Yippie, the new Holiday Mini starts tomorrow and this is just one of the super fun items in it! My regular stamp club met this past Friday and this is one of the projects we did to kick off this mini catalogue that is full of over 40 pages of awesome new products and inspiration. How fun is it to not only give a cute card but fill it with candy too?! And of course Skittles would be the candy of choice for this crafter. I was totally inspired to do a holloween project by the awesome challenge and ideas on The Pals Paper Arts blog.
The card starts with a 4x4 base in Pumpkin Pie and was randomly stamped in Versa mark with the words "Happy Holloween" from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I then took a 3x3 square of patterned paper from the Razzleberry Lemonade pack of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and stamped the Holloween image from the Sweet Centers Stamp Set (so many options with this one as there are images for all occasions) using Basic Black Craft ink and then heat embossed it with Clear Embossing powder. The center was then punched out with the 1 3/8 then 1 3/4 Circle Punches. I also punched out a 1 3/4 Circle in Green Galore cardstock. Everything from Stampin' Up! coordinates so well that I had to have my candy match too lol!
The tricky part was figuring out how I could adhere the Treat Cups with out the person receiving the card having to rip through layers of card stock and distroy the whole project-hmmmmm? I have seen some really neat ideas by some very clever crafters that have created sliding strips of paper and "doors" that open; I on the other hand needed something quick, easy and practical to demonstrate. So open came one of my favourite tools-the Cutter Kit. This is a must have item with so many tools on the chain; from cutting to scoring to destressing, it does it all! I used the Perferating tool to mark an "X" in the center of the punched out hole from the main image. I did this by taking my piece of DSP that was stamped on and lining up where I wanted it on the card(not adhering it yet) then marked the "X" in the center. Clear as mud?! I then remove the DSP and lined up my filled cup as best I could so the "x" was centered and adhered it. These super cute Sweet Treat Cups come in packs of 12 and already have adhesive on them-you just peel and stick. Next the Dsp was attached with the cup poking out of the center. I then took my 1 3/8 Circle that was punched out and stuck it to the Glorious Green Circle and tied a bow with Basic Black 1/4 Grosgrain Ribbon attacing it with a Mini Glue Dot right above the cute little spider.
For the inside I took the little ring that was created from punching with both Circles and used it to highlight the spot where the candy can easily be accessed. Going with the coordinating theme YoYo Yellow went perfectly with the yellow Skittles and I then stamped a Jack o Lantern face again with Basic Black Craft ink and heat embossed.
So that's it; my Halloween Treat card and also my challenge card for the PPA challenge this week. I absolutely love this blog as it is set up by a team of other SU! Demonstrators and has different challenges each week- you should definately check it out if you looking to get your Mojo going!
Have a great day!
Stamps: Sweet Centers, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Autumn Harvest Paper: Razzlebery Lemonade DSP, Pumpkin Pie, YoYo Yellow, Glorious Green Ink: Basic Black Craft, Versa Mark Accessories: Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Sweet Treat Cups, 1 3/8 and 1 3/4 Circle Punches, Cutter Kit and of course CANDY!