It's time for another fun challenge over at Creative Creases, and my GD project this time is an easel card candy box for my grandson. I saw this idea on a YouTube video by Iced Images I'll link here: 🟣✂️ 4 Way Gift Box & Easel Card (Maker Team) - YouTube. I increased the size a bit and used my Silhouette Cameo 4 to cut the 4 drawers out, but the idea is from that video, so if you want to give this a try, follow along with the video. And if you'd like to make a fun fold project, please share your work with us over at Creative Creases where it's always anything goes with a fun fold: https://wp.me/
I had some fun Halloween pattern papers and stickers that I thought would be perfect for this project, so I chose those and some matching purple, black, green, and orange card stock and began the project by making the four drawers. To create the drawers, I used black card stock for the outer part of the drawer and purple for the part that pulls out. Then I adhered some pattern papers to the parts that show on the outside. Ater all 4 drawers were complete, I created the base and glued the boxes to the base. I used cardboard covered in pattern papers for the base and top of the project. This gives it good stability.
For the easel card on top, I used green pattern paper with a solid green on one side and a dotted pattern on the other. I adhered orange card stock to the bottom part of the card and 2 kinds of Halloween pattern paper to the two sections of the top which are separated by a score line that allows the card to fold into the easel shape. I added a couple trick-or-treaters to the very top section and then adhered the "Trick or Treat" panel to the bottom section. I used foam tape on the "I want candy" sentiment to make the stopper for the easel card and then had fun using various sentiment stickers and border stickers to decorate the card.
I ended up even decorating the bottom of the box just for fun. Then I filled the drawers with mini Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers, and M&Ms. I think my son and DIL may be the ones who eat the candy (or at least most of it considering my grandson is only 15 months old), but they deserve a special treat! They are doing an awesome job raising Sawyer, and I'm so grateful my favorite little guy has such amazing parents!
With the top down:
With the card fully open:
Back (the trick-or-treaters are upside down from the back but right side up when the card is closed on top):
Bottom of the box:
Challenges I'm entering:
Polkadoodles Cardmaking, Craft & Scrapbooking Challenge: ATG (2/2; ends 11/1/23)
simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/: ATG (2/5; ends 11/1/23)
Digi Choosday Cardmaking & Crafting Challenge: ATG (2/2; ends 10/31/23) Top 3 Pick 11/7/23
Word Art Wednesday: ATG (4/5 for the week; 4/10 for the challenge; ends 11/1/23)
Aloha Friday Challenge: Fall/Halloween (ends 10/31/23)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (1/3; ends 11/2/23)
Cut It Up (cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com): Add a sentiment (2/3; ends 11/1/23)
613 Avenue Create (avenue613.blogspot.com): ATG (6/8; ends at the end of the month)
Get Creative Challenges: Purple, black, green, and orange (ends at the end of the month)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge (trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com): Halloween/Thanksgiving (1/2; ends 11/1/23)
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge: ATG Halloween (ends at the end of the month)
Inspiration Station (inspirationstationchallenge.blogspot.com): Inspiration photo: the theme of a family having fun with Halloween treats is perfect for my box with candy for my grandson that I plan to give him when we celebrate Halloween together at my church's Trunk or Treat event. There will be pumpkins and candy and costumes galore! (1/8; ends at the end of the month)