We’re halfway through February and it’s Valentine’s Day. Of course in Nova Scotia that means I’m currently listening to the wind and wondering how much more snow we’ll get. My plan is to stay indoors and sort out some things in my craft studio until I’m inevitably distracted and end up crafting instead. That’s exactly what happened yesterday when I found some Simply Classic Treat Boxes and made this project. These boxes are retired, BUT are still available in the Clearance Rack at 40% off, although only while stocks last.
These little food safe boxes come flat-packed and all I had to do was fold in the large tab, followed by the two smaller side tabs. Then I folded over the large main flap and tucked in the tab to create an open box. With the smaller white box assembled and filled, I repeated the process with the brushed gold box and slid it on top. The white box ends up 1-13/16″ square x 2″ high, while the gold top is 2″ square x 1-3/4″ high.
Decorating the treat box was simply a matter of finding some scraps of pretty paper. Of course I couldn’t help reaching for the Texture Chic 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper with it’s gold foiling. In the end I settled on a design in Petal Pink. For the sides panels I cut four pieces 1-3/8″ x 1-1/2″ along with four pieces of Basic White Card at 1-1/2″ x 1-5/8″. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP onto the card before fixing them onto the sides of the gold box lid.
For the top I cut my DSP at 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ and glued it onto a 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I cut a 7/8″ slit through the layers at 9/16″. This would allow me to slide the layers either side of the ribbon loop and secure them in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the label I turned to the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set and chose the tiny “with love” sentiment. After stamping it onto a scrap of Basic White Card using Soft Suede ink I went looking for a suitable die.
In fact I didn’t have to look further than the Cracker & Treat Box Dies. While most people focus on the main die which creates the cracker shape, I love this die set for a different reason… all the small sentiment label dies. Today I chose the little squarish tag die which was the perfect size for my sentiment and cut it out.
Then using some Linen Thread I attached the tag to the ribbon loop on the box with a little bow. Just like that my sweet treat box was complete.
While I like making my own boxes from scratch, having them ready to assemble is fun too. What do you think?
RETIRED PRODUCTS – The Simply Classic Treat Boxes used today are retired and only available while stocks last. See the Clearance Rack for this and all the other retired products currently on sale at up to 60%off.