Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Mini Treat Boxes

 Halloween Mini Treat Boxes: Frankenstein, Jack O Lantern, Bat & Mummy
 I decided to go with a smaller box this year for the kiddos. One that would hold a small can of play doh and a small bag of candy corn.
 The ghost stamp is from Stampin Up along with the scalloped punch.
 I took an 8-1/2 by 11 inch sheet of cardstock and cut it in half. Then scored at 2, 4, 6 & 8 inches - turned the paper and scored again at 2 inches. I used double sided sticky tape to adhere the side and bottom of the box. I cut a 2 inch strip of cardstock and tore by hand to make the strips. Be sure to ink the edges to give the mummy a better look. I decided to use ribbon for the handle.
 I used the Spider Web cuttlebug folder to emboss the wings on the bat and adhered the wings to the back of the box.
 I used brown ink to ink the edges of the box and created a stem for the pumpkin. The ribbon used in all these boxes are from Stampin Up.
I used a scalloped edge punch for Frankenstein's hair and used dimensionals on the eye lids to pop them up a bit. I also inked the edges of the box to give it a more finished look. 

Happy Halloween!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall Mantel

I love that DH has made my mantel a little wider than it used to be. I can actually put things on it without worrying about anything tumbling off.

I added my fall garland to the mantel along with a few pumpkins in honor of Halloween.  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mummy Pumpkin

 Meet "Boo," my sister's pumpkin, showing off his Mummy costume we made. My family knows I love a Crafty Challenge and a challenge this was! lol 
When she informed me of the project, she specifically said, "be creative" and stressed that she wanted her pumpkin to look different, to "stand out" in the pumpkin pageant. 
Well, as you can see, he definitely stands out!! 

I inked the edges of a roll of guaze and cut them into strips before adhering to the pumpkin. I used the paper doll dress up cricut cartridge to cut out the spiders in various sizes. The trick or treat stamp is from Stampin Up along with the decorative punch. It is attached to the pumpkin with a black pipe cleaner. The leaf is from a fall garland and we added the sparkly green squigglies to the stem of the pumpkin. 

The elementary students will love him, I'm sure.  :-)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween Play Doh

WOW!! Super fast doesn't get any better than this! 

A few years ago my hubby came across some mini Halloween play doh cans at one of the local warehouse stores and decided that we would pass them out to the lil trick or treaters that year. I will never forget the look on our first trick or treater's face that night. Her eyes opened wide and the smile on her face was priceless when she looked up and said " doh!" And the best thing about it was the parents loved it as well, a nice change from the standard candy give away. 

Gotta say tho, I was a little disappointed when we couldn't find the play doh the following year and the year after that. My trick or treaters had settled for the mini candy bars and the same 'ol Halloween candy everyone else hands out.

"This is going to be the year!" I told hubby, "We will be handing out play doh again." So, I made it my mission to hunt down the play doh and crossed my fingers that we would get it in time.

Which brings me back to the reason for my The SUPER FAST delivery!! I placed my order after 5:30 pm CST on Tuesday, October 9th. I qualified for free shipping since I had ordered 4 boxes with 60 cans per box. The standard delivery said 7-10 days from day of ship with estimated time of delivery October 24th. GREAT...still in time for Halloween, I thought. But when I received a knock at the door this afternoon, I'm pretty sure I had the same look on MY face as the lil trick or treater from several year ago! And YES I did say, "Ooooo...Play Doh!!" :-)