October 1 - 7th, 2013
I have a cute, adorable project for you today using the absolute ghoulish "Halloweenies" stamp set and matching dies by Paper Smooches. I recently received this wonderful surprise gift from a friend...totally unexpected and out of the blue....a Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine! I did not have anything prior with which to cut dies with and was so excited to get and play with it. Included were a bunch of extras; embossing folders galore, and a few dies.
I used one of the dies and some various colors of Orange Bazzill cardstock and cut these petal fold boxes. I glued them together and because the glue I was using just was not adhering them well I cut out strips of the Arsenic and Lace paper to go around the boxes. This also served as my station for my cute little decorations.
Next, I colored the stamped images with my brand new Spectrum-Noir alcohol markers...(stay tuned for a review and some more coloring with them)! And because this is the first time I have used the dies I stamped and colored first and then cut...later found out it should be the opposite. I found a wonderful little tip though while watching a YouTube Video...use post-it notes to hold your die and paper in place! Wow, I tried it and it worked! I then, pop dotted the image and put it on the tag or the strip.
So, here are my cute little boxes...I am going to use them as treat boxes for my 7 grandchildren. I have 3 more to make before the end of the month.
Here are the supplies I used for this project:
Bazzill Orange Cardstock: Various shades I had in my stash
Bazzill Arsenic and Lace Paper
Paper Smooches Halloweenies Stamp Set and Matching Dies
Ranger Pop Dots: Note these are some mega pop dots...if you need
to make your image really stand out these are the ones to use.
Spellbinders Grand Templates: Square Petal Top Box
Some orange ribbon from my stash: it said Trick or Treat!
Spectrum-Noir Alcohol Markers
Be sure to play along with us and enter your Halloween creation. All the details can be found and you can check out all the other Halloween inspiration over and Cuttin' and Stampin'.