Wednesday, October 03, 2012

13 Weeks of Halloween - FREE Tutorial!

Good Morning, Stampers!

We are into October! Just a few more weeks until Halloween! Do you know what that means? I have a few more weeks of Halloween projects to share with you on the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop!!

This week's project calls for another recycled household item - a toilet paper roll! I love using these because the cardboard is pretty strong and durable. Strong enough to hold things like candy!


1. Cut the toilet paper roll to 3 1/2" wide. 
2. Cover the roll with Designer Halloween paper using Multi-purpose Liquid glue..

3. Staple one end closed.

4. Punch a hole on each side about 1/2" down from the top.

5. Run a piece of 12" ribbon thru each hole and secure with a knot on the inside of the tube.

6. Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the frame embossing folder. Cut around the outside of the frame as well as the inside of the frame.

7. Cut a strip of DSP measuring 1/2" x 2 1/2". Fold in half and adhere around the lower left corner of the frame.

8. Repeat the above step using a strip of DSP measuring 1/4" x 2".

9. Adhere the frame to the front of the tube using Stampin' Dimensionals.

10. Stamp (2) ghost images - one in Basic Black and one in Lucky Limeade. Cut the black image on the outside of the label. Cut the Limeade image on the inside line. Adhere the Limeade on top of the black image using Stampin' Dimensionals. Adhere to the tube with Stampin' Dimensionals.

11. Punch a 1" circle from Lucky Limeade cardstock and adhere to the tube with Stampin' Dimensonals.

12. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punch with a 3/4" circle punch. 

13. Color the pumpkin with Tangerine Tango ink.

14. Adhere the sentiment to the Limeade circle using a Stampin' Dimensional. 

15. Fill the tube with candy and treats!


Stamps: Mixed Melody Exclusive Hostess set, Tricky Treats
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Frame embossing folder, Basic Black/Basic Gray Ribbon, 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, hole punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Be sure to visit the blog hop to see all of the fantastic Halloween projects for this week!

Happy Stampin'!


Terry said...

Really cute! And I just recycled a toilet paper roll yesterday. I love how you used the frame to attach the ghost, banners and circle. Really cute! Thanks for adding it to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop.



ebeth9267 said...

This is so cute and clever! I am going to save a few tp rolls. Thank you for including the tutorial. Smiles, Elizabeth

shannon angel said...

Very Cute! I've been saving Toilet Paper Rolls so I could try something like this. (my mom will have fits when she reads that! lol) Thanks for sharing. :)