Monday, July 26, 2010

Finger Lickin’ Good

Hello crafty people…I have a ghoulish treat for you today, all wrapped up in its own little gift box.  I’m having such a great time with Waltzingmouse Stamps’ new sets, Wanda’s Pantry and Midnight Feast.  They are perfect for someone like me who enjoys Halloween more than most children I know. *grin*

Give-me-a-hand You can say what you want about Martha Stewart – and believe me, I’ve said plenty, but that company (not necessarily her because she has a ton of creative people working for her) has it going on when it comes to creativity.  The template for this coffin box can be downloaded HERE compliments of Martha.  I used the template to create my little finger coffin.  Before adhering all the corners, I stamped the star image onto the coffin lid.

Give-me-a-hand-openWhen I saw this Partially Decomposed Fingers image, I immediately remembered a recipe that I had seen Martha use to make these cookie fingers.  I had to find it, which I did and to my surprise, they are surprising tasty right down to the dyed almond fingernails...just ask my husband who finished off the rest of the batch. =)  They are a great compliment for this fun image…and yes – the fingers ARE lightly salted and cold pressed.  HA!

I hope you will pop on over to the blogs of these Design Team members who have more inspiration using these two new Waltzingmouse Stamps that will be available TOMORROW.

Anya Schrier

Belinda Chang Langner

Jennifer Holmes

Julia Aston

Laurie Schmidlin

Lisa Hjulberg

Mona Pendleton

Claire Brennan (Owner)

I hope you will stop back by tomorrow when the entire Waltzingmouse Stamps team will hold its release Waltz and a chance to win free ghoulish goodies!  The fun begins at 1:00 PM central time.  Until then….stay crafty.

{Supplies}

Stamps: Wanda’s Pantry and Midnight Feast (new from Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Papers: Black, Parchment (Paper Temptress)
Inks: Silver (Colorbox Pigment Ink), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Labels One, Twine, Zva Creative Black Crystals (CR-02CB-101)

23 comments :

Claire Brennan said...

LOL, these are a hoot! absolutely awfully brilliant for that wee label!!!! how cool to put them in a coffin!! LOL! Thank you!

Helen L said...

OK, this is crazy good: good and creepy:) Love the coffin box, and the cookies are the GREATEST finishing touch!!! Great job and thanks for sharing!!

Bonnie said...

omgosh - between you and Julia you are making my morning coffee very needy!! lol! This is fabulous Lynn and yes, Martha is a pain but has a great team!

Kim Burmeister said...

Lynn, this is ghoulishly awesome! I am one of those big kids at Halloween time. I would have to say this is one of the best I have seen. You Rock!

Kelly S. said...

Heeee! These are certainly a new take on LADY FINGERS, giggle! Love love the little coffin box, thanks soooo much for sharing!

Sue W said...

Eeeek!
Lynn........really! I saw the coffin and thought oh yeah the perfect little gift box beautifully decorated....Then scrolled down the page!!!!! Those fingers......amazing. I'd love the recipe....... Gruesome, I can't stop laughing!!!

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful cookie fingers Lisa! I've got to go find that!!! LOL!! perfect for inside your coffin which is just super with the stars and twine!!

anya said...

LOL! These are *fantastic* Lynn! The coffin box is perfectly decorated - love the twine! And those cookies are the perfect finishing touch!

Julz said...

Super cute! I love "Martha" too - not necessarily her but the ideas! =)

Jen said...

these fingers are GREAT!!! Your coffin box is terrific too. Claire's stamps really elevate the whole idea to the a new status.
Thanks for sharing

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my word Lynn! I had to enlarge the pic to make sure the fingers were not real!!! What a hoot! Great coffin treat box & that tag looks fab! Sure to be a hit amongst friends :)

Sandie said...

Brilliant!! Thanks so much for the links!!

Bonnie said...

LOLOLOLOL, This is FAB!!!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Lynn, this is SO much fun! I love the pillows from yesterday as well! I can't wait to see more!!! Great job!

suezie said...

This is a super cool idea and EVERYTHING is handmade even the fingers - OMG! Love how it turned out.

hulla said...

Where can we find the recipe??

Lynn Mercurio said...

I'm sorry - I should have included the link to the finger recipe: http://tinyurl.com/69pqed

Mary Friederichsen said...

Lynn, this is super cute!
I really struggle with the "Martha" thing to. She has creative people that she doesn't or didn't give enough credit to and a few other things about her,...well anyway....I went to the site to get the templet and I got a page saying that it had been removed or was unavailable.
Any ideas, or can you somehow post it?
Thanks Lynn!
Hope you are having a great week!

Mary

acons said...

Okay, this is a show stopper! LOVE this! Thank you, thank you for the link to the pattern! I've just got to make these for my grandkids.
April C.

Ren-Yi said...

that coffin is perfect. but can i just say that those decomposed fingers are gory? love it love it ;)

ellabella said...

wOOWWWOOOOwwooo what a great ideas! Fingers look great!
Janine

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGosh, this is the coolest thing ever!!! You are so clever, Lynn! Love it!

Curt in Carmel said...

What an awesome project. I love those fingers, and your coffin box is so well done and professional. Could be featured in MS magazine. Great job with this! Best, Curt