Gracious me, where on earth did the summer go? It sure did fly by, huh? Now that the kiddies are back in school and I have the days to myself once again, I will be able to concentrate on drawing more templates for all you wonderful crafters. And, since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought I’d start there.

I drew up this hinged coffin box this morning and couldn’t wait to decorate it! I made the coffin base with black bazzill cardstock and, using a stipple brush, applied ‘Whisper White’ craft ink to one side to give it the dusty, cob-webbed look. Unfortunately, it is very hard to see in my photograph because my camera and I have issues when we work together. It looks awesome in real life though! The bats and the ‘Happy Halloween’ sentiment were free GSD files that I found somewhere on the internet while the the spider/spider web I drew myself (and cut out using my Silhouette machine).

You’ll notice that my first attempt at the coffin liner (left hand image) didn’t go so well. The liner ended up being much smaller than the base. I have since corrected my error and the liner fits into the coffin just nicely. I hope to have the template ready for upload sometime today. And, there will be a few more Halloween themed templates to come!