Thursday, October 10, 2013

PP #166 - Countdown to Halloween

Happy Thursday!

This week’s Paper Players Challenge is to create a Halloween card or treat holder.  I made a Countdown to Halloween Spooky House that doubles as a treat holder:



I used the Creations by AR Dessert Cage Template, but cut a bat shape on top rather than the bird.

The sides are also decorated:




There is a double pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on the top shelf and the countdown boxes have mini Peanut Butter Cups in them.


The boxes were made with 8½ x 7 CS, scored at ½, 2½, 4½, and 6½ on both sides.  Here is how it looks after scoring and cutting:



For assembling, the left ½ flap is the top flap of the box.  I did tape the bottom of the box closed.  Thank you to Karli for making a Desk Calendar and posting the numbers for each box (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 0, 1, 2, 6 ‘doubles as 9’, 7, 8).

Speaking of numbers, the two 0s were placed on the front of the boxes so they can then be opened on Halloween (it’s all in the little details).


  
A few other little details, the ghost's eyes are orange vellum, the bats flying out of the attic are on acetate strips, the Days 'Til Halloween and Elm Street were created in Word, and the lantern has a spider web stamped on vellum.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa

Supplies used:  American Crafts CS and BoBunny Paper, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, EKSuccess Spider Punch, MS Bat, Corner Web, Drippy Goo, Grass, Rat, and Spooky Fence Punches, SU Ticket Corner Punch, Marianne Lantern Die, Sizzix Ghost and Lollipop Alphabet Dies, Sizzlet Skeleton, SB Bat and Gravestone Dies, and PTI Mr. Bones and SU Wicked Cool Stamp Sets.

19 comments:

Karli said...

I absolutely luv, luv, luv this!!! All the details are amazing, especially the little elm street sign :) so inspiring!
Thanks so much for the nod my friend!
Hugs~

Marisa Job said...

Wow!! This is stunning!! You are very talented and creative!! Love this project!!

Jan Mougel said...

Awesome project! i love all the detail you added to you cage. Thanks for the great directions.

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness...this is fabulous! You have infinite patience, Lisa!!! Thanks for sharing this with us this week!

Marie-Louise said...

Oh Lisa this is Brilliant (again) The street sign is super. Fantastic.

Anne Marie Hile said...

What aN AWESOME project! Love all of the spooky detail you added. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Diana said...

This is so great. Congtrats on winning.

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so fun!! A well deserved win for sure~

Michelle Gleeson said...

Congrats on your win with The Paper Players. You created an amazing treat! WOW was all I could think of as I tried it take in all the details.

Michelle Gleeson said...

Congrats on your win with The Paper Players. You created an amazing treat! WOW was all I could think of as I tried it take in all the details.

Ann Schach said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Lisa! I've said it before, and I'll say it again, NO ONE does 3D projects better than you! Congrats on your Paper Player win!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh sweetie, a big congratulations! So glad you won!

I just love your project!!! It is beyond AMAZING!!! I'm definitely going to have to attempt this -- thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent, my friend!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

SOOOOO cute and that sign hanging off the side is an awesome touch! Love it!

Shani Thomas said...

Now that is just AWESOME work there, Lisa!!! Bravo indeed!

Regina said...

BOAH!!! Lisa! Deine Countdown to Halloween-Box sieht ja fantastisch aus! Eine großartige Idee!
So viele gruselige Details hast du eingefügt, toll!
Bin ganz begeistert!

liebe Grüße Regina

Cely said...

omigosh, this is so super cute!!!!

Curt in Indy said...

OK, another blow me away project. THIS IS AMAZING! I oooooed and awwwwwed looking at the pics and all the awesome details. This is spectacular!!! Hugs, Curt

thequilteddoll said...

What an amazing project! I'm finally getting an svg cutter for Christmas. Heck, why am I waiting!! LOL!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hold the phone! This is AWESOME, and so very you, Lisa. :) You make amazing 3D projects.