Today is Thursday, which means Cajun Stamping Queen and I have gotten together to bring you a themed project. And today's theme is...treats!! We decided to make items that can hold all of our wicked little treats that we'll be collecting this month! After you're done here, be sure to visit Cajun Stamping Queen and see her stamped treat.
Last year, for my daughter's class at school , I punched out a whole bunch of cute little black pillow boxes. We decorated them, filled them with candy, and sent them for her to give out. I had a few left over and they've been stored this long. So when Kelli and I discussed today's theme, my plan was to create another pillow box.
Well, when I sat down to stamp, I screwed my first one all up! I stamped in the wrong direction from what I meant to, so had to start over. When I reached into my drawer for another template, *gasp* there were none left!! At least not in any halloween colors...
So, I pulled out my sizzix and die, and as I was doing so, I glimpsed a big scrap piece of leather that I've been holding onto. And then it all came flooding in, a new idea!!!!!
I punched a pillow box from my leather and decided to make a punk pouch! This bad boy is perfect for filling with any type of little treats, and you can see in my third (slightly blurry) picture that I've filled mine with pink and white licorice candy. But the best thing about this pouch is that it can be used after Halloween to hold neat little things like lipstick, jewelry, or credit/shopping cards. Just fill it up, tie it shut, and drop it in your purse! Perfect for someone special you know, or for yourself.
*click pics for closeups*
Everything happens for a reason, right?
For my punk pouch, I used an awesome crow stamp and transparency sheet from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. You can view all of their fab products at their online store.
I'm debating on adding some of these pouches to my etsy store, which is being established as we speak, so I'd love to hear your opinions! Plus, any comment gets you entered for Blog Candy!! If you'd like to participate in a challenge and get 5 extra entries, make a "treat" project and upload the link in a comment under this post. Hope you enjoy, and have a great Day 8!