What a fun treat box that you can hang on the Christmas Tree as an ornament, or place on the table for a festive treat holder and place card. Because of the coordinating stamps and punch, this goes very quickly, and can use up many of the scraps you cut off to make other projects. It looks great in many different color combinations, whether traditional Christmas red and green, or perhaps a unique lemon-lime and berry burst.
The little boxes will fit 3 Rolos, or 3 Hershey’s kisses (especially the Candy Kisses which are out now and oh so yummy!) Or, it will fit 2-3 starlight mints, and you can make some with the sugar-free version for your local nursing home residents.
All you need is enough card stock for two Everyday Label punchies, I used the whisper white, but you may use whatever color coordinates with your event. The “box” part is made from one 2″ by 6 3/4″ strip of card stock. It is scored the same way for either the vertically oriented image or the horizontally oriented image. The only difference between the two, is which end you start cutting for the top.
With the 2″ side up, score at 1/2″ on both sides. With the 6 3/4″ side up, score at 1/2″, 1 7/8″, 3 3/8″, 4 3/4″ and 6 1/4″. This will give you a 1/2″ tab on each end, and there will be four rectangles that alternate between 1 3/8″ and 1 1/2″ in length. The end with the shorter rectangle is used for the top of the vertical box, and the end with the longer rectangle is used for the horizontal box. Then, the side tabs are glued and stuck to the label as shown, and the rest of the strip is glue to form a box inside the two tabs.
It is hard to explain, but really easy to do. The video walks you through step-by-step.
Next, fill the box with your treats of choice, then tie a ribbon around the box and either tie a bow or a knot on top. If I am doing an ornament, after the first half of the bow/knot, I lay a piece of linen thread across the ribbon, and tie the second half of the bow/knot over it. Then, I tie the two ends of the linen thread together with an overhand knot for the ornament hanger.
There is even a sentiment that can be used on your Thanksgiving table. If I am standing it up on the table, I would cut off that bottom scallop, so it would stand square on the table.
I hope your enjoyed the project, it would be fun for classmates or co-workers, and most likely you have many scraps around that you could use up in the process. If you don’t have the Everyday Label punch, the Lots of Labels framelits have a similar sized shape that would work as well.
Until we meet again, I hope your days are blessed. ~Darby
- Supplies by Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted
- Card stock: various, whisper white, soft sky, cherry cobbler, early espresso, old olive, emerald envy.
- Ribbons: old olive mini-chevron, night of navy crinkled ribbon, pear pizazz shimmer ribbon, burlap ribbon, garden green satin ribbon, lemon-lime twist finely woven ribbon.
- Stamps: Merry Labels, Labels to Love
- Punch: Everyday Label punch
- Inks: cherry cobbler, emerald envy, real red, garden green, lemon-lime twist, berry burst, night of navy, old olive, daffodil delight, always artichoke, pumpkin pie