Remember the angry bird purse? – well, what about Halloween! These Halloween purses were inspired by projects created by Missi Roeber and featured in the September exclusive Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator magazine.
Each little purse has it’s own little personality and each started with the Big Shot and the Petite Purse Bigz Die.
Let’s start with Frankie! I started by die cutting the Petite Purse Die in Lucky Limeade. Then I used a white gel pen to trace the lid on the back side of black cardstock. Then I hand trim his hair with Paper Snips to fit over the lid.
The eyes were punched with circle punches and highlighted with white gel pen. I punched the nose from the corner of a square punch. Black Glimmer Brads were added for bolts and the mouth and stitching were hand drawn with a black Stampin’ Write Marker. The edges of the box and the nose were sponged with black ink.
Jacko the Jack-O-Lantern is Tangerine Tango embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder. When you use the embossing folder on the purse, you’ll need to run it through twice, once for the front and once for the back, lining up the stripes with the bottom fold line of the purse. After embossing, I sponged it with Tangerine Tango ink to bring out the stripes. The mouth was created with the Extra-Large Oval Punch, punching out the ‘teeth’ with paper snips. The eyes and nose were punched with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and trimmed to size.
Batko the Halloween bat was created with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the Extra Large Oval Punch and the ¾” & ½” circle punches or his eyes. To create his wings, I first punched two ovals and then punched small circles from the bottom edges. The wings are then adhered to the back of the purse.
This simple box is made with a half a sheet of paper measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. This box was embossed with the Spider Web Embossing Folder. To emboss the box you’ll need to emboss it twice, running it through the Big Shot once on each side before assembling the box.
There are several options for closing up the top; you can use ribbon or a topper. In this sample the top was folded in and secured with a Glimmer Brad, then the tag was hung from the brad.
Punches make quick work for tag creation!
This cute spider would look adorable with googlie eyes! And the adhesive backed googlie eyes available in the Holiday Catalog would make that quick to do, but in this case I colored his eyes with a So Saffron marker to add just a tinge of color.
RIBBON SPECIAL! Don’t forget to order during the month of September and receive FREE ribbon (value $8.95) for every $40 in product ordered. What does that mean? For example, if you purchase the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate you would earn a Free spool of ribbon. If you purchase the Big Shot, you’ll receive 2 spools of ribbon. If your total order is over $150 you would earn 3 spools of ribbon PLUS $25 in Stampin’ Rewards FREE product. Questions? Let me know.
This adorable trick or treat bag from Stampin’ Up! is made from many of the great products available in the Holiday Catalog. Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, Toxic Treats Stamp Set, and Basic Gray Striped Statin Ribbon are all available for a limited time.
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.