Sunday, October 10, 2010

Boo to you!

We're still gearing up for Halloween here. I love Halloween. There are so many things one can do, but there is no pressure to do anything. I think that fact alone makes it a wonderful holiday and reason to celebrate.

This year we're adding a few things to our Halloween traditions. The first one is Boo boxes for two of our neighbors. As we can barely communicate with most of our neighbors we will be wishing them a Happy Halloween without attempting to explain what "Booing" really is. It'll be fun all the same.

The first set to be taken care of is for the old lady across the street. This particular project uses a lot of goodies that had been forgotten about. Thanks to For Fun Challenges for encouraging me to pull them out and give them their chance to shine.

I know the box looks kind of blue, but it's black, really. I used a netting/lace piece of material that had the spiderweb pattern to make the spiderwebs on the sides using a combination of embossing powder and glitter. I really loved this material and had wonderful ideas for it, yet here we are years later and I'm just now getting around to playing with it. And while I had a really hard time taking a decent picture, there are black spiders with red eyes in the webs popped up on dimensionals on all four sides. The spiders are from a stamp cube from Northwoods Rubberstamps. I bought it for the bats but have never used the spiders.
Here's another view of the box.

This is one of those really big gable boxes. I bought them forever and day ago and then they got lost. I found it during a recent reorganization of the art room. Since I had two I decided to use them for the "Boo" boxes this season. This way they can't be lost or forgotten again. See how that works?! And thanks to One Stop Craft Challenge Blog for giving me a kick in the pants to get this done with their Alter It Challenge.
And here's the card/tag we'll be putting inside with all the goodies.

This image is also from Northwoods Rubberstamps. The sentiment is made from an alphabet set from Purple Onion Stamps. I think the googly eyes give it just the right amount of fun.

Thanks for taking a peek.


  1. Your "boo" boxes are adorable. Thanks for sharing and for the technique. So glad you could join us at For Fun this week and hope to see you back next week. "Hugs" Carol

  2. Great Halloween project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at FFC!