Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spooky Treats!!!!

Yikes! doesn't this look like it's straight out of a scary movie!??! I just LOVE this little coffin treat box and had to whip some up to sell at our church fair coming up in a couple of weeks.

The template comes from Martha Stewart Magazine but I found the link and template on Split Coast from Stampztoomuch in the forums under Templates. This is also my challenge for the Doubledog Dare Challenge ladies over on SCS as I am the hostess this week - the challenge - to make a coffin treat box! I can't wait to see the different ways people decorate these! I printed the template right onto my Smokey Shadow cardstock so it was really fast to put it all together.

I found these perfect treat size Hershey bars at CVS to tuck inside with some basket shred - they actually have tombstones on them (even on the chocolates when you open them! How do I know that???!!) The directions say to create a complete lining with designer paper (SU) but I just lined the inside of the cover. I try to keep things simple when making a bunch of anything!

I used lots of images from the Halloween Party set by Waltzingmouse Stamps - embossing them with black embossing powder. Then I sponged around the images with Fresh Snow ink. The sentiments are black embossed, then punched and the edges are sponged with Smokey Shadow ink and adhered to the casket with foam dimensionals. Then I just wrapped 23" of ribbon around the base and knotted it at the top. To make the inside cover lining I printed the template on white computer paper, cut out the inside of the top and traced it on the designer paper.

Here you can see some of the creative names they put on the candy bars - Paul Tergeist, Ed Less, Rick Amortis, Barry L. Ive - pretty clever huh! So much more fun to find inside these than just plain old candies!

So here is my bucket of six caskets! I usually do 6-10 of each thing I make to sell at our church fair - two friends and I have a stamping table - call D-vine Designs (it's a Harvest Theme Fair)and we sell stamped cards and crafts so every September I'm working like crazy to get things made to sell!

And here are some less scary treat bags I made for the Fair. More images from the Halloween Party stamp set by Waltzingmouse. (I'll be moving on to Fall and Christmas really soon I promise!!!)
I just tucked a cellophane wrapped little ghost Peep into each one of these little purse bags along with some Halloween colors basket shred (I added a little candy bar to each bag after I took these pics as the ghosts looked a little lonely!) The two end ones are the fronts - the middle one is how the backs look - it says Scary Sweets.

Here I used some different colors and different stamps from the same set - on the left is the front and on the right is the back. You can find the template for these cute bucket purses at Melzstamps

And here is the whole group of little treats! Hopefully they will all be sold very soon!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Link back here if you make any of the coffins so I can come see them ok!?!?!

23 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

OMG Julia - these are TO DIE FOR!!! groan! sorry, couldn't resist! LOL, no but seriously these are just over the top!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stunners, all!

Busym1 said...

I love all of it! Thanks for the inspiration! I love the coffins, they are too cute! Hugs, michelle

Crystal said...

Julia these are FANTASTIC!!! What fun fun spooky treats, love all your projects!!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity!

~amy~ said...

wow...check out your fabbie halloween projects!!! excellent julia!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! How cool! Love those coffins! hehe! The little treat bags with the candy peeking out is cute too!

jdmommy said...

You are just amazing!! Where do youfind tiime to do all you do???????? I love all your projects, and the one you have set for us today is a bit daunting, but I will perservere!! Thanks for sharing all this wonderful stuff with us!!! MWAH!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Fabulous Julia!! Those coffins are goulishly clever!! And your treat bags are just the sweetest!! And those candybars are just too fun!!

Francie G. said...

Great halloween creations, Julia!

LeAnne said...

Heehee, these are very cute....I am not usually into coffins, but I might just have to try one of these for fun!

anya said...

Julia, these are fantastic! I love all the little details, as always! Great job!

dpkennedy said...

You make the cutest projects! I just love those coffins! I need to make a few for my boys! The treat baskets are so cute too! Great ideas Julia!

Belinda said...

Oh so spooky! :) Love this!

Kelly Ellis (kraftykelly) said...

Wow!!! Love these! I think I'll make some of these little coffins for my daughter's trick or treater friends... boowahhaaaaa...

I just LOVE halloween!

Joan Ervin said...

I can't wait to dive into that little coffin, Julia....what a cute design and sooo fun!!! Your treat bags are adorable, too...I love all the super cute details!!! We are making a bunch of little boxed for our church craft fair, too...I'll have to check out the template forum...might find something else to make!!!

Velta said...

Oh Julia!!! I swear these are the cutest coffins I have ever seen!!! (Not many people will say that line in their lifetime LOL). I have got to make some of these...what a hoot for treats at the office. Thanks for showing us where to go to make these!!

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful templates. Your creations are fabulous!

Marge said...

Love Claire's comment--too funny!!!
Those coffins are fabulous; I KNOW they'll be a HUGE hit at the fair and don't you just want to be there when the recipients open those candies? What a hoot!!!

Carolina said...

I can't imagine you not selling out on these - too freakin' adorable!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

These are incredible sets of goodies!!! WOWzers! And I am so honoured you used my bucket template & tickled that you liked the coffin one too--when I found it, I knew I had to link it up ASAP. You've done an amazing job--makes me want to give those templates a second go! The details you've added are pure perfection (and how perfect are the tombstone chocolates. Genius!) :o)=

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

ACK!!!! Julia, I can't believe how many treats you've made!! You are just on a roll girl!! I love love love that coffin and you've even lined the inside of it too?!! WOWZER!! ALL of these are adorable lady!! Thank you so much for entering these in the Saturday Spotlight challenge!!! :) HUGS

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh My Gosh Girl ... where do you find the time??? These are awesome too! What clever treat containers you have created! Thanks for sharing them with us at Saturday Spotlight! WOW!!

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- you've been busy and SO creative! Wonderful treat containers and amazing quantity!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Julia!! These are incredible!! You sure have been busy!! Love that coffin inside and out!! Very creative.