Saturday, October 3, 2015

Halloween Box

This box was a fun project. It combined elements of a few different challenges I wanted to enter and used one of my favorite Halloween digi stamps. The darling mouse with the balloons is a From the Heart Stamps digi called "Candy Run." The sentiments I used are included in the set.
I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size and color most of the mouse. Then I duplicated him in a few different sizes to be sure I would have one that I liked when I put him on the slider. I also did some candies with cut files as you can see from my screen shot.
Next I got to work creating the box. For detailed instructions, got to Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday tutorial for the week of Sept. 28. My box is bigger than the one made on the video, but the idea is the same.
I cut 2 5x7 inch pieces of purple shimmer cardstock for the front and back of my box. Then I cut and scored a piece of the same cardstock to work as the bottom of the box, trimming the corners as shown in the Make it Monday video. I also cut and scored the sides of the box and adhered them to the bottom with glue tape. I then adhered the back of the box the same way.
This is after all the sides had been adhered.
For the front of the box, I wanted an interactive element, so I used my Papertrey Ink Movers and Shakers collection Sliders dies to die cut a track for my little mouse to slide on. I also cut some other pieces of cardstock to follow the sketch for the I {heart} Sketches Challenge on the From the Heart Stamps blog this week. I liked the colors in these pattern papers and chose to color my mouse and candies with the same color palette.
I adhered the banner piece and "Happy Halloween" sentiment with glue tape and used foam squares for the "It's all about the candy" sentiment. I used glue tape and foam squares on the various candies I used to embellish the box front.
For the slider feature, I glue taped some of the purple cardstock behind the pattern paper to give it more stability and then die cut the slider track with my Papertrey Ink die. I also die cut the inner circles from that set with coaster board from Papertrey Ink. I chose the mouse I thought fit on the slider track best and adhered him to the circles cut from coaster board. I then adhered the pattern paper to the box front with foam tape.
Here are some pictures of the mouse sliding along the front of the box.
I think I'll fill this box with some candy corn and other Halloween treats and give it to the family of my friend who just had skull surgery. For those who saw my earlier post about her Chiari Malformation surgery, thank you so much to everyone who prayed for her. She is still in the hospital but has already noticed some improvements since the surgery on the 28th. Meanwhile her children are being brave for her. I'd like them to have a special treat to take their minds off things for a moment. (The youngest is only 5.)
I'm entering this box in the following challenges:
Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday Challenge: Create a Box

From the Heart Stamps I {heart} Sketches Challenge

Creative Corner - W, 3E  - BOO!
Dragons Lair Designs - M, E1 – October - Halloween
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.108 -  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  October - Fall or Halloween
QKR Stampede – W, 4E, SIO  No. 159 - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, 2E, SIO - No. 163 - (W1 of 2) -  Use A DieCut
Come and Get It WUnlimited - Clear it Out...use a stash item (I used some patterned paper I've had for ages!)
Eclectic Ellapu: Halloween (Purple team)
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes with Twist of Black
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Anything Goes +A DT Call
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Fall
My Besties UK Challenge - M, SIO, E3 if Sherri Baldy product E1 if not - (September) Anything Goes & Black & White
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - (Week 2) Anything goes + Option: Anything But A Card
Shabby Tea Room - 1st & 3rd Mondays - (Week 2Swirls & Twirls Photo Inspiration

  • Die Cuttin' Divas W, must include a Die-cut - #235 Anything Goes
  • Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #39 - Something New (the "Candy Run" digi stamp is new)Retarte 2W, E3 - #61 -  Anything Goes with a Halloween twist (Week 2)
  • Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
  • Card Mania (M, P1, E3) #73 "1 Digi, 2 Patterned Papers, 3 Embellishments (candy, banner and slider are my embellishments, I have striped paper and spotted paper for my patterned papers and the mouse digi)
  • Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  October Anything Goes
    Crafty Creations - 2W - #299 Falling For You  (Week 1 of 2)
    Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #78 Always Anything Goes/Autumn Colors (Week 1 of 2
    Inspiration Destination - W, F- #53 Always Anything Goes 
    The Male Room - 2W, masculine projects only -  #20 Theme- Autumn/Fall (Week 1 of 2)
    Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Anything Goes
    The Crafty Addicts M, 1st Wednesday of M, E Spots and Stripes/Anything Goes

