With only a few days left until the ghosts, witches, zombies etc start knocking on the door, I have put together a few ideas for treats. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on these, as they will most likely end up being ripped open, but this year I thought it would be so much nicer to give a handcrafted box or bag of sweets, rather than just presenting a bowl full of sweets for sticky hands to dig into.
So, here is the first of three tutorials which are quick, easy and relatively inexpensive to make.
The base for all three designs is a pack of black and white A4 card stock from Hobbycraft (I think it cost about £5 for a pack of 70 sheets). Actually, for cheap card it is quite good quality and scores really nicely without cracking.
First up is a Mini Haribo Matchbook – these are super quick to make and you get two Matchbooks from each A4 sheet of card.
You will need:-
Scraps of patterned paper
Scoreboard (or scoring blade for your trimmer)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stamps (I used the Stampin’ UP! Good Greetings set which is a Hostess Gift on orders over £200 until 31st October 😉
Inks (I used Stampin’ UP! Craft Stampin’ Ink and a Tangelo Twist Stampin’ Write Marker)
1) Cut your card to 4″x10 1/4″ (2 per sheet).
2) Butting the long side against the top of the scoreboard, score your card at 4″, 4 1/2″, 8 1/2″ and 8 5/8″.
3) Fold the score lines and burnish them with a bone folder.
4) Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 3 6/8″ x 1 3/8″ and stick it to the Matchbook flap with liquid glue – this gives you a bit of wiggle room to get the paper straight.
5) Stamp your sentiment (I used the Craft on the black and Tangelo Twist on the white. I find Stampin’ Write Markers are better for text stamps – just use the brush end to paint your stamp.
6) Finally, use a little Sticky Strip to attach your Haribo Minis to the inside of your Matchbook.