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The Happy Halloween Twist Container is perfect for treating friends without tricks!! This is such a simple project made with a quarter sheet of paper. I decided to create a video to show you ‘in person’ how easy this is to make. A friend even made these as a wedding favor using the couple’s wedding colors.
I’ve recorded a tutorial to demonstrate this project as it is easier to ‘see’ the instructions than to read them. You can find the video tutorial here or http://youtu.be/EilIudZQsRc.
Start with a 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ piece of paper, in this case Whisper White card stock. Stamp your piece and add sticky strip to the back on three edges: both long edges and one short edge. Roll it up like a tp roll, then pinch the bottom, add your treats and then pinch the top at the opposite angle, which creates the twist.
The Happy Halloween sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped in White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The banner tag was cropped out with the Bitty Banner Framelits and a 1/2″ circle was added to attach twine and ribbon from tag to container.
Usually when I sit down to create a card or other project, I start with an idea of what it is I’m going to do. More often than not, as I stamp, the idea develops into something a little different than what I originally envisioned. Today’s card is no exception.
I had planned to watercolor mist the background and cut it out with a die cut, but I had not planned to use the rest of the misted card stock until I started working on it. Using a plain white exterior would have given a totally different look and I’m not sure which I would have liked better but this is what I went with. I do like the way the stem extends to the bottom of the card.
This background uses Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight markers, colored on the lid of the stamp case, then misted and applied to the Whisper White card stock. After creating the watercolored background, I stamped the flower in Rich Razzleberry and added highlights with Dazzling Diamonds glitter glue.
I die cut the center image with the 3rd framelit from Labels Collection and die cut the exterior with the 4th framelit centered in the middle. Then I adhered both onto Rich Razzleberry card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This card is very soothing and pleasant in person. The pictures give a little different vibe. I will stamp a ‘praying for you’ sentiment in the interior and send this off to a young woman that my daughters grew up with who was just last week diagnosed with a brain tumor and had surgery this past week. She’s a very talented young 2nd grade teacher and we pray for her health and a full recovery.
Today I was on local TV at noon to promote the Kentuckiana Family Research Conference that I’m chairing in September. What a fun experience! The cute interviewer was only 24 years old and was so very nice and professional. After the segment he offered to take us on a tour of the station. He really loves his work there and it showed in his enthusiastic tour, telling us all about some of the history of the station – it’s been in that building in Louisville for 65 years – and their recent updates.
Overall, it was a very pleasant day and I thought y’all would enjoy hearing about some of my work outside of crafting!
Project Recipe:Paper: Real Red #, Daffodil Delight #, Basic Black #, Whisper White #100730Die: Petite Purse Bigz Die #125606, 3-1/2″ Circle Die # 121811Punches: 3/4″ Circle #119873, 1/2″ Circle #119869, Cupcake Builder #121807, Large Oval #119855, Bird Builder #117191, 1″ Square 124094Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Sticky Strip #104294, Glue Dots #103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430Extra: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579