Friday, September 13, 2013

Bat Candy Bar Holder

Halloween is still six weeks away, but my Spooktacular Stampin' Buffet is only two weeks away!  This is always my most popular class of the year because my customers ♥ Halloween.  It's always a bit of a challenge to come up with some new and different kind of treat holder for this class, but I think this one turned out so cute:
Colors: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit.  Stamps: Halloween Bash.  Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits.  Punches: Decorative Label, Elegant Butterfly, Modern Label, 2-1/2", 1-3/4", 1/2" Circles, & Circle from Itty Bitty Shape Punch Pack.  Accessories: Witch's Brew Designer Series Paper, Basic Black Chevron Ribbon, Brights Glimmer Brads.
When you take the belly band off and open it up it looks like this:

Belinda Tubby has a video tutorial on how to make these on YouTube.  I changed it up just a bit by using the Elegant Butterfly punch to make the ears and the Modern Label punch to make the feet.  For those that prefer written directions instead of a video here are the basics:
  • Start with a piece of black card stock 7-1/2" x 6-1/2"
  • Place it on the Simply Scored Board the long way and score at 2-1/2" and 5".
  • Turn the card stock the other way and score at 1" from the edge to the first score line and from the second score line to the other edge. (So there is no score line in the middle).
  • Cut the 1" x 2-1/2" corners away along the score lines.  
  • Use the 2-1/2" Circle punch to make a template for the head.  (Punch a circle out and then trace it onto the top section to make the rounded head.)
  • To make the wings, start about 1/2" in from at the top corner and use the 2-1/2" circle punch to punch the first notch.  Move down to the end of that notch and punch in about 3/4" from the edge.
  • Switch to the 1-3/4" circle punch and start at the bottom at the score line and punch about 1/2" in from the bottom.  Then use the 1-3/4" circle punch to notch the corner and make it look like a bat's wing.
  • Repeat on the other side. 
  • Use the top half of the butterfly punch to make the ears (cut it in half to make two) and glue to the top
  • Use the 1/2" circle and the small circle from the Itty Bitty Punch to make the eyes.
  • Use the modern label punch for the feet.  Cut one in half and glue them to the bottom. 
  • Attach the candy bar to the center and add a belly band.
You can check out all the projects for my Halloween class here: Spooktacular Stampin' Buffet.  All project orders need to be in by Tuesday, September 24 so I can have them all cut and ready to go.

5 comments:

Yapha said...

This is super cute! I love how the wings open up!

Tanya Boser said...

Eeek! This is stinkin' cute!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Super cute is right!! I love it's feet!! lol

Tina Adams said...

The bat is so cute! I love how his wings open up to reveal the treat!

Katherine said...

Eek! How adorable!!