Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Coffin Box




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,
Mel

15 comments:

Rubius said...

Lovably morbid. I like the dots in the background that look like eyes.

:-)

Very much enjoying the cards, keep them up.

Sue Nelson said...

Would love the coffin box pattern!
Adorable idea!

Thanks!

SueNelson@heartprints

Kim Etherington said...

These are too cute! The girls will adore them!

Ijsbeer said...

Thats so cute!!

Melissa McCarthy said...

Hi Sue,

I tried to send you the attachment, but I need the rest of your email address.

:0) Mel

Anonymous said...

pleeeeeaaase {with sugar on top} can i have the template for this Mel? my boys would love it!
leann x
leannnew@hotmail.com

Corie said...

Love this -- so adorable

Princess Matilda said...

Awwww, that's sweet. Where did you get the pattern? I'd love a copy!

Cindy Stewart said...

I would love the template please!
cinnistew@hotmail.com

Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Could I please get the coffin template. I love it and would like to use it for my son's class.
Your great,
Lori Rogers

ldfireman1@bellsouth.net

LylĂș said...

Hi Mel
congratulations for your blog, it´s beautiful!!
Is it possible for you to send me a copy of the template??
thank you very much
Lya
lyalilith@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Could you please send me this template? rzamorano@fcswichita.org -- thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love to get a copy of this template! Thanks, Kristi
bktrunnell@digis.net

Justme said...

Is it too late to request a pattern for this I love it! Thanks, blue5ft3@gmail.com is my blogger address or blue5ft3@aol.com at I should get it at one of those email addresses.
Thanks
Donna

Anonymous said...

Love the templates.

Any chance you've run across an ORIGAMI pattern for coffins?

I can't seem to locate one and my attempts to create one have been horrible failures.

GS