Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halloween Treat Coffins & Wicked Stickers

Hello crafters!
Here it is one of my favorite times of the year!
This year I haven't had time to create projects ahead of time, but here's a quick and easy Treat Box.
The video tutorial will show you how to prepare your file for writing and cutting it correctly.

I used a Signo Uniball White Gel Pen with a broad tip to write the lines on dark cardstock, but you can also use a regular black marker for lighter cardstock. If you are really in a hurry, you can skip the writing all together and just cut the outlines, assemble and fill with candy. Make sure to stay tuned because I will make a tutorial on how to use gel pens with the Cricut adapter that comes with the machine. In the meantime, you can read these old post that still works: Written Background and Pilot Choose Gel Pen Revisited: Fitting Uni-Ball Signo Metallic Gel Pens. The Pilot V5 marker fits your machine without the need for any additional devices or hacks and it writes beautifully.

I stamped the sides of the coffins using the Blissful Botanicals Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn and different colors of Tsukineko Metallic Brilliance Ink in matching colors according to each color of cardstock.

Fold the sides and the tabs and assemble the coffin's bases. Before assembling the lid, make sure to stamp any message on the vellum, because it will be very hard to do once assembled. You can also use acetate or transparency film on the lid window, I just think it looks mysterious with vellum.
The stickers were printed using a Canon Pixma IP7200 that picks up the 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock with ease and delivers beautiful images with vibrant colors. The heavy weight of the paper makes them look almost dimensional, which is really cool.

To make the stickers, I used A Xyron X Sticker maker machine with a permanent adhesive cartridge, I love that it puts a very thin layer of a very strong adhesive in no time. Teh fila has individual images, as well as a sticker page, so you can cut several stickers from one 8.5"x11" sheet of paper.

Add a pulling tab for easy opening of the box by using a 1/2" x 3" strip of patterned paper and gluing it to the bottom side of the coffin. I used matching colors of a Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Patterns and Solids Paper Pad, that matches the Halloween theme perfectly.

Here is the video tutorial for assembling and embellishing your cute coffins.

I hope you give this project a try. Have fun
Don't forget to check previous years' projects.
2014 Original Treat Boxes
2015 Spooky Houses and blog hop
2016 All About Family Treat Boxes

All files are free to download.
Enjoy
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