Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Halloween Treats & Sweets...

Yes, Halloween is coming soon! I don't know about you, but I just love Halloween. My older daughter's birthday is two days after, so we have a lot of excitement around that time of year! We are focusing on Papertrey Ink's new Halloween Treats & Sweets stamp set and new Halloween dies to go with it today...
My assignment this time around was to make something with a skeleton. It's hard to make a skeleton look shabby, ha, so I went with a clean, fun design this time. When playing around with everything, I discovered that when you turn the new Favor It 6 Box die upside down, it looks very much like a skeleton head!

I cut two of the box dies with white cardstock and put them together to form the head. I also did an orange one for his mouth to add a little bit of color and fun to his face. I cut my own little speech bubble and used the new Treats & Sweets stamp set for "happy fright night". The eyes are made from the cat ears die! I placed them on his face a little funky to make him fun. Didn't want him to be TOO scary! :)
Next, I made the body, which is actually just a package of buttons that I bought from Papertrey Ink, like the Spring Mix buttons here. I emptied out the buttons and filled it with lollipops! I used the Summer Sunrise Saddle Stitched ribbon 5/8" by Papertrey Ink around the top of the container.


Then I cut some "ribs" to put on the front of the container with the new Mega Halloween Treats & Sweets dies. I think they are supposed to be spider legs, but they worked nicely as ribs too!
I put a couple of pencils inside the container to hold up the head. He's VERY dimensional. heee :) :) He makes me laugh when I look at him!
Next, I wanted a card to go with it, so I used the little faces from the new Treats & Sweets stamp set with Fresh Snow ink onto black cardstock, like little eyes peering out at you at night! I embossed them with white embossing powder.

I cut a hole in the front of the card for the faces to show through with the new die called Layerz Mat Stack 1 die. This one is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2", but there is also a larger version of it coming out too that is 3 3/4" x 5".
One more look...
 Skeleton Treat Bucket and card:
STAMPS: Halloween Treats & Sweets
INK: True Black, Fresh Snow
PAPER: Echo Park Dots and Stripes, white cardstock, black cardstock
DIES: Mega Halloween Treats & Sweets die collection
OTHER: ribbon by Papertrey Ink, pearls by Melissa Frances, button/twine by Papertrey Ink, treat bucket, lollipops.

This stamp set will be available on the 15th at www.papertreyink.com. I hope you enjoyed this quirky project! Stop over to the other Papertrey Ink girls' blogs to see what they have made with these stamps and dies:

16 comments:

Andrea Amu said...

How creative with those dies!!
Those are very cool projects :)
I'm so in the mood for Fall and Halloween ;)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Ha, love this!! Those spider legs really do work great as ribs!! Love your spooky projects! The white on black in the card looks great!
Hugs, Wendy

Aarti Badamikar said...

lovely halloweenly!!
:)

lynn said...

such a clever design!

Paulette Still said...

how fun to discover More uses for that cute box die! I can't wait to see the spider that goes with those ribs. Lol

maryse n. said...

You're so creative! I love both projects.

Donelda said...

I am so glad to see you use those spider legs as a rib-cage ... that is what I thought it was when I first looked at Nichole's blog this morning!! Your projects are both awesome!!

Noreen said...

I thought the spider legs were ribs when I first saw them, too. Very cute idea!

Jennifer Stewart said...

You are so darn creative! I love it!! And yes, it does look like a skull when upside down! And the ribs...too clever. :) I love Halloween and can't wait!

Jennifer

Amy said...

Wow! Very clever ideas. I like your skeleton made from unexpected die cuts!

Dri Noleto said...

Loved it!
hugs!

Suzy Girl said...

Danielle, you are always so creative. Love your ideas.

Mandie said...

these are fabulous, danielle! you always make the cutest things!

A Sarasota said...

fantastic!

Sophia said...

Love Love Love the skeleton! Very creative and...just wow!

Gabby said...

What a neat skeleton project! How clever to use the dies/images this way and the spider legs as ribs ... I'm soooo impressed! :) Your card is neat, too. :)