Thursday, October 20, 2011

Purple People Eater!

"It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater)
A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me!"
Sheb Wooley, 1958
I created this treat box today... the song lyrics repeating in my head
over and over. I cut the nut cup from Tags, Bags, Boxes
and More (at 6", the largest it could go to fit on my 12" X 12" cutting mat).

The purple monster is from Mini Monsters, it started out as a three
horned monster, but to go with the song, I HAD to alter him. :) He's
cut at 3" - I only used scraps for all the monster parts.

This yellow and orange striped paper is from a .97 cents Studio G
paper pack. I backed it with some yellow card stock. I just knew that it would 
need the extra support. I used Sticky Strip to hold it all together and added 
some foam tape to attach the monster parts.

I hand cut this little tag and used a Inkadinkado stamp from last year. 
I attached it to the orange ribbon handle with a simple brad.

Here is my monster's tail. This has got to be my favorite monster from 
the Mini Monsters cart. I think this is like the third time I've cut him.

Some black stitches finish off the treat container. I used a black Glaze pen make by Sakura (Gelly Roll). Add some candy and you are good to go! :)



Dixie said...

I love your purple people eater candy box! We had that song on a KTel Goofy Greats album (anyone remember those?) when I was little, and I loved it. That is the cutest little monster and you really add great details to your projects.

Angi Barrs said...

This is soooo adorable and fun. :)

*Star said...

This is so darn cute! When I was in girl scouts one year at day camp we were the "purple people eaters". Seeing this totally reminded me of that memory. :) Tfs and have a great day. :)

Jeri said...

Well, isn't this just adorable. Love the purple monster. Don't you just love it when you get song lyrics in your head that won't go away. Now I'm gonna have the purple people eater song in my head. LOL Thanks for playing along in our contest challenge at BBTB2. Good Luck!

Karen Pinsonat said...

Ha, I remember that song! Love YOUR one eyed one horned flying purple people eater. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun monster! Great candy basket!

Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri

Gloria said...

WOW fan-tab-ulous treat box. I love that song and Monster Mash!! Thank you for playing in Crafty Sprouts "Candy Goes Here" Challenge!!

A Little Time said...

OMGosh! I just LOVE this! It's so much fun! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

lovemypaper said...

Very cute project!

**Treefrog** said...

What a Great treat box too darn cute! Who wouldn't just Love to get that! Thanks for playing along with the contest over at BBTB2!
((Hugs)) Theresa
(Now I'm going to be thinking of that song all day, lol!)

Amy said...

What a cute treat box! I love that one eyed google monster! Thanks for sharing at FCCB :)Amy

DonnaMundinger said...

HeeHee! Waht an adorable treat container! Thanks for participating in the contest at BBTB2 and best of luck. xxD

Jayne said...

Such a cute trear box.I love the monster and how his tail is on the other side.Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.
Jayne x

Carissa said...

Great box project. Love the monster and all the detailing. And gotta love the candy. Thanks for crafting with us today at FCCB.

Dana said...

Great treat box. Turned out fantastic. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Great! Now that song is stuck in my head, but it was so worth it to get to see this project! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot this week! Bobby

Unknown said...

Cute treat box. Love the tail on the back.


Erika Valdez said...

LOL I was totally singing the song when I saw that title of your post! I love your treat container the colors you chose go beautifully together! Thanks for joining us for our "Candy Goes here" Challenge!

Lots of love,

Georgiana said...

I am feeling like a purple candy eater right now! Yummy! I wish I had time to make one of these for each of my students.

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BugBites said...

fantastic treat box. Love it. TFS with us at FCCB this week!

~JulieH~ said...

Oh ny what a great treat box! Thanks so much for entering the contest at BBTB2!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said... it is in my head! This is awesome Cheryl! I love the google eye on him! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Craft Spot!

Kate said...

This is terrific! I love the way you decorated the back as well. How fun!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

Kate said...

And thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog too!

Anonymous said...

How adorable!!! Truly made me chuckle! Good luck from Crafty Sprouts!!

Many blessings,

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

It was a one eyed, one horned...purple people eater...I am going to be singing this all night! Super cute!

CricutLvr!! said...

What a great treat box! Love your monster and how you put his tail in the back!! So creative!! Super cute project!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sprouts!!

Raven B said...

Super sweet. Great job!!! I cant wait to see what you make next week. Thank you so much for playing with us at Crafty Sprouts.