Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mischief Test Tube Holder

Aren't these test tubes the cutest?  Like many of you, I'm signed up to get Beate John's posts via email and the instructions link was included in her post today, as well as her fab project.

Here's the link to find the instructions on the Splitcoaststampers website for the test tube holders.

Because I used a test tube from Taylor Expressions (as Beate did), I used Beate's dimensions starting with a 4"x12" piece of cardstock (instead of 4"x11" as in the Splitcoast directions).

And I came across a couple of scoring issues.  This is my adjusted scoring measurements:

Score long side at 1/2", 1 3/4", 4 1/2", 5 3/4"
Turn and score short side at 1 1/4", 2 3/4"
Then turn it back to long side and score from the 8 1/2" mark..... the rest is perfect.

I also, like Beate, found that the 3/4" circle punch is too small for an opening, and the 1" circle punch was too big.  But I had to work with the 1" cricle punch, because that's what I had on hand.  ;)

I cut little strips from a transparency sheet to attach my "flying" bats onto the top of the holder.
They're sure cute!

The B&Ts are from a new paper pack called Mischief.  It has a couple of sheets in there that are full of fantastic labels.  I cut out one of those labels and used it on the front of my test tube.

My project is done, but I now need to find the perfect treat to fill it with. 

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Mischief B&Ts; Pear, Colonial White, Black, Barn Red CS
Stamp:  Beware (retired)
Inks:  Black, Barn Red, Chocolate
Embellishments:  Dk. Chocolate striped grosgrain, Pewter designer brad, Black waxy flax
Punches:  Bat (Martha Stewart),  1", 1 3/8", and 1 1/2" circle (EK Success), 1/8" hole punch (Fiskars)
Other:  Test Tube (Taylored Expressions), Transparency (Staples), Uniball White gel pen (SU), Sponge, 3D foam tape


Amy said...

Holy Halloween is that a cute idea!

Brenda said...

Wow is that cute! You are amazing!

Jennifer Payami said...

Love This. Very Neat!


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