September 1st already. I'm kind of excited about that fact, actually. I'm ready for cooler weather and all the happenings of fall.
Since it's the first of the month, that means it's Papertrey Ink Senior DT challenge time again. This month we are playing with an older Halloween themed set called Spooky Sweets II. This has always been one of my favorite Halloween sets. And that decorative circle is one of my favorite images ever. I've used it tons for non-halloween things.
Nichole challenged us to create a treat wrap and card using Spooky Sweets II and here is what I came up with.
I broke out my Favor It #5 die to create some cute witch hats. A 4 1/4" circle adhered to the bottom was all it took. I'll have a few step-by-step shots of how I created the label/buckle on the front of the hat a little later in this post.
They are large enough to fit a nice little handful of candy corn or other treat.
The matching card is classically Halloween. I diecut the Parisian Lace doily and stamped the scrolly circle in the center and it fit nicely (I need to remember that for future use for sure!). The witch was stamped in black and then again with the Essential Glue Pad and sprinkled with Prisma Glitter. The moon was created by punching a 1 3/8" circle first, then punching a portion of it with a 1" circle punch.
I'd love to someday have a die to match that witch...maybe we could all pull together and lobby for one, don't you think?
As for how I created the buckle/label on the front of the hats...
I diecut the Tea for Two label from Rustic cream, then used an exacto knife to cut slits on each side.
I cut 1/2" strips from patterned paper and slipped them through the slits.
I stamped a sentiment in this space, then used my scoring board to score a line just below that strip. I then folded on the scored line and adhered it to my hat with the portion below the score line adhered to the brim.
So it looks like this. I added more 1/2" strips to the other sides of the triangle as well, just adhering them and trimming off the excess even with the edge of the pyramid.
And now I have a few links for you if you're looking for more Spooky Sweets II inspiration. Here are some projects I've posted previously here on my blog using Spooky Sweets II...
Some unexpected pink and black Halloween cards HERE:
I used that pretty circle on my Build-a-Doily post HERE:
And for more brand new Spooky Sweets II inspiration, visit the other Sr Team girls to see what they've whipped up with this great set!