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One Wicked Night

My mom and I love going to the theater to see musicals! We have seen Cats, Mary Poppins, Annie, West Side Story, Chicago, and many more! However, there is one that I have been waiting too long to see . . . Wicked, The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz! I created this little gift package to hold the tickets I’m planning to give my mom for our night out to the theater.

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Inspired by the witch’s hat in the Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set (item # 139690), the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Stamp Set (item # 139841) greetings, and the 2015–2017 In Color, Cucumber Crush, I have the makings of something very wicked indeed!

My new favorite tool from the holiday catalog is the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies (item # 139657), as there is SO much you can do with them. I used them here to make the belly band for my package. I also used the Envelope Punch Board (item # 133774) to make the section that holds the tickets.

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To make the belly band, take two pieces of the Square Pillow Box Framelits Die and snip the sides away as shown in the photo. Adhere together using the Tear & Tape Adhesive (item # 138995) on the tabs. 

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To make this custom size 3-7/8" x 8" envelope with the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (item # 139584), cut to 9-1/4" x 9-1/4" using the 3-1/8" score line. Follow the directions on the Envelope Punch Board to complete the other score lines.

Trim 1" from the two sides in order to close your envelope properly. All you need to do now is fold on the score lines and tie off with the Cucumber Crush 1" Dotted Lace Trim (item # 138423) to keep the package closed.

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The belly band is very simple to slide on or off and it really completes the package when decorated with all of the great Halloween products we have right now. I used a variety of products, such as the Spider Web Doilies (item # 139622), the Boo to You Framelits Dies (item # 139663), the Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies (item # 139658) to make the Silver Glimmer Paper (item # 135314) spooky greeting, and the Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape (item # 139608). 

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Now to choose a city to see the show and plan a girls’ weekend! Where shall we go? New York City?

Cindy Schuster

2014–2015 Artisan Design Team


  • pamela benne

    Oct 22

    where can i buy the spider web doilie 139622 can't find it on your web site please call 5733463871 have a great day thank you

  • Anna-Laura Hocker

    Oct 22

    Stampin' Up has adorable Halloween stuff.

  • Nettie@

    Oct 22

    This is lovely.. Can you tell me the correct number on the envelope punch border for an A2 card envelope. Mine come out to big.

  • Creative Juice by Loni

    Oct 22

    Wicked AWESOME!

  • A.B.

    Oct 22

    A simple, lovely ticket holder. I love it. Thank you!

  • Amy Storrie

    Oct 22

    Cindy, this project is adorable! And Wicked is one of my all time favorite musicals!! Go see it in NYC! I saw it there and it's amazing!

  • Carol pope

    Oct 22

    Love the belly band and decorations. Great job

  • Toni Mahoney

    Oct 22

    Couldn't be more perfect! Hope your outing is as wonderful as your ticket holder.

  • Deborah Atkinson

    Oct 22

    Excellent idea! Love your creation.