Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Sweet Factor


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!

***Something Sweet***

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!!! 





The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate!



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!
Lisa xx


15 comments:

Sarah said...

These are a fab way to give sweeties Lisa!! I'm rather taken with the Birthday one actually and am sure that your D-i-L will love it xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

These are sooo cool, Lisa! Love them all! Ingrid x

Elaine Stark said...

These are brill and so vesiltile. Great creations and scrummy too. Elaine

Samantha said...

WOW WOW WOW they are super cute and I WANT one LOVE them all brilliant idea hunny great stuff! hugs me x

Julia Aston said...

These are SO fun Lisa! I've made single ones many times to sell at my church fair in the fall - I LOVE your Halloween one with the clutching skeleton hand!!

Regina Easter said...

girlie girlie girlie girlie...such awesome test tubes......love them...my favorite is the flower

Lisa M said...

OHHHH my word L1...these are incredible! I would have been tickled pink with just the Halloween hand (freakin' AWEOSOME btw) but then you go and show the wonderful versatility of the file and make those fabulous 2 others. LOVE that bling on the birthday container and well Christmas, you can never go wrong with holiday fun stuff! These are fantastic chica :)
hugs,
L2

Lori said...

WAY TOO COOL, Lisa! I have some test tubes that I could use up too - what an excellent gift idea! I am so excited to be playing with you girls over at TTT! Hugs!

Pia S said...

What a fun idea! These look fabulous, so different in style, each perfect for their intended occasion. I can understand that you're extra happy with the Halloween one, it does have some cool details. A bit creepy, a bit fun, very Halloween-y!

Tina Goodwin said...

Oh my gosh, Lisa! These are awesome! I LOVE the skeleton hand! You did a good job showing how these can be used for many occasions.

JackieP Neal said...

Lisa! You are tooo clever! These test tube candy holders are just the bomb!! xo ")

Angeline Choo said...

WOW! These are really nice!! Love how creative you are :)

Shirley said...

Your sweet treats will be loved and if mom sees them I bet she will save the containers too!! Very cheerful and fun too!

Keri Parish said...

I love, love, love these! Super cute and so sweet!

Sue Lelli said...

Well aren't you the over achiever! LOL! What a crazy FAB idea and they are all so clever! Have to say the Halloween one catches my fancy with that creepy hand!

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