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!

5 recycled toilet tissue/paper roll tags

This project uses empty toilet tissue rolls (some people call them toilet paper rolls) for the base of the tag. I lightly sanded the empty rolls then painted the edges on one side and the whole surface of the other side.

I then used leftover scraps from my previous layouts using the My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose collection papers in the Hazel range to decorate and embellish one side of the rolls. One is a Welcome Home gift tag, 2 are for Mother’s Day and 2 are basically Thank You’s. Each tag holder then has a pull-out insert (3 inserts are decorated with a flower and 2 have trim) where you can write the “to” and “from” along with any personal message to the recipient.

Here are some additional photos of the 5 tag holders and inserts:

I’ve heard of others using a similar method to create fun and interesting tag albums! You could also try sealing off the ends and creating inserts for the tops of the holder instead! All 5 flowers were handmade. It didn’t occur to me until I’d finished that a tutorial on the flowers might be a good idea, so I’ll try to post one in the near future.

TFL!

Materials:

empty toilet tissue rolls
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Sand paper
MME Hazel cardstock papers
MME Hazel “lovely” brads
MME Hazel “memories” trims
MME Hazel “lovely” label Stickers
MME Hazel “mother” layered stickers
MME Hazel “lovely” bits and pieces
MME Hazel “fancy” buttons
MME Hazel “special” buttons
MME Hazel “lovely” title
MME Hazel “mother” title
Heidi Grace Inspire Me “Pocket Buttons”
Cosmo Cricket tiny type alpha stickers
October Afternoon Mini Market alpha stickersRanger/Tim Holtz Distress Inks
DMC embroidery floss

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 quick dry liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Tools:

EK success large scalloped circle punch
Making Memories medium circle punch

I’m entering this project into the following challenges:

Two Peas in a bucket’s MME challenge, Sketches4all’s layered tags challenge, Just Us Girl’s zipper flower challenge and Frosted Designs reuse or repurpose challenge.

To enter the Frosted Designs reuse/repurpose challenge (entries must be submitted by noon (CST) Thursday, March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Just Us Girls zipper flower challenge (entried must be submitted by 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 31, 2011 to be considered “chic of the week”), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Sketches4all group tag challenge (entries must be submitted by midnight March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Two Peas in a Bucket Manufacturer challenge, CLICK HERE.