Old Mr. Scarecrow & A Fun Prize

Hello My Friends,

Today is an extra happy day for me because I was so excited to be asked to be a guest designer for Die Cutting Divas.  The theme is "Fall Colors"  I decided to make this scarecrow from SVG Cuts Leaves are Falling Kit.

Isn't he a fine looking fellow?  He is basically all boxes.  His hat is a box, his head is a box, his arms are boxes, his body is a box and his legs are boxes.  SVG Cuts has wonderful videos that show you how to put together their products.  I love them.  But I do have a few tips of my own.  First, when I am using paper that doesn't have a design, I always use Bazzill textured paper; it has a right side and a wrong side.  This makes it easier to identify the right side of the pattern.  In the video you see these gals putting these projects together really fast; they do this for editing,  The glueing process takes time.  Slow down, take time for each piece to dry before you move on to the next piece.

Recipe for Old Mr. Scarecrow
SVG Cuts - Leaves Are Falling Kit
Paper - Bazzill textured paper for legs, head & straw
Hat  & leg band Graphic 45 Enchanted Garden (Happy Haunting)
Plaid Shirt  Basic Grey 
Happy Fall Banner Paper - Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells & K& Company Autumn
Leaf Brads - Stash
Heart Button & buttons -stash
Glue - Zip Dry

Challenges for Old Mr. Scarecrow
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2013/09/dlart-thankful-thursday-september-linky.html - Anything Goes
http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2013/09/cardz-tv-go-to-galz-challenge-35.html- Celebrate the Havest
http://www.lisasomerville.com/ - Welcome Fall
http://cameocreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2013/09/pattern-paper.html - Use Patterned Paper and Your Cameo Silhouette Machine
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party- Autumn & Fall

Now for a quick prize.  Today is my 36th Wedding Anniversary to the most wonderful guy in the world.  As you read this, I am sitting on a beach somewhere sipping Mai-Tai's.  So to celebrate, lets have a very quick (fit in an envelope) giveaway.    The rules are as alway 1.  You must be a follower of my blog to win.  2.  Leave a comment below.  3.  It would be really nice if you would go to http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/ and leave me a comment there too.  

I found this unopened bag when I was cleaning my craft room.  It has some really cute fall flowers, and brads in it.  So we will let Mr. Random.org pick a winner from the comments below and I will choose a winner on September 29th when I return from my honeymoon trip.

Hope you are all having a great week!



  1. Love the heart brad nd the crochet flower..thanks fof the chance to win..also i'm a new follower on both sites..

  2. Great scarecrow!! Congrats on your anniversary! Enjoy you vacation! Carri~Abusybee

  3. Love that scarecrow...
    Congrats on your anniversary...
    Cheers have a double on me, LOL!

  4. Oh Chriss, I love your scarecrow! Adorable.
    Hugs, Renee

  5. Chriss, first of all, congrats on the guest designer spot AND your anniversary!!! Fabulous on both! Have fun at the beach!

    Love this cute fall project! He's a doll!


  6. Happy Anniversary!!! I love your Old Mr. Scarecrow! Thanks for joining us as a Guest Designer at DCD!
    Sponsor Coordinator

  7. this is the cutest scarecrow ever. love it.

  8. Your scarecrow is darling! I love SVG Cuts' files! Have a fabulous anniversary vacation :)

  9. WOW Chriss, this is fantastic, such an original project, you can tell you put your heart and soul into Mr. Scarecrow :) Hugs Jane xxxx

  10. Wow and Wow!!! Love your awesome scarecrow and a huge Congrats on your celebration.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  11. This is just so adorable! I love it! Happy Anniversary! Great to have you as our Guest Diva this week at DCD!!

  12. congrats on your GDT spot and fantastic scarecrow love the patterns and colours great banner and embellishments
    Carol (osaat) x

  13. oops meant to say Happy Anniversart and enjoy your vacation
    Carol x

  14. Happy Anniversary!!
    This is AWESOME!! He is adorable!!
    On my way to DCD.
    Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  15. He is super super sweet and fun

  16. Oh wow, how cute is that scarecrow! What a terrific job you did with that, Chriss. Glad you could be our Guest Diva this week at DCD. Hope you're enjoying your "honeymoon." Happy 36 years!

  17. Happy Anniversary. Thanks for a chance to win.

  18. Your scarecrow is absolutely adorable! How fun that would be for a decoration in front of a fireplace or outside a door:) LOVE, LOVE!
    Sherrie K

  19. He's a cutie! Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn” Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  20. Congrats on your anniversary. How lucky are you sitting on the beach. Hope you have a good time and have a Mai-Tai for me :)

  21. Hi Chriss.Saw this already at Die Cutting Divas :)He really is fantastic!Love him.
    Hope you had a great day celebrating your Anniversary.
    Lisa x

  22. This is amazing Chriss!!! Wow-za.

    ~ Crystal

  23. This is super!! Did you get my e-mail?
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  24. What a darling scarecrow!! Really love the papers! Have a lovely Anniversary time! HUGS :)

  25. How adorable! Fab use of the SVG Kit! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  26. I love your Haooy Scarecrow chriss and am amazed to realise that he is made up of all those handmade boxes. I notice how you make so many of your special creation for other people but I think you need to be the one to have the pleasure of all your talent and keep Mr scarecrow for yourself. I'll look out for him spreading his happiness through your craft room when you show us the after effects of a couple of projects on your now tidy craft room. Love Ingrid xx

  27. WOW, this is impressive!!! Thanks for linking up to Every Day is an Occasion!! Smiles, Jill

  28. Hello my friend!! I've missed you!! I hope you are doing well!! I couldn't wait to stop by and see all the crafty goodness I missed while I was gone!! Oh my gosh, this is absolutely fabulous!! It is the cutest fall decoration I've seen!! You did an amazing job!!

    I hope you and your hubby had an amazing anniversary!! Hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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