Okay, I’m pretty darn proud of these little test tube mummies. Aren’t they cute?!
I was working on some fun ideas for my kids’ Halloween treats and discovered that the Treat Tubes in the 2017 Holiday Catalog can stand on their own when upside-down on the cork. I wrapped each one in Jute Twine (also available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog). And after tying the ends together to secure the twine, the idea came to me that these needed to become mummies.
I stamped some images from the Spooky Cat stamp set:
- Owl eyes image with Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock
- Sentiments with Tuxedo Black ink onto Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist & Crushed Curry cardstock
I tore the bottom edges of the sentiment pieces and sponges the edges with the black ink. I used coordinating markers to color around the eyes. And then I hand cut the eyes and stuck them on with Glue Dots.
The Glue Dots held the eyes well, so I used that same adhesive on the knot of the twine. I attached the stamped sentiment piece there and then attached the ends of the twine with Glue Dots to the sides of this piece to make it look like hands holding a sign.
I then painted Wink of Stella onto the sign and the eyes to give them a little sparkle.
They were super easy to make. And really you can use any color for the signs and eyes. It will probably look best if the colors coordinate with the candy you put in the tubes.
A GREAT Reason to Get the Starter Kit Now
Stampin’ Up!® announced the return of alcohol-based markers!! Us lucky demonstrators (and anyone who gets the Starter Kit) can purchase these early between October 1st and the 15th! The release to everyone else will be in the near future (before 2017 ends), but the date hasn’t been determined yet. Click here to learn more about getting the Starter Kit and joining my community of stampers.
Buy 3, Get 1 Free on Select Designer Paper Packs
AND…During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper are part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click here for that flyer. (Oh! The stamp sets that are 15% off on the World Card-Making Day flyer coordinate with paper packs that are part of this Buy 3, Get 1 Free special. How cool is that?!)