New week… new challenge!! Head over immediately (if you’ve not done so already) and visit Simon Says Stamp & Show – it is “tape it up” challenge this week! This means you can make *ANY* project with just a smidgen of tape even and enter it by posting it to flickr, your blog, or whatever for a chance to win. JOIN US! The rules + post can be found over at the Stamp & Show blog. You want to enter because it is fun, plus Simon Says Stamp gives away (randomly) a $50 voucher each week to one lucky entrant!!! You can get all the details at the blog here.
So what did I make? Well, I do adore tape. Here are top 10 favorite tape products of the moment for me:
Oh tape, I adore you. They last a long time (so much on a roll!) and you can use them on layouts or cards or… even to make spooky decor!
I found those dogs (and the moss) on clearance and both were meant for those little houses that you can set up to make a village decor set up deal with (you know what I mean – the various houses and such… and their accessories). Well I chose to look for deals on the accessories – they’re great for making configurations boxes!
The box itself is pretty simple – I covered the outer piece with tissue tape (and yeah, I used a discontinued one! but any Tim Holtz tissue tape would be fabulous), then coated it with multi medium in matte finish (and added the stickers) and let it dry totally while I worked on my piece.
Inside, I covered all the walls with new metallic distress stain, then played with various elements until satisfied. Making these boxes just takes me back to childhood and making dioramas. I would love to make these things all the time I tell you!
My tree is just an embossed tree that I inked then cut out on kraft cardstock (in this case, off a tag). I did the same to the other images you see in the background of my piece, and when ready I just let the hot glue gun go to town adhering everything… and I wasn’t shy about letting ‘webs’ happen with the glue. Another spoooooky bonus!
From there, things went quick! I used orange distress ink and black paint on both the outside of the box and the ‘feet’ (just black paint on those), I put some hot glue over my trick or treat letters, and I really enjoyed myself!
14 thoughts on “Stamp & Show challenge: tape it up”
This box is so much fun May! Love the embossed tree, the doggies, moss, tape and the glue. Great idea!
Fun spooky scene! Love the taped exterior as it add so much texture.
Very cute creation, May. Love those configuration boxes! Your scene is very cute. Great find on the clearance stuff! <3 Candy
Hi May, love the background on this piece, the skeleton and raven look perfect as the backdrop. Fabu,ous finds in the clearance to create a great scene, love the mini pumpkins. Enjoy your week. Tracy x
Love your creation.
wow! love your box! it’s stunning!!
This is adorable! Great decor item for the holiday.
So cool! Love these mini Halloween cuties!!!
this is SO fun!
I love your diorama! The dogs are SO cute. I had totally forgotten that I’d bought some stuff last year from the same sort of halloween town collection thing. I wasn’t lucky enough to find those dogs, but I should be able to dig up something good. 🙂 Your project looks fabulous!
Adorable project, May! I really love all the little touches of detail you added…& the grass is too perfect!!
Simon Says Stamp!
dogs are soooooo cute 🙂
Very cool Halloween Display. Love all the spider webs you’ve created. Very unique. (:o)
Such a fun, spooky, decorative piece – love it!
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