Spooktacular – Day 2 & winner!

06 Oct

Welcome to day 2 of our 13 Day Spooktacular.

 

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The good folks over at Sizzix carry one of my all time favorite dies - Circle 3-D Ornament. It was originally created for making cute Christmas ornaments, but I love using it to make a  ”kissing ball” topiary for every occasion. Using this die takes the work out of cutting and folding each circle. Read on for detailed directions and for a chance to win another fun prize!

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1. Start by cutting 20 circles. I highly recommend using this die from Sizzix. It cuts and scores each piece for you! But if you don’t have one yet, you can also just cut out 2″ circles.

Score each circle so that you have a perfect triangle in the center. Be sure to score each piece  so that the flaps come to the front, creating a valley.

2. Glue 5 circles together to create one end as shown below. Repeat.

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3. Adhere the remaining circles into the center strip, and adhere the top and bottom to create a ball.

4. Stick the ball onto a wooden dowel and insert into a decorative container. (These were plain metal tins from Target’s “1 spot” that I embellished with stickers and rub ons from the same line.)

5.  To add even more festive flair, try hanging charms or adding stickers to your “kissing ball.”

GIVEAWAY ALERT AND WINNER!

Yesterday’s winner is. . .

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email me at acabrera@northridgemedia.net to claim your prize!

Didn’t win? No worries! Leave a comment for a chance to win a Kissing Ball kit with pre-cut circles, tin, and everything else you will need to create this fun project. The winner will also win a copy of our Holiday Book now available. It is packed with fun holiday ideas for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, including layouts, home decor, cards, mini albums, advent calendars, and more! 

And for a close look at the container along with some bonus tins, check out the gallery in our Scrapbook Trends facebook page.

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92 comments
Becky
Becky

What a great idea! TFS!

LarryXA
LarryXA

Thx, this has definitely made my day!

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shannon h
shannon h

i didn't know sizzix made a die like this. soo kewl to know. definitely have to get it now! love the topiary idea thanks:)

dolores weitzman
dolores weitzman

all of the scrapbook layouts are spectacular and spooktacular. i just love your scrapbook magazine and your mini album layouts are wonderful!!!!!

LESLEY BROWN
LESLEY BROWN

This topiary is soooo cute! I'm already thinking of the possibilities for other holidays. It would be great for centerpieces at baby/bridal showers too!

rhonda
rhonda

would love to win those books

Deirdre
Deirdre

Thank you soooo much for this website. I went into Hobby Lobby for the music and to look at the latest editions of most of the your books to try and figure out which one I wanted the mostest. The books inspire me so much. I tend to get bogged down in details. So I just really in zone on the neat ways embellishments are done and what they do to the finished project. I love NorthRidgeMedia group. Thanks for helping me cultivate my dormant creative side once again. It's just like being a kid again, like when your teacher gives you this huge sheet of newsprint and a box of brand new crayons. The possibilities are infinitely endless.

Carol VanCampen
Carol VanCampen

I have been out of town and just starting to read emails. I love this project. I had used this pattern for Christmas but WOW this is a very cleaver way to be able to use it at other holidays. It would be very special to insert photos from Halloweens past.

Alison
Alison

This is adorable!!!

It is definitely on my make-list this Halloween!~

Carey Rogers
Carey Rogers

WOW, I just found this and love it.

Carey

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Becky M
Becky M

Ana -

You never cease to amaze me! It's adorable!

Gayle Pitmon
Gayle Pitmon

I just love it! It looks like it would be great fun to make it.

Jamie K
Jamie K

Thanks for the great giveaways. This project would be perfect for our neighborhood "You've been BOO'ed!" knock and run treat. Thanks for the inspiration and fun prizes!!

Kerry A
Kerry A

What a fun Halloween Topiary...great idea!

Wendi
Wendi

Too cute! I definitely need to try making one.

laura j
laura j

Such a great idea! Love this project!

Vero
Vero

Love it! Shows that your crafts are only limited by your imagination!

KC
KC

SO stinkin cute!!

Sherry
Sherry

This is so cute and would be great for every occasion! Can't wait to try to make my own Halloween decorations!

Keesha
Keesha

Fab-u-lous!! I gotta check this out!!

Natalie
Natalie

What a great idea- to use the pattern for all the holidays!

Kari
Kari

So festive, so cute!

Selissa
Selissa

That is so cool! I definately need that! Thanks

Romaine
Romaine

This is so fun!! I may have to get one of these dies now! Thanks for the chance!

Leilani
Leilani

Love topiaries..i need some halloween decorations too!

Deborah
Deborah

I have the perfect place to put one of these. So adorable!!

Jingle
Jingle

This is such a cute idea! I love it in the little tin bucket!

Lynn R
Lynn R

I've made these for Christmas before but never really though about doing it for other holidays! Thanks for the idea!

Julie Weidner
Julie Weidner

That is super cute! I was just looking at that Sizzix die in the Stampin Up catalog and may just have to get it! Thanks for sharing!

tara thynne
tara thynne

That is such a super cute project!! I'll be scoping out the die now. Thanks for enabling me.

Deb L
Deb L

Cute project, adn I'd LOVE a die that scores all those cirlces!!

Sue Bone
Sue Bone

That die is a must have. Cute project.

Tina
Tina

What a wonderful idea.

Diane
Diane

I love to make cute projects like this one!

Veronica
Veronica

Lovely project idea! Great for home decor.

Susan
Susan

I'm always looking for a new and creative ways to decorate for each holiday, I could use the same idea for all the holidays and give them as gifts. Thanks for the great idea as always.

Donna VW
Donna VW

I love getting ideas on new ways to use the dies I already have. Cute idea!

Sharyn
Sharyn

This is such a cute project! I would love to make this! Thanks for always being so inspiring :)

MelanieJ
MelanieJ

What a fun project--and that die would make it so much easier! Thanks for sharing the idea :)

Miranda L.
Miranda L.

I so want to win this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mahlia Mielle
Mahlia Mielle

You never disappoint! This is so cute. I will have to make one for sure.

Chris S
Chris S

Great project - thanks for the chance

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