Friday, September 30, 2011

Ping Halloween Tote

My First Halloween post for 2011. Last year, I went a little wild with a whole bunch of Halloween postings. I wanted to try to use what I had (to justify those purchases). This year, I was cautious not to make new Halloween buys................grin...............use what I have wisely and creatively.............right? So I took a Sizzix Die I had: Gingerbread House Bag to make this Halloween tote.

The bat with red adhesive rhinestones attached to the swirl.

A better view of the punched spider web handle attached with a black brad.

Another front view: The spider web has a black adhesive rhinestone. "Boo" and Ping with Halloween basket are popped with dimensionals. "Boo" is stamped using Black ink and sponged with Lovely Lilac ink.

A closer view of Ping: he is disguised as Frankin-ping!!!! Copic Pens YG67 and G85 used and a black pen for those cute scars. The pumpkin is made using circle punches and pumpkin face is made using a black marker. Sponge the pumpkin with Black ink works for me............

Here what the back of the tote. You can see the embossed folder "Bricked" and subtle SU "Sanded" Stamp used. Sponge the edges with black ink.

Here's the comparison between what was made last year for Christmas and the change into this year's Halloween..............see the difference.

Sizzix Gingerbread die cut pieces as shown. Note: the handles were not used from the die.

The alteration made after die cutting the Gingerbread House: Cut across the tote back as shown (or you can leave the "roof" as is, too).

Stamp, using Versamark ink, the SU "Sanded" background stamp, then emboss using the Sizzix "Bricked" embossing folder. Use the 2 way glue pen to adhere the outline of the house.

Attach sticky tape:

To make the jack-o-lantern: use a 1/2" punch, then use a 5/8" punch over the 1/2" to make the handle. Punch a 5/8" circle on the paper, position the 5/8" punch over the same circle to create the jack-o-lantern. Adhere the "o" to make the handle. Use a black pen to make the eyes and scary mouth.

Use Grey CS Sizzix Swirls die and Cuttlebug Creepy Sinistre Cut & Emboss folder/die.

Punch strip with EK Success Spider Edger:

Sponge punched handle with Black ink...............attach to box using black brads.


  • Stamps: Boo (unknown source), SU Sanded background

  • CS: SU Lovely Lilac, Black, Neenah White, Lt. Grey, Orange

  • Ink: Black, Momento Black, Lovely Lilac

  • Accys: Sizzix Gingerbread House Die, Sizzix Bricked embossing folder, Copic Pens YG67 & G85, Sponge Dauber, EK Success Spider Web Punch, 5/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Sizzix Swirl Die, Cuttlebug Creepy Sinistre Cut/Emboss Die/Folder, Black Adhesive Rhinestone, Red adhesive rhinestone, Black Brad, Sticky Tape, Mini Glue Dots, 2 way Glue Pen, Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.............................


Jenny said...

So awesome! Love this idea!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great project.

Lisa Lara said...

Using the web border for a handle is genius Patti. What a creation.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so very cool and so many fun details!

Brenda said...

i love these! you make me feel like going shopping for some crafting supplies... lol!

Toots said...

Fabulous project!

Andrea Holmstrom said...

Amazing as ever.

Carrie K said...

Wow! Super creative! I love it. And I love that spider web punch!!

Whitney Richardson said...


It's your ole pal Whitney, this is super cute alot of detail and over the top as always.
Miss you hope all is well!

Cherbear said...

How cute! Love the handle.

Cheryl said...

Love how you colored Ping! So cute and I have this die. Great job and tfs.