Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Spooktacular Treat Boxes

Hey, Crafty Friends!
I'm excited to finally bring you the tutorials for my Eileen Hull Chapter 4 Releases! I will show you how I created both projects today so this will be a lengthy one.

 I will do one project at a tie starting with the Teacup and then followed by the Post Box.

The supply list is for BOTH projects together.

Supplies Used
 Eileen Hull 3D Teacup & Spoon Die (Sizzix)
 Eileen Hull Post Box Die  (Sizzix)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Mat Board(Sizzix)
Masquerade Collection (Authentique)
Grey Medium Daisy (I Am Flowers)
Orange Carnations (I Am Flowers)
Black Rose Leaves (I Am Flowers)
Tim Holtz Ideaology Halloween Typed Tokens
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink- Black Soot (Ranger)
Clear Drying Liquid Glue
Black Twine
Flat Magnets
Clothespins- Optional

For the cup box, I used Eileen Hull's 3D Teacup & Spoon Die along with White Mat Board.
This is a smaller die and I didn't need a full-size sheet of matboard so I cut it down.  I also cut down my sheets of Authentique's Masquerade Collection to the same sizes as the mat board.

I ran my paper through the Xyron Creative Station then mounted them onto the front of my mat board.

Then with my Sizzix Big Shot, I die cut the cups. I needed a mirror image of the cups, so I cut one cup with the paper facing me and one cup with the paper facing toward the blades/die. This gave me two die cuts with the paper on the opposite side so they will be on the outsides of the box once assembled.

Next, I die cut the box component of the die from a piece of plain white mat board. Once cut, I folded it along the premade creases.

I added glue along the creased edges then attached a cup to each side. I made sure they aligned perfectly then weighted it down till my glue set.

I ran this harlequin paper (which is the reverse side of the skulls sheet) from the Masquerade Collection through my creative station and mounted it on more mat board. This time covering both the back and front of the mat board. Then die cut just the spoon from the Teacup die.

I used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and a blender tool to ink along the edges of the spoon.

I tied a multi-looped bow from black twine and fastened it to a Tim Holtz token that reads "poison" and then attached it to my spoon.

I added an assortment of premade flowers and leaves in dark Halloween colors onto the teacup and tucked a few black leaves and another multi-looped bow underneath.

Then attached my spoon directly to my cup.

Once the glue was dried I stuffed the box with an assortment of DARK CHOCOLATE candies.

And here is my finished teacup treat box...

And now to make the Post Box...

I used more papers from the Masquerade Collection and cut them into 6 wide pieces.

I needed to cover an entire sheet of mat board this time but wanted to use two different patterns. I ran my papers through my Creative Station, peeled off the protective film, and place the papers onto the die with the ADHESIVE SIDE UP, laying each pattern paper onto the sections I wanted to cover with that each pattern. I carefully placed the mat board directly over top and cut off the excess with non-stick scissors. 

Then I die cut the box in one run.

I folded the box along the prescored edges. Then added glue just onto the middle flaps, bent the front over, and attached the front flaps to the glued ones. 

I used clothespins to hold the flaps in place until the glue set. 

 I cut out these adorable images from the 12x12 and 6x6 of the Masquerade Collection.

The small 6x6 paper was used to help decorate the front flap of my Post Box. 

While the 12x12 images were used to mount onto chipboard pieces to create Artist Trading Cards.

I cut words and strips from the Masquerade Elements sheet, inked around their edges, then ran them through my sticker maker and mounted them onto my box.

Lastly, I attached flat magnets to the box to act as a closure.

And here is my finished Post Box...

I love how both of these turned out! And because I used papers from the same collection they coordinate perfectly together!!

Close-up View

I hoped you enjoyed my projects for today!! I know it's much longer than my usual posts but I felt that they belonged with one another and I just had to show them together!  

Thanks for stopping in and bearing with me!!

Have a spooktacular Halloween Everyone 



  1. WONDERFUL projects, Mitsyana!! Love your post box and teacup and spoon treat container!!

  2. Darling projects! I LOVE the vintage papers!

  3. Finally made it here and I love all the details you provide. Thank you for all the inspiration and time you dedicate to crafting so that we can learn from you. And I never thought of using clothespins to hold things while the glue dried. Smart!!