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

Materials:

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!

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Make the Most of It – Art Journal page for SWAT

For my take on the SWAT drill #14 sketch with a twist (stickers NOT Thickers), I decided to create an art journal page. I managed to use 17 different stickers on this single page not including the alphas. Most of them are from Simple Stories, but the one border strip sticker is by My Mind’s Eye. Here’s what I came up with:

Drill #14 sketch:

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Materials:

Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists
Modeling paste
Course pumice gel
TCW stencil
7 Dots Studio paper
My Mind’s Eye journaling cards and border sticker
Simple Stories stickers and alphas
Pitt Artist marker

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG

TFL! To play along with the SWAT drill #14 sketch with a twist (stickers not thickers), CLICK HERE!

Create – Layout for the Scrap Around the World June Challenge

There’s a new challenge site created by Helen Tilbury called Scrap Around the World. Their first challenge was posted in May, but I didn’t have the opportunity to play along (and it was fantastic!). So this month, I made sure I got to participate. 😀

Putting this page together was kind of a comedy of errors as Murphy’s Law seemed to take full affect on my layout. Each month, SATW offers an inspiration photo board and a fabulous sketch that you use as a jumping off point for your layout. First, as I was inking the edge of my paper, the ink pad tore free of the casing, leaving a large gloppy patch at the top right of my page. lol I’ve never had that happen before and I wasn’t finished inking the edges, so I just went with it and pinched the little pad in my fingers (what a mess!) and finished inking my page. I didn’t find a better solution, so I applied the ink to my stamps the same way. Next, I decided I’d like to replace the rectangular strips under the photo with some drips, but didn’t have ink in the right shade, so I mixed my own which ended up too dark and too blue anyway (and I didn’t find that out until it had already dried to my page). Whoops! After a few other mishaps, including runaway drippies, and paint that refused to dry, I finished my page. Here’s what I came up with:

This is June’s inspiration board and sketch:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Composition & Color papers and stickers
WP All About Me and Everyday Poetry fabric tickets, ribbon and trim
WP flowers, cameo and sparkler
My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose pp
Pink Paislee trim
Want2Scrap chipboard title piece
Lindy’s Stamp Gang mist (pink)
Smooch ink (on the chippie)
Color Box chalk ink

To check out this challenge or the details, view the fabulous examples by the dt or fawn over the amazing entries in the challenge, CLICK HERE.

Last Chance! Only 1 Class Kit Remaining!

These are the 2 pages I created for the September Class Kit at SKWAD (Scrapbook Kits with a Difference). For September, Julianne sent me some lovely Webster’s Pages Girl Land papers and stickers to work with, along with some flowers, buttons, twine, a pin, a crown chippie and a doily. All class kits come with everything you need to create the pages shown (except basic materials like scissors, pens, ink and glitter glue) and step by step instructions on how to recreate the examples. I’m very late getting this posted, so if you’d like the class kit shown below, please hurry! There’s only 1 left! CLICK HERE to go to the listing at SKWAD.

TFL!

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