Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! Are you off to a spookin' day, hee hee! My kids are super anxious to go trick-or-treating tonight. Our neighbor/friends have a potluck dinner every Halloween nite so we go there before running around the neighborhood--always a fun nite. After the kids fill their bags full of candy they're off to my mom's house for the weekend---yippee, a kid-free weekend! I'm looking forward to some downtime w/ hubby for sure! So I have my very last Halloween card for you today in celebration of this "witchin'" holiday (lol, I can't stop)!
**NOTE--Hot Cocoa Box Directions/Tutorial at end of this post!**


I used my Crafty Secrets "Halloween Fun" stamp set that I've had for awhile and hadn't used yet (Eeekkk)! I love their vintage images, just adorable. For this card I used SCS sketch #200 for the layout and Cosmo Cricket "Haunted" dp. I added some black stickles to the images for some sparkle and the ribbon is actually wide black raffia that I've tied into a bow w/ some sheer ribbon layered in. The images were all colored w/ Copics & I used my CB embossing folder on the black cs for more texture.

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Ok, here are my directions for my Hot Cocoa Box from this post. This box will hold 3 of the Land of Lakes Hot Cocoa mixes. You can easily adjust the height & width of this box for whatever size cocoa packets you might have. **Please remember that this box is of my own design and you are welcome to use it for your own project (no submissions please)--just remember to give credit where it is due :)**

For this project you will need:

-Scor-Pal or other scoring tools

-Strong Adhesive like Red-line Tacky tape

-Patterned paper or Cardstock (12x12 works best)

You will cut your paper into (see above, green cs is my side pcs--please click for larger views):

-2 pcs of 3x6" paper for sides (accordian fold)

-2 pcs of 3.5x8" paper for front & back of box

-1 pc of 3.5x5" for lid

You will score your front & back pcs of cs at 6" & 7.5" along the long side (see above)--crease well.

Your sides (accordian fold) need to be scored every 1/2" 5 times along the short side & then fold these back & forth like making a fan.

Your cs for your lid will be scored at 2.5" & 4" along the long side--crease well again.

This is how the front & back are put together--you basically lay one piece of your cs inside the other cs fold and attach w/ strong adhesive. For my template I did this step pretty loosely but if it was my "actual" project I would have used my tacky tape because you want a strong hold. Make sure that the "BACK" of your box is the one with the bottom flap on the outside--you don't want that to show on the front of your box.

For the lid you will attach the shortest scored side to the back w/ your adhesive/tape like above.

Once you've made your accordian fold sides you need to apply your tacky tape to the front & back flaps of each side so it can be attached. In the above picture you can see that I've only attached it to the back so far.

And that's it--you're done. Now you decorate it to your heart's desire! I used a Basic Grey small magnet under my dp on my lid and front so it closes. You could easily use velcro or even a ribbon tied closure too.

This photo shows the back side--you can see where the back bottom flap is better in this picture--you can tell that my actual project was much neater than my template, but you get the idea, lol! Hope this tutorial was easy to follow & let me know if you make one--I'd love to see it!

Have a spooktacular day wherever you are & a wonderfully fun & safe Halloween! I will have 2 posts going up on Saturday & Monday for you while I'm gone. Don't miss me, hee hee!

hugz,
Suzanne

13 comments:

  1. Great box tutorial Suzanne, will give it a go later. Happly halloween to you too hun. Enjoy the day. hugs linda x

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  2. Happy Halloween!
    Great creation and thank's so much for such a great tutorial.
    kim x

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  3. great tutorial, thanks! and I just adore your Halloween card with that adorable image - I'm going to make a cuppa and take a browse on the link you gave .. ..! hugs, annie x

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  4. What an adorable card! That is the sweetest witch I have ever seen!

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  5. What an adorable halloween card! Happy Halloween to you too! Hope you have a great time w/ hubby and no kids! :) Enjoy your together-time! Thanks so much for the GREAT tutorial!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  6. OMG, what a darling Halloween card and your tutorial is AWESOME!!! I will have to make one of these, for sure!!!

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  7. love the card and tutorial! Thanks so much!

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  8. Your card is soo cute, and thanks for the know how!!!!

    xxxx

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  9. Love the card Suzanne, she's so sweet! :) Thanks also so much for the tutorial, I'll have to try this soon.
    Hugs, Christine :)

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  10. How cute!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  11. Thank you! I've been eagerly waiting for your tutorial on this! :D

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  12. ADORABLE ACCORDIAN HOLDER!! Wow that was just awesome! Thanks

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  13. What a great tutorial! I'm saving all this stuff! Love, love this cutie witch! And the box ended up so darling! Love, love it all! Hurry back! We miss you!

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I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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