Sunday, October 5, 2008

It is all Halloween all the time!

Happy Sunday!

I hope you have had as wonderful a weekend as I have. It was so nice to have Jason all weekend again, and it has been absolutely beautiful. The perfect temperature and the perfect weather. I will be sad to see it end. Well Jason and I have been super busy today (mainly Jason), we finally were able to start staining our decks. It just seems to take so long and it is so tiring. We have all the floor boards stained, thanks to Jason and the front and back of two railings thanks to me! I don't even want to think about how long the fence is going to take. Hey, anybody want to join us for a staining party! It is so much fun!

So I have been busy thinking about Halloween again. I know big surprise. I can't help myself. Every stamp set I see now I think, huh I wonder how I can make that Halloween themed. I mean there has to be some way. Just wait till Christmas comes around. It is going to be even worse. With this idea in mind I came up with this simple little treat box that we will be giving away at our Halloween party.

Isn't it cute! It is perfect for a couple of mini snickers bars or milky ways. I am sorry but the treat box said it only wanted to carry chocolate candy. Sometimes they can be so picky! This was so easy to create. I started out by unfolding a mini take out box that I picked up from Michaels. I placed it on a piece of 12 X 12 card stock and traced around it. I then cut it out and stamped the web and spider from Totally Witchin' by MFT stamps on the outside of the box. Next I stamped "beware" from the set The Witching Hour by SUInk and More on the two flaps. I folded the box up, added eyelets to the side to hold it together and threaded through a piece of black satin ribbon to make a handle. I finished it off by going over the webs with my glitter pen. I wish I could be in the drawing to win it.

For my second project I was completely inspired by a card I saw last week on SCS. You can see the card over at Jessica Smith's blog. The card had a peppermint button wrapped in cellophane on it. It was such a great idea, it made the button look like hard candy! So when I received this new Digi stamp set from Simply Sista's and Card Scents with a treat bag on it, I new I had my card idea. Of course this came to me about 2 a.m. on Friday night. Why does that always happen? Why can't my brain have epiphanies at normal hours of the day? The major problem of course is then I lie awake for an hour figuring out the whole concept, picking out the papers in my head and trying to quell the excitement. I usually then have to get up and go write my idea down because I am sure that I will have forgotten it by morning. Sheesh.

Okay back to the card.

I just want to gobble it up. I started this card off by printing the trick-or-treat bag off on a piece of pumpkin pie card stock. I cut it out and shaded it using my stampin' write markers. Next, I punched a hole on either side of the lip of the bag and ran a piece of black ribbon through to create a handle. I mounted it on a piece of white card stock and added the candy buttons. I created these by wrapping cellophane around different sizes, colors and shapes of buttons and twisting the ends to make it look like wrappers. Next I printed off the candy corn on a piece of white card stock and colored them in using my stampin' write markers. I placed them in amongst my candy buttons to add a little variety. I then mounted the completed image on a piece of black card stock and layered behind it Halloween DP and black card stock. I printed off the sentiment "Fill er' up" and cut it out along with Halloween DP with my oval nestabilities. I finished off the card by threading through a piece of lavender ribbon and tied a bow with orange ribbon. I just love it. I can't wait to get my card scents so I can make it smell like candy corn!

Well I am off to eat dinner. Have a great rest of the weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Paula Still said...

How do you do it? These are totally adorable! I'll only come to your staining party if you send me a "halloween" themed invitation (I'm testing your imagination ... LOL)!!!

Cassie said...

This is so cute! I love that idea of making button candy!!!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Love the card and treat box... keep up the good work!

Debbie said...

Hey! Cute take out box! ;) I like what you did with the spiders...nothin' spookier than spiders IMO! EEK!