Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Boxes


Machine Used: BossKut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking III
Files Used: Pumpkin Banner by Judy Stark BDK 138, Corner Spider Web Banner by Judy Stark BKD 141Anime Eye Full, Pumpkin Leaf, Spider web provided by Jules at the Boss Kut forum during a challenge
Materials: Cardstock, ribbon, fishing line, pipe cleaner
Challenges: The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Halloween Twist

One box, many uses!!  I started creating a cut file for this box a while back and finally decided to finish it up.  I started by making it into a pumpkin and then the ideas just started flowing!

My original thought was to use these a candy boxes but I loved them so much I didn't want to give them away.  :o)  SO, I went out and bought some battery operated tea lights to put in them.


For the bat, I folded down all the tabs but the 2 that I used for the ears.  I created the cuts for the eyes and the mouth in Funtime using very basic shapes, welding them together, and then manipulating them until I got the look I wanted.  I also created the wings (complete with tabs to attach on the side) using the freehand tool and then once again manipulated the lines.

For the spider webs, I took the file that Jules provided during a challenge in the Boss Kut forum and cut it into quarters.  I sized it appropriately and then centered them on the box cut file.  Then using the spiders from the Corner Spider Web Banner by Judy Stark I added them to the top of the box.

For the eyes on the cat box, I imported the svg of the eyes from and welded a circle to it so that I would have the full cut out of the eye.  The nose is a simple heart shape that was available in Funtime.  For the whiskers, I cut fishing line and then using a paper piercer I threaded the fishing line through the cardstock.

I absolutely LOVE the face that Judy Stark created for the Pumpkin Banner and "borrowed" it for my box.  For the top I added some pipe cleaners that I folded around a pen and added some pumpkin leaves to the ribbon.

Here's a look from the top:

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)


  1. Fabulous perfect for the holiday beautiful design. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  2. Jamie, this is super duper awesome girl!!!!! Where did you learn this technique? You are so very creative, I love watch what you come up with each week. Thanks for joining us over at the Outlawz TT Halloween challenge :)S

    1. Thank you so much Sandra!! I just saw these boxes while searching the internet and originally thought that it would look adorable as a pumpkin . . . then just went from there. :o)

      I learned the Funtime software by simply playing around to see what the tools could do and have been working on cut files since. After I created the box cut file and actually cut it, that's when the idea came to leave 2 of the folds up and put the rest down to make the bat and the cat.

      Thanks for all the support at The Outlawz! I'm really having A LOT fun and learning so many new things!

  3. Too adorable! I especially adore the kitty :)

  4. WOW thank for the file and ideas


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