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Friday, August 8, 2014

Fall Happiness

Evenin' Y'all,

I am off to a stampin up stampin party tomorrow but I thought I would leave you with yet another idea I had from the new Haunted Forest SVG Kit. This one is the same size as the Jack O Lantern in the post before this one. Bring all the pieces for the Jack O Lantern onto the mat and size it so that the Jack O Lantern is about 4 inches high without the hat. This will make it fit perfectly onto the top of the Jar from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit. As I said in the last post make an octagon at 0.378 H and W, duplicate it and center one onto the bottom of the Jack O Lantern piece and one onto the insert for the Jack O lantern.
Make another octagon and duplicate it as well center each one onto the top of the lid and the insert. I use Silhouette Designer addition so that I can import SVG's into the program. Now choose your small octagon then holding down the shift key choose the outer octagon then right click and make a compound path. This will make the holes permanent in your file you can save them that way as well. It does not change the original file as it is saved as a Silhouette file.

 Now here is the part I forgot to tell you before. I made a rectangular box just inside the cut lines for the bottom of the Jar. Then moved the nodes a bit to give it kind of the slanted look just like the cut lines of the box. You would double click on the rectangle and tiny boxes will show up around the edges, those are nodes. Then all you have to do is click and drag it to the shape you want. If you have never played around with those before you should try. That is how I got interested in designing. Once you have it at the place you want then just click off of it. These will be your accent pieces for the bottom of the box.

I inked the edges of the scarecrows accent pieces with a Rusty Hinge Tim Holtz Ink pad. If you don't have that any brown ink pad will work. Then I used the same ink pad on my Card Stock Vellum from Stampin up and cut a small piece to fit over the nose and mouth. I glued that to the inside once the scarecrow was all put together. I used a soft Suede Marker from Stampin up to make the tiny x's for around the nose and to make the mouth. I drew on eyelashes with the same marker. I used pearlescent  chalk to make the blush on the cheeks. I didn't care for the brown vellum on the nose so I used YR07 orange maker to make the vellum orange and let it get a bit onto the edges as well.   I took pieces of Raffia and glued them here and there around the top of the Scarecrows head then glued the hat down on top of that. I also used the same ink pad and dabbed it here and there on the accents of the hat.

The hat is easy make it as you would but I used a tiny flower punch to take a couple of "bites" out of the brim. Before gluing the brim to the top of the hat I warped it with my hands to make it look like a worn hat. Then take your scissors and do a jagged cut to cut off the top of the hat. Bunch some Raffia together and glue to the inside of the hat.  The ribbon is a scrap I had from Stampin up that is jean material. So cute wish they still had it. Instead of tying it I crossed them on the brim and glued in place with glue dots. The buttons are from Buttons Galore, I love their buttons so so cute!

Add the raffia to the top of the box and then glue the "head" into place. Add the buttons for the shirt and adhere the battery operated tea light to the inside of the lid just like you did on the Jack O Lantern. The light goes through the octagon holes you made in the bottom of the scarecrow and the lid of the box. That was it. I didn't use any emboss folders this time but I think he turned out pretty cute and will be the perfect  hostess gift for my Stampin up Demonstrator tomorrow. The bottom of the box is empty and perfect for filling with a goodie or another gift. This way they have a lantern and you can fill it with something extra!  Thanks so much for stopping by again and Happy Craftin Y'all!!!!  Blessings Sharalyn

SVGCuts Kits Used:
Haunted Forest SVG Kit
Maison de Madeline SVG Kit

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 French Country Collection
American Craft Card Stock, Straw, Pomegranate
Bazzill Card Stock, Arctic
Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Ink Pad
Stampin up, Card Stock Vellum, Soft Suede Marker, Jean Ribbon
Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks
Buttons Galore Buttons

UPDATE: I gave it to her and showed her what I had filled it with, later she noticed that it lit up. She was thrilled! Also had a blast and saw people I hadn't seen in a while! So fun to get together with Crafty friends! Blessings Sharalyn


  1. He is simply adorable! Your papers are perfect and I love all your details. Great job, girl! Your so talented!!

  2. this is gorgeous, I am going to try this one. Thank you for sharing your instructions !!!

    1. Super easy I know yours will be great!!!! Love to see a photo when your done!

  3. So very fabulous! I would love to try one of these cuties! Thanks for the instructions.

    1. Thank you, feel free to send me an email if you have any questions but it really is a easy project. 😊