Stamp & Show challenge: tape it up

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!

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14 thoughts on “Stamp & Show challenge: tape it up”

  1. 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

  2. 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!

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