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Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Poppers

The challenge in the Hanna Stamps forum on SCS is Trick or Treat, I made these Halloween Poppers that can be filled with treats. My image is Vampire Riley from from Hanna Stamps. I made them basically the same way you would make Christmas Poppers, but I cut them a little smaller. One of the reasons I did this is because I thought that a bunch of these on a platter would look like those peanut butter candies that are wrapped in the orange and black papers. My image was colored with Copic markers and then punched out with a Marvy scalloped oval. Due to the size of the popper, I didn't have enough room to add a backing piece of paper so I took a marker in the color that I wanted to use and then used the brush tip to go into the grooves of the scallops. The ribbon is from Wal-Mart.

To make these, I used a cardboard tube (paper towel or toilet paper roll) and I cut my tubes into 2 1/2 pieces. I measured out my papers to the length that would completely cover the tube and slightly overlap. For the width, I  measured 3 inches past the ends and cut there. As a general rule, I just kind of eyeball this step. If I am using longer tubes, such as a full size toilet paper tube, I will make the ends about half the length of the tube. You will need to add about 1/2 inch to what you have decided to make those sides, that much will be used when you bring in the sides to tie your bow. This does not work very well with card stock unless it is very thin, DP works better. I had bought some cheap card stock for this project and it is very thin and easy to work with. After adhering the covering, I gathered up one side and tied my ribbon. This is the point that you will fill your popper. After you have added your goodies and tie the other side closed. Then decorate them if you want and you are done. If my directions don't make sense or if you have any questions, feel free to email me and I will try to explain it a little better!

25 comments:

peggysue said...

Those are a neat idea. Do you put filling in the popper, like streamers, along with a little prize?

Gina said...

I have Kisses in mine, but you can make them any size and fill them with whatever will fit.

Angela S. said...

Gina, these are so cute and they do remind me for those peanut butter candies. I can't remember the name of them though...

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute!

Scrapping Julie said...

so cute gina, the first thing i thought of was the peanut butter halloween candy! i happen to love that candy!

Ellie said...

These are fantastic. Love the cute image too!

Silli said...

wow Gina, this is perfect! Love the colors... Thanks for playing! Happy weekend!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is so cool, Gina! I think I'll make a project like this with my girls. THanks!

Linda's Craziness said...

Very cute idea. I just may have to try this project. Thanks for sharing.

JazzyH said...

Those are so cute!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, these are terrific! TFS the instructions! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi Gina, Did you know that you won the S2G Twisted Thursday challenge you entered last week? You can see the post about your card on the S2G winner's page. Congratulations!

Vicki said...

Great job on these, Gina! Love the smaller size! Great color! Blessings to you!

Jennifer Scull said...

these are so cute! love that ribbon with them! they will look so great with those peanut butter kisses!

congrats on the S2G win!!! wooo hoooo! have fun picking out your new stamp!!! :)

Grace said...

Oh what a great idea Gina!!! I love this idea! My grand kids are going to be here for that weekend and perhaps a couple of these will make them feel like they got some treats for halloween too! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

Dell said...

These poppers are wonderful! Great idea for Halloween and any holiday.

Justine said...

These are adorable. Congratulations on winning last week's TWISTED THURSDAY sketch challenge. Can't wait to see what stamp you choose and what you will do with it. This week's challenge is up and we would love for you to play again

Elizabeth said...

Great project - love it!

TannyP said...

Fabulous treat idea - and such a cute image. Love these =)

Loretta Rodger said...

These are so adorable! I love the color combos!

Loretta Rodger said...

These are so adorable! I love the color combos!

Paige said...

TFS this fun Halloween treat idea!

Stephanie said...

Love these, Gina!! I've always wanted to make poppers, and you've inspired me to get to it :)

Kim said...

Oh I love these Halloween treats - too cute!

Paula said...

Very crafty and creative!