Monday, October 26, 2009

Using my digis for what they were intended!

Okay, so I finally got around to doing the project that I made my round Halloween digis for!

I came across a site where someone had made small treat holders out of cardstock that looked like coffins.
Of course, I can't find them now to give credit, but I am sure if you did a search, you would come up with instructions. I just winged mine. I think that the tut I saw had an small holder inside that held the candy bar, but I just put a glue dot on the back of each one and stuck the candy to it. lol!! I am all about easy.
I also think that they used a small velcro dot to hold theirs closed, I preferred tying it shut with a small ribbon. I thought it added more interest. To make the coffins, I just cut 8.5" x 2.75" strips of gray cardstock and used my kewl tool (a textured sponge on stick type tool) to add speckles of black ink. I scored them at 4", 4.25"  and 4.5" and and folded. While flat, I cut the top corners off and then cut from the bottom fold up to the corners created on each side. I hope that makes sense. I really just eyeballed the shape and cut. Once cut, I inked the edges with black ink to add dimension. Added a Kit Kat bar to each one. Punched holes at the top and tied bows on each one to close.
I then resized my digis to 1.5" on the largest side. Notice that bat's circle is much smaller because his wings extend beyond it. I cut them out with the #2 (#1 is smallest) Petite Circle Nestie and cut out black scallops with the coordinating size of scalloped Nestie. I colored random parts of the digis with Copics and then added Stickles for interest (floor under cat, lines on bat wings, spider's eyelids, bubbles in cauldron, facial features of pumpkin, band on witch's hat).
I thought they came out quite cute and will be a nice little gift for me to hand out to my co-workers!

On a personal note: I am not sick today. It was wonderful to wake up feeling normal again. But, sadly, Shanyn is VERY sick. I stayed home with her today because I was not comfortable leaving her. She is feeling much better now though, so I think she will be well enough to go back to school tomorrow.

Have a great week!! Thanks for stopping by!


pinky said...

These are so cute and perfect for your digis, glad you are feeling better and your daughter too.

Stitchinwitch said...

They look great. Thanks for sharing the digi's with us.
Hope you all keep well

Maylee said...

OMG...these are awesome!!! TFS.

PaperCrafty said...

These are super cute Robin!!

Jeanne said...


Cheryl said...

WOW these look fantastic!!!

Ann said...

AWESOME Robyn - love these.

Ann xxx

Ann said...

Sorry for spelling your name wrong - only just realised what I have done.

Ann xxx

Chris (catt871) said...

These are AWESOME!!!!! LOVE the digis, thank you soooo much for sharing!!!!!

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Trudi said...

These are fantastic Robin! I can't wait to see what digi stamps you make next ;)

bluepoohbear75 said...

Those are great!!! It's so fun all the things you can do. I thought I would share what I did with your images. They are on my blog. Thanks again for them, I have had fun.