Harvest or Halloween for October Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the October Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating an early Halloween and Harvest season. This month we are sharing Halloween and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter, number 14  on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Using Stampin’ Up! products to make unique home decor items is one of my most favorite pastimes.  Last year I assembled an Autumn banner that hung from my family room mantel.  I also decorated a lantern that coordinated with the banner. Those projects can be viewed HERE.

This year’s plan for the lantern is still Autumn related, will continue to provide candlelight but will reside in the foyer to greet our guests at the front door.  Having been through one devastating fire, my husband is not happy when I want to burn candles.  The trick was to provide as safe a setting for candlelight… a daunting task when paper decor is being used.  By using a glass pillar, the lit candle is isolated.  Decorating the glass pillar so that the flickering candlelight could be seen was the next task.  I am certain there are many ways to accomplish this, but I decided on the following…

Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder

Using Autumn Accents Bigz die with filter paper, many leaves and acorns were cut.  These were dyed by applying reinker drops from three colors into a plastic container, spritzing them with water and then dragging each leaf through the ink mixture.  Allow to dry.  Two layers of Modge Podge were applied to half the leaves.  The remaining leaves were placed on a Window Sheet in a random pattern.  Then two layers of Crystal Effects were liberally applied and allowed to dry.  The Window Sheet was placed around the glass pillar and the ends were adhered (with just a little give from the glass base – this allowed Vellum sheets to be placed between the Window Sheet and the glass pillar).  Mossy Meadow ribbon was applied to the top to give a finished look.  The result…

Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder  Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder

I discovered the Modge Podge’d leaves had more cling to them than did those sealed with Crystal Effects.  So those leaves were placed against the glass in the lantern.  I doubt the leaves will stick indefinitely, but they do for now.  The above picture on the right clearly shows the effect of dyeing filter paper and applying Crystal Effects.  I love that you can see through the leaves!

Using the Petite Pennants Builder punch along with the Little Letters Thinlits, a banner was created for the lantern door. The individual letters are attached to the Two Tone Old Olive Trim using gold Mini Metallic Clothespins.

Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder  Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder

Pictures of the finished project…

Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder  Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder

Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder  Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder

Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder  Autumn Accents Bigz, Gift Bow Bigz, Little Letters Thinlits, Petite Pennants Builder

I hope this inspires you to try your own Harvest home decor project.  I know the details are sketchy so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or send me an email.  And, if you have attempted something like this, please leave me a comment on how it went and what you would change.

The next stop is Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin, number 16 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

Have fun stamping,

Katy

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  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  7. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  8. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  11. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  12. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  13. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  14. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  15. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping                                       <<< You are Here>>>
  16. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  19. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Amy Whelan at Amys Inklings
  22. Jane Knudsen at www.seejanestamp.com
  23. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  25. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  26. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  27. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  28. September Gray at septembergray.com
  29. Sherrie Gross at Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sherrie
  30. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  31. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  32. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
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19 thoughts on “Harvest or Halloween for October Pals Blog Hop

  1. amanda

    Love this, Katy. I’ve been dreaming of making something lantern-ish with SU paper for a while now, and this is great inspiration.

  2. Debbie

    Oh, Katy, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of your details and the use of the under-rated filter was brilliant! I will definitely be trying your technique to dye it soon. Love it! Off to PIN…

  3. Julie L

    WOW! you go! all these great ideas to CASE! I love it– the colors, combo of patterns and the ‘banner’– super cute!!! what a great use of a lantern.. and can’t wait to see your Christmas version of it too! Julie

  4. Carol Carriveau

    What an amazing project….love your lantern and how you really boosted it up….thank you for all of the beautiful pictures and how you pulled this off. Nothing I would attempt but so admire you for your creativity – can’t wait to see what you will do with your home decor project for next year!

  5. Mary Alice Bellis

    You should be so proud of this project, as it is stunning. You put so much work into the details and it’s well worth the work. I don’t know if I would tackle a project like this, but someday……maybe.

  6. Denise

    Beautiful, Katy! You have to demo the leaf technique for this newbie! Can you also show me how to make the lateen holder? J/k. Great taste in design as usual!

  7. Lynn Kolcun

    Just Beautiful Katy. So detailed. I’m very impressed.
    It was wonderful meeting you this weekend in Atlanta. Keep up the wonderful work.

    Lynn

  8. September Gray

    Katy, We were both on the same wave link with the fall ya’ll! I love the lantern and all of the beautiful pictures. I missed you too last weekend. Just beautiful!

  9. Patti MacLeith

    Amazing, Katie! I love your little banners made with my seldom-used punch. And those leaves!! I don’t use my filter paper, either!! More ideas for me. Thank you!

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