12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 | Week 3

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 – Week 3

I’m back with another Halloween project to help me catch up on this year’s series and today I have a more grown-up treat holder to share with you made using the *new* ( & available soon) Spooky Sweets Bundle.

I designed today’s project to hold a Lindt milk chocolate bar, these are easy to find here and I chose the orange one as the colours suited my Halloween theme – plus they’re yummy as well 😉 They are a little more pricey than some other chocolates, but I think are a more grown-up treat and perfect if you don’t want anything too cutesy.

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Spooky Sweets Bundle, #1

The holders themselves are super easy to make and are just a tall skinny box (8-1/4″ x 1″ x 3/4″), pinched closed at the top. They use a 9″ x 4″ piece of cardstock or DSP and you can make 2 from a sheet of A4 cardstock or 3 from a 12″ x 12″ piece.

I used Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie cardstock to make these ones as the colours suited the treat I have inside, but they’d look good in any colour and if you use DSP you could save time on decorating and let the patterned paper do all the work 🙂

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Spooky Sweets Bundle, #3
As I’d chosen plain cardstock, I wanted to add some decoration to make them more interesting and started with a background of the mist image in the Spooky Sweets set. I stamped this before I started scoring my cardstock as it’s easier to do while flat.

After I’d assembled my boxes I stamped the bats from this set onto Whisper White cardstock using my Stamparatus to get good coverage and a nice dark image. I punched them out using the coordinating Spooky Bats Punch and popped them up on with dimensionals on the front of my box.

Little Paper Party, 12 Weeks of Halloween 2018, Spooky Sweets Bundle, #4

The moon was stamped in Mango Melody and punched out with the Twinkle Builder Punch (from the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue). On the Pumpkin Pie holder I used stars left over from another project, but on the Early Espresso one I punched stars using the same Twinkle Builder Punch.

Note: Although the moon image coordinates with the Twinkle Builder Punch, it could easily be fussy cut and you could add extra sparkle using rhinestones, faceted dots or just glitter glue.

The tag was die cut using the Takeout Thinlits Dies ( you could use any die or punch you like or simply trim it by hand, I just used this one as I liked the shape) and attached to the top of the box using the *new* Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

Here’s the How To:

Finished Dimensions: 8-1/4″ x 1″ x 3/4″
Cardstock or DSP: 9″ x 4″

  • Score @ 3/4″  (on the 9″ side)
  • Turn 90º
  • Score @ 1/2″, 1-1/4″, 2-1/4″ & 3″ (on the 4″ side)
  • Fold and burnish your score lines
  • Cut up the  1/2″, 1-1/4″″, 2-1/4″ & 4″ score lines to the first horizontal score line to form the base
  • Remove the small rectangle from side tab
  • Add adhesive to the side tab and base sections
  • Assemble as usual
  • Pinch the top closed, punch a hole and thread ribbon through to close
  • Decorate as desired

Although I used a lot of different products on this simple project, you don’t really need the Twinkle Builder Punch and Takeout Thinlits to make it. I’m a big believer in finding inspiration and then using what I have to make it, so pull out your retired cardstock, DSP, ribbon and stamp sets, you might already have everything you need to make your own unique version of these and if you do, please share a pic, I’d love to see them 🙂

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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