Here we go again! I hope you have been inspired by what you've seen thus far during this month's RemARKable Blog Tour.
I have been collecting crystal light containers for at least 4 years. In the process of moving my stamp space, I decided that if I couldn't think of a use for them, they were getting tossed.
Then one morning, I was still half asleep and was just thinking how I hated to get rid of them and then I got a EUREKA moment:
I could decorate them and put treats in them, hand out to the kiddos on "Trick or Treat" night and include a little flyer with my contact info and class schedule!!!
I had decided that I would create my own designer paper (I forgot to add the cute "Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper" on my last order!!).
I used all the stamps from the "Ghoulish Grunge" set. (I'd like to add that this set can be used for more than Halloween! Great texture images)
I randomly stamped the 12 x 12 Whisper White paper using Basic Black, Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie ink.
I figured I needed a strip 8 1/2 inches long to go around the container. This allowed for a 1/2 inch overlap.
I cut the 12 x 12 at 8 1/2 inches and then turned it and cut strips 1 3/4 inches wide. I didn't do the math to see if it was more cost effective to just use the 8 1/2" x 11" to start with. I have a whole lot more to do for October 27th!.
Then I cut strips of basic black at 8 1/2" x 2" and 8 1/2" x 1/2" strips of the fabulous Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
Using Fast Fuse, I began wrapping the containers with the strips of Basic Black first, then the strips of the stamped Whisper White paper, and then the strip of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
Note: Because I was wrapping around a round service, I couldn't assemble all the strips first and then wrap them around the container because the layers would fight with each other.
Once I was all done with wrapping the containers, I stamped the images that would be added where the overlap was.
For this I used the Cookie Cutter punch and the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set. Oh. So. Cute.
Here is what my first batch looks like! That's only 8, I have about 60 more to make. Yes, I have that many Crystal Light containers!!
Thanks for looking!
For the next amazing project, see Arden Dougan at: http://stampinarden.blogspot.com/2016/09/remarkables-blog-tour-september.html
Nancy Amato -http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2016/09/fall-is-almost-here-remarkably-created.html
Missy Bolinger -http://creativeblessingsbymissy.blogspot.com/2016/09/remarkable-blog-tour-halloween.html
Connie Deibler - http://tinyurl.com/h6ofsyg
Arden Dougan - http://stampinarden.blogspot.com/2016/09/remarkables-blog-tour-september.html
Tracie Langley - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/remarkable_stampers_september_blog_tour
Deb Lehigh - http://thestampinhut.typepad.com/the_stampin_hut/2016/09/remarkables-blog-hop-halloween.html
Anne Matasci - http://wp.me/pCcBw-2ch
Heather Mathieson - https://inkyladybug.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/spooky-september-remarkable-blog-tour
Michele Reynolds -
Pam Staples - http://wp.me/p3p2VA-1Ad
Janet Wakeland - http://wp.me/pHIQD-asW
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