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My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Treat on a card in a box - Little treats


Good morning everyone, yes it's tuesday again and today i have something a little bit different for you all.
I've made a treat box on a card in a box. I wanted to share with you all how beautiful these little treat boxes are, and they're so easy to assemble once die cut.
So let's get started as there is alot to get through today.

Materials for the treat box:

Real red cardstock

1pc - 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" for the die cut treat box

'Tis the season dsp

1pc - 1 3/4" x 6"  cut on the longside at 2 3/16", 2 3/16", turn and cut 2pc at 5/8"
these are for the front, back and sides of the box.

Brushed metallic 12" x 12" cardstock

1pc - 2" x 2" for the die cut scallop edged circle

Thick Whisper White cardstock

1pc - 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" for the die cut circle for the sentiment

Wonder of the season ribbon combo pack

1pc - approx 8" for tieing our box shut and on to the card

Treat box recipe:

1. Die cut your treat box and fold and burnish all of the score lines.
2. Cut your dsp and glue to the sections of the treat box as below:

3. Die cut your scallop circle , stamp and die cut your sentiment circle and glue this onto the gold circle using dimensionals. This is now glued onto the front of your treat box flat using wet glue.
4. Tie your treat box shut using your gold thread. 

That's the treat box finished now we can move on to making a card for the treat bow to attach to.

Materials needed for the card:

Thick Whisper white cardstock

1pc - 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" for the card base
1pc - 5 3/8" x 5 3/8" for the front of card layer
2pc - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" for the front and inside of card layers
1pc - approx 3/4" x 3 1/2" for the sentiment banner

Real red cardstock

1pc - 5 1/8" x 5 1/8" for the front of card layer
1pc - 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of card layer
1pc - approx 3/4" x 3 1/2" for the sentiment banner

Shaded spruce cardstock

1pc - 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" for the front of card layer

Wonder of the season ribbon combo pack

2pc - green ribbon 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" for the front of the card
1pc - gold thread approx 8" for tieing the 2 ribbons together in the centre of the card

Gilded gems

5 x gems for placing on the front of your card

Recipe for the card:

1. Cut all of your pieces of card that you need.
2. Score and burnish the piece for the card base.
3. Glue sll of the layers in to place except for the 41/2" x 4 1/2" piece for the front of the card.
4. With your 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece you need to glue your pieces of ribbon (on the ends) one at a time, more to the top of the card, by using tear and tape (double sided adhesive tape) to the reverse of it, tieing the centre of it to form a nice pleat, using the 8" gold thread. Once you have done one ribbon do the second ribbon over the top to form a cross and then using the same piece of gold thread as for the first ribbon, tie the centre nice and tight in a double knot (this makes it look like a present when wrapped with ribbon), leaving the 2 ribbons tied together in the centre.
5. Stamp your sentiment onto the whisper white banner piece and then glue together with the real red piece and give it a slight curve using your bone folder. Punch a hole in the top of it and using the remainder piece of the 8" thread tie it onto the front of the card.
6. Now with the gold thread that is holding your treat box together tie the box onto the front of the card (make sure you have your treat inside the box before you tie it in place).
7. Glue your gilded gems onto your card where you would like them to be.

That's the card finished which leaves a box to made for it all to fit into.

Materials for the card box.

12" x 12" whisper white cardstock

1pc - 8 5/8" x 8 5/8" scored on each side at 1 1/2" for the box base
1pc - 8 3/4" x 8 3/4" scored on each side at 1 1/2" for the box lid
1pc - 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" for the box lid layer
Scrap piece to punch out your postage stamp

Real red cardstock

1pc - 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" for the box lid layer
4pc - 1 3/8" x 5 5/8" for the box lid sides

Wonder of the season ribbon combo pack

1pc - approx 24 1/2" for the outer edges of the lid
1pc - approx 12" for the tieing of a bow

Box recipe:

1. Cut and score both your base and lid pieces.
2. Cut all 4 corners like below

2. Glue your corners together on both pieces making sure you keep them nice and square.
Put your lid onto the base as this will make it a bit easier to assemble the rest of the box.
3. Cut all of your red pieces and glue them into place on the lid.
4. Mark the sides of your lid a 1/4" in from the top and the bottom. Now using tear and tape (double sided adhesive tape), place it all around the lid, sing your marks as a guide to keeping it straight and where it's needed.
5. Take the backing off of the tape and then starting from one of the corners glue your ribbon into place, have the beginning of your ribbon piece tucked around the corner to start with, keep the ribbon nice and tight, carry on glueing it into placeand then with a bit of tape on the reverse of the opposite end of your ribbon, glue it over the top of the first end you've glued into place and cut the end off to meet with the corner edge, this gives your ribbon a nice neat finish.
6. Cut your whisper white piece for the top, punch your postage stamp out turing it into a square by placing the punched out piece back into the punch and punching it again, using a piece of a post it note to hold it into the punch whilst you re cut it.

7. Now you need to stamp your postage image onto the layer piece of card and using your stamparatus (stamping platform if you haven't got a stamparatus), you need to stamp part of the image onto the punched out postage stamp so that it lines up. See below how I did it.

8. Glue this piece into place now using wet glue.
9. Tie yourself a bow and using glue dots glue onto the box lid.

The box is now complete and you should have a lovely gift on a card in a box to give to someone very special in your life. 

I've made it as a christmas box but you could have it as any occasion that you like, it would be lovely as a birthday gift and you could put an expensive chocolate inside the treat box along with some money. Hope you have fun making some of these up for yourselves for different occasions. 
I've also used the treat boxes and the really great card stand that Stampin' Up are selling to create a lovely advent calendar for christmas!!!

I've really enjoyed playing with this little treat box there are so many things that you could use them for.

Thanks for taking the time to pop and look at my blog I really appreciate it. Please do contact me if you'd like to ask any questions about todays project, any of the products I've used, how to shop with me or if your interested in joining my Stampin' Up team, I'd love to hear form you.
Take care till next time
Big Crafty Hugs
Natalie xx

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  1. What great little treat boxes, these would be good hanging on your Christmas tree as an advent
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Wow brilliant idea thankyou for commenting and sharing your ideas really appreciate it x