Monday, 7 October 2013

Day 7 of 31 Days of Hallowe'en with Smudgy Antics

For full deets on this Freaking fangtastic Blog hop organised by Smeared Ink and The Smeared and Smudged forum, please hop on over to Terra's blog. All the info on the days sponsors are there as well as any other info you think you might need.  The blog hop roll is there in my side bar.

Good morning.
It's day 7 - wow a week gone by already!! Today's post shares equal billing with the start of a new challenge over at Smudgy Antics. The theme for this next fortnight is
Whatever project you submit must be made using only Smeared Ink Stamps. If you're lucky you'll have previously joined the Smeared Ink Rubber Club and have loads to choose from any way. If you aren't, all is not lost because there are loads of digital stamps available in the shop as well.

I made some little sweet/gift boxes from the cardboard inner tube of that good old faithful - toilet tissue. 

These happen to be covered with a selection of papers from the Smeared Ink shop as well. 
Stamps used are the spiders from the discontinued Killer Bo-Peep rubber set, (LOVE these spiders!!) Window  and raven from Holy City I and the snakes from one of the Rick St Dennis collections - Voodoo. Yes - Mr Rick designs for the Smeared Ink Rubber club as well.

You want to know how? It's really simple
(I got the idea from pinterest somewhere in my travels a while ago)
Take one cardboard inner tube and flatten.
mark and cut as seen here. (I used the inside of a roll of tape as a guide)
next fold in along the marked lines (approx)
Cover and decorate as you wish.

So whilst you're making for the 31 days of Hallowe'en hop - don't forget to make an "ALL SMEARED INK" project and enter into the challenge at Smudgy Antics.

Thank you for looking and for all your marvellous comments. 

If you're interested, the small candy I am offering personally is still ongoing - go back and see my post for saturday.


  1. Very cool! Thanks for the tutorial! I loving that spider one!

  2. Fabulous idea Helen!!! I'm so making these for the kids this year!!! love them! mo x

  3. While very sweet, my family is still not supportive of my desire to reuse use the cardboard tubes.

  4. Hahaaaa, DogsMom that's funny. I wouldn't tell them, heheeheee...
    Love all your samples Helen and a great way to use some of those awesome Smeared Ink Rubber Club stamps. Can't wait to see what the other DT projects are for Smudgy Antics! eeek, I need those back ground papers!

  5. FAB idea, Helen! Gotta start decorating those tubes. I've always loved making pillow boxes and this is so much easier. Great project! xxD

  6. Helen, these are great. Such a great way to recycle. Great stamps.

  7. Oh I love it! I totes enjoy creating with toilet paper and paper towel tubes and hadn't made a pillow box with them before! Brilliant!

  8. It is so amazing what we can make from our garbage!!!!! LOVE these little gift boxes!!! the papers you used from Smeared and Smudged are beautiful!!!

  9. Amazing! Can't believe you made that nifty gift box from a tp tube. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I'm going to have start saving them. What a great recycling project!

  10. how neat is this! What a great idea!

  11. Very creative use of those TP tubes - love it!

  12. Well how cool, love those recycled tubes. Thanks for sharing the idea :) Those papers you've used are really awesome too.

  13. this is awesome! what a great idea to recycle...look at 7 should have been renamed recycle day! great creation!!!