Hi friends, its Katie here to welcome you to another Tuesday tutorial. I'm still on a Valentine's Day kick so I've got a box for you that features those yummy Dove Candies. But in all honesty you could make this box into any theme and fill with any treat.
In this first photo I've got 2 layers of chocolates, but you could easily just put in one layer as well. The fit is a tad tighter when the box is full.
So here we go. Of course, I missed a couple of items in my first photo, but you'll see when I add things along the way. Get ready for LOTS of pictures...
Most important items are some sort of die cut machine, the Labels One Nestabilities from Spellbinders, Scoring tool, cardstock and designer paper of choice, adhesive, some sort of button or embellishment, scissors, and a hot glue gun.
You will need to start with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". We will work on the bottom box first. Score at 1" on all 4 sides.
Fold and cut.
Flip your piece over attach 4 pieces of designer paper...I used Bittersweet from Basic Grey.
NOTE: You don't necessarily have to put the designer paper on the sides because we are working on the bottom, but I WASN'T thinking... if you haven't figured it out you'll see what I'm talking about in a bit.
Apply adhesive on the 4 corner flaps and fold up --- Box Bottom
The next step is to create the candy dividers. I just love how these look.
You will need a piece of cardstock measuring 6 3/8" x 3 3/8"
Next, you will need to do some scoring. The measurements are not nice and easy numbers, but the scoring isn't really that bad.
Here are incremental measurements starting from the left moving to the right:
Score in 1 1/8", score an additional 3/4", another 3/4", another 1 1/8", another 3/4", another 3/4"
Or, you can make these score marks with your Scor-pal.
Place the edge of your cardstock at the 1" mark and Score right under the number 2 (this is actually the 2 1/8" mark)
Then move your score mark that you just made to the 3 1/2" mark and score at the 4 1/4" mark. Repeat this last step to get your last score mark. Flip your cardstock to the other side and repeat.
Time to fold...
Flip over and apply the adhesive.
Just lay down into the box bottom.
Add candy to check the fit.
NOTE: if the center is just a tad tight (mine was)... all you have to do is spread your folds apart just slightly.
Now to create the next set of dividers. You will need 2 pieces of cardstock measuring 1 1/2" x 3 3/8"
Score at 3/4" (in half)
Apply adhesive and fold in half.
I placed my divider where I wanted it to be and just snipped slightly at the bottom
I used the middle snip as my center and then angled 2 outside cuts toward the center. Don't go too far up, but this part is adjustable to the way it fits.
Now, just slide these two pieces into the dividers already in place.
Now its time for our decorative bottom and lid.
Unfortunately, the biggest die from the Labels one set wasn't quite large enough, so I opted to make it bigger my way. I essentially created a guide and cut on the outside in order for a bigger piece.
Remember to do 2 - one for the top and one for the bottom.
To create the lid you will need a piece of cardstock slightly larger than your bottom. I usually just increase my measurements by 1/8".
This piece measures 5 5/8" x 5 5/8" and is scored, cut, and put together the same way as the box bottom.
I grabbed the next to the largest die to create the decorative portion for my lid.
Attach the decorative piece to the top of the lid top.
Apply adhesive to both the box lid and bottom. I used my Scor-tape for this part.
Center the box onto the die cuts.
I decided early on that I wanted a "handle" for my lid so I rummaged through my buttons and found this beauty. I placed it on my top and then made a mark where I "thought" the center was.
I then decided to use my hot glue gun to attach my button. I "oozed" my glue onto the lid and then placed my button into the pool of glue. I held it there for a few seconds and then let it cool.
Then I created a cute little card using my scraps to go with my treat box. Isn't that heart button the cutest...I stamped the "LOVE" sentiment with the Imperial Monogram set (the smaller letters)
Some more views...
Pheww... all done. I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
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This is Katie signing off for Clearly iStamp!