"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.
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.