Make your Halloween décor, cards, and treat boxes eerie using the Magic in This Night Suite, featuring the detailed imagery in the spooky Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper (DSP). This DSP makes your cards and treat packaging creepier than ever. Open this treat box, if you will!
Tall Treat Box Tutorial
Stamp Set: Hallows Night Magic
Dies: Halloween Magic, Layering Circles Dies
Punch: Detailed Trio Punch
Cardstock: Basic Black, White
Patterned Paper (Designer Series Paper [DSP]): Magic in This Night
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (aka, embossing ink)
Ribbon & Trim: Metallic Mesh Ribbon
Embossing Powder: Basics Embossing Powder (white)
Adhesives: Stampin' Seal+ and/or Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Other: regular circle hole punch (to create a hole for the ribbon), paper clip or binder clip (to keep the top closed)
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks
Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Anti-Static Powder Pouch or Tool (such as EK Success Powder Tool or Ranger Ink Anti-Static Pouch)
Low tack tape for holding dies in place when running them through the SUCE, such as washi tape or, my absolute favorite, "Spellbinders - Best Ever Craft Tape" (yes, that is what it is named; it can be found from various online shops)
Optional: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (as an alternative to using the paper trimmer scoring blade)
NOTE: the non-Stampin' Up! products mentioned are my personal preference and are not endorsed by Stampin' Up!. I do not receive commissions or affiliate payments for mentioning these products
Creating a Box (Treat Box)
Reference Diagram Below
Download the Full PDF Tutorial and Diagram
Cut the Patterned Paper / DSP for the Box
Cut four (4) pieces of patterned paper / DSP measuring 2 3/4" x 2 1/4" for the sides of the box
Cut four (4) pieces of patterned paper / DSP measuring 2 1/4" x 1" for the top of the box
Round the top left and right corners of the 2 1/4" x 1" patterned paper / DSP with the Detailed Trio Punch
TIP: when cutting your patterned paper / DSP, be aware of the direction of the patterns because you may need to rotate the paper (or flip the measurements) when cutting to ensure the patterns face in the intended direction
Create the Box from Cardstock
Trim the Basic Black cardstock down to 8" x 10 1/2"
Score the trimmed Basic Black cardstock on the short side (8") at: 1 1/4”, 2 1/2”, and 5 1/2"
Score the trimmed Basic Black cardstock on the long side (10 1/2") at: 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2", and 10"
Fold and burnish the Basic Black cardstock at each of the score marks
Completely cut off the sections of the box cardstock shown filled in gray in the diagram below
Cut up along the score lines, shown in a solid red line in the diagram below, from the edge of the cardstock up to the next score line
Then, round the corners of the top flaps of the box with the Detailed Trio Punch
Assemble the Box
Adhere the two rounded corner panels of patterned paper / DSP to the rounded top flaps of the box (see template below)
Adhere the remaining two panels of the 2 ¼” x 1” patterned paper / DSP just under the top top flap of the box (see template below)
Adhere the remaining four (4) pieces of the 2 ¾” x 2 ¼” patterned paper / DSP to the side sections of the box (see template below)
Fold the angled flap inward, apply adhesive, and adhere to the inside of the opposite end of the box (see template below)
To complete the assembly, fold and adhere the bottom flaps in on each other (see template below)
Create the Sentiment and Attach to the Box
Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (leave room for the punched hole to pull the ribbon through and any other embellishments)
Cover the stamped sentiment with White embossing powder, then tap off excess powder
Heat set the embossing powder with the heat tool
Die cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock using the 1 1/8” Layering Circles die
Create a hole for the ribbon, on the sentiment cardstock, with a regular hole punch or a piercing tool
Trim the Metallic Mesh Ribbon to your desired size, pull it through the punched hole on the sentiment cardstock, create a loop, and pull the ribbon through the loop
Create the Embellishments: Stamp & Die Cut Spider
On a small piece of white cardstock, stamp the largest spider from the stamp set using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Using the coordinating large spider die, cut the spider using your die cutting machine
Attach the Spider to the top of your box (“the handle”), or any location as you see fit
Create the Embellishments: Die Cut Bats from DSP
In the Magic in This Night DSP pack, locate the piece of paper with the large and small bats
Using the coordinating bat die, cut two (2) bats using your die cutting machine
Adhere the bats to the tall front panel of your treat box
Decorate the Box
Attach the sentiment
Complete the box with the die cut spider, bats, and other embellishments as desired
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