Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Halloween Treats

Hi everyone! Eileen here with a Halloween project for you. Feels like autumn is coming...

The The ScoreBoard Suitcase is a fun die- just the right size to fit a gift card, small piece of jewelry, ATC's, a deck of playing cards, mini- album or hair accessories. Or it wouldn't it make a great favor box or goody bag for a party or special occasion? You could also cut it out of patterned paper and score the folds in just a few seconds on your scoring board for a more customized look or embellish the suitcase with rubber stamps, inks, paints, ribbon straps, luggage tags, or beading. This die is really versatile. What would you put in here?

I decided to make a vintage suitcase in black and cream using a hound's tooth stencil from Crafter's Workshop and then fill it with a few different Halloween-y things to show you what fits in there. 

Suitcase die
Fringed Flower die
Butterfly die
Big Shot
Bat pop up die
Extended Cutting pads
Katiedid components
Strong double sided tape
  1. Cut suitcase die from mat board. 
  2. Place the stencil over the suitcase box and lid, and pounce Tuxedo Black Memento stamp ink with a foam applicator. Also stencil the small tab piece.
  3. Ink the inside of the box and lid by randomly swiping the inked applicator over the surface. Ink both sides of the handle also.
  4. Fold up the box and add brads to each of the four holes in the corners.
  5. Add tacky tape to the back of the lid tab and adhere to the inside back of the suitcase.
  6. Add tacky tape to one side of the small tab and adhere just to the edge of the front of the lid. The pressure of the tab against the inside of the suitcase will keep the box closed. Attach the handle to the suitcase with more tacky tape and you are done!
  7. The front of the suitcase is decorated with orange velvet ribbon, a Fringed flower and a Katiedids Creative Component. I added crystals to the outside of the component and then filled with Dimensional Magic to embed the crystals. Then I added a few more drops to the center and placed an orange card stock coil into the center. 
  8. Add Halloween treats and you are set!
 Nothing says Halloween like candy corn
 Stack of ATC cards.
 Deck of cards with embossed black butterfly
 Katiedid Component filled with crystal goodness

Love twine!

 Hey what's that???
Yikes! A popping up bat! Die by Karen Burniston

See? There are lots of fun things that can fit in your suitcase. And think of all the ways you can use it for other holidays as well...

Thanks for stopping by- see you next time :-)

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