This dressed up version using Stampin' Up!'s cute Mini Pizza Boxes as the base has a surprise inside -- candy plus a shadowbox feature that lets the recipient then use it as a desk decoration. I changed up a few details (which I'll explain below) -- but I got this great idea from fellow demonstrator Susan Campfield and you can see her inspiration boxes here.
Once you take off the belly band with the Halloween label attached, and take out the candy -- you can see the tree image with a stamped owl through the die cut window. I made my box with the decorations attached so that it stands up balanced on that little tab that sticks out the front edge - it gives it a nice slant almost like a bike kickstand.
Here is the view of the inside -- which is a coated, almost plasticized white surface that is food safe. The tree is one of the paper designs in the Spooky Night Designer Paper. There are 16 on one sheet and you get two sheets of that print. Cut them apart and the owl in the coordinating Spooky Cat stamp set can be stamped right on the branch. I then layered that over a 3-1/8" square of Basic Gray card stock to finish it off.
Here's a view from the top: I loved Susan's idea to stamp and punch a greeting that can be seen as the box is standing up as a decoration.
A few helpful details and then clickable photos of the supplies are below (the punch and framelits can be bought as part of a discounted bundle with coordinating stamps so you will see them both ways):
- To die cut the window, I used the Layering Circle Framelits and you want to have the framelit against the plastic side (so the inside). I rolled it through the Big Shot just until it cleared the framelit then reversed it and rolled back through so it would not bend the rest of the box. The framelit cannot quite cut through if you start with it against the smoother outside.
- The cat is punched out of the printed Spooky Night Designer Paper and the pumpkins are all die cut from one of the paper sheets with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlets Dies. No fussy cutting needed - gotta love that!
- I decided the white box needed some color so I sponged on Canjun Craze ink while the box was flat. I was able to test how the color would look by using the circle I cut out of the box as my test subject.
- The layering circle framelits let you cut the Cajun Craze card stock frame to finish off the die cut window. Just layer a smooth circle inside of a scalloped one as you die cut.
- A 3 inch square of window plastic is adhered inside the die cut window. Just a little SNAIL adhesive of a glue dot in each corner sticks just fine to the coated inside.
- The belly band strip is 9-3/4" by 3/4" wrapped around and the ends adhered with the label then covering the seam.
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