It’s Friday, Friday, Friday!  Everybody loves Friday!  Woohoo!  That means the weekend is here.  I’ve got big crafting plans this weekend with a couple of classes.  So, I’m spending some time today prepping and clearing up some details so that I can enjoy the crafty time with friends.  But I have to tell you, I’m having trouble focusing on non-craft related things today.  Bonus for you!  That just means I’ll have more to share.

12 Days of Halloween

After finding some mini packs of TicTacs last night, I was ready to play with Cookie Cutter Halloween today.

Cookie Cutter Halloween Matchbox Treats for 12 Days of Halloween from theartfulinker.com

My friend Rosemary had shown me the mini Tic Tacs about four years ago but, I’ve never been able to find them in my area — until now.

The matchbook measures 1-3/4″ x 5-3/8″.  It is scored at 2-1/2″ and 5″ along the landscape side.

Fold the score lines. Then use the Handheld Stapler to place a staple near the bottom of the 3/8″ section while folded.  This creates the lip for the top piece to tuck behind in order to stay closed.

My first matchbook sports the ninja made from the Mummy in Cookie Cutter Halloween.  He was stamped in Archival Basic Black and then colored in with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  I added a few loops of Black Metallic Thread behind the ninja before attaching him to the front cover with Dimensionals.

Cookie Cutter Halloween Matchbook Treats with skeleton and mummy for 12 Days of Halloween - from theartfulinker.com

Next, I played with the Skeleton and Mummy again.  The Skeleton was inked in Soft Suede.  I splattered the Whisper White matchbook with Soft Suede ink using my Aqua Painter.  Then, loops of Copper Metallic Thread were added with a Glue Dot before adding the skeleton to the front of the matchbook with Dimensionals.

The Mummy was inked in Crumb Cake and his accessory is a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  I frayed the ribbon at both ends to play on his cloth wrapping.

Cookie Cutter Halloween Matchbook Treat - Scarecrow - for 12 Days of Halloween from theartfulinker.com

I stamped the Scarecrow in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then, I used my Blender Pen to add Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and a little Soft Suede to color him in.

Behind him are loops of Linen Thread.

And at his feet, I used the Fringe Scissors to cut some Crushed Curry cardstock.  I ran a piece of Tear and Tape across the 3/8″ section and adhered the fringed pieces.  Then, I came back with my Paper Snips and trimmed off the uncut bit from the bottom.

Cookie Cutter Halloween Matchbook Treat - vampire or dracula - for 12 Days of Halloween - from theartfulinker.com

My final matchbook has the vampire from Cookie Cutter Halloween.

He was stamped in Archival Basic Black on Whisper White.

I added a cape to him.  His collar is the piece that cuts away when you use the Banner Triple Punch and the cape is a 1″ x 1-1/4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock.

He shows up beautifully on his Real Red matchbook.

Inside all of the matchbooks

Cookie Cutter Halloween Matchbook Treats for 12 Days of Halloween - inside - from theartfulinker.com

I’ve used a sentiment from Spooky Fun.

Then, I’ve added the mini pack of Tic Tacs with a Glue Dot.

I’ll be making a slew of these to hand out as I see people next month.

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