Monster Treat Boxes

I promised more info on these little cuties and here it is! A bit of a photo tutorial.

The box is so simple to make, using the Envelope Punch Board. With a square sheet of designer series paper cut to 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, line the edge of the paper up at the 2″ mark on the Envelope Punch Board, punch and score. Then just move the paper to the left to line the edge up with the 2 5/8″ mark, again punch and score.

Rotate the paper and punch and score at each of the score lines like you would an envelope and you’ll end up with two notches on each side and double scorelines forming rectangles. Use your bone folder to burnish these scorelines with the patterned paper on the inside.

Snip off the top two little squares created by the scorelines (this will be the top opening flap of the treat box). On the bottom left little square, snip up the right hand side of the square, and on the bottom right little square, snip the top (shown as a red dash in the pic). This creates little flaps so the box has a neater finish.

Flip the paper over and put your monster in place. Trace around the inside of his tummy with a pencil (he may giggle a little). This helps line up your framelit on the Big Shot.

Now your treat box is ready for sticking together! Put glue on the right hand side of the bottom flap (shown in red) and glue to the right flap which has been folded into place. Then glue the bottom half of the left hand flap and glue into place (making sure the little flaps at the bottom are tucked into place too). Don’t glue above the halfway mark on the left flap otherwise the top flap won’t fit into the space and you won’t be able to close the treat box.

These were one of my swaps for OnStage Live in Amsterdam. Here are the little guys I finished off in the hotel room.

Sad news!! These little guys are retiring and they’re already sold out! Head to my online shop now if you have anything​ on your wish list to see whether it’s retiring – once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Astrid Bealing About Astrid Bealing

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010.

I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.

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