Saturday, 16 October 2010

Halloween Treats

At One Stop Card and Crafts the theme this week is Halloween, which is sponsored by Tiffany Doodles and from whence these cute images come.
My hubby has a real taste for Cadbury's chocolate ├ęclairs, so I thought I'd make him a little surprise!
The colouring is a little strange for an owl, but is Halloweeny and does match the sweets.
 The box was made with a template for a milk carton (2inch cube), which I made from card which I had printed with FSS purple pinstripe digi paper. After I had cut out the shape, I then sliced it through the middle, and used my Fiskars Threading Water  border punch to add the fancy edges. I chose this one because the pattern just fitted the dimensions of the box. I then cut and scored some acetate to fit inside to make a window and to make the box taller.
I had a few probs trying to find an adhesive which didn't show through the acetate (my double sided tape looked dreadful). In the end, after throwing away a couple of pieces I just had an overlap and only stuck the acetate to the card and not to itself... if you see what I mean.
Any suggestions for an invisible adhesive for acetate?
Stamp Something - Halloween
Creative Cottage - Halloween
Stampin' Royalty - Halloween
Karber Challenge - Halloween
Fresh Brewed Designs - Purple & Black
2 Sisters Challenge - Halloween


  1. Oh Chrissie Wish I lived near you! that's fantastic I would have to come trick or treating to your house!! Awesome colours and project! Samantha :0)

  2. Beautiful work Chrissie. I use DS tape or PVA glue on acetate and try to hide it.

  3. WOW - love that milk carton - really looks like it should have milk in - but might leak LOL...

    Yippee - the post came through as an email - which i am really happy about cos i'll never miss another post from you again - mind you, i'll be catching up with the rest in the next few days...

    Have you tried vellum tape for the acetate - i know it exists, but never bought any? Just a thought...

    Paula x x x

  4. Super cute project! Thank you for playing The Karber Weekly Challenge :)

  5. Hi Chrissie,

    This looks great - I'm sure your hubby will be delighted with it! Super idea. Trish

  6. Ohhhh Chrissie,This is so gorgeous.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Gorgeous project, love it

    That owl is adorable i must go check out the site

    mandi xx

  8. Love the milk carton and brillant idea to add the acetate, makes it look even more enticing! Thanks for joinning us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

  9. Smashing idea, gorgeous little box
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage
    Anne x

  10. Hi Chrissie I love your milk carton filled with sweets and the colour of the owl works perfectly for Halloween love Linda

  11. Love the peek a boo window. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!

  12. What a fun project! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!


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