These handled boxes had their start from a Bigz Pro die that I had forgotten about. Something about the boxy purses with ribbon handles reminds me of animal cracker boxes. Remember those red boxes with circus animals that you carried around until every last cracker was eaten? Good memories! Anyway, the fun of those small-kid times inspired me to turn that Sizzix die shape into something for Halloween. By using a Spellbinder peony nestible die to cut out an opening in the front of the purse, I was able to make a window (tape acetate behind the window) to show the enticing contents of the purse. The peony shape has a wavy edge so you don't have to be so precise about where you place it on the front of the purse, but lots of other dies would work as well. (Cut out the window before you fold the purse.) I taped the purse together with Merikan double-stick tape. The glittery words are stickers I found at Ben Franklin Crafts and the velvety web was cut out from a Martha Stewart ribbon roll also from BFC. The bat was made from glittered black paper and punched out using an MS punch. (Red crystal eyes were added for a scare factor.) The purple glittered spider (which can barely be seen on the web) is something I bought last year from BFC as are the cardstock used for the purses. Ben Franklin has an ample supply of Halloween decorations and supplies so I'm sure you can find suitable substitutes this year. The bottom photo shows the picture that came with the purse die and the Spellbinders peony die. Isn't it hilarious how far I deviated from that sweet, flowered, girly purse?.....must be my evil imagination. Boo-rah!