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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fun and Spooky Halloween Treat Boxes with Happy Hauntings

 
Hey there this is Susan.  Welcome to the third Saturday of October, my week as your Saturday Designer.  Has anyone else noticed WHAT Joy and Melanie have done to me???  Every month they have a fabulous guest designer, like Maria (!!) for this month, and my Saturday post follows these great guest designers!!!  Such pressure.....



Okay enough with my whining, let's get on to today's projects.  With Halloween just around the corner I thought we might need yet one more Halloween project (before we rush past Thanksgiving and move right into the Christmas season).  I do not know about your house, but at our house Halloween is all about the little costume clad goblins that will be going door to door to collect their loot.  I like to make a lasting impression on my trick or treaters, especially my special few trick or treaters, and with that in mind I created five gift boxes from Cricut's Happy Hauntings cartridge. 


The first treat box is one of the two pumpkin boxes from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  I cut the base box in a Halloween print with an inset pumpkin face in orange gingham.  I added black facial features, green stem (hidden) and I used ribbon to attach the name tag.  I finished the box with a trick or treat stamp in the lower right corner.


The second box I am sharing today is one of the tombstone boxes.  I like the idea of the tombstones but I did not want the tombstones to get too spooky.  Some of my special trick or treaters are pre-schoolers and I did not want to frighten them.  I cut this box in a fun fall polka dot pattern, inking the edges.  I used a scrap of basic gray paper to add the front layer.  The top layer is a scrap rectangle of cardstock stamped with a Happy Halloween stamp. I added the name tag to the box with a strip of orange and gold ribbon.




 The next treat box is a Dracula trimmed casket.  Okay I may be moving into the spooky realm.  I cut the box in a fun Halloween multi-print with an orange gingham reverse.  This fun green Dracula gets to spend his days surrounded by orange gingham.  Again I added a Halloween stamp as well as a gingham name tag.  And don't you love the spooky BOO ribbon?


 The next treat box is a little darker yet, another coffin.  Cut in black cardstock this coffin is embellished with a RIP (Rest in Peace) sign, gold Stickles, and a spooky little ghost.  The ghost was cut from Paper Doll Dress Up.  I attached the name tag to the ghost tag and embellished the tag with two ribbons.


The final treat box is the the darkest of them all, another Halloween coffin.   Again this coffin was cut in black cardstock and again I embellished the top of the coffin with an RIP sign.  Instead of cute stamps and ribbon, this coffin's only other decoration is this skull and crossbones metal embellishment.  This box is for an older boy who would not have appreciated the ribbons.  




I hope that I have given you some ideas of how to make your trick or treaters feel extra special when they visit your house. Again, all of these boxes were cut using Happy Hauntings; what a fabulous cartridge!! 




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Court said...

HA! These are so fun!

Holly Hudspeth said...

Susan, the treat bags are adorable. The gingham pumkin is my favorite. You and Maria made this a stellar week for projects. I am going to be busy.

- - Sheryl - - said...

i love them - the tombstone and coffin - too much fun. now you are making me want the cart!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! These are all really cute!! Love those coffins

Amy K said...

These are such cute treat holders!
TFS.

Angie said...

Great work Susan, love them!

mississchic said...

Very unique. I wouldn't thought of it.Mississchic & yahoo dotcom

Jan Foselli said...

these are sooooo adorable!

Crhiga said...

Awesome treat boxes.

Carol

cherie said...

love your boxes I so need to get this cart,what size did you cutthe boxes
Cherie

katieb'screativeendeavors said...

Terrific Halloween boxes!

Melissa said...

Wow! Love these!

Joann said...

What great treat boxes and bags. Thank you so much for sharing.

Joann
joannmarch

adisaac said...

The treat boxes are great. I love the coffin!

Amy said...

Oh, my gosh, these are all adorable! LOVE the coffin with Dracula--too fun!

Kingston's Kreations said...

So Adorable!! I just love the colors and creativity! Great job!

jengd said...

Very cute!! I love seeing real versions of these- it's kinda hard to really envision them from their illustrations.

Joy said...

What great treat bags and boxes!! The coffins are scarey cute and I love the lil pumpkin!! TFS
xoxo Joy

Santaread said...

Cute bags now I have to have this cartridge.

debbie said...

Susan,
don't worry.......you did GREAT under pressure. These are the cutest treat boxes. Love your paper choices!

niaggi said...

wow!! what did you say your address was!! I want to go trick or treating at your house!! I love them all!!

