A cute Frankenstein – really!

Our team, the Paper Dolls, will have a stand at the Ross Papercraft Show next Sunday and I’m busy preparing the Halloween samples for the display (we’ll also have plenty of traditional and modern Christmas samples for you too, in this long run up to the holidays). One of the sets that I’m featuring, is the Googly Ghouls. I just love how Stampin’ Up! have made some potentially frightening figures so fun  and well … cute!

Some crafters I know create one or two items for Halloween, just for their own kids or grandkids and I know that many more don’t create at all for Halloween. So, over the next 4-6 weeks I’m going to share plenty of Halloween ideas but for each one, I’ll follow up with a post showing how to turn the project into a Christmas themed idea. I’ll also have a few non-holiday cards and projects thrown into the mix too since birthdays, anniversaries etc don’t stop for the holidays Smile

I think that we’re quite lucky this year as we still have a month left to get hold of “last year’s” Halloween papers and yet can also buy the new papers in the Autumn Winter catalogue. Today I’ve used “old”.

The Candy Wrapper (120890) has been die cut from Basic Black card, covered with a band of Frightful Sight DSP (122351) and then with two narrow strips of an alternative paper from the same set.

This Frightful Sight DSP is on the retired list at 40% off, making it just £5.97! While stocks last!

Frankenstein from the Googly Ghouls set (W128060 or C128063) was stamped onto Whisper White card, his face, hands and legs coloured with a Lucky Limeade marker and then cut out. He was popped up on the Candy Wrapper with dimensionals and Googlies (127539) added for eyes.

The sentiment and the spider from the same set were stamped on Lucky Limeade card with Basic Black ink, punched out with the 1-1/4″ Square (119865), popped up on a Scallop Square (119884) punched from Basic Black card and then popped up on more dimensionals on the back of the Candy Wrapper.

Please stop by tomorrow to see how I converted this project to a Christmas Candy Wrapper.

Sara xx

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