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