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Oct 10, 2007

Boxed Out?

I don't think I showed you this one yet, and forgive me if I have. I think these are just so adorable! And, of course, easy to make! You can buy the empty tins at Specialty Bottle and I like the 8 oz size. The fours are teeny!

The top is created with the following punches: Scalloped Circle - and I used my little tiny hole punch to add a faux eyelet to each of the "humps" of the scallop, Then I stamped the creepy crawly spider with basic black on pumpkin pie cardstock and punched it out with my 1 3/8 circle punch, lastly stamped the spider again on whisper white, this time with basic black craft ink and punched out just the spider with my 1 circle punch.

I adhered the designer paper by applying one small strip of sticky strip on each corner and made sure that I was lined up straight along the bottom as I rounded each corner.

All punches, stamps and ink were all from Stampin Up for this project, as well as this fun polka dot designer paper. I've got to get my act together and make some Halloween cards with this. Maybe tonight?

I filled my other versions with Hershey's Nuggets, but this version is filled with candy corn of course!!

Dottie K, to answer your question, the Peppermint Tin I showed yesterday I think would be adorable filled with starmints (those peppermint swirl candy - my grandmother is totally partial to those) right now, this one is filled with leftover custom M&M's from my sisters shower.

A client had asked me to price them out and for the job I was quoting, it was going to be $950 of M&M's. Now THAT's a lot of candy. The problem is that you can fit a LOT of M&M's in there(about 450) they're small, and they nest together.

So, if you're going to make them, fill them with a candy that has packaging on it, like a peppermint, or taffy or gum or something. Or something naturally large in size like lollipops, or fudge. But not something small.

I know I said I wouldn't be posting regularly with all I have going on? But really, how can I help it when I have such great readers! I'm picking up some photos for a scrapbook page that I should have for you tomorrow.
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