I can hardly believe we are into August already! It'll be Halloween before you know it and today I have some sweet treats to share for our new challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. First though, I'd like to welcome our new DT member-Lori Turner. She was our GDT for the last challenge and Samantha asked her to join our team. We're so glad she agreed to! Please drop by Lori's blog and give her a warm TTT welcome!
Back to the challenge...
I didn't stop with Halloween though! This cutting file from The Cutting Cafe is so versatile and can be adapted for any holiday/occasion as you'll see with my next project. Using the same Test Tube - Candy Holder Box I made a sweet treat for my DIL's birthday next month. I should note that the file also offers the option of a single test tube -candy holder box as well.
I die cut a Spellbinders blossom die, embossed it with a Seeing Dots folder and added some Kaisercraft bling (which I also added around the opening of the test tubes). A dimensional flower adorns the front and Spellbinders leaves were die cut and added. The sentiment was stamped on white paper and I used Tumbled Glass distress ink to color it. The test tubes are filled with one of her favorite candies, M and M's. By the way, I picked up several sets of these test tubes last year from Taylored Expressions in case you're interested.
I have one more to share with you.
This is a Christmas themed Test Tube - Candy Holder Box and I decorated it with Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks paper collection. I printed the PDF file out and hand cut with scissors. You can use this file with a cutting machine however I found it just as easy to cut it by hand. It goes together quickly and you can choose to decorate it with patterned paper or not. The twill holiday ribbon was perfect to spell out my sentiment. I dyed my crinkle ribbon with Festive Berries, Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough distress stains and dried with a heat tool. I like to recycle and you'll see some of the PP packaging added to the top.
The Halloween box is a favorite of mine because the top actually spins thanks to the brad I placed in the pumpkin's nose. The spinner is from a kit I purchased several years ago by Martha Stewart and so is the pumpkin. I knew they would come in handy some day! I also like that the hand looks like it's trying to grab the candy as you can see below. So cool!
These were so much fun to make and the possibilities are endless!!!
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Thanks for looking today and be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe to see all of the fabulous cutting files available. Also, you'll want to check out the amazing inspiration by my teamies!
Have a sweet day!