Hello & welcome to October’s Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop. This month the theme is ‘trick or treat’ – perfect timing for those team members who love a reason to make something spooky for Halloween. Halloween isn’t so big in Australia, so you may also see some projects with ‘treats’ or something with a ‘trick’. I love it when the theme gives us lots of room to be creative.
We welcome as our guest designer Brian King – a man who probably doesn’t need much introduction at all. Brian is an influential US demonstrator who shares amazing projects on his blog Stamp With Brian. Thank you for hopping with us Brian!!! Your American Halloween influence for our trick or treat theme is appreciated!
Although Halloween isn’t big on my agenda of events to celebrate, it is possible that we’ll get some trick or treater stop at our door. And you know I love a reason to get crafty. So, I made these super cute little treat boxes, just in case!
In true trick or treat style, you won’t know if you get a treat (some lollies… “candy” for my international visitors), or if you get a trick (plastic party favours in the form of a snake and a rat!).
The design for these boxes was inspired by Beth McCullough @ Stamping Mom. You can see her post here and also some great visual instructions for making the boxes. I altered the measurements because I didn’t want a tag topper top. I also wanted to be able to get 2 boxes from a sheet of A4 cardstock.
My measurements were:
Cardstock: 5-7/8″ x 6-1/4″
Score 2″ from each edge along the 5-7/8″ side and 2-3/16″ from each edge along the 6-1/4″ side.
Cut away all four corners.
On the shorter flap, measure half way along the top edge (15/16″) and mark with a pencil. Using your piercing mat, a ruler and a bone folder, gently score between the mark you made at the top edge and towards the bottom edge of the square. Repeat this in the other direction to make a triangle within the square.
Fold into a box shape. I adhered the back flaps to the back inside of the box, added in my trick or treat goodies and then finished with Monster Bash DSP on the front of the box and a Circle Tab punch adhered on to keep it closed.
What would you prefer? Yummy treats or a spooky trick?
Products used for my triangle treat boxes:
DSP: Monster Bash
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Punches: Classic Label, Circle Tab
Stamp set: Itty Bitty Greetings
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Piercing Mat, Bone Folder, Paper Snips
You can find all these supplies in my online store. Click here to shop.
Next up on our blog hop for some trick or treat fun is Lisa Whitehead.
In the event of any broken links, you can navigate through the hop via the participant list below.
Thanks for joining us! We hope you have an excellent Halloween next week if you celebrate – or if you don’t, we hope you enjoy all the treats, trick-free!
Brian King (guest designer)