The Halloween collections that Graphic 45 creates seem to always be some of my favorite papers. The new Erie Tale paper line is no exception.
For this project I intended to create something that did not look typical Halloween, so I chose papers that were generic enough for gift giving year round. I did end up throwing in a few pumpkins and toadstools, to add to the mystical theme.
On the top I used a few of my precious metal staple flowers that I embossed in a spiral pattern. To add to the eclectic look I added a few vintage buttons and some warm toned flowers.
To close this recycled box I made pegs from Tim Holtz hitching posts, so I could weave ribbons through it like a corset. I really like how that turned out. The box I used was actually an old gift box from Sephora.
To edge out the box (and cover up some mistakes,) I used a bit of the geometric tape from Graphic 45. You all know how much I love to use tapes!
This floral design is just to die for. I think I need to make a book out of this too!
Since I could not just leave my little box empty, I fashioned this paperclay heart to stick inside of it. In a way, I was inspired by the Snow White tale...
The heart has a Shabby Chic Keyhole glued on with a tiny scrap of Steampunk Spells behind it. To get texture on my heart, I simply used a rubber stamp.
The Spanish moss made for a perfect little nest for my fun heart.