2-4-6-8......here's a box that's really GREAT!!!


I had forgotten how quick and easy these little 2-4-6-8 boxes are to make. You can make them shorter, like mine or use a whole sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock and make them taller too. This was made for a VSN challenge last weekend on SCS, to make a little Trick or Treat container.

I started out with my piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Lovely Lilac cardstock and scored it 2 inches from the bottom and then across the other way at 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches. I stamped a little Michael's bat stamp all over it in Basic Black, then I sponged all the folds, tops and bottoms and then cut up from the bottom to the fold crossways. I adhered the bottom and sides using Tacky Tape to be sure it stays together. (If you'd like to see a tutorial on this, Amy has a great one here.) I cut a piece of patterned paper to go around the middle of the box and added a watercoloured pumpkin stamped image, matted on LL and then BB, which I attached at a jaunty angle!! I used my slot punch to make the holes at the side to thread the black grosgrain ribbon through for a handle and attached them with brads. Then I added a little tag at the side with some linen thread and stamped it with another Michael's stamp that says Spooky Stuff! To finish it off I added a little green froggie button!! A quick and easy, festive little container for those yummy Hallowe'en treats......keep in mind I would only do this for the special Tricksters on my list!!!

How are you doing with Sketch Challenge #1?? I've already had several entries and I hope you can join in the fun!!!

9 comments:

Janine said...

I love your Trick or Treat container Kim. Hallowe'en is just great isn't it no matter how old we get.
I will have to try this one for my nieces.
Janine

Dottie K said...

This is just so cute. Love the background bats. Great job! :)

Anonymous said...

So cute Kim, love the colours and the pumpkin stamp. nd

Shadowcatcher said...

This is adorable! I love how fun and festive it is. I haven't tried one of these boxes yet, but I'm sure it won't be long before I do. ;)

Colleen Schaan said...

8-6-4-2 I wanna be, just like YOU! Your box is adorable...thanks for sharing it. (I LOVE the colors)

Crystal said...

This is too cute. I have to give this box a try one day. I love the colors and how festive it looks :) Great job!

Alexandra said...

that is sooo cute - love it! Perfect for little halloween treats and gifts.

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sally said...

I haven't made one of these in a long time either, LOVE YOURS Kimmie!!! Too cute!

dd2njoy said...

Another beauty !!! Love the colours!

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