Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 4
Today I have a sweet little treat box to share with you made using the Home Sweet Home Thinlits. It’s a really simple alteration that just requires adding one extra score line and some trimming and I’ve made a little pictorial to show you how to create the flat top.
I was so pleased with how these little boxes turned out and think they might be the perfect Halloween treat for my youngest son to share with his class this year 🙂
The box was created using the Spooky Night DSP (available 1/9). This is a really fun paper pack with a classic Halloween colour combination of Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla. I like this basic colour way as it means I can choose my own accent colours, I’m adding Lemon Lime Twist and Rich Razzleberry as my main accents this year, but you can choose whatever colours you like best to jazz it up a little 🙂
Another thing I’m loving about this paper is that only one side of each piece has a definite Halloween design, the other has generic patterns that can be used for any occasion, so if you’re not a fan of Halloween you can still get a lot of use out of this pack and, of course, I can’t forget the cat design that can be punched out with coordinating Cat Punch (available 1/9), loads of projects can be created from just that one sheet alone 🙂
I created the tag using the Spooky Cat (available 1/9) stamp set and this particular stamp coordinates with the Everyday Label Punch (available 1/9). The centre of the stamp is blank so you can add another sentiment and this would also be the perfect place for a name as well.
I wanted to keep today’s treat boxes transport friendly so have kept all the embellishments flat. The tag is attached with Basic Black Baker’s Twine and while it’s quite snug it can still slide easily on and off.
As the DSP is quite busy the only extra decoration I added were a few tiny bats die cut using the same Home Sweet Home Thinlit set. These are so quick and easy to make, they’re definitely suitable for making in bulk!
Tips & Tricks:
- The finished dimensions of the treat box are: 1-5/16″ to 1-7/8″ W x 2-1/4″ H x 1-3/16″ to 1-3/4″ W
- Cut your DSP to 6″ x 12″, you can make 3 boxes from one 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP or 36 from an entire pack
- Wrap the bakers twine 3 times around the box to determine the length you’ll need
- After you’ve threaded the twine through the tag, turn your box upside down and tie your twine in a knot first, then make a bow. It’s easier to slide this where you’d like after it’s tied and the knot keeps it taut
- Use a needle threader to easily pull your twine through the holes
- The top of the box is a little wobbly, add some adhesive to one side, either repositionable or permanent to make it stronger
I hope you liked today’s project, these are really quick and easy to make and soooo cute! I hope you’ll come back on Friday to see my Christmas version and, what’s possibly even more exciting, the Holiday Catalogue will be live!!! and you’ll be able to purchase any of the lovely goodies inside.
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12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 4| Supplies
Spooky Cat (photopolymer) // 144749 – available 1/9
Home Sweet Home Thinlits // 140279
Lemon Lime Twist cardstock // 144250
Rich Razzleberry cardstock // 119981
Spooky Night DSP // 144610 – available 1/9
Very Vanilla cardstock // 106550
Lemon Lime Twist ink pad // 144086
Momento Black ink pad // 132708
Rich Razzleberry ink pad // 126950
1/16″ Handheld Circle Punch // 134363
Everyday Label Punch // 144668 – available 1/9
Basic Black Baker’s Twine // 141682