Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, October 01, 2008


I cannot believe it is already October! What better way to start the month than to show you the cute Halloween canister I easily created using the new Spooky Décor Elements. This acrylic container was originally filled with Lindt chocolate truffles (YUM!) that we got for Christmas. I figured I'd eventually find a new use for this, so I'm glad I saved it!
This was my first experience using the Décor Elements and it was super easy! It comes with detailed directions, and I think as long as you read those (and follow them ;-) they are very simple to use. It is kind of like applying a rub-on decal, but with one extra step ~ you must first rub it onto it's transfer sheet before applying to the surface.

The Spooky Décor Elements are available in three sizes. I used the smallest size here on my canister. After I applied my spider, I tied a bunch of different ribbons around the top. I had a wired purple ribbon that I used as a base for the spider web ribbon to give it more body. I tied the two ribbons in a bow. I picked up that spider web ribbon somewhere last year...I'm thinking perhaps Big Lot? Glad I still had some left because it was just perfect for this project! I also added some Pumpkin Pie grosgrain and some Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon. I used the frayed ribbon technique on a piece of the pumpkin ribbon to give it more texture.

The top of the canister was embossed with the Lindt logo, so I had to cover that up. The Bigz Scallop die cut was the perfect size for this. So I ran it through my Big Shot twice ~ the second time I offset the Elegant Eggplant card stock on the die to create the jagged edge. I then layered a circle of Pumpkin Pie card stock on top of my die cut followed by another circle cut from a piece of spider web paper from SU!'s Halloween Nights designer series paper from a few years ago. I guess my pack-rat ways really paid off big time for this project, huh?! Now I just need to get another bag of candy corn to fill 'er up! Although...Lindt truffles are a million times better than candy corn...

Hope you like this project. If you want to check out Phase II of the Décor Elements, here's the link. Hopefully this will be the only spider I see around my house today! Have a good one!


Anonymous said...

I love this! It looks like it is straight out of a catalog! Adorable!


~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is awesome too! What a fun idea and great use for those new decor pieces. Love this! :)