Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween card/ candy boxes

I saw these candy box/cards on a blog site (Crazy for Paper Crafting , Thurs. March 3, 2011 ) but they were sweet Girl's Day ones using the Sister Stamps. I thought that they were the perfect format for some spooky ones. The measurments given for this project did not seem right and the card kept turning up short. Also I wanted to be able to cut them from 8-1/2" x 11" Halloween colored paper that I bought in a pack from Ben Franklin Crafts. To reslove the problem, I cut and folded the box part using the measurements given but border punched the edge of the card and folded it at the end of construction. This way the card will always be the right size no matter what border punch you use. (I used a Martha Stewart spider web border punch from Ben Franklin Crafts.) I taped on strips of contrasting paper to make the design stand out and added assorted stickers and MS punched spiders. Hope you're getting ready for that spooky day! Thanks for visiting.





8 comments:

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Lynn,
Ohhhh, I really like the Halloween card/candy boxes. You did a fantastic job on both.

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow, Lynn,
This is such a fab idea, and you chose the right colors love the purples/oranges.... Yummo!

sweet said...

Lynn, I love these treat boxes and I adore that caution tape running across.

Shirley N said...

Eeeek, these are spooktacular Lynn! Great Halloween design, thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

Great treat boxes Lynn!!! Love how you added the punched border designs. So spooky!

Jenny said...

Yup- I had to modify it too. Glad it seemed to work out! I forgot about that project- better put that back in my reminders of projects to work on!

1LuvnMama said...

These candy boxes are so darn cute! All the embellishments and all the cautionary sayings are perfect!

Christmas Bingo said...

First time visiting your blog...How nice of you. I love your blog.Your card is amazing.