Nancy said...

Susan you are awesome Love the coffins I will have to get busy

Lauren said...

super cute!!

Orlie said...

Thank you for sharing your Ideas for the boxes.I now know what to do for the girls at work. They love when I come up with little things to brighten the day.

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

The treat boxes for Halloween are so terrific! Very creative and fun.

Marys stamping and scrapping said...

Oh these are so great. I would love to do these up for the grandchildren. Wish I could afford the cartridge..

Sandra said...

what fun!
Sandra

DebJoAl said...

Boxes! Boxes! Love the Halloween Boxes!

DebJoAl said...

Boxes! Boxes! Love the Halloween Boxes!

Bonita said...

That is the cutest pumpkin ever. So fun. Thanks.

Susan said...

PRICELESS!! Didn't even notice the boxes on that cartridge! My granddaughters are here for the weekend ~ and they would love making those! thanks for such a terrific idea!
SusanJ in Atlanta

Coachfans said...

Those coffins are so cool! I need to try and make some!

Thanks,
Georgiana

Manhattan Mandie said...

So cute! Love all of your boxes!

janine_jepsen said...

Susan, you have nothing to fear. Those projects are darling! I just got this cart (and I mean JUST~it came yesterday)! Thanks for giving me great ideas.
Janine

Sandy said...

Such cute boxes, amazing what you come up with to share with us! Love all the ideas.

gmaJ said...

Susan, those treat boxes are so cute! I love the papers you chose to use as it really sets them off! Would be a great idea to do for my daycare kids! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

I love this candy cane box. I would love to have this cartridge. I also would love the robotz. My grandsons would just love everyone of these. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol said...

What a treat for your little gobblins! Really clever and creative! Sure they will love them all.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

so cute love them, the rip coffin box is my fav.comet

Mary said...

I Love Halloween, your treat bags are to cute. Thanks for the ideas.

Linda said...

These are wonderful project. Not to worry about who you follow. The next person has too. LOL

liz said...

wow! those are so cute! thanks for reminding me that I usually make little candy boxes!
liz ;o)

Tammy said...

Those are so cute!

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

These are awesome treat boxes!!! What a fun idea!! Very inspiring!!!
Thank you for sharing.

Trish

CyndiU said...

Susan, these are so cute. As soon as I send this comment, I'm going to go see if I can win a cart on e-bay. Didn't realize all that was on the card. That is why I am so glad for crafters like you that share their wonderful talents with us. Thank you.

Gatornanny said...

I didn't think I wanted this cartridge. But after your posy. I t is a MUST HAVE.
These are so Cute didn't know there was a box option.
Thanx for sharing

Wendy Raffin said...

These are great! Awesome projects to start with, and the pressure must be working, cause these are adorable.

Josie0602 said...

Those boxes and treat bags are so cute!!!

Debra said...

Wonderful Susan! Your work give me a standard to aspire to!

Nancy S said...

These ideas are so cute. TFS
Nancy S
seedstlc@distributel.net

Luv Scrapping Together said...

I love your treat boxes! They are so fun. TFS!

Donna said...

OMG these are so cute. Sure wish I had little ones coming to my house. I miss it so.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

scrappymama said...

these are so cute and I love the colors and paper!

Kel said...

These are...wait for it!...SPPPOOKTACTULAR! LOL. Seriously nice job on these treat bags and boxes. I'm loving the paper combos. And the ribbons are too dang cute!! Have a great Halloween!

scraphappy said...

How cute! I love these. I make special treat boxes for my special trick or treaters as well.

Denise said...

I think you rise to the pressure admirably :) I'm loving your tombstones.

Wende said...

These are spooktacular. So much fun!

Anonymous said...

The boxes are great. Thanks for sharing.
Erin K.
ekell77 at hotmail dot com

Kath said...

Those are too dang cute! I need to make one today to get in the mail to my grandson!

GiGi said...

SO CUTE! I love these!

Carissa said...

I love these boxes. Treat boxes are so much fun to make!
carissawiley at gmail dot com

Karen said...

I always look forward to your posts here. I LOVE these projects, especially that they are FUN and Halloween-ey, and not scarey. Just wonderful - thanks SO much for sharing!!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Great treat boxes! TFS

GreenScrap said...

I love them they are so cute!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Ann said...

