Sunday, September 18, 2011

WMS Sept Preview Day #3 - Hocus Pocus

Here we are at Day #3 of the Waltzingmouse Preview of Claire's September Release!  Tomorrow is the release as well as the Design Team Blog Waltz!

Today we are previewing a spooky little Hallween set called Hocus Pocus

Those of you who visit my blog often, know that I make a lot of crafts for the holidays to sell at my church -  I'm always on the lookout for fun easy projects when I blog surf.

I found the idea for my first project here on Broni Holcomb's blog.  I revised it a bit for my needs - as I had a different shape treat bottle and used card stock instead of tags.

 The witch, raven and sentiment are from Hocus Pocus - the bats are from a set from 2 seasons ago - Midnight Feast.

Here's a picture from the back for those of you who would like to see how it was done.  I cut a strip of black cardstock long enough to wrap around the bottle and over lap the tall card stock strip.  I adhered the front edge of the strip to the card with Scortape, wrapped it around the bottle and adhered the back edge.  Then I punched a hole through all layers with my Cropadile to thread my ribbon through.

 The sentiment was die cut with a Fancy Tags 2 by Spellbinders.

For my second project -  I decorated a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" papermache box from Michaels.  I did something fun on the top -  I sprayed it with Chalk Board Paint by Krylon so it could be written on with chalk!  I found out about this cool spray paint on my friend Mara's blog.  She used it on wine glasses! 
 First I masked 1/2" around the box cover and then sprayed it with the Chalk Board Paint per the directions on the can (basically just spray and let dry!).  After it dried -  I decorated the cover edge with ribbon and the bottom of the box with patterned paper - sponging all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
 The sentiment, raven and witch are from Hocus Pocus, the moon and stars are from Midnight Feast.  The RIP grave stone is a Martha Stewart punch  - and I wrote the Boo! with chalk!
A fun little twist for a treat box -  an interactive cover!

Tomorrow we'll be back at 2 pm EST for the DT Blog Waltz previewing the final new release set - and there will be a prize to win!  Hope you can stop by!  Get your wish list ready too - all the sets will be available for purchase!

And now - one more time - please check out all the Design Team members linked below that have created some inspiration for us using Hocus Pocus
    Happy Haunting Treat bottle:
    Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Hocus Pocus (to be released 9/19), bats from Midnight Feast.
    Paper:  Black, Plum Pudding, White - PTI, DP Ghosts & Goblins Matstack DCWV Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Imperial Purple. Accessories: Rhinestones - Kaiser, Fancy Tags 2 - Spellbinders, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, scallop circle and circle punches - SU, foam tape, Scor Tape, Crop a dile, Bottle - Taylored Expressions.
    Chalkboard Cover Treat Box: Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Hocus Pocus (to be released 9/19), moon and stars from Midnight Feast. Paper:  Oranbe Zest, white - PTI, DP Ghosts and Goblins Matstack - DCWV. Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo. Accessories:  Chalk - Crayola, ChalkBoard Spray paint - Krylon (got mine at Joanne's), Scor tape, key tag and circle punch - SU, grave stone punch -Martha Stewart, saddle stitched Orange Zest ribbon -PTI, paper mache box - Michaels 

29 comments:

Pauline said...

Two fab projects Julia! Ther's always so much inspiration here, love the first treat bottle project, so clever!

velta said...

It is a wonder that you and I don't see each other at Michael's...Love these creations Julia! You are amazing and I love everything you post!

Helen said...

Fabby, clever projects Julia - I love both of these creations - love that Fancy tags 2 label as well. Great job showcasing those lovely stamps x

Claire Brennan said...

Oh Brilliant Julia, LOVE that chalkboard spray!! FAbby way to dress up a bottle of sweeties and that we box is scrumptious!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great hauntish packaging Julie, great use of these stamps, go girl!

Kelly S. said...

Oh my WORD, love these sooo much, Julia! That chalkboard box is the most adorable thing, and I can see using your idea for any holiday or special occasion, especially for teachers' gifts! The bottle wrapper is such a unique twist, rather than just hanging a tag like I usually would. Thanks SO much for sharing these with us!!

snowbear said...

Both projects are to die for! I would probably use the first one with the bottle... love it!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Carol E said...

2 wonderful projects, thank you for sharing them.

anya said...

Oh Julia, you have the *best* ideas for projects! I love the way you've combined your card and treat bottle, and the way you've decorated both is perfectly spooky! Your paper mache box is another inspired creation - you are just rocking these sets!

Robin Cooper said...

Cute ideas! Thanks!

Kate W. said...

Both projects are over the moon but the chalkboard box knocked my socks off!!! You sold me on having to make one of these now.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

YOu make the cutest darn projects!! What a treat (pun intended!) they are! You are so creative, GF!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Julia - these projects are wonderful. I love all the 3D projects that I'm seeing and these are awesome and so very creative.

Jan said...

What adorable projects and I love the little BOO box!

cbuswell said...

Brilliant projects, very original. Love how you used fancy tags too! I fancy a Snickers now!

Cathy Weber said...

Once again, fabulous ideas, that paper mache box with the chalkboard lid is so smart! I love the little bottle holder too! Who needs a list, don't we all want all four of these new sets? I know I do.

Broni said...

Your treat bottle is awesome, Julia! Thanks for linking mine! And I think now I'm going to have to case the box with the chalk paint! I love that idea!! Great Halloween projects!!

Susan Hogan said...

Two fabulous projects - and so detailed. Love the bottle idea - it is making me think of other things that could be treated this way i.e. small bottle of champers, baths salts......mmmmm; must write this one down!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Chalkboard paint - LOVE the idea! These projects are terrific Julia! My friend Barbie LOVES candy corn - I have to make that tubey thing for her!

Peggy said...

What a fun project! Love the candy holder!

Mara... said...

Your two projects are so fun, Julia!! And isn't that chalkboard paint great?? I seriously want to use it on everything. I need to find one of those boxes, that's a great idea to put the paint on top!! Love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what fabulous treat packaging...esp. love that chalkboard idea

Debgem said...

Super projects - I particulary like the box with the chalkboard lid!! So many possibilities with this idea! The bottle and card look super too!

*Vicki* said...

Oh how fun!! I adore your creative halloween creation here!! :) You come up with some really fun projects!! TFS!

Lisa Lara said...

Julia...these are amazing projects. Love them!

Cheryl Winget said...

Fabulous projects! Where do you get these wonderful ideas? Thanks for sharing them withall of us.

Sonia said...

What great projects! Trick or Treat- wait, no tricks, only treats!

FM said...

Love these ideas for Halloween!