Another of our amazing PPC design team members, Roxie Glaza, has a great tutorial using our Perfect Paper Crafting tools. She has created this great Halloween treat holder just in time for Halloween.
Here Roxie explains her process for her creative process:
I knew in my mind what I wanted to make and searched online for directions but no luck so this is my own design using an envelope maker and many Perfect Paper Crafting tools.
Cut the designer paper into a 6 1/2″ square. Using the Envelope Maker from We R Memory Makers, place the designer paper 3 1/8″ left of center, punch and score as if you’re making the envelope but don’t score the back piece.
Attach the orange designer paper to black cardstock.
IMPORTANT NOTE: only attach very low on the back piece so the two layers have freedom to move.
Using the Perfect Layers tool #1 and a craft knife cut a 1/8″ border around the designer paper square. Punch the same as the designer paper using it’s punched Vs to line up the black to the board’s punch, in other words, I eye it!
Score again through the black and I lined up the Perfect Ruler‘s metal edge to the designer paper score line and taped the two together with painters tape. It was so easy to line up the ruler to the Scor-Pal line and make my second score. You could use the envelope markers score line but this was easier. Now it’s ready to decorate.
Knowing my granddaughter will want this to last a while I reinforced the back and front (depending on the weight of the paper being used this may not be necessary).
I cut a piece of heavyweight cardstock (any color will due) about a half inch smaller in width of the back and cut the length so it’s just above the tape that holds the two pieces together.
I lined up the Perfect Ruler about 1/16″ from the designer paper’s edge and drew a line, do this on both sides and cut on the line.
Slip between the layers and permanently attach to the designer paper. I only put adhesive part way down the sides.
To reinforce the front I cut heavyweight black cardstock 4 1/2″ wide and using the container as a pattern I marked and cut about 1/8″ shorter in height than the two sides and fan cut the bottom so it’s flexible.
Pull the sides up and glued to the reinforcement at center and about 1″ in both directions of the V, also between the container’s orange and black layers and then pulled the bottom up and glue it in place. I used Aleene’s tacky glue for adhesive.
To create holes for the ribbon to weave through I placed the container on the Perfect Cutting Mat corner and marked at every inch on both sides so the top holes are only about 1/2″ apart. The Crop-a-dile was used to punch through all the layers. Weave the ribbon through, I used two types of ribbon weaving in and out and reversing holes for the second ribbon. Add a center decoration of your choice and it’s ready to fill with treats.
Images: SweetStamps – Halloween Silhouettes
Die: SweetStamps – Witch’s Hat SweetCuts, buckle covered with Piccolo – Pure Sparkle Gold Glitter, adhesive – Glastique Finishing Glaze
Paper: The Paper Company – black liner, The Paper Hallow (local store) – heavyweight black for hat and reinforcement, Recollections – heavyweight white for back reinforcement, Basic Grey – orange designer paper
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo black, Tangelo, Morocco, London Fog, Brilliance – Moonlight white
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed Roxie’s tutorial. I know I sure did!!