Batty For You!!!

I have been working on this for a day or so, it really was not that difficult to make AT ALL, but considering that I had to stop quite frequently to assist with chores and homework and such, it took me longer than I had planned. However, I think it turned out really well.

I got the tree at M’s for $16.99, and the rest of the items are ALL Stampin‘ Up! I will include a detailed list of all items used later.
The thing I like most about this tree is that it is metal and movable, almost like a ton of twisty ties wrapped together and sprayed with flock. You can shape it and move it, which is perfect for storing when Halloween is done, (what a sad day- that means Christmas is just around the corner…)

Here is a close up of the different ornaments I made for the tree. I am offering this as the class project for my September S.O.S. class, (Stock-up On Stamps). We will make the ornaments for this tree with the featured Stamp Set BATTY FOR YOU (item#116576 $23.95). You can purchase these items by simply clicking the SHOP NOW button on the top right corner of my blog.
Using the scallop punch (item#109043 $15.95) and basic black card stock (item#102851 $7.50) I made all the bases for the ornaments. Then using either the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (item# 104401 $15.95) or the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (item# 104403 $15.95) and card stock (I have listed below the different colors I used to complete the toppers for the ornaments.)

Using the 1″ Circle Punch (item#109046 $10.95) I punched out the center image of the Stamp. On some of the ornaments I used black (item#109133 $4.75) or white (item# 109132 $4.75) embossing powder to give texture and dimension and on others I did straight ink to paper. Don’t forget when you are using embossing powders that you will need your heat tool (item# 100005 $29.95) and the powder pals (item# 102197 $19.95) are FAB to have as well.
Here are the different ink colors I used:
Elegant Eggplant Craft Ink- 105234 $7.50Whisper White Craft Ink- 101731 $7.50
Pumpkin Pie Craft Ink- 105240 $7.50
Versa Mark Pad- 102283 $7.50
These ornaments have the same image on the front and back of the scallop shape punch.
FIRST, I assembled all of my 1″ image circles to my 1-3/8″ or 1-1/4″ phrase circles with snail adhesive (item# 104332 $6.95).
SECOND, using StampinDimensionals (item# 104430 $3.95) I attached the phrase/image circles to the center of the scallop shape- BUT ONLY ONE SIDE.
THIRD, place a pop-up glue dot (item# 104430 $3.95) on the empty side of the scallop (low enough for the circle image to cover once fully assembled).
FOURTH, using silver Elastic Cord (item# 109866 $4.95- not avail. until 9-1-09) attach the 2 ends of the cord to the glue dot to make a loop for hanging.
FINALLY, using the Dimensionals attach you other circle image to the cord side of the scallop shape, making sure to cover the glue dot and the ends of the Elastic Cord. This way if your ornament spins then you have an image on both sides.
Card stock Colors Used:
Old Olive (item#100702 $5.50)
Pumpkin Pie (item# 105117 $5.50)
Really Rust (item#100661 $5.50)
Elegant Eggplant (item# 105126 $5.50)
Whisper White (item#100730 $7.50)
Dusty Durango (item#115321 $5.50)
Hope you enjoyed this fun little project, and hope to see you tomorrow!!
~TTFN

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