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Hello Everyone! The project I am featuring today is a Halloween themed treat holder using the Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pillowbox dies. I presented this on my Facebook Live this past Tuesday and had a blast making it. You can fill it with whatever you would like, but I had candy in mind since it’s October and Trick or Treat season. If you’d like to catch my next live, you can follow me here. I go live each Tuesday at 7:30pm EST.

To start out, I used a black piece of the Metallic & Shimmer Specialty Paper, cut it down to 4.5” x 6”, and then used the Pretty Pillowbox largest die to cut out the box. When using this die, I found that it helps with the creasing if you run it through twice, remember to secure it to your plate though so it doesn’t shift during the first pass through. When you are assembling the box, be sure to fold on each scored mark securely and to match up the points of the semi circles on the side. The best adhesive for putting this box together is Tear n Tape. It is easy to use and holds securely.

After you have the base of the box together, you can move to finishing up the front. For this project’s main image, I used the Stampin’ Up! Bewitching cling stamp set with basic white ink on Orchid Oasis card stock, you only need a little big bigger scrap piece than the image has. The white ink is a pigment ink and works a little differently than the standard dye based inks. It needs a little bit more time to dry after you stamp your image. You are going to want to set it aside for a little bit before you try to adhere it to your project. To cut out the hat you can use the Witch Hat builder punch or fussy cut it out like me. If you plan to make more than a couple of these, I would absolutely recommend grabbing the punch so that you save your fingers and hands some pain and suffering 😆.

For the sentiment, I used the photopolymer stamp set that came in the Stampin’ Up! Spooky Treats September Paper Pumpkin in Orchid Oasis ink. I also used basic white cardstock and the small tag die from the Pretty Pillowbox dies to place the sentiment on, again you only need a scrap for this, a tad bigger than your tag die. I placed the hat onto the treat box with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals being sure to leave a little bit free by where I wanted to place the tag. Then I used a glue dot to sneak the tag underneath the side of the hat. For the finishing touch, I used the black stars that also came with the September Paper Pumpkin kit. If you are a current subscriber you can buy the past kit here. If you aren’t currently a subscriber see below for instructions on how to join!

These boxes of course were made with Halloween and Trick or Treating in mind, or for sending with your child into their classroom if needed, but they can be used for any sort of treat you like. Some ideas are, hair ties, barrettes, chapstick, jewelry, keychains, hand sanitizer or even AirPods! Of course you likely wouldn’t be handing AirPods out for Halloween, but you miiiiight be surprising someone with them come the holiday season.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, the measurements for this project were pretty minimal so I included them within the description of the project today. If you have any questions feel free to comment below , or contact me at Don’t forget to send out those paper hugs in the mail!

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  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards. 
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  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
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  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

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