Thursday, October 1, 2009

Batty for You

Updated 10/2/09: Bat template can now be printed at full size scale by clicking on it. You will need to change the printing to "landscape" and also increase the margins as far as possible to obtain the full template.
Here's the Bat sleeping - the message on the wings is a rub on from Spooky Treats Rub On. The finished size for this project is 3-1/2" x 5-3/8". When the wings are opened, the card is 10-1/2" x 5-3/8".

Open up the wings.......she is still a little sleepy! Sweet candy corn in the middle.

Here's a close-up: The mouth is hand drawn using a White Gel Pen. For the "OR", on a scrap of acetate, use a Versamark Pen on stamp, apply White Embossing Powder and quickly heat (don't over heat this!). When cooled, use 1/2" punch, adhere using a mini glue dot on top of the Sweet Treat Cup. Want to see how to make the words around the Sweet Treat Cup? See below.

On the left wing: with the Versamark Pen, apply White Embossing powder on "trick" of the stamp.

On the right wing: with the Versamark Pen, apply White Embossing Powder on "treat" of the stamp.

Back of the Bat reveals how to get the Candy Corn: lift up the tab as shown.


Today is a Lucky day!!!!! I was able to get my DH (Darling Honey) to scan the template for this Bat. Print it out and it should be "full size" to be used. The original pattern came from Karen at last week's SU gathering: thank you, Karen so much for sharing.

Supplies for Bat:

(1) Cut out the bat using Black CS. Use Circle Scissor Plus to cut out center for Sweet Treat Cup. Tip: If the bat is folded in half, you can use the 1-3/4" punch.
(2) 1/2" Whisper White CS for eyes
(1) 1/2" Basic Grey Eyelids: to be cut in half, sponge with Black Ink
(2) 1/4" Black Circles for eyes, Use White Gel pen (see photo)
(2) Basic Grey "ears" - no template for this (optional), sponge with Black Ink
Supplies for Back Candy door:
(1) Round tab Punch in Black CS
(1) 2" x 2-1/4" pull up door, attach Round Tab to this
(1) 2-1//2" x 2-1/2" Back, use 1-3/4" Punch on this piece

Apply Craft White ink using a sponge to the Bat inside and outside wings

Apply the Rub On to the front left wing

Look what I did - yeek! When I mount my stamps, I wrap the entire piece of wood using Packaging Tape. This allows me to remove the rubber stamp. Well, this is one of those occasions where I did remove the stamp, positioned it in a half circle on a clear acrylic block. Versamark and White Embossing powder was used for the words. It Worked!!!!! A sigh of relief!

Now I need to secure the Sweet Treat Cup - here I applied 2 Way Glue Pen to see if it works:

Well, it didn't work - so I used sticky tape and YES, that worked.

Now for the back: Apply dimensionals to 3 sides of the 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" Black CS as shown after using the 1-3/4" punch.

Ensure the "door" fits after the dimensionals are applied around the 3 sides. Then apply both pieces on top of the Sweet Cup opening..........Single knot a small piece of Pumpkin Pie Grosgrian ribbon, attach with a mini glue dot. Your project is now complete.


  • Stamps: Tasty Sweet
  • CS: Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White
  • Ink: Versamark, Black, Craft White
  • Accys: Spooky Treats Rub-Ons, SU Exclusive Sweet Treat Cup, 1-3/4" Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch or Crop-O-Dile, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dot, White Gel Pen, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape, 2-Way Glue Pen, Circle Scissor Plus, Stamping Sponges, scrap acetate (non SU)

Thank you for stopping by today..........................HUGS!!!


Karli said...

Sooo cute! TFS how it's done :) & for the template :) :) :)

Tanya said...

Oh this is awesome. Very cool! Thanks for sharing. I hope to give it a go soon! Thanks for sharing!!

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

You are sooooooooo amazing with the things you think up. This reminds me of a beanie baby that I gave my grandson! Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity! Renee Winch

Winnie L said...

Love it! You are too cool, Patti!

Regina said...

It's so cute and very impressive! Thanks so much!

Rose said...

Your bat is ADORABLE!! I love this!

LeeAnn Greff said...

What a great project!
I just love him! Thanks so much for the tutorial too!

Diana said...

How creative of you - absolutely fantastic! TFS

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing you talent! You quite amaze me!

Anonymous said...


I just tried to click on the bat pattern to print it but it doesn't come up. Is there any way you can fix it please. It is so cute.