Welcome to the Bugbytes Halloween / Fall Challenge Hop hosted by Pam!!! Pam and the Bugbytes Design Team are looking forward to your joining in the fun by linking a Halloween or Fall theme project, or a black and orange project, in the challenge -- as well as joining us in the Hop!!! Of course, Pam has a special challenge prize for the lucky winner of the challenge but, of course, you'll have to head on over to Pam's for all the challenge information. Just click here for a direct link to Pam's where you'll be able to get details on linking your challenge project. So, I hope you're ready for lots of fun; you won't want to miss it a minute!!!
We've prepared to greet you with some really great projects for your viewing pleasure along the Hop and some of us even have blog candy made especially for you.
Here is a list of the participants in the order they're ready to receive you:
Jen from http://3catsandabug.blogspot.com/
Lori from www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
Jeannie from http://nonnasscraps.blogspot.com/
Audrey from http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com/ THIS IS ME -- YOU'RE ALREADY HERE!
Kymberlee from http://www.thepapermidwife.com/
Allison from http://goodybagdiva.blogspot.com/
Kelly from http://www.kamscraftyplace.blogspot.com
Debbie from http://debseclecticthoughts.blogspot.com/
Carole from http://www.onmycraftroomwall.blogspot.com/
Kate from http://sassyandscrappykate.blogspot.com/
Amylynne from http://www.amysscrappyspace.blogspot.com
Mila - M&M from http://milamemories.blogspot.com/
Dayna Sabrina from http://sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth from http://www.217creations.com/
The project I've prepared for you today is a box for the season. I sooo wanted to do this box but I also wanted to capture the colors of fall to fit into the theme of the hop, so this box is a combined effort. I'm calling it "A Gift Box For The Season":
This is a basic gable box, however, I altered the top of it by rounding off the handle instead of it having the typical square or half octogon shape. My inspiration for the handle design came from a Lauren Meader box I saw some time ago. I thought the top/handle was so different that I retained the idea of it to lift and use on one of my future boxes -- this was it!
I am providing a cut.file below (at the end of this post) for this box. The cut.file uses the George cart and here's what the file looks like:
This is the template once the file is cut:
To constuct the box I bone-folded along the fold lines that I've indicated with shaded lines below:
Before adhering the box I covered the inside window frame with vellum; however, acetate or transparencywould have also been great choices:
Now I'm ready to glue the box together: working with the back of the box facing me, I located the tab extending from the right-side middle panel of the box; I folded the tab up and added glue to the bottom of the tab (Note: the bottom of the tab is actually the front); next, I fold over the left panel and adhere the bottom of the panel to the bottom of the tab making certain the edges are evenly aligned. The picture below shows where I placed the glue on the bottom side of the tab on the left side of the box:
Finally I fold up and glue the tabs in place on the bottom of the box. Here's the assembled gable box with the altered handle:
Now the box is complete, and ready for me to decorate and embellish any way I'd like. Here's the recipe I used on my box:
The 2 scrolls were cut from Anna Griffin's Adhesive Felt Borders Colllection, shown on the left; the 3 silk roses I cut from a stem of roses and wired them together; the autum leaves are by Prima; and I don't know the correct name for the stuff used as a filler for many flower bouquets but it was green with white so I spray- painted it with Walnut Ink. I arranged it to my liking on the box, glued everything in place, and added accent ribbons.
You can fill this box with a nice Thanksgiving gift of a bottle of lotion or other toiletries, candy, cookies, etc. It's a fairly good size box to have fun with for the fall season and Halloween holiday!!!
Now for my blog candy!!! Everyone is eligible to win by just commenting. However, please note, if the winner lives outside the U.S., he/she will be responsible for additional mailing cost. The winner must contact me by the deadline date which will be provided once the winner is selected or the prize will be submitted for another drawing. The drawing will be held on Monday, October 24, before the end of the day. The winner will be chosen by Random.org. Here's the candy:
I put this little kit together just for you and I think you'll like it!!! Good luck!
Okay, if you haven't been there already, getting to Pam's is easy from here: click on the link in the first paragragh of this post, or you can click on the challenge logo/picture provided on my side bar on the right-hand side of this page at the top under the Halloween/Fall Challenge Hop announcement. So come on over... link your project(s) to enter the challenge -- and participate in a really fun hop!!!
Thanks so much for joining me, and now the others are anxiously awaiting your arrival! We're really looking forward to seeing everyone and seeing your wonderful project entries in the challenge!!!
Hugs, and I'll be seeing you!
Available Cut.File (George Cartridge):
http://www.4shared.com/file/pdSA4yHb/my_fold_it_up_box_2.html" target=_blank>my fold it up box_2.cut