One of the DTGD challenges was to pull out one of our oldest stamps. It was a great chance to revisit an old favorite. I wanted to use my new Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (page 47 of Holidays Catalogue), so I selected Booglie Eyes, which I acquired a decade ago. I think the artwork of this one aged well and the Dracula image was perfect with the bat design of the paper I selected. I die-cut a box using the Hamburger Box Die. I also used the new Black Glimmer Paper (really excited about this addition to our line).
I got the idea to use my zigzag scissors to add a border to the box, and after using it, I thought it looked like little fangs, which fits perfectly with Dracula and the spiders. (If you look closely, you can see fangs on the both of them.) Speaking of that spider, how cute did it turn out? I know most people aren't really fond of spiders, but I think that one with its perplexed look is just cute enough to not inspire too much fright.
I used the ribbon slot found in the Triple Corner Punch (new in the Holidays catalogue as well) to slip the Tangelo Twist Satin Ribbon through my main image.
TIP: Let me share a tip with you when assembling the hamburger box. I heard it from another demonstrator and it helped me get better results when assembling the box. If you follow the instructions of the die, you're supposed to fold the corners in and glue the folds together. It's quite tricky because the room between the fold is small and none of the adhesives that we have work great for that. I tried mini glue dots and found the folds weren't flat against each other like I wanted them to and the gap bothered me. I then tried liquid glue but had a hard time not having any ooze out, plus I had to keep my fingers on it while it dryed and it took more time to assemble the box than I would have liked.
So what's the trick? Simply snip one of the sides on the fold line and glue the tab inside like you would any other box. WAY easier. WAY prettier corners. WAY faster results. And since we now have the Fine Tip Glue Pen, this is what I used to get in those tight corners. It has great hold!
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Booglie Eyes
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Tangelo Twist, Black Glimmer Paper
Designer Series Paper: Happy Haunting
Ink: Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Tangelo Twist Satin Ribbon, Hamburger Box Die, Fine-Tip Glue Pen,
Zigzag Border Decorative Scissors, Triple Corner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals