Monday, October 17, 2011

Open If You Dare!

It's time for some 3-D Halloween fun at My Craft Spot, where this week's challenge is to create a 3-dimensional project with a Halloween theme.  I decided to make a "grown up" treat bag.  Initially, I was thinking of making something fun for the kids but I received Flower Shoppe a few weeks ago and have been itching to play with it since.  I decided to combine the My Craft Spot challenge with my insatiable urge, and this is what I came up with...
I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the bag itself, and then cut a panel for the front from the same purple cardstock that I had used for the bag.  Both were inked with black ink, and I also used my Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder to emboss the extra panel.  I cut a web frame from black cardstock using Happy Hauntings and then created my flower by cutting different sizes of Ruffle4 and Sunflwr2 from Flower Shoppe.  The majority of the cuts are black, with a few purple thrown in there too.  I assembled the flower with an oversized black brad to hold each layer together.  Once the panel, web and flower were on the bag, I spritzed it with some Stampin' Up Smooch Spritz.  I cut a thin "Drippy Goo" border and covered it with Glossy Accents.  This was attached to the top of the bag.  I stamped a My Craft Spot sentiment (from the Happy Haunting set) on purple cardstock and heat embossed it, adding two little black brads to the tag.
I made my own grass to to in the bag (by running some paper through a crimper, cutting it into thin strips and then squishing it in my hands). To finish things off, I cut a small bat from Happy Hauntings, attached it to a bit of black wire which I had coiled, and added it to the bag.

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the rest of the design team inspiration.  We've got some new members on our team - and each one of them has incredible talent and creativity to share!  Also, in two weeks' time, Kimberly will be releasing more stamp sets.  I've had a sneak peek and LOVE each set.  I know you will too!!  She's also just released seam binding (her wonderful crinkle ribbon - only smooth!) so you will want to check that out as well.  Head to My Craft Spot to be part of all the excitement!

25 comments:

Karen said...

Kate love the black and purple combo and your flower is amazing

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I love it, the bat is a nice touch!! Did you decide to get an E2 or not?
Kristan

Amy said...

Spooky fun bag! I love all the purple and Halloween theme! :)Amy

Rhonda Emery said...

this is one beautiful- goulish bag. love the purple and wow that flower. i love love love this bag, did I mention I love it. ha hugs friend

Natasha said...

Super fabulous!

Diane Hodrick said...

What a fun idea.....love the grown up treat bag...your flying bat is too cute....you made great use of flower shoppe...fabulous idea!
Diane

Dixie said...

Wonderful gift bag! Love the purple/black and that amazing flower. Great idea to make a bag for adults...we need treats, too:)

. said...

Fabulous treat bag! Love the purple and that little bat is too cute. Great job.
Candy

Jayne said...

Hi Kate,
so pleased to be designing with you!LOVE your grown-up treat bag..I would love to receive one of these! The spritzing and colour looks amazing but my favourite part is the fabulous flower you made.Great job.
Hugs
Jayne x

Tracey said...

WOW Kate, your treat bag looks fabulous! I love the purple and black colour combo.......it very striking! And how cool is your flower....I love how it is huge and the feature of your bag. Flower shoppe is just the best cartridge!

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, I just love this -- I mean I really love it, and I love that flower!!!

I saw a tutorial for the flower while I was blog-hopping recently but I can't remember where; guess, I'll run across it again because I'd definitely love to do some of those!!!

Beautifully done!

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW! Kate! This looks soooo AMAZING! I LOVE the flower and the treat bag! The Bat popping out and the embossing looks wonderful too.... And you made your own grass! AWESOME! :O)

Theresa

Lisa said...

What a spooky and awesome treat bag, Kate!! I love the color combo and that flower is so fabulous!! I love the shine from the spritz you used! So fun and festive!! Love it :D

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Cricut Couple said...

Ok, this design thing has two very important things going for it. First of all, it's purple and second of all, it's absolutely STUNNING!!! OMG! WOW! Perfection in Purple! Doesn't get much better than this!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Kate! wOw~ this is really amazing! Super spooky and your flower is awesome!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Doris P. said...

wow!! awesome!! Loving the 2 colors together- scary yet not!! I need to venture out for 3d Doris
parkernana5 at cox. net

Tara said...

I am loving all that purlpe! Fabulous bag!!!
Tara

Sherrie K. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the black/purple combo and that flower is awesome! Love the cute bat:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Wow, I LOVE this "adult" Halloween treat bag! Your flower is simply GORGEOUS, a great use of that cart!

On my blog you posted, "What settings do you use for cutting the cereal boxes? Do you need a deep blade housing?"

I do use a deep housing blade to cut my cereal boxes, depth at 6, 2x cut on my Gypsy. It cuts them out like "buttah." But I think going 2-3x with the regular blade would be just fine. Honestly, I don't see that much difference between the deep cut blade and the regular. For me the benefit is that I feel it extends the life of my regular blades which are the real workhorse of my original CE.

My best tip for cutting thicker products like grunge board, grunge paper, or cardboard is to have a super sticky mat. Because these items are not as pliable as paper or cardstock, they can separate from the mat easier as it rolls through your cricut. If that happens your medium is likely to shift on the mat and mess up your cut.

Your work here is great. Thanks for your comments on my blog, now I can subscribe to you!

rockpapercricut said...

Your bad turned out so pretty! I love the black flower, and the little bat is adorable. I like the glittery gooey touches. :)


Ally

Karen said...

Hi Kate having a little challenge over at my blog would love for you to join in if you have time. Have a great weekend Karen
www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

Oh Kate, This is absolutely smashiing!!! I love it!
Charlotte

~Tammy~ said...

Kate this is just beautiful!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Look at that gorgeous purple color. Love this design. It's fabulous. :)

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - this is just gorgeous. The purple and black together are soo rich looking. That flower is unreal!! Great, great job!!

Laurie