    Whimsy Inspiration -Monthly 3rd Wed posting3E, SIO  - #86 Anything Goes or Halloween
     WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #203 - Anything Goes
     Crafting with an Attitude - M, 1st Thurs, E3 - #7 Anything Goes (new blog owner)
  • Crafty Girls Creations  2W, EAlways Anything Goes
  • Digital Delights by Louby Loo (M, 4th Thursday of the M, E1, must use a stamped image digital or stamped) #3 Anything Goes

  • DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 2W (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  3E –  (W1 of 2)  #166 TBA --- Monthly Challenge Anything Goes 
  • Star Stampz Challenge - 2W, E3 SIO - (W1 of 2) Add A Sentiment

    Crafty Calendar M,1E  Oct - Halloween 

  • Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W2) - pick a tune (The Candy Man, of course!)
  • Crazy 4 Challenges W,1E Halloween treat 

  • Digistamps 4 Joy (P1/15,SIO) #116 Anything Goes (Twist = Things starting with "B"--I made a box)
  • Lia Stampz Challenge (1E,P1,SIO) #92 AnimalsMore than One Score at Scor-Pal  (M,P1,E3,Scor-Pal)   #19 Treat Holders (More than one score required)
  • Noor! Designs UK (M,P1) #10 Halloween/Fall
  • Silhouette Challenges (M,P1,E3,SIR) # 29 Anything Goes
  • The Sisters of Craft (M,P1) Anything Goes
  • Your Scrapbook Place (M,P1,E3) Anything Goes 


    1. Carrie this is brilliant!!! What a fantastic interactive beautifully decorated box :-) Thanks so much for entering this in our I (heart) sketches with a twist at From the Heart Stamps :-)

    2. Love the moving mouse! Fun Halloween box :)

    3. This is a fabulous project. Such a clever design idea. I love it. Thank you for joining us this time at My Besties UK.

    4. Amazing interactive card, Carrie !!

      Thanks for joining our Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt # 120 @ From the Heart Stamps !!

    5. This is perfect for our current challenge “FALL or HALLOWEEN IMAGE” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
      Pattie ♥
      at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

    6. fabulous card thanks for joining us at besties uk - Carol UK DT Co-ordinator xx

    7. This is so cute! I love the interactive mouse~ Your friend's family will love this

    8. Carrie, your card is fantastic! Great job! Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

      Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

    9. Carrie, this is not only cute but brilliant to turned the sketch into an interactive box design! I love your little tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Outlawz Monday Greetings Carrie.

      Outlawz Monday Greetings DT (my personal blog)

    10. This is just a fabulous box! What a fantastic creation and perfect way to share the candy! And yes, for me, it is all about the candy! lol Thanks for joining us for the QKR Stampede's weekly challenge!

    11. WOW what a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘GET YOUR “BOO” ON’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

      Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    12. Super cute Halloween box. I love the little mouse and the papers you used.
      Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Party

    13. What a FUN idea! Love this interactive treat box!

    14. Lovely card thank you for joining us at My Besties UK Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

    15. Hi Carrie - what a stunning, fun make. Love the cute mouse! So spooky & yummy with the treats inside! I'm sure your friend's family will love it.
      Thanks for joining us over on Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
      Bev (DT) x

    16. This is really cute. I can imagine the children really looking at this after they dig into their first couple of bites of candy. Then, wanting to move and play with the mouse. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

    17. Great work. Congratulations on winning the comments prize for the NJC blog hop on my blog. I have sent you the prize by email tonight. Have a good week. Best wishes

    18. Wow such a super cute and fun box! Thanks for sharing and for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges!

    19. This is soo cute!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
      Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

    20. Sweet project. Love the colors and the spinning image. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends. AJ MH DT

    21. What a unique idea. Love the purple mirror board and that mouse is so adorable. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

    22. What a fantastic take on the sketch! Love the interactive aspect of the mouse! Great idea! Thanks for joining us at I {heart} Sketches this week! Hope to see you again!

