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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Welcome to the SVG Attic-Pink & Main Spook-tacular blog hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today!
At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and Pink & Main. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists!

You should be arriving from Cyndy's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is the project I created:

I am so excited to share my hop project with all of you. This was definitely a challenging one. However, so much fun and the end result...AWESOME!  I used the SVG file from SVG Attic called
JGW Christmas Express. I also used several awesome Halloween stamp sets from Pink & MainWitch HouseBest Witches, and Witch Brew. The two products together were so much fun to create with!

I decided to take this Christmas train and turn it into a Halloween train. Because SVG Attic has awesome step by step and color coded files, I was able to switch out colors with ease.


Here is the inspiration train


Complete Train -Flash Off

Complete Train -Flash On


Engine Side view            

Engine Front view        


Coal Car - Side/front view

Coal Car - Side view       

Caboose - Side view     

Caboose - Back view* 
*Please note that I discovered I made an error in putting together the base of the trains. In this picture it shows two black boxes on top of each other. This is because I did not glue one of the pieces properly. When done correctly you will see it should only be one base piece because the top fits over the bottom. This doesn't make much sense now, but once you start assembling it you will understand. 

You will need a strong, quick drying adhesive for this project. I highly recommend a strong tape runner or red-line tape also. Heavy card stock is a must!! TAKE YOUR TIME. There is a step-by-step tutorial that was so helpful in finishing this project. Such care and attention went into it and I could not have completed it without them. Give the cut file and stamps a try!

Now how about some blog hop prizes??

$20 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic


 Winner's choice of 2 stamp sets from
 Pink & Main


What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.  You can do so until midnight on Sunday, October 4th to be eligible for the prizes.
3.  If you do both of the above, check back at the SVG Attic blog and/or the Pink & Main blog for the winners on Tuesday, October 6th.  

We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG Attic and Pink & Main Facebook pages and give us a "Like"!

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Cyndy
Pamela (you are here)
Angeline (go here next!)
Mitsyana

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop!  Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more Halloween inspiration.  Comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

P.S. SVG Attic currently has all of their files on sale! Stop by their website at www.svgattic.com to purchase the SVG files used in this post at a great price.

60 comments:

  1. Your project is really a show stopper. I know this is a large and involved project, and your rendition as Halloween train is wonderful. So many places to embellish, and your touches are perfect. I especially like the skulls ring around the smoke stack on the engine. Perfection!

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  2. I love it when people use files that are meant for one thing and turn them into something totally different like what you did here! WOW! You really have great vision and I commend you for creating such an amazing project.

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  3. Fabulous! Such a clever idea. I love everything about this train! :)

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  4. this is super fun and cute love it

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  5. Great job - your Halloween train is amazing. Such detail.

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  6. Love the train so much, and the boxcars that hold the candy are adorable! :) I need this!!! You've got mad skills!

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  7. Nice adaption of the Christmas train to Halloween train. Never thought of that. Very cute!

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  8. Great project! Love how you show a different spin on the train

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  9. Never thought about a Halloween train. Very nice!!!!

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  10. Such a great Spooky train! So much detail that you will have fun displaying it all! Had to laugh at your confession as I have put together projects wrong before and hey-they work out just fine and turn out Unique!!! Great job!

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  11. This turned out awesome!! I love all the detail that you put into this!!! Looks fabulous!!

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  12. Love this idea! So many cute little details :)

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  13. My husband is a train enthusiast and when I showed it to him, he had a fit! Now of course he wants me to make him one...this is one of the cutest projects I have seen so far this Halloween Season. Just wonderful!


    Hugs,

    Chriss - Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou

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  14. What a cool and amazing idea to turn it into a Halloween train! Love it!!

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  15. Wowzers! That train is stunning. I can tell that took a lot of time but was worth it.

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  16. Wow...love all of the intricate details. Beautiful job on this!

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  17. This train is FANTASTIC!! LOVE all the details. WOW!

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  18. Love how detailed this train was made. You did such a Fantastic job on this!

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  19. Wow what a wonderful project, love it,

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  20. OMG!! Total CUTENESS!! Amazing job!
    New Follower.
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  21. This one got pinned. I love Jodi's train and now another way to use it. Great job!

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  22. Fabulous job on this adorable train set! Love the spooky colors and papers..Nice work!

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  23. OMG!!! My Godfather would love this......

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  24. Wow!!! this train is absolutely amazing!!!!

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  25. So coool. Best train ever. Love how you adopted it.

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  26. Spooky fab train. Love how you showed that this train can be used for something else besides Christmas.
    TTFN

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  27. OMG I would never have thought to do this! amazing job! Looks so fantastic! love all the details!

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  28. Great train.. I love all the tiny details.

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  29. Very creative. I'll bet it did take some time. Would be a great addition to a Halloween collection.

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  30. The basket is cute! Love the frog.

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  31. What a wonderful project! I love re-purposing things like this!

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  32. Oh I love the idea of the halloween train to add to my halloween decorations!

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  33. So cute. I love Halloween and fall! What a great idea the Halloween train is...Thanks for sharing!

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  34. LOVE LOVE LOVE this train... love the witch driving the train too!! Too stinkin cute!!

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  35. Wow! The train is awesome!! I love all the papers you used :)

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  36. This train is so amazing! Don't you just love using cut files for something other than what they were created for? So cute!

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