Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tricky Treat Holders

Hi all!  I am really getting into the swing of things for Halloween.  I love the end of October when the desert in live in finally starts to cool off.  Finally we can open the doors and the windows (in the morning at least.)  For me Halloween is the kick-off for a wonderful holiday season and lots of time with my family.  I just love this time of year!

I've been having a ball creating all kinds of fun, spooky projects.  Here is what I created with  my Mystic Paper design team kit.

I made a high-heeled shoe with a pattern I got from Terri Heinz' blog Artful Affirmations.  She is one of the extremely talented artists in my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.  The shoe is just the right size to stuff full of candy; I'm thinking of orange pixie sticks!  Maybe a mini Dark Hershey's?

I have to say I am in LOVE with the vintage crepe streamer from my kit this month. I made the ruffle with it for the back of this shoe, and it is so soft and lucious I will have to get lots of it when I go back! Here, I lined the folded streamer with Silver Stickles. A girl's gotta have some sparkle you know!

I used a Crafty Secrets stamp for the shoe's buckle (stamped in black and distressed with Antique Linen).  Then I looped the double-sided green polka dot ribbon through it.  The green crepe "Trick or Treat" circle is from the Girls Paperie Toil and Trouble line embellishment package.  These are wonderful (and EASY) additions to any project.  How cute would they look on tags?

Then I made this pumpkin with circles and LOTS of chunky, deep orange glass glitter (from Mystic of course).  One of the circles creates a little shelf perfect for stuffing with candy treats!  A spool for a stem  gives it a sweet, vintage look.

And last, a cute tag from the NEW Halloween Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps sheet.  Such a simple addition, gonna need more of these too!

Oh yeah, and stay tuned for a tutorial on this pumpkin.  :)  I took lots of photos as I made it.

Wishing you all a Spook-tacular season!


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

This pumpkin treat holder is very cute. I can't wait to see the tutorial and see the project at Mystic!!

debi said...

CUTE ideas!! Really love the pumpkin! It looks like you're just having all kinds of Halloween fun!

eclectic archivist said...

Holly i love the shoe...It is very impressive!!!