Monday, April 7, 2014

Widgets

Just Because Treat Box

This is the cute and fun little 3D project that my guests made at the March make and Take. I saw these cute little boxes over at Nikki's blog My Sandbox. Her boxes were so pretty and I initially intended on casing one of hers exactly. But then I decided that I wanted two different card stock colors on my box instead of just one. You know, something that pops out a little more. I got to the point you see below and I didn't want to cover it up with flowers. I thought it was just perfect as it is. 

So, in case you would like to make some cute little treat boxes the way I did here is a tutorial just for you! 



  • Very Vanilla 2" x 8-1/4", scored at 1-3/4", 2-1/2", 5-3/4", 6-1/2"
  • Strawberry Slush 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • 5-1/2" side scored at: 1", 1-3/4", 3-3/4", 4-1/2"
  • 4-1/4" side scored at: 1/2", 3-3/4"
  • 14" Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Stamps: Hardwood, Gorgeous Grunge, A Dozen Thoughts
  • Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy
  • Accessories: Sticky Strip, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Paper Snips



Start off by cutting a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 2" x 8-1/4". Now with the 8-1/4" edge against the top of your Simply Scored and score at 1-3/4", 2-1/2", 5-3/4", 6-1/2". Stamp all over the card stock with the splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge in Crushed Curry ink. Then take the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punch each end of the card stock. 



Cut a piece of Strawberry Slush card stock 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". With the 5-1/2" edge against the top of your Simply Scored, score at 1", 1-3/4", 3-3/4", 4-1/2". 

Now turn the card stock so the 4-1/4" edge is against the top of your simply scored and score at 1/2" x 3-3/4". Stamp the card stock with the Hardwood background stamp in Strawberry Slush ink. 

Then take Paper Snips and trim as shown below. Add Sticky Strip onto the four small tabs as shown below.  
Also, if you want stamp the greeting from A Dozen Thoughts onto the narrow sections that the small tabs are extending from. Make sure the bottom of the greeting is facing toward the middle of the card stock. 




Use some glue stick to glue the center of the Strawberry Slush panel onto the center of the Very Vanilla piece as shown below. 



Remove the liner from the Sticky Strip on the four small tabs and press them onto the inside of the Very Vanilla card stock piece. 



 Add in two fun size candy bars.

Then just fold the Strawberry Slush flaps in followed by the Very Vanilla flaps. Use a piece of Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon to tie the box closed.

Now you have a sweet little gift to brighten up someone's day! 



6 comments:

  1. Great box. Thank for the tutorial.

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  2. This is super cute, thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Thanks for the dimensions Amanda!

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  4. Thanks for the dimensions Amanda!

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  5. Hey Amanda...Love the two tone cardstock...so effective! Great tutorial, the original was a little difficult to follow..:0) Thanks for shout out too. xx

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  6. Hi, Amanda. Thanks for your generosity in sharing this. I love the colors. I made 4 of them for luncheon favors for my friends. I believe the scoring instructions for the Strawberry piece should be: Score on 4 !/4 side at 1/2" and 3 3/4". They were a big hit at the lunch. Thanks again.

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