Monday, September 5, 2011

A little Halloween surprise

I am not a big Halloweenie kind of a girl, but my kids always enjoyed it growing up, and I know that my stampers with kids and grandkids (like me!) will appreciate these projects. (Cue door bell ring as my three year old granddaughter drives her John Deere tractor over from their house which is in front of hours. Pause to text her daddy so he knows she came over here and doesn’t worry, lol.)

Next week for my Stampin’ Saturday club, we are making a couple of Sour Cream Containers (SCC) for Halloween. Now, the cool thing about these little containers is that you can get up to 6 from ONE piece of 12X12 Designer Series Paper (DSP), and they are SO easy to make!


The instructions are not hard to find on the web with tons of samples, but here is what I did to create these cute little critters:

o Cut DSP to 4X5.5 (6 per one piece of DSP – I used Frightful Sight 122351)

o Sticky strip (p 206) on two long sides and one short side

where to tape

o Peel sticky off short side and make it a tube.


o Peel sticky off one long side and squeeze that end/edge together to make one end of the SCC.


o Fill with wrapped candy and seal other end perpendicular to the first.


o Crimp ends with paper crimper (p 207) by inserting end into the wrong side of the crimper as far as it will go and then turning handle. You know it’s the wrong end because the little arrow I’m pointing to indicates the right end Smile


o Punch hole with 1/16” punch (p 212) and run White Baker’s Twine (p 194) through that and the punchart piece, tying a knot to hold it.


o Stamp sentiment, punch with Modern Label (p 209).

o Spritz with Color Spritzer Tool (p 203) and markers (p 202).

Some have asked how to get different sprays out of the spritzer – simple adjust how hard you squeeze along with the distance from the paper.



o Use dimensionals (p 206) to attach punched sentiment over string. (The ‘ghost’, of course, is the Owl builder punch with the ears cut off, and googlie eyes. The Spider is a circle with rhinestone eyes and lattice die legs)


Happy Labor Day!!!

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