Susan,

Difficult job to "come on" after these great designers! Really cute projects!
Mstgane
ANN

ScrappinT said...

They are just too cute! I am going to have to give them a try!

Idea Queen said...

I love your boxes. Can you tell us what sizes you cut them at? Thank you so much.

Laurie
happydales@me.com
http://hipandhumblepaperworks.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

What fun projects....the coffin boxes are such a great surprise for someone.
smiles...Tammy

Carrie K said...

those are great, fum boxes!

Donna said...

These little boxes and bags could be used for multiple ideas!
Blessings, Donna

Tanya T said...

These boxes are so cute! Didn't really examine my cart for these boxes! Going to be busy today creating for the grandkids! Thanks for sharing!
-Tanya
thomfam at inreach dot com

Linda said...

Love the treat boxes. I haven't made boxes but must give it a try. You are so talented.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Wende said...

These are fabulous!

Dawn said...

love love love LOVE IT! Did i say love it. That is soo cool. TFS. have a great weekend.

Nana Donna said...

Those are really cute, love the papers

Maria said...

Susan, my scrapbooking friend, you put the pressure on yourself!! OMG! At least I had a whole week to do my projects, you did a whole weeks worth in ONE day! Love each and every one of them! Especially the "spookier" ones! :-)

Maria

Noelle said...

love them! Must get this cartridge.
Thanks for sharing!

Laney said...

Really great treat boxes, going to pull out my cartridge and see what I can do thanks for the motivation

Michelle said...

Susan I am always delighted when your Saturday comes around. These are adorable projects, I am so glad I have that cartridge.

Lesley from WI said...

Super cute projects. The coffin is so cute!

Amy said...

So cool. I wish you could make treat boxes a decent size on the Baby Bug.

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! Good job!!!!

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Great treat boxes! Especially love the Dracula coffin box. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

Kelly Massman said...

Fun!

motherloves3 said...

Love the treat boxes. Looks like a great cartridge to have

4kids4 said...

These are ALL great projects...you work well under pressure!!

~Sharon C.

Kathy said...

Super cute treat boxes! Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Your house must be the favorite trick-or-treat spot in the neighborhood! These are wonderful!

jacobsonbruce said...

These boxes are so stinkin' cute!
~margo jacobson (go-go)

Deanna said...

Very cute, I love them. I don't have this cartridge but now I may have to have it.

JenBenLola said...

They all look great!! :o) The pumpkin is just too cute! JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

Scrappin Melissa said...

These ae really cute!! I don't think they are too scary.

Nitasha said...

These are supercute! The Dracula is my favorite!

Kathy Eddy said...

These are so fun and clever!

Vanessa said...

Susan, you have nothing to worry about with all the other great designers--you definitely live up to the challenge! Thanks for sharing your adorable boxes!

cdaily28 said...

These are so cute TFS!!!

Jamie said...

all of these are super cute boxes!!! love em all. thanks so much for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

Your boxes are adorable. Seems like a whole lot of work for trick or treaters. They must be very special! TFS!

Baba said...

What a fabulous idea for treat boxes for Halloween. I love these!

reen said...

Oh Susan, Wow! That pumpkin bag was my favorite, but loved them all!

Marlene said...

cool boxes for the kids

Marlene said...

forgot my email

marlenepolk@rocketmail.com

The Hendrys said...

Those are adorable. They'd be very fun for a class party!

Paula said...

Love the coffin ones. I just got this cartridge and cannot wait to use it. Thanks for giving me a sneak peek at what cute things I can do.

Luv 2 Create said...

Susan - These are adorable and so fun. I just got this cart a few days ago and can't wait to explore it. Now I know where I am going to start! TFS By the way, you have nothing to worry about. Maria had fabulous projects to share and so do you.
Marcie

Anonymous said...

Cute candy. Who wouldn't want to get that.
marilyn222 @ hotmail.com

Kristie Maynard said...

Oh these are so darn cute. I especially love the pumpkin one. Great job! You held up fabulously under the pressure!

Em'smom said...

so fun and spookie!
Lori

chignon said...

I have been resisting the Happy Hauntings cart but now I feel I must have it just to make the fabulous boxes! Terrific!

Tabitha said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing. The pumpkin is my favorite. I can use those for Thanksgiving place setting with mints and gum as favors. Thanks for sharing.

MissScrapAlot said...

These are just adorable!!!!! Thanks for sharingall your hard work :)

wyme98@yahoo.com

BAHGL said...

