Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a class that two of my fellow demonstrators (Cathy Casey & Lisa Myers) conducted using the Artisan Embellishments kit that is in the current Spring Catalog. We made a lot of beautiful things during the class and ended up using the entire kit. This is one of the things we made with some of the kit, but what I am posting isn’t the exact item. When I got home I made a few of these little treat boxes for some of the secretaries at work since I didn’t do anything for them at Christmas or Easter this year. I filled them with Hershey’s Kisses before I handed them out because we all need a little chocolate break during the day on occasion. 🙂 I know I do! LOL.
Here’s what I used to make these boxes.
Stamp Set: Ciao, Baby 129645 wood/ 129648 Clear
Very Vintage Wheel 117693
Pool Party Card Stock 122924
White Vellum 101856
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
Artisan Embellishments Kit 129328
5/8″ Flower Trim 126869
Early Espresso Classic Ink 126974
Curly Label Punch 129405
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies 129021
Sticky Strip 104294
Here’s how I made this box.
Cut a piece of vellum 2 3/4″ wide x 8″ long.
- Using the Very Vintage Wheel and Early Espresso Ink, wheel the image onto the vellum. Set it aside to dry.
- To make the top and bottom of the box, use the fourth from the smallest window frame framelit and cut out two pieces from Pool Party card stock. I’ve included a picture at the bottom of this post to show you what to do with these two pieces. In the photo below, the dotted lines are score lines. Once each frame is scored, you will cut out the shaded areas. For the box bottom , run a strip of sticky strip on the inside of each rounded flap. This will hold your box bottom to the vellum sides when you are ready to assemble. For the box top, you will also run sticky strip on 3 of the rounded flaps, but these pieces of sticky strip will go to the outside of the box to help hold your ribbon in place. The ribbon is what holds your box top together.
- Back to the vellum piece , set down your vellum so the long edge of the vellum is at the top. Starting from the left edge, score the vellum at 1 7/8″, 3 1/2″, 5 5/8″, and 7 1/2″. Use sticky strip to adhere the box together. It will go on the 1/2″ flap that you have left hanging at the end of the vellum piece.
- Once your box is together, you can decorate it with whatever you want. 🙂