Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Gift Box Challenge

Hi there!
I've been working non-stop on my Silhouette these last few days.  I just can't get enough of it!!! I love, love, love it and I also love Lori Whitlock's designs that are available for my Silhouette.  Imagine my excitement when I saw that she and Tamara from Happy Life, Crafty Wife were having a Halloween contest! I was able to download two FREE boxes and play with them! EEEEE!

Here is what I came up with.  Warning! There are a lot of pictures!!!

I started off by making a pumpkin out of paper strips.  I also die cut a ton of leaves using a design I created myself (CLICK HERE OR HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS FREEBIE)!!!!

I also die cut some spiders from my Cricut.  I have to say it was awesome to have the Silhouette and the Cricut cutting at the same time - it was music to my ears (I am such a nerd!!)!

Then, I used my glue pad and Perfect Pearls to make the whole box shimmery.  I cut out the box-top spider web on a different stock (purple) and adhered it over the regular box top.  Once the glue was dry and the Pearls were adhered, I went over everything with brown ink.  This gave a really cool, distressed look.  I love the way it came out!!!

My second project is much, much simpler! I wanted to go with funny and silly instead of distressed and 'serious.'

I cut a few ghosts (from the box top) out of acetate and then I rubbed some white ink onto the back with a Q-tip and my finger.  Once it dried, I added the googly eyes!!!

I made three different sizes of the ghost box so I could stack them like so:

I had so much fun making these.  Package design / 3D projects have always been my thing!!!

Make sure to stop by Happy Life, Craft Wife and check out the rest of the entries - they are amazing!

Cardstock: Recollections
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Digital Images: Lori Whitlock
Ink: Papertrey Ink (white), VersaMark
Ribbon: Recollections, American Crafts (brown)
Die Cutting Machines: Silhouette, Cricut


  1. I am blown away by the first box. Just wow!!!! I'm not even sure what I like the best, but the whole thing I heart :) And that ghost box had me cracking up with the ghost peeking out! You totally rocked this challenge.

  2. Hi, I'd like to invite you to post your giveaways on our giveaway directory: Giveaway Scout ( Please submit your blog here: and once you receive our confirmation email you can post as many giveaways as you want. thanks, Josh


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