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I was driving the other day and I had this idea... so I went with it.  
I wanted to wrap the new Tim Holtz  Gothic Gate around something.  I found the perfect die... the Eileen Hull Cookie Box Die.  Usually I create the cookie box die so you can see it.  But it can also be the perfect holder for candy or in this case a battery tea light.


I started out with a few dies, Cookie Box DieGothic Gate and the new Twisted Edge... which I LOVE!  I recommend the Brush and Foam Pad for the Gothic Gate.  That was a a lot of poking.  Mine is on order.


Once the cookie box is assembled with paper, hot glue and ink I'm ready for attaching the Gothic Gate.  I glued the pillars together... 3 in all.  Then while that was drying I attached the Twisted Edge cuts on the inside of the cookie box.


I like to add a little shimmer with black tinsel twine.  For the Ghosts I cut chipboard and sprayed with black soot.  A coat of matte medium and pumice stone distress glitter for shimmer.


I ran my fingers along the edge of the ghosts to expose some of the black.  This is when I wrapped the Gothig Gate around the Cookie Box.  For fun I made a Jack face on one of my pumpkin halves.


Now that's glitter!


I tucked some Fall Foliage around his little face.


Removing the glitter off the edges make him look all worn out!


He should look pretty creepy at night and the glitter of the ghosts will shimmer.


To make your dies more versatile look at how they can be functional too.  The Cookie Box is a fabulous layer behind the Gothic Gate.  It's also functional to hold whatever you need.  

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A Vintage Journey- Make it Spooky

Here it is illuminated.  Not the best shot but you get the idea ;) 



 
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  1. This is such a great design Nicole, from Eileen's cookie box to the Tim gate to the twisted edge, I just love everything about this!

    While I am here I would like to thank you for joining in our 'Spooky' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

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  2. This is really cool & probably looks awesome with the tea light at night... <3

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  3. Wonderful Nicole, love the Gothic gate die and brilliant idea to wrap it around the cookie box. Bet it looks delightfully spooky lit up at night! Deb xo

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  4. What a fabulous design Nicole and great use of the diecuts. Thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas and beautiful lumiere at A Vintage Journey too xxx

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  5. Wonderful! Nicole such a great use of all those dies and papers . Love your grungy glitter ghosts- bet in dark light the tea light really make them shimmer .
    Thanks for joining in our make it Spooky challenge at AVJ . x

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  6. This is certainly fabulous Nicole x don't you love it when an idea comes together x love that gothic gate and your use of the EH box. Glittery ghosts and fall leaves. Tfs at AVJ for Anne's Spooky challenge

    Annie DT xx

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  7. Another very cool Halloween project by none other than the Halloween Queen! Love this and kicking myself for not getting that fence die! This looks so spooky lit up! Hugs! PS that brush and foam set has come in handy more than once in the Closet.

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  8. wow - this is REALLY spooky when lit in the dark! the sparkle on the ghosts really glow! what a great design - love that garden gate circling the container! thanks for joining us in the AVJ challenge Nicole! Julia xx

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