Here's a little peek at what I have been working on since last Friday: I have been making what seems like a gazillion treat boxes for my kiddos to take to school for their halloween pass outs. When I am finished, I don't think I will have a scrap of black, purple, orange, or electric green cardstock (or any halloween paper at all) left in my stash. I do have FOUR kids, you know! I am working on another set of treat bags that aren't finished, much less pictured. Anyway, these are some little coffin treat boxes that I cut using my Cricut and SCAL. You can find a coffin svg file HERE. I didn't like them plain, so I traced and hand cut little tops for the coffins out of patterned paper. I wrapped them in different patterned ribbons, and inked the edges of the coffins. I cut out little spiderwebs from the Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge, and figured, what's a spider web without a spider? So I printed out a bunch of "Harry the Spider" digistamps from the Cute Halloween set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff , colored them, and added my homemade "Flower Fluff", which I made from a styrofoam disc that I put in the food processor (trust me, my hubby was giving me some funny looks). It made a pile of soft, fluffy white stuff, that I colored with food coloring, Glimmer Mist, and alcohol inks. This one was a black Wilton gel food coloring that I mixed with water and the fluff in a ziploc, then let it dry on a paper towel. It made a lovely black fluff! I used some Aleene's Fast Drying Tacky Glue on the spider's legs, then sprinkled them with the fluff. It worked great to give them "scratchy-looking" legs!
The other treat holder (The Mummy) was pretty simple-made from toilet paper rolls (I knew I was saving them for a reason!), white crepe paper, and googly eyes. If you would like to know how to make them, click HERE.Thanks for looking! Now, I have to finish the other treat boxes, so head over to Lindsay's blog for a freebie, and then check out the other designers' blogs for more fabulous crafty creations!