Crafty Secrets September Linky Party – Trick or Treat Box and Tutorial

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Crafty Secrets September Linky Party – Happy Halloween Treat Box and Tutorial

Happy September, everyone!  Today is the first Monday of a new month, which means it’s Linky Party time at Crafty Secrets!  This month’s theme is Fall/Halloween, so I came up with this neat little Trick or Treat box using papers and images from the Creating with Vintage Halloween CD.  I’ve got a tutorial for you on how to make the pizza-box-style treat box later in this post, but first, my project:

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This little guy measures 4 x 4 x 1″ – perfect for a cookie, candy bar, or other treat.  I chose my papers and borders from the Halloween CD and arranged them digitally in Word, then printed it all on one sheet before assembling the box.  Here’s the inside:

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After I assembled the box, I printed the bingo cards and jack-o-lantern stamp from the CD, then colored the stamp with my new colored pencils.  The “Happy Halloween” stamp came from my stash.  Arranging the elements on the top of the box to my satisfaction was probably the hardest part!

Now it’s your turn!  Visit each of the design team blogs listed below.  Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog no later than 11:59PT, Sunday, September 14th. You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along.  If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check the FREE DOWNLOADS located in the sidebar of the Crafty Secrets blog.  Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your project. One lucky player will be randomly selected to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store.  Each player who participates will receive a $6 credit to the online store.  We’ll be popping by to leave you some lovely comments on your blog post, too. Thanks for playing along, and good luck!

Crafty Secrets Design Team

Kathy Clement, DT Leader * Darlene Pavlick, Dar’s Crafty Creations * Diane Hover, Nellie’s Nest * Elizabeth Lincoln, Paper Passtimes * Gloria Stengel, Scraps of Life * Michele Kovack, Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker * Shantaie Fowler, Inking Pink * Sheila Rumney, Sheila Rumney Design and Photography * Glenda Brooks, Magpie’s Corner

And now, the

Pizza Box Tutorial

in pictures!  If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or contact me and I’ll do my best to make my directions more clear!

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That’s it for me!  Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to enter your own Crafty Secrets creation in this month’s Linky Party before Midnight PST on Sunday, September 14th.  There are lots of free downloads in case you don’t own any Crafty Secrets goodies, or you can pick up one of the new themed kits Sandy has just put together!  Remember, you don’t have to follow our Fall/Halloween theme, and you get a $6 store credit just for participating.

Have a lovely day!

9 thoughts on “Crafty Secrets September Linky Party – Trick or Treat Box and Tutorial

  1. smithgfb says:

    It is always nice to have a box like this that we can whip up quickly. Your tutorial is very easy to read and I love all the pretty papers you used!

  2. Diane H says:

    This is an adorable Halloween/Fall treat box….I am thinking I might have to make some of these for the grand kids, with a Halloween cookie inside…what an inspiration piece…love it!!

  3. Darlene Pavlick says:

    Can you believe it … of all the different projects I have done over the years I don’t think I’ve EVER made a pizza box! And what a fabulous job you did on yours and the tutorial is now right in front of me! Guess what I’ll be doing later in the day! LOL! Great job Melody … so glad you’re a part of our CS team!!

  4. Elizabeth Lincoln says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial Melody. I never made any 3D projects before I joined the design team so this is all new territory for me. Those were very easy to follow instructions and I see a pizza box in my future. I love all the Halloween paper and images you used to decorate the box and that diagonal ribbon is perfect.

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