Yesterday if you were watching the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Live event you’ll have seen lots of alternate ideas for the September kit “Bone Appetit”. Since the beginning of the year I’ve been honoured to design and create alternate samples for these monthly events. Some months are easy, some less so, but I’ve always tried to rise to the challenge. I’m not hugely into Halloween so I decided to use the September Bone Appetit kit to create alternate treat projects with a Harry Potter theme. One project was a chocolate bar box for a 43g Hershey Bar.
For today’s project I have created another chocolate bar box, but this time as a Christmas treat.
MAKING THE CHOCOLATE BAR BOX
Before I could do anything I needed to make the chocolate bar box. Today I started with a 5-1/4″ x 7-1/2″ piece of Shaded Spruce Card.
Then instead of trying to write the instructions, I filmed this short video.
As a reminder here are the scoring measurements:
- With the short side at the top score at 1/2″, 2-1/2″, 3″ and 5″
- With the long side at the top score at 1/2″, 1″, 6-1/2″ and 7″
To decorate the assembled box I first used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach a 1-7/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then on top of that I glued a 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.
Next came the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Snowman Season Stamp Set. This was stamped onto 7/8″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card using Shaded Spruce ink. Then I added that to the front of the box with more liquid glue.
Of all the holly images currently available from Stampin’ Up!, my favourite is in the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set.
I began by stamping the image onto Whisper White Card with Shaded Spruce ink. Then using the light and dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers I coloured in the leaves.
For the holly berries I first coloured them completely using a light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends marker. Then I went over the berries using the light and dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends.
With the colouring complete I cut out the holly image using my Paper Snips. Then once I’d fixed the holly to the box front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals my chocolate bar box was complete.
These boxes are so easy to make and once I glue the side flap into place I simply store them flat until I need them. They really make a basic chocolate bar into a special treat don’t you think?
And in case you missed the Facebook Live yesterday on the official Paper Pumpkin Facebook page, here’s my Harry Potter chocolate bar “In case of Dementor attack”.
BUNDLE BONUS – I purchased the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack. Similarly I bought the Snowman Season Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Snowman Builder Punch. Even though I didn’t use any of the punches today I’ve included links to the bundles below. This is because if you happen to want the coordinating items you’ll save 10% if you order them together using the ‘bundle’ item number.