Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Not just a Pencil Box Tutorial

Ok, I have been wanting to do this tutorial forever and it has probably taken me forever to get it done (lol). So originally, I made a pencil box for my oldest as a little fun box to have at the beginning of school. You know how kids are, they love anything personalized just for them. I also did it with the intent of using my Justrite Monogram set too. You can see the original version HERE, but for the tutorial I wanted something fun for Halloween. I'll remind you again later, but the Halloween holder is slightly shorter than the pencil box and that the directions are based on the pencil box dimensions.


Cardstock, Stamps, Ink, Versamark, Coluzzle System, Heat Gun, Embossing Powder, Scor-pal, scissors, bone folder, Double sided tape

Cardstock cut to 8 x 11
Score along 11" side at 2", 3", 5", and 6"
Turn cardstock and score at 1 1/2", 2 1/2", and 10"

Cut out all the squares marked with an X and cut along the dark lines - 2 top edges and bottom left side.

Here you can see the holder after the corners have been cut. It is at this point that you cut the 1/2 circles out that will be your front. I have used a circle punch to do this as well, you just have to have a good eye or mark your area carefully. The coluzzle works great here because you can see exactly what you are doing. So cut the exact same 1/2 circle on both the left and right side.

At this point, you can decorate the outside however you wish. I chose to stamp using my new CTMH stamp set called Creepy Cobwebs. The cobweb stamp is a nice large one and was perfect for this. I chose to stamp just on the front and the lid of my box (top), but remember to figure out which is the right side up when stamping on the lid (if you look closely in the picture, mine looks like its stamped upside down). I also wrote adhesive on all the tabs that I used to stick it together.

Here is a photo of my completed box. NOTE: I cut the bottom of my container in order to have my pixie sticks fit better. It doesn't matter how tall the box is as long as you score 1" in from the bottom.

And here is a close up of the top slightly open.

This was just one of those fun projects. I hope you have fun making one for yourself and if you have any questions give a cyberspace shout out.

Thanks and have a great day!

{Recipe - All Close to my Heart unless noted}

Cardstock: Smokey Plum, Black
Ink: Black, Versamark
Stamps: Creepy Cobwebs
Other: Embossing Powder (other), Heat Gun, Scor-pal, Coluzzle System,


Desire Fourie said...

What a gorgeous and practical idea. The recipient of this pencil box will be one happy chappie. Warm regards

Mandy said...

I love it, Katie! How delightfully spooky! LOVE that metallic web!!

Lauren said...

So fun! Thanks for taking time to make the tutorial Katie.

Anonymous said...

ohh cute, cute cute! but who needs that many pixie stix??? lol and I know I need to get a score pal! lol

Ryann said...

What a fun project! I love your spiderweb!

Allison said...

Wow...how cute and fun! My SIL has a boy with a Halloween birthday...I am gonna send her a link!

Erin... said...

Fantastic and fun box!!! Thanks for the tutorial!! Love it!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very cute project! TFS!!

Tracy said...

I saw this on the CTMH board and thought I should tell you how much I like it!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a wonderful project...just perfect for Halloween!! Thanks for the tutoprial, too...I will have to give it a try!!!

Antonia B.D. said...

OMG WHAT A GREAT IDEA! luv it... gonna get to work on it right now!

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