This week we were asked to make something to fit the theme "Spooky Treats". Now I am not a great lover of Halloween so I don't have many specific Halloween stamps. So I decided to make a little triangle gift box that could be decorated for any occasion.
|Triangle Gift Box|
This is such an easy little box to make as it is just one piece of card. The rule is that the length of card should be twice the width. For this one I did the following:
- Cut orange card 5 x 10 inches
- Score in middle as if you were making a 5" card blank.
- Make a mark at the centre of both short sides (2.5ins).
- Score from this point to the centre of the long side. Repeat for both sides and both ends of the card.
- Use a bone folder to create nice crisp folds. Apply d/s tape along one long edge of the side flap. Bring the box together and stick down.
- Leave the other side un-stuck so that you can fill your box.
- Punch a hole at the intersection where the side flaps come together and tie with ribbon.
The handle is an optional extra. I pinched this idea from my sister Michelle. I showed her the box idea and she adapted it to make favour boxes. The handle makes it easier to hand out for Halloween or parties etc. You could even make little dinky ones to hang on the Christmas tree.
- If you are making a handle attach it to the front and back panel of the card with a brad.
|Side view of triangle box|
The stamps I used to decorate my box are from Artemio. This clear set has lots of sweets, cakes and candles. I think it worked quite well stamping in black onto the orange card.
The little finishing touch war the crow from Stampendous "Crowscape" which I have used recently. It was sitting on my desk and I thought it would be a "spooky" little finishing touch.
|My "spooky" finishing touch|
I am first this week so I am looking forward to seeing what the other girls on the Woodware DT come up with.