In a Stampin' Mood

I’m a little late posting these projects—I did most of them this weekend. However, I was missing the waffle paper (which I just received today!), so I wasn’t able to finish them up, and I couldn’t share until they were complete!

I didn’t originally intend to stamp this weekend. Sterling and I had the house to ourselves—a rare occurrence since the Browns have moved in with us for awhile. When we found out the weekend would be ours, we decided to spend the mornings doing our own thing (Sterling was going to go on horse rides and I was planning to work), and then spend the afternoons and evenings just enjoying being together.

Well, I woke up Saturday and just wasn’t in the working mood. So I headed into my stamp studio (still in my jammies), sat down, and started to stamp—simply for the fun of it! I stamped for hours! I had to pull myself away to eat something, get dressed and shower—and then I hit it again until Sterling was ready for our date! We did spend the afternoons and evenings together as planned (dinner, movies, fresh peaches and ice cream!), but I spent as much time as I could stamping over the weekend, and am thrilled with the result!

I made the tubes with 3x6 strips of our Designer Series paper, rolled up and adhered securely into a tube. Then I secured  the tube to an Extra Large Scallop circle, punched out of card stock.  I made my own glitter paper with Basic Black card stock, VersaMark ink, black glitter, and the Heat ‘n Stick; punching out the bats from this homemade paper was a breeze. The waffle paper is adhered along the inside of the top of the tube. The rest you should be able to figure out just by looking at the photo. . .

I have to give credit where credit is due—the idea was inspired by a demonstrator at a group meeting I attended last month. I tweaked it a bit (like we all do) and then made bunches—36 in all, 6 for me and 6 for each of the girls. They’re perfect for treat tubes. . . Halloween treats for neighbors, coworkers, or friends. And once you’ve eaten the goodies, you have a great little holiday decoration as well! I’m planning on hanging mine on my Halloween tree (which show when I get back!).