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Fall Friday Week #4 - Ghirardelli Box

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In February I bought a small box with Ghirardelli chocolate in it and  I fell in love with the box.  The fact that it had chocolate in did not help in my decision to buy it.   LOL  When I started my series Fall Friday's I knew this was one of the projects I wanted to make.  So, here it is!

I took the box apart to see how they made it and came up with my version for it.  I love how it turned out and for sure will be making a lot more of them.  Wouldn't these be great for little treats for your coworkers, friends, family or anyone else you can think of.  Here is a close up of just the box so you can see it better. 

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Look how adorable he is!!  I just love the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set!  Wait!  I think I have said that before.  I think you might hear that a lot from me over the next month or so.  

To make this box you are going to need the following materials:

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock #105117

  • cut at 6 1/4" x 8 "
  • score on the 8" side at 2 3/4", 3 3/4", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2"
  • score on the 6 1/4" side at 1" and 5 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • scraps for the vampire and the sentiment

Halloween Night Specialty DSP #142022

  • 2 1/2" x 4"

You are going to be scoring your paper two more times, but I needed to explain it a little bit more.  I took pictures so you could see where you need to put your extra score marks and hopefully understand what I am trying to say better.   

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This is what your paper will look like when you have all of your score marks done.  You will notice that there are 2 extra marks with "v" marks on the ends.  These are necessary to make the box fold on the sides correctly.  You are going to score down from the top of your paper to 3 inches.  Then you are going to measure up from the bottom 2 3/4 inches and make a mark on each of the two lines.  Here is another picture so you can see what I mean.

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Once you have your two marks on each line you are then going to take your ruler and stylus and create a score line from the mark you made to the end of the 3 inch score line.

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Now you have all your score lines done.  Next you are going to have to do some cutting.  We need to get rid of all of the sections we don't need to make the box.   Here is a picture so you can see where you need to cut. 

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You can see on my template where I made a mistake in my measuring for where to put my marks.  Thank goodness for white out!  I also included on in this picture where you are going to want to put your tape.  I used Tear and Tape because I wanted to make sure it didn't come apart.  

You will now fold on all of your score lines and be careful when you are doing your diagonal lines.  I did those only with my hands, I did not use my bone folder.  You are going to want to use your bone folder on all your other score lines for a crisp fold.  When you are making a box you want your folds to be crisp and straight.

I then stamped my images on my scrap piece of white paper and used black ink for the vampire and Pumpkin Pie ink for the sentiment.  I used the coordinating punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, to the Cookie Cutter Halloween set for the vampire and the Classic Label Punch for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Spooky Fun stamp set.  I just got this set and can't wait to play with it.  

I used the  Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate markers to color the vampire's shirt and vest.  The bow was made using the Halloween Night Baker's Twine.  I used both of the colors that you get when you order this twine.  

To hold the flap down in the back, I put a glue dot underneath the flap in the center.  

I have been wanting to start making videos and I am thinking this project would be a good one to start with.  Hopefully soon I will be able to start making videos.  I just have to learn how to do them.

I hope you are enjoying my Fall Friday series.  I am having a lot of fun creating different projects for you.  

Have a wonderful weekend and go create!  Please share your creations with me.  I love to see them!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce  

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