Monday, October 31, 2011

Boo to YOU!!

Smiley from millan.netHappy Halloween, Friends!! I soooo {{{heart}}} this crazy holiday!!! I'm not sure I'm EVER gonna outgrow it!!

First, I need to apologize for my absence ... the past week has been rather chaotic. Upon returning home from our Disneyland Adventure, I not only had to get back to the office to catch up on some things, but we also took my mom in for a pacemaker last Tuesday. She has been struggling with heart problems for nearly two years. We are very hopeful that this will solve most of her issues. Between running back and forth to the hospital, her place, work, school for the kids, AND our Annual Halloween Carnival (have been in charge of this with my friend, Holly for at LEAST 12 years ... maybe longer!), I didn't seem to have a spare second!! Hence, the delay in putting up the late-but-promised tutorial.

I posted this little treat box on my blog for the last Control Freaks Blog Tour. It is really quite easy and quick to make. Thanks to my BFF, Deb Felts, for her inspiration and permission to share this with you!

It uses one 6 x 6 inch piece of cardstock, scored in thirds tic-tac-toe style, at 2 and 4 inches, so its overall size is approximately two inches. This photo shows you where you need to score your paper. It actually works best with patterned paper, as it is not a s thick as cardstock, and folds much cleaner and easier.

All of the horizontal and vertical lines are folded peak-style, while the diagonal score lines are folded valley style, as in this photo...VERY easy! Add a 2"x4" piece of patterned paper, folded at 2" along the 4" side and adhere to back of box. I added the little tag from the Two Tags Bigz die and a Scalloped Circle Punch to the 2" x 4" patterned paper piece on this one. I used a Velcro dot to close the box.

I had planned to use some "current" SU patterned paper, but the only Halloween stuff I had this year was printed out on white cardstock using MDS ... which means the cardstock was a little too thick. Soooo ... I once again recycled some of my OLD SU patterned paper ... as well as the wonderful bat punch that was only current for ONE year, and the "Boo" sentiment from Best of Fiends (one of my bestest, most favoritist Halloween stamp sets EVER!!).

We celebrated Halloween a little early here ... had all my kids under one roof yesterday, so we had our traditional beef stew Halloween Dinner, as well as had the kids carve some pumpkins.

Devan's "Happy Face" ...

Garrett during the creative process ...

Amelia and her "Totoro" pumpkin (she has a love for ALL things Animae!!)

Have a Spookalicious Day!!

Stamps: Best of Fiends
Paper: Basic Black, Creepy Crawly DSP (retired), Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Simply Scored, Two Tags Bigz Die, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Decorative Label Punch, Bitty Bat Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Basics, Chocolate Kisses


Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Wendy. A speedy recovery to your Mom. Nice to see your pumpkin carving family- thanks for sharing!

KOstvig said...

Love the tutorial... and th e pictures of your kids.

Hope moms doing well also, and I hope your life slows down for you a bit so you can enjoy the holidays

Carol Carriveau said...

Yeah, no fun at your house!!!! .LOL>..great pics of the kids being creative! Love this 'box'...just printed the instructions...thanks for sharing!

Gisela said...

Thanks for showing how to make that cute box. I immediately tried it and love it.
Regards from Germany.

Sandy said...

hi, I saw a treat box on another blog with a link to yours so popped in for a look. Fabulous! also looked at your hinged card tutorial. Thanks for sharing - have made one before but like the look of yours so will have another go.

Trish and Treasure said...

Great box!
Trish Munro