Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Witches give good candy right???

Well it isn't really a witch but her boot! Yes I am on a quest this week to come up with the most creative ways I can to give away candy. I know most little kids don't care they just want the candy, but it is the few that oooh and ahhh at the package that keep me on the quest year after year. I have been inspired by so many Stampin Up! deom's and this one I just loved by www.Stampinwithtami.com I actually made two of these, one for my daughter and one for here sweet roommate. I am thankful every day that they get along because it made the college transition so much easier! I will actually be replacing the candy and putting in some travel lotion and hand sanitizer bottles fromm Bath and Body works.

How cute is the boot! It is actually a Christmas stocking that I have turned into a boot!


Paper                                                                                     Page
Timeless Portrait DSP
Rich Razzleberry C.S.
12x12 Textured Basic Black C.S.

Other                                                                                     Page
Stocking Die Cut (mini)
3 ½ Circle Die Cut
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Big Shot
1 ¾ Circle Punch
Word Window Punch
Basic Rhinestones
Basic Black ¼ grosgrain Ribbon
Rich Razzleberry ¼ Grosgrain Ribbon
Frost White Shimmer Paint
Simply Scored (mini)
Sticky Strip

1.       Cut out two Holiday Stocking’s using Rich Razzleberry Card Stock (CS)
2.       Cut out two 3 ½” Circles using Rich Razzleberry Card Stock  
3.       Cut two Cuff’s in Rich Razzleberry from the Holiday Stocking Die
4.       Cut two Cuff’s from the White and Black Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Holiday Stocking Die
5.       Using the 1 ¾” punch out ½ of the punch. This will make the pointy toe.  I suggest making an extra circle and use it as the template. You want both of these circles to be identical.
6.       Glue the circle onto the stocking. Line the “neck” of the circle with the “neck” of the stocking.

7.       Run the stocking through the Big Shot using the Very Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder. Don’t worry about the top not getting covered because your cuff will hide what isn’t embossed. I am showing you both in case you are concerned about coverage.

8.       Attach Cuff’s to the boots. Remember that these boots need to be identical so use the first one as a guide for the second boot.

9.       Spray both boots with Frost Shimmer paint (if you don’t know how to do this email me and I can give you a quick run down. You will need rubbing alcohol, a small spray bottle, and a few drops of Shimmer paint. Shake well. ) make sure you cover the entire boot. Let it dry.
10.   Build your box. Cut two pieces of Rich Razzleberry at 3 ¼” x 5 ½”. Score on three sides at 1 3/8”. See this post, Frankenstein, to build the rest of the box.  Attach Sticky Strip to the box. (sorry about the blurriness of the last photo)

11.    Punch out 4 Word Windows from Basic Black. Cut them in half. Using Sticky Strip attach them as the “laces” of the boot.
12.   Attach Basic Rhinestones to each lace.

13.   Punch a small hole in each lace for ribbon.

14.  Cut the "heel" of the boot. I eyeballed this, from about where the circle meets the stocking I cut diagnally and then from the heel straight up about 3/4 of and inch. Look at the photos to gauge that. Then attach the box to boot. Make sure your boot can stand up so you will need to play with it a bit. You may need to fill it with treats to get it to stand correctly.

15.   Cut both pieces of ribbon at 32” Lace up the boot and tie a bow!
I know this isn’t an easy project, if you get stuck in any area please contact me because I want everyone to be able to create this boot! I would love to teach you and your friends how to create it! Email or call me today to schedule your private lesson.
I am adding this project to my first ever blog hop! What is a blog hop you ask? Here are Shirley Pumpkin's words regarding the hop:

A blog hop is a linky list that is SHARED ON MULTIPLE BLOGS.
When several blogs put the same linky list code on their blog, the
exact same list appears on each blog.

Blog visitors can submit their entries on any blog that contains the list.
The entries will appear on each blog where the list resides.

Blog readers see the same list on each blog, and can "HOP" from blog
to blog seeing the same list of links to follow: BLOG HOP!


  1. Super cute boot! Thanks for sharing all the pictures and directions. Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. What a cute boot, that witch must be going out to one spooky party. I just love how you did your list of supplys... so easy to read. You did good with this being your first Blog Hop, all you need to do is add the MMMHC Badge to your post(just ask if you need any help) Thanks for joining the fun at Monday Monster Mash Blog Hop!!


  3. Great treat holder, thanks for sharing the directions :-)

  4. How cute are these boots and they hold treats as well!