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Pumpkin Treats…

Are you ready for Halloween with special treats for special trick or treaters?  I do have a head start with the Paper Pumpkin from last month (one of my all time favorites), but I need many more than 16.

Today I’m posting my customer “thank you’s” which happen to be baby pumpkins filled with treats…

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Aren’t they cute?  I hope they like them…

Here’s the simple Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Your favorite DSP or Cardstock and Whisper White and Old Olive Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Spooky Fun
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, Festive Flower Punch, Ribbon (retired)

Digits

  • Cut two Curvy Keepsake pieces and glue at base.  Fill a small cello bag with treats for inside box, place at base and fold two handle sides up and slide each side over handles.  Done!  Cut two Old Olive leaves with flower punch.  I spritzed them with water and scrunched them up to give some texture and hot glued them at top.  The swirl of green is maybe 1/8″ x 4″.  Use the bone folder to break down fibers, spritz with water and wrap around a pencil to dry.  Hot glue to leaves.
  • Stamp sentiment on scrap and punch.  Punch a hole in one end to thread ribbon through, then tie on handles.

All done!  How cute is that!  Maybe some of these in holiday colors filled with treats will find their way to the craft booth too.

This has been a fun week of posting.  Hope you have found something to inspire your creative journey.  Have a great rest of the weekend…I’ll see you back here on Monday.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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no problem.

Let’s get inky together…and be HaPpY!

B

Halloween Treats…

We talked about this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit the other day (Saturday, I think) and I promised to show you how I used my kit…

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The measurements for the box were on Pinterest, and then I watched several videos…and then just went for it.  The first box got thrown away, but this one I like.

The most important thing is to get your measurements right and it almost puts itself together.  So I’ve cut the box out of copy paper (because score marks on Basic Black are hard to see) and taken a photo after all the trimming is done…

  • Here are the beginning measurements:  Cut your cardstock 4″ x 11″.
  • On the long side score at 1/2″, 1-3/4″, 4-1/4″, 5-1/2″.
  • On the short side score at 1-1/4″ and 2-3/4″.
  • Turn back to the long side and at the 8″ mark score to the horizontal score line, skip the center and score again from horizontal score line to edge of paper.
  • Trim your end corners and score lines so that your cardstock looks like this…

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  • Punch a 1″ circle in the center of space after the 1/2″ score line.  Cut away the two 1/2″ corners and two sides starting at the 8″ mark to the end of the piece.
  • Place Tear Tape on first two long tabs.
  • Burnish all score lines horizontal and vertical.
  • Fold from the 1/2″ score line end up, tucking in all tabs leaving the Tear Tape tab for last.  Remove paper and seal the sides.
  • Your box is done!
  • Here’s the dimensions for the sides, front and back of the box…
  • Front and back cardstock 1-3/8″ x 2-3/8″, DSP 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Sides cardstock 1-1/8″ x1-3/8″, DSP 1″ x 1-1/4″
  • The top of the box will fit into the Scalloped Tag Punch if you want to use ribbon at the top of the box.
  • Treats were put inside the container and decorated as instructed in the Paper Pumpkin Kit.

I’m thinking my little trick or treaters will like this treat!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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nobody you know.

So get inky…Be HaPpY!

 

B