Fiskarville's "Spooky Hollow"
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Designer: Wendy Gibson
Hi! I’m Wendy Gibson, I live in BC Canada and I am so very excited to be a Guest Designer for Fiskars! I am not only a scrapbooker but also a crafter, and paper crafter, so my craft space is full of all things Fiskars. They are the creators of all my favorite go-to-tools and products!!
I love to inspire other crafters and I hope I can inspire you with this little Halloween project! Halloween is my all time favorite holiday; I love it because it brings out the kid in everyone!
I particularly hope you try this project as it encourages recycling items that ultimately might end up in the landfills; it’s also a great project to do with your children!
Instructions (Print version)
Sand lightly the outside of clean, dry, waxed-cardboard milk cartons to remove some of the wax and shine (Pint. Half-pint and Quart sizes were used for this project). Trim away the excess at the top where the carton was sealed and paint the top portions (from the seam up) with several coats of black paint. When dry, wrap the bottom portion of the cartons with various patterned papers from the Heidi Grace Halloween Collection and the Li’l Davis Spooky Collection, and adhere with Fiskars Tape Runner.
With your Fiskars Personal Trimmer cut a strip of black cardstock approx. ¾ inch x 12 inches and punch along the edge with Fiskars Threading Water border punch. Attach it to the top edge of the patterned paper. Fold roof down and in and tape down. Cut a piece of cardstock to approx. 3 x 4.5 inches and cover with patterned paper using Fiskars Tape Runner, trim short sides with Fiskars Scalloped Paper Edger. Fold in middle and secure to roof.
Punch several squares from black cardstock using Fiskars large “Block party” Squeeze Punch and cut them into fourths. Arrange and attach as windows along sides of the cartons and highlight with white pen. Use Heidi Grace Halloween Journal Mounts as doors for your houses, cutting them in half and adhering to house fronts. (Mat some of them on black cardstock and trim with Fiskars Scallop Paper Edgers before adhering.)
Punch several ghost shapes using Fiskars extra large Comma, Comma Chameleon Squeeze Punch, draw eyes with black pen and attach to sides of houses.
Glue Heidi Grace Glitter Fabric Accents (Bats) to the peaks of some houses and to others attach some Li’l Davis “Spooky” Halloween Chipboard Shapes. (You can insert the large bat shape into the roof by cutting a small slit in the roof using Fiskars Finger-Tip Craft Knife and inserting the bottom tip of the bat into the slit, reinforce with a little clear drying liquid glue.)
Use the Cloud9 Halloween Fun Puffy Alpha Stickers and Heidi Grace Halloween Punchboard Add-Ons to create the signage on the “Howl-A-Day Inn”.
Punch flower from black cardstock using the Extra Large Oopsie Daisy Squeeze Punch, remove one petal then remove the opposite petal. Fold remaining 6 petals downwards to create the spider’s legs. Attach very small pompoms for the eyes and then accent them with black pen.
Stamp pumpkins using Heidi Grace Clear Halloween Stamps and black ink on orange cardstock. Cut out and highlight with white pen. Mount a narrow L-shaped strip of cardstock on the back of each pumpkin as a brace to keep them standing upright.
Li’l Davis “Spooky” Collection - Papers, Chipboard Shapes
Cloud9 “Halloween Fun” Collection - Puffy Alpha Stickers,
Heidi Grace “Halloween” Collection - Clear Stamps, Journal Mounts, Punchboard Add-Ons, Glitter Fabric Accents & Papers,
Fiskars Finger Tip Craft Knife
Fiskars Personal Trimmer
Fiskars Tape Runner
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
Fiskars Extra Large “Oopsie Daisy” Squeeze Punch
Fiskars Large “Block Party” Squeeze Punch
Fiskars extra large Comma, Comma Chameleon Squeeze Punch
Fiskars Scalloped Paper Edgers
Other: black & orange cardstock, white gel and black sharpie pens, clean empty waxed-cardboard milk cartons, black paint, foam brush, sand paper, small pompoms, clear drying liquid glue