You made it! Thanks for being here for Week 4 of my 13 weeks of Halloween fun with The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop.
It took me awhile to get this on my blog today because I was working on a free tuturial for it. I should've done it last night, but I got caught up reading the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy instead of stamping last night. My bat is the cover for microwave popcorn (according to my hubby, the more butter, the better!). Edited to add: There's already a popcorn packet in the bat pictured. The one in front is just to show you what kind I used. I left the plastic on!
I actually got the idea for this bat from seeing a snowman-decorated microwave popcorn wrap on Pinterest. Here are the punches I used - the 1/2" and 3/4" circles for the eyes, and the Pennant Builder punch for the ears and teeth. I also used the small oval we have (that's current in the SU! catalog) to make the curves on the bat wings. I also used a black marker and white gel pen for the face.
My bat uses one 8-1/2" x 11" piece of Basic Gray card stock. The body is 5-3/4" x 11" and the leftover piece gets cut in half for the wings. Of course if your popcorn is a different size, you'll have to make adjustments.
I used the top of one of my tote lids for the top curve of the bat wings, tracing it on one, then lining them up on top of each other and cutting them together.
Insert the bottom part of one wing in the oval punch halfway. I lined up the one I punched first over the unpunched one so I could match them perfectly.
From here, I ran the wings through the Chevron folder for a trendy look, then sponged around all of the edges and over the raised Chevron design.
The wings are attached in the back with Sticky Strip along the seam (also held together with Sticky Strip). I used a dimensional to hold my wings together just because I think they look really cute like that and because I'm going to pack them tightly in a box for a craft fair I'm doing in mid-October in Tacoma.
Each week, add your Halloween creation to my blog hop, along with the code near the bottom of each post. When you add the code to your blog while you are in the edit HTML mode, your readers can play along, leave comments, and view the samples right from YOUR blog!
At the end of 13 weeks, I'll be giving one person a $50 Stampin' Up! gift certificate! The more times you enter the blog hop, the better your chances of taking home the Grand Prize. You also get a ticket just for displaying The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop badge on your blog. Whoo hoo!