What is spooky, retro, and enchanting?

Jen Yanok http://pixipaint.com/ a nationally known illustrator, designed this enchanting scrapbooking line for K and Company called Halloween Whimsy. http://www.kandcompany.com/shop/pc/viewContent.asp?idpage=1. One of my favorite pieces of the line is this Haunted Tree. The kit contains: the foam tree base and 8 treat boxes. I made the tree to hold my treat boxes for my "special" trick or treaters. You know, the neighbor kids that live at my home. wink, wink...or my children that live at the neighbor's. I have it setting on the little table right by our front door. Mr. "M" had his nose pressed against the side window panes, yelling through the glass-"Mrs. Ward, what is that for"? I said, "Oh, Mr. "M" one of these little boxes is for you on Halloween night." Mr. "M" said, "Can I have mine now"! I think I may be torturing the neighborhood kids with my "too cute" tree. Here is how to put one together.
Step one:
Slide the 2 pieces of the foam tree together using the slot on the truck of the tree as the connector.
Step two: Assemble the treat boxes.
Layout treat box and score on fold lines.

Adhere the sides together first. You can see a side flap. I tucked it into the inside of the box.

Secure the bottom of the box closed. Use a sturdy glue because candy can be heavy!
Pinch the sides together. There are score lines to show you where to squeeze.

Step three: Cut your ribbon and tie a knot in it. I keep the knot on the inside of the box when I hang my treat boxes. Fill box with candy and close. Isn't it cute!

Here are all the boxes included in the kit! I just love Jen Yanok's artwork. Don't you?

The Halloween Whimsy Haunted tree and Decoration kit is available at Michael's Craft Stores.

On a terribly sad note, Jen Yanok passed away of cancer at only 38 years old this July. Her family made a lovely tribute to her on You Tube. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7u9RMuBoTU&feature=related
Also, here is a link to another fellow blogger. Her words said it so well about how Jen will be missed in the art community. http://hatu.blogs.com/hugsacrosstheuniverse/2008/08/i-took-the-tip-from-the-sweet-and-sinister-halloween-blog-and-hopped-in-the-car-and-drove-to-michaels-to-check-out-the-new-st.html


TxScrapAddict said...

I love that tree!!

Caleen said...

I love the art and that tree is so cute. the treat boxes and illustrations look vintage. How sad that she died at such a young age. I will have to look at the you tube tribute for her. I like hearing the story behind the artist -makes it more
real to me. Thanks!

kathy said...

THis is so adorable -- how wonderful that her art still delights adults and children alike , such a tragedy -- Kathy - GA

Micki said...

It was great to see you this weekend Kara! I hope that your Dad is better soon!

Maricar said...

Darling, Kara.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to see that all is well with you and that you are still busy being a great creator!

Loreluca said...

Kara, how lovely is that tree! Loce how cutsey the treats look in those boxes!
How sad about Jen. I will go and check her tribute, and say a little prayer for her.

karin said...

this is super cute, i love it!

Clara Kansas City, MO said...


Thanks for the instructions. I just won this at CKC in Kansas City. I put it together with the whole family and everyone loves it.

Thanks for your creativity! It inspires me. Take care,