Thursday 27 September 2012

No Glue Halloween Treat Box

This has got to be the easiest box ever.
No gluing - just cut it out!
There's a free template to download
at the end of my post.
I cut a small 'X' at the centre base of the box tabs 
and fed the miniature broomstick through
to lock the box closed.
It's not necessary, just thought it added a bit of
witchy fun.
I have a tutorial for the broomstick
on my magic boxes blog HERE

After cutting  the box out;
bring tabs a & b together
then feed them through slits c & d
It's as simple as that.
I used two stamps:
1) Inkadinkado clear stamp set
'gem stone flourishes'
2) My Minds Eye clear stamp set
'Haunted' (used the spider)
Stamped using; 
IndigoBlu  'FlitterGlu' - more details later,
then applied glitter directly onto the
stamped image
 On my first box I used gold ultra fine glitter 
and a peach colour gem for the spider's body.
My second - crystal ultra fine glitter 
(I liked the 'ghosty' effect of this glitter on black card) 
with aurora borealis gemstones for highlights
For the one above - 'rainbow orange' ultra fine glitter
highlighted with doodlebug sugar coating 'lily white' glitter.
IndigoBlu 'FlitterGlu' - AT LAST
a glue that you can stamp with and it really does
hold the glitter.
I can't stop stamping glitter!!!!
I recommend you also get the stamp cleaner
especially if, like me, you don't wash your stamps
immediately after using them.
It works best with the very fine glitter
the finer the better.
I used Kars extra fine glitter and it picked out
every detail.
Here is the template to download;
(Click on the image to view it bigger
then right click save to your computer).
No Glue Halloween Treat Box
Best printer settings are UK A4 portrait
and select 'fit to page'
I've allowed for printer margins so it should 
print fully and 'to scale' 
The base of this box measures 45mm (1.8inches) square
and it stands 75mm ( 2.9inches) high.
Here I printed the template onto orange card.
Flipped the card over and printed the black & white
'cobweb lace' backing paper on the other side
 (from my previous post) HERE

 Thanks for popping by and have fun!

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Free Halloween Backing Papers & Labels

Sorry it's been a while since my last post.
Things got a little busy but I'm back now!
I've been working on some papers, labels and
tags for Halloween.
There are some free downloadable sheets
at the end of this post
I made some dinner table name cards
for a Halloween celebration we're having next month.
They measure 70mm square.
For the card fronts I used the blank 'Gothic
Labels' (at the end of the post).
I opened the jpeg in my photographic programme
and used my 'add text' to write the names of
my guests.
For the mount;
I cut a 70mm x 35mm strip of the 'cobweb lace'
backing paper (downloadable at the end of this post)
Mounted it onto a 70mm x 40mm length of black card
and attached it to the place card using double sided tape.
I then added the label using 3mm foam mount pads
I used the 'Gothic Labels - Happy Halloween'
for the back of my cards.
There are four small gemstones glued onto the
the four 'flourishes' around the label.
I filled the letters 'Happy Halloween' using
a quickie glue pen and crystal glitter and also
ran a fine glue line along the black mount,
top & bottom, and applied black glitter.

The card opens to reveal a Halloween question
and answer (again at the end of the post)'
I couldn't resist adding a couple of small spider punch outs.
Hope you have fun with the papers
(Click on the download you want.
It will view bigger.
Right click and save to your computer). 
Here are the downloadable sheets;
Gothic Labels 'Happy Halloween'
Gothic Labels Blank
(These labels are a little taller than the first sheet
to allow more space for stamping of writing)
Spider Lace - Purple

Spider Lace - Black/White
Spider Lace - Green
Spider Lace - Orange
Halloween Questions & Answers
 These are just fun questions but if you wanted
to do something a little more 'grown up'
you could include Halloween trivia.
This is a great place to find info and ideas:
Thanks for popping by
I'll be back very soon with more Halloween papers and tags.