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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkin Box Frankie

Well, I just couldn't stand it. This idea was brewing in my head all day yesterday, but I didn't feel that good and never got the gumption to start the project. Then finally at about 9:30 last night, I decided to crank up my Cricut Expression again and cut out the new Pumpkin Box Template from My Favorite Things. I thought I'd get it all ready to put togther for this morning, but I couldn't keep my hands off of it and one thing lead to another--I had him all finished by 10:30! We are talking super easy here, people! Now that I have one done, I can see that this would be a breeze to mass produce as well, and would be so cute as Halloween favors for a little kid's costume party!

I added a little tag on the top for a little something extra by using the Tiny Town Halloween set for the sentiment.

I came across a couple of little tricks to making this just right. It's a good idea to glue the sides of both the box and the lid first. Then push the "inside liners" down into them and glue the tabbies from the bottom. This will help the box get it's shape. Then you can glue the "outside top and bottoms" perfectly as they will line up perfectly with the box and lid.

My next neato little trick was when I was making his hair. I used the Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics die for this with some black cardstock. Since this die is "closed" on the ends, it creates about a 6 inch strip of grass.

I wanted one continuous strip to go around the entire box. So I used the die twice on a 1X11 inch strip of black, just moving it a bit for each piece. Then the NEGATIVE side of this strip is what was left for me to make the "hair border". COOL! All I had to do was snip a bit off the end and a little in the middle to detach my excess.

His "neck screws" are actually the pumpkin stems that come with the template. I just used my Xacto knife and cut slits in the side of his head and they stuck right in there and are pretty snug, so I didn't glue them or anything. Yep, this little box is a cute little pumpkin, but with a color change and some added embellishments, I created a MONSTER!

SUSIE Q-TIP: When making something quirky like this, use different sized googly eyes. Definitely raises the cuteness level.

Stamps: Tiny Town Halloween (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Chartreuse, Black, Plum Pudding, White (PTI)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Fresh Cut Grass Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Pumpkin Box Template (My Favorite Things), Cricut, Xacto Knife, Googly Eyes, Circle and Scallop Circle Punches, Black Button, Divine Twine (The Cat's Pajamas), Black Sharpie Marker, Scor-Tape, Jody Boosters


  1. you stampers are doing amazing things with this pumpkin box!!!

  2. OMG!! How cool is this?!! You are so clever and I love your Frankenstein box!

  3. so adorable-think i 'need' this template afterall LOL! and how cool is that one strip for the hair!!

  4. so adorable-think i 'need' this template afterall LOL! and how cool is that one strip for the hair!!

  5. what a fun box Susie love love love it

  6. He is adorable! Love how you did his eyes!

  7. SOOOO creative, and just adorable!! Love it!!


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