Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MCT Halloween Hustle Day 3

Welcome to our 5 days of "Halloween Hustle"! Yep, we will have 5 days worth of last minute ideas to trick your treats!  You will ALSO see 3-D projects, home decor & even cards!  I hope you are ALL ready for some HALLOWEEN HUSTLE "FUN"! There will be giveaways all week! Check Emma's blog to see what it will be!  Also, if you missed out on our sale last week! Well....for this weekend ONLY, starting this Friday 10/25/2013 @ 12:01am PST  thru Sunday 10/27/2013 @ 11:59pm PST you can use the code OCT2013 to get 20% off your entire order in Emma's store HERE!  Remember she told you about making a "Teeny Tag Holiday" stamp set? WELL....wait no longer, it will be available this Friday, 10/25/2013  in her store HERE!

Today I have a fun little treat box that I made for my son for Halloween.  He's not a big sweets fan, so I made it just big enough for a gift card and a little bit of candy.

To make the box, I used the MCT Scallop Stitched Envelope Die.  I cut the envelope shape twice, out of some fun spider paper from the My Mind's Eye Haunted collection.  Then, with the piece shown on the left, I trimmed the two side pieces down to 1/2" and added an extra score line on the top section, 1/2" above the original score line.  With the piece on the right, I did the same to the side pieces and also trimmed off the entire top piece.  Then I folded on the score lines and adhered the sides and bottom sections of the two pieces together to form the box.  I was inspired to make a box with this die by my design team buddy Veronica, who made an adorable larger sized box.

I used a few tiny glue dots to keep the lid closed, but it still opens without tearing it.  To decorate the front, I used lots of fun My Creative Time dies with my favorite My Mind's Eye Mischievous paper.  The cute witch, from Fright Night, is stamped on a little index card made with the Stitched File Folder & Index Card.  I colored the moon with a Copic marker.  "A treat just for you" is also from Fright Night, stamped on a banner made with the Vintage Stitched Label Dies.  Finally, I used my favorite Teeny Tag Layering Dies to hold a sentiment from the brand new Teeny Tag Holidays stamp set, which will be available this Friday!

Inside I tucked a couple of little Kit-Kat bars, along with an iTunes card.  I used a craft knife to cut slits in a card made with the Stitched Journal Die to hold an iTunes card.  Perfect little treat for the non-candy lover!

Halloween Hustle Giveaways!

We have some FUN giveaways!  Check Emma's blog HERE to see what the giveaway is on each day, and to check out more Halloween inspiration from her and the rest of the design team!  To qualify for our daily giveaways, leave your comments on our blogs with a way for us to contact you should you win.  Good luck!

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  1. You are so creative. This is perfect for my daughter and her dormmates! I'm always amazed at the great things you create ... Wish I had an ounce of that creativity :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  2. Oh Katie how clever and creative of you I love your box idea so thanks a million for sharing your awesome directions how sa-weet of you!
    Love how you are giving your son a wicked awesome Halloween surprise just what he'll luv.
    I will be using your box idea so Love how you used Miss Emma's goodies. WOOT WOOT!!

  3. This project is Amazing !!! I Love everything about :)The way you created the box is Awesome:) Thank-You so much for sharing - Hugs Lucina

  4. Super great idea love the box :)

  5. Totally love this idea of the box. I like little boxes, so I like the idea of using the MCT die to make one.
    Kristi kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

  6. This is fabulous Katie! You did an awesome job making the box! I'm sure Eric will love the gift card too1! Have an awesome day! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  7. What a SUPER clever idea!! I love this and will so be pinning and making these!!
    Awesome job!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT hump day!!!

  8. I love your treat box!! What a creative use of the envelope die!
    Such a creative treat holder :)

  9. Fab Halloween treat fun!

  10. Wow,fantastic idea using the envelope die! Love everything about this treat box! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  11. Clever, clever, clever!! Love this idea! You girls are the greatest!!!
    Have a nice day!!

  12. Super cute! I love the spider paper!

  13. Adorable! I need to get this latest release because I am so inspired by all of tese fabulous projects! :)

  14. AWESOME! I esp love the paper pattern you chose. And, I love how you combined MCT products. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration. Great Job!! Taylor:)

  15. Adorable!! I so love the paper and how you created the box! Clever!

  16. Great idea. The dies are so versatile. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  17. This is a wonderful way to share a treat with that special someone. Mine likes ITunes, too. lol. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker at aol dot com

  18. im So impress how all of you can take one thing rethink it and make something else. Im sure its comes from a great basic design and raw talent. thanks for sharing

  19. Your treat box is fabulous!! MCT products + your creativity = the perfect recipe for delightful projects and amazing inspiration! Thanks for sharing!!

  20. Katie ~ OH MY WORD!!! I LOVE this idea and your BRILLIANT!!! I never would have thought of this ever!!! Totally stealing this idea!! Then using the folder die with that stamp ~ adore it!!!!! Of course the paper is fab too!!

  21. This is so cute! I love this idea, thanks for all the inspiration:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

  22. Very creative. I would have never thought to use the envelope die to make a treat box. Great idea!


  23. This is the most creative way to use the envie die, Katie! Your projects always inspire me, thanks so much for sharing.

  24. Very clever idea. I will take another look at that die. It is expensive but maybe not. I like this idea.

  25. What a creative idea! I love, love your cute box-love the goodies in it too. lol I love seeing how Miss Emma's products can be used for other things than it was intended.

  26. Great idea. Such a cute treat box.


  27. Wow, I love your Halloween Treat, thanks for sharing how to combines all those amazing dies!

  28. Love that box, gr8t job!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  29. Wow, that's an awesome box for treats (and gift cards!) Love it.

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

  30. Very cute and oh so very clever. I love it and so will Eric...he might even eat the KitKat ;) Beautiful job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  31. Your cards and projects are thought out so well - from colors to images.

  32. Adorable treat holder
    and great gift inside!
    Carla from Utah

  33. Oh my goodness... you are so darn creative!! I absolutely LOVE this Katie!!!

    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

  34. Hi Katie,

    How I've missed your blog (& all of your crafty goodness)!!! I do check as often as I can, but don't always have a chance to comment (and case any of your creations).

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com


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