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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sweet Treats!


Today's card isn't a card at all - they are little sweet treat containers for Halloween.  These are called several things, but I know them as "sour cream containers."  Aren't they just darlin'?

I learned how to make them on StampNation, a website filled with tutorials on all manner of paper crafting techniques.  Members click here, non-members click here.  The papers for the first two are SU DSP Stacks (Pumpkin Pie and Basic Grey) and Authentique Enchanted Series for the third.  I stamped the PP paper with script and bat stamps in brown and black ink respectively as I felt the paper needed a little more Halloween interest.

The tags are my latest embellishment obsession, Shrinky Dinks.  I punched them using SB Nesties Labels 20.  The tiny one (smallest Nestie) was sponged with Pumpkin Pie before shrinking and the larger two (next to smallest Nestie) were painted with Creative Inspirations paints after.  I didn't have any orange, so for one of them I painted with several alternating layers of Canary and Tickled Pink, and for the other one I alternated layers of Copper and Chocolate.  They glimmer depending on how the light hits them.  I stamped the larger two with Staz-On and the tiny one with glue and then applied glitter.  The glitter doesn't stay on well, though, so I don't really recommend that application.  All stamps were from the Flourishes Witching You a Happy Halloween stamp set.

 I made the jewelry charms with beads, pearls and findings that I had on hand. I hand dyed the seam binding SU Concord Crush and Memento Tuxedo Black.  A couple of rhinestones for each tag and voila, cute little treat holders!

The hardest part was getting them to stay propped up long enough to have their picture taken.  Had to go all over the house for that part!

I hope you've enjoyed my departure from the norm today - these were so much fun I'll be making some for Christmas.  And maybe more for Halloween, too.  I wound up going to Hobby Lobby today and bought more papers and beads and haven't yet cleaned the craft table of the jewelry making materials.  Making one's own embellishments is that much fun.

Happy Crafting!!

The challenges I am entering these into are:

Anything Goes Challenge 78 - Make Your Own Embellishments 
There She Goes TSG177 - Fall Fun (Halloween/Fall Theme)
Crazy4Challenges C4C158 - Sweet Treats! 
Really Reasonable Ribbon RRR#58 - Halloween and Ribbon
Creative Inspirations - Halloween Treats
FOSTV #42 - Anything But a Card


Patty K said...

Shea, Love the sour cream containers. The jewels are such a pretty touch. What is Shrinky Dink? I am going to have to look that up.


Mum of 4 said...

These are so much fun, Shea! I love how you have decorated them and embellished them. The recipients are going to LOVE them. TFS!!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Great treat containers! I love the beads. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint! =)

Janine said...

Cute containers - I am making some smaller than that for Halloween and I plan to make about 30 so I have shelved that for now!!! Love the shrink plastic attachments. Thanks for joining our FOSTV challenge.

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DIANA L. said...

Beautifully decorated treats containers super fun looking!!
Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
CI design team member

Angie said...

Wow!!! Adorable treat holders!!! I chuckled at your having difficulty finding a way to prop them is funny how we look all through the house for a way to photograph our art, isn't it?! I am going to have to try the shrinky dink. They are absolutely adorable!!!! Thanks for Joining FOSTV Challenge this week!!!!

michelle hodges said...

Love your fun and creative treat containers!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations Challenge!

Theresa said...

You are the creative one. Great containers and love the embellishments! I love using Shrinky Dink. Thanks for joining us again at FOSTV this week.

Tamara Morton said...

What fun and creative treat boxes.. thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge Blog this challenge

Designing with Debbie said...

What a cool project. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Bonnie said...

Great project! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.