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October 19, 2010


Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! 

This is Audrey and I'd like to say thank you to Pam for having me back.  And, if I haven't already said so, it's wonderful being a DT family member.  Before I share this project I need to say, unfortunately, I found out when I posting that several of my tutorial pictures were corrupted, don't know how that happened but so I am going to do this tutorial as best I can with what I have.  However, if it appears I've missed any steps and/or something isn't clear, please comment your questions to me and I'll be happy to answer them.

I waited until the last minute because I really wanted think of a Halloween project in keeping with the Halloween theme eventhough I don't have the "Happy Haunting" cart.  I pondered ideas but only came up with this just last evening when I ran across a witch  on the "A Child's Year"  cart.  This gave me something to work with and so I began constructing my project.  I hope you like it.

This is a Haunted House Tote. The complementary characters represent the trick, but inside there's candy and gum -- the treats!  I'm calling it a tote because I've added a handle to it so that you can pick it up and carry it.  Here are pictures of the finished tote opened and closed:

I think the skull looks a spooky through that window, don't you?!!!  LOL!

These are a couple of close-ups of the inside of the tote:

Now, I'll show you how this tote came together.  I first cut out all the parts from the cut.file I created, and next I scored, folded and glued the tote and the boxes to complete them:

After I'd constructed the tote and the boxes, I starting adding all the elements: the candy and gum to the boxes, a skeletal frame to the coffin box and a few more embellies and accessories I purchased at a local Dollar Store:

To keep my tote closed after it was completed, I simply added these small magnets which snap together on the front end flap and back end panel; but velcro will work as well:

Now that I'm done, I'm thinking what a great centerpiece this would make at a Halloween party; and the DH and I been invited to quite a few, soooooo...  all I have to do is just grab it by the handle and go:

How fun is that?!!!

If you're interested in the cut.file to do your own, I've provided a cut.file on my blog for today.  You can go there by clicking on my name, highlighted, at the beginning of this post which is direct link and then download the file from the bottom of my post.  The carts used for this project are:  George (tote and boxes); A Child's Year (witch); and, Plantin Schoolbook (word "Beware").

Well, again, I hope you like my project.  And, thanks so much for stopping by!!!  We loved having you!


papillon digital design said...

Oh My! how cute is this? Love it!! What a brilliant way to use the gypsy and look at the yummy goodies inside. You are oh so talented!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great project. Amazing how you used so many different shapes to get to the final product love that about Gypsy and Design Studio we can create soooo much. TFS

Bobbi said...

This is so cute. Love how you made it into a tote. TFS

Milamemories said...

This is so awesome. Love it!!



Sheena said...

Cool tote!!..very spooky :)

Scrappin' Playground of Dreams said...

Audrey, your tote is sooooo cool! Very clever!!!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all so very much for your generous comments! I appreciate them!

flowerdisco said...

look at all these tiny containers inside. my audrey, this project is fangs-tactic!

Karen said...

What a great project. I am sure they will love it at the parties you'll be attending!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh!! love this!! have been trying to come up with something to do for friends and family. Will have to try this!! Thank you for sharing your great talent with us so not talent people!! Again thank you Jackie

Unknown said...

Audrey ~ this is sooooo cool!!! I wish my brain worked like yours girl!! I love that you made it into a tote!!!

Unknown said...

Audrey... amazing idea! So cute!! Love it! What a perfect way to give some LOVE with a treat!

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