still the holiday season…..(SCAL 1)
Who says you can’t go on celebrating even after Christmas Day? I’ve always liked the idea of unexpected presents, so I just sent a few tonight. (Amazon.com s a wonderful thing.) I thought I’d also deliver a few small surprises to the staff members of a group I currently sing in. That means I get to make more goodies and that is cause enough to celebrate. Of course, I need something to put the stuff in, so here is what I came up with. It is my version of a Harry and David box that contained some delicious chocolate covered fruit. (Note the past tense. Chocolate seldom lasts long in my house.)
As you can see, I incorporated an earlier project into this one, and added a small ribbon wreath to the front of the box. This is the first time I have used this many embellishments on one of my boxes. In addition to the wreath, I used snowflakes (from the Martha Stewart punch) and a double layered doodle tree cut from an svg file. I fastened the wreath with glue dots, just enough to hold it there until the recipient wants to take it off after the goodies have been eaten.
Here is a side view so you can see how it looks.
I think this is the perfect box for some chocolate covered nuts, or perhaps some brittle. I left the circular hole in the front uncovered since I will have a plastic bag inside holding the contents. I used a Velcro closure on the back flap, but you could also use a magnetic closure, or a sticker.
The scorelines are pretty obvious, and you can use the flaps as a guide for these. I would also suggest that you vertically score about two-thirds of the way down the middle of each side panel to make it easier to fold those panels. Also, I scored twice across the top flap, and created a 1/8″ flat surface to make folding easier. If this is not clear, just let me know and I’ll post a photo of the scorelines.
My box measures 3 1/2″ across the front and back, 1 1/2″ deep, and 7″ tall. I made two files in SCAL 1, one with a 2″ circle cutout on the front, and one with no cutout. Here they are.
Annie’s Tall Thin Candy Box with Circle Cutout:
Annie’s Tall Thin Candy Box with Solid Front:
Materials I used:
BOX: Martha Stewart Create double sided paper pad in gray/pewter (one 12″ by 12″ sheet)
TREE: American Crafts Specialty Foil in green
TREE SHADOW: American Crafts Christmas Cardstock in green
SNOWFLAKES: Best Occasions Metallic Paper pack in silver
WREATH: Celebrate It Basic Narrows in red
Pop Dots (mini and medium) for the snowflakes and the tree
Zots (small) for the wreath
Scor-Tape to hold the box together
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
I think I’ll make some of these boxes with different cutouts or decorations on the front for other holidays. Wonder what I can put inside for Valentine’s Day?