Sunday, October 17, 2021

Candy Corn Treat Boxes

Had seen the candy corn treat boxes that "TheScrappyBookworm1" on YouTube had made for Halloween. I thought they were cute but I decided to use my new-to-me SU die set "Cutie Pie" for my treat holder:

I used white #110 weight card stock from Mikes for the box. For the yellow, orange, and white pieces of the candy corn I used only scraps. I did not measure my pieces - just used scraps and cut them as I went along. I already had the spider web die set in the stash and since I was cutting the spider web in half to fit on the box I used scrap black card stock for that as well. 

First I cut the front and back pieces for the box. I folded all the score lines, creasing them with the teflon bone folder. Put tear and tape on the scored parts and was ready to assemble the box. I attached the back to the front. Laid this flat and covered the front of the box using the ATG. Used scrap card stocks using yellow, orange, and white and cut them to size and put them on the box front:

Turned this piece over and cut off the overlapping yellow, orange, and white card stock pieces using scissors:

With both sides trimmed off I closed the box and here is what it looked like before I decorated it:

With all the boxes assembled I added Stickles to each colour of the candy corn. Set that aside to dry and die cut all the spider webs. Cut them in half for the boxes. I used glittered black card stock for the spider and I used scrap green card stock for his eyes. The smaller bugs I used a small bug punch from the stash and also used the glittered black card stock for those. 

With the Stickles dried I used TomBow glue on the back of the spider webs and put the web on the box front. Added the big spider to the lower right front of the box and then added two of the smaller bugs to the web area. The bugs are on the box front using glue dots:

I added shred from the Dollar Tree to the inside of the box and chocolate candy treats and used dotted gross grain ribbon to tie around the box: (this photo was taken before the small bugs were added to the box front)

Here is a photo of all the boxes I made:

Thanks to the ScrappyBookworm1 for her inspiration and her how-to video. Cute treat holder for BOO Day for sure. I had bought this Cutie Pie die set from a used Stampers Sale awhile back and it is fun die set - Altho it can make pieces of pie shapes or a slice of cake I have never used it for that. Last Christmas I used it for a holiday treat holder:

Using the heavier weight card stock from Mikes this holder is free standing and the weight of the candies inside does not effect that. ALSO - -

Sadly MorningStar Stamps is closing it's doors the end of this month. I found Pam M. and her booth at a stamp show years ago and have bought from her ever since online. My most used stamp of hers has to be both the large and small Snowman face stamps and here are a few projects I have made using her stamps:

Here is a link to her online store if you should want to buy the small and large Snowman Face stamps or any of her other stamps:

Online Shopping

 Last sale at Kat Scrappiness helped to bring these items to the craft room last week:

Halloween border dies set, ghost/halloween icon die set, "Lift Your Spirits" words die set, and "Happy Fall" words die set. A free gift bag was inside:

Inside the organdy bag is a scratch off ticket for a percentage off another purchase, a mini candy cane, as well as a little bag of Christmas holiday sequins mix. This mix has itty bitty snowmen which will be perfect on a shaker project.  Lots of projects ahead for these new items -- but happy they were on sale!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

YAY!!! A PIC Surprise!!!

 Happy me!!!  My PIC (stamping Partner In Crime) just stopped by to drop of a bag of items for me -- a new catalog from Close To My Heart (she is a demo for them):

Plus two holiday ornaments for me that she made! Altho I LOVE them both Autumn is my favorite season as well as the colours so this is my favorite:

It is the quilted Pinecone ornament and a lot of the fabrics have gold on them for sparkle and shine. Here is a photo to show the top of this ornament:

Such perfection! She also gifted me the gold tone ornament stand to keep it on. The second ornament, also a favorite, is for BOO Day:

and the side of it:

and the top of it:

She does such beautiful work and to think this past Christmas is when she started making her ornaments!! Definitely she has a calling for this craft!  LOVE THEM!!!  A   H U G E  thank you to Donna for thinking of me and taking the time to make these for me!!!

BOO Day Card 2021

 Finished the Halloween cards I was working on and here is a photo of it:

The card base is Mikes #110 weight black card stock scored at the top. The front of the card is white card stock that I die cut using this cover plate from Reverse Confetti:

I wanted to use holographic card stock on the front of the card with the "spooky" die so I did not want the card front to be too busy. I decided on four colours I wanted to use for the card front so first I cut out the cover plate using white card stock. Then I cut out the four colours I wanted to use for my stripes. With everything cut out I adhered the white card stock front to the black base and then added my stripe pieces one by one in order by colour. With the card fronts done I set those aside.

