Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vintage inspired HalloweenTreat Box

Yep! I'm still working on Halloween, both decorating and craftwise. Chances are I'll still be stringing up lights when the first little goblins are ringing the doorbell. I was playing with my new Stampin'Up stamp wheel when I noticed the size was perfect for the side of a cakebox I had cut with my Cricut Expression from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I was so inspired by Regina's challenge on Bitten By The Bug! I used the window and the fit to page feature which was 9". I covered the window with acetate so you could see the treats inside. The stamped images had the same feel as some of the vintage '50's Halloween paper decorations I had unearthed during my trip to the attic. I still have many of the things I had as a little girl. My parents saved EVERYTHING from my childhood. (I was an only child. LOL) In keeping with the vintage feel I limited my color palette and embellishments. I used the scary fence Martha Stewart punch along the bottom and gathered some black tulle on top. The flowers were inspired by DeeDee's tutorial (Happy Fall Y'all) on the Hallmark Ladybug's website. Click HERE for the link. (I wish I had reread it before I attempted them but they turned out okay.) I used brads for the centers and added a tag from a card kit from Dream Designs. None of my ribbon seemed right so I ran some of my stamping practice paper through my crimper and cut it into thin strips and looped them on top. I love the way it turned out.


  1. OMG!!! Donna, this is gorgeous! You alway do exquisive work, and so much added details. This is amazing for some little goblin to receive. WTG girlfriend! TFS


  2. I'm with Lillie on this Donna Absolutely Spooktacular! I love it you are sooo creative its gorgeous!


  3. Oh Donna, I saw this over on the Cricut MB and I just had to come over and tell you how wonderful this box is....WOW....I just love it so much!!! You rock girlie!!! HUGS!!!

  4. Amazing, this is ver nice!! Thank you for visiting my blog and girl get those letters out and start decorating now!!

  5. Wow Donna !! this is stunning !! you do the most creative and wonderful creations !! FABULOUS !!!


  6. Another fantastic project Donna, I really must try one of these little boxes (I was on vacation for the BBTB challenge so never got to make it). I just love what you did here. Your porch looks so spooky, hope you had a lovely day. En x


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