Silly Mummy Treat Box

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As promised, here is the companion project for my 'Silly Mummy' card because life is scary without chocolate! Wouldn't this make a great classroom treat bag? Or a Halloween party treat bag? It is so versatile and can easily be adapted to any occasion! My treat box is in fact adapted from a version that was introduced to Stampin' Up! demonstrators at a recent regional event.

 To create the box, use 2-7/8" x 6-3/4" cardstock; score horizontally at 2" and 4-3/4"; score vertically at 1/2" and 2-3/8". Crease the score lines using the Bone Folder. Where the score lines meet, create a "V"-shaped notch to facilitate folding and assembly. Die cut two tags in matching cardstock using the Two Tags Bigz Die and adhere them around the assembled box and decorate as desired! I stamped the sentiment and hand cut a banner and then adhered the banner to a toothpick. EZ Peasy!

Be warned though, choose another treat to put in your treat box. Mine is filled with white chocolate candy corn M&M's. They were chosen for their bright colors and I thought that they did not sound appetizing at all...sadly I was proven wrong. They are rediculously yummy and I would not reccomend bringing them into your home!!!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Googly Ghouls (128063), Spooky Bingo Bits (123946)

Paper: Elegant Eggplant (105126), Whisper White (100730) Cardstock; Color Collection 2011-2013 Designer Series Paper Stacks (122384)

Ink: Elegant Eggplant (126969) Classic Stampin' Pads

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Two Tags Bigz Die (115954), Delicate Doiles Sizzlits L (126999), 1-3/4" Circle Punch

Embellishments: Googlies Adhesive Backed Googly Eyes (127539), 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Pumpkin Pie, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, 4" x 6" Cellophane Bag (102757)

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Silly Mummy!

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This little guy thinks he's scary...shhh, don't tell him he's just too cute! 

I'm not really a 'cutsie' kinda girl but I fell in love with this stamp set the moment I saw it and when I saw the colors for this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge, I knew it was time to break this set out! To keep life interesting, I decided to stretch myself a bit and combine this challenge with the sketch over at Mojo Monday.

I must admit that with so many layers, this sketch really takes me out of my design comfort zone. It can be overwhelming to build mentally so as I worked I took each layer down just a notch to keep all of them together from being overwhelming to me.

 EZ Design Ideas:

  • Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, and Pumpkin Pie...strong colors indeed, all three! One way to balance these colors is with porportion. Give the most nuetral color the largest visual space. Two thirds Lucky Limeade to one third Elegant Eggplant and then the same porportion ratio between Elegant Eggplant and Pumpkin Pie

  • Keep the patterns small or neutral. I purposely chose a quiet Elegant Eggplant pattern paper with just a hint of a contrasting pattern in Pumpkin Pie. I toned down the background by choosing a tone-on-tone stamp rather than a patterned paper
  • Use texture rather than pattern to add additional visual interest without overpowering the eye...some paper piercing and a bit of embossing do the trick nicely!

I hope you have enjoyed my little mummy and please check back tomorrow to see his 3-D companion!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Googly Ghouls (128063), Spooky Bingo Bits (123946), Distressed Dots (122815) Wood Mount

Paper: Lucky Limeade (122926), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730) Cardstock; Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks in Brights (117155) and Regals (117154)

Ink: Lucky Limeade (126984), Elegant Eggplant (126969) Classic Stampin' Pads

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Spider Web Embossing Folder (120889), Prfect Pennants Bigz L Die (123126), Circles # 2 Originals Die (114526),  Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893), Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199)

Embellishments: Googlies Adhesive Backed Googly Eyes (127539)

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