Fall is the perfect time to make a fun Pumpkin Treat Box. This cute little box is easy to make with the Pretty Pillow Box Dies and some cardstock. Seeing a treat box from fellow demonstrator Lynda Emerson, I was inspired by a fall themed treat box that fellow demonstrator Lynda Emerson made. When I started to make my own, a pumpkin appeared. The process was kind of magical. I was having so much fun watching the box look more and more like a pumpkin.
When I cut a piece of DSP from the Rustic Harvest pack that is when the magic started. I was going for just a yummy fall color but after I cut it out it became obvious that it was to be a pumpkin. So, that is how the pumpkin journey began.
Since this particular piece of DSP is a Cajun Craze color, I set about finding coordinating pumpkin colors. I used Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede. My first treat boxes I used Crumb Cake instead of Soft Suede for the main box and stem. The box in the first photo uses Soft Suede. I’m not sure which color works the best. Which color do you prefer?
The Apple Blossoms Dies became magical as the scallop piece cut out an “extra” piece of Mossy Meadow that was perfect to use for pumpkin vines. Later, I used the Stripes 3D embossing folder to make the “stem” look woody. I had so much fun making this Pumpkin Treat Box.
The Pumpkin Treat Box actually has an open box to hold goodies. The box was cut from Soft Suede (or Crumb Cake) cardstock. The measurements are 7 1/4 x 5 1/4. You score all the sides at 2 inches then cut up the small pieces to create tabs. You can watch the tutorial here to see how it all goes together.
The sentiment was stamped in Mossy Meadow onto Crumb Cake cardstock. The sentiment came from the Charming Sentiments stamp set. I used the Double Oval punch to cut out the stamped sentiment then cut out the border oval from Mossy Meadow card stock.
The leaves came from the retired Detailed Pumpkin dies. If you have that bundle, you might be interested in seeing the wedding card that I create using those pumpkin stamps. The mossy meadow ribbon is retired ribbon but worked perfectly for a bow.
I’ll list the products below that were used to make the Treat Box. Remember that the Apple Blossom Dies are a limited time Partner Pairing in September. They are while supplies last. Hopefully, you can get yours before they are gone (or the clock strikes midnight). I forgot to include the Stylish Shapes dies on the list. You will need the smallest circle to make the hole in the “stem”.
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