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!

Happy Crafting!


8 comments:

  1. This box is STUNNING! I must try out my Center Point feature, as I never have before.

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  2. WOW!! I love this!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!! I also need to learn how to use the Center Point feature. You have spurred me on!!! Blessings!!

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  3. virginiaauthement@yahoo.comSeptember 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    thank you both for sharing your talent with us followers. I made the valentine halloween box and was able to use center point on the box. I don't understand how you made the orance border around the cut out you added on the box. I was able to cut the accent 2 window out on the box. but i can't figure out the orange border you placed around the window. thanks....virginiaauthement@yahoo.com

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    1. OOps....... I figured it out.
      Thanks, virginia

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  4. Another awesome project Rachel, I love this!!

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  5. What Cricut cartridge did you use?

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    1. It's from the Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge: http://rachel.ctmh.com/retail/product.aspx?sku=Z3170

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  6. What Cricut cartridge did you use?

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