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Do you “Boo”?

I have a new Craft Kit in my Digichick shop.  It’s called “Boo To You” and I made it specifically for my daughters to “Boo” their friends (although I think it is useful for other crafty Halloween projects too).

Have you heard of “Booing”?

Basically, you secretly  leave some surprise treats for someone in the neighborhood with instructions to pass the fun on to another neighbor.  If they want to play along, they can “Boo” someone else by leaving treats and instructions.  Its kind of fun to watch the “boo” travel through the neighborhood.  My girls are so excited to play this little “trick” on their friends.

The kit has plenty of images, tags, titles  and papers to decorate your “Boo” package.  There is even a complete set of “Boo” instructions all ready to include with your treats.  Here is a peek at the kit:

To make things even easier, I also created a Door Hanger Treat Box cutting file.  You can use it to create a cute treat holder that simply hangs on the door.

Here is a picture of my first “Boo” package.  My girls are already discussing how they want to decorate theirs, who’s getting them and what will be inside (there is a lot of interest in those Peep Ghosts).

Both of these are on sale at the Digichick for 30% off through Sunday.  So maybe you want to boo too!

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A tasty treat bucket…

Another tag, and more Eat Cake Graphics stamps!

I made this from a little bucket I got at the Target dollar spot (I think 2 for a dollar?).  I filled it with candy cane Hershey kisses (they are yummy!) in a treat bag

 I decorated the bucket top and bottom with a thin strip of  Hippy Girl paper from the Kaisercraft pad (I really like the colors in the paper – some of it is glittery too!).  The bucket is tapered, so I had to keep the strips thin to get them to adhere well.  Then I added rhinestones to the snowflakes on the bucket.

The tag is made with the Letter to Santa cling set (isn’t Sophie just the cutest?).  I colored her with Copics and cut her out with a Spellbinders oval die.  Then I mounted the image on a Labels 10 die  cut to make the tag.  I couldn’t resist adding a little glitter too!

And since I had all the stuff out (on the DISASTER that is my stamping desk ), I decided to make a coordinating card too….

The cute snowman is also from the Letter to Santa set.  I also used the Winter Trees cling stamp in the background.  I cut the snowman out and popped him up on foam tape to give more dimension. 

Just a couple reminders – our “Tag you’re it” challenge is still open until the 6th so share your tag projects with us for a chance to win.  More info and the linky in this post.

Also, we’re having a pens and paper sale in the store.  Save 25% on Copic sketch markers and patterned paper pads – including the Hippy Girl I used here.

I’m off to finish decorating the house!

Oh – almost forgot.  Our Creative Corner    has the exact same challenge (same name and everything!).  Weird huh?  Well, since I made 2 tag projects, I think I’ll enter this one in their challenge *wink*…..

And…. I just discovered a new challenge site (new to me anyway) called Paper Variety.  I missed the last challenge (darn it!), but I think the current challenge is very clever.  You play Tic-Tac-Toe!  Cute – go check it out.  So… I’m claiming card, holiday theme, and die cut machine for my challenge.

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Fourth Friday Challenge for September 2010

Its Fourth Friday challenge time again – can you believe it!  Time sure flies!

This month, we want to see all your wonderful Halloween ideas! 

It can be any type of project:  card, scrap page, alerted item, treat pack – we want to see them all.  The only rule is that you link up a project newly created for this challenge, although feel free to combine it with other current challenges out there in blogland.  

Although we would love to see all the art you care to share, everyone will be entered in the prize drawing only once.  One winner will be drawn randomly to win the prize.  You have until midnight (EST) on Saturday, October 2nd to link up your project.  Just click the little froggy face at the bottom of this post to add your project.

Your prize this month is this wonderful Halloween sentiment cling stamp.  Can’t wait to see what you create!

 For my project, I created another treat box. 

I used the clear pillow box for my base.  I really like how thick and sturdy they are.  The Witch is from the Best Witches cling stamp set.  I colored her with copics and used a circle cutter to cut around her partially.  Then I cut the rest with scissors so part of her sticks outside the circle.  She is matted on a circle and scalloped circle cut with Spellbinder dies.

The tag is from the Bump in the Night clear set – the definition is too funny!  I used the same set to stamp the Trick or Treat on the purple strip in white.

