Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween Countdown - Day 1

For some reason I've been getting a lot of subscribers to my blog lately...which is odd since I've been such a negligent blogger! Anyway - I took it as a sign that I better do some blogging tout suite so here I am...back at it.

Since Halloween is one of my all-time favourite holidays I thought I'd do a little mini Halloween countdown and try out some holiday treat boxes and other Halloween goodies for the next two weeks or so.

Last year I made 200 treat boxes to give away to the neighbourhood kids. I had a lot of time on my hands as my daughter decided to show up two weeks late. Everyone said I should kiss my papercrafting days goodbye as I'd never have time after the baby came. Well, my little girl turns one tomorrow (hard to believe) and I am desparately trying to prove those naysayers wrong!!!

Anyway, here's Halloween treat box number one. This is a fun little box, suitable for holding a few mini chocolate bars or other treats (it can hold about 1 cup of candy). The template fits on one 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock and the fabulous thing about it is that it takes just one little 3-inch strip of sticky tape to hold it together. The rest of the box stays together with built in tabs! Options for decorating are endless. In this sample I cut a little round window in the front so you could peak through at the candy but you can leave it completely closed as well.

I used a Stampin' Up! wheel with VersaInk on black cardstock and then embossed it with white embossing powder. While the powder was still hot and sticky I added some Glow powder to it. It gives it a slightly greenish tint but the cool thing about it is that it glows in the dark. I couldn't really capture it on camera - but trust me - its cool.

If you would like a pdf of the template for this box, please email me at graphixgirlliluAThotmailDOTcom and I would be happy to send it. I'll try and post it later this week.

Supplies: Cardstock (Papertrey Ink - kraft, Stampin' up! - black, pumpkin pie), Stamps (Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink), punch (Martha Stewart, Stampin' Up!), embossing powder, Patterned Paper (Doodlebug).


Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW! I wanna Trick or Treat at your house!!!

Tonniece said...

Super cute. I want one of those (full of goodies of course0. lol

Sarah said...

This box looks labour intensive... just for the very special kids, eh??!!! And, you are doing a great job of proving those naysayers wrong! I don't think you have to kiss those fun days goodbye at all! Just get your little girl an apron and let her stamp right along side you!!!!