May Luck be Yours on Halloween

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
                ~Author Unknown


Yep, I'm really diggin' this Eat Cake Graphics cling set, Happy Halloweenie. I hope you all aren't getting too tired of it since this is my third project with it. I still haven't used all the images in the set – such a fun set.

I guess you can call this the sequel to the four-test-tube holder. I wanted to play with Lisa Somerville's template for a single test tube holder and my new Tim Holtz paper rosette die cut. You can find the pre-quel here along with the links to Lisa's single, double and four-test holders, the story of my son's first Halloween, and why I like this image so much.

So . . . here's the test tube holder . . .


And here's the final project – test tube and holder together . . .


So, cute . . . no scary goblins, just sweet, pinch-able trick-or-treat cheeks.


Oran-ge you glad Copic Creations is challenging us to bring out our orange markers? (Sorry, couldn't resist a bad pun.)  As always, there's great information and inspiration for the Challenge #36.

Susanna Boyd's running an American-Idol-like contest for Halloween projects and has a fun idea to "Boo" your neighbors. Oooo, lovin' that idea. We're still new to the neighborhood. Don't you think that would be a great ice breaker? Go check it out, and, hey, while you're there, vote for me.

Buttons & Bows is running their very first challenge – make a Halloween-ish project with, yep, buttons and bows.

I modified Lisa Somerville's template for a single-test tube holder (here) only a little bit to make it taller. I also found that adding brads to the sides keeps it from falling open. (You may have to click on the picture above to make it bigger see what I'm talking about.)

Here are the Copic markers and the rest of the recipe.

  • Fibers: Stampin' Up! linen thread, silver cord and Raven Trim Lace. The Girls' Paperie Toil and Trouble Market Trims.
  • Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic  markers (see below).
  • Paper – Neenah and Stampin' Up! cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Haunted, and Little Yellow Bicycle Booville.
  • Stamp: Eat Cake Graphics Happy Halloweenie cling stamp set.
  • Tools: EK Success 1", 1-3/4" and 1-1/2" circle punches, Tim Holtz paper rosette die.
  • Embellishments: Stampin' Up! Brads, The Girls' Paperie Toil and Trouble Flower Market, Matte Buttons
  • Misc.:  Stampin' Up! black brads and silver glass glitter, Martha Stewart Test Tubes




May luck be yours on Halloween – it will be here soon! Now, on to Christmas. Yep, some fun Christmas projects are stirring in my head – kind of like pre-mature sugar plums.



Sweet Comments

  1. Super cute, love how you decorated yours! Thanks for using my template!

  2. Kristy Ketterlin says:

    Adorable project! I love this and it's perfect for Halloween! Thanks for submitting it to Buttons & Bows first challenge!

    This is just too sweet for words, I love everything about it!  Thanks so much for playing with us in our first challenge at Buttons&Bows! Good Luck!

  4. Adorable!  So glad you could join us at Copic Creations!  Thank you.  hugz, Mary

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