Friday, September 26, 2008

Got Candy?

Over on the A Muse News we are sharing some ideas for Halloween treat containers. I didn't have mine done early enough, but I did manage to make this one. It is an altered Diamond Almonds container. I used the A Muse Fancy Borders clear set to make the patterned paper to wrap around the tin. This is one of my favorite ways to use this clear set. Here's a look-see at my container:

Julie had made a card (look here) with a bottle cap embellishment. It inspired me to pull out one of the three caps I had and use it. I decided that a little bat would be perfect even if his wings extended out a bit. I added some of that beautiful Martha Stewart black glitter to him, too. Here is a look at the bat on the bottle cap:

Tomorrow, my daughter, mother and I are headed to New York to see "The Little Mermaid" on Broadway. It was my daughter's idea for her birthday and we are very excited. I haven't been to see a Broadway show before, but I have actually walked on this same theater's stage long ago. I made myself a little reminder notebook to carry with me, too. A while back, Adelina sent me some white coasters to play with. I finally used two of the ten she sent to me for this. I cut the coasters down to fit over the little rolodex cards I used for the interior pages.

Here is a look at the "don't forget" page for our trip. I am always having to make lists of things to pack when we travel. This will now be my listing space. I like this because it will also serve as a bit of a reminder of trips that we have taken.


Lyndsay said...

What a genius idea for the borders set, Elena! Love love love.

Have a great time on your trip!

jenstamps said...

Love your use of the borders set!!!

Have a great time while in NY!!! Enjoy the show!

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!

Jennie M said...

I love your treat container Elena! Super cute! And your little book is such a great idea! Have fun in NY! :)

Heather said...

The paper you made with the borders set is so awesome!!! I didn't even realize that's what you'd done until I read it - I thought it was just super cute patterned paper!

Have fun at the show!