I try to stay away from the dollar store. Anyone with any creative impulse can always find something with 'potenial' - and look! It's only a dollar! Well, I have an office full of things with supposed potential. I wonder what it would be like to get back all that space and return all the money to my pocket. Now that would be REAL potential! Anyway, there is, on occasion, something you just can't pass up, which is what happened when my friend Candy went to her local dollar store. And few days later, a box arrived at my house full of these:
Sure, I could use them for their intended purpose and been the envy of one and all - heck, I'd probably stop traffic - but once I found out they came apart, well, their true potential became apparent.
So I made Candy a Halloween themed thank you gift. Spoiler alert! If you're name is Candy and you sent me skeleton straws, there's a package waiting for you in Houston. If you want to be surprised, stop reading now!
There's no way she's going to stop reading.
I took these photos on a sunny day and there was a bright glare but I didn't notice until I put the pics in iphoto which was the day AFTER I sent these off in the mail. Should have checked earlier! Oh well... These were the best of the lot.
I used regular tags and covered them with Memory Box paper. The letters were cut out freehand and outlined with Stickles. I also cut out the skeletons - slow, annoying, detailed work - and in some cases, I cut off limbs in order to reposition them like the one below.
I made another one for my friend Terry who always decorates for Halloween.
This could have just as easily been done with a pennant die cut but I don't have one (and don't want one) and as fate would have it, I have plenty of tags. Which reminds me... stay tuned for The 6 Tags of Texmas coming soon.
Soon-ish. Maybe after Hallween. I'll need some time to work up some enthusiasm for the holidays.