Thursday, October 21, 2010

Eeek! A mouse...

is trying to get a Halloween treat!  Over on Simon Says Stamp and Blog this week's theme was to create anything but a card.  This 4" square pizza box was made from off-white card stock.  It stands 1" high.

After creating the box I distressed the edges and top with various fall colors.  The green layer was distressed with ink and an edger tool then adhered to the box.  I used a Spellbinder's circle die to cut the center out of both layers. 

I cut the center out of the brown layer, then ran it  through Tim's burlap embossing folder before distressing with brown and black distress inks.  A scrap of acetate (thank goodness I save packaging!) keeps the candy from exiting out the window.

The pumpkin is a Sizzix die; cut out 2 but only used the center portion on the 2nd one.  More distress inks and Distress Stickles and plenty of grunge paper scraps were used for elevation and curlability.  A bit of copper wire coiled on a skewer was gently pulled into shape for the pumpkin vine.

Martha Stewart provided the punch & vein stamp for the leaves.  They were also distressed and curled before Distress Stickles was applied.  Tim's memo pin holds his Happy Halloween ticket from his 100th set.  I carefully stamped it on his ticket die and distressed the edges with brown and black.

Twine was wrapped around the box several times and tied in a knot.  Like that mouse?  He's sticky so he sits on the acetate window and doesn't move around.  Found a set of 12 at Target today for not much $. 

Happy Halloween!

PS - Yes, the layers are a bit wonky.  It's not easy getting everything lined up and cut.  I decided it was better to make them appear even more wonky so I could get by with it!  LOL


  1. So really cute. You have great ideas.

  2. Wow. This is a great. I love how you decorated it.

  3. What a cool idea! Turned out marvelous! That mouse is so cute on the box! Love it!

  4. What a wonderful project! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!

  5. Love this project! I love your style - so glad you found my blog candy, and that I found your blog. I've looked through some past posts and was in heaven - such gorgeous and inspiring art. :)