Sunday, August 11, 2019



Welcome to my post for the Sunshine SU Demo's August 2019 Blog Hop!  This is my first blog hop and I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be doing this.  First of all, I never thought I would be a blogger.  But I'll be honest, I'm loving this...almost as much as I love the Monster Bash Suite! 

I fell in love with the Monster Bash Suite the first time I saw it in the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  I mean, really, what is not to love.  Halloween, Monsters, Coffins...It has it all.  I knew when I saw it that I had to buy it and decorate the coffin treat boxes to hand out this Halloween.

I love absolutely handing out treats in decorated, handmade bags or containers to the trick-or-treaters that visit my house on Halloween night.  It works great for me because I live on a quiet street so I'm not making hundreds of treat containers.  I usually make about 20 and sometimes hand out 10.  I'm really waiting for that big rush of trick-o-treaters, LOL!   It works great for the kids because they get something more than just a snack size candy bar when they visit my house.  I see it as a win-win! 
  I like to craft.  The kids like candy.  I get to hand out both.  Perfect, right?!

Measurements and Instructions for Coffin Treat Boxes

  1. Put your coffins & lids together by folding on all score lines and adhere together with Tombow Multipurpose adhesive or Tear and Tape adhesive.
  2. Place the bottom of one of your coffins on a sheet of Whisper White card stock and trace it with a pen or pencil.  Cut out the traced image.
  3. Emboss 2 1/4. x 4in. pieces of Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Gray Granite, and Granny Apple Green stock with the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  
  4. Cut out the embossed pieces of card stock using the coffin pattern you cut out.  Adhere these to the tops of the coffins you choose.  I used Tombow Multipurpose Glue for this.
  5. Using the Ornate Frames Dies, cut flourished die cuts & frames in Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Gray Granite, and Granny Apple Green card stock.
  6. Fussy Cut (hand cut) and punch some of the ghouls & goblins from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  I used the Darling Label Punch to punch some of them out.  
  7. Punch some of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper using the starburst punch.
  8. Cut 1in. x 4in. strips of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and punch the end with the Banner Triple Punch to get a banner tail.
  9. Stamp Sentiments from the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set in Memento Ink on the die cut frames.
  10. Cut 12 inch pieces of Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon and adhere to the outside edge of the coffin lid using Tear and Tape adhesive.  You can also use the 12 inch pieces of ribbon to tie around the coffin from back to front after you have filled them with treats.
  11. Decorate your coffins with all of the cut and punched pieces, adhering with Tombow Multipurpose Glue and Stampin' Dimensionals.  Voila!
(As of the date of this post some of the materials needed are not available for sale yet...all items will become available on September 4th.  I will update the product list then.)

Thanks for visiting my first blog hop post!  

I am the last blog post for this blog hop...but if you are here just visiting my blog and would like to view the other blog posts from this hop, here are the links!  Enjoy!

Nichole Mahler  
Frances Wagner
Laura McGinnis

Lisa Marie Smith

Valerie Smith

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  1. Valerie, these are so cute. I have a friend that is going go love the coffins. Thanks for the video too. Great job.

  2. Love the Coffin box. I hadn't really paid attention to Halloween yet, but it is coming up fast.

  3. Super cute! Come hang out at my house, last year I had HUNDREDS of truck or treaters. They seriously rolled up in the back of pick up trucks and mini vans. It was crazy! I ran out of candy in 20 minutes!