Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Halloween Slanted Treat Box
Wow, looks like Mary is having fun at her retreat and sharing lots of cool projects from our guest designers! Today, I have another Halloween treat box to share with you. I hope you like it!
I really liked the shape of this slanted box, so I couldn't wait to try it. Of course, I love Halloween so that was my theme of choice even though it was kind of meant to be a Valentine's Day type of box. You can see it here on Page 51 of the assembly booklet, and page 71 of the handbook.
Here is how I changed it up a little bit. I cut out the box with black textured cardstock, and then cut a 2" window in the box using the Accent 2 Shift on Page 77. I used the Center Point feature on my Expression to cut out the window, and I also used that feature to make the orange window frame. QUICK TIP: You can turn any solid cut into a frame by cutting out the shape and then cutting it out again 1/4" bigger. The Center Point feature will automatically go back to the same starting place for a perfect cut every time!
I cut out the web border design at 1", and this can be found on page 76. The orange circle was punched out at 1 1/4" to perfectly match my Perfect Fit - Halloween stamp set! I also cut a 1 1/2" black circle to mat this. I cut off the scallop edge of the box, and glued a piece of clear bag over my window.
Then I glued the web border to the top edge of the box where I cut off the scallop. You'll have to trim the sides to fit. After filling the box with candy, I tied some black tulle through the holes at the top, and tied my little BOO! tag to the tulle with some Autumn Terracotta Baker's Twine. I added some orange Sparkles to my tag and to the Happy Halloween stamped piece. For the finishing touch, I placed an epoxy spider badge button from the Haunted Assortment to the front!