Thursday, October 8, 2009

Scary Fun Treat Tote

Yay! I finally got to make one of these great totes: uses (2) Sizzix Big Shot #2 Box dies. Attach them back to back and this is what you get! Way cool, eh? Not the newest invention, for sure, but still cute - easy to make - fun to give!That cute skeleton is made from punches (inspired by Ellen: her blog . Check out Ellen's site because she has way cool punch creations. Here's a photo of one side of the tote:

Here's the other side of the tote:

Top view:

Another view of the Trick or Treat side:

Another view of the "Eat, Drink, & be Scary" side:

How to make this tote:

  • Cut (2) Sizzix Big Shot #2 Box
  • Stamp using Only Orange and Black ink the circle swirls from the Tasty Sweet Stamp set: be sure to also stamp the inside flap of the box. No need to stamp the back side of the box as it will not show.
  • Assemble Boxes, adhere sticky tape to the back
  • Using the Large Oval punch, center on the flap and punch for the handle.
  • Wrap 1/4" Black Grosgrain ribbon around front and back of tote.
  • Attach messages with dimensionals.

Prepare the 2 messages: "Eat, Drink & Be Scary" and "Trick or Treat". Mount as shown in photo using dimensionals. The Trick or Treat message was made by using Stampin Write pens to achieve the colors.
Here's how to make the skeleton:

  • Prepare (2) 1/4" x 4-1/2" strips, cut in half. You should have 4 pieces of 2-1/4 strips
  • Use Designer Label Punch to make head. Slip one side of the Designer Label punch into a 1-1/4" Circle Punch as shown on the right photo.
  • Use Heart to Heart Punch to punch out the smallest heart for the ends of the "cross". Clip the tip of the heart. Adhere to bones using 2 Way Glue Pen. ( doesn't show this)
  • Using 1/4" Circle Punch (or Crop-o-dile), punch (2) Black circles for eyes, 1 for nose (cut this in half). Adhere to head using 2 Way Glue Pen.
  • Use a Black Stampin' Write Pen to draw mouth
  • Attach each skull with dimensionals to (1) Scallop Circle (which means you need to punch 2 Scallop Circles): punch out in Black CS

To finish this project: made to order shreds in Only Orange and Black! Cut 1/8" wide lengthwise, using scraps. Crumple up into a ball - right photo shows finished shreds!

  • Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary, Tasty Sweets, Holiday Best (Level 2 Hostess)
  • CS: Only Orange, Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black
  • Accys: Sizzix Big Shot Box #2 Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Designer Label Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brad, Only Orange-Close to Cocoa-Old Olive-Black Stampin Write Pen, Piercer, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape

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Ellen Kemper said...

Your tote is darling! I'm so glad to see Mr. Bones being so busy and productive (grin).

You write the BEST tutorials. Thanks for sharing so generously. I LOVE your blog!


Lorie said...

Wow, wow, wow...that is fantastic! Great creation!

Lauren Yang said...

wow, you are so clever! so many wonderful fun creation by punches & big shot...I wish I were you!

Vicky said...

Patti you are so AWESOME!!!! love this project!! you always amaze me! TFS!