Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spider Halloween Treat Box

I am so excited that Trendy Twine is back with their challenges again. I enjoyed playing along although sometimes, I am not able to participate.

I have been busy making Halloween treats for my sons' classes. I have three boys, so I have a total of 50 pieces to make. Their party is next week, that's why I have been missing the challenges in blogs. At least, I get to create one project once a week as part of blog challenges. That's good enough for me. Maybe after Halloween?...then it's Christmas. Oh, well!

My eldest son, Rudy, was very helpful in making me come up with an idea on what to create for this challenge. I am to use Trendy Twine. I only have the solid colors, in which black (Totally Black) and purple (Totally Grape) are the only Halloween colors. I don't want it to be all black, so I asked him which Halloween icon has purple on it. He answered, a spider web, and it sure gave me an idea.

I cut the box using my Cricut Imagine and Cricut Wrap It Up Cartridge, I used an old Authentique patterned paper. Then I cut the spider, which is a layer feature of the box in the cartridge. I cut it four times. I am not sure why I cut it four times at that time but might as well have it done while the machine is ready and everything is out. I cut a spider web using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and some vellum. A regular piece of card stock should be okay but I wanted to create a translucent effect when I adhere the twine to the spider web. Yeah, you read it right. Thanks, patience! I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to make that happen.

 I adhered two spiders on top of the other. I applied Tim Holtz Distress Glitter to the spider. I used Spiced Marmalade for the eyes and tips of the legs. I only glittered the body with Black Soot. I set that aside to dry. I applied Wink of Stella in black to the non-glittered areas to add some shimmer. The web was adhered inside the flap of the box top, while the spider was adhered on top.

I thought I was done but as I was reading the Trendy Twine blog, I need a tag. I used a Marvy Uchida tag puncher to punch a cream card stock. I stamped this with My Mind's Eye Halloween stamps. First, some random words stamp which I embossed with clear powder. Then I stamped a spiderweb to keep up with the theme. I applied clear powder and heat embossed this as well. Next, I distressed the tag to allow the stamped images to pop out. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot and Dusty Concord.

To adhere my tag to the box, I twisted the purple and black Trendy Twines to create my own baker's twine. I applied adhesive to my fingers to keep them twisted. After adhering a Martha Stewart paper tape around the box, I circled the box with the made-up baker's twine and threaded the end through the tag hole. I again applied glue on random spots to keep the twine from sliding and to keep the bow intact.

As last step, I frayed the ends of the bow for a more creepy look. Here are more photos of the finished box.

Opened lid of the box
Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Aww, Maria, what a festive treat box. Your spider is fabulous!

    So happy to see you linking up with us again for the Trendy Twine Challenge.

    Annie's Paper Boutique & Trendy Twine

  2. A Spooky Cute & Fun project!! Awesome job!
    Thank you for joining us this month over at the Trendy Twine challenge.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  3. Such a wonderful treat box! I love how you made the spider web :) Thanks for joining us at Trendy Twine!

  4. Adorable spider treat box, the spider web looks awesome! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Trendy Twine!

  5. Such a fun box! I love the fabulous spider web. Awesome! Thank you for sharing your project with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  6. Such a spooky FUN gift box!!! LOVE that glittery spider and cool twine web!
    AWESOME job!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with the Trendy Twine October Challenge!

  7. What a fun treat box!! I love how you did the spider web!! :) Great idea! Thanks for joining this month's Trendy Twine Challenge!
    Kimberly :)
    Trendy Twine DT