    23. What a fabulous card!! Love that mouse!!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

    24. What a fun card and such a great tutorial!

      Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin Diva's

    25. What a beautiful and fun creation!! Love the image and the design of your box! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
      Kamila DT

    26. Carrie what a fun and gorgeous card
      Thanks for join us at
      {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}



      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

    27. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

    28. Sweet card. Thank you for the tutorial. Thank you for joining us at Star Stampz challenge blog. Maria

    29. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.

    30. really gorgeous
      thanks for playing with us at di's digi

    31. wawwww så super flot ♥

      10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

      knuzzzz ♥

    32. Wow this is amazing. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 22 theme Halloween or make a card. Hugs Jackie DT

    33. A 3D project and moving too! Great work - so many super details here. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

    34. Adorable card Carrie, love the cute mouse image. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

    35. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our "Get Your Boo On" challenge!

    36. What a cute card!

      Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

      Jytte, DT :)

    37. Great box, I love the colours and that fiesty little mouse :) Just gorgeous! And your plan for it is perfect too - I'm sure those kids will really appreciate it :)

      Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and hope to see more of your makes soon :)

      Tanya xx

    38. This is so cute great tutorial on the slider- I have that same die, but I have only used it once I might need to pull it out after your wonderful inspiration. Ps I am your newest follower I hope you will follow me also. I love it.
      Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
      DIANA L.


    39. Oh my, this box with the slider is adorable. thanks for the great instructions to go with it. So glad you joined our Delightful Challenge.

    40. Just fabulous! Thanks for joining us in our Use Something New challenge at Digi Choosday
      Anjie (DT)

    41. Darling box! That mouse is too cute! Thank you for joining us at Melonheadz and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

    42. What a fun box- I just love that the mouse moves!! So glad you could join us at LiaStampz!

    43. Such a lovely moving "candyman" card, glad you could join our Crafty Friends challenge, hope to see more of your work soon, hugs Blankina

    44. I love your interactive card! So cool! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!
      Sara DT

    45. what a fun image... very popular this year
      thanks for joining us at Scrapbook stamp society

    46. Wow what a sweet card. Love the tutorial on this one too. Thank you so much for joining us this month at Ching_Chou Kuik Digital Stamp Challenge. Hope to see you next month.
      Linda K. DT

    47. Such an adorable card, I love the little mouse and so cool how you used the die to add a moving element to you card. Thanks so much for playing at Something New challenge at Digi Choosday. Hugs! Audrey DT Btw, I am your newest follower:)

    48. so glad you joined us and digi stamps 4 joy

    49. Fabulous Halloween box, I love the slider design and that cute little mouse! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
      Tammy x

    50. What a lovely and fun card. Perfect for Halloween with all those pretty papers and colours!
      Thank you for sharing your project with us at Wags ‘n Whiskers.
      Have a wonderful day!
      ♥ Lena - DT
      Lena’s Creations

    51. Very clever card. I love all the "windows" you can peep through. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook place challenges this month!

    52. Wow I just love this box. Such a clever idea for Halloween too. Thanks for playing at Star Stampz and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Star Stampz xx

    53. A wonderful Halloween box!
      Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Halloween” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
      Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

      (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
      (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
      (DT Come and Get It)
      (DT Crafty Friends)
      (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

    54. Beautiful make!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Good luck.-Monica. Dt

    55. A lovely fall card!
      Thank you soo much for taking part in our "For the Boys” challenge over at Come and Get.
      Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

      (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
      (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
      (DT Come and Get It)
      (DT Crafty Friends)
      (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

    56. That is so cool. Maybe taking the silhouette out of the box might help me, lol. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK.
      Tracy x

      Owner of NoorDesignUK online shop

      Noor Design Uk Blog

      Personal Blog Crafteezee

    57. Great fun! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this time & good luck!
      hugs Jo x

    58. Fantastic project!
      Thanks for joining Your Scrapbook Place
      Shell ; )

    59. What a fantastic Halloween box you have made that fits in well with the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “Halloween/something spooky”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

    60. Lovely box, thanks for joining us at Noor this month

    61. Zippity do dah!!!...isn't this clever and oh so fun!
      Thanks for sharing with us at October Silhouette Challenge!

      ♥ Sue Kment

    62. Such a cute mouse and a great design, thank you for sharing with us at Dragons Lair Designs Challenge. Sarah DT