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October 26, 2012

Last Minute Jack-o-lanterns!

Hi all! This is Jeannie from NonnasScraps. I am so excited to be
visiting on Bugbytes today! Thanks for spending some time with me!

I was in the process of getting ready for Halloween and I realized that I really could use a few more decorations. Bring on the paper and the cutter! 


Make the Cut Software
Lettering Delights: Halloween Shapes and DB Jackopatterns
6 x 12" rectangle of black cardstock
6 x 12" rectangle of orange cardstock
Gold Stickles
Glue of choice
Battery operated tea light
fluted votive glass (reflects really well!)
  • Start with a basic square (MTC: Basic Shapes). Size to 2.5" sq.

  • Create an Inset shadow @ 0.295". Join the two shapes to create a frame.

  • Duplicate the frame for a total of 4. Set the distance to -0.1 (This allows for minimal overlap.)

  • Weld the shapes together.


  • Create a tab for closure (so that your sconce becomes a square shape). Begin with a basic square and size to .25 w x 2.5" H. 

  • Add to one end and overlap slightly. Align : bottom. Weld together.

  • Open a pumpkin shape. Size as indicated.
  • Load DB Jackopatterns into the MTC software. Select the glyph that is preferred and drag to mat. Size as indicated.

  • Position the "face" on the pumpkin. Select "join". Align : vertical.

  • Duplicate for a total of 5 faces. Move one to the side.

  • Position four "faces" on the four frames. Align all at the bottom of the strip--note the red arrows. Weld.


  • Select the single "face". Duplicate for a total of four.

  • Arrange on mat so that the four pumpkin faces (upper) will cut from the orange strip and the  lower strip cuts from black.
  • When the strip is cut score at the arrows (every 2.5"). The double arrow will be .25" from the cut edge. Fold on score lines.



  • Outline the orange pumpkin faces with Stickles. Take care that the pumpkin faces will align those on the black strip! When dry, glue in place on black strip.
  • Glue the tab to the inside. 
  • Add candle and enjoy!
A word of caution: paper is flammable. Use with caution!









3 comments :

Karons Krafty Korner said...

This is amazing - thanks for the tutorial. I really do need to get a Silhouette:-) I love this creation. TFS

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

That was a cool process making the votive - thanks for walking us through it ;)

Pam said...

This is a cool decoration for Halloween. Love your detailed instructions. TFS

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