Sometimes you want to give someone a little more than a card, but don't really want to spend money on a gift. Today I will teach you how to make this cute little box that contains a treasure of 3 chocolate squares--perfect for that little extra something!
Here is your supply list for this project:
4 1/4" X 8" cardstock
paper cutter with scoring tool (or scor-pal)
red line tape
pre-wrapped squares of chocolate (ghirardelli is nice)
1. Score the short side of your cardstock at 1" and 3 3/4"
2. Score the long side of your cardstock at 2", 3", 5" and 6"
3. Cut off the outer strip 3" up on one end as shown in the photo...this will become the flap for closing the box
4.Use a bone folder to create score lines
5.Cut the 1" line on both sides
6.Add red-line tape or strong adhesive as shown in the photo
7.Flip your cardstock over and add tape to the 1" tabs. Fold inward to begin to form your box
8. Fold cardstock into box and make sure seals are tight (this is why red-line tape works well...but it sets instantly). If you use a liquid adhesive, make sure there is a set-up time so that you can move your cardstock into position ( I love zip dry glue for projects like this).
9. OPTIONAL~~I like to trim the flap by about 1" and round the corners. This gives a finished edge to the flap and helps it set nicely when tucked in to close the box.
10. To double check that you have measured properly, insert 3 wrapped chocolates into the box
You are now ready to decorate your adorable treat box. The first thing you should do is to reward your success with a square of chocolate ;)
11. Stamp your image onto white cardstock, trim it to size so it looks nice on the front of the box, and color it.
Today I chose an adorable stamp from Stampendous. FLUFFLES the Cat is one of the characters in the Stampendous line of adorable critters. Fluffles has many holiday adventures...you can find this line in Creativity Boutique! The cardstock that I used was Bazzill cardinal (red) and I used watercolor crayons, markers, and stickles to color in my stamped image.
These boxes are so versatile....they make excellent party favors, great little give-aways, and can be decorated for any occasion!!! Thanks to Beate Johns for the original tutorial and inspiration.