Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monster Boxes

I know, I said we don't really do anything for Halloween... but I came across some glow in the dark M&M's and some glow worm jube thingies (there is a light thing that then has the lolly around it). And since I bought them I had to make something fancy to put them in! With a nice long afternoon nap yesterday I was feeling pretty good last night, so once the girls were in bed I got started.

Rather than doing a lot of trial and error, I made the boxes as big as I easily could with one sheet of 12x12. The box stands about 7" tall with a 3" flap coming over the front for the monsters face. I originally wanted my boxes black so I could have these eyes and teeth coming out of "nowhere" (inspired by Amy Sheffer), but alas the only black 12x12 I had was textured and that wasn't going to work as well for the stamping. The flaps are held down by a bit of magnetic tape I picked up at the cheap shop, which I had to added sticky strip to to keep the magnets stuck on the cardstock instead of each other.

Most supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Lavender Lace, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lovely Lilac, Rose Red
Stamp Sets: Priceless, Baroque Motifs
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Five-in-one Card Cover template, sticky strip, various punches as described below:
* Eyes: 1 3/8" circle, 3/4" circle, 1/2" circle
* Teeth: Small oval, 1/2" circle, Word Window
Shows watched while creating: Stargate Atlantis, Survivor (US are in front of Aus and on a completely different season so I ain't even going there!)

5 comments:

kirstyscardnscrap said...

They are awesome and very clever!

Sankari W. said...

wow Carol what a great idea! love your monster boxes (can I say that they look mighty cute!!) total great idea --- how did you fold them like that?

hope you are doing well and that you are having a wonderful weekend!!!

best wishes always,
Sankari :)

Dani Fender said...

These are great! The girls will love them!

Catherine said...

OMGoodness, they're just adorable. love it!

Night Owl Designs said...

OMG these are great! I'm LOLing. Too cute!