Hello, my crafty friends! Be ready for picture overload on this post! I made these fun treat boxes using the 3D haunted house treat box from the Silhouette Design store.
These were so fun and easy to make! I might have to whip up a few more to give to fiends and my son's teacher.
The bat, spider and fence are part of this cut file from silhouette, but the window frames I made in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition using rectangles. I sized the outer rectangle so it was just slightly bigger than the window and the small inner rectangles slightly smaller so nothing would show from underneath. It only took 2 minutes and was worth it.
This cute little ghost is from one of my retired metal die cut sets. I put some dimensional foam behind the ghost and stuck him in the window frame.
I also used a hole punch to make the door knob.
I, of course, inked all of the edges of each piece on both boxes and I curled the roof pieces around a pencil. The black and white stripe I curled just right and the green roof I had to flatten a little after the photos, but you get the idea.
The spider web under the roof is from one of my retired metal die sets,
Don't you love the crackly windows and the cat's eyes?! They turned out better than I imagined, which is always fun. I covered my window with Crackle Accents from Ranger and then glued the window frames on after it had dried. I added green to the cat's eyes with a marker and then covered them with Crackle accents. I used regular Glossy Accents for the door knob.
I cut the ghost from a slightly patterned paper and inked the edges with black ink.
The joy of creating is being able to share with someone! These seem just the right size to hold a big handful of candy. :)
I needed a quick card for my nephew who injured his foot and I thought he would get a kick out of this one. (No pun intended!) I inked all of the pieces and added a little pen work and some dimensionals under the toes and tag.
The card comes with a print file containing three cute sentiments.
Saturday I picked all of this from my garden . . . lots of grapes to eat and juice, peppers, the last of the corn, squash, a few tomatoes and potatoes.
. . . plus some cucumbers to pickle and my sister brought me 4 boxes of peaches from her tree. Yum! I love having a garden . . . and a sister with mature fruit trees. Our baby fruit trees will get there someday. :)
It's almost time to get out the Halloween decorations. I don't do spooky Halloween decor, just cute, so a potion book is a little edgy for me . . . ha ha ha. I might add some little potion bottles from Hobby Lobby filled with colored water this year. :)
I got an old book from a thrift store that already had a black cover so I wouldn't have to do anything to the cover. This book stays open permanently. (You can't close it) I spent a lot of time crinkling every page and ripping pages out occasionally so the book would lay flat. I put a little glue on some of the pages where it wanted to open so that the 'original plain white' pages wouldn't show. Then, I glued the potion recipes on the 2 top pages. I curled the edges around a pencil, then sprayed the edges of the pages and the front with a Walnut spray. I downloaded the open pages online, but I have searched and can't find the ones I used. There are a lot out there to choose from.
I glued a piece of black crinkled ribbon inside the spine of the book and propped it up on a stand.