Sometimes its nice to say thank you with a treat. As a papercrafter I think it’s even nicer to say thank you with a treat that’s in a pretty package. So when I found a box of Merci chocolate (the stick kind) I couldn’t resist. After a bit of trial and error I came up with this quick and easy idea using just a quarter sheet of cardstock.
MERCI PACKAGE BASICS
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut a 2-3/4″ x 8-3/8″ piece of Soft Succulent Card. Then with the short side at the top I scored the card at 3/8″ and 2-3/8″. Next I turned the card around so the long side was at the top and scored at 4″ and 4-3/8″. Finally after folding the card along the scored lines I sharpened all the creases with my Bone Folder.
With that done I used my Paper Snips to cut up the two scored lines in the centre of each long side, just as far as the horizontal scored line. This created two small tabs.
All I needed to do know was shape the two ends using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. To fit the card into the punch I folded in the two sides. Then once punched I trimmed the extra bit off the sides with my Paper Snips.
To assemble the package I brought the two shaped ends together and tucked in the small centre tabs. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I overlapped the long side pieces and glued them together.
Now the treat package was assembled it was time to add some decoration.
Today I chose a couple of the single flower images and leaf stem from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. On Thick Basic White Card I stamped the flowers using Magenta Madness ink and chose Just Jade for the leaves. Then I cut them out with Paper Snips.
For the background I chose a gingham pattern in Soft Succulent from the Pansy Petals 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Once cut to 1-7/8″ x 3″ I attached the DSP onto the front of the treat box using liquid glue. I also added a similar sized piece of Basic White Card to the back so I’d have somewhere to write a message.
On top of the background I glued the stamped and fussy-cut leaves and two small flowers. Then I added the larger flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Finally I finished off the decoration with three Pearl Basic Jewels.
After placing two Merci chocolate sticks inside the package, I threaded some white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack through the holes and tied it in a simple bow. And just like that my project was done.
Once I’d worked out the cutting and scoring measurements this treat package came together really quickly. What’s more with four of these cut from just one 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of card it’s an economical use of resources too. What do you think?