Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween spooks and young Frankenstein

Hey there blog friends!  I've got a couple of fun Halloween projects for you today.  How cute is that young Frankie?! I was inspired to create these projects after seeing these soap boxes that Claudia Lapos had made.  They were so cool, I wanted to case them in a Halloween theme!  The boxes Claudia made were much taller - I think she put a bottle of liquid soap in it - but the width and tops of the boxes are the same.  So I made a few adjustments and this is what I came up with.  The Spooky box is 5 3/4" tall and the lil' Frankie box is 2 3/4" tall.  Both boxes are 2 1/2" wide.  Here are the quick instructions and dimensions:

Tall box:
1.  Cut a 7"x10 1/2"  piece of cardstock.
2.  Score the long side at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10"
3.  Score the short side at 2 1/4""
4.  Fold along the score lines.
5.  Cut at the 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2", and 10" score lines up to the 2 1/4" score line.
6.  At the 10" score line, cut out the 1/2" remaining tab
7.  Use sticky strip along the 1/2" tab and secure your box.
8.  Assemble the bottom of the box and secure with sticky strip.

lil' Frankie box:
1.  Cut a 4 1/4"x10 1/2" piece of cardstock.
2.  Score the long side at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10"
3.  Score the short side at 1 1/2"
4.  Fold along score lines
5. Cut at the 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2", and 10" score lines up to the 2 1/4" score line.

6. At the 10" score line, cut out the 1/2" remaining tab
7. Use sticky strip along the 1/2" tab and secure your box.
8. Assemble the bottom of the box and secure with sticky strip.
9.  For the eyes, punch out two 3/4" white circles, one 3/4" circle in green (old olive), 2 1/2" circles in black
10.  Draw in the mouth with black marker.

Lid - how cool is this?!
It's the Clear Scallop Square die, scored at 7/8" all the way around.  So simple and fits perfectly!

Here are a few more pics of the projects for you:

I embellished my tall box with the owl punch (made into a ghost) and the bat punch.  The Spooky is from the Wicked Cool stamp set.

Here's a mug shot of my young Frankenstein.  He's a cutie, no?

And from the side view...he hasn't developed his ears yet...but don't you love his hair?  It's styled with the Spider Web embossing folder. 
Look what he's got on the inside!  I think he's got his eyes on you {wink!}

Thanks for coming by for a visit!  Have a great day!


3 comments:

Margaret said...

These are absolutely the cutest !

PinkBlingCrafter said...

I love these Rose. I will have to try them out:)

Helen F. said...

Such a cute idea...we have a couple of little ones in our neighborhood this year--think I will try to make this cool candy boxes for them :o)