Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trick or Treat - Pop up Style

2nd post for today...

This box is so much fun. I've seen templates out in blog land for a while and I can't honestly remember where I saw the first version. The box can also be made into a basket by just adding handles and skipping the lid. It can also be made into a treat container by just creasing in the opposite direction.

Anyway, this particular box is a 7 1/4" square, scored at 2 1/2" on all 4 sides. Cut your corners off and crease inward. The lid is a 4 3/8" scored at 7/8" on all 4 sides.

So, the whole point of the box was so I could use my new Pig Tales from Piggy Tales. Mandy used it on this really cute card, but I wanted to try something just a bit different. Its really like a little surprise when you open the box. Think of all the possibilities with this little accessory. I did stretch mine out so it would stick up a bit more. Then I added the candy for that edible fun surprise.

Just about everything can be found at Limelight Papercrafts. I do have to make mention that the purple cardstock is a brand that I hadn't ever used before and was very pleased with the quality. Its and has a slight texture to it as well as having a dark and light side to it. It creased wonderfully and is 90lb archival quality. You can see the difference in color with the inside of the box.

The stamps I used can also be found at Limelight and are from Pink Paislee. Its really a cute set and I hope you aren't tired of looking at it. I took the sentiment and stamped it then matted it. Since it wasn't quite wide enough to cover the self adhesive square on the Pig Tail, I just punched a circle to mount behind the sentiment. Then attach the bottom to the box and the whole thing is springy. Here is a close up of what the Pig Tale looks like.

Thanks for coming to visit and maybe I'll make something that isn't Halloween themed (lol)



{Recipe}
Cardstock: World Win Double Mates (found at Limelight Papercrafts)
DP: Pebbles Inc.
Ink: Black CTMH
Stamps: Pink Paislee
Other: Pig Tales (Piggy Tales), Circle Punch, Scor-Pal, Signo White Gel Pen, Ribbon (Limelight), Scallop Punches

9 comments:

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Hey Katie! Thanks for playing along in my Halloween Blog candy contest. I love your explosion box! Will post the winner on the 16th. Thanks again and aloha!

L.Wilson said...

Totally adorable box!

Rachel said...

oooh this is so neat! I like it.

Brandi Parshley said...

So cute! I love the pig tail on the inside, genius!

Emily said...

honestly I'm going to have to make one of those, me likey-like! I did do a double take and saw the piggly wiggly :))

Miss C said...

I'm still aliiiiive!!! And oh my gooosh how I looove that box! Thanks so much for posting about it...I want to try and make it for my co-workers as a little treat! :) You know I always love your stuffs! I'm still trying to get started on the hat pins...I just never get around to it!

IamDerby said...

very cute Katie!!

Desire Fourie said...

Once again a beautiful yummy creation. Warm regards

Lauren said...

This is such a fun Halloween project! The box really creeps up on you. hehe.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...