I love Halloween just as much as some people love Christmas. It’s because of this obsession, that I start making my gifts early. I wanted to share a box and note card set that is sure to delight those in your life that are perhaps a little old to trick-or-treat but still enjoy the holiday.
- Epson Premium Matte Presentation Paper
- Gina K. Designs Black Luxury Paper
- Martha Stewart Punch (Pumpkin)
- Spellbinders: Small Pinking Circles and Inverted Scallops Square Nestabilities
- Spider Web Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
- Halfback Pearl
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Dew Drop
- White Gel Pen
- Double Stick Tape
- Glue Dots
I love to give gifts along with a card so when I sit down to design a 3D item and/or gift I always keep in mind how the look can translated into a card or note card. As you can tell by the set here, I used the same papers, color theme and embellishments on both. I find that by keeping this in mind it all comes together nicely.
All the items on these projects are digital except for the ribbon, the white gel pen dashes, and the button on the sign.
I’ll now walk you through the steps I took to put the box together, followed by how I made the sign on the box, then the element in the middle of the ribbon and lastly the note card.
I started with one of the templates from Flutter Top Box Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs on Photoshop. I then added some paper from the Spookalicious kit by tk Whimsy and co. Here I’m showing you the lines, but when I went to print it out, I hid this layer therefore giving me a line free area. I then flipped my paper over and ran it through with just the lines this time.
Here’s a photo of the box assembled.
I set it aside to work on the Happy Halloween sign I later on adhered to the middle of the box in the front. I started off by printing several of the items from the kit. I utilized one page to print them all out, as shown.
I cut out the frame and the brads. I worked on the frame first. Grabbed by Memento Dew Drop, Inverted Scalloped Square Nestabilities and the frame.
I used the Cuttlebug to cut out and embossed the sentiment with the die and started inking away with the dew drop.
Here’s what I ended up with.
I adhered the ribbon and then the frame on top. I wanted to add something fun to the middle of the bow and so decided on a pumpkin. I took one of the digital brads and Martha Stewart Pumpkin Punch.
I punched it out and set it aside. I then took a scrap of the green paper and cut out a small pinking circle again using the die and the Cuttlebug.
Here’s a close up of all the pieces together including a black card stock base with white gel pen dashes around it.
The last element I added to the box was a button with a halfback pearl on the corner of the sign. Here’s a photo of just the finished box.
Now that I was done with the box, it was time to put a quick note card together. I used the large Scalloped Square Nestabilities to cut out a note card, the digital brads “b” and two “O” and some ribbon.
Here’s what it looks like assembled.
All I have to do now is fill it up with goodies and it’s ready to be given away! Thanks for taking the time to visit! I hope you make a similar set and if you do make sure to let us know because we’d love to check it out!
Other Articles by Carolina:
- A Carrot Treat - March 7th, 2011
- The Perfect Embellishment - Paper Roses - January 3rd, 2011
- Great Things Come In Small Packages - December 29th, 2010
- Deck The Halls With Some Digital Cheer! - December 6th, 2010
- Hostess Thank You Gift - October 30th, 2010