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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. Ok, that idea is toooooo cute! I’m totally going to have to make those! I love the girly pumpkin face on HH so I’m going to have to try that! Thanks for the inspiration… again!

  2. 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!
    goddessmychele at gmail dot com

  3. These are super cute treat boxes…didn’t know they made that 12X24 paper…definitely a must have. TFS!!!

  4. Okay Ms Joy – I’m getting pretty tired of telling you how wonderful and amazing and cute and awesome your crafts are, so I guess you’re gonna have to make some cruddy ones in the near future!! LOL!!!
    Thanks for all your inspiration. I should have the HH cart by this weekend, so GUESS where my weekend will be spent!!!

  5. So if I only have a little bug, would I be able to make a box that was large enough to be useable??

    1. Scottandcarr,
      It can be hard to make boxes big enough with the little bug. I suggest just giving it a try with some test paper. 😉

  6. Thanks for the Gypsy cartridge update! I just got my gypsy and it will be super cool to get 6 more cartridges.

  7. These boxes are super cute! Oh, how I would love to have a 12 x 24 mat!!!! Thank you for sharing your talents!

  8. Love the little boxes.. wish I could make them for all of my little gobblins… thanks for all you do to keep us addicted to all the goodies ..

  9. What cute boxes! I just made 35 monster ones from Mini Monsters but I will have to make these next year! Thanks for the great giveaway!


  10. Thanks for sharing how to make such cute boxes! I just love it when you come out with new projects as I learn so much!

  11. Hi Joy

    I am so glad to see huge projects. I really like the whole idea BIGGER IS BETTER. LOL

    Super nice.


  12. SquarePumpkin SquarePatch from Bikini Bottom!!!

    Glad you SCORED with the PUMPKINS!!!


  13. Those boxes would make great Halloween party favors… I love halloween.. and the pooh card was sooo cute too..

  14. I love these boxes, they gypsy is soooo on my wish list for christmas 🙂

    thanks for sharing 🙂


    lostnwa98 at verizon dot net

  15. These boxes are soooo cute! Thanks for inspiring us all with your creativity. 🙂 I would love to win one of these kits. Halloween is my favorite to scrapbook.

  16. These boxes are so cute…I just love them! Thanks for a chance to win!

    debz831 at hotmail dot com

  17. I too love using my 12×24 mat often to cut —
    the only bummer is that I cannot find the paper on papercrafting stores, I have to order online.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Gaby from gabycreates.com

  18. Joy I love the way that you made this box into a jack-o-lantern. That is sooo creative. Something I wouldnt have thought of lol.

  19. I really need to take the time to make some of these boxes for my grandsons!! They look fairly easy. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. These little pumpkins will be the cutest goodie bag for my daughters birthday on Halloween. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. l would love to have a Gypsy, but there is only so much time in a day to craft when you have 3 kids under 4 yrs old. l love your giveaways!

  22. I want a gypsy so bad. Maybe if I can find me a sugar daddy he would buy me one.lol Keeping up with you and all the things you make I could do wonders with a gypsy.

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