Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween Treat Boxes!

Happy Halloween Bloggeritas!  Are you ready for the costumes and the fun today?  My husband and I dressed up as Ice Cube and Janelle Monae  this weekend to attend a Halloween party but, on the way there, I became so sick!  Needless to say we didn't make it! :(  Our three year old, Picard, is dressed as a Pirate today at school.  His pre-school had a parade this morning and they're having a party this afternoon.  Daddy attended the parade, and I'm going to the party!  Gotta love a bunch of three year olds hopped up on candy and cupcakes! :)

Today, I want to share a project with you that I created using my Silhouette SD.  Yep, some of us still have our antiquated SDs! LOL! 

For some reason, I couldn't find my ink blending tool so, after I cut the card box, I used a dab of water and some black ink on a paper towel to create the "smokey" effect on the box.  I used the same technique with purple dye ink on the treat card.  Then, I added a little Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen.

I used my Silhouette SD to cut that cute spider web and the bats too.  Since I need new blades, I have to use 80lb card stock to cut with in my Silhouette.  The only 80lb cardstock I have is white so, I cut my shapes and then used a black Sharpie to color them in.  I colored the front and back to make sure the color was really saturated.  

Then, I applied some Silver Stickles to the bats.  Once they dried, I placed an acrylic block on top of them to prevent them from curling while I was compiling the other elements of my project. That purple vintage shape is from a Papertrey Ink Set.  I used the die and the border from the actual set.

I used some old flowers from my stash and dropped some purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on them in big droplets. Finally, I sprayed some golden Mist over the whole project to give it a sheen.

The treat cards were so easy to make!  I used my Silhouette to cut some squares with rounded corners.  I made the square within the Card Box shape in the Silhouette Studio software just to make sure it would fit.  Then, I inked it up with some Halloween stamps I got from a Unity Stamp Co. grab bag I won.  I used foam squares (really 3M mounting Tape) to adhere the suckers and cut some banners out of scraps, added a sentiment and placed them over the stick of the sucker to make them secure.  The buttons were adhered using some Helmars crafting glue.

I love the way these treat boxes turned out!  I think I'm going to do some Christmas ones as well!

Here are pics of the Washington men and I!  Happy Halloween!


Christa said...

Sarita those are the best photos ever! Your pirate dude is awesome! I too have an old Silhouette SD! Your designs are perfect and such a good idea. Hope you're feeling better.

Miss Foodie Fab said...

I'm sooo not the crafty type, but I love your gift. Keep it up!