Cricut Halloween Treat Boxes Using 12×24 Mat – GIVE AWAY

These pumpkins have candy guts.

If you have to make a lot of something, you’re going to want to use the 12×24 mat.  It’s GREAT not only for making big things, but for cutting multiples of things.  In this case, I’ve only cut 2 things out of a sheet of paper, but you can do way more than that depending on what you are cutting out.

I found this 12×24 paper at Hobby Lobby.  It can be hard to find, so you might want to shop online for it.  Occasionally, other companies make 12×24 paper, but this paper is by Cricut.

I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridge for this heart shaped box.  Can you tell that it’s a heart shaped box?  Look at the top and you’ll notice the heart.  Here’s a link to another post I made where it’s an undeniable heart box. 😉

I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge to make the Jack ‘o Lantern faces on either side of the box.  Originally, they were whole pumpkins with carved faces, but I used the Gypsy to delete the circle of pumpkin so I would just be left with the faces.  Then I welded them onto the  box and cut them out. 😀

Previously, I cut the heart box out for another project and I learned that making it “fit to page” on a 12×12 mat made it a good, workable size.  This time I used my Gypsy and did basically the same thing.  I made both cuts fit as they would on a 12×12 mat.

Now we have to score them.

Ah HA!  Proof that I didn’t eat all of that taffy from yesterday.

I use the Fiskars Paper Trimmer and Scorer and I really like it.  After scoring, I folded everything and glued what needed to be glued.  I just used my ATG gun for that. 😉  Curious what difference scoring makes?  In the photo below, the pumpkin on the left isn’t as well scored as the one on the right.  You can tell because it doesn’t have neat, crisp folds.  I used Stickles on the heart tops so they could be leaves.

There you go!  2 Fun Pumpkin Candy Holders!

These Happy Hauntings creations have an even happier ending than candy…


The really special treat in this treat/gift bag post is a Give Away from Oh My Crafts that includes Imaginisce Spooky Town kits for TWO WINNERS!!!  These kits are SOOO CUTE!!

TWO WINNERS will receive: Tombstone Terrors Stickers, Spoooky Sticker Stackers, Pumpkin Parade Rub-ons and a Spooky Town Glossy Paper Pack of 12-2 sided glossy sheets.


# goddessmychele Says:
October 19th, 2010 at 4:07 PM
Between your videos on you tube and your posts here I’m going to be ready to create when my Expression and Gypsy get here- hopefully in just a couple more days! Thanks for all you do to inspire and teach!

# mcvicwif Says:
October 18th, 2010 at 12:22 PM
Oh Joy! Thank you for explaining about the Gypsy! I will show my husband your comments and (cross my fingers) maybe I will get one soon!!! Thank you! This is just the push I have been looking for to upgrade my little bug! Love the project, I have 4 kiddos, and I know they would all love this!

Thank you Oh My Crafts for this super fun donation!  I know it’s going to be adored by the winners!  I’m going to use Random.org to choose a winner on Thursday the 21st so I can get them shipped out to the winners before Halloween.  So, leave a comment and Good Luck!

See you Tomorrow for some more crafty fun!

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  1. I’m crossing my fingers the Imagine comes out with 12×24 mats, these gift boxes are adorable!!!

  2. Love these cute treat boxes! I can’t wait to get an Expressionso I can make some of these bigger things. And I’d love to win some of the super cute Halloween goodies. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Another cute idea from you Joy! The Gypsy seems so neat, but I am just trying to figure out all I can do with my Cricut. Have a blessed day!

  4. You are so clever Joy. I love the way you mix your carts on the Gypsy. Great give-a-way goodies also.

  5. Oh Joy! Thank you for explaining about the Gypsy! I will show my husband your comments and (cross my fingers) maybe I will get one soon!!! Thank you! This is just the push I have been looking for to upgrade my little bug! Love the project, I have 4 kiddos, and I know they would all love this!

  6. I swear you must stay awake at night dreaming these ideas up!! You come up with the greatest ideas!! Love the “scary pumpkin” boxes!! What a cute way to give treats!! Would love to win the give away!!

  7. Super cute! I can’t wait until the gypsy download is available! I just ordered a bundle with tags, bags, etc and some vinyl (yes I am going to try vinyl), but I don’t have any of the others included in the download! It is my 30th birthday on Thursday and I would love to win!

  8. TOTALLY CUTE! Love how you think “outside the box”….if you get my pun! LOL!
    Thanks for reminding me to get that long mat out when I am cutting lots of things, not only for BIG projects! You are the best!

  9. Glad I stopped by for a visit today. You always have something that gives me ideas, now all l need is the time to do or try to do your fun projects.

    Thanks again for your inspiration.

  10. That’s a great idea! I just got my Gypsy, and after Nov 1st I’ll have Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, so I can do this…well maybe really small since I don’t have an Expression…yet! 🙂

  11. I love the candy “guts” in the boxes. My Christmas list will have a Cricut on it!

  12. I love the boxes!!!!!!!!! I haven’t purchased the bigger mat yet, because I always wondered – where the heck can you buy the bigger paper?

  13. I can’t wait until I can afford an expression and make things like that my cricut is just too small you can’t put much in that box if cut with mine haha!
    but they are cuteeee! <3
    I remember the other post so it was neat to see the difference!
    and of course. I <3 stickles. I went stickle crazy last night!

  14. Wow, your boxes are AMAZING! I found you through Cricut top 40. So glad I did! I’d love to win these wonderful Halloween goodies. Halloween is my favorite holiday to paper craft 🙂

  15. I have seen this paper at Hobby Lobby…I might have to get some next time I go…I sure do hope I win this Halloween prize…I still have some treats to make up yet…

  16. These are soooo cute!!! I might have to put the Cricut expression on my chirstmas wish list so I can cut bigger things…….

  17. So fun square pumpkins! I’ll be getting Tags, Bags, Boxes & More with the November update for my Gypsy so that’s pretty cool!

  18. Joy….I love your pumpkin boxes, soooooo cute, I LOVE the hide contour feature on the Gypsy, I don’t have DS so it is new to me, and I am loving it….TFS another great project….

  19. Those pumpkin boxes are sooooo cute! Such a clever idea to use the heart box – great thinking! Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Wow! Never would have thought to use the heart boxes for Halloween! Can’t wait to get my Happy Hauntings cart! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  21. I have both cartridges and the gypsy! I am new to the gypsy and forget that you can mix and match. I have learned all of my cool gypsy tricks here on your site. Thanks for the change to win too.

  22. I really like these boxes. I have not used the large paper yet but I think after seeing these boxes I will give it a try! Thanks.

  23. If I say Trick Or Treat really sweet can I have a pumpkin box please? They are really adorable. I can’t wait to get my own Cricut so I can make things like this.

  24. Oh my goodness!! I rally love those treat boxes. I made treat bags today for my pokeno group. Thank you Joy for a chance to win . I just love all of your ideas. Nighty Night and I will be back tomorrow

  25. These boxes are so cute…so inspiring…I’m hoping for a gypsy for Christmas…Thanks for all the fun and great ideas!

  26. Super cute treat boxes! I hear that DCWV is coming out with some adhesive 12 x 24 paper pads. That’ll be great for our bigger mats. Thanks Joy!

  27. loving it- i’m loving Halloween so much more this year because of my card making and various papercrafts!! I’m normally more of a scrapper but have branched out a lot lately!!! fun!

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