21 October 2008

Ghosting Gift Box and Boo Card

**I am new to blogging ~ if my measurements or instructions are confusing, please forgive me and then let me know so I can try to improve**

I made the ghosting gift box using the same pattern idea as the Halloween Treat Box which is  listed below.  I changed the measurements to make the box a bit larger and a bit deeper.  I measured the box at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and then added 2 inches to all four sides in order to make the box 1 inch deep.  The starting measurement was then 7 1/4" x 8 1/2"; scoring at 1" and 2" on all four sides.    The lid measured at 4 1/2" x 9 1/2"; scoring at 3 1/4,  4 1/4,  7 1/2,  8 1/2.  This treat box held three long tootsie rolls, two Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, two Kit Kat bars and three Hershey bars.  (All the candy bars were the Halloween sized treats)

This Treat Box was made with:

Stamp Set: Batty for You
Card Stock: Basic Black
Ink: White Craft 
Mulberry Paper
Designer Series Paper ~ Ghostly Greetings
Sticky Strip

Halloween Treat Box

I saw this treat box over on Catchin' the Stampin' Wave's blog at http://stmprdee.blogspot.com and just had to make it.  The instructions are great  and very precise on CTSW's blog so I figured it would be best if I give you the URL and the date it was posted on which is...  Thursday, Oct 2, 2008.  

The treat box shown above holds 8 mini Hershey's candy bars.  I am running low on my Designer Series Paper which is why I did not wrap the individual bars.  

The bat was made by folding the scalloped square in half diagonally and smoothing with bone folder.  Make a 1/2 inch cut with paper snips with your starting point at about 1/4 of an inch in on each side.  Cut at an angle ~ aiming for a little higher than the center point of the side you are cutting towards.  Once you have made these cuts, fold the flaps up and smooth with bone folder to make the ears.  Flip the bat over and draw the eyes ~ I used the white gel pen and a black sharpie to make the eyes.

Sticky Strip is a must for this box ~ 

This treat box was made with:

Stamp Set:  Batty for You

Card Stock: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant & Tangerine Tango

Ink / Stampin' Write: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant & Tangerine Tango

 Designer Series Paper ~ Ghostly Greetings
1/4 " Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
Scalloped Circle Punch
Scalloped Square Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch
White Gel Pen
Sticky Strip


JennyKS said...

I found your box on splitcoaststampers, had to come over here and thank you! LOVE IT! I can't wait to make my own. Thanks so much for sharing!

GypsyCrafter said...

I'm so glad you like it, I had a lot of fun making it! Thanks for checking out my blog. My goal is to post at least four times a week sharing all my favorite projects as well as the instructions or where I find them.