I saw candy corn in my local grocery store this past weekend, which means that fall (and Halloween) are coming! so I don’t think it’s too early to start making some of these super cute treat boxes!
I made this box using a basic design by another demonstrator, Angie Juda,, but hers were much taller. I thought this design would work for something smaller, so I set about re-sizing it so that it’s now the perfect size to put in little “snack” size M&M’s or it will actually fit 2! snack size candy bars!
I was also looking for a way to use the new Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper. There are alot of “spooky designs” with spiders and bats and also some black & white flowers that are a little on the macabre side.
The finished size of the box is approximately 3″ wide x 3 1/2″ tall. It is super easy to make and could easily be adapted for any occasion….in fact I see some Christmas Stocking stuffers in the future! Here is the cutting and scoring diagram:
And if you follow these simple directions…..
- The top is the long side with the 2 score lines, the bottom has 1 score line
- From the bottom, cut up on the vertical score lines until you get to the horizontal score
- Cut away the pieces marked in black (two “pie slices” from each side of the skinny flaps,and remove the small flap on the right side)
- Turn your cardstock upside down so the top is now at the bottom.
- Cut up on the vertical score lines until you get to the SECOND horizontal score line.
- Fold the two big flaps under and then cut off the three skinny flaps even with the
SECOND horizontal line
It should look like this when you are done…..after you have adhered the Designer Series Paper & Cardstock mats. All that is left is to put either Tear & Tape or Multipurpose Liquid glue on the flap on the right and fold it around to attach to the opposite side of the box. For the bottom of the box, fold in the two small flaps and place glue on them, then fold down one of the two larger flaps. Place glue on the top of that larger flap and then fold the final flap down. Hold the two top flaps together and punch a hole in the center as show. Thread the ribbon through the top (after you have filled the box of course!) and tie in a bow.
Now it’s time for fun and decorating your box. I added a ghost (Stitched Ovals Dies/Layering Ovals Scalloped Oval), a spider (Little Treats Dies ) and the word BOO (Playful Alphabet Dies). I used the “Zero” for the letter “O” because I liked the shape better. I adhered a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to one of the Foam Adhesive Sheets and then die cut the letters. The middle of the letter O was used to make the eyes of the ghost,
If you would like to make this Treat Box (or lots of treat boxes, You can get two from one piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock), these are the supplies that you will need:
- Layering Ovals (oval and Largest scalloped oval for bottom of ghost
- Little Treat Box – Spider
- Playful Alphabet for letters B O O. (Inside of O’s are ghost eyes)
- Pumpkin Pie Cardstock – Cut 4 ½” x 8 ½”
- Score on the long side at 1”, 4”, 5” and 8”
- Score on the short side at 1”, 3 1/4” and 3 7/8“
- Cut according to diagram
- Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper.
- Cut 2 pieces – 2 ¾” x 2”
- Cut 2 pieces – ¾” x 2”
- Basic Black Cardstock
- Cut 2 pieces – 2 ⅞” x 2 ⅛”
- Cut 2 pieces – ⅞” x 2 ⅛”
- Whisper White – Scrap for Ghost – Layering Ovals Dies
- Foam Adhesive Sheets – For letters B O O (inside of O’s are Ghost eyes)
- Basic Black Cardstock – Scrap for Spider, and letters
- Metallic Mesh Ribbon – 12”
- ¼” Hole Punch
These are fun and easy to make and I can hardly wait to fill them with treats!
If you like fall, autumn and all things that come with cool weather….like Halloween, Pumpkins, Drinking Hot Cider, then you will love Paper Pumpkin’s September Kit – Hello Pumpkin. September’s Kit has everything you need to create cracker box treat packages for friends and family. The paper is reversible, The stamp set is for multi-occasions, and there are lots of die cuts, so you have twice as many options!
The kit contains enough supplies for 20 cracker box treat packages. The colors are Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.
You can order your Paper Pumpkin kit HERE The Deadline to order is September 10th!
The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available to order on September 1st! As a Demonstrator, I was able to pre-order one during the month of August. It arrived on Monday….and I can’t say enough good things about it! It’s easy to use, easy, smooth sending the dies and embossing machine through the machine and best of all it folds up so it takes up a smaller footprint on my craft desk….leaving me more room to create! There are also easy instructions right on the base plate of how to make the “sandwiches” for both die cutting and embossing. Plus all the plates are numbered, so there is no confusion of what to use! You can find it in the Annual Catalog on pages 170-172. Presently only the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is available. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is not available yet….but it’s coming in the next few months!
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