Tuesday, September 21, 2010

IHP DT Challenge: Treats & Tablescapes

This month the i {heart} papers design team was challenged to create a project that could be used as a treat or as part of a table setting.
I had been wanting to do something with the clever new Chicken Girl Design Witch Eye Brew image from the September release, so that was my starting point. I needed some kind of candy that resembled eyes, so I went to the drugstore to poke around; I thought for sure one of the candy manufacturers would have some kind of candy eyeballs out for Halloween. Well, maybe they do, but not at my drugstore. But I did see the starlight mints, and my mind started spinning -- they looked like bloodshot eyes!
eyes-for-you-treat A couple of punched circles glued onto the wrappers, and they sure were! Now, what to package them in? Something clear so they would show through…
Out came my pillow box die, and I started looking for some heavy acetate sheets. I didn’t have any that I thought would be heavy enough, but I did have some of the acetate card boxes that Kate is now selling in the store. Perfect! I got 2 pillow boxes out of 1 card box. A strip of i {stick} papers holds the box together – the ends are just folded in.
I printed the image out on some Copic Blending Cardstock, sized to fit a 2” wide piece, so I got 4 across the page. Isn’t it cool how you can do that with digital images? It’s colored, of course, with Copic markers. I used more i {stick} papers to hold the image onto the box.
How spooky-cute is that?!!! And really quick and easy!
Go see what the rest of the design team came up with:
Have yourself a madly creative day!


{Lynn - that's me!} said...

OMGosh, how clever are you. I love how you transformed peppermints into this wonderfully creepy candy. Well done!

i {heart} papers said...

Adorable! I love those candies!!

Deb said...

How adorable, Carolyn! You ARE clever! Love this!

Loretta said...

Wow!!! You are totally resourceful!! I don't know if I'd have thought to cut into those card boxes.

Gretchen said...

Love those blood shot eyes! You are so clever to cut into the card boxes- I could never be so brave! Great treat box!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

That is so clever!!! Great Halloween treats.

The Scrapoholic said...

So nifty! Love it! TFS!

Kendra said...

Oh how cute! Such a clever idea!

Cathleen said...

This is just the cutest Carolyn!

Megan said...

I LOVE what you did to the candies--BRILLIANT! What a fun and scary gift!

whoistracy said...

Sooo creative! I never would have thought to transform mints into bloodshot eyes. Love these.

Lori said...

How creative to turn the mints into eyeballs--love it! What a fun treat!

Paige said...

This is such a spooky fun idea! Oh, I am loving those eyeballs! You made the perfect container to put them in!