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October 31, 2011

Frankenstein Treat bag- Cricut Basics!

Good Monday Morning!

I'm dreaming of a white halloween??....yep, we had a snow storm over the weekend.  It was rather beautiful to see, though unheard of this early in the season.  Lost power a few times, it was awesome!  Wonder if it was a pre-cursor for the weather to come...we can only hope! lol

Paper Playtime has issued a fun week long challenge today and I hope you'll play along.   It's an anything goes challenge.   I created a fun treat bag.

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Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook cart, page 80, <bag> and page 69, <grass>
Creative Memories circle punches, Bic marker, SU! ink pad,
gingham ribbon.

I was inspired by a Frankenstein treat box in the Oriental Trading catty!  what a fun place to find craft ideas!  Though I've seen many versions throughout blogland!  Isn't he cute?  good way to use up your scraps too!

I'm adding this to my Cricut Basics 'series'.  It was made using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, which is probably one of the carts included with your machine!  Easy peasy to make and such a fun project!

Enjoy your day!

I've shared today's creation with -

Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Bows 'n Berries - CAS 
Hooked on Crafts -Halloween 
Make it Monday -Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Unstampabelles -Fall/Autumn 
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes 
Crafters Cafe Kids - Fall/Halloween projects
Just Some Lines Halloween
Marks Finest Papers -Use your Scraps
One Stop Craft - No Sentiments
Our Creative Corner -  Fancy Folds 
Secret Crafter -Spooky or Whimsical
Bloggers Challenge -happy hauntings
Crafty Catz -Halloween
Fashionista Friday - spooky fall
Crafting for all Seasons -Halloween 
Divas by Design - something Spooky
I Brake For Challenges -Halloween
Inky Impressions - Halloween
My Mum's Craft shop - Spooky Time
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Halloween
Stampavie and More - Halloween 
The Paper Variety -Halloween
Anita Be Stampin' - Spooky Halloween Themed Projects
Bearly Mine - Anything But a Card
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Inspired by Halloween
Top Tip Tuesday -Trick or Treat
and these parties!

Inspire Me Fridays - Any Craft....
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Patti J said...

Awww....this is so cute, Maria! I'd love to trick or treat at your house! Hugs...

Susan said...

Hi Maria! I love how you did his eyes! What a fun treat bag!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Maria the eyes are the cutest and sweetest feature!

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Lori said...

Saw your darling Frankenstein on MIM - he is so cute!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Also loved seeing your link on MIM

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

Anonymous said...

This is fun! Love the ribbon and also the way you have set the photo up too!
Fantastic Trick or Treat!!

Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday

Happy Halloween
hugs Samantha :0)

Merry said...

This is such fun...what a great face you have created. Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles.

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Maria - Your Frankenstein is goodie bag is awesome!! What a great project and the shading on the circles, really makes this pop!

I would NEVER have thought of this idea -- You rock!!

Thanks for sharing!!


Jen Nelson said...

Hi Maria, this is fab.
Thanks for joining us at One Stop Crafts
Jen xx

Pat said...

What a cutie. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Bettina L. said...

He is so cute. Love that idea of making a frankenstein box. Brilliant. May do that for another halloween though. Amazing where the inspiration can be found. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

great use of scraps!!!
thanks so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friend Challenge (-:

Nicole Doiron said...

Very nicely done! Super creative! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPV! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

CathyC said...

such a fun creation ;-)
thank you for joining in UnstampaBelles Challenge this month.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Maria!! So fun!!! I just love it!!

Chris said...

This is too stinkin' cute! I love the shading on the eye lids. The hair is too much! This is just the cutest project ever! Thank you for sharing your work of art with us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


Chrissy said...

Oh!! Wow this is cute...love his eyes..lol...great treat box..
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

downrightcrafty said...

oh what a gorgeous creation, thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some candy if you are interested :)

Tracy Heaton said...

Fab treat bag - really cute.
Thanks for joining us at MMCS
Tracy x

Pop's Cards said...

This is just stunning sweetie x x x

Penny said...

This is cool, i ussually dont attempt paper piecing and suceed but this has inspired me to try it... Thanks for sharing with If the Shoe fits

Tracey Manderson said...

well now, he is just super cool! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, and good luck with the challenge.

cheryl said...

oh this is just brilliant hun just love those eyes,amazing hugs cherylxx

Susie M. said...

Hi Maria! how cute!

Nannieflash said...

Wow love your box, and the fabulous colour choice. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Amy Johnson said...

What a fun treat bag!

Rene said...

Oh my gosh this is just too cute! Love it!
Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win this week's fabulous prize from Di's Digis, just leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM. The more comments, the greater your chance of winning!
Rene :D

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! Your little treat bag is PERFECT for halloween--LOVE that ribbon and I LOVE your shading on the eyes:)

JoAnn V. (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Fabulous project! Saw it over at Make it Monday and had to stop by for a closer look! TFS!


Donna said...

Oh Maria, this is just the bestest little treat bag....ever...love him, look at his cute lil' face...bless :) Donna x

PS: Thanks for the heads up....I'm on my way over to Phindy's :)

Vicky said...

Fantastic sweetie...

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

carol said...

ooh this looks fabulous, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Jill said...

aww fab gift bag love the eyes they look great thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Darlene said...

Oh Maria ... this is so cute! Great job! Thanks for playing along in our 'Halloween' challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope you'll come back next time!

one of the 'Sistahs'

Shelley said...

So, so cute! And yet so simple! Great job! Love it!


Joey said...

Maria this is a fantastic treat bag, got to be the cutest frankinstein ever!!! lol. Thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Tui Nathan said...

Fabulous little treat bag ... just perfect for Halloween!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

Chelsea said...

Love your Halloween creation! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines!

Sandi said...

This treat bag ROCKS! I love that you used the grass for his hair! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Variety

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria! I saw your cute treat bag on MIM and came by for a closer look! Really cute!!

miislucky said...

Love this creation! I saw it on MIM and had to come over and see it up close. Nice job!!

Arabella said...

This is just so cool Maria! I love it!

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge this week at Pollycraft!


Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love this treat bag! I saw it on Make it Monday and had to come over for a better look! Super cute!

Linny said...

this is brilliant! my grandchildren would love this too. Thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter. Linda x

Ida said...

Your "Frankie" treat bag is so adorable.

Sherry Kushibab said...

This adorable little fellow caught my eye on MIM - what a great treat bag!!! Just love it.

Lisa Somerville said...

How fun is he! Wonderful Halloween Treat bag - Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Courtney said...

Maria...this is too cute!! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Kelly said...

Love your treat bag! i'll have to have a go at making one.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly

MagsB said...

What a cute treat bag! I love his wry expression! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

luv, Mags x

Janeen said...

love his charming eyes. Thanks for playing in Speedy the Cats challenge to use scraps.

Micki said...

OMG, he is absolutely adorable!!!! I'm a little late making my rounds but boy, this little guy sure brought a smile to my face. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters for our Halloween challenge!
Maria, he is just too stinkin' cute :-) Hugs!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Little Frankie has so much sweet character! Eeek! Such a fun Halloween box! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week! :)

Robin said...

Thanks so much for playing in Bows and Berries CAS Challenge!!