a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just Us Girls sponsored by Clear & Simple Stamps

*if you are here for my Oh, Alice challenge, please scroll down to the next post.  Thanks!*

Can you believe it's almost September and before we know it Halloween will be here?  Do you have your costume picked out yet or have you thought about it at all?  What about the kids, that's always the hardest for me.

Today over at Just Us Girls, they have challenged us to create a project with a template.  Clear & Simple Stamps is sponsoring the challenge over at Just Us Girls and so I wanted to play along.  I had to think on this challenge as even though I've been designing for Clear & Simple Stamps for awhile now and I've worked with a lot of their templates, I was stumped as I wanted to make something with a Halloween theme.  So, I sifted through all my sets and pulled out a few of my sets that I thought would work for this challenge and I *LOVED* the results of my creation.

I started off looking for a template in Clear & Simple Stamps template section to find one that might work for Halloween (templates are located on the right hand side).  I came across the Leprachaun Hat Box and looked at it for a day or two before deciding I could alter it enough to make it work.  A few tweaks here and there and here is what I ended up with:


I stamped my Little Black Dress cardstock with my A Blanc Check ink using my Rock a Bye background set.  For the buckle I stamped the Wallflowers swirl background with my Orange You Fabulous ink and sponged the outsides of it.

I made a cute little tag to attach to the Witch's Hat Box by stamping the Glam Girl starts in Orange You Fabulous and stamping my sentiment from Month-to-Month Extras and tied some Orange You Fabulous ribbons.  I got the idea to put a broom and saw the tree stump from the Sweet Hearts set as a potential broomstick.  It was a little tricky, but it turned out as I had imagined it-very cute!!!


My daughter saw this hat box and wanted it, I'm not ready to give it up just yet.  I'm enjoying looking at it displayed on my shelf.  I think it would make a great little gift for a teacher at school for Halloween stuffed with some yummy candy.


Clear & Simple Stamps were fabulous and created a pdf file of the template for me and I definitely want to say Thank You to them for doing that for me and allowing me to share it with everyone.  You can view the template here.  If you create something with the template, I would love for you to leave me a link so I can check it out.

So, join us over at Just Us Girls with your Halloween creations and your chance to win some Clear & Simple Stamps goodies.


Witch Hat Box details: *all supplies from Clear & Simple Stamps*
Cardstock: Little Black Dress, Orange You Fabulous, A Blanc Check
Inks: Dish All the Dirt Brown, Orange You Fabulous, A Blanc Check, Little Black Dress
Accessories: Orange You Fabulous ribbon, corner punch from SU!, twine from PTI

15 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Super cute Kim, very creative project. Thanks for sharing the template!

Lorie said...

Wow, Kim! This is wonderful and super creative...great job!

Steph Zerbe said...

Love the broom. Too fun!
That hat is just awesome!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Awesome idea! Super creative!

Sam said...

Oh how very clever. Thank you sharing the template too.

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is fabulous Kim! Love that hat shape... great colors... and awesome tag! :o)

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job with the hat Kim! Thanks so much for playing along with JUST US GIRLS this week.

Ryann Salamon said...

This is so clever and every detail was thought of. Brilliant project Kim!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Fabulous work!
This is such a fun project! :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Adorable Kim! I love your witches version of the leprechan hat! Great modification and I love this sweet instead of scary side of halloween. THanks for joining Just Us Girls this week for the CSS/template challenge!

Lisa Kind said...

Oh this is so adorable! Love how you changed it into a witch's hat! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Stampin' Pam said...

Super cute Kim - really love how you made the hat. Great job. Thanks for playing along with Just Us GIrls this week. We appreciate your support of us and Clear and Simple.

Andrea M said...

Oh my goodness! I love how you turned the leprechaun hat into a witches hat! Great work and such a beautiful project! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How cute, and creative GF!

Kristen said...

OMG Kim. this is fabulous!

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