Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bombshell Hump Day Halloween Hop!

Hooray! It's time for another Bombshell Hump Day Hop! Angela, aka Inky Button, found a great Coffin Treat Box template at Martha Stewart and challenged us to create Coffin Treat Boxes with Bombshell style!

The entire project



I printed both the top and bottom of the coffin template directly onto plywood colored cardstock. I cut out the bottom of the coffin first, scored the lines, and put the bottom of the coffin together. Then I cut out and scored the coffin lid, but then flipped it over and stamped the garland from the Sugar Skull set using brown ink. The flowers were colored with Copic markers, which I also used to outline and shade the sugar skulls. I then finished cutting, folding, and assembling the coffin's lid. I used brown ink to edge the sides of the top of the coffin. Both the lid and base of the coffin were lined with satin specialty paper (Shantung by FiberMark).

I used the sugar skulls from the Sugar Skull set and stamped them on white paper. I colored them with Copic markers and added some shimmer with Spica pens. Hidden in my stash are some tiny paper bags that would have been perfect for the candy, but I couldn't find them, so I went to plan "B", which looks a bit tacky. I cut second squares to match the stamped squares, used my Tiny Attacher to staple the top corners, added lollipops, and then stapled the squares closed. I did the same thing with a piece of chocolate and a larger stamped square. It was fun to use my new toy (Tiny Attacher), but the result isn't especially elegant. But I've always said that I don't do "elegant" very well.

Closed Coffin Close-Up


Candy Close-Up:


Thanks for visiting my blog today. Now that you've seen my project, hop to the next person on the list below! Be sure to make a comment on each blog, since each comment gets you one more chance to win October's fabulous prize!

Bombshell Hump Day Halloween Hoppers
Angela

Kelli

Lyss

Terra

Kas

Miss Magoo

Sarah K

Glittery Katie

Gabby

Nicole

35 comments:

  1. Awesome love love that coffin!

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  2. Well, great minds think alike! I love your choice of stamps for the top of the coffin. Better yet, are your treats! I absolutely LOVE this project Kat. Another WOW!!!

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  3. Oooh these are fab!
    Love thes ideas and the great colouring!

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  4. good job! love the candy wrappers!

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  5. love it, especially the shading on the top!

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  6. The distressing and shading on the coffin and the skulls is top notch. Great job.

    I love the treat wrappers. I think you did a brilliant job keeping with Martha's intention of these acting as a goodie box for giving away sweets to loved ones.

    Way to nail it!

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  7. Love that you went with the wood coloring and the shading is fabulous! And the sugar skull headson lollipops? It's brilliant! Looks like they have the dimension of a head!!!!

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  8. Nice job on this!!! Beautifull done!

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  9. Awesome job on both the coffin and the treat covers!

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  10. I love the stamps you used on the outside of the coffin. I've been eyeing them in the BS store. Great project. Love the candy wrappers.

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  11. Turned out fantastic. Great job.

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  12. Very cute! Love the pink flowers.

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  13. I love the incorporation of the Halloween treats!

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  14. Just love your take on this challenge. I think it's the way you edged/inked the coffin, and the colors. Super! The addition of all the little Halloween treats inside the coffin are perfect.

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  15. Love the coloring!! Very subtle but awesome. I have to remember to do treat covers like yours. Those were cool.

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  16. This is really nice..love how you inked the edges and stamped the skulls. Good job!

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  17. ooo anything with candy makes my heart skip a beat...

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  18. I love this! I really like the colors and the lollipops...so taking that idea!!!! If I don't eat all the candy that needs covers first!;)

    Thanks for letting me "hop along"

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  19. I think the colors are great. One *sweet* coffin!

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  20. this is a sweet little treat box. I love the idea for the candy covers. Simple yet perfect. If you can't be a little "Shabby-chic" for Halloween when can you?

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  21. I like how you distressed the top. Very cute

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  22. the coloring is excellent, you know how to use those markers! what a great idea for the candy....to cute to eat!

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  23. Awesome coffin but I think I like the lollipop wrappers even more! Great job!

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  24. Those lollipop wrappers are adorable.

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  25. WOW- great creation! Love the stamp set!

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  26. What a great project! Love the use of the sugar skulls ;o)

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  27. The sugar skulls are perfect for candy wrappers!

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  28. I like how you shaded the edges of the coffin. The candy wrappers are the coolest!

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  29. The candy wrappers are a great idea and go perfect with the skelly coffin! Fantastic job Kathi!!!!!

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  30. cool coffin! Love the matching candy wrappers. TFS

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  31. Such a great idea with the matching wrappers.

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  32. Very cool lolly pops. Great idea!

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