Wicked Jolly Season Boxes. Halloween seems to only be just around the corner, which I find quite worrying as the following day is my Birthday, and it is one of those ones with a ZERO at the end! I don’t feel grown up enough. But enough of that. I thought I would spend some time this week looking at Halloween projects, but also show you how to take that project and turn it into a non-Halloween project.
With this in mind, I bring you a ‘Wicked’ box. This uses the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and the Wicked dies. I have built up the ‘Wicked’ by using 3 layers of Basic Black card and a top layer of Black Foil. Using lots of layers for a die cut is a great way of giving it more punch, I use this technique quite often. I picked out Terracotta Tile as the backing for the die cut. Listing all the colours used in the patterned paper is just one way that Stampin’ Up! makes it easy for us to get successful projects. No more guessing!
My Christmas version uses the Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper. I selected a fairly plain pattern for the lid so it would not distract from the die cuts. The dies are in the Jolly Season die pack. Again, I used a number of layers of card, this time Real Red, and topped it off with the Red Glimmer Paper that is in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. Because the Christmas version has more ‘white space’ I decided to add a ribbon to fill the space. The Night Before Christmas paper is printed on Very Vanilla, so the Very Vanilla and Copper Classic Weave Ribbon was an easy choice.
I decided that the side of the lids needed to have patterned paper on as well as the top of the lid. The choice for the Wicked box was easy as the first layer I used on the top does not have a direction or a very obvious repeat. But when it came to the Christmas version, I did not want to use the diagonal check that I used as the first layer on the lid. I like it, but it makes my eyes go a little odd. The pattern I selected is great, but as it has an obvious repeat I did have to be a little careful with how I cut it.
The finished boxes are 6 x 3 x 1″, so a good size for lots of lovely goodies. I am thinking bars of Chocolate, a silk scarf, pens, all sorts. I would love to see your versions of this box. Why not share them with me over at my Old Stables Crafty Hangout on Facebook.
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Base – 8 x 5″ Score each edge at 1″
Lid – 7-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ Score each edge at 3/4″
Patterned Paper – 5-7/8 x 2-7/8″ and 5-3/4 x 2-3/4″ for top. 2 each of 3/4 x 5-7/8″ and 3/4 x 2-7/8″
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