Monday, September 21, 2015

Haunted Vintage Trailer Carousel - Graphic 45 Guest Designer

 Happy Birthday to Me!!! I am OVER THE MOON excited to be Graphic 45 Guest Designer and how perfect since today is my birthday!!!
 I love Graphic 45 and all of their fabulous products.... SO when I seen the Rare Oddities Collection I was so inspired and knew I would be making my Halloween center piece from it!!!
I also knew I would be using Eileen Hull's Vintage Trailer Die!!!
 I want to make a Haunted Vintage Trailer Park but knew I had to have it contained in one piece, so I decided to make a carousel. I went to my local craft store and picked up a circle chipboard piece, two wreath chipboard pieces,  a Halloween Hat and a Clip Carousel Base. I was so excited when I got home and seen they fit together perfectly. (I did end up taking the top part of the carousel off as I began putting my project together.
 I began by first covering the circle and wreath with Rare Oddities pattern paper using  Xyron Glue Sticks.
 Add the the Clip Carousel bottom and base to the center of prepared piece.
 Tie lots of Orange, Purple and Black tulle around the metal carousel. (Wait to glue the witch hat into place, it easier to add the trailer and decorate the base.)
 I cut out 6 of Eileen Hull's Vintage Trailer Dies using mat board, repeating with pattern paper from the  Rare Oddities and Steampunk Spells Collection. I ran all the pattern paper die cuts through my Xyron Creative Station and covered the vintage trailer mat board pieces.
 Add borders to the trailers along with chipboard pieces that match the Rare Oddities or Steampunk Spells collections for the doors.
 Place plastic skull heads to the base for legs.
 Adhere fall foliage and berries throughout the piece.
 Place the decorated Vintage Trailers on spools that you have covered with pattern paper and wrapped with twine to form bows.
 Also... add twine around all the vintage trailers to give them a finished look.
 Don't forget to look closely at the gorgeous Rare Oddities and Steampunk Spell pattern paper because you will find lots of pieces that you can fussy cut out, layer and add to your project.
 I fussy cut pieces from the pattern papers to make my banners for my Haunted Trailer Park Carousel. 
Stamp a few of Stampendous Doddle Bats, fussy cut out and mat together with pop dots,
 place them on your carousel.
 Along with paper punched flowers and leaves that you can cut die cut from the pattern paper.
 Don't forget to add more of the twine bows here and there.
 Make sure to check out the Fall/Halloween sections at your local craft store, you will find some fun items to decorate your vintage trailers with.
 These fun plastic spiders are also a wonderful addition. 
 Add a few more of the die cut flowers and leaves to the hat to dress it up.
 Along with a pumpkin hot air balloon.
Add flowers, windows, or other fun things to the back of the vintage trailers. 
 Now to the top layer of the carousel.....
 Begin by covering the chipboard hat and chipboard wreath with pattern paper from the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities and Steampunk Spell Collections. 
Once covered hot glue over tulle on bottom layer of carousel.
 Begin adding the last two Vintage Trailers that you have decorated with pattern paper and embellishments.
 I found this small Halloween Pumpkin and added it to the top of one of trailers, adding a fussy cut bat from the Rare Oddities border paper.
 Die cut a couple of Eileen Hull's 3D Blocks and decorate them to add to the top of the carousel. Make sure to fill the top one with some fabulous fall foliage and another one of Stampendous Doodle Bats.
 Add a pretty tulle bow to the hat and other fun Halloween embellishments.
I love how you can always combine Graphic 45 collections together and they look amazing.
 Make sure to cut up the skeleton into pieces and add them all around your carousel...I love how it just makes it look so haunted.
 Finish your Haunted Vintage Trailer Carousel by adding a fence around the top and bottom of your piece.
and some fabulous metals to the top.
 I hope you enjoyed my Haunted Vintage Trailer Carousel as much as I have while I made it. It was so fun to see it come to life. Thank you so much for stopping by today to share in my guest spot with Graphic 45, until next time.  Hugs Pammejo


  1. This is so fabulous!!!!! I love it. Halloween is such an awesome time of year.

  2. Pam as always your work is so stunning! There is so many little details it is also too hard for the eye to take it in. Wonderfully done!

  3. This is "outta the park" FABULOUS!

  4. Amazing Pam! Congrats on your guest designer spot with G45.

  5. I cannot fathom the work that must have gone into this project. G45 must be over the moon and on to Jupiter over this! Every little, tiny detail is perfect. Those trailers are so cute I cannot stand it! Well done, my friend. Well done indeed! And happy birthday!!!!!

  6. Oh, my goodness! This has me drooling! I just have to make some sort of version of this and have to get that stinking cute trailer die! Bring on more projects with that die!

  7. Ditto Gloria's remarks, this is outrageously creative!. I keep looking and looking because I find something else I didn't see before. You are truly knocking the socks off of these Graphic 45 papers. Fantastic creation!

  8. Just had to pop over and congratulate you, Pammiejo! This creation is so wonderfully whimsical and fun. It's like looking at a page from an I Spy book...always something new to see or discover. So happy for you!