Friday, October 9, 2009

Book Style Treat Holder

Here's a quick posting for this project........looks like a book from the outside but it is a treat holder. Original concept is from Mary K. Part of this project is using the Stampin' Up Exclusive Big Shot Matchbox die! Here's my version ( Yay! No Velcro!)

Inside book:

Measurement for the cover: (1) 5-1/2" x 3-1/4" Solid CS and DS paper. For this particular project, DS is cut 5-1/4" x 3" (due to limited DS scraps on hand AND that is why finished project has a black CS frame on the cover) - I kinda like it.

These are the (3) main pieces needed for this project. Other pieces needed are:
(1) 1/2" x 4" strip in Lovely Lilac Solid Card Stock (paper) - It's NOT ribbon, but try it with ribbon!
(1) Small Oval Punched Designer paper
(1) Large Oval in Lovely Lilac
(1) Black CS Decorative Frame (from the SU Exclusive Big Shot Matchbox Die)

Assemble Box. Apply Sticky tape to the following pieces: Back of box, 1" of the 1/2" x 4" Lovely Lilac strip. Add Dimensionals to the Lovely Lilac Oval and the Die cut Decorative frame.

Lightly mark with a pencil edge of the box and middle of the length of the cover.

Using the Horizontal Slot Punch as shown, punch through the pencil mark. Make sure opening is at least 1/2" to fit strip.

Remove the strips of Sticky Tape from the box bottom. Position the 1/2" strip of Lovely Lilac in between cover and box, leaving the strip to be 3" long. Secure box to back cover. Close front cover, thread 1/2" strip through Horizontal slot and underneath the Black CS decorative die frame.

  • Stamps: None
  • CS: Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper, Black, Lovely Lilac
  • Ink: None
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Matchbox Die, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by to visit................HAVE YOURSELF A GREAT WEEKEND!


Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

Love how you used the ribbon closure! I am going to try this today!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Barbara Diane

ThreadCatcher said...

Excellent use for the matchbox die. I love when you show us out of the box ideas for our Big Shot dies. The ribbon closure is perfect. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

Rose said...

What a great project, Patti! Thanks for sharing - gonna have to try and make one of these :)

Carey said...

I just recently started following your blog. Your creations are just fantastic. This one is absolutely fun and cute. Thanks for all your hard work. It really helps with giving me inspiration. I will be here every day even though I may not always post a comment. Thanks again.

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Ellen Kemper said...

I FINALLY got the matchbox die (delivered Thursday) so I have to case THIS and several dozon more of your past ideas.

Love it! Love it ! Love it!

You are just the best!!!


eunice said...

Whoa, Patti! You are on a roll with all these fantastic Hallowen projects. LOVE every one of them! Thank you so much for sharing your fresh and very cool ideas!

scrappingnana said...

This is a great idea. I am going to have to try that with my Matchbox die, but make it for Christmas instead. I like the border around the DSP also. Thanks for sharing.

tchris said...

wow! so fun and cute! thank you so much for sharing this!

Deb Lenox Leesburg, Virginia said...

As always, I love this too.. thanks for sharing... Deb