Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween Countdown - Day 3

Today's project was inspired by a Halloween clipart project from Martha Stewart. I liked the concept - just not the design so I redeveloped the template to use as a base for a stamped project. Here's how you do it.

Print the template onto a cardstock (8.5x11) in a colour of your choice. There are two boxes per sheet. Please email me (graphixgirlliluAThotmailDOTcom) if you would like this template. I'm having a tough time uploading documents to my website right now but I promise to update my templates as soon as I can.

Cut around solid lines on template and then score all the dotted lines. It doesn't matter which way you score them - they should bend easily either way.

If you like, cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the bottom part of the box. It should be about 1 7/8 by 3 inches. Glue onto the bottom (left side of template) just below the first fold line. Cut any excess away from the edge and let dry.

Stamp an image onto a piece of white cardstock. The image should be about the size of the top portion of the box (the part with the curve at the top). Its okay if its a bit smaller or larger - just make it roughly the same size.

Colour your image. I've used Copics here but you can colour with your preferred colouring medium.

Put some glue on the front of the very bottom panel and then fold on the score lines back and underneath to form a matchbox like shape as seen here.

Put some glue on the front of the right panel and sandwich the left and right panels together to form the shape in the image. The right (longer) panel will cover the bottom of the box shape at the bottom as well.

If you like, take an ink pad and smoosh it across the surface of the panel to make a distressed background. Cut around the stamped image that you coloured earlier and cut around the edges of the image. Adhere dimensional adhesives (pop dots, foam squares or similar) and stick onto the front of the panel.

The box at the bottom will hold a mini chocolate bar (I've used a miniature Aero bar) and then you can stand it up so it becomes a treat box and a decoration! Cute, huh?

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzil, PTI), Patterned Paper, Stamp (Whipper Snapper), Ink (SU!, Palette), Copic Markers


Clipping path services said...

Looks very nice! Love the color combination!!

Tonniece said...

This is so cute. great image and love how you colored it in.

Happy Friday

Amy said...

These are SO cute! Can you e-mail me the template? I'd like to make some for my son's class! Thanks,
Amy Gross