Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Versatile Treat box

 Here is a versatile treat box that I made for Christmas treats for my DH co-workers.  This fun box is made from one piece of 8.5 X 11 piece of cardstock, only scored and folded.  NO CUTS!  How great is that?
I decorated the front of my box with the Sizzix Alteration line snowman cut and inked with distress inks.  I used the McGill Alpine snowflake and some Stickles and a SU label punch with sentiment.  Add a button and some baker's twine for a closure and voila.
 Score your 11 inch side at 3/4, 4.5, 6.5 and 10 1/4 inches.  Score the 8.5 inch side at 2 and 6.5 inches.
Fold in all your score lines to get them broken in.  Then open sheet and fold in the 2 and 6.5 inch scores toward the middle and then bring large piece up toward the center while creating a triangle to make pocket.  See picture below, do this for both the larger sides.  This creates the center pocket.  You have a choice to glue the triangles to the box side or leave them free (as you see in the photo).  Most of the time I would glue the triangles to the box front and back to make the box more rigid, but the box is fully functional either way.
As you can see from the photo it fit a good amount of "chocolatey goodness" in each box.
This would be a great box for any occasion and with Valentine's Day coming up, another chocolate holiday, this would be a quick and easy way to share with friends and family.
Thank you  for stopping by and if you want to check out the post where I first found the box head on over to Stamp With Silvey's blog.

1 comment:

  1. What a great treat box, Chere!! I LOVE the idea, and you decorated it beautifully. Great job!!