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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fall Fest in a Box {PP216}

Last week our daughter asked me if this was the first weekend in October.  When I said yes she said squealed "Yay, that means we can put up the Halloween decorations!!"  Over at at The Paper Players we're putting up the Halloween decorations too with Jaydee's fun theme challenge:
Around here we love Halloween.  I love the decorations, the costumes and our new favorite family tradition--decorating the trunk of our car for Trunk or Treat at our daughter's school.  I love making the trunk into a special scene for the kids, really going over the top.  With that in mind for this challenge, I really wanted to make something special....and I thought the card in a box technique would be perfect.  What do you think?
Eeek!  Isn't it cute?! I must confess though--between the designer series paper and the stamps with coordinating framelits, this baby came together easy-peasy!  There are many tutorials out there but I found this one the easiest to follow.    I made the "box" out of Basic Black cardstock and covered it with the adorable candy corn paper from the Motley Monsters DSP. 
I've been on a kick with the moons lately and made another one for my box card.  This time I added a little shadow effect to the moon with a stamp from Work of Art.  The tone-on-tone stamping really makes it look like shadows across the moon doesn't it?  A couple "cute" bats from Freaky Friends just add to the fun.
Love the faces that come with the pumpkins in the Fall Fest stamp set.  I inked the pumpkins in Tangerine Tango and used a Q-tip to wipe the ink off just the stem then inked the stem with an Old Olive marker.  A little Linen Thread bow and Fun Fall framelit leaf dress up these pumpkins nicely.
Lastly, you need a close-up of the ghosts.  Did you notice a little extra shine to them?  That's because they were embossed on Silver Foil paper!  Just that little bit of shine peeking through makes a big difference.

Speaking of making a difference, check out the amazing creations from the rest of the Design Team.  We hope you'll be inspired to play along with us before our challenge closes on Friday, October 10th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today!


The Paper Players Design Team
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

13 comments:

Ginger said...

This is rally cute Nance! Perfect for the pop up box!

laurie said...

I love this project! It's just too cute for words!

I have always wanted to make one, but never get around to it.I need to remedy that soon, after seeing yours!

Claire Creates Cards said...

What can I say?!?!?---Nance, this is just amazing! I always love the cards in a box, but this one is fabulous! Those shiny ghost are genius, too! I would love to see your decorated trunk for your daughter's school, too!!! XX

Joanne James said...

What an awesome card in a box Nance! Love the shiny ghosts and the shadowy moon, very clever! Like Claire, I would love to see a picture of your trunk for 'trunk and treat' - it sounds like such fun!

Yapha said...

What a fun idea for a card in a box! And the ghost on silver foil looks fantastic!

Nancy said...

So cute, love your idea of the glitzy ghosts..adorable pop-up-card!

Ann Schach said...

Isn't this just the cutest! These imges are perfect for a pop-up box!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance this is so adorable. I really like the tone on tone on your moon. Very cool effects... hugs.
PS: thanks for the link to an easy recipe.

LeAnne said...

Hot diggity, this is one awesome card! I keep wanting to make one of these....so thanks so much for the link to the tutorial! ONE OF THESE DAYS I am going to do one! I love all the details you added, especially stamping the ghost on silver....how fun is that! It is definitely a work of art!!

LeAnne said...

Hot diggity, this is one awesome card! I keep wanting to make one of these....so thanks so much for the link to the tutorial! ONE OF THESE DAYS I am going to do one! I love all the details you added, especially stamping the ghost on silver....how fun is that! It is definitely a work of art!!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, Nance! Your amazing card in a box blows my little box out of the water! So many fun, different elements. What a special project.

Jaydee said...

Nance, this is just too boo-tiful! I love the box with the scene that you created. I need to go and check out the tutorial. I also love the idea of a trunk and treat!
Hugs
Jaydee

Andrea W said...

Very cool Nance! Embossing the silver foil for the ghost is a fun detail and I love the design.