Treat Box and Card Set – dt project for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I can’t believe it’s Thursday again already! Time sure flies these days. I’m up with a project on the Creative Embellishments blog. This time, I decided to go off page again…I seem to be doing that a lot lately! With Halloween around the corner, I figured I’d make a super quick and easy tutorial for an altered/upcycled treat box and matching card. Here’s how it turned out:

treat box step 7

I started with the packaging left over from my phone’s silicone protective cover. I took out the insert and used it for the base of my tag which later becomes a bookmark for my kiddos once they’ve opened their treats. I cut a notch at the top where the display hook opening is so I can attach ribbon, fibers and trim and still close the case:

treat box collage

I covered both sides of the insert with patterned paper. I decided not to decorate this part further because the wrapped candy will be rubbing against the purple side and I didn’t want the other side to be too bulky to close. I then decorated the outside of the case w/the fabulous CE chippies which I altered with Distress paint, acrylic paint and Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal.

treat box collage 2

Lastly, I created a card to match using more CE laser cut chipboard pieces.

Happy Haunting card

Again, here’s my finished project:

treat box step 7


Creative Embellishments laser cut pumpkin face
CE Halloween Cat
CE Halloween Witch
Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus papers
Webster’s Pages stickers
Distress Paints and ink
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal
acrylic paint

TFL! Don’t forget Creative Embellishments also offers monthly challenges! You could win a $25 gc to the CE store! For more info about the October Challenge, CLICK HERE!


Sketches4All – Spring is in the Air Event

The Sketches4All Spring is in the Air event is still going full swing! If you haven’t stopped by already for the hop and exciting challenges, CLICK HERE for the hop post and be sure to stop by the site to check out the new challenges that have been posted daily! All entries to the challenges are due May 18, 2011. Hope to see you there!

The first challenge, which was posted by Fia last week, is a sketch. Here’s my take on the PageMaps sketch:


Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus Papers
PP Hocus Pocus diecut alphas and stickers
October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas
Handcut and drawn pumpkin
Honeydew twine from the Twinery
Folk Art white acrylic paint
Distress Inks
Tattered Angels chalkboard shimmer mist


Helmar Acid Free Glue
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar Zapdots


Imaginisce I-top

Be sure to stop by the site to see the sketch I used for my layout! TFL!