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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Monday 2 October 2023

13 Frights of Halloween 2023 No. 6. - Happy Haunting Ghostly Treat boxes (2 sizes)

I have such a cute little project today - well, I suppose it is really two projects as it comes in two sizes. They are really straightforward to make and suitable for any occasion - think of birthdays and Christmas. 

 I had to make the video with the smaller size box as my supplies are now running dangerously low. I'm hoping they will last the full 13 frights of this series of tutorials!!!!! 



 You will need cardstock that is no more than 250 gsm and preferably lightly for the smaller one to enable it to roll better.

 






 

Large box (imperial)

metric

small box (imperial)

metric

Main base

4 x 11

10 x 28

3 x 8 1/4

7.5 x 20.5

Score long side

2 ½,  4 1/2

6.3, 11.4

2, 3 1/2

5, 8.8

Sides x 2

3 x 3

7.3 x 7.3

2 ½ x 2 1/2

6 x 6

Score 3 sides

1/2

1

1/2

1

 

 

 

 

 

DSP

 

 

 

 

Back and over top

6 ¼ x 3 3/4

15.8 x9.5

4 5/8 x 2 7/8

11.8 x7.2

Sides x 2

2 3/8 x 1 3/4

6 x4.5

1 7/8 x 1 3/8

4.8 x 3.5

Front

2 3/8 x 3 3/4

6 x 9.5

1 7/8 x 2 7/8

4.8 x 7.2

 

 

 

 

 

Handle

score

½ x 6

¾ from each end

1.2 x 15

2 from each end

½ x 4 ¼

½ each end

1.2 x 11

1 each end

 

 

 

 

 

Finished size

4 x2 x 3 1/8

10 x5 x 8

3 x 1 ½ x2 1/2

5 x 4 x 6

 

I used Velcro dots to close the boxes. I don’t like using magnets if there is a possibility of them being given to children as a safety precaution; two for the large and one for the smaller box.

Follow my YouTube tutorial for the method of assembley.


to secure the handle on  the larger box, I used brads, but this isn’t necessary for the smaller box as it is unlikely to carry as much weight. Here I added the matching enamel dots that are also part of the collection.

Remember that when Design paper is adhered to the top of the box, that layer  will become thicker and stiffer and harder to shape, so make sure that you have got a good roll on this section, either by rolling it over the edge of a table or by gently breaking the fibres with a bone folder.

 

These boxes look so sweet with the cute puffy sticker decorations. These have the advantage of  being very pliable and able to follow the shape of the box. I think that the addition of one of the metal charms to the handle adds a lovely finishing touch resembling a designer handbag. I’ve tied the charms on with ribbon but there are so many possibilities – twine, cord, or chain. 


As always, I love to see your creations with both this paper and the style of the box, so please tag me when posting your makes. 

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More inspiration for Craft Consortium can be found on their FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461  Craft Consortium's Official Network

As always, I hope you give this fold a try and do message me on my facebook page or tag me on IG posts so I can see your makes. 

You can contact me via messenger or email: lkilby3591@gmail.com especially if you are interested in taking my cardmaking classes for beginners to confident.

Craft Consortium products are available from their website at https://www.craftconsortium.com


Thanks so much for stopping by - every click, like, subscribe means so much.

Lesley x

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