Believe it or not, I am already “tired” of Christmas cards! The last box in the mail for OWH. Time to make Valentines cards! Sometimes, working months ahead for the soldier’s time line, my own family gets lost in the fray.
Taking a step back to the rest of the world’s paper-crafting calendar, I decided to shake things up by making some Halloween Cards and Treat boxes for my own little Trick or Treaters!”
So, all you Paper Crafters out there, you probably have every thing needed to make these treat boxes on hand, in some for or the other. Take a little break for the snowflakes, and make something heartfelt and special for those little ghouls and goblins of your own.
If you are following my AdvoCare progress, there will be a note about that on the bottom.
Supplies Used: Treat Boxes
Spider- 2.5” Circle, 1 .75” Circle, 1” Circle, 1.5” Square, Owl Punch, and Small Heart punches.
Bat – 2.5” Circle, 1.75” Circle, 1”Circle, Small Heart, Owl Punch and Bird Punch.
Two each color Top Note Die cuts, or you can put one on the front only.
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Whisper White, Primrose Petals and Cherry Cobbler.
Stamp Set Used: Spooky Bingo Bits
Ink: StazOn Opaque White
To embellish, I used Pink Pirouette Ribbon (Spider), and a Sizzix brand spider web die.
Supplies: Adhesive (I used double-sided tape for the boxes, and liquid glue for the embellishments), scissors, ink daubers or sponges, stylus and scoring board, or scoring blade on table top cutter.
Bat Card: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Owl Builder Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Oval Punch, .5″ Circle Punch, Classic Black Ink, StazOn Opaque White Ink, Old Olive Ink, Cherry Cobbler marker and white gel pen. I used the Ghouggly Ghouls, the Spooky Bingo Bits and the Four Seasons Hostess Sets. I embellished with a piece of basic linen thread. I used a Tim Holtz spider web embossing folder for the background, and googley eyes!
First, measure the length and width of the treats you want to box. My treats needed a box 4.5” long and 2.5” wide.
Determine how tall you want the box to be, without the decorations attached. I wanted mine to be as tall as the pointed edges of the Top Note Die cuts, or 2” high, deep enough to secure the treats, without covering them up on the sides.
To wrap and secure the sides to the box, you can either cut two “end only” pieces with .5” on each end of each end piece to secure, or for a sturdier box, do like I have shown.
Remember, the instructions illustrated here, are for a 4.5”Lx 2.5”Wx2”H treat box.
The pieces of the box to be assembled:
Cut Pieces in these measurements; 4.5 x 6.5″, another piece 2″ x 10.5,” and one or two Top Note Die cuts or similar die to hold your decorations, either front only or front and back.
Score the larger piece, laid horizontally, at 2″ and then at 2.5,” which will leave you with a 2.5″ bottom and two 2″ sides.
Score the long piece, laid horizontally at .5,” 3,” 5,” 7.5,” and 10″ as shown in the photo.
Set the Top Note piece(s) aside to decorate.
Assemble the box by folding up the 2″ flaps on the larger piece to form the base, front and back. Adhere the scored longer piece, “wrapping the box,” to form the side and front support. I used double sided tape to adhere.
It should appear as shown.
This is what my undecorated treat boxes looked like, before I added the decorated front/back.
Decorate your box front/back piece(s), then adhere to front/back. Voila! Treat Boxes! Don’t forget to fill with Treats!
Next time you check my progress, you will be directed to a new blog page for this purpose:
24-Day Challenge Results: I lost 17.5 lbs, 30.5 inches, went from a 2-3x top and 20W pants, to 1x top and 18W pants. I did this by using the 24-Day Challenge bundle. Check it out at my AdvoCare store on the top right corner of my blog. My “journey” continues.