Good morning ladies! I was playing with the Petal Cone Die this past weekend — I’m embarrassed to tell you that the wrapper was still on it, despite the fact that I’ve had it for a few months! I was working on a project for next week’s club classes (you’ll see that project next week) — and decided to make a little Halloween treat while I was playing. This is a super easy project that can ceratinly be adapted for any holiday or occasion.
If you look at the Polka Dots, you might notice that you haven’t seen a stamp like that…….or wonder what I did. Well, I remembered an “old” trick that I haven’t done in awhile. I took a brand new pencil with a perfect eraser, and used it as my stamp. Get it? Dip the eraser into Black StazOn ink and stamp it on your cardstock! Voila! Perfect polka dots for free — well, almsot!
I loved the look of the polka dots, but wanted to add a little more black. So, I cut out 2 “extra” half circles using black cardstock. I glued them onto 2 of the flaps and I really like how that turned out. I also sponged all of the folds with Basic Black ink. It sure added some depth and dimension.
The extra cardstock layer (black) on the flaps really helped the end stay together better, too. Even better!
The Happy Halloween Tag is from the Mini Catalog (page 38) and it is called “Festive and Fun”. There are 3 holidays in the stamp set — Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. I free-hand cut out the tag, added a 1 1/4″ circle at the top, punched a little hole, and added some ribbon. It is attached at the top with Dimensionals. I colored the letters with Blender Pens and stamp pads — Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, and Daffodil Delight.
I will not be featuring very many Halloween things, as this is not a big “focus” for me. However, I do enjoy making a few treats to send to the kids’ teachers, and I think this might be it! I love how it turned out and it holds a small amount of chocolate — something most teachers will love!!!!
Have a great day and I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun project!