Monday, February 18, 2013

Treat Box Tutorial

Hi! Happy Monday!

Did you give your loved ones treats on Valentine’s Day? I did, but I think one should sprinkle our family and friends with love other days too… so here is an easy peasy treat box that is perfect for cookies, candy or whatever. The origin is an old box I got a present in ages ago, it has a perfect size, so I made a template and I’ve used it over and over again. There are other tutorials and templates of boxes like this around in blog land, but I thought I’d share “mine”. :)

Love box 1

This one started out as a white Pugnacious Signature Paper, and I’m amazed every time over what some ink and decorations can do to plain paper…

1. Print the template and cut out. (click on the photo to get “actual size” before printing.

Treat box template
2. Cut along the lines and score along the striped lines.

Box 1
I use white Pugnacious Signature Paper as base, it’s great to make boxes from, it’s sturdy, but not too sturdy which gives good folds and it’s great to use with inks and mists. You can also use cardstock or thick patterned paper.
2. Stamp and ink the box to be.
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I stamped my box with 18th Century Proclamation using a grey ink from Color Box and clear embossing powder. I masked off the parts that will become the bottom to get a clean look. When stamped and embossed, I went over it all with Distress ink Iced Spruce.

Box 3
And to get a shine, I sprayed it all with glimmer mist.

3. Put the box together.

Fold to a square and ad adhesive on the little tab to the left and adhere it to the inside of the box.

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(ok, I was so into the creative process while making my box, I forgot to take photos. So I did a super fast and not very good new one to use for a new photo session…)
Fold the bottom parts like this:
Box 6

No adhesive is necessary. Tuck in the last part in the hole and you’ve got a box.

Box 4

Time to decorate!

Love box 3

Love box 2

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: 18th Century Proclamation, Pictures Framed and Butterfly Set.
Ink: Color box: Grey, Distress ink: Iced Spruce.
Paper: Pugnacious Signature Paper white.
Decorations: Pink satin ribbon, lace, flowers, pearls and glimmer mist.
Adhesive: Kool Tak Foam and The One and Only Tape.


Kristine Reynolds said...

Very pretty!

Unknown said...

Super cute, I love stamping text background stamps onto my gift boxes!

Karen T said...

I love treat boxes- and this one is really special! Thanks for the sharing the template Tesa!