I REALLY like the first project!! totally fun!

Karen said...

Those are awesome. I get TOO MANY trick or treaters to make these for all, But my daughters 4th grade class will love them I better get started!! Thanks for a great project.
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

kim.mom said...

These are ADORABLE!!!!!

MommaSaid said...

Since I am waiting to get this cart in my little hands for the EXACT SAME purpose, I am soooooooo very grateful that you shared these today! Thank you!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Your treat bags are so cute. Love the pumpkin face. Kids will love these. Great designing.


tfs
bobbi

StefanieH said...

OMG these are so cute, i will have to try something like these. TFS.

CraftyKatDesign said...

Such cute ideas! Thanks for the inspiration :)


Robin
angel.heavensent777@gmail.com

JenJack said...

Soooooooo cute! I especially like the darling coffins. I think these adorable boxes would make great teacher's gifts, too!!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

AShu93 said...

Those are adorable boxes! I think the little coffins work great for your treats.

Tammy said...

These are so fun and cute! I'd love to make some to send off to all my college kids!

ShoppingTamii said...

adorable!

Just Me said...

The gift boxes are so cute. I especially like the coffin one.
Have enjoyed your projects this week, thank you for sharing.

Scrapper69 said...

Susan..... You have nothing to worry about... your prjects are just as good and then some from the other designers! I LOVE YOUR PROJECTS!!! and I look forward to seeing them! :o)
This set is sooooo stinkin' cute! I love the coffins and the treat boxes are WOW! LOVE THEM! TFS! :o)

Nette said...

These are so cute! I love them all.

Sandy C. said...

How cute!!! I can't wait to try these. I just need the Happy Hauntings cart. I ordered it 2 weeks ago, but it is on back order. Thanks for the peek. Sandy C. sczcec@yahoo.com

Anna said...

Very cute boxes. I love the paper choices! Anna
tinemorp at hotmail dot com

Kris in Alaska said...

These are definitely all TREATS!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Brigitte said...

Those are adorable!!! The kids are gonna be so happy. Great job!

Leanna said...

Man those treat bags were so cute.
So many ideas, so little time.
Thanks for all your hard work
to make all us cricut and stamps
so educated.

Cass said...

I have to get this cartridge1 It is so cute and I love Halloween! Such a cute idea. TFS! Love your projects, Susan!

sucor said...

Thanks for sharing these cute treat holders!

Isabel Z said...

OMG, these are fabulous. I LOVE them!!!!!

Minta's Creations said...

These treat boxes are spook-tacular! I Love them.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

mekei said...

i was going to write - omg, these are amazing - but that's what the person before me wrote. hmmmm, well, omg, these are amazing! guess, everyone can tell that.

mary stuart said...

Those lucky kids! Your treats are fabulous! I enjoy your blog, too! Thanks Susan.

Beverly said...

I love those treat boxes! Guess I'll have to get the Happy Hauntings cart!

Sharon said...

Susan, your treat boxes are wonderful!!!! I love everyone of them! :)

Jennifer said...

These are terrific!

Anonymous said...

Susan, These are TOOOOO Cute! I didn't think much of them looking at the cart. but seeing what you have done is darling. I will have to make some.
Carol
ottersL@pacbell.net

candkleo said...

These are fantastic treat bags! I love each one of them! Thanks so much for the inspiration! :) Kelly candkleo@msn.com

Laurieinaz said...

Very cute.

Liliana said...

Adorable! Fantastic job!

Windy said...

These are so cute! And don't worry, you can hold your own against the guest designers.

Marty said...

Great treat boxes they are all adorable. My grandkids would love them. You definitely stood up to the challenge. You and Maria made this an awesome week of cricutting!

Heidi said...

I absolutely love the coffin treat boxes!! Those are so creative!

AprilsL8 said...

CUTE!!! I loe the gingham pumpkin!!

ScrappyMama said...

Great projects! I don't "do" halloween as much as I do most of the other holidays but I really like the happy hauntings cart; I LOVE that font!! We have never done the spooky decorations, etc since our son was too scared by all that stuff when he was little so we do mainly "cutesy" stuff so our little goblins can enjoy it (they're my favs anyway). Thanks for sharing your projects!

crafty queen said...

I think that is the only coffin I can say that I think is really cute. gdobberteen@yahoo.com

*Star said...

Such fun and adorable projects! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Jessica said...

