Monday, September 19, 2016

Control Freaks Blog Tour: Cookie Cutter Halloween Projects

Whether you came from Melissa Davies' blog or you are just joining the fun, you're in for a treat! Make sure to hop all the way through the tour to check out what we've created. This month's theme is "Happy Fall, Y'all!".

Tonight I have two projects to share with you using the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set (#142255). I don't usually buy Halloween stamp sets, but this set was just too irresistible with the coordinating punch. You can purchase the Cookie Cutter punch by itself or get it bundled with the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set for even more cookie critter fun!
Cookie Cutter Halloween, #142255
The first project is a card that I designed for a workshop earlier this month. I hate coloring, but it was easy to add color to the scarecrow with the Stampin' Write markers. I used Delightful Dijon (hay, hat), Cajun Craze (nose, patches), Sahara Sand (jacket), Marina Mist (pants), and Old Olive (hat).

Between the textured Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143537), the burlap, and the linen thread -- I'm feeling ready for a hay rack ride!

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween Fall Autumn Thank You Card #stampinup
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I absolutely love this little gift box. I pulled out the pattern years ago to make this box card. I'm working on a video tutorial, so make sure to come back later this week and I will share the measurements and details so you can duplicate this project at home.
Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween Gift Box Card with Shrinky Dink Earrings inside #stampinup
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The top of the box is a card that opens and the drawer pulls out to hold a small gift or treat. This box holds a pair of earrings that I made with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and shrinky dinks! It's super easy!
Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween Gift Box Card with Shrinky Dink Earrings inside #stampinup
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At our team meeting last month, Alison Stachera shared some tips to make these earrings after being inspired by a project she found on Pinterest. I love how easy they are and it just so happened that I had shrinky dink plastic in my craft stash! (I think I ordered the shrink plastic on Amazon, but it's also available at a craft store.)

  1. Stamp the image with Jet Black Staz-On ink. Allow the ink to dry before handling the plastic so you don't smear it.
  2. Use permanent markers or colored pencils to color the image if desired.
  3. Punch the shrink plastic with your punch or use scissors to trim around the image.
  4. If you are making earrings or a charm, be sure to punch a hole (I used 1/8" Hole Punch) BEFORE you shrink it.
  5. Use a Paper Piercing Tool through the hole to keep the plastic from moving around in a heat-safe container (I used an old baking pan) and heat it with the Heat Tool until it shrinks completely. (It will look like it's going to fold into a ball -- keep going! It will lay flat again!) You can also use an oven for this step.
Watch for my video tutorial later this week. I will step through this process as well as show you how to make the box card to put them in!

That's all I have for you today! Be sure to come back and visit me again for more project ideas using products from the new Holiday Catalog! For now, it's time to continue on with the tour and head over to see what Wendy Weixler has in store for you!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Thank You Card: Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, Thankful Thoughts stamp set, Early Espresso ink pad, Delightful Dijon marker & cardstock, Cajun Craze marker & cardstock, Old Olive marker & cardstock, Marina Mist marker, Sahara Sand marker & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Triple Banner Punch, Cookie Cutter Punch, Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Circles Framelits, Burlap Ribbon, Classy Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Halloween Box Card: Cookie cutter Halloween stamps set, Spooky Fun stamp set, Jet Black Staz-On Ink Pad, Whisper White cardstock, Pumpkin Pie ink & 12x12 cardstock, Basic Black cardsdtock, Halloween Nights Designer Paper, Classic Label Punch, Cookie Cutter Punch, 1-1/2" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch, 1/4" Hole Punch, Halloween Night Baker's Twine, Halloween Night Enamel Dots, Stampin' Trimmer, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Heat Tool 
Other: White Shrink Plastic, jewelry pliers, jump rings, fish hook earring bases


Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

Love the earrings and the box to hold them in. I have never used the shrink product before. What a great idea!

maggiec said...

Great projects! Looking forward to your video! Thanks

stampwithamyk said...

Love the clean design of your card, the colors are perfect for fall. And those earrings are so cute! Thanks for the details for creating them! :)

Janet Strain said...

Omggggg are you kidding me with these earrings?!?! Gaaaaah must buy shrinky-dink plastic on Amazon right now!!! Too cute; I'm in trouble b/c I can think of so many other stamp images I would turn into earrings...

Unknown said...

I love how you showcased my earring idea, Julie! I will eagerly await your video tutorial!

Susie Wood said...

SURE cute!!

Kelly Acheson said...

Well - aren't these stinkin' adorable??? Love your card and earrings!!!

Cindy said...

Love the cable knit texture behind the scarecrow, and how he's spotlighted in the circle! And the earringS! Thanks for the tip on the shrinky dink stuff. I've never used it before, but think I might have to order some and play with it!

Heidi Baks said...

A classic clean Julie card, and the jewelry box with the flip lid for a message - that is a great idea!!

Connie Babbert said...

Such fun the shrinky dink earrings...need to pull my stuff out again! And your scarecrow card is adorable!