Monday 27 October 2014

This Is A Treat ~ Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

This week's challenge is called ~ THIS IS A TREAT! With Halloween just days away, and while we know not everyone will be celebrating surely you all like to be inspired by treats! From a sweet bag to making a crafty treat for a friend, making a candy inspired card or journaling about your favourite desserts ~ we can't wait to see what kind of a treat you are inspired to craft this week!

For my project this week, I decided to create some little cracker boxes using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and I will be filling them all with chocolate ready to give away for Halloween.
To begin with, and to make each individual treat box I cut a piece of black card to measure 6" x 6.5". I then spritzed each piece of card with Antiqued Bronze Distress Stain Spray and dried the card. I scored the card on the longest side at 1.5", 3", 4.5" and 6". Then, turn the card around and score the short sides 1" from each side.

Fold along each score line and then, starting at the opposite end to the ½" tab, line up the 5" side of the card at the 1" mark on the Envelope Punch Board and punch. Fold along each score line and punch a further four times, each time lining up the edge at the 1" mark on the board. Repeat on the opposite side.

Fold your box along each score line and place adhesive along the ½" tab section and secure with adhesive. Gently pinch one of the sides together and tie with ribbon or string. Fill the box before tying the second side together. For this I used Tim Holtz's Black and Cream Trimmings.
To decorate the boxes, (which you will find easier to do before sticking them together) I used Graphic 45 Eerie Tale papers, inked around the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and placed them on all four sides of the box. I used more of the papers to create the paper rosettes that I die cut from the Paper Rosette Strip die by Tim Holtz and wrapped some tinsel twine around each of the rosettes before I attached them to the boxes.
To complete each box, I added bats and spiders again die cut from Grungeboard using Tim Holtz dies and then glittered by applying a layer of Glossy Accents onto each die cut and sprinkling Black Soot Distress Glitter over the top.
To complete the boxes, I attached Alpha Chips to spell out "BOO" before arranging them all into a basket.
As a finishing touch, I crackled a Glass Corked Vial, using Multi Medium and Rock Candy Crackle Paint and then added a small amount of Alcohol Ink to give that vintage touch to the glass. I used Remnant Rubs to decorate a Vial Label and then stamped the word Trick Or Treat onto inked card and attached it to the corked lid with a Memo Pin.

If you're looking for some more great ideas and inspiration for this challenge, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....

Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a safe and very happy Halloween!
See you again Emma xx

Products used:

Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies: Paper Rosette Strip Die, Candlelight Fright, Mini Skull and Bats from my own collection
Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
Distress Stain Spray: Antiqued Bronze
Distress Glitter: Black Soot
Alcohol Ink: Gold Metallic Mixative


  1. Thank you for the instructions on how to make the crackers, have just got myself this board and love it already. some amazing inspiration as always Dahlink :-) xxx

  2. Wonderful cracker boxes! Halloween spirit is here! I Love all the little details, so beautiful! thanks for sharing with us your art! BArbarayaya

  3. Great idea and so well created, as always! Nikki x

  4. I sooooo love these! I may have to make some. Love all the creepiness and I really need to get my hands on the Rosette die. Spooky Fun!

  5. Wonderful project, Emma! I've never used the punch board for boxes like this and you've inspired me to try it. These are so fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. gorgeous treats. i'm almost tempted to make some of these for my kids. what is happening to me? it must be your magical influence.......mwahahahahah........ hugs xx

  7. Gorgeous treat boxes!! Love the detailing!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. There are so many great elements here to admire! Really great design work!

  9. These candy boxes are stunning! Love them all! So much spooky going on! Perfect! Hugs, Sandra

  10. These are so absolutely fantastic! I love the concept and these reminded me so much of the wonderful Christmas crackers I adored when I lived in England for a time. I especially loved the rosettes and the sparkly-glossy-glittery look you gave to your creepy critters. You always have so many components that I love and your attention to detail blows my mind. It's like I get inspired by 20 different components on every single project you make! Congrats on another stunner!

  11. Wow... these boxes are so cute and beautiful, Emma. Love all those stunning details. :)

  12. What a fabulous Halloween display! I love the treat boxes and the medallions with the fabulous bats, and spider are so beautiful wit the shimmery coat!

  13. This is so cool Emma! Love all the glitter and great details.


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Emma ~xx

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