Hello Stampers!  I have a fabulous tutorial for you today!  Just look at this cute little Halloween Box!I was asked to demonstrate a Halloween Project at the monthly Song Of My Heart Stampers meeting and I came up with this adorable little box to demonstrate.  I was so nervous to get up in front of the 20+ people, but I managed to survive!  I hope they enjoyed the project and I promised to add the tutorial to my blog so they could come back and see the step-by-step instructions.  So here you go.

1. The first step is to cut out the front & back of the box shape in Basic Black card stock using the largest of the Labels Collection Framelits and your Big Shot.

2. Emboss the Framelit shape that you just cut using the Spider Web Embossing Folder and your Big Shot.

3.  Using your Paper Trimmer, cut the Framelit shape in half, creating the front and back of your box.

4.  Cut two pieces of Basic Black card stock, measuring 5 1/2″ by 2 3/4″.

5.  Score both pieces using your Simply Scored Tool at 1″, only on three sides.  You can see from the picture here that I left the top unscored.

6.  Cut out two squares on one piece and cut up the score line on the other piece.  Your two pieces should look like the picture.  Fold on the score lines.

7.  Add adhesive and assemble your box.  I used sticky strip for mine.  You can use SNAIL, but it might not be as sturdy.  Make sure to tuck in your sides when you create the box so you don’t have little pieces sticking out.

8.  Attach your front and back to the box.  I used Sticky Strip again for this step just to make sure it had a good hold.

9.  At this point you can spray your box with Shimmer Mist if you want.  You can then embellish your box as you like.  I added a rosette to the front along with a little embellishment using the Mixed Medley Hostess Stamp Set that is in the current Holiday Mini Catalog.

10.  To create the rosette you will take a piece of DSP that measures 1″ by 12″ and score it, using your Simply Scored, every 1/2″.  Accordion fold your DSP and it should resemble the picture.

11.  To keep the rosette together I added two circles, punched using the 3/4″ circle punch, to the front and back centers of the rosette.  I used Glue Dots to stick these on.

12.  Add your rosette and embellishments to your box and you are done!

I also used a clear cello bag to add a few cookies to the box.  You could easily fill this with other goodies as well!  I’m thinking these little boxes would be great for teacher gifts, special Halloween gifts for your kids, or neighbors.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today!

Be creative, Kristin