12 Weeks of Halloween | Week 2

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween – Week 2

Sorry I’m a bit behind with this year’s series, I’ve been away from home and had other things come up, but I’m in catch up mode now and will have Weeks 2 & 3 on my blog this week and hopefully Weeks 4 & 5 next week to get back on track 🙂

Today’s project is a fun little treat box that holds a spooky lollipop (from Big W) perfectly. My youngest son will be taking these as a class treat this year and is keen to get started making them even though Halloween is still nearly 2 months away 🙂

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Bubble Bundle, #1
The finished dimensions of this box are 4″ x 1-1/2″ x 1/2″ and each one requires a 2-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ piece of cardstock which means you can make three from one sheet of A4 cardstock with some good-sized scraps left over for other projects.

I really wanted the lollipop faces to be on display for these boxes so added a punch out using a 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, this is optional depending on what you put inside and you could also step it up a little with some Window Sheet or Vellum for smaller goodies.

As the tabs on this box are so small, I decided to use Glue Dots to assemble it and added two more to keep it closed afterwards. This will make putting these together so much faster when we start making them for the whole class and when crafting with kids it’s all about speed 😉

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Bubble Bundle, #4

 

For me, the fun part was decorating these little goodies and I enjoyed playing with some of the new products in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue (coming soon) that I was able to preorder.

The cauldron is part of a Cauldron Bubble Bundle and I enjoyed colouring them in with my Stampin’ Blends Markers. I used Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie and two *new* combos coming soon, Basic Black and Mango Melody. If you like colouring you are going to love all the options coming in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue, Stampin’ Up! have really outdone themselves this time!

Note: I’ve been watching quite a few colouring videos recently and really like the addition of white highlights after the colouring is complete. I’ve added these using a Gelly Roll 10 pen which is not a Stampin’ Up! product, but readily available from most craft stores.

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Bubble Bundle, #2
The background smoke or mist and sentiment are from Spooky Sweets, another Halloween set coming soon.  I stamped the smoke in Whisper White Craft ink and you’ll need to do this before the box is assembled and you’ve punched your peek-a-boo hole. This ink takes longer to dry than the Classic inks, so make sure to put it aside for a while or you can dry it with your Heat Tool to get on with your creating – that’s what I do 😉

The sentiment was stamped in Whisper White Craft ink as well and then I added White Embossing Powder & melted that with my Heat Tool. I’ve found this is the best way to get a really white image/sentiment on a dark background and I love the extra texture that you get.

The final little something was a few Silver Glimmer Paper stars die cut using the Cauldron Framelits, these added just the right amount of magical sparkle and are a great way to use up your scraps.

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Cauldron Bubble Bundle, #6

Here’s the How To:

Finished Dimensions: 4″ x 1-1/2″ x 1/2″
Cardstock: 9-1/2″ x 2-1/2″

  • Score @ 1/2″, 4-1/2″, 5″ & 9″ (on the 9-1/2″ side)
  • Turn 90º
  • Score @ 1/2″ on each side  (of the 2-1/2″ side)
  • Trim and notch the small tabs as per the diagram
  • Stamp the lid and punch a hole using a 1-1/4 circle punch (optional)
  • Punch a semi-circle with a 1/2″ circle punch for easy opening (optional)
  • Fold and burnish all your score lines
  • Add adhesive to all the small tabs (I used glue dots)
  • Assemble as usual
  • Decorate as desired

I love how these holders turned out and while it might seem a lot of effort for a simple lollipop, once we get into mass production mode I think they’ll come together pretty quickly. I think the longest part will be colouring the cauldrons, but I enjoy that part the most and now I have the shading I want sorted out, they won’t take too long to do.

Cheers,
Karen

If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my Online Store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use August’s Host Code: TJN77THD  when you shop with me to receive your Customer Rewards.

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