I've spent a couple of hours today visiting some of my favourite blogs and trying out all kinds of fun Hallowe'en craft projects ... have a look! (Don't forget, you can always click on the pictures for a close-up look!)
Here's a cute Frankenstein Lantern designed by Julie Leblanc - I followed the directions on her blog and had this fellow made up in no time! I've promised the gals at Guelph Lake Commons that we'll make Hallowe'en Lanterns at next month's craft session instead of the usual cards, and I know that Frankie will suit the bill perfectly; all he needs is a battery-operated tea light. Hmm, wonder if I can make this into a witch lantern ...
Over on Creations by Patti, I discovered a new use for Stampin' Up!'s Petal Card Punch (page 202, IB&C) - I made the mummy character in a matter of minutes by following her instructions, but check out all her other Hallowe'en characters, too! Now to slip a little chocolate into this tiny treat box, and I'm all set.
And of course, a punch-art-lover and scrap-paper-saver like me can spend HOURS on Ellen Kemper's blog .. she is the QUEEN of PUNCH ART in my eyes! Here are a couple of adorable trick-or-treaters that are so easy to make - all the parts are from Stampin' Up!'s owl punch even their little feet peeking from under their costumes. L'IL ONE-EYED MONSTER or L'IL GHOST
I found another very kewl project on Ellen's blog - a pair of eyes staring out from the darkness ... creepy! Ellen shows how to use the butterfly punch and the small oval punch from Stampin' Up! to make all kinds of different eyes in this post.
I hope these projects and links help inspire you to get crafty soon ... we all need a little fun in our week! And if you need any of the punches you can always come use mine, or order 'em on my ON-LINE SHOPPING SERVICE.