Look at these cute Halloween boxes!

I have been struggling with what to do with the paper in the Wicked Cool Specialty Designer Series paper that has the large patterns on only part of the page.  Besides using the full sheet on a scrapbook page you lose the look of the large pattern if you cut it into small pieces.  I didn’t want to do that so I hadn’t used this fun paper.  The bats are flocked so you can feel them!

Sandy Hancock shared this tall box idea and when I was preparing for my Stamper’s Club last week I decided to make these tall boxes.  Originally I was going to use one of the floral papers because that was what was on the sample I saw – but then I decided I wanted to make a Halloween project – it is October you know.

Then I had a light bulb moment – the large prints could “wrap” around the box so that you could see it all the way around.  And look how good it turned out!

Everyone had a different piece of paper out of the pack – another design that wrapped around is the one that says SPOOKY and also the Spider web.  I took a picture after everyone got theirs finished so you could see the variety in the boxes.

The lids are made from the Scallop Square die for the Big Shot.  First we cut the square and then we embossed it with the Spider Web embossing folder.  It turned out to be a fun lid for the box.

The ribbon is the wide striped ribbon – actually cut in half so it frays which adds to the spookiness – I saw that idea on another blog and have been using it for lots of my Halloween projects.

So what do you do with this tall box – well it will hold a bottle of tall soap from Bath & Body Works.  And they have Halloween soap – so now you have the perfect hostess gift for a Halloween Party!  How fun would that be?

Or you could package up some cookies in a tall stack – wrap them up and slide them inside the box.  Or just fill it with candy!

Just change the colors and the papers for any other occasion or party.  I hope you like these as much as I did!

NOTES ADDED: I have had lots of requests for the measurements – they came from Sandy who got them from another demonstrator.  You could adjust the size to your needs though.  The card stock is 10-1/2″ x 10″.  Then score at 2-1/2″, 5″, 7-1/2″, and 10″.  Score across the bottom at 2-1/4″ – cut to make your flaps and glue the bottom.

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Here is piece #2  –the bird on a branch “thinking of you” image from Cute By the Inch stamp set (stamped in Pear Pizzazz).