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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Boo doesn't get much cuter!!

   Hello!  Happy middle of the week! :)  Can you believe it is almost the middle of October?!  Halloween will be here in a minute and Thanksgiving in half an hour and Christmas in an hour!!  OMGoodness!!  Time to start thinking about all of those fun holidays, I guess!  Years ago I would be thinking about hand making my kiddos costumes about this time, but since they are all getting older (and all refuse to slip into the cute little bunny ears and floppy feet!) LOL I suppose I will be putting my creative energy into paper crafting  instead! With Halloween on my brain this morning I wanted to  make something with one part scary, but two parts cute!  I went blurfing (blog surfing) looking for some creativity sparking ideas and saw Heather's adorable candy corn box.  I thought that would be a perfect project for today.  I made some of these cute little things last year but made Santa hats from them.   They are such a fun, quick project!   Here is a link to Heather's box.   Here is a card that I made to go with the box:

It occurred to me while I was taking these pictures that I made my candy corns in the wrong order! LOL  The yellow and orange should be reversed I think! Oh well...creative license, right?!  I used the new Pennant punch to make these cute little guys!  I punched them out in each of the three colors and cut and adhered them together.  I also used the scallop border punch along the bottom.  I punched it almost to each end but left the sides connected so I could slip in a Whisper White strip. I faux stitched white stitches onto the black and Pumpkin Pie stitches onto the white.  I used the silver glimmer paper for the strip near the bottom and had just a tiny piece left over to make the brads!  Didn't want to waste even a micro square of that gorgeous paper! 

I added Dazzling Details to the letters which are cut form the Big Shot die BillBoard and rhinestone bling to each of the candy corn pieces.

Here is that cute box!  It goes together super quick and easy and will hold a good sized handful of candy corns to keep with the theme!  However, being the chocolate hound that I am mine will probably be filled with  some sort of chocolate pieces! :)

Side view.  I embossed my box, but it isn't necessary.  Totally cute plain! I also made my eyes rather than using the google eyes.  If you make your eyes remember to add the little white highlights in the eyes with a gel pen!  It is the details that makes the difference!

I think this would make a cute gift for some one!

I have about 20 things left undone on my to do list so I am off!  Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest!

2 comments:

Melina said...

OMGoodness! AnnMarie! I love these! I'm going to do both the box and the little candy corns! Great projects. I love how you glittered the title on your card too. I like the way you did the eyes with the circles. :)

Margaret said...

Too cute! Awesome details on the card and the gift box is such a great way to give candy of any type! Thanks for providing the link!