Saturday, August 25, 2012

Coffin Break Anyone?

Happy Saturday to you and thanks for stopping by!
This is going to be a busy weekend for me, so I am making my post in the wee hours of Saturday morning knowing that I have to get up in a few hours and put in some serious time working in my very neglected yard.....sigh.  I would so much rather be scrapping.  Sunday will be spent going to church, out to lunch and then helping host a baby shower (this part of the weekend is fun).

Knowing that my weekend will probably be "scrap-free" has prompted me to stay up much to late to finish this fun, somewhat creepy (in a good way) project.  As soon as I saw the latest stamp release by Emma at My Creative Time and the Coffin she created using the Cricut "Artiste" cartridge, I knew just what I wanted to do.  As soon as those stamps arrived, I got started on my project.....

"Coffin Break"

 (click on photo to enlarge)

* I used the Cricut cartridge "Artiste" to cut out the coffin on  page 76 at 7.5 inches.
* After assembling (very easy), I inked up all the edges with black ink and covered the top with this fun Halloween printed paper.
* Next, I started on the wreath....

* Using my Spellbinders Circle die, I cut a circle within a circle, creating a "wreath form"
* I used my Martha Stewart "Branches" paper punch and punched out branches in black and gray.
* Next, you just glue around the circle until you have it filled in 
* I sprayed the branches with Glimmer Mist in "Silver".  It's hard to see in the photos, but it leaves a nice shimmer.
* The roses are from "The Paper Studio" (Hobby Lobby)
* I added a big, fluffy Crinkle Ribbon bow
* And of course, the sentiment is from "My Creative Time" (Treats For My Sweet) comes the fun part.....ready for the "Coffin Break"....

I filled my coffin with.....

Fun, huh?  These little coffee pods that I use in my Keurig coffee maker are just the right size!

Ok, a couple more details...
* I used the spider web stamp (also in this stamp set) along the sides of the coffin
* The black, glittered design along the top of the coffin is from Recollections (Michael's).  It is a fun, self-adhesive tape...very cool!

Ok, just wanted to share this with you before I head to bed and dream of weeding, picking up pine cones, and trimming hedges.....(insert big sigh here).  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  See ya soon!

Until next time,


  1. Omgosh Tanya, this is adorable. The wreath is perfect touch. Love how you added the coffee.

    Hugs Nana
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  2. What a GREAT project!!! LOVE the coffin, all the embellishments and great sentiment!! Perfect halloween project!
    What a fun way to give some coffee!
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!!

  3. Such a great project! I can't believe those Keurig K-cups fit in there. I love the idea of doing that.

  4. So that sentiment...too funny! Lee-Ann :)

  5. Hi Tanya!
    This turned out awesome... And so very clever. Your work is just fabulous, always.

  6. Oh my goodness!!! I so love your coffin!!! This is just great! :)

  7. This is just adorable! I love it!



  8. I "liked" this on facebook! I LOVE this project!! I've been wanting to do a project for awhile now and hopefully this week I can! Of course I don't have to do yardwork or help with a baby shower.... :o) So hopefully I can get some crafting done.... But this is wayyyy cool Tanya! I really like it a lot! :O) TFS

  9. Oh WOW Tanya,this is amazing! Just love it.Your wreath looks fabulous,never thought of making one for Halloween.
    Love all your other halloween boxes too.My cart came just before I left for holiday and can't wait to play!
    Will have to wait a little longer because came home to a very poorly doggy.
    Jayne x

  10. THIS IS AWESOME!!! I bought the cartridge and have been stalking blogs for inspiration and your project is to die for hehe Fabulous job like always!

  11. This is so stinkin Cute!!! People need to stop using this Cartridge, I want it so bad but have yet to buy it haha. Well, definatley will be ordering it next month.

  12. This is an amazing box! Love all the details, especially the wreath:)
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  13. Okay......this is the coolest! I love, love your coffin! The wreath is so fantastic and I love the yummy coffee.GREAT gift idea!!! Love this:)
    Enjoy your wknd-don't work to hard!!
    Sherrie K

  14. This coffin is so neat with the treats inside. I think this would make a great gift.

    Would you send me an email. I would like to know if you want to be a guest designer at Die Cuttin' Diva.

    Carson's Creations
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  15. Love the coffin and the wreath, I just got my punch and Now i can't wait to start using it

  16. Are you kidding me? This is one of the funniest plays on words that I have ever seen! What a fantastic idea! I am totally going to make one of these for my boss. He will get such a kick out of that and LOVES his Kuerig too! Now, I am off to shop and find Jamaican Me Crazy K-Cups! I didn't even know they had that, but I have to find it! One of my favorite coffee flavors! What a blast!!!

  17. This is so creative and fabulous!! I can't believe I'm saying a coffin is adorable, but it is!! The wreath is such a perfect touch!! Love, love it :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  18. This is so cute. I love your wreath. For Halloween, who knew? You made a stunningly creepy, in a good way, gift box. I love it.

  19. I love this project. So clever!! You ROCKED it. Oh, and have you seen this link? Check it out!!!

    ~Madison Cooking With Cricut


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