It's time for a PaperTrey Ink challenge again! This month the challenge issued was to create a Halloween treats package; it's been a true challenge for me in the sense that I kept coming up with ideas, but not an idea that I just knew was THE Idea. So how about two ideas?
First is a PaperTrey 4 oz. square clear-topped tin filled with eight topped miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. (And, for the record, I plead the fifth amendment on exactly what happened to most of the bag while I was brainstorming. . .)
I covered my tin with Prism Papaya Puree Dark cardstock, cut to 7/8" wide x about 10" long. I stamped bats from the Spooky Sweets set in Versamagic Purple Hydrangea ink before adhering the strip with redline tape. For the lid treatment, I used the "treats" sentiment from Spooky Sweets, stamped on Plum Pudding twill with Palette Noir ink. The spider on the top is made from clear shrink plastic. For the Reese's cup toppers, I used Versamagic Purple Hydrangea and Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie inks. I added some black glitter pen to the spiders for a little extra shimmer. To cut the circles, I used two circle punches, an EK Success one that measures 1-1/16" (though I thought it was supposed to be a 1" punch), and an SU 1/2" punch.
Next, I slightly tweaked a nuggets box pattern posted by Chris (username cdjkssss) on Splitcoaststampers; I used her four-long pattern and made it just about 1/4" shorter to fit three Reese's cups. Here is the post with the four-long pattern. If you have never seen this whole thread before, it's an amazing resource--Chris rocks!
Here are shut and open views of my tweaked box. The pattern on the outside of the box is my out-of-the-box attempt for the
week month. It's using the Guide Lines set stamped in white craft ink on black cardstock, with patterns filled in with Versamagic Spring Peony and Mango Madness inks. After I got both patterns stamped, one of them stared at me. . . and I remembered having some little googly eyes somewhere. So what do you think--am I the only one seeing eyes here? My son was impressed anyway. ;-)