While I was taking pictures of my Witches’ Hat Treat Box, I got a few more ideas, but the Candy Corn Treat Box wasn’t one of them. Instead, I got this idea as one of my 3am-middle-of-the-night inspirations… at 3am, of course! What says Hallowe’en better than Candy Corn?
This starts with my new best friends, the Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine and the Cutie Pie Thinlits™ Dies. I use the Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform to keep the pie pieces aligned nose to nose. This makes sure they both fit on a 6” x 12” piece of card stock. I cut the body of the candy corn from Tangelo Twist in the 2014-2016 In Color 12” x 12” Card Stock Assortment.
I also used the Cutie Pie Thinlits to cut the “nose” and “base” pieces for the candy corn from Neutrals Envelope Paper. This is a way to use the extra Envelope Paper pieces, which I’ll discuss in Tuesday’s Tool Time feature. I cut two from the “nose” section and two from the “base” section, not needing complete die-cuts since I’ll be trimming them anyway.
The base needed to be yellow, so I brayered those pieces with the Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad and let them dry really well. I measured 1-1/4” for each section and cut away the flaps and the excess. You may want to leave the flaps in place and adhere them to the Tangelo Twist flaps. I cut them away to eliminate excess thickness, but since I used Envelope Paper, that probably wasn’t necessary. I would only leave the side flaps and the tip flaps in place to camouflage the base card stock. Before you start assembling, be sure to re-score the die-cut so the extra layer will fold well.
A nice, plain Candy Corn is fine, but… I’ve got this great Big Shot and all these really cool dies, and I needed the camouflage! I cut the Wizard’s Hat from Black Glimmer Paper, die-cutting one from the front and one from the back so they’ll be mirror image. I punched the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack star from Gold Glimmer Paper, one for each side. I joined the hats to each other by adhering the top third with Fast Fuse Adhesive. Then I straddled the top, securing the brims on each side with Fast Fuse. Mini Glue Dots did the trick for the “Boo!” and the stars.
I couldn’t resist photographing the finished Candy Corn Box on a Spider Web Doily. If you want to have the doily as part of your box, adhere it to the top part of one of the closure flaps with Glue Dots or either type of Liquid Glue. If you use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue or the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, be sure it dries thoroughly. The Multipurpose Liquid Glue takes longer because it remains flexible.
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