Hi again crafty friends!  It's Annie back with a cute Halloween treat box idea for any friends, neighbors, or even roommates that you'd like to leave an extra special surprise for this year.  Growing up, my brothers and I always had one set of elderly neighbors that lived all the way to one end of our street, far away from all of the other houses.  They never got many visitors on Halloween night, but my parents always made sure they took us to their home because they loved to see the little trick-or-treaters.  We were always handsomely rewarded for this with multiple king-size candy bars (a trick-or-treater's jackpot!).  So, to this day, I love to remember their kindness by giving out giant candy bars to a few special people every year for Halloween.


I started out by cutting the base of my door hanger treat box from some Espresso Brown Esse Cardstock.  This cardstock is a great weight for 3D projects like this one and the gorgeous grid-like texture adds a beautiful touch as well.  Although I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut the door hanger box, a simple internet search will yield several templates that you could use to cut one by hand.  My treat box only needed to be glued in a few places, so I used Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Glue, which is a great strong adhesive for 3D projects.


Next, I cut some panels from Tangelo Flavours Gourmet cardstock (a very nice "Halloween" orange) to add to my door hanger.  For a little added interest, I dry-embossed the panels using a spiderweb embossing folder.  Side note: you can achieve a very deep emboss with no cracking using the Flavours Gourmet cardstock.


To really emphasize the spiderweb pattern, I gently swept brown ink over the raised surface with an inking tool.


I used the Tombow liquid glue again to adhere my panels to the door hanger base because the embossing created an uneven panel surface and tape runner glue may not have held as well.


Lastly, I wanted to add a cute stamped image and sentiment to my box.  The Curious Metallic Super Gold Cardstock was the perfect color for my moon image here, but it can be difficult to stamp on metallic cardstocks at times.  I pulled out a stamp positioner and stamped my images several times in the same place with black pigment ink.


After adding black embossing powder to the ink and heat-setting it, I had the perfect deep black images on this gorgeous gold background that I was able to cut out by hand.


My final door hanger box looked like this after adhering the stamped images to base with some Foam Tabs.


When I was done with the assembly, I just added some gold metallic tinsel to the box along with plenty of giant candy bars for my lucky recipient to enjoy!  I hope you enjoyed this project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today (reminder - brown, orange, and gold cardstocks are still on sale this month!).


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