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October 06, 2015

Pumpkins on Parade with Graphic 45!

  Rare Oddities Pumpkin Shadow Box, Rare Oddities, by Danielle Copley, produc by Graphic 45, photo 3

Who loves pumpkins? (we raise our hands) Who loves October? (we do too!) Today, we have two incredible paper pumpkins by our incredible designers Danielle Copley and Joanne Bain. You will be blown away by their talent!

First, Danielle uses the Art-C Groove Tool to make this perfect piece of Halloween home decor. We love how it lights up! What a perfect project.

"Rare Oddities is a fussy cutters dream Halloween collection! As soon as I saw some craft pumpkins in my local big box craft store, I knew how I wanted to combine the two to make THE perfect Halloween décor piece for my home! I carved out a large ‘window’ to reveal the hollow inside, used my Groove tool to sand the rough edges down, painted the inside black and went to town adding all sorts of fussy cut elements to create a spooky 3D scene inside my pumpkin! Since Halloween is best suited to celebrate in the dark of night, I added some lights to highlight areas inside the pumpkin. I had so much fun making this project and the best part of my pumpkin carving adventure is that this pumpkin can be enjoyed for many Halloweens to come!

Tip #1: Want something not so dark and spooky- try a festive orange or white craft pumpkin.

Tip #2: Love the look but overwhelmed with the space to fill? Start by choosing larger fussy cut elements to create the main scene and fill in the rest with finer fussy cuts; or, fill in using ready-made embellishments to save time." ~Danielle

Rare Oddities Pumpkin Shadow Box, Rare Oddities, by Danielle Copley, produc by Graphic 45, photo 3

Rare Oddities Pumpkin Shadow Box, Rare Oddities, by Danielle Copley, produc by Graphic 45, photo 3

Rare Oddities Pumpkin Shadow Box, Rare Oddities, by Danielle Copley, produc by Graphic 45, photo 3

Supply List

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 8x8:
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 12x12:
Rare Oddities
Brews & Potions
Ghostly Greetings
Cabinet of Curiosities
Charmed I’m Sure
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 6x6 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8x8: October Flourish
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12x12: An Eerie Tale
Art-C Groove Tool with sander attachment
Craft Pumpkin-black
Black Paint
Mini string of lights
Foam adhesive
Glossy Accents
String and metal tassel
Colorbox Ink in Photogenic

Now, isn't this Rare Oddities paper pumpkin by Joanne amazing? We love the bits and all the 3D dynamics of this great project. Just incredible!

"Getting into the spirit of Halloween I decided to create a paper pumpkin using the amazing Rare Oddities collection. I seriously love this collection and the papers have so many little details that call to be fussy cut and added to my project. My favourite image would have be the super cute skeleton." ~Joanne

Joanne-Bain_Rare-Oddities_Paper-Pumpkin_detail1Check out How to Create a Basic Paper Pumpkin by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.  

Joanne's Snapguide Tutorial





Supply List

Rare Oddities Collection - 4501156 Cardstock Stickers
4501151 6x6 Paper Pad
4501152 8x8 Paper Pad

Enter this great An Eerie Tale giveaway -it's perfect for all your Halloween DIYs! Enter today!

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Does this make you want to make some handmade pumpkins for your home? We know we want to try Joanne's great tutorial. So amazing!

Happy Pumpkin-ing,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


These projects are spooktacular! Love the Eerie Tale collection. Thank you for the chance to win!

Great pumpkin projects today! And I still LOVE working with An Eerie Tale! Such a pretty fall collection. 😊

Love these pumpkins...I see a pumpkin project in my future

I love G45 paper and Halloween is a special time for me.

Amazing pumpkin projects!

I like to make fall and halloween cards.
fun projects here on your blog.
stamping sue

Beautiful!!! Really love the way Danielle's lights up!!

Love the projects and loving that light up pumpkin! Amazing!

WOW!! Definitely need to get my hands on one of those craft pumpkins!! LOVE both of these amazing creations! TFS!

SPOOK - tacular Halloween projects. Love Danielle's dramatic appeal and Joanne's delightful pumpkin skeletal galore. The papercrafting spirit is with me, all I need is to tell my own Eerie Tale with your give away.

They are both so cool, I'm going to try both of them thanks for sharing

Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration. For fall DIY, I love anything with pumpkins and colorful fall leaves.

Lovely projects. I like making small containers to fill with candy.

Such great projects! I would love to have the Eerie Tale Prize

WOW, fabulous pumpkin projects! Eerie Tales is such a terrific collection for Halloween:)

Love that cute little pumpkin! Love Halloween all year round!

I usually make a wreath for the door.

OMG these pumpkins are amazing ! Danielle's is mouth dropping ... Rare Oddity at it's best !

I just love all the detail in both of these FaBOOlous HALLOWEEN Projects. They are really inspiring and make we want to start decorating. My oldest sons birthday is on HALLOWEEN so there is always so much to do. Between coming up with spooky food and decorating....My favorite thing is decorating the pumpkin! I would definitely like to give these ideas a try! Thank you for the SPOOKtacular ideas!

Halloween home decor as gifts for my friends I'll be making some of these pumpkins tonight.

OMG I can't get over the projects today. You were right about getting blown away. I really want to try the pumpkin. Thank you fro these projects today.

I love love Danielle's pumpkin. Where can I find more detailed instructions than were given for this?

The pumpkin paper craft projects (say that 3x fast- ha!) are just amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! My fave DIY fall project is creating indoor & outdoor displays. :-)

These pumpkin projects are beyond cool, and right up my Halloween alley! Eerie Tales is one of my all time favorites. Will be putting together a lighted pumpkin or haunted house with these ideas.

Love these projects! These have given me some great ideas for my Halloween decor...

Love the pumpkins. Thanks for a chance to win

My favorite DIY for Halloween is painting a paper mache pumpkin for a decoration that last year after year!

The design team just gets better and better. These projects are ultra cool!

Such awesome spooky projects.

Both pumpkin ideas are so clever. Love them!

I love this collection!!!!!! E fantastic project!!!!!! Love Them!

Love the pumpkins you've made. Might have to try one or two of them myself!

Love all the fall projects the design team is creating! thanks for a chance to win.

Stunning pieces of work.

This would be fun. Let's have some fun.

My favorite DIY for fall is Thanksgiving Place cards. The projects today are fab!

I just love this Graphic 45 collection! Such beautiful projects! I love Fall projects!

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