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Oct 30, 2012

Spooky Candy Box

Andrea here!  We're so close to doorbell ringing and candy flinging!  So here's a treat box I made using the Sizzix Bigz shaker box die and DCWV paper.  Here's a link to DCWV's blog so you can keep up with all their papery happenings!

I wrapped a strip of black fabric around the box and stuck a Halloween sprig under the fabric for good measure.  I always scope out the floral picks, garlands and floral sections of the craft stores to incorporate twiggy elements into my paper crafts.

I've always liked this particular box shape because the top is a flap that lifts up and there's a "framed" layer that folds out the other wayI put a pair of my handmade clay eyeball earrings in with some tulle, but the box is also very cute when filled with candy.  If it's small candy, you'd just have to put a piece of clear plastic over the frame opening so it doesn't spill out.

All in all, a good die shape and some good paper.  I like DCWV cardstock for boxes especially because it's sturdy enough to hold up and it has a cool texture to it (and it's textured differently on both sides so you can go heavier texture or smoother texture, depending on your mood).  And if you're into dry embossing, the paper's white core will always allow your embossed shapes to really come to life when you sand over the embossed image.  You can't beat a healthy stash of cardstock for any occasion and season!