Thursday, August 30, 2012

8/30 Stampin' Up! Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit and Coffin Pouch from the Petal Cone Die, FREE TUTORIAL

Good Afternoon Friends!

I've been wanting to share this cute little coffin project for WEEKS!  However, when Stampin' Up called and asked me to present in Providence, I saved this project for them!

Well, I've finally got my act together here (and the internet back) and I'm ready to show you how to make this STINKIN' CUTE pocket with the coffin die. 

So, if you follow my blog, hopefully you'll remember this project from a week or two ago.  I took the very cool Ghoulish Googlies favor bag kit and made these cute bags at my friend Diane's workshop.

Well, because the kit has 10 bags, and 20 tags that you can stamp and decorate, I decided I needed another project to use up my supplies.  Form sometimes follows function.  :)  If you missed that post you can read about how I made the bag at this link.

The coffin is SUPER simple when you use the petal cone die
and make 4 simple cuts.  Here's how you make the coffin.

1.  Start by cutting out a petal cone die.  I used a half a piece of black card stock cut to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

 2. Fold up the pouch and place the line that is made by the die on the 3 1/4" mark on your paper cutter.  I like using my stampin up tabletop paper cutter Page 180, item number 106959  because it will go through 3 layers at a time without a problem and with the folds, there are 3 layers here.

3. Flip the die cut piece over & again using that same line, measure at 1  1/4" and cut the top off.  

4. So, this is what the piece looks like at this point.  

5. Now cut the corners on the 1 1/4" side, to make the coffin shape like this. 

6. Add sticky strip

7.  A little more sticky strip along the flap. I know it is in the pictures, but pull the bottom piece first!

8. Here is what the finished pouch base looks like. 

 9. then decorate the pouch and fill it with something fun.  I made additional samples that I showed at the regionals, including a mummy!  But, the samples went home with Stampin' Up!  and I forgot to snap a photo.  (I know, Boo)... but what can YOU do with a coffin pouch?    

Most of all, I love that I used every shred of material that came in the $8 Ghoulish Goolies kit and I was able to do two projects for 10 people at a private class with a small amount of materials.  LOVE THAT!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and if you like my projects, please leave me a comment and say hi!  (((hugs to you)))

Selene Kempton


Tinabobina99 said...

I'm adding the petal cone die and the ghoulish goodies to my demonstrator order today. Thanks for sharing.

Shans Design Studio said...

You're too smart! Love it. Now I'm going to have to move the petal cone die up on my wish list. :)

Susie Wood said...

Love it!!! HUGS!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

On a roll, Selene! This is such a fun project! Hugs xxx

Pat Ertman said...

Selene, that is fabulous. So simple but adorable. You are too creative!

Sue Selfridge said...

You are always so generous with your creativity that we benefit. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Selene I have the Petal cone die, so will be able to make this coffins, yahoo.

Caro's Kaartjes said...

These are both wonderful projects Selene! I know what's going to be on my wishlist :)
I just wish Halloween was more popular in The Netherlands.

Cori Kozak said...

What a super cute idea!! Thanks for sharing the directions - love it!

Jan Farring said...

SO Cute - thanks for sharing!!

Dena Mitchell said...

Hi Selena. I saw you at the Providence, RI regional. I loved all of your demo's. Thanks so much for posting the demo of the coffin. I want to make them for my daughter's class. I missed where to cut while I was watching and writing. Thanks for the great idea. I ordered the Ghoulish Googlies and can't wait for them to get here.

Denise said...

Love this! Going to make some right now!! TYSM for sharing your talents!

Erin said...

Thanks for such a great tutorial, just made some and posted on my blog Thanks again for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the tutorial

Unknown said...

When I saw your model, I knew I would be doing this project for my All-Halloween event this year. Thanks for figuring out this great use for the petal cone die and sharing it with us.