Saturday, October 30, 2010

Spooky Haunted House Treat Box

Today's post features some spooky treat boxes that I made to go with the small cards I posted yesterday. It was a lot of fun to do! I diecut a box using the Favor it Box 2 die, and then embossed the top part of it with a Haunted Halloween Cuttlebug folder (available here).

Then using a Q-tip and the tip of my paper piercer I added highlights to the embossed areas using orange and yellow acrylic paint. The highlights really helped to emphasize the embossing and give it more dimension. I then swiped Fresh Snow PTI ink along the edges of the front and back of the box to give it a foggy night feel.

Here's a detail.

To finish the box I swirled bits of pillow stuffing that I got from Michaels around the handle of the box to look like spooky clouds. I smooshed in a little bit of orange acrylic paint to give it more nighttime glow. Then I added some bats from a Martha Stewart punch, to give a 3D sense that the bats are flying out of the painting.

I made a lot of these and each of them was handpainted! It took a little while to finish, but I love how it turned out. Can't wait to hand them out!

I am entering these treat boxes into the Cuttlebug Spot's ChallengeSimon Says Stamps Challenge to make something spooky, and the Cupcake Craft Challenge 114 to make a Sweet Treat for Halloween. If you get a chance, play along with these fun challenges!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I wish you a very happy and safe Halloween! Have fun! :)

Paper: True Black
Ink: Fresh Snow
Paint: Tangerine, Yellow acrylic paint (Folk Art)
Other: Favor It Box 2 Die (PTI), Haunted Halloween embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Bat punch (Martha Stewart), pillow stuffing (Michaels)


Rhonda Emery said...

cute cute. love your haunted house bags. I am now a follower.

Eva said...

These are so much detail.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are very spooky indeed, and quite fabulous! Great work!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! its so adorable and perfect!! fab work Monica!

Nancy said...

These are really cute!!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

Teresa said...

What an amazing job you did on these, Monica!I love the light in the windows and the shadows that the moon casts.Boo-tiful!!

Stephanie said...

These are just adorable (and spooky)!!!.....Love them!

Lee Anne said...

I don't even know what to say about these, Monica. These are so clever and cute. Love them.

Keva said...

Wow. These are TOTALLY awesome, girl! Really great job!

Faye said...

Hi Monika, just love this project, it's really cool. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. xx

Donna said...

What a great Halloween project! Such a spooky house. Thanks for joining us at TCS.

Kim Costello said...

Your haunted house bags are awesome Monica, so special and each beautifully spooky.
The Design Team & I are really pleased you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show spooky Challenge
Thank you!
HuGs Kim :)

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