It's almost the first day of October, which means it won't be that much longer until we hear those three little words - TRICK OR TREAT!! Halloween is such a fun time!! I love making special candies, treats, and, of course, you gotta have cute little boxes to put all those goodies in!! You couldn't ask for better papers to work with than the 12x12 papers in the Blackbird collection!!
First is this simple, but adorable little box, just the right size for a few mini candy bars...
The box is cut from Flicker 12x12 paper using a Sizzix XL box die. The Martha Stewart fence punch was used with Mango card stock to create the fence on which the cat (from the Slice Spellbound design card) is standing. The moon was punched out of yellow cardstock then sponged with Memento Cocoa Brown ink. This treat box is so quick and easy you can make loads of them in one afternoon!!
Next are these treat boxes which were made from one of my all-time favorite dies - the Accucut small cake box die. Over the years I've used this die for so many "cakes" - pastel tiered wedding cakes, primary color birthday "cakes" - so why on earth did it take me SO long to make a Halloween cake?? duh!! Makes me want to slap myself on the forehead!! The bottom of each cake slice is cut from black cardstock, and the tops are from Sunset 12x12 paper.
Once all the cake slices were cut and assembled, they were tied together with a sheet black polka dot ribbon. A few big black spiders were placed on top. Notice the glittery red hourglass on the back of each spider? Had to incorporate glitter somewhere!!
Each cake slice box is great for treats or even a small gift. The whole "cake" makes a fun centerpiece, too!
Last is my favorite...
Another Accucut die was used to make this cute little dress shaped treat box. It was decorated by stamping the Vintage Scroll with VersaMark ink and embossed with Stampendous black embossing powder. The jeweled spiders are dangling from tiny web lines drawn with a Copic black fine line pen. A tiny black satin ribbon tied in a bow at the back gives it the finishing touch! The only thing missing from this outfit is a witch's hat and shoes, and, well, maybe even a tiny broom!
Thanks for dropping by!!
Supplies include: Memory Box 12x12 papers from the Blackbird collection, Licorice and Mango solid card stock and jeweled spiders, and Vintage Scroll stamp;Accucut cake slice and dress dies; Sizzix XL box die; Stampendous black embossing powder; VersMark ink; Martha Stewart fence punch; EK Success 1 1/4 circle punch; Memento Cocoa brown ink; Slice die cut machine and Spellbound Design Card; black satin ribbon and sheer black dotted ribbon; Copic black fine line pen; Martha Stewart fence and large spider punch, red glitter.