Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sweet Thoughts


When you think of a box of candy, do you think frills and fluff?  Not that that's a bad thing, but how about a little vintage chic, or some might call it a masculine bit of sweetness.

This is a candy box that six Nugget-type candies can fit into.  I made a couple of these boxes with both kraft cardstock and Blissful patterned paper from Paper Made Bakery's January Fresh Baked Kit, plus some fun embellishments we'll chat about in a minute.
Box Top Supplies

I learned how to make these boxes when I bought my first Scor-Pal.  For the six-piece candy box's bottom cut a 5.75" x 6" piece from either cardstock or patterned paper.  For the lid, cut a 8.625" x 3.25" piece from the same cardstock.  To make the bottom score the cardstock at .75" and 1.5" on each side (rotate the cardstock and score at these measurements on all four sides).  Bend at the score lines and cut away the three squares at each corner and create tabs like shown.  I always trim the tabs just a hair to help them fit under the flap.  Place a little adhesive on each flap, fold over the first section of each side, then fold over with the sticky tab in between.  Here I used white paper to help illustrate the score lines, folds and tabs:
Once the box bottom is made you can either leave it just like it is or have some fun decorating the inside.  Remember, you'll place those tasty chocolates inside, but why not leave something pretty to look at after the candy's gone?
Slide out the box bottom and find your treat...
This box uses more Blissful patterned paper for its bottom
The inside of the kraft box bottom is simply a corner of one piece of the patterned paper and the "I love you" stamp is from Sweet Stamp Shop's Sentimental Birds set, which is also included in the Fresh Baked Kit.  I edged all the paper pieces in Tea Dye Distress Ink and cut two pieces (one patterned and one white) of paper with Spellbinders' Labels One dies.  I used the Sentimental Birds stamp on the smallest Labels One piece with SU's Sahara Sand ink, then stamped the sentiment "Sweet thoughts" in black ink.

Here's a fun thing to remember if you need a quick color coordinated embellishment and all you have are little white pearls -- color them with a matching Copic marker!  The alcohol ink will happily "stick" to the pearl and you'll have matching bling every time!  For these pearls I used YR 12 (Loquat).  Did you notice all four colored pearls on the box top?
Patterned paper and clear stamps from the kit
To create the box top simply score the cardstock at 2" and then 2.75" from each end.  This creates a sort of belly band.  Decorate with patterned paper and embellishments as described.  This was a quick and simple project that can be made into party favors or even small gifts for your co-workers or pals.  I'm going to use this one for my sweetie's Valentine's Day gift!


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2 comments:

  1. Ohh love this!! Just fabulous!

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  2. OH MY! This is the CUTEST little candy box ever! LOOOOOOOOOOVE this tutorial! FAB FAB FAB--can't wait to try it out:) <3

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