These are adorable!!! I sure think I might need this cartridge! Thanks so much for all your pretty stuff!

katieo said...

Great idea. Have to get this cartridge.

Cynthia B. said...

TThese treat boxes are adorable! My favorites are the coffin boxes- just to die for...hehe! ;)

Hey Jude said...

love the treat boxes just to cute.

Big Time Stamper Want to Be said...

How cute. Great job.

Teresa
bizzamd dax at gmail dot com

Glora said...

Wow, these are fun! Great job!

Sheila said...

What cute treat boxes! I love that converted tombstone!!

Joyce L. said...

These are awesome! Love-love-love the ideas!!! Your paper choices are amazing! Gotta' get this cart! My little special trick-or-treaters would love these! Thanks so much!
jdwlo

Jen Chadwick said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!

jen_chadwick at hotmail dot com

acs004 said...

All three holders are so cute but really love Dracula!!

Gloria Westerman said...

These are so cute....I like the pumpkin ...I wish I had this cart....

Gloria Westerman said...

These are so cute....I like the pumpkin ...I wish I had this cart....

1harperpooh said...

I absolutely LOVE these treat boxes. You have definitely outdone yourself. Thanks for sharing....I just might have to get this cartridge after seeing these.

Kelly said...

These are adorable! TFS

sleigh said...

These treat boxes are all so cute - love the coffins! The cart is now on my "wish list"! TFS :)

**Treefrog** said...

Oh I love these. All of them are great but I like the coffin the best! How cute for special goodies! TFS

Christine said...

Susan, your boxes are so much fun! I think I'm going to have to make some for the little (or big in some cases) goblins in my neighborhood.
TFS

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

love the pumpkin

Anonymous said...

How cute! I just love these. I need to get this cart.

Becky
cookiebecky@msn.com

Lori said...

These boxes are just too cute!! My family loves Halloween so this might be a cartridge that I need to get!

Lisa B said...

Very cute! I love the coffins and will have to try cutting one out very soon.

alwayscharlie said...

These are adorable!! I can't wait to get that cartridge and try them out!

Anonymous said...

Would love to add the Robotz to my collection. Thanks for sharing your spooky ideas...
Kgrin

Donna VW said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

felkatz said...

very cute projects...

felkatz at gmail dot com

Big Red Scraps said...

These are so spooky! I love them.

KTbirdiegirl said...

Wow! Your treat boxes are so cool!!! TFS.
Kathryn

nanapuddin said...

The tombstone and coffin are too cute! I'm going to have to get that cart!

Karr said...

These are so cute...love it! Thanks for sharing

Jen Sully said...

the treat boxes are super cute!! tfs!

MsJay said...

Kewl projects.

JANLYNN said...

There are going to be some very lucky spooks coming to your house and receiving such darling treat boxes.

Neesey said...

OMG! These are so terrific. They are just adorable. Love em.

JustJules said...

These are way too cute!! TFS!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Great Halloween coffin
rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom

Lara said...

I love all these ideas- so perfect for every age range. Thanks for posting- I think you do an absolutely amazing job!

jandokan said...

These boxes are SUPER cute :D
Love them all!

I love Halloween, but we don't celebrate it here :(

Hugs Anja

Morti said...

These treat boxes are just brilliant!

Cassandra said...

Thank you so much Susan!! I really love Dracula and his coffin!! I really want this cartridge but it will have to wait until next year!!

winniepooh95 said...

such a cute project! love them all!!

Robin said...

How Fun are these?! TFS!!

Paper Gods said...

Wow. That dracula is scarily perfect! : [

Lili W. said...

Wow! Very cool:)

Charlene said...

Very cute boxes! TFS!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

Lynn B said...

These are very cute!

Sheila said...

I too like to make something special for some of my special trick or treaters. Thanks so much for the inspiration. These are so cute.

Karen said...

What fantastic Halloween trick or treat boxes. Your little costumed guests are so lucky. I especially like the tombstone one with Dracula.

GoddessMychele said...

This boxes are so adorable! I'm getting an Expression this week and have been looking at this cartridge but wasn't sure what I could do with it- now I know...and off I go to buy it! Thanks for sharing!

Shellee said...

You have nothing to fear by following ANYONE! Your work speaks for itself! What fun treat boxes!
Shellee

Karen said...

This is outstanding work. I didn't realize it could be so much fun decorating for Halloween. Thanks

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