This week’s Paper Players Challenge is to create a Halloween card or treat holder. I made a Countdown to Halloween Spooky House that doubles as a treat holder:
I used the Creations by AR Dessert Cage Template, but cut a bat shape on top rather than the bird.
The sides are also decorated:
There is a double pack of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on the top shelf and the countdown boxes have mini Peanut Butter Cups in them.
The boxes were made with 8½ x 7 CS, scored at ½, 2½, 4½, and 6½ on both sides. Here is how it looks after scoring and cutting:
For assembling, the left ½ flap is the top flap of the box. I did tape the bottom of the box closed. Thank you to Karli for making a Desk Calendar and posting the numbers for each box (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 0, 1, 2, 6 ‘doubles as 9’, 7, 8).
Speaking of numbers, the two 0s were placed on the front of the boxes so they can then be opened on Halloween (it’s all in the little details).
A few other little details, the ghost's eyes are orange vellum, the bats flying out of the attic are on acetate strips, the Days 'Til Halloween and Elm Street were created in Word, and the lantern has a spider web stamped on vellum.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies used: American Crafts CS and BoBunny Paper, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, EKSuccess Spider Punch, MS Bat, Corner Web, Drippy Goo, Grass, Rat, and Spooky Fence Punches, SU Ticket Corner Punch, Marianne Lantern Die, Sizzix Ghost and Lollipop Alphabet Dies, Sizzlet Skeleton, SB Bat and Gravestone Dies, and PTI Mr. Bones and SU Wicked Cool Stamp Sets.