**RICK HAS PACKAGED ALL THE DIGITAL STAMPS
YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS PROJECT
IN A SUPER AFFORDABLE SET FOR JUST $10.62.
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The first project is a Halloween countdown calendar, no self respecting lover of 1031 will be without one.
Here's my take using some of my favorite characters.
ALL THE DIGITAL STAMPS AND MATERIALS YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT ARE LISTED BELOW.
1. To purchase the digi-stamps for this project visit Rick's Etsy store by clicking on the links I have provided below.
2. Enlarge each digital stamp as follows:
That-A-Way Witch - 8" W x 61/4" L
Haunted Mansion Scene - 7" W x 71/4" L
Midnight Tree - 31/2" W x 53/4" L
Pumpkin Witch - 2" W x 3" L
3. Using your favorite medium, color each of the digi-stamps. I used Prismacolor colored pencils.
4. Cut out each colored digi-stamp.
5. Print out the left and right sides of the Bat Wing Template
(links provided below). Cut out each half of the template, line up the edges and tape them together forming the complete bat.
6. Measure and mark the CENTER of the foam core board on the short side (top) and the short side (bottom).
7. Line up the center of the bat template with the center mark at the top edge of the foam core board. Hold the bat template in place with Painter's tape to make sure it won't move.
8. Make a mark 5" to the left and 5" to the right of the center mark made at the bottom edge of the foam core board. This will create points "A" and "B", see illustration.
9. Make a mark 5" to the left and 5" to the right of the center mark made at the top edge of the foam core board. This will create points "C" and "D", see illustration.
10. Connect points "A" and "C". Connect points "B" and "D".
Draw the connecting lines right over the top of the bat template, don't draw under the template onto the foam core or these lines will show on your finished calendar.
11. Using a craft knife carefully cut around the bat template and along the connecting lines. You have created
12. Cloud Banner. Print out the left and right sides of the cloud banner on white cardstock (link provided below). Cut out each side, line up the edges and tape together. Color the banner with blending chalks starting with the violet at the bottom of the cloud and moving up through darker shades of purple, blue and a little black at the top. Spray with sealer. Decorate with a few glitter stars if you have some handy. Glue into place, see my finished calendar for placement.
13. That-A-Way Witch. Glue the colored digi-stamp witch in place. Her hat should slightly overlap the cloud banner.
14. Month of October Calendar. Following the measurements in the diagram below mark out the lines on the calendar in pencil then trace over them using the white Sharpie poster-paint marker.
Attach the Tim Holtz ring fasteners to each of the days of the week, place them at the center and towards the top of every square. I place a ring fastener in every square to assure that the calendar can be used year after year no matter the configuration of the days.
15. Midnight Tree. Glue the colored digi-stamp in place following the illustration above. Will be slightly higher than the base of the house.
16. Haunted Mansion Scene. Glue the colored digi-stamp in place following the illustration above.
For the moon, cut out a 1" circle from cardstock, color with grey and black blending chalk, glue behind chimney of the house.
17. Pumpkin Witch. If you would like her to have a little more strength she can be glued to a piece of cereal box board and trimmed. Attach a 7 Gypsies square hook to the back, make sure the hook is pointing down so that she can hang from the ring fasteners.
18. Marker for the day of Halloween. Use any fun item you would like, colored ribbon or candy tied on a string. Remember it cannot be permanent if you wish to use the calendar year after year.
18. Hanger. To hang the Halloween Countdown Calendar there are a couple of options: glue magnets to the back, can be hung on the fridge or adhesive backed picture hangers glued to the back for hanging on the wall.
I colored until 12:45 am on Saturday morning...what a blast!!