I saw this adorable box demonstrated on Nichole Heady's blog last year and always meant to give it a try. Well, today's the day and it's as easy as it is cute. Plus, these little goodies are up for grabs in my second blog candy giveaway this weekend. Please leave me a comment (how about . . . what's your current favorite Stampin' Up! color?) by midnight on April 6. I'll announce the winner on Monday and ship on Tuesday (Domestic U.S. only, please).
Bring the loose flaps from the corners you just adhered, to the "inside" of the box (creating a side) and fold the remaining two cut corners over the new "sides." Repeat for the bottom half of the box but use 8 3/8" x 8 3/8". You could even try a tad smaller since mine was a bit of a tight fit. TIP: The second half takes less than half the time of the first. It's just a matter of understanding the directions and trying it the first time.
Using Stampin' Up!'s small oval punch and "For You" from Fundamental Phrases (my little black dress of sentiments), I inked Groovy Guava and stamped on Whisper White paper. TIP: I usually stamp sentiments twice when I plan to punch, in case my first punch doesn't line up the way I want. Two chances are better than one :) The Styled Silver Label Holder is an excellent fit for the small oval.
TIP: I placed the sentiment on the box using Stampin' Dimensional so it would fit tight to the label holder. I also find it easier to adhere the sentiment first and then add the label holder and brads. Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon wraps things up along with a quickly punched tag. I used a Crop-A-Dile to set the white eyelet.
The candy bars (one dark and one milk chocolate) are simply wrapped in more Groovy Guava Designer Paper. I stamped the "So Sweet" So Many Scallops flower on Whisper White and punched it out with a Scallop Circle Punch. I had a couple fun orange buttons I added to the top with some silver cord.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
Stamp Sets: Tagger's Dozen, Fundamental Phrases, So Many Scallops (Sale-A-Bration)
Paper: Groovy Guave Designer Series, Whisper White
Ink: Groovy Guava
Cool Tools: Small Tag Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Bone Folder, Crop-A-Dile
The Perfect Touch: Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder (Styled Silver, Occasions Mini), Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Eyelets (White), Silver Cord (not currently available through Stampin' Up!), Non-Stampin' Up! buttons
Inspiration: Splitcoast Limited Supplies Challenge LSC162