Hello again! So what do you think about my treat boxes? I made up a bunch to give to co-workers on Halloween. They hold 6 Hershey's nuggets and were really easy to make! There are alot of these types of templates floating around the internet, but the thing that I especially like about this template is that you are able to make two boxes with attached lid from one 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of cardstock or designer paper. It's an economical pattern, and the glue tabs on the inside of the box are concealed, so it looks really nice when you open it. As you can see, I prefer to have my lid fit into the box so that it's tight and the candy won't fall out. Click here and scroll down for the downloadable PDF template. I suggest printing your template on cardstock so that it can withstand repeated uses.... just trace lightly around it with a pencil and off you go. The template has easy instructions written on it so you will always have it ready for use... I tried doing the PDF here on the blog, but it wasn't turning out like I hoped, so more research on my end is needed. I'm sure it's a simple process, but I am too impatient to dig deep for the answers right now... so while you're looking through my post today, I'll be researching PDF attachments to blogs! Hee hee... Anyhow, here's a close-up shot for you~
Tip to share to speed up the process - I cut my Green Galore cardstock in 1/2 to make (2) pieces at 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches, then traced the template on top and cut out. If you make sure you printed it at 100% size and page scaling is set to "none", you'll see the template fits exactly on this 1/2 sheet of cardstock and saves a little cutting time.
For the box details, I cut Haiku DSP and matted it with Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Then I punched two scallop circles from Lovely Lilac and Pumpkin Pie cardstock and layered them so a bit of the Pumpkin Pie would show. The sentiment circle was punched and mounted on the scallop circles. I made a little tag from ribbon and glued that under the Haiku DSP to make it easy for the recipient to open the box. I hope you are able to give it a try and decorate them to your hearts content! Enjoy, and I'll see you next time!!!
Stamps: Batty for You
Paper: Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Haiku DSP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: certainly celery ribbon, SU punches - scallop circle, 1 3/8 in circle, 1 1/4 in circle