Happy Monday, everyone! For those of you returning after the blog hop…welcome back! I promised further details about the Ghirardelli candy box and here they are. I realized that the black paper used in my original box was difficult to photograph so I made a different box for simplicity. Since I was looking for lighter colors, it seemed like a great time to use the Stampin’ Celebration challenge for this week. Just look at this beautiful picture:
It fits with my project perfectly!! Now the original instructions for this box come from Splitcoaststampers and this tutorial. I have altered some of the dimensions slightly and used my available tools instead. You can click on any picture to see it larger.
Start with a 4 1/4″ by 7 1/8″ piece of Certainly Celery paper. Using my paper cutter, I scored 1″ away from both short sides.
Then I scored at 2″, 3″, 5″ and 6″, using my paper cutter again.
Now you have an end with a long rectangle and one with a short. Use your paper cutter to remove the outer two sections on the short rectangle side. The picture explains it better!
Cut the 1″ score lines and it will look like this:
Add Sticky Strip to the flaps as shown, attaching the little flaps first the then the rectangles so that the flaps folds towards the back.
Once the box is together, I used the corner rounder punch on the flap. Then use a 2″ by 7 1/2″ strip of DSP (I used Tea Party), attaching it around the box with Sticky Strip.
Where I used my Scallop Circle punch with the lady bug on my Blog Hop box, today I decided to use the puffy flower made with the Scallop Circle. Corie over at Creations by Corie has a great tutorial on the flower. I made sure that my bottom layer was not crumpled, however. Using scraps from the Tea Party DSP, I made the flower and secured it together with a 5/16″ white Jumbo Brad. Put dimensionals on the bottom of the Scallop Circle to attach it to the box (using those edge pieces is really useful here).
You can see that 4 pieces of the Ghirardelli chocolate fit in perfectly here. Just tuck the little flaps on the packaging toward the back.
Here are the finished box and the two boxes together.
Thanks for dropping by! Have fun with this little box…it is a cinch to put together!!
This is so cute! What a fun tutorial! Can’t wait to try! Thanks for playing along this week at the Stampin’ Celebration Inspirational Challenge!
Great tutorial Jen! And the box is absolutely adorable. Love the way you layered the flowers from the Tea Party DSP. Thanks so much for joining us for the Stampin’ Celebration Inspiration Challenge this week.
Great little box! Thanks for the tutorial. I’ll have to try this one.
So cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial too! This is a great interpretation of the challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin’ Celebration!