I used both the little critters and the smaller tagline critters to create this banner and set of halloween "mis-fortunes" - get it? hee hee. I'm in love with the hilarious black fortune cookies, the labels on the front of the take-out boxes, and especially the mummy-wrapped critters.
The fortune cookies were dead easy to create. I punched 3.5 inch circles out of black designer paper, and each circle got folded in half (but not completely, I just sort of held it shut like a taco so that no part of the circle got creased.) Then, I bent it back the other way and stuck a glue dot in the middle to keep them looking like proper fortune cookies.
Other fortunes include: "you're doomed!", "whoooooo said boo?", "look behind you!", and "you will meet a ghostly end."
For halloween, I plan to fill these boxes with a few "mis-fortunes" each, and some black and orange jellybeans. I think the kids will get a kick out of them!
I also created a fun banner to match. I hand-cut the banner panels (I used half a sheet of black cardstock per panel and then just created a template for the fish-tailed-ends.) Then, I made orange medallions and gave each 3.5 inch circle the same texty treatment as the take-out boxes... only this time they all scream "BOO!"
The bat and black cat were colored with black distress ink, and just a tiny shot of orange was all the coloring I needed for the other critters. Do you love the cat's mustache and pirate patch as much as I do? I think it's hilarious!
For the perfect halloween touch, I strung the panels up on a length of CSS orange/black/white twine.
Thanks for checking out my projects - I'll be updating with new CSS goodies for the next 6 days! I hope you'll come back!
The rest of the design team has amazing projects to show off as well: