I ‘ve just about wrapped up all of my Halloween projects for this year. It’s time to set down the crafting and do a little more enjoying of the festivities. Today, I’m off helping my daughter’s class build a scarecrow for their school’s fall festival. Not sure how I got roped into the scarecrow creation – I’ve never built one in my life, wish us luck. At least I’m bringing candy popcorn to distract the students from my obvious lack of experience with the scarecrow. hahaha!
I did want to share these tattoos that I made with my Silhouette last week. I cannot get over that you can make custom tattoos – DIY Temporary Tattoos – what??!! Did you know about this? You can purchase the tattoo paper and then create your layout using the Silhouette software. I purchased several designs (for 99cents each) that are “print and cut”, and arranged them in an 8 1/2″ x 11″ space. Then you put the sheet of printable tattoo paper in your home printer and print the designs along with the register marks.
Once the designs are done printing, you add the included adhesive sheet over the page and place it on the cutting mat. Once you hit “cut”, the machine scans the sheet to find the register marks so that it knows exactly where to cut out the designs. I haven’t used this function before and I didn’t think it could possibly work out accurately – but it did! It cuts around each design perfectly, you peel off the excess paper, and the tattoos are ready to use!
Sooooo cool! I was a little eager to try these out and maximize my space and some of the designs ended up kind of small – good to know for next time.
I think it would be so fun to use these as an alternate to candy for trick or treaters or to hand out in goody bags at a party. My girls love temporary tattoos. Oh! And I have a tip for getting off some of those tattoos that last through several baths – rubbing alcohol – takes ’em right off.
The tattoo paper kit is included in the Silhouette October special bundle. More on the bundle when I shared the Black Cat Treat Boxes.