Friday, October 21, 2016

Happy Halloween Pop Up Box with Deb Riddell

Hello and welcome to all you guys and ghouls!  It’s Deb here today to share with you a Happy Halloween pop up box I made with Southern Ridge’s Happy Halloween chipboard collection.

Boo-tiful!  I love this Happy Halloween collection, you get five chipboard embellishments that make for a spook-tacular Halloween display, don’t you agree?  I’ve a few step out photos of how I made it so grab a cup of your favourite potion and read on.

I started out by die cutting the box using Eileen Hull’s Box/Cube/Bank die from heavy chipboard packaging and covered the box inside and out with a combination of Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper (Tick-Tock) and black cardstock.

The chipboard embellishments were painted with DecoArt Americana acrylic paint (Ebony Black, Cool White and Canyon Orange) front and back and given a coat of satin varnish to seal them.

The outside of the box was decorated with a variety of images from Tim Holtz’s Frightful Ephemera pack and images cut from Graphic 45’s Steampunk Spells Nevermore paper.

A 1½” circle cut from cardstock was coloured with several shades of yellow Distress inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber) to make a full moon and the ‘craters’ on the moon were stenciled with the Speckles layering stencil and Hickory Smoke DI.  The moon was mounted onto some fun foam and glued to the open lid of the pop up box.

To pop up the chipboard pieces, I glued them onto pieces of twisted rusty wire that were attached to bases made from more heavy chipboard packaging.  I used two bases so that the chipboard embellishments were staggered in the box for some depth and dimension.

And then I just slipped the bases inside the box and gently bent the curled wire until I had the chipboard embellishments placed where I wanted them.  I was going to glue the bases inside the box but they fit snuggly so I left them loose so I could remove them or reposition them as needed.  Here are a few closeups of the finished box.

I love the witch silhouetted against the full moon!  And I have to tell you that this witch chipboard piece is amazing, the detail and delicacy is incredible.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my Happy Halloween pop up box, I had a lot of fun making it.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Products Used:

- Eileen Hull: Block/Cube/Bank die
- Graphic 45: Steampunk Spells paper
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Frightful Ephemera Pack
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint
- Distress Ink
- Speckles Layering stencil

I also hope that you have been inspired to join in our current challenge, you have a chance to win four designs from the online store - - a $20.00 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING!  Can’t wait to see what you link up, happy haunting!

Deb xo


  1. Very cleverly put together, - great looking box!

  2. Great presentation of putting Southern Ridge Front and centre on this popup box... so powerful and cute