Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October Days - Halloween Decor: Punch Out

Tackling Halloween decorating this past weekend, I realized I had way too much for just one post, so I'm going to have to split it up into at least three over the next couple weeks!

For the first unveiling, I just shared this inspiration in a post about the Madison-based craft store Anthology.  Instant art by punching out squares of the same or like-minded images to create framed art.

My brand new set of 18 Halloween mini-stamps was the perfect guinea pig for this project. I broke out the black, purple, orange and white stamp pads and cardstock to match the theme. Then I went to town with the stamps and a Fiskars square punch, trying out different combinations (love the spider with spider web!), also adding a few squares that did not contain anything but the paper itself.
The next step was organizing them into a frame. One of my un-used 8x10 frames came out of the closet and, a whole lot of glue dots later, the images were set.
We tackled the same project at my sister's house later that weekend. We made hers to fit a 5x7 frame and got to use some of the Martha Stewart Halloween themed scrapbook paper. The pumpkin cut out is also a Martha punch.
We also made a few tags that can be used for cards or scrapbook pages.
Sister has a set of mini-Christmas stamps so you better believe we'll be re-creating this in reds and greens come December!

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