Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ghostie Peep Treat Box & a Skull Jar !

Ok, so I lied - I'm not quite done with Halloween projects!

My church fair is this weekend and I've been madly making little last minute crafts after work to sell at our stamping table where two friends and I (Hi - Elizabeth and Jeannine!) make cards and stamped crafts to sell.

The sentiments I used on these spooky treat boxes are from the Halloween Party stamp set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. I punched them with the Designer Label punch by SU.

These fun little box/stands are designed by Ana Wohlfahart but I think her scoring measurements were a bit off on her instructions.

Here is how I made mine: Basically the box is a 3" x 11" piece of cardstock. I scored along the 11" side at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6" and then cut an oval (smallest petite oval nestability) on the section between the 1 1/2" and 3" score (2nd panel in). Next fold on all score lines, fold up the box part and adhere it with Scor tape to the back panel. Cut a piece of designer paper for the back panel - decorate as desired. I tied a ribbon around the base and sponged a little white ink around it.

Here's my little army of ghosts! I wrapped up the ghost Peeps individually in Saran Wrap and placed them inside the oval cutouts- I think they look so cute peeking out here! I adhered some fabric bats, ghosts and pumpkins in the corners - they were left over from the supply Joanne (sleepyinseattle) had given the Doubledog Dare challenge team this week to use to make a Halloween card.

So here's my little bucket of 12 treats ready to go home to some little trick or treater for Halloween - don't they look spooky/cute!?!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Halloween Party
Paper: Basic Black, DP - SU
Ink: Memento tuxedo Black, Smokey Shadow, Fresh Snow
Accessories: sponge, zesty orange twill ribbon: PTI, petite oval nestability, designer label punch: SU, glue dots, foam dimensionals, punched witch (unknown), fabric bat, ghost, pumpkin (unknown), Scor pal, Scor Tape
I made these cute jars the night before the fair - I just happened to stop into Michael's and they had this Martha Stewart Skull punch on sale ($9.99 marked down from $17.99!) So I brought it into my craft room and saw these 5 little jars sitting on the floor - left over from an Easter project last spring!
I just happened to also have a bag of this chocolate candy corn and the whole design came to mind. Here's a close up of the front view. I sponged the skull with Smokey Shadow Ink.

After I punched the skull, I realized that I needed something behind the eyes and mouth to make them stand out - so I punched an orange circle - then the base needed to be bigger to cover the jar top - so I tried the scalloped edge circle with black card stock. Then I just had to cover the rim with a coordinating ribbon and fill the jar with the candy! Another cute little treat!

Paper: White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black: SU

Ink: Smokey Shadow: PTI

Accessories: ribbon - PTI, glue dots, skull punch- Martha Stewart, circle punch, scallop circle punch: SU


Claire Brennan said...

LOL, these are a hoot Julia!!! they'll go down a storm!! you genius you!

Crystal said...

Julia these are WAY FUN!!!! LOVE everything you have created!!! Busy busy girl!!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

What great Halloween goodies! You are so creative!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Omigosh, Julia! You are so creatively talented! I love these adorable ghostie peep treat boxes and the skull jars!

Busym1 said...

These are as cute as can be! You are so creative! Hope your show goes well! Michelle

Sharli said...

Gosh, Julia, I wish I could come to your boutique and buy all of these up! They are just wonderful!!!

I LOVE the ghostie peeps boxes!!! MUST try that one!

Donna Marie said...

Love the jar idea!!!
Where did you get those cute little jars?
I know you work full time??
When do you sleep? LOL
Keep rockin

Tenia Nelson said...


Belinda said...

OMG, these are awesome!!! So creative!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow lady!! You've been soooo busy making treats!! I love them ALL!! That little ghost candy sticking out is too stinkin' CUTE!!! You know, you need to enter these into the Saturday Spotlight challenge this week for making a treat container and you certainly qualify for THAT!! :) TFS !HUGS

dpkennedy said...

Fantastic projects! Those Peeps ghosts are so stinkin' cute! The jars are just creepy perfect and I could eat every one of those candy corns!! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Yeah!! So glad you've entered these Julia!! I really think they rock!! :)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA ... both of these ideas are AWESOME and so cute! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight Julia. I hope you come back again and inspire us with your talents! Great job!

Jessica G. said...

Perfect container for these ghost peeps! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight challenge!!