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Saturday, October 16, 2010

This 'n That

Those acrylic sheets were still sitting on my scrap table  from my last card project and I thought I'd make some of these cute little treat boxes using one of my daughter's new Halloween penant sets.  The purple Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland pattern paper was such a perfect match and in about 15 minutes look what was born.  Don't you love that little ghoulie guy with the bat wings (click for larger image)?   Susie McCormick offers a great tutorial for these little acrylic treat boxes at Splitcoast Stampers here.  There's an entire gallery there in many themes (Valentines, Christmas, etc.)  One even holds two golf balls with a "Fore You" tag.  Anyway, check it out and also check out Allison's Etsy offerings at Circus Board.

I've entered this in a couple of challenges:
2 Sisters Halloween Challenge.  There are some awesome goodies there so check it out!
Fairy Fun Fridays.  Tickets and Tags Challenge
Stamp Something Halloween Somethings Challenge.

After putting together some vintage graphic image sets for her Etsy shop, Allison then decided to try her hand at designing paper and her very first set is pretty amazing (I'm trying to be objective here, friends, but it really is).  I did a simple quick little layout using her "Child's Garden Set" which features lovely subtle turquoise and peachy tans and the result is a very soft sweet little page featuring my dear granddaughter Lily in her new gardening hat and gloves.   She's even included an embellishment set all inspired by this very old children's book illustration (click on image to really see the details but pardon my funky stitching).  The files print crisply and color true and just to share, she's sequestered away in her room working on a few more sets as I post this.  Goooo Allison!!!

If you have time to take a look at some of her creations, we would so appreciate any feedback and to hear what you think or if you have any suggestions.   Have a wonderful weekend, my friends and thanks for visiting.

P.S.  She also designed my blog header and has promised to redo my blog wallpaper.  Yayyy!


  1. I *LOVE* the layout you did for the 'Child's Garden' kit. :) I'm so lucky to have you as my one woman design team.
    Thank you for all your support mom! :-*
    Love you!

  2. Love your box...absolutely amazing!!

  3. What a great box! Love the DPs u chose! Thanks for playing at Fairy Fun Fridays! xox Trisha

  4. You are so right - that paper is super cute! Love it!!

  5. Yummy yummy yummy, what a great project, love it! thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays, hope to see you back again for our next challenge which starts tomorrow!

  6. Wonderful Halloween project. Love the DP and image on the front. Love your LO too. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.

  7. oh my gosh!!! what a totally FABULOUS use of the circus board halloween pennant! that thing is cool in ANY context, but miss kathy you have proved how VERSATILE as well! lovely LO, too...no disrespect to allison's GORGEOUS papers...but having a super-model like miss lily kind of seals the deal, doesn't it?!?!??? ♥♥♥


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