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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Square Pumpkins!!! Weekend Project

Transform a simple 2-4-6-8 Box into a square pumpkin treat holder!

Cut your card stock in half so you have an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece.

On the long side score at 2", 4", 6" and 8"

Turn and score on the short side at 2"

Holding the card stock in front of you with the long sides on the top and bottom you will be snipping the bottom. So on the long side, snip the score lines up to the two inch horizontal score line. This is the bottom of the box. There is a small rectangle piece at the bottom, either on the right or the left depending on how you scored your card stock. You probably already snipped one side of that as instructed above. Now snip away that little top part of it and discard it. That ½" scored strip will be tucked inside the box with either tape (Sticky Strip by Stampin’ Up!) or with glue.

Now fold all of your score lines. The way I see it on mine is the front is the side my scoring tool touched. Fold your lines inward.

Next I punched out the hole for the window. I used the 1-3/8" circle punch. To get it centered I punched a circle from copier paper and traced it on the card stock where I wanted the circle to go. I was able to get it pretty centered. I then punched it out and erased any pencil marks left behind. To determine which panel you want the hole to be just fold up your box (don’t glue or tape it together) and look to see what looks like the front to you. There is no right or wrong one to pick though it is best to have the flap part to the back of the box.

For mine, I folded it in half and placed it in a Cuttlebug folder. I’m not sure what the name of this folder is but it creates some nice lines in the paper that (for this project) look like the lines in a pumpkin. If you squint REALLY REALLY hard you can see it!!!! LOL I refolded my score lines after it came out of the Cuttlebug folder.

Take a piece of acetate, Black Staz-on ink and your stamp and stamp the face on. I used the face from the Stampin’ Up! "Autumn Harvest" set. Once the ink was dry I taped the acetate in place making sure the face was centered. I also stamped part of the larger pumpkin on Garden Green card stock and cut out the stem and set it aside.

The next thing I did was to tape the box together. I taped the small side seam first. Then I folded the bottom pieces in to see which ones I wanted to go first and I decided to fold in the left panel first, then I taped the right panel, then the back one and finally the front piece.

With a pencil I lightly I marked the sides at 1". I wanted to make sure I found the center so I can pinch it inward.

I added the candy. For mine I used Hershey’s caramel filled Kisses. Sorry I didn’t count how many before I stapled the top shut.

Next I headed on over to my Big Shot and used the smaller scallop die cut and cut one out. I taped it in place over the top. I tossed out the stem of the pumpkin I had stamped and of course cut out. It no longer would fit on the box.

I took my Crop-a-dial and punched a hole just off center on the top of the box. I cut 5 or 6 little slivers of Garden Green card stock from a 5 inch long piece of scrap. I inserted an eyelet in the hole and set it in place. I slipped all the ends of the little slivers of card stock in the eyelet hole and tied a single knot with them all. I wrapped the ends around a pencil to give them a little bit of a curl.

I printed out the words "Happy Halloween" on the computer using the "Ice Aged" font. I punched that out using the small oval punch and I punched the Garden Green out using the larger oval punch. I sponged the edges of the smaller oval using Pumpkin Pie and I had inadvertently grabbed a dirty sponge so it isn’t a bright orange but it still worked!!! I then taped the ovals together and taped them in place on the box. And that’s it. It’s not a REAL quick project but it does go pretty fast.

These make great Teacher Gifts, Hostess Gifts and Customer Appreciation Gifts. It is a project that kids can do with some help and supervision. But mostly they are VERY fun to make!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog,


Anonymous said...

Oh wow, this is too cute! You have the coolest ideas, thanks!

Daisydaze said...

I love all of your ideas, and look forward to the Christmas ones. Thanks bunches!!

Unknown said...

Great job once again on this box, I love how you made it into a halloween pumpkin.