I was listening to the Inspired at Home radio show the other night and Alexa Westerfield was one of the guests. She was talking about a Blog Hop she does every year called Terroriffic Tuesdays. All kinds of Halloween designs are posted ranging from cute to creepy-it's definitely worth checking out the work of these fun designers. Alexa has generously included my project this week in the lineup.
The project that I did was quick and easy. Using one of my new Sizzix ScoreBoard dies (shipping in November!), I cut out a box with lid. The material that I used is a kind of matboard called BrightCore. The top paper coat is black and the filler below is colored orange (as opposed to traditional white). I love the black/orange combo and think it's perfect for this Halloween project. The die I used is "Box with Lid" # 656138.
Here's how it's done: Cut out the ScoreBoard die and rubber band the box and lid into closed box shapes. Take your trusty Zip Dry Paper Glue and run it over the box joins on the inside of the box. Let dry for about 10 minutes.
Remove the rubber bands. Add a piece of orange braid around the lid. Cut out a smiling pumpkin shape (I used one of Brenda Pinnick's adorable Halloween dies) from desired color. Select a coordinating color of glitter and lay a coat of spray adhesive on front of pumpkin. Sprinkle glitter all over Halloween pumpkin and remove excess. Fill with candy, treats, or use as an elegant favor box for your next party!