This time of the year, people are always on the look out for cute projects that are easily and inexpensively made, to had out as those last minute gifts. This treat holder really fits the bill. It was designed to hold Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares, but you could tweak the measurements to hold any treat that you would like to use. It's so quick to put this together using the Scor-Pal! And since we are talking chocolate here - the sentiment stamp from Hampton Art was perfect!
Echo Park Patterned Paper - Very Merry Christmas
Best Creation Glitter Paper
Hambly Screen Prints Transparency
Cheery Lynn Designs Holly Leaves B183
Spellbinders Labels Nineteen
May Arts 377-38-14 Metallic Velvet
Wow Embossing Powder
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Cut (2) red card stock pieces 7" x 6"for the top and bottom of the box. With the 6" side along the top fence, score at 2" and 4". Turn a quarter turn, and score at 2" and 5". Score the top and bottom corner pieces to add a 1/2" tab. e.g. For the upper left corner, score at 1 1/2", only down to the 2" mark. Do this for all four corners and trim away the rest of the corner paper.
Cut decorative paper to cover the box top and bottom:
(5) 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"
(4) 1 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Ink the edges of the patterned papers using the Dark Moss ink. Attach these papers to the box form before you assemble it - that way you can easily punch two holes into the top, to tie your ribbon through. After the holes are punched, assemble the box top and bottom using Scor-tape.
Cut the transparency 9" x 10 1/4". Score at 1 7/8"; 4 3/4"; 6 5/8"; and 9 1/2". Attach the tab using Scor-tape, and slide the sleeve into the box bottom. Add your treats, and top with the lid.
To decorate the box, stamp and emboss the Hampton Art sentiment, using gold embossing powder. Cut using a die cut, and frame the cut with a nesting cut from red glitter paper. Add die cut holly leaves, and red Dew Drops for the holly berries.
Keep a few of these ready throughout the holidays!