Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Inspiration

I played around with a couple other projects this Halloween season, just for fun. Here's one... I've wanted to make a coffin box for a couple years now. The Piece of Poison stamp set pushed me over the edge... you'll see why.

The outside is fun to decorate, but the surprise is on the inside.

Of course, you could fill the box with your favorite treats, but I thought the skeleton was begging for a home. I used a template from Stampin' Up's pattern library, and his shape fits perfectly! I'm sure more ideas for this little boney guy would bubble to the surface, but alas, the witching hour is almost over. :(

Stamps: Piece of Poison; Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pick Your Poison DSP; Ink: Basic Gray, Black Stazon, Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Aquapainter, Sponge dauber, Black striped grosgrain ribbon, Basic Black taffeta ribbon, Boho Blossom punch, Crimper, Simple Scored tool, Spider Web embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Melanie over at Pockets of Inspiration has created a free Wacky Manor template.

How cute is that little house? Head on over to her ning site, sign up, and download that template for yourself (it's in the Freebie Templates folder). Make sure you share your own creation; can't wait to see it!!

ETA: I'm gonna submit this coffin project to Shirley's Monday Monster Mash.

Make sure you check out the other Halloween projects. What a great way to share ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!


Yapha said...

What a great coffin box! I love the spider web embossing on it! So clever!

Tanya Boser said...

Ohhh, spooky splendor! That coffin looks so cool!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Heidi... Heidi... Heidi!!

I am in love with this coffin with the skeleton inside!! Bewitchingly Mavrvelous!! lol Thanks so much for adding your project to my MMMHC Blog How week 11 !!


Penny Hanuszak said...

Heidi this coffin box with skeleton insert is just wayyyyyy to cool! I love the lollie and how you've added the skull. Very spooky! Thanks for the directions to the other templates Melanies project really looks like fun! TFS!

Mickey Roberts said...

Great coffin box! Love how you used the web folder.

Elizabeth Price said...

Total and complete AWESOMENESS!!! Every detail on the coffin is super cool. And thanks for sharing the Wacky Manor template. Smiles, Elizabeth

Shelley Z said...

Cool idea to fill the coffin box with the skeleton! Love all your details!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Oh boy! I love the skeleton in the box!

Paula said...

Great idea to use that box and the skeleton! And thanks for sharing that house too. It's fabulous!

Candice said...

oh just love this :-)

Unknown said...

I love both these projects but that coffin is totally awesome!! I will be featuring this coffin on my Halloween feature of My Crafty Picks #40 with a link back to your blog on 10-30-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

Thanks and take care
Tiffany Bauer

Denise Pustelniak said...

Terrific coffin! I was looking for a tutorial on this coffin I created in my head & this is it!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hey Girl... I picked your coffin as the winner for week 11 of the MMMHC Blog Hop!



Shirley Pumpkin said...

Hey Girl I have picked the winner of the 12 week MMMHC Blog Hop and would love if you came by to see the post.