Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Book of Spells

My thoughts and prayers today are with everyone affected by Sandy.

I have a quick project to share with you...my last Halloween project of the year. But I will have a Halloween card to share on Friday for a DT post.


I used an old free book from the library for the Book of Spells. The paper is from K&Company. The black ribbon on the spine is from my stash. The label is a Spellbinders Grand Labels Four. Book of Spells is from A Frightful Affair, the letters welded together on my Gyspy.


I can't remember who made the sticker bottles...I picked them up at Michaels and threw away the packaging.


Surprise when you open the book...the inside holds a secret stash of candy corn!! I mod-podged the pages together. Once they were dry, I cut a hole in the center of the paper, which was much harder than I thought it would be. I tried so many things and ended up using a craft knife...it took forever!! The frame is a Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Rectangle, with a Classic Rectangles Large for the cutout.

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49 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh...how much fun is this? I love the cover of your book....very spooky! And the inside is just fabulous - what a great surprise. I bet that was tough to cut out, but it looks fabulous!

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  2. This is soo fun. I love the hidden treat inside.

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  3. Awesome altered book Halloween creation I'm craving candy corn. All the stores here are out. I may need to make something like this for my daughter who likes to read but definitely would need to get a book that can be altered from Half Price Books since I'm giving her Classic Barnes & Noble books: Sherlock Holmes & Shakespeare. She saw these in B&N and told me she wanted them for Christmas/Birthday.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. Oooh this is so cool, I love the idea! Love the bottles on the front and the cool treat box inside! Clever! Hope you have a fabulous week!!

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  5. Wow! This s so fantastic. Love the hidden goody:)

    Annette
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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  6. Hi my beautiful friend:)
    This yummy project is wonderful, I want This book full of candies:))
    Gorgeous papers and details...love these little paper bottles:)
    Very very well done my friend:)
    Have a sweet day:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  7. Waaay COOL!!! ;-) I love how you've created this, but do NOT envy you cutting that out for your interior stash!!!
    BTW, I just got those bottles myself -- only 1 set ;-( -- on clearance at Michaels and believe they are Jolee's Botique Dimensional Stickers! ;~)

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  8. OH!MY!GOODNESS.....Let me catch my breath...
    The sticker bottles are the cutest thing ever!!But you know what my favorite part is the Secret stash of candy..Clever and Creative my friend!I just LOVE it!!!
    This one will always stay with me.sorry but I REALLY LOVE IT!!You ROCK!!
    Sending a HUGE amount of bloggie love to you,
    Migdalia

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  9. Ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!! Well for the time you had with that craft knife I bet you are quite happy in the end.. WOWZERS.. I love all the candycorn, what a surprise when you opened the book!!! I also love the bottles.. absolutely terrific creative idea!!!! (Catching my breath with Migdalia!!!

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  10. Oh I forgot to mention I have my online store done up and running.. I wrote a quick post saying you can visit only with Mozilla firefox but now also Internet Explorer!!!

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  11. hahahha, we must have been writing at the same time.... thanks for visiting my store! Would you be able to tell me if you are using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.... thanks!!!!

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  12. Lisa, this is so totally amazing..I would love to make one. I have never used mod podged before..simply the cooled idea I have ever seen, you are so creative...love love it. Hugs

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  13. Absolutely fabulous - wow!

    http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

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  14. Another fabulous project! I don't think I'd have the patience to cut out the center part:( You rock!

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  15. what a cute idea love it the outside looks amazing and I love the candy on the inside. wow. great project.

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  16. Wow, what an amazing project Lisa! The secret compartment inside is just fabulous--what a cool idea. You did a wonderful job on your Book of Spells!

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  17. Cool idea!! Great job on this Book of Spells...NOW, give me that candy corn, hehe...I will wrestle for that...
    yummy...total weakness for me!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh my word Lisa - yum yum... Clever idea...
    You are the genius to come up with something like this....

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  19. Ah! Imagino como deve mesmo ter sido difícil cortar o centro do livro!!! Mas valeu a pena!!! Ficou uma doce surpresa!!! Também achei muito legal as garrafinhas na capa!!!

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  20. I love it!!! So cool. Hugs, Robin

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  21. Totally Awesome!! You always have the coolest projects.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Lou

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  22. This is so scary and then,sweet--- when you open the book. I love it. Great idea.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART BCA/ANYTHING GOES Linky Party
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  23. Very neat treat idea. I will keep this in mind for Christmas. Have a great night.

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  24. My sweetest friend, this is such a marvelous project. I LOVE that you used an actual book instead of creating one of those faux book thingies! It makes it even better. The papers are fab and the stickers are perfect. I love that you lined them up like they're on a *book*shelf! And then you open the book and are greeted with the sweetest surprise of all... treats! I love it, Lisa. It was worth the unexpected battle to get that cut out. :o) Wonderful work as always, my friend. I hope you're having a sparkly week!

    HUGS and blessings!

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  25. This is really clever, what a great idea for a treat box!

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  26. Fantastic project! I love all the detail you put into the cover - it looks gorgeous! And who doesn't love a place to stash candy from grabby fingers? LOL!

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  27. This is so fun! I have been wanting to decorate a book cover too - thanks for the inspiration! Happy Halloween to you too!

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  28. Such a fun project! Would love to get a book of spells filled with candies! Carri~Abusybee

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  29. A wonderful surprise book of spells....such a cute and clever idea...and I would imagine it did take you forever to cut thru all the paper, but it sure looks wonderful!!

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  30. That's really cute! Love the potion bottles!

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  31. Your book of spells is amazing! You really did a great job! I have one I bought from Hallmark years ago that says about 5 or 6 different things when you open it.
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  32. Great idea! I could never bring myself to do this to a book, at least one i've found so far, but i love it!

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  33. What a cute and clever candy/treat holder!!! Very clever!!!
    Love all your little potion bottles, fantastic!!!!!!!!

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  34. Once again super creative and gorgeous! You always leave me saying "She's so unbelievably talented" this is such a fun idea!
    Have a great day my sweet friend!
    Shelly

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  35. Absolutely LOVE this Book. It just looks way to awesome.

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  36. Lisa,
    this is such a great project and what a fabulous surprise when you open it up!! Love the potion bottles

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  37. Lisa love this idea to recyle and old book. Perfect gift for the Harry Potter in a friend. Karen

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  38. What a great idea. When I saw the open book, I actually chuckled. Awesome!

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  39. Fab Halloween decor.This book is amazing.I bet that was tough on your cutting after the mod podge.But look how Cool it holds candy in there.

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  40. This is awesome!! As always such talent and inspiration when I stop in!!
    TFS another FUN project!!

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  41. What a cute idea. But it seems like it was alot of work to mod-podge it all together.

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  42. Fabulous spell book my friend! Love the little bottles on the front and neat surprise on the inside.
    Jayne x

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  43. Another FANTASTIC project!Very clever and BEAUTIFUL!!!:)

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  44. How awesome is this treat box, Lisa!? I love all the little bottles you added to the bottom! Great idea to use an old book too! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  45. So creative!! Love the candy corn surprise!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  46. sooooooooo creative and awesome!

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