Monday, October 18, 2010

Trick or Treat!

I have another Halloween project for you today - I decided to make a little matchbox candy holder with a surprise! Here's the outside of the box, top view:

I used Send Me A Sign Bugg, altering her a bit for Halloween! Using Photoshop Elements 8, I erased out the solid white portion of her dress and layered a spider web design behind it (the web was a freebie from the Tiddly Paper Craft Planet group), then I added a sentiment with a little hanging spider. The font is SNF Goody and the spider is from DB Boo Ya.

I colored her with Copics, Stickled her wings, and added a few rhinestones also colored with Copics. Lastly she was cut out and mounted with foam boosters.

Down at the bottom you can see there's a handle to pull the drawer out, and here's what the front of the handle looks like:

I cut out a bone from DB Boo Ya 2 times with my Cricut and glued them together for strength. Then I fashioned a handle from a thin strip of black cardstock and glued the bone to the front.

And here's the surprise on the inside: a little ghost pops out when you open the drawer!


I have to admit that the idea wasn't mine - I came across a pop-up match box while blog surfing!

I cut out a ghost also from DB Boo Ya (love this font!) 3 times, putting 1 through the printer to get the "boo!" on the bottom (also using SNF Goody), then glued all 3 together. Since it's going to be repeatedly shoved into the box, I wanted it to be really strong. Next I cut a strip of acetate 5" x .5" and scored it every half inch. I accordian folded it to make the pop-up mechanism and glued it into the box bottom and to the back of the ghost.

The whole thing was designed in Make the Cut. I also designed the divider to hold the 2 pieces of candy away from the pop-up portion.

This project is for the following challenges: I hope you like it and TFL!


  1. This is absolutely brilliant, adore it!! A wondeful project! Thanks for joining us in our challenge over at SFTW and good luck! Kate x

  2. Maureen this is soooo SWEET LOVE this treat box and that darling image!

  3. very cute! I love the stitching on this! :) Thanks for entering the digital tuesday challenge!

  4. So fun! Love the pop up idea! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

  5. Wow - there is so much awesomeness in this one project I can hardly believe it!! Love how you've added the spiderweb to the Tiddly Ink Bugg's dress! I love the font with the spider - I LOVE the drawer handle and that ghost that pops out is pretty stinkin' cute too! Wow love this - thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  6. Gorgeous creation i love the pop up ghost. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  7. Such a darling treat box! Love the shimmery wings!

  8. Such a cute image. I love the way the inside of the box is created. I'll have to "borrow" this idea. TFS!

  9. OMG!!! How cute is that!? Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week. xxD

  10. So cute and I just love the pop out ghost. Thanks for joining the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

  11. OMG! SO cute!! and snickers bars on top of that cute image!YUM!!LOL!! Thanks for playing along with SS!

  12. What a sweet and fun box!! Love that image and your design!

  13. Eeeek! This is brilliant! Love it! The way you modified the image, the bone-shaped handle, and the "surprise" ghost inside---so fun and so perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Fabulous projects Maureen, thanks so much for joining in with our Halloween challenge at OSCC this week!


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