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I love the Square Pillow Box Thinlits from the Holiday Catalog! The box is sized large enough to hold a gift card -- which is great for the upcoming Christmas season, but it also holds nice size candy treats. Here it is turned into a Halloween candy holder -- with added bat wings on the sides.
Those wings are pretty easy to make -- first punch out a 2 1/2" circle of Black Glimmer Paper, then cut it in half and I used a 1 1/4" circle punch to "nip" out little divots so they look like wings. Here is a look at those steps using a different color card stock so it's easier to see.
I wrote the words "UP" on the example so if someone at my class used it as a pattern they were sure to make a left wing and a right wing and not two wings that faced the same direction (The black glimmer paper is single-sided so they can't just be flipped). I adhered the wings between the side pieces when assembling. (TIP: I found that the Tear and Tape was the easiest way to assemble the box and held very well. I did use a little liquid glue when inserting the wings)
Here's a look at the back as I love having a surprise message on the belly band. The embossed trees were added with the Woodlands Embossing folder after the two box pieces were cut out with the Big Shot. The folder is part of the "Among the Branches" bundle which includes the stamp set that has the crow and the spooky eyes.
Here's what I tucked inside this one: an over-sized Reese's cup dressed up with Trick or Treat on a punched out circle. (The oversized York Peppermint Patties fit great as well)
Back soon with more fall ideas plus a beautiful quilt made by a friend with a fun Stampin' Up embellishment incorporated as part of the quilt design.