October 14, 2017


My daughter, Sarah, and her little Enzo recently spent a few days with us. It was so great having them! Sarah, who is adamantly NOT a papercrafter, actually agreed to do a few fall projects with me. 

One of our projects was a really scary Halloween garland. Digging out my Halloween cuties from last year, we went to work on our scariness. Sarah opted to use only the mummy stamp, and it took 30 mummies to make up her garland! She used the Cookie Cutter Builder punch (page 208) to punch out not only her mummies, but also my 18 figures. We both used Stampin' Write Markers in orange, purple and green to color the white edge left after the punching. 

I regret not having taken any photos of her cute mummy garland, but suffice it to say that it was a scary success. She punched two holes in the head of each mummy and strung them on black and orange baker's twine.

I, on the other hand, didn't get my garland completely finished while they were visiting. Mine was a bit more involved in that I used not only the mummy, but the vampire -- sans ears -- and the adorable skeleton. I also added something else. More on that . . .

Our truly spooky living room with the garland on display. Doesn't it just give you the creeps?

While Sarah was here, we went fall decor shopping and she discovered the glittery chain garland that we both purchased and put together. She was the first one to combine the chain and the scary garland when she did her decorating at their house. When I saw how great hers looked, I had to be a copycat and display mine together too.

Not that using three characters as opposed to Sarah's mummies made my garland more involved. No, what took a little more time on my part was that I punched out orange, green and purple tags on which my ghoulies could rest. A Stampin' Dimensional in the center of each one popped them up quite nicely.

Well, are you properly scared now?

I think this skeleton is so incredibly cute. Do you think we all look so cute inside?

Have you created any fresh decor for the upcoming Halloween celebrations? If so, share with us what you did!



  1. The garland is very cute! I'm sure you had a great time with your daughter working on your fall crafts!

  2. Visiting you from Handmade Monday. I love cute Halloween decorations, too!

  3. love it perfect for halloween and love that it is child friendly as well
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  4. Definitely no so scary, they are in fact adorable!
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

  5. What a fun garland, and I like the paper chain too! Thank you for sharing this wonderful Halloween inspiration with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a lovely weekend!

  6. Linda I'm absolutely terrified! These little characters are adorable and I'm so happy you shared them with us this week at Celebrate Your Story.

  7. Ha Ha, yes Linda, your living room is terrifying!
    I like fun and non scary halloween decoration ideas, it's nice to have options.

  8. Both garlands are really cute! I like them hanging together. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. The garland is the perfect accent for your fireplace! The little Halloween characters are so cute and it looks so good combined with the glittery garland. Thank you for sharing at Party in Your PJ's! Shared!