Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mini Treat Tote Box with Instructions

I have THE most adorable box to show today!  I don't always have a lot of time to look at other blogs, even though I would LOVE to spend the day doing so.  So when another stamper showed this cute tote box at one of our meetings and gave us the link to a video on how to make it, I couldn't wait!
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My club ladies made this little box when we got together last month.  I even supplied the candy to go inside!  (I know - can you believe it?)  These are each made from only a half-sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock and use only two glue dots to hold them together.
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Here is the box that everyone made - semi-side view:
Front view:
Supplies used:  
French Foliage and Mixed Medley stamp sets
Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso dye inks
Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock
1-1/4" Scallop Circle and 3/4" Circle Punches
1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon (in Holiday Catalog) and Linen Thread

Here are the basic instructions:
·         Cut cardstock to 5-1/2” by 8-1/2”
·         Stamp cardstock if desired.
·         Score on the 8-1/2” side at:
o   1-3/4”
o   3-1/2”
o   5”
o   6-3/4”
·         Turn and score on the 5-1/2” side at:
o   1-1/2”
o   4”
·         Fold at score lines toward the center piece.
·         Cut on the thick lines; remove the pieces marked.
o   Note that on ONE END you will cut about ½” off of the two flaps.
·         Punch holes for the handles using the “Small Oval Punch”.
·         Fold up one side at a time with the glue dot piece being the last piece folded over.
·         Add ribbon or other embellishments as desired.
·         Holds at least two “Fun Size” candy bars. 

If you are a visual learner, you can go to Dawn O's blog HERE and watch a video that she did on how to make these.

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Here's the box we made along with another one I did using Orchard Harvest DSP to decorate the side and Seasonal Sayings for the "tag".

Like I said, aren't they adorable?  I know you're going to want to make some too.  And if you're like me, you probably bought some of that Halloween candy when it was half-off after the holiday, so now you have a perfect little box to put a few candy bars in. . .that is, if you can part with any of them.
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Until next time...
 Jayne Stenstrom 
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