Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's Halloween over @ Paper Issues & "Curiosities" Halloween Box Swap

Paper Issues is celebrating "31 Days of Halloween" this month. All month they will be featuring lots of spooky, cutesy Halloween projects created by YOU! To make it even more enticing, if you link up one of your Halloween projects...you will be entered into the Halloween Mini Kit Giveaway! They will be giving away SIX kits!!! They will announce the winners on October 7, so you still have time to play!

For my initial Halloween creation this year, I decided to participate in Heather's annual Speckled-Egg Petite Inspiration Swap Box, "Curiosities Edition." I am a huge nut for Halloween so I thought it would be fun to do...it totally gets me into the spirit and I get to share some of my vintage lovelies with others. :) I had 2 swap partners, so I created 2 boxes. Both very similar but a little different; taylored to individual tastes.

I covered the boxes in some super creepy "witch" wrap I picked up at the Paper Source. Those eyes on the witches are just downright scary. Don't you think? To give the paper some dimension, I added silver Stickles to the hat buckle. I then made accordian medallions from a super old dictionary. I topped them off with a vintage black bingo marker. Then I tied bakers twine with a cute crepe paper accent from The Girls' Paperie, Toil & Trouble Collection.

As you can see from the photos, I cram packed the boxes with all kinds of vintage goods in the Halloween color palette. From buttons & trims to a little black bird and a vintage owl card, the collection of findings is sure to jump start a fabulous Halloween project or card for my partners. As for the fantastic boxes I received in return, I was floored with all the fun goodies! From a circus font "Happy Halloween" stamp to a black crow, skeletons & felt pumpkins, I got some sweet little gems myself that I am very excited to work with. Thank you dearly Jeanne & Kathy!

If you have never participated in a swap before, I recommend you give it a try at least once. The great part is you make new friends and you get lots of cool treats in return! To see lots of the boxes in the swap, you can check them out over at Flickr.

Don't forget to link up your projects over at Paper Issues and have a festive month. The holiday season is upon us!

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhh wow wow wow! These are AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeeeee the witches and rosettes! :):):):):):):):):):):)

sharon Ong said...

Love all the elements you pulled together for this!

WillieburgScrapper said...

LOVE the buttons in each box Amy!!! I wish I had better sources for vintage stuff here in NYC- everything "old" gets priced right out my hands. LOVE that witch paper and your box design- this is a fantastic project!

Cassie said...

These are amazing!!!! You totally rock!!! =)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how fun!! I love, love, love all things Halloween, and your treat boxes are simply fabulous, Amy! Love that witch image. She's a mixture of scary/creepy/fun/adorable! Love the added rosette and sparkle. Looks like you found some amazing treats to fill them up with, too. :)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

OMG these are fantastic...Lovely boxes and fab goodies...your swap partners are very lucky :)

Sandy Michelle said...

You did such a fantastic job!!!
Sandy xox

Gladys said...

love all the goodies! Oh love swap! wish to do so one day! :)

Valerie said...

Wow - this looks like an extremely fun swap Amy - love your boxes!