Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Joanne Wardle Project #3 RIP It Open ....

"We get lots of trick-or-treaters in our village and I like to try to make something a little different for them, so tonights project will be the perfect "sweet treat".

As soon as I saw this Headstone stamp, I thought it would be good for making some kind of packet for little sweets.

I needed something quick, as the idea is that I could make a lot very quickly and using minimal materials.

The design I finally chose couldn't be simpler. One piece of A4 card and One piece of A4 Paper is enough to make 8. I used Hallowe'en Hot Pick03 and 04, Mini 72 along with Eggplant and Smoked Paprika Fresco Paints.

First stamp the headstone eight times on to white card and cut out (this is a good in-front-of-the-telly job)

To make the little packets, you could just use plain paper, but as I had some wonderful hallowe'en stamps, I thought I'd make my own decorative paper. I stamped a variety of images, a good tip here is to stamp the large images first and then fill in gaps with progressively smaller stamps.

Randomly brush on some Smoked Paprika and Eggplant paint.

Cut the paper into 10cmx7cm rectangles. Ink the long edges with Distress Ink (Black Soot).

Roll the papers and glue the short sides to make tubes.

Squeeze the bottom of the tube together and glue.

Fill with sweets then squeeze the top, in the opposite direction to the base, to form a triangular package.

Glue this to the back of the headstones.

Repeat to make lots!

To access the sweets, just RIP it open.

My first week seems to have just flown by. Join me next month when I will be back sharing more projects with you. I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge this week and share your creativity with us all.

Leandra Says: Perfect for those trick or treaters, they will be turning up in their droves at your door. Thanks for a brill 1st week.

Gillian Says: Such a cool idea, love the tombstone image. Thanks for a spookily great first week Joanne. Look forward to next month.


sam21ski said...

Fab quick n easy makes for those little trick or treaters!!

Sam xxx

Unknown said...

Reminds me of the old jublies! I don't do Halloween but great ideas! xxx

Helen said...

what fabulous little packets for trick or treaters - or any other party occasion, I love them! The splashes of colour are great.

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Unknown said...

What a fantastic party treat, for kids and big kids! Lol love it

Lin said...

What an excellent idea and like you say quick and easy!!! Kids will love them..(and the adults too)

Craftyfield said...

Love the idea of making your own decorative paper and those little packets are fun!

butterfly said...

Such cute packets... love the shape, and the Halloween stamps look great.
Alison x

massofhair said...

Enjoy making things like this, great idea Joanna. Fab project:-)

Karin said...

What a brilliant idea!

Cocofolies said...

I love this project, a great make to do several beautiful packets at one time! and it can be adapted to many different occasions !! thank you. Coco x

Miriam said...

Fabulous idea!! Loving these Halloween stamps!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Brilliant idea. Love the colours!

craftimamma said...

These are great Joanne. What a fab idea for any party let alone trick or treaters. You could use them for place names at the Christmas table with special chocolate in, oh yum! Having browsed the Halloween stamps on the PaperArtsy website I really want some of them but they are all wonderful images and I don't know which to choose, lol!

Lesley Xx

Kathi said...

Such fabulous little treat packets!

I love that you showed how to make 'em assembly-line fashion!

Very cool!

Baroque duJour said...

wow loads of great ideas, love them all. thanks

Miss Iowa said...

I bought my first bag of Halloween candy tonight. I'm sure it won't be my last and there isn't a trick or treater in sight. (lol)
FYI--in the U.S. your little treat holder is called a sour cream container, because some fast food restaurants offer sour cream in a container just like that (to put on baked potatoes, for example). I didn't know if you knew that.

Laura said...

How clever are you! Love the simplicity. Most of the best things are simple, The tutorial is fantastic and clear too! Hats off to you.

Deborah said...

Brilliant! And I love the play on words :-)

Rebecca said...

Happy craftin

Rebecca said...

Happy craftin

Julie Lee said...

Sorry, ran out of time to comment last night! What a great idea for those visiting vampires and witches! Really cute little packs! Julie Ann x

Sid said...

Fab idea, so well executed !

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow what a brilliant idea, they look awesome and the kids will love them :-) Kezzy xxx

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