Halloween Pillow Box Treat Pouch

Hi Everyone,

I have a very cute treat pouch for All Hallow’s Eve.  They are 6″ by 3″, and have enough depth to fit a few miniature Hershey’s bars, or other mini-bars, or even a treat size bag of M&Ms or Skittles.

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How cute!  I used the pillow box die from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits die, but only cut the bottom half of the pillow box.  I started with 2 pieces of 3″ x 6″ designer series paper, Spooky Night, and the page that contains the cat images.  After partially cutting each 3″ x 6″ paper using the pillow box die, I cut the two side tabs off of one of the pieces.  I show how to use the trimmer to do this because the score line only goes partially up the side.  But, you are welcome to do this with a pair of scissors as well.

Then the sides were glued together, and the cat was adhered to the front after punching it out of the paper.  Then, I used a 1 1/2″ circle punch to cut the hole in the top, centering it by eye.  I also used the same circle punch to round my top two corners.  Just snug the corner into the punch from inside the bottom, and punch.  It works pretty well!

The sentiment is from the Spooky Cat Stamp Set, and was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the little rectangle tag die in the Trim Your Stocking thinlits set.  I used Pumpkin Pie for the sentiment, and Smokey Slate for the little potion bubbles decorating the corner.  A piece of Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon folded underneath, and basic black Baker’s Twine to hold it onto the pouch, although there are a couple of glue dots under the tag to secure it to the pouch.

But they are not just for Halloween, here is a Christmas version.  I used the holly from the Trim Your Stocking thinlits set, but the cute little snowman is from the Seasonal Chums stamp set.  He is actually a folded over tag, although I just used the front.  There is a thinlit set to match this set as well, and it also includes an adorable reindeer and sweet little pumpkin, which are tags as well.  What a fun bundle.

I hope you enjoy this project and check out the video!

Stop by often, and until we meet again, may your days be blessed! ~Darby

  • Paper:  Spooky Night, Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper
  • Trim:  Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, Basic Black Baker’s Twine
  • Tools: Cat Punch, Big Shot, Paper Trimmer
  • Dies:  Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies, Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies
  • Stamp Sets:  Spooky Cat Stamp Set, Seasonal Chums Stamp Set

Pumpkin Favor Box

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Today I have a very cute favor box, that reminds me of a cubic pumpkin.  It was made using the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch from Stampin’ Up!.

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Aren’t they cute?  It would make a fun table favor or place card for Thanksgiving or another festive fall celebration.  I originally made them for the large Hershey’s Kisses, the ones that are just under 2″ diameter at the bottom.  They would fit the pumpkin just as it is.  Sadly, all of my large kisses went missing.  Instead, I made a small box for the inside bottom, just big enough for one Ferrero Rocher, or similar sized candy.

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Christmas Cracker Gift Box

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It’s Christmas in July, oops, I mean August.  I am a bit late with this, but it just looks so festive, I can’t resist posting one last Christmas idea for now.  Here they are, Christmas Cracker Gift Boxes, made with the oh-so-shiny Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.

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The “box” portion, where the sentiment layer sits, measures 3 1/2″ by 3″, and it is 2″ deep, a nice size for a gift or some goodies. The entire cracker measures 7 1/2″ by 3″ by 2″ deep.  I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set, which is available now to order. Continue reading “Christmas Cracker Gift Box”

Arch Top Treat Bag

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This is one of those bag-and-a-box bags.  Or is it a box-in-a-bag bag?  Whatever it is called, there’s a box, and the DSP is adhered around it to make a bag.  And these are very sweet!

(Scroll down for a link to the video of this project.)

I am calling them my Arch Top Treat Bag, because it has an arched top, and you can fit the 2×8 cellophane treat bags into them.  Just stuff the cello bag with your favorite treat that fits, then tuck it into this lovely treat bag for a wonderful, elegant, or whimsical gift.

To make the box at the base, start with a 3″ by 2 1/2″ piece of cardstock.  The color is not really important, because it won’t show when they are standing up.  Just pick some card stock scraps you have kicking around your craft space that is the right size, and coordinates or complements the DSP you have selected.  Then, score it a 3/4″ on all four sides.  With the long side towards you, cut up both the score lines, and take a little wedge out of both sides of the square tabs.  Do the same with the other side, add strong adhesive, and stick the box together.  The arched top is creating using the layering ovals, or the stitched shapes ovals, whichever design will give you the look you are going for.  Just find the one that fits the best, and run it partially through the Bigshot.  Then, use a 3/4″ circle punch to create the fingers holes at the top.

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Happy Independence Day-America!

What a beautiful day to honor and celebrate all that we have here in America.  We have so many blessings, and because they were endowed to us by our Creator, no man, nor any government, can take them away.

So, let us celebrate our freedom, and praise God for His providence.

Here is a quick little treat box in honor of the day.  I know I am a bit late, but it will be here for next year, too.  Of course, you can always tweak the colors for other occasions, but here it is…

Independence Day Treat Box: 1″ by 1″ by 4″

The star end of the box flips up to reveal the gumballs inside.  This box holds 4 gumballs that are about 1″ diameter.  These are Dippin’ Dots gumballs that I found at Cracker Barrel.

Here is a picture tutorial for the project:

Whisper white card stock 3″ by 11″:  Score 11″ side at 1″, 2 1/2″, 5″, 6″ and 10″.  Score the 3″ side at 1″ on both sides.

Real red card stock, cut with the Swirly Scribble Thinlit die.

Dapper Denim Star:  The bigger one is the retired Star Punch, the smaller one is from the current Wood Crate Framelits die.

Whisper White card stock: 3/4″ by 3″, stamped in Dapper Denim with “Let’s Celebrate” from the Born to be Loved stamp set.

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Here comes project #2

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay, but I was learning how to post on YouTube, with all of the additional video editing stuff.  I think I have gotten the hang of it, at least some of it, please let me know what you think!

Here is the project from my second video, the Gift Card Purse using Stampin’ Up Supplies.

Just start with a 6×6 square sheet of paper, and follow the directions in the video link above.  I used the 6×6 size to create a purse that was the right size for a standard gift card.  Although, as long as you start with a square, you can make these any size.  You probably just need to lengthen the cut for the handle.

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