Thursday, October 20, 2016

GIU Girl for Unity Stamps - Day 4

I've been having so much fun this week as the Growing In Unity Girl and the fun continues with this little upcycled project that features the Halloween Chatter Sentiment Kit from Unity Stamps.  My son plays the saxophone in the high school marching band and one of the recent fundraisers was selling cookie dough.  You know where I'm going with this, don't you?  So, when I was making cookies this past weekend, I looked at that cookie dough tub and the old light bulb went off.  Why not gift some cookies in the original container instead of tossing it?  Not only are you giving a homemade food gift, but you're dressing it up as well and going the extra mile to tell that friend how special they are.

I originally planned to just cut my dimensions with my Cricut Explore, but since not everyone has a Cricut, I'm going old school with this.  My lid was right around 5" and I found the perfect container that fit the inner rim of my lid.  I traced the perfect circle with the base of my container.  Use a bowl, or plate.....whatever fits your dimensions.  By the way, I snagged this kraft paper last year on clearance at Target.  A 12 pk of 8"x 8" paper for .25.  Perfect!  This upcycled project is getting better and better!  I cut two strips that would equal the circumference around the bowl, as well.

I'm using two stamps from the kit, including the skull.  First, I stamped just with white, then inking again with white but tracing the outline with a black marker before stamping.  I loved the second image more, so that's the one I went with.  My inks that I'm using today are the Susan K Weckesser mini color pop inks from Colorbox, "Snow" and "Mystery".  

For my lid, I took my sentiment and stamped it over and over and over, staggering each line.  I chose just two words right in the center, to color in with a gel pen, but you could color in all the words if you so choose.  I kind of like that little pop of color, as is.

Because the circumference of the bowl is at a slant, I would recommend that you only use adhesive along the top inside edge of your stamped border and leave the bottom edge loose.  Otherwise, it will pucker in places.  Some festive washi tape and glitter tape finish off this fun little tub of Spooky fun.  I have to tell you, this is one of my favorite seasonal stamp sets.  I've used it too many times to count and absolutely it.  You will too!

Purchase Halloween Chatter, here.

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