Friday, February 15, 2008

Treat Box Tutorial

I love creating treat holders and boxes and here is an EASY one you can create with just a few strips of paper. It makes the perfect presentation for a gift for any occassion.

I designed this triangle shaped box and the directions are so simple--you can make it in a few minutes!!

Directions:
Cut a strip of cardstock lengthwise at 3 inches so that it measures 3 by 11 inches. Score the paper at 3 inches, 6 inches and 9 inches. (There will be a two inch extra strip on the end...do not cut it off!)

Fold into shape and adhere the two inch strip so that it overlaps the first section and forms a triangle. After you have your shape ready, trace the bottom on a piece of cardstock. Cut out the drawn shape leaving about a quarter inch all around the drawn edges. After you have the shape cut out....cut slits in the corners and fold up to the drawn lines. Adhere this to the bottom of the triangle section using the tabs you have created.

Decorate as desired!

I decorated my box with My Favorite Things Boho Blossoms. The heart is the perfect accent for this box. I stamped it three times so that the image appears on each side. (I just stamped different sentiments on each kraft punched heart. I used "Love" "Bliss" and "Joy.") I added some gemstones to the stamped image and Whola...a simple and sweet gift box! You can tuck a gift card in there too to make it an even sweeter gift!

The final thing I added was a bag of kisses with a little acetate tag with the word "Friend" stamped on it!
Materials used: Stamps: Boho Blossoms (My Favorite Things); cardstock-white, Kraft, black; ink-red, black; ribbon (May Arts); hemp (SU!); cuttlebug and Nestabilities (Spellbinders); dimensionals (SU!); gemstones (paper studio); heart punch (Martha Stewart).
Very simple. If you try this project, I would LOVE to see it--just leave me a link and I will check it out!
I just received word that my SU! order shipped so MAJOR blog candy is a comin!
Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Beverly said...

Fun! Thanks for the easy to follow directions. Now to tear away from all the inspiration at the computer to go play....

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so cute and sounds so easy!! I need to do something like this to take to my inlaws tomorrow!! We'll see if I can get it together!!

beate said...

Gorgeous box, Cammie!!!

Carol said...

very cute! Sounds simple to re-create as well, TFS!

Dawn said...

I am going to have to try this, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Judi said...

So cute, thanks for the directions.

Julie Masse said...

What a great project Cammie! Thanks for sharing the directions! :)

Julie Koerber said...

This rocks! Thanks for sharing. I can see lots of treats being put in something adorable like this!

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Gorgeous, girlfriend! Love it! Is it for me?

Rita said...

This is so cute!

okcapitolgirl said...

Carolyn - I love this! I'll take your "sort-of" challenge! LOL I'd love to try this. . .I'll be back with a post! Thanks girl!

Lee said...

I love the triangle shape!!! AND my Gina K. stuff arrived today so I'll be making one with some fun new images!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Absolutely adorable and clever and creative and thoughtful and sweet and beautiful...need I go on? You, my friend, are one amazing bundle of creativity and talent!!

Rose Ann said...

Your box is so awesome, Carolyn!! Thanks for the details!!

Jennifer Buck said...

This is so very cute. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Alli Miles said...

beautiful!!!! btw, thank you for your sweet comments on my blog this past week--I sure hope we get the opportunity to meet up in the near future.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a great box! Thanks for that tutorial! I'll have to try it out!

Laura said...

This is adorable! Thanks for sharing...I am envisioning Easter baskets!

leenda said...

LOVE your new banner! Thanks for the instructions on such a cute treat box!

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous! Great project -- thanks for the directions! :)

Katie said...

How adorable! LOVE it! And thanks for including the directions! Katie