Sep 21 2010

Fang-tastic Countdown to Halloween

It's my turn again to show you one of the projects I made for Create with Connie and Mary's Preview Week 2…this week we are featuring the stamp set Fang-tastic, single stamp Midnight Raven and Spooky Nights Decor Elements.  I have a FREE STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL over on Create with Connie and Mary for you to print and and use to make this Countdown to Halloween project! 


AND…it is MY turn to give away BLOG CANDY!  Yes, if you entered last Tuesday, you are welcome to leave a comment here again for a chance to win!  (I got my Tuesday's mixed up!  lol!)  But…I'll also honor those that did leave a comment last week…it was good hearing from you anyway!  But…I'd love to hear if you like THIS project!  Everyone will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE subscription to Create with Connie and Mary.  But…don't worry…if you've already signed up, we will refund your fee!




OK…I must admit that I really was jumping up and down when I finished this project.  It turned out exactly like I had pictured in my head!  It all came from seeing a package of gum laying on my desk.  Of course, at that time I didn't have the stamp set, Fang-tastic, in my possession yet.  But…I thought the little witch and dracula were just TOO cute for this Countdown to Halloween treat!  But…what is inside?  Not more candy…no…how about…sugarless gum!  I used Eclipse brand…but any one that has 12 on each package would work.  It gives you a 24 day countdown when you use two packages…or just use one pocket and package for a 12 day countdown!



Isn't it cute???  I love how it turned out.  I won't go into details here.  The supply list and directions are over on the FREE TUTORIAL on Create with Connie and Mary!  Make sure to sign up while you are there!  Remember, we are having an Early Bird Subscription Savings of $5 off the regular price of $39.95, so you can JOIN US now for $34.95 but only until Saturday, September 25 @ 11:55 PM ET.

65 People have left comments on this post

Sep 22, 2010 - 02:09:31
Sheryl said:

What a cute project!  I never would have thought to use packs of gum for a countdown calender.  Thanks for sharing.

Sep 22, 2010 - 05:09:15
Akwaba said:

Waouh! Fang-tastic!! 😉
Even if in France Halloween is not so popular, I always make some projects each year, and I really think that this one will be THE ONE.
Tks so much.

Sep 22, 2010 - 07:09:11
Kris Sobolik said:

I love this idea and will definitly be making a few of these, thanks for sharing!

Sep 22, 2010 - 07:09:40
Ilene B. said:

Cute! Cute! Cute!  Would also be a great idea for Christmas!  Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Sep 22, 2010 - 09:09:23
Robbie said:

Cute idea.  Thanks for the free tutorial.  Going to check it out now.

Sep 22, 2010 - 03:09:11
Patrice H said:

What a darling idea I love the countdown gum idea Great job as usual!!!

Sep 22, 2010 - 05:09:53
Sherry said:

What A great blog candy.  You are on my list of favorites.

Sep 22, 2010 - 05:09:00
peggy bell said:

So cute I love it . Willbe easy to use for any holiday. Thanks for sharing.  Dianne Bell

Sep 22, 2010 - 06:09:09
Faye said:

Another cute project that I'd love to recreate for my grandson's third grade class!  Wouldn't they be impressed.  You are so creative!

Sep 22, 2010 - 07:09:37
Donna said:

What a super cute idea.  I love it.  A great way to countdown to the holidays, especially for those with larger families.

Sep 22, 2010 - 09:09:00
Chris R. from Iowa said:

Great idea and I am not a big Halloween person!  I have friends who would love it for a birthday count down.  Thanks so much for the tutorial.  Love the idea of "fangtastic" and the use of the gum!  😉

Sep 22, 2010 - 10:09:06
Catherine said:

This is so great!  I love the whole concept and it could easily be adapted for other holidays.  Thanks for sharing this wonderful project and for the chance to win some blog candy!

Sep 23, 2010 - 12:09:34
Sheri L said:

OMG..too darn CUTE!!! Love your project. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Sep 23, 2010 - 05:09:07
bettina said:

this is so great. i will absolutly make one or many thanks for the tut. hugs bettina

Sep 8, 2011 - 08:09:52

These cards  are adorable ,your coloring is fantastic!