Spooky Cube - CutCardStock Halloween Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm excited to be part of a great team of fellow CutCardStock teammates who have put together a frightfully good hop of Halloween projects for you. My project is what I call a Spooky Cube! The six sides each feature a letter. Guess what it spells? 

Let me give you a hint. 


That's right! It spells spooky! I thought this would be a fun home decor item to sit on my entry table along with other Halloween decorations. I love that it is interactive and anyone who notices it will surely be tempted to pick it up to solve for the word. 

This cube is 4" square and a decent size. It was simple to construct. I started by cutting the word elements out of a 12 x 12 cardstock from the My Mind's Eye Happy Haunting collection. The word blocks really determined the size of my cube. I chose to cut the squares using Basis Brown cardstock from CutCardStock. I drew in some light tick marks to use as guides for the washi tape placement. 


To begin, I attached the squares together on the back side with some wood grain washi tape from Eyelet Outlet to hold it together while I worked on it. I flipped it over and on the right side of the cardstock, I began to lay my strips of washi so that when folded, a cube would form. 

As I neared completion I folded the piece into a cube and placed my last washi tape to complete the seams, trimming off any I didn't need.

Then it was time to decorate the cube! I made six squares using a scallop square die cutting from more Basis Brown cardstock. I applied various ephemera and stickers from the Happy Haunting collection. I  attached them to the cube with adhesives and brads. 

This was a lot of fun to create it's very sturdy. I have no concerns of it coming apart as it is not fragile at all. I know I can use this for a decoration for years to come. 

Thanks for joining me today! Hop along with us for a chance to win a $40 gift card from the CutCardStock store! To be eligible for the $40 gift card, readers must comment at each stop along the hop or upload a project that includes product from CutCardStock. The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Monday, October 19th on the CutCardstock Blog and Facebook page.

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14 comments

  1. Clever. I just might have to make something like this. I am always in need of a new Halloween d├ęcor item.

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    1. You should! I really winged this and the washi tape really made it easy to put it together and reposition the tape as needed without hurting the cardstock. It turned out sturdier than even I expected. Super easy! Thanks for commenting! Janet

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  2. Love your spooky cube project! Nice layering and Halloween images! It looks like it was fun to put together!

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    1. It was fun to put together. Using a collection like I did made it easy and fast without a lot of time trying to figure out what to use. Thanks for stopping and commenting!

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  3. Wow! How you made the cube was interesting. I would have never thought of using Washi Tape. Nice project.

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    1. I didn't really plan that I would use washi tape when I started either but as I struggled with how to make a cube large enough for the spooky letters, I knew I couldn't easily do a box the typical way. So I thought I'd try washi and was pleased to see it not only worked but was so easy. It's nice when things work that way once in a while! Thanks for stopping by. Janet

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  4. What a cool project! Your cube is spooky fun!!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. It was good fun to put it together. I think I'm going to do this for other holidays in the future too! Why not? It was easy fun and quick. I think red glitter washi tape would be awesome on a vintage Christmas cube. Hmmmm. May need to try that soon! Thanks for stopping and commenting.

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  5. So fun and clever!

    Cheryl (SheStamps)
    Visit my blog - She Stamps

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. This is one of those things that started to come together organically but I like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting.

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  6. I like the vintage design of your spooky cube.

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    1. Awesome! Maybe give it a try? It is pretty easy and fast. If you have a collection it is especially easy. I'm looking forward to trying this for Christmas and maybe doing three cubes in different sizes and stack them up with other holiday knicknacks. Could be fun!
      Thanks for stopping and for commenting. Janet

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  7. Wow! What a great box you’ve created here!

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