Using the "spooky" die from SimonSaysStamp I die cut this using the Park Lane holographic card stock sold at Joann's. For the shadow piece of that die set I used the #110 weight black card stock from Mikes. Used liquid glue to put the two "spooky" pieces together. Set those aside to dry. 

Used an old Sizzix die for the ghost and die cut that using glittered white card stock. Used tear and tape to put the ghost on the card fronts. Then used pop dots for the "spooky" word and card fronts were done:

With die cutting all done making the dozen cards did not take long as I did them all in assembly fashion so it went quickly. It is hard to photographic the Park Lane card stock as it is very shiny but hoping it shows on the photos. Now to fill up all the treat holders I have made for BOO Day and to move onto the Thanksgiving projects already started! 

Decorated Coffin Treat Box Holders

 Had made up some of the My Creative Time Coffin Treat Boxes for BOO Day treats. Just finished decorating them and they are ready to fill - here is a photo after they were die cut but not decorated:

Now with them decorated:

Added bling to the spiders so they would show up more with their glittered black card stock. Used crystal bling from the stash for the tops of the coffin boxes using Crystal Accents. Used a leaf punch from EK Success for the glittered leaves and the ribbon flowers are from the stash. Used hot glue to add those to the box tops. Will fill them with black shred and chocolates for BOO Day treats. 

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Paper Crafter's Yard Sale

 Drove to Lewisville, NC yesterday to attend the second Paper Crafter's Yard Sale of the year held in the parking lot of the Enchanted Cottage paper crafting store. They had held this sale in the Spring and I went to that one as well and found lots of goodies to add to my craft room.  Yesterday I did the same - here is a photo to show the seller canopies set up in the parking lot when I arrived:

For this sale I had no list of things I was wanting to find but my PIC, (stamping Partner In Crime), who could not go to the sale, is looking for a SU punch/stamp set so that was the first thing I was hoping to find. When I got to the sale one of the sale tables had SU punch/stamp sets all set out so I shopped her tables first but was unable to find the set my PIC has been searching for. At a nearby table one of the sellers had plastic bins filled with dies from Aliexpress all marked $2.00 each and I bought one set for me:

At another table I was so happy to find the Sizzix/T Holtz Eiffel Tower die that I have wanted for some time but have never seen at these sales. I bought that and at the table next to that I found the Sizzix Box Shaker die as well as a Santa die:

One crafter was selling various spools of ribbon so I picked these three up from her -- three spools for 50 cents so certainly a great price for my new to me fall ribbons:

Another seller was selling SU die sets for $1.00 each set so I brought these home with me:

The set on the left is the On Film die set and next to that is the Boo to You die set. Also:

Stitched Frames -- so happy to get these sets for a total of $3.00.  Did not want to shop the sale without shopping the Enchanted Cottage store to help support them and I was able to find one die set too cute to leave behind - it is from Polkadoodles and I had not heard of them before:

Very pricey at $16.00 but I checked the internet and altho SimonSaysStamp sells this brand they did not stock this die set - it was the last one so I had to bring it home. Once I was home I did check on the Polkadoodles website and they are located in England but they do ship to the US so that is a good thing if I should see other products of theirs that I can not locate for sale in the US.

On the way home we stopped for subs and was home early enough to get everything in the craft room and started putting things away. The Box Shaker die I will be using for treat holders for Thanksgiving so that will be used soon as I am almost done with all my BOO Day projects I have been working on. 

Lots of sellers had machines -- if I had not already bought my Brother Scan N Cut earlier I would have bought the one a seller had - it is the top of the line machine with accessories and it was just once to make wedding table decorations. She was selling that whole set for $135.00 so certainly a good buy. Also a Silhouette/Cameo and Cricuts and lots of Big Shot and Big Kick machines. Tons of storage for sale from table top items to the white cubbies from Mikes, to shelves, racks, drawer units, etc.. A wide variety of items to shop for sure!

Enchanted Cottage is one of the last stores to still be open but being so far from me I am only able to shop there a couple times a year. But it is nice to be able to go to a store and see the products and samples in person rather than just shopping websites for new products. Happy to make the trip for their second Paper Crafter's Yard Sale this year - esp since all the stamp shows in our area have not been held again this year. Hoping the shows return for 2022!