how about some Halloween Peeps?

OK, fess up…. who can resist the marshmallow Peeps?  Seriously?  :0)

They’re out there on the shelves for every holiday now…in all shapes and colors.  Delicious sugary goodness.  Somehow they always end up in the cart.  sigh.

So here’s what I did with the pumpkin Peeps…

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The cute puppy is a new C.C. Designs image from the Halloween Candy set.  He looks so sweet and innocent, doesn’t he?  He obviously hasn’t eaten too much sugar yet.  LOL.  You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?  Give the little ones too much sugar and…watch out!  he he.

I wanted to color the bones on his skeleton costume a bright green ’cause it reminded me of those glow-in-the-dark costumes that are so popular now.  Why didn’t they think of that when we were little?

This is only a cover for the front and sides…the back was not covered.  I just measured the front of the box and added 2 inches to each side.  (The box is 1″ deep).  Then I scored all sides at 1″.  It ends up looking like a box “lid”….make sense?  So I started with a piece of cardstock 7 1/8″ x 9 3/4″ and then scored each side at 1”.

Before glueing the sides together, I die cut and decorated the front.  First I attached the background dp and then I cut an opening with the Spellbinders Labels 6 die.  Since the width of the front is too wide to pass through the die cut machine, I had to improvise a bit…but it is easy.  Just place the die in the desired position on the box cover.  Then fold the side flaps up and overtop of the die.  The cutting edge will be facing down so there’s no worry of cutting the sides.  After your “window” is cut, decorate as desired.  Then slip it over your box of Peeps.  (assuming they are still uneaten)  ;0) 

Here’s a close up of the main image… 

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Now go get yourself some Peeps!

stamps- Halloween Candy by C.C. Designs; paper- K & Company, purple, green, black, white; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, SU! Large Oval punch, Spellbinders- Labels 6, Ovals and Fancy Tags, Martha Stewart Spiderweb punches, Cuttlebug Halloween die, pop dots, Black Diamond Stickles.

9 responses to “how about some Halloween Peeps?

  1. Oh how fun, love all your details.

  2. Holy cuteness my friend!!!! I love how you used that label die to show off the pumpkins. Grin! Supah cute!

  3. Too ca-ute Diane! Mmmmm, thank for making me want some Peeps now!

  4. I may have to try this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Peeps!! This would be a great little teacher gift. TFS!

  5. Love this project Diane! Absolutely adorable! Oh, and I am one of those strange people who can resist the Peeps. They don’t do a whole lot for me.

  6. I can pretty much resist the peeps….BUT…I do like them when they’re put in the microwave for a couple seconds. :)

    Adorable project! LOOOOVE that little puppy!

  7. This is so cute and creative!! Love that puppy with his green glow in the dark costume.

  8. I must be weird. I don’t care for Peeps. But I LOVE your “glow-in-the-dark” bones! And that’s one super-cute peep cover!

  9. Love it! That is adorable. I love me some peeps. Now, this is more of an incentive to buy more. Great Halloween gift idea for a peeps lover.

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