Halloween Garland Cut Tutorial!

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Hi! Today I’m featuring my first tutorial ever on this blog!

Recently I have added this listing to my Etsy and my TpT stores. There’s two ways to use it.

Halloween D.I.Y. Jack O Lanterns- Cutting Files

The first one:  you can create a Halloween garland decoration. Here’s how:

I have a Silhouette Designer software but, with the files on this listing, you can make it with the Basic Silhouette software easily. The SVG files work with Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot software too.

  1. Open the two .studio3 files on your Silhouette Studio software.

Pumpkins

Noses, mouths and eyes

2. Grab the faces features and copy them into the pumpkins file. Ungroup all the shapes.

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3. Play with the shapes, duplicate pumpkins, add the faces features to each one, resize noses, rotate eyes, make groups with each pumpkin when you are done.

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4. When you have your pumpkins ready, resize each pumpkin group till you find the right size to make a garland. I wanted mine to be very visible on my door, so I took the measures, my door is about 60 inches wide, and I wanted the garland to have 5 pumpkins on it, so that’s about 12 inches space for each one. There has to be space between them, about 2 inches, more or less. So I resized the pumpkins to about 8 to 9 inches wide each.

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5. Then open the modify window, ungroup the shapes, substract, and voila!

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6. Repeat the procedure with each pumpkin and then cut each one on orange paper.

And that’s it! Attach to a nice string and hang it on your door, window or chimney!

There’s another way to use these files. Cut the pumpkins in orange paper, the noses, mouths and eyes on black paper first, and then on yellow paper, that gives the pumpkins a lightened up look. Then hand out the pieces to your kids, and let them play, making their own Jack O Lanterns! A nice way to spend a fall evening!

You can cut these on magnetic paper too, available at Silhouette’s online store, and play with the pumpkins on your fridge.

If you don’t have a cutting machine, the listing comes with a PDF that you can print and cut with your scissors!

Check my other Halloween listings that match this one here:

See you on my next tutorial!

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Wood papers

Etsy Shop

Two of my customers have sent me pics of the things they’ve made with my Wood Textures papers.

Amy sells these lovely frames made with scrabble letters here, I would love to have one of these!

Wood Scrabble Name Frame

Wood Scrabble Name Frame

Robin made these doll scenes for her daughter, with cardboard boxes, based on this youtuber’s video, My Froggy Stuff. The door was made with the teal wood paper.

Wood Door

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Beautiful, don’t you think?

 

Marble paper

Etsy Shop

Hi! I’m showing you today three of my first listings at my Etsy shop, my dear Marble Paper Packs.

Winter Marble Paper Pack

Pastel Marble Paper Pack

Sunny Marble Paper Pack

I handmade the papers, and digitalized them, so I could use them any time I wanted to, and didn’t feel a stitch in my heart if I cut any of them. They are one of a kind, and that’ s difficult to give up to any crafting, unless you can print them again and again.

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I cut these blue and red ones for a sidetable I’ve recycled.

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This is the result:

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I painted the tabletop in a very dark blue and I filled it with sea style flowers and shapes, which I cutted from the marble papers. Then barnished.

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Don’t they give the flowers the exact sea feel?

Other things I did with the papers:

Coasters:

I cutted a marble square and with my Silhouette Cameo I cutted some flower shapes in a contrasting color, and then pasted all on some wood coasters. Then I added resin on top to make them waterproof.

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Stella Maris altarpiece:

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Stella Maris is the patroness of the sailmen, so in this altarpiece, made with recycled wood pieces, She is standing over the storm. I added fishes, crabs, a dragon, and some fishstars made with marble paper. You can see how they add texture and color to any object.

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In future posts I’ll be showing all the things I’ve made with the marble papers in detail, and show you the marbling technique.

In the meantime look at this post in Etsy’s blog and see all the things that you can do with this addictive technique.