The purple is cardstock punched on both sides with the Scalloped-scallop border punch.  I inked the tag and the Witch image background with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and a duster brush.

Here are all my project pieces:

For the ribbon. I just colored the plaid ribbon from the I Want it White collection with my Copic YG-25 marker.

Here is the back.

So that is my project – I hope you link up your projects (with the little froggy at the bottom of this post).  I’d love to see them! 

Need a little more inspiration?

How about this cute treat holder from Amber?  She used the Candy Corn clear stamp set with the pillow box for her creation.

Or maybe this wonderful project by Linda?  She used the Happy Halloweenie cling set (bet you didn’t know that skeletons could be cute!).




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Halloween Garden Walk

Its garden tour time again, and we would like to “treat” you to a Halloween Garden Walk.  Don’t worry, just treats – no tricks!

Please note:  I’m off to go camping with the Girl Scouts this weekend  (wish me luck)  so my post is going up early.  The hop officially starts at 10:00 am EST on Saturday.

Take a stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some not-so-spooky inspiration.   This month we are focusing on Halloween – mostly on ways to serve up all those Halloween treats. 

While you visit,  take note of each designer’s name and their special Halloween treat  in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to custserv@papergardenprojects.com with the list of designers and their garden walk word.

Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don’t leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Wednesday, September 22 to send your list.

And the prize?  How a bout this super cute set of Eat Cake Graphics Halloween stamps?


Here is the garden tour guide list.  I hope you find some “Boo”tiful ideas…..

For my treat project – I decided to decorate one of the little plastic purses (daughter M really loves these!) with a friendly Halloween theme.

Here is the front:

And here is the back:

The images are from the Pumpkin Pals cling set and the sentiment is from the Happy Halloweenie cling set.  Both sets contain some of my all time favorite Halloween images from Eat Cake Graphics.

The box comes with a white satin ribbon handle and I wanted to jazz it up a bit.  So I pulled out some black checkered ribbon from the “I Want It White”  embellishment collection.  This collection contains all kinds of ribbon and other embellishments that you can color with your Copics to match your projects (love that about my Copics!!).

I just went over the ribbon with my orange (YR-07) copic.  While I was at it I colored some scrappers floss (also in the I Want it While collection) to thread my bottons with.

I colored the pumpkin images and matted them on black.  I stamped the sentiment and made and orange and black matte for it.  I also colored some scrappers floss black for the orange buttons.  Here are all my project pieces – ready to assemble.

I pierced the box tab with my paper piercer to attach the button with the colored scrappers floss.  I also added buttons to my sentiment (the orange buttons came from the Tutti Frutti button mix).

I simply swapped out the ribbon handle (you could also just color the existing satin handle with Copics if you wish).

Then I just added the pumpkin images and sentiment (and added some yummy Reeses Peanut Butter cups!).

I’m Cathy and my Garden Walk Treat is Snickers.   

I hope you are up for more treats.  Next in line is Amber – and she has a BIG treat for you!

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Guess what’s coming…

Fall!! and Halloween.

I LOVE fall – it is my favorite season.  This year though, I seem to be running a bit behind.  As I get older, either time is moving faster or I’m moving slower (or both!!). 

I’ve been thinking about Halloween – and trying to come up with some quick and easy treats for the girls to “boo” their friends. 

 (“Boo”ing is where you leave a surprise treat, ring the doorbell and run.  The original idea was for the treat to be an anonymous surprise.   But we actually sign them though, because I don’t think I’d let my girls eat treats if I did not know where they came from.)

So this is one of the treats I came up with – pop open the treat box, full it with Reeses pieces, and stick a ghost on top.  Very quick and easy – and the girls can help make them!

The ghost attaches to the clear flower on the top of the treat box.  I tried to set it a little high so it looks like it is floating. 

I matted the ghost in intense kiwi, stuck it the the treat box, then adhered the black matte to the back (the girls can sign the back of the black matte in white gel pen). 

Hope they like this idea!  I’m sure M will have ideas for “enhancements”  LOL!.

Here is what I used for this project:


Speaking of “treats” , make sure you stop by on Saturday for our Halloween Garden Walk.  We’d like to “treat” you to some Halloween inspiration and the chance to win a cute Halloween stamp set.

Oh – and be sure to stop by the store and check out “What’s New”.   There are a bunch of nifty new stamps, papers and other products in the store.  Happy crafting!

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