Sep 19 2016

Control Freaks Sept 2016 Happy Fall

It’s time for this month’s Tour de Freaks blog hop!  This month we are featuring Happy Fall Y’all…and that includes Halloween!  You’ve probably just come from Wendy Weixler’s fabulous blog…love her projects!  If you are arriving prior to September 20th, not all links may be working yet!


So, who doesn’t adore the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set?  I’ve done a series of different cards using these fun images on my blog!  Here’s the latest one!  I was at World Market over the weekend and they had tons of sugar skulls and decorations!  It put me in mind of the skeleton in Cookie Cutter Halloween.  Then this weekend someone else on Facebook I saw had the same idea!  Too funny.  But, here’s my rendition of a sugar skeleton using the fun Mini Treat Bag Thinlet and Cookie Cutter Halloween and Spooky Fun stamp sets.



Here it is opened up with a “card” inside.



Since I was babysitting my grandkids today, I didn’t know if I’d have time, but at the last minute, I decided to do a little coordinating treat holder.  I used two of the smaller sections of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet in order to get a skinny treat bag!  I also cut it down in size so it fit one of the smaller Hershey Mini Bars!


Here are the details:

  • The Mini Treat Bag base is cut from the plaid print in Halloween Night Designer Series Paper package and put together with Tear and Tape Adhesive.
  •   A 1-1/2 x 8-1/2 belly band of coordinating DSP is around around the bag.
  • A scallop circle is cut from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper with the Layering Circles Framelits and a Basic Black circle was cut to fit inside.  They are popped up on the front of the bag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The skeleton from Cookie Cutter Christmas was stamped with Memento Black Ink, the colored with Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizazz and Basic Black Markers, adding swirls and designs like the sugar skulls.  It was punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and adhered on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A bow tie was punched from Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and added to the neck with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • The greeting was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Crushed Curry and cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, then sponged around the edges with Pumpkin Pie and added to the scallop Basic Black circle on the front.
  • The bats were stamped directly on the DSP with Memento Black Ink.
  • Inside, the Pumpkin Pie cardstock had a 3/4 x 3-3/4 strip of DSP to the bottom, with a 1/4″ strip of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper added on top.
  • Happy Halloween from Spooky Fun was added with Memento Black Ink, and a second sugar skeleton was added to the bottom!
  • A smaller Basic Black circle was cut to use as the pull-up tab at the top.


OK…next up is Cindy Elam, I know you will LOVE her projects, then continue on around the tour until you complete the tour and are back here!  I’m sure you’ll get lots of great ideas from my fellow Control Freak Swappers!










8 People have left comments on this post

Sep 19, 2016 - 09:09:46
melissa davies said:

Those are the most adorable skeletons I have ever seen! Never know where you are gonna find inspiration! Love them!

Sep 19, 2016 - 09:09:07
Amy Koenders said:

Oh my goodness, how cute are those little bags! Perfect for Halloween. Great colors and design. 🙂

Sep 20, 2016 - 04:09:42
Debbie Henderson said:

I can’t believe you got these done while babysitting. Great job on both project. So cute!

Sep 20, 2016 - 09:09:55
Cynthia Ferenz said:

Too, too cute! Love the doodling on him. TFS!

Sep 20, 2016 - 10:09:52

These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sep 20, 2016 - 05:09:48
Cindy Elam said:

Sugar skeletons?! What a brilliant idea!!! These are so cute, I wish I had littles again, just so I could make them.

Sep 21, 2016 - 08:09:22
Heidi Baks said:

I love how you decorated the skeleton to be a Day of the Dead character – that is great!

Sep 29, 2016 - 08:09:36

This is so cute. You are tge only person beside myself to do this. I have one project in my blog if yiu want to see what I did. Yours is very cute!