Could I be having any more fun in my craft room right now? The answer is “No” and I’ll tell you why. I’ve still got new Whipper Snapper stamps that haven’t been inked up (ohhh, but they will!) and I’ve got lots of Halloween patterned paper that has yet to be cut into. New papers, new Whipper Snapper stamps…nirvana, I tell ya!
Anyhoo…this past weekend was all about the Halloween goodies. I’ve only got a week left to play before I archive my stash of pumpkins, ghosts and witches for another year – gotta make room for the Christmas stuff. I had the idea for a “chocolate box” running in my head for a couple of weeks and got to make that a reality yesterday…of course, I made a card too:
This is made with the same stamp set I used for my Starry Night card from yesterday’s post. I didn’t want to cover my stitching (which I think I’m getting the hang of) with the ribbon so I ran the ribbon in a different direction than I (Or most card makers) normallly would. I like it! I used K&Co papers and some great wired ribbon I bought at M’s about a month ago – wired ribbon is the bomb if you want to make a nice bow. I make terrible bows (I blame this on being left-handed) but you can play with wired ribbon so much to get the bow to sit just the way you want it. I stamped the pumpkin image from “The Witch Is In” twice and coloured the images with copics before cutting them out. I ran some doodlebug glitter down each side of the pumpkins and then made a letter B with my Cricut and coated that in black doodlebug glitter. I found a ghost shaped button in my stash and used that in the centre of the bow:
Are you wondering what’s in the box? I’ll show ya:
These are chocolate pumpkin caramels from Bulk Barn. I wanted to use peanut butter but Rich prefers caramel and I’d rather he did most of the chocolate eating to save me some unnecessary calories. I’m not a big candy fan (I prefer chips or bread) so when I buy stuff to make these little projects I try to stick with things Rich would eat. (all bets are off on peanut butter and chocolate combos, though)
I made an insert for the box so the pumpkins would sit in place – they fit perfectly inside a 1″ circle punch out. I won’t bother sharing dimensions today but if you’re interested in the assembly of the box, let me know and I can re-visit.
I still have to design my co-worker treats and I need them by Friday so I should go and give that some thought.