Today the theme for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is “Fall/Halloween.” To honor the occasion, I have chosen to feature the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits by Stampin’ Up!
The completed little treat box measures 2-3/8″ wide, 1-1/2″ deep, and 3-3/8″ tall.
From a sheet of designer series paper cut a square 6″ by 6″ (one sheet of DSP that measures 12″ x 12″ will yield four treat boxes).
Envelope Punch Board directions
- Place the 6″ x 6″ square on the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board so that the left edge lines up with the 1-3/8″ mark. Now punch and score following the diagonal groove in the board.
- Slide the sheet to the left so that the left edge is lined up on the 4″ mark of the board. Punch and score.
- Rotate the paper counter clockwise 90°. Line up the first score line with the score guide (sometimes called the pointer) on the envelope punch board. Punch and score. See Fig. 3.
- Slide the paper to the left and line up the end of the second score line with the score guide. Punch and score.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 two more times.
- Round each of the four corners of the square using the reverse punch (corner rounder) on the back side of the score guide. See Fig. 4.
- Fold and burnish all of the score lines.
Your 6″ square should look like the image in Fig. 5.
- Snip along each of the score line next to the wide triangles (four score lines), stopping at the intersection of score lines that are perpendicular to the score line you are cutting. See Fig. 6.
- Use a paper punch to cut a hole at the top and bottom large triangles (these two holes to secure the box with baker’s twine). See Fig. 7.
- Place the tree and bat in the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies on the Basic Black card stock and run through the Big Shot. See Fig. 9 and 10.
- Stamp a sentiment, if you so desire, in Whisper White on the base of the tree cutout.
- Apply a strong adhesive (such as Snail permanent adhesive) to the four flaps that will form the box structure. Two of the flaps are marked in Fig. 7 (turn the the project 180° and flaps 3 and 4 will be in the same position).
- Press the four flaps inward and secure. See Fig. 8.
- Press the remaining two small triangular flaps inward and secure using adhesive (press outward if you prefer to have a bit of contrast on your box).
- On one face of the box adhere the base of the tree (some branches of the tree will protrude from the edges), and adhere the bat.
- Place a treat or two in the box and secure the handle of the box using Halloween Night Baker’s Twine. Your final project will be similar to Fig. 11.
There a great many options for using this darling little treat box and, of course, the use is not limited to halloween. Simply change up the designer series paper and decorations for any occasion or season.
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Card stock cuts for this project
- Halloween Night Specialty DSP: 6″ x “6 for the box construction, scored and punched
- Basic Black card stock: Panel about 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″.