Hello, crafty friends! I am Laura Evangeline, and I am excited to join you here as a returning guest blogger. I currently live just outside Nashville along with my handy husband, 11-year-old son, and our two Yorkies, Max and Penny. If you’d like to visit with me more later, you can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.
Today I am sharing a set of favor boxes I made using the new Halloween 2021 collection. Although this collection lends itself wonderfully to cardmaking, I find I don’t actually give a lot of Halloween cards. I do however give loads of Halloween treats! I always need several dozen for my son’s classmates, but I also enjoy passing out goodies to my coworkers as well. So, I dug out my gable favor box die, and got to work.
The first item from this release that caught my eye was the Let’s Be Frank die set. It’s super-duper cute, and I think the large and basic format of the monster’s head and witches’ hat is perfect for mass producing treat boxes or tag for any crafter including kids.
Monster Favor Box
I let my son pick out his favorite character from the die set, and can you guess which one he went for? Yup, the monster! He chose a lovely shade of green cardstock, and I cut out all the pieces for him. He was even able to easily use an alcohol marker and trace around the edges and lines to add extra dimension to the face. His favorite part was adding the funny little eye stickers. I think this turned out so cute, and my son is super proud and excited to give these to his classmates when their annual Halloween class party finally comes.
Bella Blvd ‘Monsters & Friends’ collection papers, Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol marker in ‘dull green blend’, Sulky threads in ‘black’ & ‘wildflower’
Witch Hat Favor Box
The second box we made features the witch’s hat. We wanted it to be a bit ‘extra’ as my son called it, so we added black licorice sparkle silk to each of the black cardstock pieces. We went back and added it to the monster’s hair and neck bolts as well, and since we had a little extra space for another embellishment on this one, we added a few bats cut from the Open House Boo! die set. I think this one might be my favorite of the bunch.
Bella Blvd ‘Monsters & Friends’ collection papers, Sulky threads in ‘silver metallic’, ‘teal’, & ‘barnyard grass’
Witch Legs Box
For our final treat box, we just had to use the witch’s legs. The really remind me of the legs that stick out under Dorothy’s house in the Wizard of Oz. I am so temped to go back and make those shoes a sparkling red just like the movie. How cute would that be? Anyhow, we didn’t really feel like inlaying each of the dots or stripes on these adorable stockings, so we opted to simply back the entire leg with a strip of rainforest green cardstock we painted with sparkle silk. We also added a bit of extra shine to the shoes by adding a scrap of mirror silver cardstock behind the buckle and eyelets.
Bella Blvd ‘Monsters & Friends’ collection papers, Spectrum Noir TriBlend alcohol marker in ‘magenta blend’, Sulky threads in ‘silver metallic’, ‘sun yellow’, & ‘barnyard grass’
Well, that does it for me again. I really hope you’ve enjoyed the projects we’ve made for you today as much as we’ve enjoyed making them for you. I hope to craft with you again soon. Until next time… stay crafty! – Laura Evangeline