Sep 18, 2008
Halloween is my favorite holiday for papercrafting! I’ve had some new Halloween papers and embellishments sitting on my desk for a few weeks just begging to be used. So I sat down last night with a bunch of supplies and no direction! I love it when that happens! I started with the JustRite pre-inked lowercase outline alphabet, stamped the word ‘spooky’, and colored it in with Copic markers. This was my first time using the pre-inked letters and they were super easy. Each letter is pre-inked in black ink and usable for up to 5,000 impressions! I punched the border with the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch. Then I grabbed the new Stampin’ Up Chills & Thrills rub-ons and picked up different pieces of sentiments and images to create a spooky scene. I added moving eyes to the middle of each ‘o’ as well. You can see the closeup below for a more detailed picture. After finishing the spooky scene I still had no idea what I was going to do with it! I looked around at all the different treat packaging in my stamp room and nothing was quite fitting. Then I remembered all the favor boxes I have out in the garage! I used the Box with Lid favor and cut the box out of Intense Orange and the lid out of Spring Willow Medium. If you want to mix and match the colors of your favor boxes, you can order 2-3 different colors and mix them up when you assemble them. I added the skull paper (from SU’s Ghostly Greetings Collection) to the box and created a little witch hat to adorn the lid. Then I used green hanging hardware and black and orange polka dot ribbon to tie the spooky treat sign around the witch’s hat. Next came the task of deciding what spooky treat to put inside the box. I always keep a stash of Hershey nuggets around just for occasions like this! So I took out Papertrey’s Spooky Sweets set and stamped some coordinating labels for the nuggets. I think this little treat box will find its way to our neighbor’s doorstep on Halloween. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!
P.S. Jami has posted a Happy Tree creation and tutorial on the SASI blog! She has also issued you a challenge and you don’t want to miss it!