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amyz2988 on SplitCoastStampers inspired me to finally start a Halloween project. This 3D coffin box is from the Stampin' up demonstrators' website. It opens at the bottom and fits little wee chocolate bars or other treats. (Assuming I've put it together the way it's meant to be!)
This project falls into the "Why the heck didn't I think of that before???" category. I've just recently started making 3D projects, and I usually cut out a paper template, then trace it out, then cut it out. Well I thought to myself this time that I could just print the template out onto the cardstock directly. "No Duh!" you say?... I'm sure every other crafter on the planet knows to do this, but I thought I'd post just in case someone else was thinking of taking the hard route.
Supplies to make this super simple little sucker: 'BasicGray' cardstock, 'Whisper White' cardstock, a background stamp (I've used "Sanded" but "Weathered" or other textures are great). The mummy is from the "Booglie Eyes" set (it's just too cute!). The characters in it look great with googlie eyeballs glued on. You can't see it in this photo, but the mummy has a 'pop up glue dot' under his head to make him look like he's coming at you. The little hinges are from a retired set called "Finials and Frames" but you could totally just doodle some & cut them out (or draw them right onto your coffin.)
Pointers: use a scoring tool and ruler to go along the dotted fold lines (which stay on the inside of the box) too basic, I know, but somebody out there might be as 3D challenged as me. USe double-sided tape so it stays together well, and leave the bottom flaps (3 of them: 2 little ones and 1 big one) unglued.
Thanks for looking,