It's been over a week since I pulled out my Hall-o-Ween Treats stamp set and this little guy was getting claustrophobic packed away in his little case. Time to let him out for some Halloween fun!
These colorful little guys each hold a Caramel Apple Blow Pop. Yum. Yes, I tried one. Or maybe two. You can get 6 of these little treat holders from one sheet of 8.5 x 11 card stock so they are super economical and quick and easy to make. That is if you don't eat all the Blow pops first. Just sayin'.
We made these Friday night at my October Stamp camp and they were a huge hit! I found the Caramel Apple Blow pops in a 4-pack at my local Dollar Tree and in a Halloween size bag at Target. I will tell you though that the Dollar Tree pops are about twice the size of the bagged pops. I did use the larger pops for my prototype so if you do use the bagged pops you may have to adjust the dimensions just a bit.
Would you like the directions? I knew you would!
Cut strips of card stock 1 3/4" x 8 1/2"
Score at 1/2" * 3 1/2" * 5" * and 8".
Fold all score lines
Match the two ends together and punch a center hole through both layers.
Place a glue dot on the top of the lollipop
Layer one punched end over the other and poke pop stick up through both holes
Secure pop to base with Glue dot
Decorate as desired.
I used a small scrap of Fright Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the front panel that was cut at 1 5/8" x 2 7/8". My owl is stamped in Crushed Curry ink with hats of various colors. The googlie eyes are a must IMO. The hat is adhered to the owls ears and secured right to the stick of the pop with a tiny glue dot. You could make a To/From tag for the back if these were going to be massed produced for a classroom.
I hope you enjoyed my little treats and thanks for stoppin' by!
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? I was able to combine this weeks Mojo Monday sketch with yesterdays Hope You Can Cling To Challenge and I love the way it turned out! Yeah me!
The HYCCT1506 challenge was to use a trio of hearts and here is the Mojo Monday sketch that inspired my card:
I knew before I started working on my card that I wanted to replace the stars in the Mojo Monday sketch with hearts to fit the HYCCT challenge and I knew I wanted to use Melon Mambo and Black. The rest just came together, starting with the sentiment. I thought "Sending Good Thoughts Your Way" was a great positive message of support for someone facing cancer treatments and if you look closely you can see my printed Designer Paper hearts do the same. I love the largest heart with "hello beautiful" front and center.
Not finding any ribbon or twine in Melon Mambo that I liked I came across this retired pom-pom trim in my stash. I used red-line tape to mimic the shape of the chevron stripes to adhere the trim...LOVE IT! My card seemed a little heavy on the left hand side so the candy dots were added to help balance the weight on my card front. A little more of that inspirational DSP for my envelope liner and we are ready to mail!
Please let me know what you think and please stop on by the Splitcoast Gallery to view the other challenge cards! Thanks for stoppin' by!
The Hope You Can Cling To Challenge is still going strong over at SplitcoastStampers, I am still a few challenges behind but I am on vacation next week and hopefully I can get all caught up then! My card today is for the 5th challenge "Don't Color Between the Lines." Here are the guidelines for this challenge:
"Your challenge is to use an UNcolored line image on your card. If you want to accent a small part of the image with a color or sparkle, that's okay. You can stamp it on whatever paper you want in whatever ink you want, just don't color in your lines."
And here is my card for this challenge:
This was a lot harder than it looks! I so wanted to color in my images! They look naked to me. The guidelines did state that I could stamp on whatever I wanted so I did paper-piece the umbrella and parts of the poodle. I was very tempted to paper-piece their raincoats as well but I resisted the urge.
I do love the sentiment on this image, especially for this challenge. What a great way to let someone know that they do not have to face their cancer journey alone.
Please check out all the great inspiration in the Hope You Can Cling To galleries over at Splitcoast. The link is below and thanks for stoppin' by!
I did not get as much stamping time in this weekend as I had hoped so I am a few challenges behind schedule for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. I also have a Stamp Camp to prep this week so I will most likely get further behind before I get caught up, lol. I love the theme of the third challenge "I am a Warrior", here are the guidelines for this challenge:
"Whether you are the patient, caregiver or supporter of a patient, your warrior strength is called upon during this challenging journey. For this challenge, create something that shows strength or inspiration. You could use Native American inspiration, something camo to represent our military heroes, any symbols that invoke strength and fierceness.'
And here is my challenge card:
I love this sentiment from the Feels Good stamp set, in fact this image is the reason I purchased the set. I think it speaks to the fighting spirit of so many women I know and it fits this challenge beautifully.
I used three different patterns from the English Cottage Designer Series Paper which feature Blushing Bride and Mossy Meadow. I'm not sure I would have paired these two colors together had it not been for the DSP as my inspiration, but I am really liking the soft pale pink of the Blushing Bride together with the strong earthy green of Mossy Meadow. There is also just a touch of Rose Red thrown in for contrast.
I hope you will join us over at Splitcoast Stampers this month! Whether you participate in one challenge or all 40, we would love to have you! All the info on the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge is in the link below:
This weeks Mojo Monday sketch is a long and skinny card. Not my favorite but it is fun to step outside my comfort zone every now and then. Here is my card:
I used the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper for the background. The leaves and acorn are actually leftover pieces from my Witching Decor Hat project. There are so many parts and pieces leftover from this kit! (I will share the other projects later this week)
Here is the sketch that inspired my card:
Please keep reading for my latest Hope You Can Cling To Challenge card and thanks for stoppin' by!
Today's challenge was "Whatever the Weather"...make a card that represents your least favorite weather condition. I actually love the snow (especially since I now live in Florida!) but I was dying to play with my new snowflake edge die! Here is my card: