CheekyMagpie

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scaredy cat

Do you remember those cardboard Halloween decorations from grade school? My teachers really enjoyed decorating the class room with them. I found some vintage ones at a garage sale some years ago. Most of them are German made from the 30′s – 60′s. Cool stuff. One of the decorations gave me this idea.

This is based on a pattern from hinged cat circa 1930′s. It’s three pieces: front with head, body, and legs with tail. I love that you can shape it so it’s arching it’s back, or straighten it out so it doesn’t look like it’s going to attack. (I prefer attack mode personally.)

I’m nearly out of Halloween paper, so I used some Basic Grey Granola for this scaredy cat. I want to make them in lots of different colors and even mix patterns, bling out the eyes, and have an all around spooky time making these. I think purple scaredy cats would be divine! And this could be a perfect kid project, too.

I create digital cutter files for you SCAL users and other cutter users. You will notice some very small nicks on the paper after cutting. This is where the brads or eyelets should go.

This is *probably* my last Halloween goodie for the year. I say that but I still have lots of ideas I didn’t get to work on. Now I’m gearing up for Christmas and all things merry.

Enjoy.

2 Comments

  1. Jody

    This is so cute. I hope you have something like this in your Christmas goodie bag!

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