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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween Sweet Treats Box. Weekend Project

Day three of "Halloween Week!"

While shopping at Archivers last week I saw this adorable decorative paper and I just couldn't pass it up. I don't shop there very often and when I do it's rare that I would by paper of all things. But this paper was just too darn cute to pass up. And then I found out something I REALLY didn't need to know. When you purchase their paper you can go back in the workroom and pick out a die cut to use on that paper. Well how tempting can that be. I did go back in the workroom without buying any paper. That is allowed too. I was looking at the die cuts to see if there was anything I would even want and that would determine if I was actually going to buy that piece of paper. Well, needless to say I found something and I bought the paper. They have the most adorable box die cut template. And with Halloween coming up, what a better time to use a box for candy??? SO I got the box cut out and I went home to create. But I didn't create right away. I folded the box up but I didn't tape it and I set it aside. I set it aside until tonight. I remember last Halloween my friend Peggy brought over some candy corn and peanuts mixed together in a bowl. She said if you eat them together they taste like a salted nut roll. SO I thought I could fill the box with candy corn and peanuts. But how were you going to be able to see it???

My next step was to cut a hole in the box and add a window using acetate. Now you can see what's inside. And then I sat there and looked at the box wondering what else to add to it. Nothing too fancy since the paper was not that elaborate. Something simple like the paper and easy to do.

I had just purchased this adorable Sizzix die cut at Joann's. It has a Skeleton with hands and a hat and the word "sweet." I figured I could get a LOT of use out of this die cut just because of the word "sweet." I'm thinking of Valentine's Day plus any other time I will be giving a gift item with candy in it.

The next thing was to try to figure out what colors I wanted the words in. Well of course black!!! But I put the black across the window and it just looked too drab. SO I used Pumpkin Pie card stock and did the words again. Alone they didn't look very good. SO here I sit with two words cut out and not knowing what to do with it. I stacked them up and set them aside. The black slid a little off the orange and the light bulb went on and the next thing I knew I was taping the words together as you see them. I set them on top of the box and liked what I saw. But it still needed more.

SO I added the little pumpkin from the new Stampin' Up! "Halloween Fright's" set. I layered it and liked it but it still needed a little something more. Well, you usually can't go wrong with ribbon and in this case it was just what the box needed. SO on the other corner I added the knot from the ribbon and then taped the words on top of the box. I was happy with what I saw. You could see the candy and nuts inside and the decorations on the outside were just enough to make the box look cute!!! It was done and ready for my blog. Just in the nick of time too!!! LOL

The measurements of this box are 4" x 2-5/8" x 7/8". You can make this box just a bit smaller using the tissue box I posted yesterday. The paper I used here is called "Spellbound" by Making Memories. These would be great for Hostess Gifts, Customer Appreciation Gifts, Craft Fairs, Make n Takes and Stamp Camp too!

I hope you are enjoying "Halloween Week!" I have more items on my list and I will be working on them and posting them here all week!!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by,

1 comment:

Terry Molineux said...

Love it! You gave the measurements but not the scoring....can you email it to me I would love to copy this!!!! TIA