Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Boxes of Thread or is it Boxes and Thread?

Answer: Boxes and Thread.

I am back to concentrating on entering some things into some challenges today.

One of my favorite challenge spots to hang out is My Craft Spot and this week the challenge is to create a gift bag or box. Then there is The Paper Variety's challenge today to use threads on your project.

I know everyone is concentrating on Back to School but I just can't get into that. I don't  have small children at home so I just do not get all that excited about it.

So, I am onto thinking about fall and Halloween projects.

I have a few gift boxes to share with you. 

First up, is a box I did on my gypsy that I plan to will fill with a couple large pumpkin sugar cookies. 

I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cart and then took a shape from Paper Doll Dress Up for a custom window box top.
The threads on this project come from the cheese cloth I tore up into strips and wrapped around my little mummy, cut at 4/74" from Paper Doll Dress Up. 
The box top is 7.12" x 9.58" with the coffin shape placed on top at 10". 
This box top has a rectangle opening so you have to hide that first. 
The box bottom was cut at 9.41" x 7". I then glued a piece of clear acetate to the inside cover for a clear window and lined the bottom of the box with another piece of card stock for stability. 
this box would be cute with a Dracula or Witch on it as well. 
I should start working on those next.


My next treat box is for candy treats. I's my count box. 

The box itself is cut from the Happy Hauntings cart at 10"- a bit tricky to get it all glued together with so many little folds and tabs. It folds up to 3.5" wide by 6" tall.
I used the bottom for the top and the top for the bottom of the box because I liked the scallop top showing on the top.
Papers again are from my stash. 
Count and his batty friend are cut at 4" from Paper Doll Dress Up. 
The face is Peachy Keen and the Sentiment is from My Pink Stamper. 

Hope you get inspired to create your own treat boxes or projects with threads and link them up to these great challenge blogs. 

17 comments:

jessica said...

Barb!
These are AWESOME!!!!
TFS :)

Joy said...

Love the count treat box...it really is Spooktacular !!
Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !
Joy

Carol's Creations said...

Love them BOTH!!!

Amy said...

These are ADORABLE! I love them both, but that Mummy and his google eyes is too cute! How clever :)Amy

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Adorable!! I love your cute Count Dracula and how you curved your stamped sentiment Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Shelly said...

Awesome Barb! Love both! Dracula looks great!!
Shelly
http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/

Southernbelle said...

These both look great! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot!

Aymee

Carissa said...

Your boxes are adorable! I love all the detailing - so cute.

Heather R... mousemomma said...

These are soooo cute! I'm inspired to try something like this. Thanks!

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome job Barb!!!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Barb, that is such a super idea, love your use of thread, genius :) Thanks for playing along at TPV :)

Kathy Salido said...

What great treat boxes!!! Love the idea of using the cheese cloth on the mummy!!
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Sandi said...

Awesome take on our challenge this week at The Paper Variety! Thanks for joining us.

Kylie said...

I so Adore your idea....thanks for playing at TPV

~Christina~ said...

I linked back to your Halloween tutorial on my blog because it was just too cool not to share!! :)

Kate said...

These are super, Barb!! I love the window you added to the first and the face on the second is just perfect! I didn't know that PK had spooky faces.
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Jackie said...

So cute! Glad you could play along with TPV!