and Tricky Words by Fran Seiford

Speaking of curious, we have two designers with projects today that we can’t wait to see! Stop by and tell them hi and we’ll see you tomorrow with more fall fun!

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Fall Into Creating Fun Projects

It’s turning into fall here on our blog this week and so excited because we are introducing our new Cling Create Fall Stamp Set and coordinating Create Fall Die Cut Set. These two products will provide a myriad of options for so many different projects, the possibilities are endless. Throughout the week our design team will be posting on their blogs as well with our fall theme in mind so be sure to check out the blog list towards the end of our blog posts.

The Cling Create Fall Stamp Set is complete with two shapes for pumpkins with complement stamps with stem, leaf, vine and tendril. There are stamps to turn these pumpkins into jack’o lanterns with hats and a scaredy cat friend for some fun Halloween projects.

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CRS5078 Cling Create Fall Stamp Set

Cling Create Fall comes with not only a plethora of fall and Halloween theme stamp combinations it has a template that you can use to mask or stencil the pumpkins, hat, cat and leaves! No need to create your own mask with this set, just add a little bit of tape to the mask that matches your stamped image and start stamping around it.

Here’s a sweet little card by Debi Hammons that shows the characters in this set so well, it kindles the creativity to get started early on fall projects.

Create Fall by Debi Hammons
Create Fall by Debi Hammons

Can you find a matching metal die for each shape in Debi Hammons card above? You can! Just take a look at all the options in this coordinating die set.

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DCS5078 Create Fall Die Cut Set

We’ve started the momentum on our Create Fall theme and now let’s take a look at today’s designer projects with our theme this week.

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Come back tomorrow for more inspiration and a video!

Pumpkins in a Row

We recently asked craft artist Brenda Enright to create a cross stitch piece for us using our Damask Pumpkins. We were submitting it to a magazine that ceased publication before the project could be used, but we had to share it with you here! It was so fun and easy to make.

Brenda used our Damask Pumpkins stamp on tiny graph paper to create a cross stitch pattern, then stitched it on a swatch of natural colored cloth.

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cross stitch closeup

Simple, iron-on adhesive adhered that to a piece of gingham then to this darling Saggy Bag by Canvas Corp.

treat bag by Brenda Enright

The addition of some pom pom trim and a festive bow finished the project.
Brenda then created this darling party invitation to match her party bag –

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We just loved this ensemble, so we asked our in-house artist to make a scrapbook page to complete the ensemble. Debi Hammons did just that, and we think it’s fabulous!

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Now that’s a versatile and well used stamp! This stamp could be used with a darker gloomy color palette and a few glittery cobwebs for a frightful Halloween project.

 

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P204 Damask Pumpkins

We’ll be back tomorrow with more designer projects, for now we have some great ideas in our project gallery.

 

Pumpkin Loving Wednesday

Did you like the projects from yesterday using HHH Enterprises Jewelry products? There will be some pretty neat jewelry projects coming up this week among our Halloween product posts, so come back often or better yet, subscribe to our blog and never miss our posts. Go to the Subscribe tab in the upper right corner of our blog and get connected today.

We are back to our pumpkin parade today and first up we have Punkin Pals who are nothing short of cute with their kitty friend nearby.

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There is also our Punkin Ghouls stamp to use on a sweet little greeting card or a page in your scrapbook for that trip to the pumpkin patch you went on this year.

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Each stamp can be used in so many ways, but together they make an even more delightful project like Debbie Cole’s candle holder.

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Debbie’s project uses a wood craft product by Viking Woodcrafts and if you are interested in recreating this project you can find a similar product from them here.

 

So are you ready for more pumpkin projects? Take a look at what these designers have come up with for our parade.

 

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Janelle Stollfus

For the Love of Embossing!

Kimberly Crawford was inspired by her blog readers to do a week long video series on heat embossing. We’ve reposted her videos here, but make sure to check out her blog to learn more about different types of embossing powders, how to use the heat tool and emboss, discover several embossing techniques and get creative card ideas!

Video Tutorial: Basic Guide to Heat Embossing


Video Tutorial: Gradient Color Embossing

You can buy the Damask Fall Perfectly Clear Stamp Set here.

Video Tutorial: Creating a Scene with Powders

You can buy the Cling Poppy Scene Stamp here.

Video Tutorial: Emboss Resist