Saturday, September 6, 2008

I {heart} fall!

Yes, I know it is still 110 here in Arizona. It doesn't even get below 95 until Halloween, but I love decorating and getting ready for fall! Somehow it makes it seem cooler out? :)
Have you ever made a pumpkin with punches? Here's a quick tutorial. I used 3 small ovals and 1 word window punch. I punched my tag out at the same time, using the small tag punch.

Attach the word window to one of the ovals, making sure the oval and the word window are even at the bottom. Then attach the remaining 2 ovals to the back of the word window strip, slightly offset. Then attach to the tag.
I used the "for you" stamp from the Fresh Cuts stamp set.
Here's a closer look at the completed tag. Are you wondering what I've attached my tag to?

This is my very own haystack! I got the idea from the new Fall-Winter IBC. The one in the book is actually a witch broom. Since I don't have any Halloween stamps, I decided to go with a haystack!
To do this, I used 2 brown paper lunch sacks and cut them into strips down to the base of the bag. I added a wrapped popcorn ball to the center of the bag and then gathered the strips at the top, tied a piece of ribbon and attached the tag.