Whew what a weekend! I totally meant to get up early on Monday to get this post done but I was a pooped out from my Quilt Retreat Weekend! What a wonderful time and productive too. I got 11/12 blocks done for Rosie’s quilt! Yay! I hope to get back to it after the West Michigan Quilt Show next week. I am helping with the Judging committee and so I will be working on that the first part of next week. BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!
This Saturday is my Saturday Sampler FUN day from 10-2pm! I am all prepared for you to come. We will be doing some fun Halloween and Christmas cards for us to do! Just a little peek at one of the choices we will be doing! A Halloween Goodies Takeout Box! This little cutey would be good for a child of any age! The box looks like a Chinese Takeout Box…hence the name! If you are not into Halloween, you could decorate the box with Autumn leaves!
Using the Takeout Thinlits Dies (147927) and my trust Big Shot (143263), I cut out two Pumpkin Pie card stock (105117) Die-cuts. After some trial and error…mostly error!…I found that using Mini Glue Dots (103683) to hold the box together works best. I folded the die-cut at the marked creased areas, making sure the box pieces fit together with a flap at every connection except the bottom. Initially I tried stamping on the box prior to putting together but then I figured out that connecting the “bottoms” together first helped everything come together much easier. By putting the bottoms together, I could predict the outside of the box much easier.
I stamped the sections of the box with the Trick or Tweet stamp set (wood 147725 /clear 147722) with Tuxedo black Memento ink (132708). This stamp set is so cute! I have used it before for some of my Halloween cards but I thought it would look great on one of the these boxes. The box has a rectangular bottom and the panels are uneven. Prior to connecting the side panels together, I stamped the picture of the ghost bird and the mummy cat on the big panels and sentiments on the smaller panels. The sentiments I chose were “Trick or Tweet” and “Batty for You”.
I filled one of these Takeout boxes with treats and gave it to our West Michigan Quilt Guild Workshop Teacher yesterday for her to have on the way home. We had two great Quilt classes with Lenore Crawford Monday evening and on Tuesday all day! Lenore is a talented quilter who has won many honors at Quilt Shows. She has such a great sense of color and especially color blending.You can find out more about our guild at www.wmqg.org We have really great teachers that come from all over the country! Below is a picture of the Tuesday class holding their Blended Collage Workshop efforts. Each piece of art was unique and beautiful.
I hope you are having a wonderful afternoon! I am hoping to get a bike ride in with my sweet hubby! He just arrived home so I am off to get ready to ride!
Happy Stamping! (and Happy Quilting too!)
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