Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween Treat Boxes and Card


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:

Pieces to assemble box.

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.

Assembled Box Base

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.

Undecorated Treat Boxes



This is what my undecorated treat boxes looked like, before I added the decorated front/back.


Decorated Box Front.
I stamped Happy Halloween on the Box Back, or you can make a box with a front only.


Decorate your box front/back piece(s), then adhere to front/back.  Voila!  Treat Boxes!  Don’t forget to fill with Treats!


Switching Gears!

Advocare Progress:

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.



Our Daily Bread – Circle Challenge


This month’s challenge from “Our Daily Bread,” is to create cards that have a circle in them.  This card has a ton of circles in it, most are subtle, but they are there!  This is one of the easiest cards I have ever done.

Also, if you are interested in an update on my Advocare 24-Day Challenge, my progress is listed below the card.

Here goes:
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler (SU) and White (Papertry Ink).  Ink used: Cherry Cobbler (SU), Versamark with white embossing powder (SU).  Stamp Sets: Four Seasons (SU Hostess Set), Blooming With Kindness (SU)

The sentiment frame was cut with an Apothecary Accents Framelit (SU).  Punch Used:  2 3/8 Scallop Circle (SU).  I used Basic Jewels- Rhinestones (SU) to embellish the card.  The white snowflake background was embossed with a Tim Holtz “Alterations” embossing folder.

All products, unless otherwise listed are from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased through my SU store – Link to your right.



Four Seasons – Winter Scallop

Advocare Journey:

I wasn’t going to weigh till day 24 of the challenge, when I will include “inches lost,” but had to go to an dr. appt, which required a weigh in.

So:  On day 18 of the Challenge, I was down 15.5 lbs.

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OWH Sketch Challege – Sketch #142


Hello all.  I have missed a few sketches, as I was taking time off to start up my AdvoCare home business.A blurb about that below.

Glad to be back making cards.  Much to do before the holidays.

I did get a box of nearly 100 cards sent to OWH in time for the Christmas mailing season.  That alone, deserved a week or two off!

I made today’s card with scraps.  The first thing that came into my brain was red/whi/blue banners with the sentiment “Hero,” but I thought I would do something “sweet” instead.

All products used are Stampin’ Up! products.  The designer series papers and the matching brads are now retired.  The stamp set is “Perfectly Penned,” the card stock used was Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip.  I used Chocolate Chip ink.  The sentiment tag was cut with an “Apothecary Accents Framelit,” and pierced with the piercing guide for the same label.

I am now an Independent AdvoCare Distributor.  I chose to distribute this product, because it works for me.  I am currently using the 24-Day Challenge (weight loss) bundle, along with their skin care products.

I am very happy with both.  On the first 10 days of the Challenge, I lost 6 lbs and 17!”  I was down two shirt sizes and 1 pant’s size.  I am not hungry and the meal plan is real food, not shakes or meal bars.

Check it out on the icon to the right.  If you have any questions, you can contact me by any of the sources listed below and to the right.

My “Advocare” Journey



Hello all.  I am starting a new health adventure so I can have even more energy to make cards and pursue my paper-crafting ambitions.

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Contact me if you want more information.

Wish me a good journey.

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