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Friday, October 25, 2013

Envelope Punch Board Halloween Candy Holder Weekend Project

Today I wanted to make hubby a candy holder for Halloween.  I used the new Envelope Punch Board to do this.  I made a candy bar holder earlier this month, you can view that by clicking here.  You will want to refer to that post for making the top tabs.  

For the base of this holder I cut my Basic Black card stock 9" x 6-3/4".  I scored the piece at 3-7/8" and 5".  I made the tabs and then I decorated it with stuff I had sitting around here.  I was going to go with stamping but I thought I would use up some of the things I had in my stash.

I don't know where the pumpkin paper came from, it was in my container of papers.  I loved the colors and the cute pumpkins and it had a brightness to it that drew me to it so I thought I would go with it!  I used Lucky Limeade for the layer behind the pumpkin paper.  I taped the layers on top of the front of the candy holder.  

For the inside band I took a 1-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock that was cut 11" long.  I eyed the center of it and wrapped it around the box of candy.  Then I used my bone folder to make sharp creases.  I glued the strip to the inside.  Then I added some fun Washi tape I had to the strip.  

The front decorative paper measured 6" x 2-5/8" and the layer behind it measures 6-1/4" x 2-7/8".  You could use the same size layers and add it to the inside of the box on top of the strip.  The strip is a must do though or the candy box will fall out. I suppose you could use glue dots to hold the candy box in place but then it will rip the paper or the box or both when you remove the candy.  I like using the bands.  The candy stays in place unless you turn the holder upside down!

One of the sticker packs I found had some fun monsters in it so I added one to the front of the candy holder and some to the front and back tabs.  I did set the monster on top of a 2-1/4" Basic Black scalloped circle and I set it in place on the front using Dimensionals.  The "Eek!" is also from a sticker pack.  I had fun playing with some of the things I have had laying around in my workroom for a long time.  It's time to start using these things up. You can easily convert this to all Stampin' Up! products and make some fun Halloween candy gifts.  This pack of candy is a 3.4 oz box.  Hubby is going to LOVE it!!!  I won't even have to hide it.  I will set it on the counter in my workroom and he will never even know it's there!  

I have great plans for making some of these for Christmas in a few weeks.  Once October is over I will be posting some fun Christmas things but not until then!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Anonymous said...

Love this if I find some extra time I may try to make some. You are sure having fun with that new envelope punch, I bought one a while back but still haven't openned the package. Thanks for sharing this great project.
Carol O

Lisa said...

Thank you for the inspiration.
I made a one today using your easy to follow instructions.
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