Halloween tutorials

Today Deborah, our October guest designer is presenting two amazing tutorials – both done with the BOO! stamp set. Deborah has created a necklace with a bottle cap and a spooky clock and used googly eyes for some of the stamped creatures and I love the effect! Thanks for being with us this month, Deborah, I have really enjoyed your creations! These are truly phantastic projects! Check out the before and after comparison of the clock :)

Spider Necklace

Materials: Stamps: MyStamp BOX stamps (Boo! set); Cardstock; Ink: VersaFine, Ranger Distress; Gems: Reflections; Hardware: bottle cap, star charm, jump rings, ball chain; Other: googlie eyes, Stickles; Tools: circle punch, hammer and ice pick (to make holes in bottle cap for jump rings)


1. On a block of wood, lay down your bottle top (interior side down, flat side facing you) and carefully place ice pick between crimps. When secure, hammer ice pick (one good blow should do it). Repeat directly across from your first hole.

2. Thread a jump ring through a charm, and then thread it through the hole in the bottle cap. Thread the second jump ring through the other hole (this is the top of your pendant).

3. Stamp web image with Ranger Distress ink (Honey), then stamp spider image on top of stamped web with VersaFIne black ink.

4. Circle punch your stamped image and use a drop of glue to adhere it to the bottle cap interior.

5. Adhere googly eyes and gems with Diamond Glaze.

6. Apply Stickles around the inside “walls” of the bottle cap.

7. When completely dry, thread a ball chain through the top jump ring and enjoy wearing!

Halloween Clock

Materials: Stamps: MyStamp BOX stamps (Boo! set); Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Graphic 45, Mary Engelbreit; Cardstock; Ink: VersaFine; Other: Cosmo Cricket chipboard stickers, Stickles, googlie eyes; Hardware: 12″ x 12″ square, battery-operated clock; Tools: circle punches


1 Stamp your images on various patterned papers. Punch out images and 12 larger circles of purple and orange; layer and adhere to one another.

2. Attach googly eyes and apply Stickles to the border circles. Also apply Stickles to chipboard stickers – set all aside to dry.

3. Cut background patterned paper to 11.5″ x 11.5″ and adhere to 12″ x 12″ orange cardstock “matte.”

4. Using a template made from a small punch, draw a small circle in the center of the orange matte (do this on the back) and then cut out the circle.

5. Remove the clock’s hands and line up the hole in your background paper with the hands’ movement post – enlarge the hole if necessary, then adhere the paper to the clock face. Temporarily attach a 5/8″ scrap of paper to the end of the hour hand. (This will guide your circle placement so each is the same distance from the clock’s center.)

6. Mark 12, 3, 6, and 9 on the clock (find the center on each side) and attach your first four circles. (This helps you place your circles equal distances from one another.)

7. Attach the chipboard stickers. Apply Stickles to clock arms.

8. Once dry, replace the arms on the movement post.

Comment: This clock cost me $3.48 – see attached BEFORE picture (gotta love the reduced aisle at Hobby Lobby)! Always make sure that whatever you place on the clock will not hinder the hand movement.

Bettina, ah, what fun these little stamps were!!! Thank you once again for giving me a chance to play with them and for the honor of being a guest designer! I hope you enjoyed my work!

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  1. Deirdre says:

    Fab, fab, fab… love this idea…. so much fun. Great project.

  2. Allison says:

    Holy scrap-anoly Deborah! These projects are just AMAZING! I just adore your necklace and that clock is AWESOME! Way to use your BOO! stamp set girl!

  3. WTG Deborah….fantastic work! Love that clock!

  4. jill says:

    awesome projects!!!!!!! love them both!!!!!

  5. Agata says:

    WOw! Deborah, those are fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing and spoiling us with your great ideas!

  6. Jolene says:

    CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! The clock transformation is amazing! I love the necklace as well.

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