Thursday, August 4, 2011

No Tricks... Only Treats

Hi Everyone! Candace from Paper Crafts by Candace here. It's my Pink by Design DT day again and I'm here with a Halloween project! Yes yes I know I'm like 2 1/2 months early BUT when the mood strikes you just have to go with it! :) After making the three halloween cards that I posted yesterday, I decided that I had to make a cute little box to go with them. Good thing about this box, A2 cards fit perfectly inside!! I decided to put some goodies and tissue paper inside though to use as a present for a co-worker or friend. 

The monster is cut from Bump in the Night cricut lite cartridge. I used my Martha Stewart drippy goo border punch and "No Tricks... only treats" is from Pink by Design "A Haunting we will go". 

Now for the tutorial :)

Supplies Needed: 
Cardstock, Patterned Paper, Tacky Tape, Scorepal, Hot Glue, Ribbon, Embellishments of your choice

Cardstock Dimensions: 
1 Cardstock 5 3/4 x 11 (my black) 
2 Cardstocks 4 1/8 x 4 3/4 (my green) 
2 Cardstocks 1/2 x 4 3/4 (my green on the sides)
2 Patterned cardstocks 4 x 4 5/8 (my orange) 
2 Pattened cardstocks 3/8 x 4 5/8 (my orange on the sides)

First Step: Score your 5 3/4 x 11 piece of cardstock at 3/4, 5.25, 6 and 10.5 inches. 

Second Step: rotate the cardstock and score at 5 inches 

Step 3: Fold all score lines and cut the bottom lines as shown below. Please note, you are not cutting any paper off, just cutting tabs for the bottom. 

Step 4: Decorate your box! I like to lay everything out before gluing to ensure I like the placement. 

Step 5: Glue all your pieces together and put your box together. You can see in the picture below all my items are glued (except those that I will use a hot glue gun for). I apply tacky tape to the strip on the right, all small tabs on the bottom and only the big tab on the bottom on the left. 

Step 6: Start removing your tabs one at a time and slowly start piecing your box together. Here is what my box looked like after gluing it together. 

Step 7: Finish but adding the rest of your embellishments and some ribbon for the handles. I hot glued my flower, flower center and the ribbon to ensure they would not come off easy. 

Thanks for checking out my tutorial. Just think how cute this would look decorated for Christmas as well! :) 


Amanda said...

This is SUPER cute!!

Rachel said...

What a neat border punch, it looks great on your bag! I love the colors too, thanks for the tutorial :)

-rachel w k

Daisy Do Designs said...

I have been looking for a bag/box idea for my grandsons birthday party favors, I need something about this size and this is perfect.. Thank You!!!!!!

Nita said...

When I saw that box, I thought "I wonder how she made that." :) And then I started reading and my question was answered! Thanks for the tutorial - it's the perfect size for so many things. :)

Madison said...

Candace, I saw this on the PBD Blog:) I left you a comment there. It is just as cute again here on your blog:)