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A Halloween Treat

I created this box for my make and take for my September workshops.  Using the Matchbox die made this project super easy!  My guests loved using the Big Shot to create this box.

I first had them cut the box bottom from Pumpkin Pie and the top out of Basic Black card stock.  I had them fold the crease lines to the top then they ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  They assembled the top then smooched it with Silver Smooch.  The tag is cut from the same die.  You get three different tags along with this die.  So versatile.

They stamped the spider web on the tag then stamped ‘have a Wicked halloween’ on Pumpkin Pie then punched with the 1″ circle.  To pop up the sentiment they used a Stampin’ Dimensional and adhered off center so you could see the spider web.

For an extra elegant touch I had them add the Black Satin ribbon with mini glue dots and voila! An easy treat box.  My workshop guests then filled it with Hershey kisses.  The box is so elegant you can give them to Halloween dinner guests.  Of course the possibilities are endless for this box and can be made to fit the different holidays.  Have fun creating these boxes.

I have also submitted my treat box for the Challenge #10 Halloween Theme challenge from Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings blog.  So much fun!

Halloween Treat box

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Stampin' Up!'s Matchbox die

Stampin' Up!'s Matchbox die, item #114890

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Halloween Treat Box

Finished size: 2 11/16″ x 2 1/16″ x 1/2″

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool

Paper: Card stock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Matchbox die, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, Stampin’ dimensionals, Silver Smooch Spritz

Techniques: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

Another Graduation Gift Set

My niece in Oregon graduated last week and I needed to send a gift or card so I decided to make this adorable gift tote and matchbox dresser ensemble I saw on Laura Lin’s blog.  The instructions from Laura and my instructions for the matchbox dresser are here.  As Laura says they are addicting and I’m going to make more.  Since I am transitioning to the new Stampin’ Up! DSP, and I’m waiting for my order, I had to use non SU paper that I had in stock.  Sorry SU DSP and card stock fans.

I used the tags cut from the matchbox die to make little notes and I put one  in each of the drawers.  I decorated the notes with butterflies and rhinestones.  I used one tag for the top of the dresser and tied with the ribbon.

To give the card that extra touch I lined the outside flap of the envelope.

Graduation gift tote set

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matchbox dresser

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Project Info:

Gift tote ensemble

Finished tote size:  6″ x 6″ and about 7″ around the top

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags, Picture This, Go Graduate digital stamp set

Paper: 12″ x 12″ non-SU pink textured CS, 12″ x 12″ non-SU teal textured CS, 12″ x 12″ Penny Lane-Graceful Circles by My Mind’s Eye paper

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Ink (115655 retiring June 30, 2010), Melon Mambo printed from my inkjet printer for ‘Happy Graduation’ sentiment and Melon Mambo Classic Ink (115656)

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Not die, Matchbox die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Scallop Edge Punch, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Medium Naturals white envelope, 1/16″ circle punch, non-SU celadon satin ribbon, Spare Parts fabric designer brads for dresser pulls, non-SU color rhinestones, non-SU white grommets

Techniques: stamping, die cutting

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