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Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Haunted House Votive/Treat Box & 2015 2nd carved pumpkin

Marie Flayer of NJ Stamping Queen blog shared her Halloween Votive Box file with me. You can click here to see her boxes.

Haunted House Votive/Treat Box is made using Close To My Heart CTMH Artiste & Artbooking Cricut cartridges. The box is 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" when assembled.

Used vellum inside the box.

The bats are made using black glitter cardstock & CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge.

Stamped sentiment and attached it to a toothpick.

Decorated with Halloween ghost ribbon, punched/embossed pumpkins using candy corn scrapbook paper & cat scrapbook paper. Thought it was clever of me to cut the cats in twos from the scrapbook strip for the corners of the box.

Can add treats to this and it becomes a votive treat box. Almost time for trick or treaters.

Hubby carved a 2nd pumpkin. This pumpkin was the 1st choice of pattern and then I changed his mind to do the Pirate Skeleton. I'm sure you will recognize the character carved on this pumpkin. It is a fav movie character of my family; especially my daughter's.

BEE careful to not say the character 3 times in a row.

Supplies List 

adhesive:glue dot, red tape, Scotch ATG
Cricut cartridges: 
   Artiste & Artbooking Halloween Haunted House Votive Box  2 3/4" x 2 3/4" assembled
   Artbooking  Bats  1" x 3/4"
ink: VersaFine onyx Black
paper:  scrapbook - Target cat pattern  the Paper Studio Candy Corn   vellum  
   cardstock - black glitter, purple core'dinations, white
punch: Martha Stewart pumpkins edge/embosser
recycle: toothpick
ribbon: Halloween 2014
stamp:  My Craft Spot Banner Sentiments Fall - sentiment
tools: MISTI

Entering this into the following challenges:    

10/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Oct 2015 Ch  UE  10/1
10/31  DL.ART Oct Linky Ch  1Eperday/no stack  10/1 
10/31  OSAAT #248 Anything Goes w/ Halloween Colours    UE  10/18
10/31  Pile It On Ch#92 Cute and/or Spooky  UE  10/25

11/1  Bitten by the Bug 2 Going Batty Ch  UE  10/26
11/1  Die Cuttin Divas Ch239 Happy Halloween  3E(#1)  10/27
11/1  Simon Says Stamp Mon: Throwback - repeat a prev challenge  5E(#5)  10/26 
   prev challenge - 10/19-25/15  Monster Mash  - Haunted House w/ Bats
11/3  Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes      5E(#4)   10/28

11/6  Jos Scrap Shack FFC#112 Anything Goes  3E(#1)  10/30

11/8  Craftin Desert Diva Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party Ch#67 Sweet & Yummy  UE  10/26
   sweet & yummy - candy corn scrapbook paper used for punced/embossed pumpkins 
11/8  Fantabulous Cricut Ch#263 Fright Night   3E(#2) 10/26

11/10  Double Click Conn Ch#34 Furry Friend!   1E(#1)  10/28   cats - cat scrapbook paper

11/11  Cut It Up Ch83 Sweets for my Sweet  1E(#1)   10/30  
   sweets - candy corn scrapbook paper used for punched/embossed pumpkins

11/12  CardzTV 3D Des Ch#4 Pumpkins  3E(#1)  10/30
   punched/embossed pumpkins using candy corn scrapbook paper 


  1. Nice treat or votive cup box and great pumpkin carving by your husband! Have a lovey week

  2. Love your votive box as well Melissa - you have really been busy this month (also a huge fan of those pumpkins, something I've never done!) Thank you very much for entering the OSAAT (AG with Halloween Colours) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  3. your whole family is creative!!! so is mine...... it's a blessing. Happy Halloween


  4. Nice votive and pumpkin carving! Looks so good!

    Thanks for joining us over at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

  5. This is so beautiful. I love the details and it looks gorgeous lit up Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DT member

  6. Great little treat box with the light! and the pumpkins - fabulous! Thanks for joining us in the throwback challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge this week!

  7. Your treat box/votive looks great and I am sure it added nice ambiance to your house. Your husband is an amazing pumpkin carver. I always admire your pumpkin carvings every year. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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  9. Spooky project and spooky pumpkin! Creativity sure runs in your family!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up this week for our Sweets for my Sweet challenge!


  10. I love how you embellished the votive holder I created! Thanks also for sending people to my blog for more details. The carved pumpkin is so intricately made and quite scary! Thanks for being a regular contributor to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.
    :) Marie

  11. Spooky cuteness, one of my favorite movies! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  12. Wow...what a wonderful project, so fun. And that pumpkin, so amazing. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles.

    Skittles DT

  13. Well this is just full of total cuteness. Oh, yes I recognize that pumpkin image. Well. So would my son. Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

    Terri ~ Skittles Design Team

  14. What a fabulous project and beautiful pumpkin!!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

  15. So creative!! Love the votive holder and that pumpkin is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB for our challenge this week!

  16. Love the candle holder. and that pumpkin carving is very skillful. Fantastic. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

  17. BEETLEJUICE!!!!!!!!!!!! That pumpkin is awesome!! And LOVING your CARD!! GORGEOUS! Thank you for joining us at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member - Julie :)