Sunday, October 6, 2013

SEVEN DAYS OF HALLOWEEN BLOG EVENT


 Welcome to Day 1 of  Seven Days Halloween Inspiration!  

EDITED TO PROVIDE HOW-TO DIRECTIONS
PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

This brilliant idea was 'conjured up' by the amazingly talented and energetic Donna Bowman  Add in an Inspiration Crew with talent that reaches to the moon and back, and I guarantee that the H'ween projects will be flying out of your craft rooms faster than the speed of light!

My first project is a sweet little Hand Sanitizer holder. These cute little bottles (yes, they are actually decorated for Halloween) came from Bath & Body and were only .79. One 12 x 12 sheet of paper will make 4 of these cards. They make a great and economical gift for teachers and co-workers and can be whipped up in no time at all.




Here is a side view of the Hand Sanitizer gift box.




Now, how cute is this wee Halloween hand sanitizer?



A view of the project laying flat before it is folded



Now grab a cup of coffee and a snack and settle in for some mojo motivating eye candy!

Rachel Kleinman = http://www.rwkrafts.com/
Ardyth Percy-Robb = http://ardythpr.blogspot.ca/
Susie Craft Happy = http://www.susiecrafthappy.com/


How about a giveaway?  Well, heck yeah! What is Halloween without treats?  How does as $20 gift certificate sound?  I will keep you in suspense until the end of the week as to where the lucky winner will be going shopping!

Simply leave me a comment on each of my Halloween project posts (one comment per day please). A winner will randomly be drawn on October 13th and will contacted by e-mail.

This post is being edited to provide the directions for making the gift holder:

1. Cut a piece of card stock 12" x 2 3/4" (see photo below)
2. Score at marks indicated by the ...... lines
3. Specifically at:  3 3/8; 4 3/8, 7 3/4, 8 3/4, and 11 1/8
4. Punch a circle(s) centered on the last panel - this will hold the lotion bottle.  Another option is to punch two smaller holes and use the gift card for lip balms or small tubes of hand cream
5. Decorate the panels
6. Refer to the photo above that offers a side view of the project



Happy crafting!

Card Details:  Cat & fence - Silhouette
Tag: Stampin' Up Tiny Tag punch
"BOO" sentiment - no idea!!!
Paper - SU and CTMH
Sponged with SU inks

28 comments:

  1. Ah-ha ... enlightenment arrives! Welcome back, Geri ... soooo good to see your talent and creativity in action once again ... and what a project! This sweet gift box is adorable ... kitty is totally cute with his wee 'boo' tail tag ... and I love the beautifully blended background spongeing with the 'halo' of light. I'm in awe that not only did you come up with such an inspired and fun idea ... you found hand gel specially for use at Halloween too! A wonderful return, my friend, welcome back! Anita :)

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  2. This is what I'm talking about! Awesome project!! Love this idea and how you made it look so flipping easy :) love it Girl! :D

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  3. oh my word this is AMAZING... i love it

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  4. Yesterday, it was great to 'know' your were coming back; today, is even better because you ARE back - and with an absolutely brilliant, amazing project! How cute those little sanitizers are, but dressed in the 'spooky' finery you created, they become absolutely darling! Pretty and practical: you've worked your magic once again! Another round of happy dancing to celebrate your return, and accordingly warmed up...off to hop!! Hugs, c

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  5. This is so fun! The neighbour bought my daughter one of those! Great idea to decorate it!

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  6. This is sooo fun Geri! I love his little eyes! Adorable!

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  7. How cute is that! Love the sanitizer gift box with matching sanitizer. What a wonderful idea.

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  8. OMGosh! How cool is this? What a cute image too, love the eyes on that caat.

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  9. What a perfect way to jump back in! This is totally adorable!! Very cool idea - where did you come up with this???!!! Sweet kitty; love his green eyes, and wow, that moon and sky are fabby. You are amazing, girl. Bev

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  10. Now following you via email. Love your big eyed cat.

    isoscia at aol dot com

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  11. this is such a great gift! i am obsessed with those cute little pocket bacs, this is really cute
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  12. This is just TOO CUTE!! I love that cat on the fence in front of that amazing background!!

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  13. how cute is that! love it TFS

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  14. Adorable project, Geri! That little kitty couldn't be cuter against that amazing backdrop! So sweetly put together, my dear!

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  15. Geri, this is just too cute! Your sweet little scene is so fun.

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  16. Wow, I love this! Great job-thanks for the inspiration!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  17. Cute cat + fab sponging= awesome project!

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  18. What a super cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Wow you hit this one out of the park what a great idea!
    TFS

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  20. Great idea! Thanks for the instructions!

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  21. Love the cat sitting on the fence! Wow, what a fantastic idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  22. Um, yeah, so - totally BRILLIANT!! SUCH a fab idea!! And the front panel is just so COOL!!! Love how you inked the sky and the moon! The silhouette fence, and the black cat provide such a sweet, haunting scene! And the little tag attached to the kitty's tail finishes it off perfectly! A perfect "ten"!!!

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  24. Hopping late because I was out of town... but this is a great idea! Love the cat and fun scene you created on the front! Thanks for sharing the measurements!

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  25. What a great gift idea! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  26. Great tutorial Geri, I tried a different tutorial for this a while back and the hole wasn't right. Must be your Canadian instructions! ;)

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