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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Glue Dots and CardMaker's blog hop

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my post for the Glue Dots and CardMaker's magazine blog hop. Before I go on with my projects, I wanted to let you know that there is a giveaway prepared for this blog hop. The form to enter the giveaway will be at the Glue Dots blog (the last one on the hop). And it will be open for a whole week. 

Here's the line up for the blog hop...
YOU ARE HERE >>>>>>Grace Tolman <<<<<<<<<<<<<<

I love this time of the year. The crisp fall weather, the candies and cute costumes and of course the fun papercrafting projects we can make along with the holiday theme. Today I wanted to share with you thought that by focusing on the color and texture choices, you can create some fun Halloween gift boxes and cards without having to invest in too many Halloween themed products. 

Below is a picture of the items that I had pulled out of my stash to make my projects....

And here's my first project....
I love to make gift and treat boxes around the holidays. They are the perfect little touch to add some personalization to your gifts. Plus they help me use my every growing stash. Win-win!

Here's a video showcasing my process for the project...



Directions for the box...
  1. Cut a piece of cardstock measuring 7x12"
  2. Score the piece horizontally at 1", 2", 5", 7", 10" and at 11"
  3. Turn the paper vertically and score at 2" and at 5"
  4. Fold the paper to emphasize the creases
  5. Cut the 2x4" corners of the paper. 
  6. Cut a slit on the block between 5" and 7" up to the 2" vertical mark. Cut 1" off the panel. 
  7. Punch a decorative border on the ends of the box (the top flap)
  8. Assemble the box using Glue Dots adhesive. 
  9. Cut some pattern papers 1/4" smaller than the box panels and adhere these papers onto the box using more Glue Dots adhesive. 
  10. Die cut a circle from glittered cardstock using some steel die. 
  11. Adhere the tree and add the stamped sentiment over it. 
  12. Punch two small holes on the top of the box using a hole puncher or the Crop-a-dile
  13. Thread the twine through and tie into a bow. 


And here are some close ups....



And since I already had the items on  my table, I decided to use the leftovers to create some Halloween cards as well....
The video didn't show my whole process. Sorry about that. But as you can see, it doesn't take too long and much effort to create these cards. My favorite part of these cards are my stamped paper block. I was able to make my own patterned paper with the help of stamps. With that technique, you can pretty much personalize any card to fit your theme or sentiment.

And here some more close ups...

Thank you for stopping by.

Make sure you stop by at Janet Van Lone Trieschman blog next.

I hope you'll have fun hopping along today and hope to see you come back to my blog soon.

Till next time,
Grace





14 comments:

Brooke said...

I love your cards and treat boxes-very cute! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

Amanda_Tee said...

These are such cute boxes! I love the colors and your cards are adorable. Very nice! Thanks for video, too. I'll have to make some!

Tammy Santana said...

Such a cute idea!!

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Very cute and creative. Love the boxes and the cards! Spooktacular!

McStamper said...

Love your fantastic ideas.

Janet Trieschman said...

I am going to have to give that treat box shape a try. Great ideas.

Dawn Barrett said...

I like the treat box idea!! So much personality! thanks for sharing!!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Oh, these treat boxes are adorable! Pinning!

robyncreates said...

Adorable. Love@

Barbara H said...

Fun boxes and cards.

Donna said...

Super fun boxes for Halloween!

Mary Holshouser said...

The little boxes are darling.
And so useful too.
You won't have to worry about
them falling apart - you
used Glue Dots.
thanks for sharing.

Sue LD said...

Love these projects.

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable treat boxes and cards!