I am thrilled to be a guest designer for the first ever Helmar Halloween Howler Hop (say that 4 times really fast (whilst eating some Brachs candy corn) and you'll be good to go for the rest of the week)!
This past week at The Little Blue House, the ScrapStasher's project was iris folding! I was completely smitten with the project and knew I would have to find a way to incorporate this utterly neat paper folding technique into today's tutorial (and since I'm pretty good friends with Lolly, I made it happen)!!
Let's hop right into the propject shall we?!?!?!?!
mmmm.... toasted Styrofoam pumpkin seeds...
sooo good. sooo chewy.
(just fyi... slicing the pumpkin in half is easy.... it took almost no real muscles at all.... just craft muscles)
(which are almost like real muscles but so unlike real muscles that you can't really call them muscles)
Oh and I have just a teeny tiny little warning to share with you guys...
...if you get a pumpkin covered with glitter like this...
.cause you'll have glitter in your house for the next 100 years.
(doesn't that sound like funsies?!?!?!)
I traced along the outside of the pumpkin onto a piece of black patterned paper.
(this paper is by Basic Grey and is older than me... which is seriously OLD folks)
Old Folks Sidebar: someone told me last week that 40 is the new 30!
(I'm gonna hang on to that one for the next decade and see how far that takes me)
(I should be 38 by then.... and then maybe 40 will be the new 20???)
Aren't you guys proud of me?!?!?!?!
(I wanted to cut out 600 strips but I was trying to be good)!
.I know what you're thinking.
(she's sending us someplace else to learn how to do this... for reals?!?!?!)
It's easy as pie but yet too complicated to show you in a photo tutorial!
...but it's easy...
(eat some pie and you'll see what I mean)
You really don't need a pattern unless you are looking for a very specific color scheme..
Just play with some plain paper over an open space and you will soon get the hang of how this all works!
I used black Zap Dots!
Now for the best part...
Flip that fella over to reveal...
I just love this!
There is so much texture and layers and depth!
(it's completely fabulous)!!!!
I made a little fence using the Martha Stewart Fence punch found HERE.
I also popped that puppy up using ZAP Dots!
...and POOF! Easy as pie!
Don't you think so too????
Here is a little peep iof the fabulous Helmar products I used today!
The Helmar Amazing Adhesive Runner (that's what I call it anyway)
Premium Craft Glue (super quick drying and super sticky)
(psst... all of these products are available at The Little Blue House HERE!)
That's all she wrote....!!!
I'm the last blog in the hop, so if you missed the other girls click on the arrow below to start from the very beginning!!!
P.S. Big thanks to the wonderful people of Helmar for inviting me to be a part of this hop OH and the winner of the Plaid goodies from last week is Nitasha (congrats!!!)!!!
P.S.S.T. Make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win some fabulous Helmar goodies!!!