One of the problems with the Mini Catalogues is that it’s really easy to think certain products can only be useful in certain seasons. Take the Little Treat Box Dies for instance, you may thinks they’re really for Halloween or Christmas treats, but they ca be so much more. Today’s project was inspired by thoughts of Valentine’s Day or a dramatic wedding colour scheme.
In my previous projects using the Little Treat Box Dies I’ve tried different techniques: a hand-stamped design, just coloured card, and patterned paper. So today my plan was to show how you could change things up by embossing the box using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. However because I wanted to have the words the right way up on both sides I needed to cut the box slightly differently.
I did this for a previous project when I was using Designer Series Paper (DSP) with a directional pattern. On that occasion I created a video explaining the process.
So today I used the same process shown on my video to cut two pieces of plain Basic Black Card. Then I turned to the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.
I opened up the embossing folder and felt the two inside surfaces, one was quite rough and the other much smoother. This was the side I needed.
First I tapped the surface of a Whisper White Craft Stampin’ ink pad over the smooth surface until it was coated in an even layer of white ink. Next I placed the open Embossing Folder down with the inked side on top. Then I placed one of the Basic Black treat box pieces onto the un-inked side. This meant I could close the inked side cleanly onto the card without risking it moving. With that done I embossed the card as normal.
Before embossing the second piece I first needed to wash the embossing folder to remove the excess white ink. Then after drying it thoroughly I repeated the inking and embossing process. Once both pieces were embossed I waited for the ink to dry before moving on.
REAL RED HEART
While I was waiting for the ink to dry I began thinking about how I would decorate the treat box. In the end I chose the smallest heart from the Stitched Be Mine Dies and Real Red Card.
After die-cutting the heart I added a little bling in the form of a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel. Then I set it aside while I assembled the treat box.
Putting the two halves of the box together was a simple process as shown in the video. I overlapped the bottom and sides of the two pieces then fixed them together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I folded in the sides and secured them using the tabs and slots created by the die.
After putting some York Peppermint Patties into the treat box I closed it with a bow tied from some retiring Real Red 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim. Then with the embellished die-cut heart fixed to the front with a Stampin’ Dimensionals my project was complete.
You know I’m going to miss playing with the Little Treat Box it really isn’t just for Christmas.
In case you missed them, here’s some of my other projects created using this sweet set.
- Sharing some little treat box tips
- Santa Claus is full of treats
- Spider season is almost here
- Halloween packaging
RETIRING PRODUCTS – The Little Treat Box Dies and Real Red Braided Linen Trim are both retiring and now only available while stocks last. I actually bought the dies in a bundle with the coordinating Little Treats Stamp Set (not used today) and saved 10%. However the dies are reduced in price by 30% so now you’ll pay less if you buy them separately. Oh, and the Braided Linen Trim? That’s on sale at 50% off!