Sunday, July 14, 2013

Halloween Coffin Treat Box

Hello friends!  Once I started Halloween, I couldn't stop!  Doesn't hurt that my Close to my Heart order came Friday with Halloween stamps!  I'll have some projects coming soon using them!  They will be available Aug 1st for purchase out of the new catalog!!

For today, I went back to the Cricut Artiste cartridge to make another coffin treat box. I love these!!!

For this one I used black cardstock and sponged around the edges with white ink.  The box was cut at the suggested size, 7 1/2". I used CCR so there are some unusual sizes for the rest of the cuts because I sized them to fit my project. The moon is a circle cut from George and Basic shapes at 1.417 and I lightly sponged the edge with slate ink.  The bat is cut from A Frightful Affair at 1.264, sponged lightly with white ink and adhered with foam tape for dimension.

The grass is just green paper that is torn and inked with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink.  I layered the pieces and only adhered the bottom so I could slip the tombstones behind.  The tombstones are cut from Life's A Party at 1" in slate cardstock and inked with slate ink.  I used a black gel pen to write in RIP.  And finally the fence is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up, sized 1.236 out of slate cardstock.  When this fence cuts there are a lot of little lines that cut to show the aging of the fence - for lack of a better term.  But they aren't seen unless you highlight them somehow, so I went over all the little cuts in the fence with my black gel pen and then lightly inked with slate ink to soften it up a little.

I have read a lot of posts that people don't like to use CCR but I have never had the Design Studio software or a Gypsy so I really love using it.  And what I love the best is that I can save all these files to my computer so when Halloween finally comes around I can have my son pick the one he likes the best and just start cutting.  All the work I did designing and sizing is already done.

Hope you enjoyed today's project!

Here are links to the July specials & deals:
Work the workshop special - 50% off
Let's Get Patriotic stamp special
July Stamp of the Month, Sweet Life
While supplies last - great deals!

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