Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Halloween Treat box & some little bats!

Check out this little treat box!!  
And notice the adorable little bats I punched out too!
This box measures 1 1/4" x 5" as shown here when it is all closed up. 

I made a little belly band to go around it & decorated it with a moon & some bats.  I got 2 of the fun sized Snickers Bars  shown above in the photo, inside the box.  Or I think you can fit one full sized Snickers Bar in it instead of the 2 littler ones. 

Here are the supplies that I used-
stamp set:  'Sweet Hauntings'
card stock:  Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
designer paper:  Happy Hauntings
ink:  Archival Basic Black
other: 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Envelope Punch Board

How did I make the box?  I  used the Envelope Punch Board.
  • 6x6 piece of designer paper
  • Using the Envelope punch board, line up the left edge of the paper at 1 1/4″ and punch and score down the diagonal line to the right.  Move the paper to the left and line it up at 2 3/4″, punch and score the same as before.  Turn the paper the opposite side and repeat exactly what you just did. 
  • Now turn the paper to the sides you haven’t done anything with yet.  Line up your previous score lines with the “Score Guide.”  It’s the pointy piece coming off the punch in the top center.  Punch and score.  Move to second score line, punch and score again.  Repeat again on the opposite side.
  •  Look at the photo below- I have drawn over the score lines so that you can see what the box is to look like.  You do not have to draw the lines.....yours will just be scored.
  •  You will snip in on the first 2 lines on each end to make the flaps.
  • You can use the corner rounder on the top side of the Envelope Punch Board on your corners if you want to.
  • Now fold up your little box!
  • I used the new Tear & Tape Adhesive & Glue Dots to stick my box together.

How did I make the bats? 

Here are the punches that I used-

  • I punched out 2 of Bitty Butterfly.  
  • I punched out 1 of the Elegant Butterfly.  
  • Then using the 3/4" & the 1" Circle Punches I snipped off both of the bottom corners on the butterflies to make them look like a bat!
I burnt the midnight oil stamping last night.  And the guys were up until the wee hours this morning again working in the shop.  
Deke is off early to chore & he has a meeting this morning.  I'm off to pick up the boys & spend my day with them.  Tonight we'll be going to Brayden's flag football game to watch him. 
I have lots of stamping to do when I get home tonight & will be burning the midnight oil again.  
I hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
Happy Stamping!