Thursday, October 11, 2012

Trick or Treat?

The Collection 5 release continues today at Clear and Simple Stamps with the release of several new stamp sets and coordinating dies that are perfect for Halloween—and beyond! I’m showing off the new Apothecary: Holidays and Sweet Sentiments: Holidays sets today.

If you already have the CSS Apothecary: Sweets set and coordinating dies, you’re in luck! These new sets are perfect add-ons to the fun apothecary jars in your collection.

Here, I used the jar outlines and matching dies to create a pair of jars then filled them with spooky treats from the Apothecary: Holiday set. I arranged the jars on an orange cardstock panel along with a layered Favor Flag banner stamped with the “trick-or-treat” sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments: Holidays set. The panel is accented with some striped washi tape and a button in the upper right corner, then layered on a contrasting green card base.

To go with the card, I made a box of spooky treats. The box is made with the Party Favor 2 die set. I used one of the circle dies from the Shapes: Circles set to make an opening in the lid that I lined with acetate to keep the treats contained securely inside. I used more of the orange striped washi tape over the opening—it kind of reminds me of “caution” tape!—and added the “eat at your own risk” sentiment on a white panel accented with a Favor Flag die cut piece and a black button.

Be sure to check out the rest of the CSS design team members who are sharing holiday projects today. Here’s where to find them:
Stephany Zerbe
Elena Roussakis
Laura Bassen
Lori Tecler—you’re here!
Kim Duran
Jennifer Rzasa
CSS Blog

Materials Used:
Apothecary: Sweets, Apothecary: Holidays, and Sweet Sentiments: Holidays stamp sets, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Green with Envy, Creamsicle Cardigan, Perfect Little Black Dress, and Green with Envy cardstock, Copic markers (Y11, Y13, Y18, YR12, YR15, B000, B0000), Apothecary Jars, Shapes: Circles, Favor Flags, and Party Favor 2 dies, Divine Twine black baker's twine (Clear and Simple Stamps); Mint Dot designer paper (BoBunny); black buttons (Target); orange striped decorative tape (Target); acetate; sewing machine; foam tape


  1. oooh, love this set, and the orange tape you used!! That mint color is also cool for Halloween!

  2. I love this color combo! Love your treat box and the washing tape accents! :)

  3. OMGoodness, Lori, look at you cutting window out of that cute box. Great idea!


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