Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | 12 Weeks of Halloween 2019 – Week 3
This week I have a fun décor project to share with you made using a *new* product coming in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. Stampin’ Up! regularly offer pre-made boxes & bags and this year have the cutest – or should that be creepiest 😉 Coffin Treat Boxes (available September 4), perfect for quick & easy Halloween treat giving.
If you have the new catalogue I’m sure you’ve seen the awesome coffin wreath (p52) that was created by one of the designers. While I would love to make that, I didn’t want to use 24 boxes so thought I’d compromise with a much smaller decoration 🙂
I was inspired to make today’s project after seeing this picture on Pinterest. I was going to make the word ‘BEWARE” as well, but once again didn’t want to use so many boxes, so decided on the much shorter “EEK”.
I used the fun Monster Bash DSP to dress up the lids of my coffins and drew around one of the assembled lids on some scrap cardstock to make a simple template I can use again & again.
I decided to use Tombow to assemble my boxes, it is a strong glue that holds well and is easy to apply – perfect for the small tabs on the lid, as well as giving that extra wiggle room time to line everything up properly.
- Makes sure to fold & burnish all the score lines before assembling to give nice crisp edges to your box
- Only apply small amounts of glue – a little goes a long way with Tombow
- I used mini pegs to hold my edges together while assembling, I highly recommend this or something similar, it made the process go much quicker.
After I’d assembled my boxes I adhered the DSP & trimmed of any overhang with my scissors. To hide the white edges of the paper I used a Sponge Dauber & Crumb Cake ink, which added a nice little vintage, grungy look as well, perfect for a Halloween project.
I made each rosette using a 1″ x 12″ strip of Monster Bash DSP, scored at every 1/4″ using the Simply Scored. I used Tombow to assemble mine – I am hot glue impaired unfortunately 😦 and a circle die to keep their shape while they dry. It does take longer however and I would highly recommend hot glue if you have it.
I used 1″ circles of Basic Black cardstock to secure the front & back and covered up the top one with the same DSP for a coordinating look.
The letters were die cut from Black Foil cardstock using the retired Large Letters dies, but you could use any alphabet die set in your stash instead, precut/sticker letters from a craft store or just add some die cut sentiments or images for a different look.
I haven’t adhered the lids to the base of mine so I can still use them as boxes and was pleased to find that the lids fit quite snugly so you won’t have to worry about them coming loose.
When I first saw these in the catalogue, they were immediately the front runner for this years’ class treats. The only thing I’m not sure about now, is that as they’re quite large, I’m not sure how I’m going to fill them up inexpensively 😉 You’ll be seeing these cuties a few times more in the lead up to Halloween – not necessarily as part of my 12 Weeks series, so I hope you like them, I think they’re great fun and plan to stock up on them while I can 🙂
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* Please note that the first two items in today’s Supply List won’t be available until September 4, 2019.