Penni and Lyssa’s eeky epic adventure! October 8-12, 2018

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Hey everybody! It's time for a week of fall fun as my BFF Penni (the best Stampin' Up assistant EVER!) and I prepare our Halloween treats, scrapbook pages, cards and decor. I hope you have a hoot seeing what we came up with this year–and if you're not a Halloween fan, see outside the box for cool ideas you can use year-round for other holidays and birthday events!


I had no sooner cut out my first Takeout Treats Box in Pumpkin Pie orange than I realized it would make the most adorable pumpkin!  What a fun little giftie to leave on someone's desk!

This led to a flood of other ideas for this box–here's just a few:


From left to right, here they are:

  1. Bitty Bubbling Cauldron–cut Takeout Box in Basic Black and assemble, fold all flaps down on outside and tie with Glittered Black Organdy ribbon. Cut super-thin strips of Granny Apple Green and curl around a pencil, adhering to front and back of container. Fill with acid green jelly beans!
  2. Baby Pumpkins–cut Takeout Box in Pumpkin Pie and assemble, turning upside down so opening is on the bottom. Die-cut the pennant in Soft Suede brown and fold in half for the handle. Add a Leaf Punch and a little tag tied on with Linen Thread. Fill with Toasted Marshmallow Jelly Bellys!
  3. Mini Trick or Treat Basket–cut Takeout box in Pumpkin Pie and trim off flaps. Stamp candy border in Memento Black before assembly. Add a Shimmer Black ribbon handle with brads. Fill with paper shreds and a single Lindt truffle or Ferraro Rocher!
  4. Fall Takeout Box–cut box and assemble, poking two holes on the two sides for a wire handle (I used six inches of green-wrapped floral wire). Bend the wire inside the box so the wire can't be pulled out. Decorate with Leaf Punch and layered tag.
  5. Bride of Frankenstein Petite Purse–cut Takeout Box in Basic Black and cut the sides and side flaps down by half. When assembled, the box will be half as wide as a normal one. Add a ribbon handle and a "flap" with a half-circle doily cut out to resemble a spiderweb. Use the dark Basic Back Stampin' Blends alcohol marker to turn a Petal Pink Rhinestone into a black one, for the purse clasp. Add a small tag and a Delightfully Detailed lace paper border strip around the bottom. Fill with black jellybeans.

Isn't that TOO fun? This little Takeout Thinlets box is so versatile! You can save 10% by bundling it with the coordinating stamp set, too, which has Valentine and Christmas sayings as well as birthday and thank you. AND you can get three boxes from a sheet of 12×12 (plus other tags and punches from the scraps.

You'll have to come back later this week to see what ELSE came of this creative session… here's a hint: it involves googlie eyes!


Penni LOVES the 24 Cheat Sheets Collections and her first Halloween card for our series is a layout from Collection #1 (which is free with my e-newsletter signup, if you'd like it!) Not only is it a great layout for using up scraps of patterned paper, it's SO fast to create. No more excuses for not getting cards out, when they're this easy and fun to make! The sweetly watercolored Toil & Trouble papers are perfect for not-so-spooky celebrations, too.

See you tomorrow for some Victorian-inspired pieces from my desk and a fun new fold from Penni. We're on a roll!

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