Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween tags in disguise

Since Halloween is all about disguises it seems only fitting that the newest Frilly & Funkie challenge is all about using tags but not letting them look like tags.  Oh, and you need to feature fall or Halloween in your disguise.

I remember making gift boxes from tags way back when.  It took me a bit to remember how to construct them but once I did, disguising the tags was oh-so-simple.  I'll share a few construction photos; dimensions would vary depending on the size of the tags.

Now I'll show you how I disguised those 4 tags.
Side 1

Side 2

Side 3

Side 4

Top of box

Oh, I almost forgot!  There's a $25 store gift certificate to be awarded to a random artist!  Who can't use a shopping spree with the holidays upon us????

Ingredients:  #8 tags

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous 'Mini Halloween', 'Mini Halloween 3', 'Apothecary', 'Calendar 2'

Sizzix dies:  Scaredy Cat, Candlelight Fright, Mini pumpkin, Autumn Gatherings, Mini 31

Ranger:  Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain distress inks; Jet Black archival ink; Black Soot distress Stickles; Picket Fence distress crackle paint; Terra Cotta paint dabber

Misc.:  grungeboard, black bookboard, Plain Jane laser cuts by Laserline, black Micron pen, Clearly For Art (white), white Sharpie, black tulle, black organza, orange silk ribbon

I don't know why Blogger lets you format your page one way only to have them display it completely wonky.  Heavy sigh.


  1. omg your work is beautiful susan so inspiring.woozers i love love it
    susan s.

  2. This is awesome! You would never know the boxes were made from tags.


  3. I'm thrown for a creative loop!!! This is over the top fabulous!!! I'm so pinning this! This is most clever design, WOW!!! Have a mentioned WOW yet??? It's my new favorite of yours!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!!

  4. Susan - I can't believe those are tags - even though you show them - I still can't see them in the finished boxes. WOW - so creative!

  5. How cool is this!?!?! Seriously? VERY cool. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly & Funkie, Susan. Your tag box is awesome.

  6. very very clever use of tags!!! Love it.

  7. Fabulous design, this is a brilliant idea, totally awesome ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  8. Hello susan,

    Tags disguised as a box ?!?
    I haven't seen this before and this surely is an idea i want to try out very soon!
    Love, love the fat cat on top !

    Greetings from belgium

  9. Love this idea! Would never ever have thought to make a box from tags. And... yours is great - very festive. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Oh this is just so clever! Love your Halloween box! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  11. me, too! remember making these boxes way back when and also about having problems with blogger!!!!!!
    stamping sue

  12. Susan...your tag/box is incredibly cool! Love your creativity on this! The die cut cat looks so retro and cool on the top if you box. I also love the black tulle. The spider webs and spiders are a great decoration on one side. The skeleton and the calendar are great on the other side! Love it all! Hugs, Candy

  13. Oh, how cool!!! I so have to try this! LOVE it!!!
    And, congrats on Tim's Pinterest pin!!!!

  14. fabulous creation, Susan! Congrats on the win!