Thursday, October 30, 2014

Copic Colored Jack O' Lantern Pillow Box Halloween Treat

I am finally done with my 50 Halloween classroom giveaways! I finished it just in time. Thanks to Rudy, my oldest son, who helped me form and fill up the pillow boxes.

There are several steps and cuts done to create this treat box. I have to cut a sample box first, to make sure the treat fits the box. Then I have to cut a tomb and layout the stamps that will be used. Once all of this is set, then it is time to start the project.

I first start with stamping the jack o'lantern stamp on white cardstock. I colored it with Copic markers. I die cut it using the matching die. I applied glossy accents to the eyes and mouth so I can pour glitter to it. It is a small area so I have to control the amount of glue I squeeze, then I have to spread it to the edges using a pin. I set this aside to dry.

I cut the tombs next using Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge. I cut it at 2.5 inches. I chose the base cut to keep the tick marks intact as an added accent to the tomb. I stamped the greeting 'Happy Halloween' at the base of the tomb using Versamark, then poured metallic black glitter, then heat set it. The RIP is stamped at the top of the tomb. I distressed the edges using grey ink. I adhered the jack o' lantern to the tomb using foam adhesive.

I wanted this tomb to be a reusable item and hopefully, not something to be tossed with the box after getting the treat. Using the Cricut Fabulous Find, I cut the paper clip at 1.5 inches which will be attached to the back, and turn this embellishment into a bookmark.


To cut the pillow box, I used Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut the pillow boxes at 4.8 inches which fits a snack size Kitkat.  I was able to cut four pillow boxes using a 12 x 12 paper. I scored the tick marks to create a crisp fold. I marked one of the grooves of the score board with a marker to easily line this tick marks. I created a slot at the front of the pillow box to slide the 'tombmark' in it. After making some measurements to center the tomb, I marked this and cut it using a craft knife to create the slot. (I should have taken a photo of this but I forgot,and the boxes are now gone.)  I used a double sided tape to attach the sides of the pillow box.

It is a lot of work but I had a good time making it. Thanks for viewing my blog. I hope you have a happy and safe halloween.

Maria Giselle B.

Stamp: Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Martha Stewart Crafts Custom Stamp Setting Kit
Die: Lawn Fawn Spooktacular Lawn Cuts
Cardstock: White, Light Gray, Dark Gray
Patterned Paper: Carta Bella All Hallow's Eve Spooked, Carta Bella Spooky Journaling Cards
Copic Markers
Glitter: Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Black Soot
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
Embossing Powder: Recollection Signature Specials Charcoal
Cartridge: Cricut Art Philosophy, Cricut Fabulous Finds, Cricut Simply Charmed

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  1. These are fabulous! Such great pillow boxes. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  2. Fabulous pillow boxes they are perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.