Now, this is not a project for the perfectionist because vinyl really doesn't like going around curves nicely. Add in the vertical lines on the pumpkin and it gets really hard. So, if you like things to be absolutely perfect, do not do this project - you will drive yourself crazy!
Cricut Seasonal Cartridge Chic & Scary (retails around $24.99). These were easy to cut out using the blade at 3, pressure and speed also at 3. Because there were only a few areas that needed to have the vinyl removed (eyes on the owl, bits on the witch), it took no time to get the vinyl ready to adhere.
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Now, to adhere it. I used the Provocraft transfer tape to lift the vinyl off its backing and from there carefully manuevered the images onto the flattest sides of the pumpkins that I could find. For the owl, I ended up taking the transfer tape off, once I had most of the owl down since it was easier to lay him down and smooth the vinyl out as I went.
The cat was super tricky. Putting large vinyl images onto a rounded surface is tricky and the vinyl won't smooth down quite like you would like it. I considered not showing you guys this pumpkin, but figured, if you were going to try it yourself, you might as well know what the results could be.
Finally, I promised my taco bean soup recipe! I got this from a Weight Watchers meeting and 1 cup = 2 points (old system of points). It is delicious!
Taco Bean Soup:
1 lb. ground beef or turkey, browned
1 cup onion
2 cans Rotel tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cans black beans (or red beans, whatever you like)
1 can Mexicorn
1-2 cups of water (or more, if you prefer)
1 package of taco seasoning
1 package of Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix (powder form)
Put together in large soup pot. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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