While I love autumn for it’s glorious colours, I’m not so keen on some of the other things it brings. It always seems like there’s more spiders around as the weather starts to turn cooler. So although I’m not really scared of them, if I do see a spider I will give it a wide berth. That said, I don’t mind adding a cute spider to a Halloween project. Today’s treat package is a case in point.
STONE WALL BACKDROP
When I was thinking about making a Halloween treat package my options were somewhat limited. You see I don’t do a lot of Halloween things and rarely buy Halloween only stamp sets or paper. So I had to be a bit creative, which wasn’t hard with the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) close to hand.
I decided that a stone wall effect would make the perfect background for this particular project. There are a number of different patterns in the DSP pack and in the end I went with the small grey stones.
I cut a piece of the DSP 4-9/16″ wide x 7″ high to just fit the main die in the Little Treat Box Dies. I also cut two additional pieces of the DSP at 1″ x 3″ to wrap my Hershey’s Nuggets.
Once I’d die-cut the DSP I assembled the box by tucking in the flaps, with the tab from one side secured by the slit in the other. Then I wrapped the smaller strips of DSP around my two Hershey’s Nuggets and secured the DSP to itself with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
After adding the nuggets to the treat package I threaded some Gray Granite 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon through the slot at the top. Then I secured it in place with a small Linen Thread bow.
All I had left to do was decorate the front of my treat package and for that I started with the Little Treats Stamp Set.
I chose the “happy happy Halloween” sentiment and stamped it onto Smoky Slate Card using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I cut it out using the stitched scalloped circle die from the Little Treat Box Dies.
Now all I needed was my spider and for that I chose the gold card from the Brushed Metallic Cardstock pack. The spider is also included in the Little Treat Box Dies and that’s what I used to cut out my card. In addition to cutting out the shape, the die also adds some decorative embossing to the spider body.
Finally I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the sentiment to the treat package, followed by the die-cut spider. In no time at all my sweet Halloween project was complete.
I must say that this turned out even better than I’d hoped. The stone wall DSP looks so effective, and my project is not at all scary. What do you think?
For another project using the Little Treats Stamp Set and coordinating dies see my blog post Here’s a little treat sneak peek.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Little Treats Stamp Set and coordinating Little Treat Box Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I love this bundle because it covers a lot of different occasions and will be useful all year long. I’ve included links for both options so you can compare these options if you wish.